Report reaching GhanaSky.com indicates that, President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe of 92 years is demanding statement or account that makes Moses 40 years of wandering in the desert clear.
Accordind to GhanaSky.com analyst, President Robert Mugabe emphatically wants the whole world to know that, Moses was lazy because...
"The distance between Egypt and Israel is about 613 km. It took moses and the israelites 40 years to complete their journey. On the average each day, they walk only 43 meters!
Yes! 43 meters - almost half of what's Usain bolt does in 5 seconds.
I wish moses was around to explain this laziness."
In reality, it is President Robert Gabriel Mugabe who is lazy and can't understand simple spiritual truth, which every christian boy, born of the Spirit of ELOHIM can understand.
According GhanaSky.com and Accra24.com reporters, the number forty (40) used by God to represent a period of testing or judgment. The Israelites needed to pass through testing before they enter the promised land.
Moses 40 years of wilderness wandering leading up to the possession of the temporal land of promise. In fact, Paul himself wrote that the surrounding events of the wilderness wandering "were our examples" (I Corinthians 10:6) - "Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did", and that "But all these things that occurred to them were for our example and it was written for our admonition, for their end of the world has come upon us." (verse 11 of Aramaic Bible in Plain English).
It is this event which presents the clearest correspondences to the redemptive work of Christ, and the time-frame of its fulfillment.
From Egypt through Wilderness and into the promised land, is a typology from the cross through this world (the entrance) into the eternal land of rest.
In the cloud and in the sea, all of them (Israelites) were baptized as followers of Moses and through "Yeshua Ha Mashiach", or Yeshua the Anointed One on the cross, the church was baptized.
The Significance of the Number '40' in Bible1. The rains (in Noah's day) fell for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:4):
There are two basic forms of judgment that God sends forth. One is the type that He pours out upon the ungodly. However, when the water hits the earth it raised the Ark of Noah. Raising the ark heavenward symbolizes the church being "lifted up to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:6). The same waters that destroyed the wicked also caused the people of God to be lifted up. God poured His judgments upon the ark. He knew it would stand fast. It was built to His plans and specifications. Why would God require the people to build an ark if He did not plan on sending the same judgments upon it as he sent upon the people who were not in it? The Ark was a God given escape route from judgments which fell upon them all. The forty days and nights of the flood are symbolic of God's judgments which fall primarily upon his people and the spiritual ark today. Even though the wicked drowned right away, God still had a purpose for the ark to go through the 40 day and night period in order to picture the spiritual type. The judgments of God had to fall upon even his true people, but He had provided a means which would save them from those judgments.
2. Israel ate Manna for 40 years (Exodus 16:35).
3. Moses was with God in the mount, 40 days and nights (Exodus 24:18).
4. Moses was again with God 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 34:28).
5. Moses led Israel from Egypt at age 80 (2 times 40), and after 40 years in the wilderness, died at 120 (3 times 40; Deuteronomy 34:7).
6. The spies searched the land of Canaan for 40 days (Numbers 13:25).
7. Therefore, God made Israel wander for 40 years (Numbers 14:33-34).
8. 40 stripes was the maximum whipping penalty (Deuteronomy 25:3).
9. God allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 3:11).
10. God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 5:31).
11. God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 8:28).
12. Abdon (a judge in Israel) had 40 sons (Judges 12:14).
13. Israel did evil; God gave them to an enemy for 40 years (Judges 13:1).
14. Eli judged Israel for 40 years (1 Samuel 4:18).
15. Goliath presented himself to Israel for 40 days (1 Samuel 17:16).
16. Saul reigned for 40 years (Acts 13:21).
17. Ishbosheth (Saul's son) was 40 when he began reign (2 Samuel 2:10).
18. David reigned over Israel for 40 years (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11).
19. The holy place of the temple was 40 cubits long (1 Kings 6:17).
20. 40 baths (measurement) was size of lavers in Temple (1 Kings 7:38).
21. The sockets of silver are in groups of 40 (Exodus 26:19 & 21).
22. Solomon reigned same length as his father; 40 years (1 Kings 11:42).
23. Elijah had one meal that gave him strength 40 days (1 Kings 19:8).
24. Ezekiel bore the iniquity of the house of Judah for 40 days (Ezekiel 4:6).
25. Jehoash (Joash) reigned 40 years in Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:1).
26. Egypt to be laid desolate for 40 years (Ezekiel 29:11-12).
27. Ezekiel's (symbolic) temple is 40 cubits long (Ezekiel 41:2).
28. The courts in Ezekiel's temple were 40 cubits long (Ezra 46:22).
29. God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent (Jonah 3:4).
30. Jesus fasted 40 days and nights (Matthew 4:2).
31. Jesus was tempted 40 days (Luke 4:2, Mark 1:13).
32. Jesus remained on earth 40 days after resurrection (Acts 1:3).
33. Women are pregnant for 40 weeks (time of testing).
34. The maximum number of "stripes" allowed for punishment was 40. (1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5)
According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might ally themselves with Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites. Through the Pharaoh's daughter (identified as Queen Bithia in the Midrash), the child was adopted as a foundling from the Nile river and grew up with the Egyptian royal family. After killing an Egyptian slavemaster (because the slave master was smiting a Hebrew to death), Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered The Angel of the Lord, speaking to him from within a burning bush on Mount Horeb (which he regarded as the Mountain of God).
God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery. Moses said that he could not speak with assurance or eloquence,so God allowed Aaron, his brother, to become his spokesperson. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land.
Moses is mentioned more often in the New Testament than any other Old Testament figure. For Christians, Moses is often a symbol of God's law, as reinforced and expounded on in the teachings of Jesus. New Testament writers[who?] often compared Jesus' words and deeds with Moses' to explain Jesus' mission. In Acts 7:39–43, 51–53, for example, the rejection of Moses by the Jews who worshiped the golden calf is likened to the rejection of Jesus by the Jews that continued in traditional Judaism
Moses also figures in several of Jesus' messages. When he met the Pharisee Nicodemus at night in the third chapter of the Gospel of John, he compared Moses' lifting up of the bronze serpent in the wilderness, which any Israelite could look at and be healed, to his own lifting up (by his death and resurrection) for the people to look at and be healed. In the sixth chapter, Jesus responded to the people's claim that Moses provided them manna in the wilderness by saying that it was not Moses, but God, who provided. Calling himself the "bread of life", Jesus stated that He was provided to feed God's people.
Moses, along with Elijah, is presented as meeting with Jesus in all three Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Matthew 17, Mark 9, and Luke 9, respectively. Later Christians[who?] found numerous other parallels between the life of Moses and Jesus to the extent that Jesus was likened[by whom?] to a "second Moses." For instance, Jesus' escape from the slaughter by Herod in Bethlehem is compared[by whom?] to Moses' escape from Pharaoh's designs to kill Hebrew infants. Such parallels, unlike those mentioned above, are not pointed out in Scripture. See the article on typology.
His relevance to modern Christianity has not diminished. Moses is considered to be a saint by several churches; and is commemorated as a prophet in the respective Calendars of Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Lutheran churches on September 4. In Eastern Orthodox liturgics for September 4, Moses is commemorated as the "Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses, on Mount Nebo". The Orthodox Church also commemorates him on the Sunday of the Forefathers, two Sundays before the Nativity.
The Armenian Apostolic Church commemorates him as one of the Holy Forefathers in their Calendar of Saints on July 30.