TYPOLOGY – MOSES 1
The study of the typology of Moses is inspiring. It helps the student to see Jesus in a new fresh and meaningful light.
Abraham was called twice to leave Mesopotamia. The first call was to come out of Babylonia, out of Ur of the Chaldees. He had to say goodbye to the highest culture of the day. He had to come out of a degraded polytheistic milieu.
At Haran he had to say goodbye for a second time. He had to leave his family behind who were not willing to follow him to the Promised Land. This was not easy.
Genesis 12:1,2 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
According to Galatians God made a covenant with Abraham that he would establish Israel as a nation at the time of the Exodus and the giving of the law at Sinai.
Thirty years later God revealed His plan for Abraham’s posterity in more detail:
Genesis 15:13,14 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict (mistreated) them four hundred years. And also that nation, (?)whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Was this prophecy fulfilled? Yes. The very first affliction came when Ishmael began afflicting Isaac. (Genesis 21:9, Galatians 4:29,30 Paul calls it persecution)
The devil studied this prophecy and he everything possible to thwart God’s plan to deliver and establish a nation under a theocratic rule.
As we have seen, the Bible give us a time prophecy for the deliverance of the Israelite slaves. He used Moses to perform the greatest deliverance in ancient times. Moses became a type of Jesus the antitypical Deliverer.
Is there a time prophecy in the Bible predicting the exact time when the Messiah would come to deliver His people? Yes. Daniel 9:25.
Pharaoh Thutmosis I issued a decree to kill baby Moses. Was he successful? No. When God wants to deliver His people no one can stop him.
Was there a death decree when Jesus was born? Yes. Who issued it? Herod the Great. Did he succeed? No. Bible history tells us that when God wants to deliver His people from sin, no one can stop Him.
When Cyrus the great was born king Astyages issued a death decree. Did he succeed? No. He came to Babylon and delivered God’s people from a 70 year long exile.
Isaiah 46:13 I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the Lord Almighty.”
When God wants to deliver His people, no one can stop Him.
Why are these marvellous prophecies and their fulfilment written in the Bible? To tell you and me, that when God wants to deliver us from sin, no one can stop Him.
God really wants to save you. Please allow Him to do it.