God called Abram out of the Ur of the Chaldees when he was worshipping idols, to get out of his country, family and move to the land of Canaan. God promised to bless him, and make his name great and that through him all the families of the earth would be blessed. Abram obeyed and went with his wife and nephew, Lot. At that time the gene pool of the earth, including Abram and his family, was polluted and corrupted.
In order to birth a new and pure seed through which the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ, would come, God sent Melchizedek to Abram with bread and wine. Melchizedek was the king of righteousness and the king of peace. Abram took the bread and the wine, and gave a voluntary tithe to Melchizedek. The true meaning of the bread and the wine was not revealed until Jesus Christ lifted the bread and wine and said, ‘This is my body, this is my blood, do this in
remembrance of me.’
In accordance with the covenant between Abram and Jehovah, 70 descendants of Abraham went to live in Egypt at the time when Joseph was the governor of Egypt. They lived there for over 200 years and prospered and multiplied. Then another Pharaoh came and put the Hebrews in bitter bondage. It was at that time that Moses was born of Hebrew slaves. He was adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh and educated in Egypt but he run away to Midian for fear of his life when he killed an Egyptian. Jehovah met Moses and sent him back to Egypt to deliver his people from the bitter bondage. Pharaoh initially refused to let the children of Israel go but God sent plagues upon Egypt until Pharaoh released the children of Israel.
Under Moses’ leadership, the children of Israel, passed through the Red sea, through the wilderness and finally stood before Jehovah God at Mount Sinai. Jehovah proposed a ‘marriage covenant’ with them. When the children of Israel accepted the proposal, God came down in His glory on Mount Sinai and gave them the marriage contract, which is referred to as the Ten Commandments.
God called Moses unto Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights, to receive the tablets on which God had written the Ten commandments. The Ten Commandments represented God’s image, likeness and righteousness, which would transform the children of Israel into a special inherited people of God and a holy nation. On the 39 th day, the children of Israel made a golden calf, sacrificed to it and worshipped it. They broke their covenant with God, the Ten
Commandments, and chose another god, Baal, whose image and likeness, they would like to represent. God was angry and wanted to destroy the children of Israel but Moses interceded to overturn the anger of God. On the 40 th day, Moses came down from Mount Sinai to meet a different culture, the culture of the golden calf generation. When he saw the golden calf, the singing and the dancing before the golden calf, his own anger flared up. He cast out the tablets and
broke them at the foot of Mount Sinai.
The Bible pictured Moses as a type of the Mediator and the Redeemer and Mount Sinai as a type of heaven where God
lived. The coming down of Moses from Mount Sinai therefore paints a picture of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Moses came down the mountain to meet the culture of the golden calf generation. That culture had turned away from Jehovah to worship and serve Baal, the Canaanite god of fertility. At the feet of the golden calf generation, the two tablets of the Ten Commandments were broken into pieces.
This is a prophetic picture that when Jesus Christ returns to the earth, He is also going to meet a culture of the golden calf generation. This generation will be people who have turned away from God to worship Baal. Its culture and conduct will take the form of that of Baal worshippers. This book explores the golden calf generation and also takes a cursory look at our present civilisation. It seems to the writer that our civilisation is fast turning away from God and becoming more and more secularised. Our world has turned unknowingly to Baalism and the Ten Commandments, which represents the image, and the righteousness of God lay broken and trampled underfoot in many countries. The golden calf generation has already begun. This should give us a prophetic indication and a warning that the second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent and very close.