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What do the Animals, Colors, Metals, Numbers and Signs

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Signs and Wonders

Bush burned with fire but not consumed


Ex. 3:1 "Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God."

Fire is used in the scriptures as a symbol of God's judgment. Moses eyes were attracted to a great phenomenon: a bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not being consumed by that fire. The passage tells us that God spoke to Moses out of the midst of the bush. What was set forth for us is a sign of redemption through the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just as the bush suffered the fire, yet was not consumed by the fire, so Jesus suffered the judgment of God for our sins, yet he was not consumed by the judgment of God. He arose the third day a victor over death, hell, and the grave. That Jesus suffered the judgment of God because of our sins it is evident:

1. Lk. 24:25 "Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?"
2. Acts 17:3 "Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ."
3. Heb. 5:8 "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"
4. Heb. 9:26 "For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself."
5. Heb. 13:12 "Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate."
6. 1 Pet. 2:21 "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
7. 1 Pet. 3:18 "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"

That Jesus, like the bush, was not consumed by the judgment of God is witnessed by the following scriptures:

1. John 10:17 "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."
2. Rom. 6:9 "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him."

Finally, Jesus brought forth redemption and righteousness to his elect family through his sufferings on their behalf: 2 Cor. 5:21 "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

Two Covenants of Worship

  Bush Burned with Fire
Crossing of Red Sea Compared to Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ
Manna  

Signs God Sent Moses

The Cloud

  Waters of Marah
Signs of the Prophets   Three Hebrews Cast into the Furnace
Faith Healing   Feeding the Multitudes
Old Testament Signs of the Cross  

Signs & Wonders Manifested by Jesus

Signs of Death and Resurrection of Christ

  Sign of the Apostles

Speaking in Tongues

  The Resurrection of the Dead
 

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