MOSES WAS A CONSUMING FIRE.
MOSES LEARNED, THEN HE SERVED AS GOD’S LIGHT TO THE WORLD,
(John 9:4,5) I must work the works of him that sent
me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As
long as I am in the world [Gk: kosmos; “cosmos” (universe)] [the
universe is in darkness], I am the light of the world [Gk:
kosmos; “cosmos” (universe)].
light = Gk: phos; (to shine or make manifest, espec. by rays);
(Heb 12:29) For our God is a consuming fire [Deut 4:24;
(John 8:12) Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall
not walk in darkness [“and darkness was upon the face of the deep”
Gen 1:2], but shall have the light of life [eternal].
darkness = Heb: the dark; hence (lit.) darkness; fig. misery,
destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:--dark (-ness), night,
obscurity /// to be dark (as withholding light); to darken:--be
black, be (make) dark, darken, cause darkness, be dim, hide.
(Psa 18:28) For thou wilt light [Heb: kindle, set on fire]
my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten [Heb: illuminate: cause
to shine] my darkness.
(Mat 5:14) Ye are the light of the world.
A city [an assembly of people] that is set on an hill
[elevated – by whom?] cannot be hid [Gk: to conceal (by
covering):--hide (self), kept secret].
TEACHING FROM THE SHIP SITTING UPON THE SEA
(Mark 4:21,22) And he said unto them [the
“great multitude” gathered “by the sea on the land” Mark 4:1],
Is a candle [Gk: a portable lamp or other illuminator] brought to
be put under a bushel [basket], or under a bed? and
not to be set on a candlestick [Gk: a lamp-stand]? For
there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither
was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
(Mark 4:23) If any man have ears to hear
[Gk: understand], let him hear.
(Mark 4:24,25) And he said unto them, Take
heed what ye hear: with what measure [Gk: limited
portion] ye mete [Gk: measure (i.e. ascertain in size
by a fixed standard); fig. to estimate], it shall be measured to
you: and unto you that hear [Gk: understand]
shall more [understanding] be given. For he that
hath [understanding], to him shall be given
[more understanding]: and he that hath not
[understanding], from him shall be taken even that which he hath
[i.e. from “stony ground” inhabitants “which for a while believe, and in
time of temptation fall away” Luke 8:13].
(Mark 4:26-29) And he said, So is the kingdom of
God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground [“in his
heart” Mat 13:19]; And should sleep, and rise night and
day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
For the earth [symbolically, a man’s heart] bringeth forth fruit
of herself [Gk: automatically] [“by itself” NKJV]; first the
blade [stalk], then the ear [head], after that
the full corn [kernel] in the ear. But when the fruit
is brought forth [is ripe], immediately he putteth in
the sickle, because the harvest is come.
(Phil 1:6) Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day
of [the return of] Jesus Christ:
(Phil 2:13) For it is God which worketh in you both to will
and to do of his good pleasure.
Commentary: The three divisions of growth are analogous to
“childhood, adolescence, and maturity.” Moses died at the age of 120 years.
The first 40 years of Moses’ life was spent serving Pharaoh in Egypt
learning the ways of the Pharaoh and the world. The second 40
years of Moses’ life was spent serving Laban in the wilderness
learning the ways of Laban and his sheep. The third 40 years of
Moses’ life was spent serving God learning the ways of God
and His people. Moses transformation-transitioned God’s
people from this world into heaven utilizing what he had learned in Egypt,
the wilderness, and from God. Then Moses himself was harvested at 120 years
old (maturity) for eternal service in the Kingdom of God. First he
learned, then he served.
(Mark 4:30-32) And he said, Whereunto shall we
liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we
compare it? It is like a grain of mustard [Gk: to hurt,
i.e. sting] seed, which, when it is sown in the earth [of your
heart], is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when
it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs
[religions] [“reaching a height of ten to twelve feet” The Nelson
Study Bible], and shooteth out great branches
[Christian denominations]; so that the fowls of the air
[devils, demons, unclean spirits, fallen angels] may lodge under the
shadow of it.
(Mark 4:33,34) And with many such parables
[speaking in tongues] spake he the word [Gk: logos]
unto them [the “great multitude”], as they were able to
hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and
when they were alone, he expounded [Gk: to solve further, i.e.
(fig.) explained] all things [interpretated the tongue]
to his disciples.
(1 Cor 12:10) To another the working of miracles; to another
prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers
[many] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation