Day 89 - Exodus 18

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V. 1-12 Moses married a Gentile wife, named Zipporah. She is sent away, but now returns. (A picture of us believers. We are the Gentile bride of Christ. During the time Israel goes through the tribulation (see your chart) we believers, the church, are away in heaven. But during the millennium, the church and Israel are going to rejoice together that Christ is the Center of all. It will be a day of unspeakable joy to Him, and every part of His joy will awaken a response in the heart of the "Lamb's wife" (the believers) Rev. 19:6-96And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (Revelation 19:6‑9).
V. 13-27 This section is a picture of the Lord's reign during the millennium. In Psa. 72:2-32He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalm 72:2‑3) there is a nice statement about this great time. Everything will be perfectly in order. However, we must not overlook the fact that Moses himself made a mistake in listening to Jethro. It sounded like such good advice, but if God had given Moses the job to do, then God would give him the strength for it.