Exodus 7:1 A picture of the tribulation

1 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

 

We see many similarities between the events we are about to encounter Exodus 7 and the tribulation account in Revelation.

In the book of Jeremiah, the tribulation is known as “The time of Jacob’s trouble.”

 

Jeremiah 30:

7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

 

This is a time when God will deal with Israel by working to redeem the Jewish nation and judge the world.

God delayed the deliverance of His people in Exodus so that they would learn to cling to him and not the world, but He also delayed because He loved the Egyptian people.

The same is happening now, in that He has delayed the end in order to give mankind plenty of time before judgment.

 

2 Peter 3:

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

In the tribulation, Israel will be afflited and oppressed just like they were in Exodus.

In the tribulation, God will hear and answer their cry just like He did in Exodus.

 

Hosea 5:

 

15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

 

Two witnesses are raised up in Exodus and two witnesses will be raised up in the tribulation.

In both accounts we see water turned to blood, boils, locusts, frogs, darkness, hail, and hardened hearts.

In both accounts we see liberation for Israel and revelation for Egypt, or the world system.

In both we see that the power of God is working for Israel.  The world will see His Power!!!

 

The most interesting type or model that we see happens here in the very first verse:

 

1 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

 

In the Hebrew it reads like this:

“I have made thee a Eliohim to Pharaoh, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy navi.”

 

God was appointing Moses the mediator into the role of the divine being and Aaron was to be his earthly spokesperson.  This is a picture or model of the work of Jesus Christ in that God the Father sent God the Son as His ambassador to the world while John the Baptist was His spokesperson.

 

Jesus tells us that if you see Him, you see the Father:

 

John 14:

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 

John 1:

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 

John 10:

 

30 I and my Father are one.

 

Jesus Christ was sent by the Father and He came willingly to this earth to make a way to the Father that had been broken down.

He was crucified for you, me, and the world, but that is not where the story ends.  He was raised up again from the grave.  He holds the keys to hell and death, and just like the account we are about to look at in Exodus 7 as well as in the future when He returns to this earth, He is bigger than any trial or tribulation that you might find yourself in.

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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