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~ Twelve Wells Of Water And Seventy Palm Trees ~

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  1. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

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    Exodus 15:22-27 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; (which means a wall, this wall separating Egypt/the world, from them) and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the People murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: There He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them, And said, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee." And they came to *Elim, (meaning, strong trees) where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.What that passage means to me is…it is a shadow, a type of the end of this age. Moses, a type of Christ, brings His chosen…Israel, across the Red Sea. Across to the other side. Are they in the promised land? No, not yet. These are not the very elect that are of the first resurrection [Revelation 20:6] but they are the righteous. They are shown in those three days what it is to be without Christ for they "found no water." Then, when water was found, it was bitter…it wasn't His true life giving water. Then, they are shown a tree…The Tree of Life! God tells them that if they follow certain rules they will be separated from the Egyptians (those of the world, those without Him). So then…."they came to *Elim," which means "strong trees." Those strong trees are the man child and they will teach them the discipline of His statutes and commandments. This is the millennium, when "He proved them." There are seventy palm trees (strong trees) and twelve wells of water….Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach My People the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
    The Biblical number twelve means....governmental perfectionNumber seventy means ....a combination of the two perfect numbers, seven and ten, meaning perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance. Both spirit and order are greatly emphasized. ~ Numbers in Scripture - Bullinger ​
    * Elim is generally identified by the best authorities with "Wady Garundle," about halfway down the shore of the Gulf of Suez. A few palm trees still remain, and the water is excellent. – Smith's Bible Dictionary. What or who are the twelve wells of water and the seventy palm trees?
     
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