Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh are all actors in a play. Exodus 7
Paul the Apostle wrote this to the believers in his day. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became an adult, I put away childish things.” He was talking about the Old Testament Law and our conversion to The New Testament realities of the life in the spirit of being “in Christ” as a way to fulfill the Old Testament Law and the prophets. Even as Paul said that “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (meaning The Mosaic Law) showing us the demarcation line between the two Testaments, Covenants and their respective Kingdoms. An Earthen one made of earthen brick verses The Heavenly made up of “Living Stones built up a habitation of God in the Spirit”.
If you remember in the wilderness wandering with Moses, the Israelite’s were called “children” some 1200 times. Instead of having scripture in written form like we have, they put on plays on Feast Days or dress rehearsals and walked them out over and over for their learning.
This they passed on to us NOT for amusement, but as lessons for them and us to learn certain Eternal truths that the law culture only mimicked with visual toys and play things to learn of invisible realities and, Eternal truths “fulfilled in Christ”. These are for us who are “in Christ now”! If you have put off the deeds of the flesh.
The book of The Exodus instructs us in picture form what the ceremony of “Baptism” accomplishes NOT in their 40 years but in the events preceding and up to the crossover of The Red Sea. These are for us using visible things to teach us invisible realities “in Christ”.
That once you’ve learned the lesson and passed the test, you move on the next set of toys and tests till you learn that lesson too, until you reach “the fullness of Christ “. As it says in Hebrews, let us therefor move on to perfection not laying again the same foundations of dead works towards God”.
Let’s look at our first act in this play here in Exodus 7.
ACT 1. BAPTISM, THE FIRST ACT OF DELIVERANCE.
So God said to Moses: “See, I have made you (to act like a) God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall (play the part of the mouth piece as) your prophet. 2 You shall speak all that I command you (as being God like Me). And Aaron your brother (as the prophet) shall tell Pharaoh the evil villain) to send the children of Israel out of his land (where they were in hard bondage) 3 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart (portraying the god of this age), and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt (that symbolizes the world). 4 But Pharaoh is NOT going to listen to you, so that I may lay My (invisible) hand on Egypt and bring My [a]armies, My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt (of hard bondage) by great judgments. 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I AM that I AM, when I stretch out My (invisible) hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.”
This Act 1 in the play was seen with the Israelite’s in their huts for the night with the blood of the lamb applied over their door posts, for the angel of death to then pass over them. (think of Feast Days here and The Passover Celebration and this symbolism of your baptism).
It is here that they were instructed to “eat their pass over lamb in haste” (meaning that the baptism wasn’t a long drawn out process or a lifestyle but an event. That to overcome Satan sin and death was accomplished with your Baptism as portrayed here. But the gift was in a completed form, and gifted to us and retroactive from that moment on.
That they were to assemble themselves, to take their trophies of “”great wealth” and cross the Red Sea where all of their enemies would be drowned to death in that water, to never need to be dealt with ever again… If you can receive it. For the New Testament fulfillment of this read Colossians 2.11-15
The lesson here for us is that with this one act of faith, of believing something invisible (by Gods written promises) and out of view to the carnal senses, as are all of Gods gifts to us. This then being the reason for parables and stories, is for us to fully understand the gift from God to us from His Only Begotten Son, that “whosoever believes in Him in this way, shall not perish but have everlasting life” from that moment you learn from those Plays.
This is why they were called children, so that receiving these things as facts or truths in the spirit of the mind, we can put away these “childhood toys” to experience the real deal of life in the spirit of our minds. In this way you have been provided a new world view, a Heavenly one.
Unfortunately for many, they get stuck in the plays and the patterns and don’t understand the teaching from Galatians that “Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.
So it is the slaves who are those stuck serving the law, they can’t have these because they cannot transfigure into the new. So are you a servant or an heir? If you are doing the feasts without learning, thinking that you are pleasing God, you are wrong. That is why the whole generation with Moses died in the wilderness except Joshua and Caleb.
It is because Moses name means “one drawn out of water”, like at a baptism and to double stamp the meaning of this parable, that Moses who was put in a small Ark as a baby, to be pulled out after the danger passed, then to be raised by Pharaohs daughter, is you learning these while you are a sojourner and a pilgrim on Earth but for an Eternal purpose.
Now you can understand the purpose for the book of Exodus (meaning to exit the old way of thinking) and the opening act in the play was just that, a play of words with silly play things. And again “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became an adult, I put away childish things”. This is how you do it.
That is where they crossed over from death to life. Where in the next big act with Joshua whose name means the deliverer and savior and where people get the name Jesus from as used in The New Testament. This Joshua would lead Gods people in a visible way with toys in this play (of words), to understand the Christ and deliverer of the New Will and Testament as our commander and Chief of the armies of God.
END OF ACT 1 AND THE INTRODUCTION TO ACT 2
Moses, the prophets and company portrayed the Old Covenant, while Joshua or Yashuah that many today call Jesus, portrays the New Covenant Christ and Savior. And because Joshua and Jesus are both names that are translated from the same Greek and Hebrew word Yashuah, from Strongs Concordance number H3091 it should be easy to understand the pictures and the players in the next series of acts in this play from The Book of Joshua as described here is where he is playing the part of The Savior.
Joshua chapter 5. and The Holy Sandals.
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua/Jesus (same word) was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him (think of Joshua as looking at Christ in a mirror) with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army God I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.”
If you remember the last place that was described as “Holy ground” was where Moses was instructed to take off his sandals because he too was standing on Holy ground. Meaning that both of these pictures, one with Moses and the other with Joshua, were both giving in picture form for us, to put into a play (as childhood toys) to the Israelite’s, for them to learn Heavenly realities with the lessons they walked out in their real lives as actors in a play and passed on to us in picture play form for our learning and benefit.
And the proof that these toys were part of a play, is that like with Moses and Joshua were cautioned about “the place where you stand is Holy Ground” where Moses was instructed to take off his sandals, there is another account of such Holy sandals with the last Old Testament prophet called John the Baptist. You see He experienced the sandals in a different way. Instead of the ground being Holy, this time the Holiness was in the sandals. For you see he said “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit [a]and fire.”
The lesson here is that with Moses the sandals were the insulation between the picture play place for Holy Ground and for Joshua the commander of the Israelite’s, the Holiness was found in The Commander and Chief of Gods Army. But the most miraculous and awesome thing about the testimony of John the Baptist about The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” whose Sandal straps that John was not worthy to loose, was that in this case the Holiness was wearing the sandals.
If you could just stop here for one moment and think about this. Revel and Glory in this because Moses and Joshua experienced Act 1 and Act 2 of a play that carried out all the way to the time of David, who also was the commander and chief of God’s Army, but he was also The High Priest who brought the Ark of The Covent on a New Cart where if a man touched it he dies as did Uzzah for reaching out his hand to help the cart because he thought it too feeble for the rocky road. So God smote him for his arrogance and for not knowing who would save whom and how.
So it was David who after taking all of the articles of faith up on top of Mt Zion to expire them to not need to be used EVER AGAIN in a play like fashion because the play was over.
We know this because when David and his men had taken up to Mt Zion The City of Daved and expired the visible articles of faith in this way, he then took off ALL his clothes and danced unabashedly and naked in the city square in a joyous fashion that sparked a disdain and a jealousy from his earthen wife. As scripture is written here “ And David said unto Michal (his queen and wife), It was before God, who chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of God, over Israel: therefore will I (be like an actor in a) play before the Almighty God.
For David had dance naked, meaning uncovered, unvailed, naked, exposed and fully “revealed”, which is where we get the word “Apocalypse” and “Revelation” as in the Book Of The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, not so much that He Christ is naked, but open and exposed in our thinking through the Word of God, because “In the Beginning was The Word, The Word was with God, and The Word was God”. So when we consume The Word of God in this way, we become “godly” meaning like our Father which is the purpose for “The Gospel once and for ALL delivered to the Saints” as our only means and methods of doing so.
And if you can understand that the Book of The Revelation was NOT about mourning, death destruction and woes, no that was the side show to distract the disingenuous onlookers. Like the spies who were looking in the valley’s with Ahab for Elijah, or the 2 spies who were sent out another way by Rehab. They were disingenuous and undeserving of these insights.
You see “The Revelation of Jesus Christ was about a full exposure. And that exposure is NOT for the disingenuous, because The Bride of Christ is the hidden Counterpart of Christ called “Heavenly Jerusalem” the Mother of the elect and Godly offspring of our Heavenly Father. If this were not true, She would not have been the Grand Finally and closing act in the book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, being a play on words for the one who “in the beginning was the Word, The Word was with God and The Word Was God, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever!
THE LAST ACT OF THE PLAY.
So David portrayed the final act in the play on words and closing of the curtains on that stage. But we get what the Play only portrayed outside, inside of ourselves as receiving the Bonified Original The Grand Finally, not as the end of the play of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, for that too was just a play on words of sounds like, looks like, but not really like because it is light years advanced in purpose as well as composition and design as “The Kingdom prepared from The foundations of the world. Yes Heavenly Jerusalem “The Mother of us all” (Galatians 4.26) is a completed city that is only under construction in your thinking. She gets built up in The Spirit of your minds.
These plays were only broken down in concept while the real ones Eternal in the Heavens, were never taken out of their place. They were never brought to earth to need to be returned to their position but await our arrival, not in a way with physical means but as you accept these truths in the spirit of your minds. This is “The Kingdom Prepared from the foundations of the World. And if Christ is in you and you are in Him as scripture implies, then maybe you should think of your own sandals or shoes as being an insulation between you and the world as being encapsulated in the love and safety of our Heavenly Father. If you remember when Jesus washed the disciples feet that Peter said. Wash all of me. Then Christ said if you’ve had your feet washed, you are completely clean, John 13.10.
This is our sanctification of God. And if all things things are in Christ, and you are in Christ, now you have them too because “old things HAVE past away, behold all things are new and all things ARE from God” our Heavenly Father,,, That is if you’ve quit looking outside for something you have within, then the Old Testament concepts are all expired and shelved because you put away the toys that only portrayed the real.
This is why The Kingdom of God is at hand” . But only to the renewed in the spirit, mind of faith.
Just as John the apostle was in a Hellish place called The Island of Patmos, and also “In The Spirit on The Lord’s Day for The Revelation of Jesus Christ”? So are we! Because wherever we are…
The Kingdom of God is at hand!