In the 59th year after Moses (now 78) fled from Egypt he finds the rod of God (Elohim – THE lawmaker and judge), His token of authority, and plucks it from Reuel’s (his future father-in-law’s) garden. This rod of God has been carried by each of His Melchizedeks, the leaders of his people since the time of Adam.
Note: I do not use the word “God” in my writings or in my everyday speech because of all the preconceived religious ideas and false understanding that go along with that word. Instead I choose to use the Hebrew word “El” which means “lawmaker and judge.” But for purposes of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) I have chosen to use the words “rod of God” in this article.
If you will remember Moses left Egypt and went to the King of Cush, Kikianus. who was for 9 years trying to take back his city from Balaam, the son of Beor. And when Kikianus dies and Moses is made king, he does take back the city and rules Cush for 40 years. When he leaves Cush and comes to Reuel, Moses is put in a dungeon for 10 years because Reuel fears the men of Cush who sent Moses away. Moses would have died there if not for Reuel’s eldest daughter, Zipporah, who daily and secretly brought him bread and water.
Yasher 77:23 But they increased the latter work more than the former, and Israel’s seed sighed at this and their cry ascended to the Elohim on account of their labor.
24 And Elohim heard the voice of Israel’s seed and their cry in those days, and Elohim remembered towards them his covenant which he had made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
25 And Elohim saw the burden of Israel’s seed, and their heavy work in those days, and he determined to deliver them.
26 And Moses the son of Amram was still confined in the dungeon in those days, in the house of Reuel the Midianite; and Zipporah the daughter of Reuel did support him with food secretly day by day.
Now, in the 206th year of Jacob’s seed dwelling in the land of Egypt, the scene is finally being set for Yehovah to bring His spiritual seed out of Egypt with His strong-arm. After 10 years Zipporah petitions her father to release Moses, but Reuel assumes that Moses is dead. Look what Reuel finds when he finally checks on him.
Yasher 77:32 And Zipporah answered her father, saying, Surely thou hast heard that the Elohim of the Hebrews is great and awful, and does wonders for them at all times.
33 He it was who delivered Abraham from Ur of the Chaldeans, and Isaac from the sword of his father, and Jacob from the messenger of Yehovah who wrestled with him at the ford of Jabbuk.
34 Also with this man has he done many things, he delivered him from the river in Egypt and from the sword of Pharaoh, and from Cush’s seed, so also can he deliver him from famine and make him live.
35 And the thing seemed good in the sight of Reuel, and he did according to the word of his daughter, and sent to the dungeon to ascertain what became of Moses.
36 And he saw, and behold the man Moses was living in the dungeon, standing upon his feet, praising and praying to the Elohim of his ancestors.
Moses, a man of Elohim, is alive and well and on his feet in the dungeon praising and praying to the Elohim of his ancestors. Moses knows Yehovah and has walked with Him in the good times of his life and in the very low times. Now Yehovah is going to exalt Moses and use him to lead His men (and their families) out of Egypt. Any wonder what happens next to Moses?