The One Drawn From The River

Length: 4 minutes

Matthew 1:18 (KJV)  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Ok, before we get into this article we need to define a few symbolic words. These are words that are clearly, biblically defined. With a few more articles I could substantiate the meaning of these words in-depth, but due to length constraints, you will have to remember these symbolic words from past messages.

Make sure you understand these loose definitions. They will be important:

Israel = Heaven (Gal. 4:26).

Hebrew or Jew = Someone of Heaven.

Egypt = Earthly, gentile (loose definition)

Egyptian = Someone earthly

River/Water = commonly used for “the manifestation of the Holy Spirit” (John 7:38).

Ark/Vessel = commonly used for “body” (2 Cor. 4:7).

Got it? Alright, we will use those definitions in a moment. For now, let’s read the story below. It is the story of Moses’ birth.

Exodus 2:2-10 (KJV)
And the woman conceived, and bare a son… she took for him an ark… and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river… and when she saw the ark… she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children… And the child grew… and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

So here is what just happened:

1)  Moses was born from a Hebrew.
2)  Moses was put in an ark which the Hebrew made.
3)  Moses was sent via a river.
4)  The Egyptian woman received Moses via the river.
5)  The Egyptian woman recognized that this was a Hebrew baby wrapped in the ark.
6)  The Egyptian woman called him Moses (Moses means “Drawn”) saying “Because I drew him out of the water.”

Folks, we have just told the story of the birth of Jesus.

The story of Moses here is a picture of Jesus — not that I am trying to draw a comparison — I mean this is the actual God-intended-meaning of this passage when it was written. Moses represents Jesus.

Now let’s go through those same storyline points. And using those symbolic words that we learned, let’s reveal the meaning of the story of Moses.

1)  In the beginning, God (a Hebrew, a Heavenly) gave birth to Jesus. Jesus was never created, but he was born (Col. 1:15), Jesus was born of God (a Heavenly, a Hebrew).
2)  God (the Hebrew) made Jesus (His Hebrew son) a body (an ark) to dwell in.
3)  God sent his heavenly (Hebrew) son in a body (ark) via the Holy Spirit (the river).
4)  The earthly (Egyptian) woman, Mary, received the son (the Hebrew) via the Holy Spirit (the river) not by a man.
5)  The earthly (Egyptian) woman, Mary, recognized that this was a heavenly (Hebrew) son, inside a body (an ark).
6)  She recognized that she received this child by drawing Him from the Holy Spirit (the river). It was a virgin conception.

Compare those two storylines again and you’ll see how God was clearly prophesying of how His Son would be sent.

The Heavenly Hebrew One made a body for His Hebrew Son. He put that Hebrew Son into a body that He made. He sent that physical seed to Mary via the river of His Holy Spirit. So Mary, the earthly Egyptian woman, was made a mother, not by the seed of a man, but through the River. And this Heavenly Hebrew Child, who was raised by an earthly Egyptian, went on to redeem the people out of this present earth, Egypt

Thank God for the One drawn from the River.

Merry Christmas!