Will Schumacher (27
"symbolism of Moses up and down Mt Sinai 3 times"
After the Exodus on Mt Sinai, the Israelites were betrothed to God on Sivan 6-what we call Pentecost (Exodus 24:7).
Moses then ascended the mountain got the laws and the 2 stone tablets for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus24:18)
people sinned with the golden calf and Moses came down and broke the 2
tablets of stone. This by jewish tradition is Tammuz 17- the
106th day of the jewish calendar which is 41 days after Sivan 6-so this
makes mathematical sense.
The next day (Exodus
32:30) Moses went up the mountain saying “perhaps I can make atonement
for your sin” To my knowledge the bible never gives a day count
but jewish tradition is that he came down after 40 days.
In Exodus 34:1-2 God tells Moses to go back up with 2 stone tablets and He will write the laws on the stone tablet again
then descends a 3rd time (Exodus 34:29) after spending 40 days
and nights (Exodus 34:28) with his face in glory and plans to build the
tabernacle which they start doing in Exodus 35:5
to jewish tradition Moses descended the third and final time On Tishri
10-day of atonement-always the 187th day on the jewish calendar.
was a type of Christ, so was God teaching us something with the three
descents of Moses after 40 days each? After all Jesus came once
already and is expected to return again for the church and then come
back again and set up the millennial kingdom, so He is coming 3 times
The symbolism of the 3rd and final descent
by Moses on Tishri 10 with the plans to build the tabernacle is clearly
portraying Jesus setting his feet a final time on earth and returning
to Jerusalem a future Tishri 10 (Sept 23, 2015) and He will
rebuild the millenial temple Himself. (Acts 15:16)
1st descent where Moses comes down and breaks the 2 tablets of the 10
commandments, symbolizing the law and Torah, over the sin of the people
is I believe symbolic of Jesus coming down the first time and
being broken Himself over our sins. Rabbinical teaching is that
the Torah is like water. As water is necessary for physical life
so is the Torah for your spiritual life. And Jesus refers to
Himself as “fountains of living water” so water =Torah=Jesus=symbolized
by the laws written on the stone tablets
descent is very interesting because Moses went up to “atone for the
people” and is now coming down to get 2 stone tablets and will ascend
(rapture) with them. I believe the 2 stone tablets are symbolic
of the 2 loaves with leaven and fine flour being waved before God
during the feast of Pentecost. God does accept these 2 stone tablets
and writes His laws on them again, just as we will have a new heart in
our glorified bodies. Another interesting thing is that if Moses
descended day 187 then he ascended day 147. From my Ephesian 5:27
study you will see noted that Clay Cantrell’s 527 number could be
looked at as 5-27 which is day 147 on our calendar unless it is a leap
year then 5-26.