So I was reading in Numbers again and I found another interesting foreshadowing in the story. Now this foreshadowing had to do with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Let’s take a look.
“Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.Numbers 20:24 NKJV
So the story starts with the Lord speaking to Moses and Aaron about how Aaron is to die. The Lord says that Aaron cannot enter into the promised land because both of them, Aaron and Moses, rebelled against the command of the Lord at Meribah. This is where Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it in order to produce water for the Israelites. For more on that, read ‘Moses Strikes the Rock‘.
Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor;Numbers 20:25 NKJV
So Moses is told to take Aaron and Eleazar, his son, up to Mount Hor. So I want to talk about some important things before we continue on with the story. If you have been keeping up with the blog you will know that there is a connection between Aaron and Jesus. This is because Aaron was the first High Priest and Jesus is the Heavenly High Priest. And if you had previously read the post, ‘Prophetic Helper‘, you would know that there is also a connection between the Holy Spirit and Eleazar. This connection is made because the name Eleazar means helper in Hebrew and the Holy Spirit is called the helper. So with the ground work laid out, lets continue with the story keeping these connections in mind.
and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there.”Numbers 20:26 NKJV
So Moses takes Aaron and Eleazar up to the mountain, and strips Aaron of his garnments and puts them on Eleazar his son. What does this remind you of in the story of Jesus? Well, Jesus was taken up to a mountain and had His garments stripped of Him. And because of the death of Jesus on the mountain, the Holy Spirit was able to come to us. Aaron died and the mountain, and Eleazar came down from that mountain instead. And Jesus even said that He would have to die for the disciples to recieve the Holy Spirit.
“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.John 16:5-7 NKJV
So another interesting aspect is that the garments that were on Aaron were put on Eleazar. And in a similar fashion, the garments of Jesus were put on the Holy Spirit, the garments being His ministry of course. Because just as Jesus taught us and brought us into all truth, so does the Holy Spirit. And just as Jesus anointed people with authority to heal and cast out demons, so does the Holy Spirit.
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.John 16:13-15 NKJV
So I wanted to share this revelation with you guys and I hope that it can grow your faith in the word of God as you see how this amazing book is super interconnected. Anyways, if you enjoyed this post make sure to share it on social media and if you haven’t already sign up for the email list to never miss a blog. Thanks! Jesus is the Way!