Symbolization: Moses at the Well

Original Entry Date 11/18/2012:

(3/9/2021: For those who do not know, there are many Types throughout the OT of Jesus…people or things that symbolize Christ Jesus. At the end of this entry I will share with you a snippet from symbols book that I love.)
Moses had murdered an Egyptian, unaware that it was known until he tried to break up a fight between two Hebrews. One of the Hebrews called him out on it, and now Moses was greatly afraid.

Exodus 2:15-17 AMP:
“15 When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. Then Moses fled from Pharaoh’s presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water [from the well where Moses was resting] and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
17 Then shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock. “


Moses typifies Christ as He sits by a well..(brings to mind when Jesus was at the well and asked the Samaritan woman to give Him a drink in John 4). The seven daughters perhaps symbolize the seven Spirits of God:

Revelation 5:6 AMP:
6 And there between the throne and the four living creatures (beings) and among the elders of the heavenly Sanhedrin] I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] Who have been sent [on duty far and wide] into all the earth

As they come to water their “flock” the shepherds (in this case false prophets/teachers; those who have a resemblance of Jesus but their works prove otherwise). They come and try to drive the seven daughters and their sheep away but then Moses (a type of Christ) comes to rescue just as Jesus does in our lives by watering His flock; the Living Water. Thank You, Holy Spirit!

(3/9/2021: This is from a book titled “CONNECTIONS, A Guide to Types and Symbols in the Bible – Glen Carpenter”):

4 thoughts on “Symbolization: Moses at the Well

  1. Lina!!!!

    I think you are right – the seven daughters do symbolize the seven eyes=seven spirits of God!

    Moses symbolizes Christ by the well of salvation
    The seven daughters who can draw water — like the Samaritan woman in John 4 who goes back
    and brings others to the well where Jesus “sits” are a type of the Bride of Christ
    =>Like Christ the Lamb the Bride will also have the seven eyes=seven spirits of God!!!!
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    I first noticed that the Bride recognizes the Groom{Jesus-Messiah} at the “Well of Living Waters” in John 4
    Then LOOK!!! This ability to draw water from the “well” and offer a drink plus “water” the livestock or flock
    =>it’s a sign of the Bride of Christ!!!
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    Genesis 24:12-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
    12 And he said, O Lord, God of my master Abraham, I pray You, cause me to meet with good success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
    13 See, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming to draw water.
    14 And let it so be that the girl to whom I say, I pray you, let down your jar that I may drink, and she replies, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also—let her be the one whom You have selected and appointed and indicated for Your servant Isaac [to be a wife to him]; and by it I shall know that You have shown kindness and faithfulness to my master.
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    Song of Solomon 4:12,15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
    12 A garden enclosed and barred is my sister, my [promised] bride—a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
    … 15 You are a fountain [springing up] in a garden, a well of living waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

    => this made me look for scripture that shows the Bride also has these seven eyes=seven spirits of God!
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    Revelation 1:20 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
    20 As to the hidden meaning (the mystery) of the seven stars which you saw on My right hand and the seven lampstands of gold: the seven stars are the seven angels (messengers) of the seven assemblies (churches) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

    =>the seven lampstands together are the Bride which have seven flames=seven eyes=seven spirits of God!
    Zechariah 4 links the vision of the candlestick with seven branches – seven flames to the seven eyes-spirits of God!
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    Revelation 2:1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
    2 To the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Ephesus write: These are the words of Him Who holds the seven stars [which are the messengers of the seven churches] in His right hand, Who goes about among the seven golden lampstands [which are the seven churches]:
    .
    This is beautiful! The seven churches{candlesticks} together-the Bride have seven flames=seven eyes=seven spirits of God and reflect Christ who is pictured in Zechariah 4 as the seven branched golden candlestick
    AND both are “Wells of Living Water”!

    ****Ponder what do the seven stars have to do with the Lampstands – the flames-eyes-spirits of God?

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