Moses – the bridegroom of blood
📌 The Commission :
The Lord commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh and to bring out the Israelites out of Egypt ( Exodus 2:7-10).
📌 The Complain :
Moses put forward his five excuses before the Lord:
1) Who am I to go to Pharaoh ?
2) How to introduce your name ?
3) If they do not believe/ listen to me ?
4) I am not eloquent
5) Send someone else
📌 The Provision :
✍🏽 The Lord has appointed AARON to be Moses’ spokesperson ( 4:14-16)
👨🏻🦯 The Lord gave his staff to Moses ( 4:17)
📌 The Preparation :
✅ Moses took permission from Jethro, his father-in-law (4:18)
✅ He took his wife and two sons with him (4:20a)
✅ The Lord told Moses that all the men who wanted to kill him were dead (4: 19)
✅ The Lord gave him the words to speak to Pharaoh (4:22-23)
✅ The Lord gave him the power to perform miracles. (4:21)
✅ Moses did not forget to take the staff of God in his hand ✒ Exo 4:20b .
✔️ Everything seems to be perfect for Moses to make a move to Egypt but there was one thing which was neglected by Moses and the Lord was very serious about it , and He was about to kill Moses (4:24-26)
📝 In Luke 18 :18-22 Jesus told the Rich Young Ruler , ” You still lack one thing”. What about you and me?
📌 In case of Moses The Covenant of Circumcision was neglected ( Genesis 17: 10-12) .
✅ Zipporah – Moses’ wife quickly took a flint knife and circumcise the boy and associates Moses with the act by touching his feet with the blood from the circumcision . And Zipporah called Moses , ” Surely you are a BRIDEGROOM OF BLOOD to me .” Her words reveals a word of relief and gratitude that her marriage, which was threatened with Moses’ death penalty, is thus renewed. The Lord let Moses live (4:26).
📌 The above incident reminded Moses that there is power in the BLOOD before he entered Egypt.
Moses- the bridegroom of blood has to encounter Pharaoh over and over again with a number of plaque.
The first and the last plaque which was performed by Moses has direct indication with blood :
♦️ Water turning into blood .
♦️ Sacrifice of the Passover lamb .
💕 Beloved, Jesus- the Bridegroom of the church had to shed his precious blood on the Calvary Cross , and bought us with a price .. the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect (1Cor 6:20 ; 1Peter 1:18-19).
📌 In Him we have redemption through his blood , the forgiveness of sins..” Eph 1:7
💫 YES , THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST 🙌
💫 ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD THAT WAS SHED ON THE CALVARY CROSS ❓
When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white ?
Pure and white in the blood of the Lamb ?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright ?
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Glory to God 🙏
✍🏽 Mark Boje, ArP 🇮🇳