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?
Moses Take The Rod Of God From Reuel’s Garden
Yasher 77:37 And Reuel commanded Moses to be brought out of the dungeon, so they shaved him and he changed his prison garments and ate bread.
38 And afterward Moses went into the garden of Reuel which was behind the house, and he there prayed to Yehovah, His Elohim, who had done mighty wonders for him.
39 And it was that whilst he prayed he looked opposite to him, and behold a sapphire stick was placed in the ground, which was planted in the midst of the garden.
40 And he approached the stick and he looked, and behold the name of Yehovah, Elohim of hosts was engraved thereon, written and developed upon the stick.
This “sapphire stick” is THE rod of God (the ruler and judge of the whole earth) that was handed down to all the chief men, His Melchi-zedeks, who have led Yehovah’s people through the ages.
Yasher 77:41 And he read it and stretched forth his hand and he plucked it, like a forest tree from the thicket, and the stick was in his hand.
42 (And this is the stick with which all the works of our Elohim were performed.) After He had created heaven and earth, and all the host of them, seas, rivers and all their fishes.
43 And when Elohim had driven Adam from the garden of Eden, he took the stick in his hand and went and tilled the ground from which he was taken.
44 And the stick came down to Noah and was given to Shem and his descendants, until it came into the hand of Abraham, the Hebrew.
45 And when Abraham had given all he had to his son Isaac, he also gave to him this stick.
46 And when Jacob had fled to Padan-aram, he took it into his hand, and when he returned to his father he had not left it behind him.
47 Also when he went down to Egypt he took it into his hand and gave it to Joseph, one portion above his brethren. For Jacob had taken it by force from his brother Esau. [This was the blessing that was ALWAYS intended for Jacob.]
48 And after the death of Joseph, the nobles of Egypt came into the house of Joseph, and the stick came into the hand of Reuel the Midianite, and when he went out of Egypt, he took it in his hand and planted it in his garden.
49 And all the mighty men of the Kinites tried to pluck it when they endeavored to get Zipporah his daughter, but they were unsuccessful.
50 So that stick remained planted in the garden of Reuel, until he came who had a right to it and took it.
This is why Reuel gave Zipporah to Moses as his woman in Moses’ 78th year.
Yasher 77:51 And when Reuel saw the stick in the hand of Moses, he wondered at it, and he gave him his daughter Zipporah for his woman.
This is THE rod of God (Elohim) that Moses used over a dozen times in the Torah.
Today’s portion also talks about the new Pharaoh who began to rule Egypt just as Moses was being released from the dungeon in the 206th year of Jacob’s seed coming to Egypt. This man and what he did to us, Israel’s seed, once he began to reign after the death of his father (Melol) is described in detail.
Yasher 77:1 Adikam was twenty years old when he reigned over Egypt, he reigned four years.
2 In the two hundred and sixth year of Israel’s going down to Egypt did Adikam reign over Egypt, but he continued not so long in his reign over Egypt as his fathers had continued their reigns.
3 For Melol his father reigned ninety-four years in Egypt, but he was ten years sick and died, for he had been wicked before Yehovah.
Yasher 77:6 And Adikam was exceedingly ugly, and he was a cubit and a span and
he had a great beard which reached to the soles of his feet.
Another interesting story; but you will have to listen to watch this video or hear this audio to hear it and others.
The Rod Of God (Elohim)
2E05 Exodus 2:21 – 3 and Yasher 76 – 78 – Rod Of Elohim
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……wasn’t the ROD OF GOD, the Sapphire Stick, given to ADAM in the Garden of EDEN? Then ADAM gave it to SETH his third son….then from SETH to NOAH, then to his son SHEM…..then to ABRAM?