Passover to Pentecost – Other Typologies Week 6 Day 2
May another take his place of leadership. Acts 1: 20 (NIV)
There are two things in this Passover to Pentecost time period that I want to highlight. Both have been mentioned before, but I think they are worth another look.
Jethro and Matthias
Jethro visited Moses and knew at once that he needed help to govern the people. Between the Ascension and Pentecost, Peter (who was leading again) knew that Judas’ position needed to be filled. The importance of this appointment is the process that was used to pick the candidates and then the Thirteenth Disciple. They took inventory of the candidates, and then let the Holy Spirit pick.
As I said before the Amalekites became enemies for many centuries (see separate post on Amalekites). Even though the timing is off the typology is not when it comes to how Joshua defeated them in Exodus 17. Moses had his hands lifted up (position on the cross) with a man on either side of him, this lasted until sunset. (Remember the sky went dark when Jesus was on the cross).
The Amalekites are descendants of Esau, who sold his birthright for soup. This shadow can extend to Satan or to religious leaders who would rather have the position and power than Jesus.