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CORRECTION – MOSES THE SHEPHERD

Before I get started with the post, I want to mention something that I posted in yesterday’s post – This is yesterday’s post – “PRAYER – MOSES THE SHEPHERD AND GOD“.  It was a quote from another website and after thinking about it today and talking to mom and dad about it, well, it is an incorrect statement. Or at the least, I misunderstand totally what they are trying to say. It is from the article “Moses in Egypt, and Moses in Midian” and is from this magazine – “The Christian’s Friend” which is on the website STEM Publishing (Sound Teaching on Electronic Media) Here is the quote…

Moses was an eminent type of the Lord Jesus. And I would just notice, in passing, that they are the only two persons mentioned in Scripture whose course we are able to trace from their birth on to the glory.”

I don’t know if any of you thought about that statement today, but at supper mom and dad and I came up with a few more folks that we can trace from the cradle to the gates of glory. I like to make a correction of any error I have made or find that I have posted. Here is a very short list of a few folks that we thought of:

  1. Isaac
    1. Born – Genesis 21:1-3 – And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.
    2. Dies – Genesis 35:2929 Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man [a]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
  2. Jacob
    1. Born – Genesis 25:26Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob.[a] Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
    2. Dies – Genesis 49:3333 When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
  3. Joseph
    1. Born – Genesis 30:2525 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country.
    2. Dies – Genesis 50:2626 So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
  4. Moses
    1. Born – Exodus 2:1-2 – And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.

There may be more… if you come up with any, let me know and I will make an addition to my correction. I would be interested to know what you think of. I am just not certain what that person meant when he made that statement. But it was a LONG time ago (1874) when the article was written… but if a scholar, he should have known… ???   Anyway, I just wanted to clear that up. Thanks for bearing with me.

With that said and out of the way, I will say this… I am going to take another day to gather my thoughts about Moses’ conversation with God in the Burning Bush. Tomorrow is Sunday and a day of rest. I will put together a post for Monday morning for you and it will be about their conversation and God’s mission for Moses. Thank you for understanding…

Below is a compilation list of some of my favorite songs that I have posted.  I know… I just counted them… 23 of them.  I told you I love music!  Just click on any of the songs to listen.  Thought you might enjoy!

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ROCKS

I do love rocks.  I have all kinds in my front yard around my flower bed and in my yard for stepping stones.  I have purchased some of them but many of them have been picked up along the side of the road or at construction sites.  I have stopped and asked the workers if I could have any left overs.  I have big ones, little ones and all sizes in between.  So I have quite a collection of rocks and I do love them!  Variety is the spice of my yard.

However, there is one “rock” that is a very special rock.  It is the one that covered the entrance to the tomb of my Lord and Savior – Jesus.  John 15:46   46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.”  The rock that was placed over the entrance was probably like the one in the picture.  It was rolled in place by more than one man because of its size.  So, were they trying to keep Jesus in the tomb or others out?  It is really irrelevant because no rock or anything else could hold Him in that tomb!  Jesus defeated death – see Acts 2:24!  God raised Him from the dead!

It was the custom to wrap the dead in linen.  John 19:40 – “40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.”  Another wonderful part of all of this is the linen cloth that they wrapped His head inJohn 20:7 “…and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself,  This is not a passing comment that was just added to the scripture.  The Jewish tradition at that time was this… The head of the household, when they left the dining table, would either crumple up his napkin, signifying that he was finished and the servants could then clean his place or he would fold it neatly, signifying that he was not finished and he would be back.   
TNAPKINhis is a BIG deal!  Jesus’ friends that found the empty tomb that day also saw the message He left them!  “I will be back!” And Praise God He will be!

All of this is just a part of the entire story of Jesus death on the cross, His burial and His resurrection!  It would do us all good to read this story again and understand and let it sink deep into our souls.  Jesus went through horrible torture and He gave up His life on that cross for you and me!  He was buried and on the third day AROSE!  He defeated hell and death!  He did all of this so we would not have to taste death!  Yes, maybe the death of this body here on earth but not an eternity separated from Him.  We can have eternal life if we believe in Jesus and accept Him as our personal Savior.  Jesus loves you and wants to spenHE IS RISENd eternity with you in Heaven!  Thank God that He made a way for you to do that!

If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior I am thrilled for you!  If you have not, seek Him today!  You can email me, or talk to someone at your church or a Christian friend.  Find out what Easter really means!  Have it come alive in your heart and soul!  It changes your entire life!   Listen to the song below.  It tells the story!

In His Joy!

Leah L. Adams

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’

Romans 15:12-14