Jesus in Exodus: Established & Enriched
Moses typifies Christ as the deliverer of God’s people from the bondage of Egypt in many ways:
1 Both were born at a time when Israel was under foreign domination (Moses – Egyptian bondage & Jesus – Roman bondage)
2 Both had rulers that tried to kill them shortly after their births
3 Both spent time in the wilderness before answering God’s call
4 Both dealt with people who hardened their hearts
5 Both were shepherds
6 Both fasted for 40 days
7 Both did miracles
8 Both fed hungry people in a wilderness
9 Both were prophets, priests and kings.
10 Both died and bodies missing.
Once Moses leads God’s people out of Egypt God establishes them by giving them the Ten Commandments and the commission to build the tabernacle, the expression of God’s presence in the earth.
Jesus is the manna from heaven. Jesus is the rock that gave water.
Jesus is the Ark of the Covenant and its design reveals something interesting as it typifies Christ. This is a box made of wood but the inside is gold and the outside is gold. In essence it is three layers with the middle layer being wood. This is an expression of the trinity as Jesus is born of this world but part of the trinity of God.
Ex 25:10-11 "Have them make a chest of wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out… NIV
Passover became an annual Feast celebrating God’s deliverance from Egypt:
Exod 12:21 Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb.
Ex 12:22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe…
The hyssop was used to apply the blood to the sides and the top of the door. Blood would have ran down the sides of the door frames but would have dripped from the top to the ground forming the shape of a cross. This is what protected the lives of the firstborn in every household the night of the Passover.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread begins as Passover ends. Jews would take the “first fruits” of their grain to the Temple as a sacrifice. In doing this they were offering all they had trusting Him for a harvest.
This is when Jesus was buried - planted in the ground as he described in the parable of the seed John 12.
Jesus “last supper” was the Passover meal where he revealed that the meal was the expression of his body and his blood of the New Covenant, which had been foretold by Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah.
Jesus took the unleavened bread, broke it, and said that it represented His body. Then He took the cup of wine, which would have been the third cup of the Seder - the cup of redemption. He said that it was the new covenant in His blood "poured out for you.
Exod 12:3-4 Tell the whole community of Israel…each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household…You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. (NIV)
Each man was to take the responsibility to bring Christ to his home. This wasn’t Pastor Moses’ responsibility. Each person will eat. We each must make the decision to receive Christ.
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The Holy Spirit
Also in light of Pentecost Sunday it's so important following our introduction to salvation and faith in Christ that we learn more about the Holy Spirit. Being empowered as followers of Christ is essential for fruitful Christian living. Take the time to watch this teaching on the Holy Spirit and consider how God is wanting to empower you as a son or daughter in His family.
You can also visit destinychristian.com/holyspirit to view this session.