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”):