By Bill Somers

16. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

17 .And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

18 .And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

19 .And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

20 .And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

21 .And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. Exodus 2:16-21 (KJV)

This story follows the pattern a Lord revealed to me. I talk about this pattern in my article, End Time Outline. To quickly summarize it is that the end time events will follow a five step progression. The five phases are Kingdom, Judgment, Redemption, Harvest and Finale. These steps are illustrated in many places throughout the bible, once you know what to look for.

The key element in this progression is the transition from judgment to redemption. The purpose of judgment is redemption. We need to embrace and rejoice in His judgments, for when we see these things happen, our redemption draws near. The redemption we speak of in nothing less that the transformation of the church of today into the bride that Jesus is going to wed. The redemption is the reformation of the church.

A key verse to meditate on is Isaiah 1:27 "Zion shall be redeemed with judgment and her converts with righteousness."

In this story there are elements and actions: The Elements:

The 7 daughters of Jethro [Ruel] are the church, or more correctly, the remnant of the church that is truly seeking after the things of God. The Number 7 here speaks of the perfection coming to the church.

Jethro is The Father.

Moses is The Lord Jesus Christ

The shepherds are the other company in today's church, the establishment that resists the move of God. The Actions:

The daughters of Jethro come to the well seeking to draw water.

This is the refreshing that parts of the church have going today, Toronto, Pensacola, etc.

This is the Kingdom Phase.

The shepherds oppose them. This is the opposition to revival.

There is strife between them.

This could be called Civil War in the Church.

Moses comes on the scene.

This is the increasing presence of God in the revival.

Moses stood up Let God Arise!

Moses drives away the shepherds who are hindering Jethro's daughters. This is the Lords judgments against false shepherds. Let His enemies be scattered. This is the Judgment Phase.

Moses waters the flock! The Well is opened!

This is the oft spoken of End Time Outpouring of the Spirit, i. e. Real Revival. This is the Redemption Phase

The sheep are watered.

This is the harvest.! The sheep are provided for, all who thirst may come and drink. This is the Harvest Phase

Moses and the women return to Jethro.

This is the resurrection of the saints and our gathering together unto Him. This is the Finale.

Jethro gives Moses one of his daughters to marry.

Jesus receives his long awaited bride at the Marriage Supper.

I believe we are now at a point where things are going to get worse before they get better. So how do you handle it when things get worse? Just keep in mind that they are going to get better! Look UP!

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