TYPES AND SHADOWS HIDDEN IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD OF MOSES
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(Exo 1:22) And Pharaoh charged [Heb: commanded] all his people, saying, Every son [of the Israelites] that is born ye shall cast into the river [the Nile river], and every daughter ye shall save alive.
(Exo 2:1-3) And there went a man of the house of Levi [Heb: attached], and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son [the as yet unnamed Moses, a type and shadow of Jesus Christ and a type and shadow of us]: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child , she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark [Heb: box] [associations: Noah’s ark, ark of the covenant (which we are within) – all held/holds people, in safety] of bulrushes [Heb: the papyrus] [was crushed and made into writing paper, symbolic of the Bible], and daubed [Heb: smeared] it with slime [Dict: thin mud] and with pitch [Heb: asphalt] [Dict: a brown or black tarlike substance], and put the child therein [into the ark]; and she laid it in the flags [Heb: the reeds; especially the papyrus] by the river's brink [Heb: the lip; by implication language: speech, talk, words] [symbolic of the Holy Spirit].
1. goodly = Heb: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, (be in) favour, graciously, joyful, fine, glad, kindly, loving, merry, pleasant, pleasure, precious, prosperity, sweet, wealth, (be) well (favoured).
(Exo 2:4-10) And his [the as yet unnamed Moses’] sister stood afar off, to wit [learn] what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked [with her] along by the river's side; and when she [Pharaoh’s daughter] saw the ark among the flags [Heb: reeds, especially the papyrus], she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she [Pharaoh’s daughter] had opened it [opened the Bible, symbolically], she saw the child [in a sense, we are seeing Jesus (John 1:14) in the Bible]: and, behold, the babe wept [“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)]. And she had compassion on him [i.e., she responded positively to Him], and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse [Heb: to suck; to give milk] the child for thee? And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter [(unknowingly)] said unto her [the real mother], Take this child away [to your home], and nurse it for me [(a miracle)], and I will give thee thy wages [(a miracle “plus”)]. And the woman [the mother of Moses] took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew [“And the child grew and waxed strong in spirit” (Luke 1:80)], and she brought him [the weaned child, after perhaps two or three years of being exposed to and learning the basic Hebrew culture at home] unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son [i.e., academically educated, militarily trained, and in line for the throne of Pharaoh] . And she [Pharaoh’s daughter, a heathen, unbeliever] called his name [named him] Moses [Heb: drawing out (of the water), rescued] : and she said, Because [(she said unknowingly)] I drew him out of the water [(of the Holy Spirit’s doing)].
1. (Heb 11:24-27) By faith Moses, when he was come to years [matured], refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season [Gk: temporary]; Esteeming the reproach of Christ [“he considered the contempt and abuse and shame (borne for) the Christ, the Messiah (who was to come) to be” Amplif. Bible] greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence [restitution] of the reward [i.e., Heaven]. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured [Gk: (was) patient], as seeing him who is invisible [“the invisible God” (Col 1:15)].
2. (Rev 2:17) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh [conquers his own natural man] will I give to eat of the hidden [Gk: concealed (by covering): kept secret] manna [the Word of God], and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. [ref. Rev 3:12].
a. (Psa 78:22-25) Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation: Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna [the Word of God] upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat [Heb: provision] to the full [Heb: satisfaction] [because men are fallen angels and therefore have the ability to eat “angels’ food.” The Word of God (manna) is man’s true food from which our eternal spirit is nurtured and grows].