For decades I’ve been reading the bible and have thought of the story of Moses as not much more than a story of a man of God with great faith.
Boy, was I wrong! There is so much more to the story of Moses that I was missing. In recent years things in the bible have been opening up to me and I’ve been totally amazed. It leads me to this verse:
Daniel 12:4 But though, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
We are now in those days – the end of time. I always took the “knowledge shall increase” part as applying to technology, medicine and science. I still believe that is part of it. The other part is about the Word of God. Knowledge of God’s Word is increasing. Things that never made sense before are making sense now. The eyes of many are being opened. The meanings of the prophecies are opening up.
It’s been brought to my attention that the old and new testaments are more connected than we realized. There are numerous parallels in the bible. I’m going to just focus on Moses for today.
1. When Moses was born, Pharaoh had the male babies under two years old killed. The Pharaoh’s daughter (from Egypt) spared Moses. When Jesus was born the babies under two years old were ordered to be killed. Jesus was kept safe when they fled to Egypt.
2. Moses led the Israelites to a temporary promised land. Jesus is leading us to an eternal inheritance in heaven.
3. Moses fasted 40 days and nights. Jesus fasted 40 days and nights.
4. When Moses stayed up on the mountain, the people started to grumble and ask “How long?” “When will he return?” They are asking the same thing today of Jesus. Why hasn’t he returned? Why is he taking so long?
5. When Moses came down from the mountain, he blew a trumpet. When Jesus returns there will be a trumpet blast.
6. Moses asked who was on the Lord’s side? It will be decided again on Judgement day, when Jesus returns, who is on his side.
7. Moses was a Mediator for the Israelites. Jesus is the Mediator of the New Covenant for all people.
8. Moses was a faithful servant. Jesus is the faithful son.
9. Moses was sent to save the Israelites from the kingdom of Pharoah. Jesus was sent to save us from sin and from slavery from the kingdom of Satan.
10. Moses left the high status of living in Pharaoh’s palace to save the Israelites. Jesus left his place as God’s own Son in heaven to come down to earth as a helpless baby to save us.
11. They couldn’t find the body of Moses. When Jesus rose from the dead, they couldn’t find his body in the tomb.
Wow. Wow. Wow. Moses isn’t just a history lesson or interesting story. He is a foreshadowing of the Messiah that was to come. His story is a parallel to the story of God’s own Son, Jesus. Many of you already know about the parallels, but I only learned of them in recent years, so I’m putting this out there so others can open their eyes and see too.
Do you see a parallel between the story of Jonah and the story of Jesus? It’s there. There are many more. Keep your eyes open for similarities when you read scriptures. Often when I would read prophecies in the Old Testament, I would get confused as to when these things would happen, because it sounded like it would happen in their near future, but it also sounded like prophecies of Jesus first or second coming. Now, it makes sense. Some of these prophecies were for two time periods. Amazing. Simply amazing.
When I write about something that I learned from someone else, I like to give them credit. That’s why I’m posting this link and I highly recommend you watch it. It’s interesting.
AoC network is “Ambassadors of Christ.” This video made me see the parallels of Jesus and Moses. Fascinating. Absolutely fascinating.
John 5:46 “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.”
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms.