Moses, Jesus, and the Cycles of History
“The LORD said to me, ‘They have spoken well. ‘I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. ‘It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him. Deut 18:17-19
Events throughout history happen in cycles, repeating over and over. Sometimes the events happen close together, like the two world wars, and sometimes they take many years to cycle, like with the rising and falling of empires. The cyclic nature of events is true specifically about the Bible. If we want to know what is going to happen from a prophetic point of view, we need to study what happened in the past.
There are striking parallels with Yeshua and Moses’ life. The first starts when the both of them are born and the rulers of the land are having children put to death, in both cases to try to preserve the hides of said rulers. Examine:
Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah; and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” Exodus 1:15-16
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi. Matt 2:16
Another interesting parallel is that Yeshua was hidden in Egypt until it was safe to return to Judea, which is a type of the Exodus in general.
Without the Old Testament there is no New Testament. All those years and prophets and history built up to the one moment in time for Jesus, Yeshua, the Son of God. We can read about it from our Lord himself:
And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers. “They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. “Again he sent them another slave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully. “And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some and killing others. “He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ “But those vine-growers said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!’ “They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. “What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. “Have you not even read this Scripture: ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES’?” And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away. Then they *sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. Mark 12:1-13
Yeshua is telling us, through His Word, about the cycles. What’s astonishing is that the people’s response to being called out for their wickedness never changes, either. When the people had rebelled and Elijah called down fire from heaven, it made Elijah a fugitive in his own land. Jeremiah got thrown into a cistern for his righteousness. My friend has a cistern in his backyard. I tell you here and now that you really don’t want to be tossed into a cistern. Yeshua, after explaining how it was bad for the people to treat the prophets poorly, reacted just the same to Him. They wanted to kill Him and they ultimately got their wish. Fortunately for us all, the Father resurrected His Son so that we may know of The Way of salvation.
The cycles continue. We who are called out of Babylon today, who are not fit to loosen Yeshua’s sandal, discover time and again that the message of repentance is most often met with rebukes. Churches have been teaching lawlessness for hundreds of years now along with conditioning the believers to cherish pagan traditions more than the Gospel itself. What’s astonishing is that at the end of the thousand years, when Satan is loosed, the cycle will happen one last time:
When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:7-10