January 19, 2020 Theophanies: God Speaks With Moses

Moses lived to be 120 years old.
The first 40 years of his life he was a Prince of Egypt; growing up in the Palace of Pharaoh; he was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was well known for his words and deeds. One day, when he was about 40 years old, he killed an Egyptian who was mistreating a Hebrew. Pharaoh learned of it, and Moses had to flee for his life. He went from Prince to fugitive at 40 years old.

The next 40 years of his life he lived as a shepherd in the desert. During this time he married Zipporah, had two sons, raised flocks, and tended sheep.

It was when Moses was 80 years old that God gave him a theophany. A Theophany is a “God appearance”. Specifically, it is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, who appears on earth before His birth in Bethlehem . This theophany given to Moses is well known: it is the Burning Bush story.

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