Moses Two Signs
God spoke to Moses from the burning bush and told him to go back to Egypt and deliver his people from their bondage and take them to the Promised Land. Moses asked God, “What if they do not believe me?” God told him to throw his staff down. When he did, it became a serpent. God told Moses to take it by the tail. When he did, it became a staff again. Then God told Moses to put his hand in his bosom and take it back out. When he did, it came out of his bosom leprous, as white as snow. God told him to put it back in his bosom and take it back out again. When he did, it was restored whole. God told Moses if they do not believe these two signs then take some water from the river and pour it out on dry land and it will become blood. These three things God instructed Moses to do are all pictures of the cross. When Moses was before Pharaoh he threw his staff down and it became a serpent. Pharaoh’s magicians threw down their staffs and they became serpents. Moses’ serpent swallowed up the magicians serpents. Jesus compared himself to the serpent on the pole. The staff of Moses is a picture of the cross. Jesus became a serpent on the cross. A serpent is a picture of sin. Moses’ serpent swallowed Pharaoh’s serpents. This is a picture of Jesus bearing or swallowing up the sins of the whole world. All who believe that Jesus bore their sins on the cross are healed and receive eternal life. Moses putting his hand in his bosom is a picture of the two covenants. The first time Moses put his hand in his bosom is a picture of the Old Testament. It’s a picture of having a relationship with God through the Law, in your own strength and your own righteousness. When he took his hand out it was leprous. Leprosy is a curse under the Law of Moses. All who try to have a relationship with God under the Old Covenant Law of Moses will be cursed. When Moses put his hand in his bosom the second time is a picture of Jesus becoming sin and dying on the cross. When he pulled his hand back out it was healed and restore. When we believe the gospel Jesus bears our sins and we are cleansed and restored back to God. The river is a picture of the life of God. The dry ground is a picture of fallen man, cursed for the sin that lives in him. This is a picture of the cross. Jesus is the life of God. He gave his life for sinful man. His blood was shed redeeming man from their sins and reconciling them to God. These signs are all pictures of Jesus redeeming man at the cross. Jesus swallowed up all your sins. He cleansed you from the curse of sickness and disease. He gave his life redeeming you. His blood was shed and it testifies before God that your sins have been paid in full by his death on the cross. All who will believe this gospel, the power of God unto salvation will be revealed to them. They will be forgiven from all their sins and healed from all their sicknesses and diseases. If you will believe this gospel in your heart and then confess this gospel with your mouth the power of God will save you and heal you.
Father I thank you for painting me pictures of my redemption, so that, I can see and believe it. I thank you for bearing my sin and the judgment for my sin. I thank you for shedding your precious blood for me.
Jesus bore my sins and redeemed me from every lawless deed. Jesus bore the judgment for my sins and redeemed me from every sickness, disease and all pain. Jesus’ blood testifies before the Father that I am the redeemed of the Lord. I receive my forgiveness and my healing in Jesus’ name.