What are Moses’ miraculous signs? how after though, God wanted to kill him? how could his wife save him? and what are the similarities between him and Jesus?
(Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice.) (EXODUS 4:1)
Thus, after becoming experienced, Moses expected that his people might not believe him so, simply asked God what to do?
(So, the Lord said to him, “What ‘s that in your hand?” He said a “rod.” And He said, “Cast it in the ground.” So, he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (And he reached out his hand and caught it and it became a rod.) (EXODUS 4:2-4)
Thus, God chose a rod to be an instrument for Moses to lead his people with not a golden scepter. It is most probably that God chose a rod to inform Moses that in his old age a simple rod in the Hand of God is much stronger than the greatest armies.
Saint Ephrem the Syrian says: “the rod denotes to the cross, to reveal the miracles of God, and to be a crutch to believers to defeat Devil with.”
Furthermore, the conversion of the rod into a serpent reveals the real power of God upon His creatures and its natures.
(Furthermore, the Lord said to him, “Put your hand in your bosom.” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous. And He said, “Put your hand in your bosom again.” So, he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh.) (EXODUS 4:6-7)
Thus, this second miracle reveals the power of God upon diseases since, it is well known that the leprous disease is healed only by God.
(And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land.) (EXODUS 4:9)
Thus, God gave Moses a third miracle to reveal that the water that denotes to our weak flesh nature can be converted by Him to the real life; that’s the life through the blood of Jesus Christ.
(Then Moses said to the Lord, “O My Lord, I was not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant, but I’m slow of speech and slow of tongue.”) (EXODUS 4:10)
Here, it appears the modest of Moses and the great fear for the responsibility upon his shoulders. So, every servant for God’s word should be the same as him, until that, God gives us the grace and power to succeed in doing our service.
(And the Lord said to Moses, “Go return to Egypt, for all the men who sought your life are dead.) (EXODUS 4:19)
Dear reader be observant, the same happened to Joseph the carpenter, when, the angel appeared to him and asked him to return to Israel cause those who asked to kill Jesus have been died.
(And it came to pass on the way, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him, Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me”.) (EXOSUS 4:24-25)
It seems that during these happenings, Moses neglected circumcising his son, which was a sign for the covenant between God and Abraham, what made God moving so fast not to kill Moses but to warn him for not obeying his orders.
So, God moved his wife Zipporah faster to save her husband, what made her behaved sharply by a sharp stone to cut off the foreskin of her son and casting it at Moses.
Also, observe dear reader again this accident denotes to, the blood of Jesus at the cross who is the real celestial bridegroom for our hearts and our minds.
Tawfik, S. (2022). Moses’s great message. www.orthodox-beliefs.com
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
References: -1- Moses, the great in Prophets. For Father Priest Dawoud Lamie.
Reference 2- EXODUS AND LEVITICUS – (Second part from Saint Mark church Encyclopedia)