Today we begin Exodus Chapter Seven.
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“And YHVH said to Moses, “See, I have set you as an ELOHIM to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet.”-Exodus 7:1
Okay, this is it folks!
The momentous event you’ve all been waiting for!
Round One of the Battle of the Gods.
So grab your drinks and popcorn and hop into your ringside seat.
Oh, and fasten your seat belts ’cause things are about to get hot and heavy.
In Corner A, we have the God of Israel.
His Name is YHVH and He will be represented by Moses and his brother Aaron.
In Corner B, we have the gods of Egypt represented by Pharaoh (who also thinks he’s a god by the way, what a delusional man!).
From this point forward, I want you to pay close attention to how Moses behaves in his interactions with Pharaoh and how he is directed by the Lord.
The reason is because Moses is a shadow of Yeshua’s ministry.
The relationship between Yeshua and the Lord is patterned after the relationship between Moses and the Lord.
Remember in all of Scripture and in all of history, THERE ARE ONLY TWO MEDIATORS: Moses and Yeshua.
I think one of the great challenges believers have is understanding Yeshua’s relationship with the Father.
How is it that He was a man and yet also God in human flesh?
Well, understanding Moses’s and Aaron’s relationship with each other and with God will shed much light on this profound mystery.
We are given a hint of how this relationship works in verse 1 of Exodus 7.
“See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.”
God is telling Moses that he has made him like an ELOHIM (a god) to pharaoh.
Remember ELOHIM is the generic Hebrew word for “god” and can refer to both YHVH or the pagan gods of other nations depending on the context.
So the Father established Moses as the divine Mediator between Himself and Pharaoh.
And Aaron was established as the “earthly spokesman” or PROPHET for Moses.
The Hebrew word for “prophet” is NAVI.
This is a new Hebrew word that you should definitely know moving forward.
Do you see the pattern with the New Testament?
The Father puts Yeshua in the role of God, representing Himself.
And the prophet or earthly spokesman who paved the way for Yeshua’s coming was John the Baptist.
CONNECTING THIS TEACHING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
In those days John the Baptist came,
preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.