Exodus: A Parallel for the End Times: #1
This morning as we walked into church I was inspired to write a series of articles on how Exodus is an example or parallel to the end times – how God protects His people and will one day soon deliver us home to the Promised Land.
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To begin, let’s look at how Moses was a type of Christ. A “type of Christ” means that there are significant similarities between the life of Moses and the life of Jesus Christ.
- Pharaoh tried to kill Moses as a baby: Exodus 1:22
- King Herod tried to kill baby Jesus: Matthew 2:16
- Moses was raised in Egypt by the Pharaoh’s daughter to save his life: Exodus 2:3-4
- Jesus and his parents fled to Egypt to preserve His life: Matthew 2:13-15
- Moses went from being a prince of Egypt to a pauper: Exodus 2:15-19
- Jesus went from being God to being man: John 1:1-3; Mark 6:3
- Moses became a shepherd: Exodus 3:1
- Jesus is the Good Shepherd: John 10:11
- Moses’ mission was to redeem Israel from slavery to Egypt
- Jesus’ mission is to redeem mankind from slavery to sin
- Moses was often rejected by his own people
- Jesus was often rejected by His own people
- Moses spent 40 days fasting on the mountain: 24:18;34:28
- Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert wilderness: Matthew 4:2
- Moses offered his life for the salvation of his people after the sin of the Golden Calf: Exodus 32:33-33
- Jesus offered His life for the salvation of the world: Isaiah 53:12; Romans 5:12; 6:10; 2 Corinthians 5:15-21; Colossians 1:19-20; 2:14-15; 1 John 1:7; 2:2; etc.
There are probably other parallels that I have not listed. Which ones do you see? Let me know!
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I believe this will be an exciting and thought provoking study. I hope you will join me next week!