Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Prophet Moses: 1 March 2012 (7 Adar 5772)
Moses was born on the 7th of Adar and died on the 7th of Adar, which is the first of March this year. As we know, after Moses was three months old, he was placed in a basket and found by Pharaoh’s daughter. He was raised as a prince of Egypt until he was forty years old, when he killed an Egyptian for mistreating a Hebrew. Fleeing Egypt, he stayed with Jethro, a priest of Midian, and married his daughter Zipporah.
At the age of 80 Moses, or Moshe had his encounter with the burning bush and was given the charge of leading the children of Israel out of Egypt into the Promised Land. We see Moshe as a man of great faith. He follows God’s commands, and great miracles follow. Sadly the Hebrew people continued to test and try Moshe as well as God. After forty years in the wilderness leading the children of Israel, Moshe died in the wilderness, just outside of Canaan. It is said of Moses (Moshe) that there will never be another prophet like him, who spoke to God face to face, and that he was the humblest of people.
Collect: Yahweh Shabbaoth, you raised up your prophet Moshe to free the Hebrew people and to talk to you face to face. Grant that we freed from our sins by the blood of Yeshuah would know the liberty of truly being your friends and children as Moshe was. This we ask through Yeshua haMoshiach, who lives and reins with you and Ruach haKodesh, one God in glory everlasting. Amen.