Moses, Aaron and the Rod

How many beings do we find in this picture? This is a beautiful truth concerning the Godhead which shows the trinity god teaching to be completely false. There is no doubt that Moses, Aaron and the rod represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But this picture that God has given us in His Word shows us that the teaching of a '3 in 1' trinity god, whether it be three beings or one being in 3 persons, CANNOT be true. So let us take a look why.

Exodus 7:1 ...'And the Lord said unto Moses, see, I have made thee a god [Elohiym] to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.'

So the Lord was to make Moses as an 'Elohiym' to Pharaoh. Who is the 'Elohiym' of Genesis 1? Many people say that Elohiym in Genesis 1 is a reference to the trinity god, because they believe that Elohiym is a plural God. But who is God saying would be like an Elohiym above? Does God say that Moses AND Aaron would be like an Elohiym? Because that would fit more with a 'plural god'. No! God is saying Moses ALONE would be like an Elohiym to Pharaoh. And Aaron would be the 'prophet' of Moses. Interesting! Let me just quickly confirm what Elohiym REALLY means.

1 Chronicles 29:10-11 ...'Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God [Elohiym] of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.'

As you can see, David is confirming that Elohiym is the FATHER, and what is the 'plurality' of the word Elohiym? David shows us. He confirms the PLURALITY OF MAJESTY of God the Father - the 'greatness' and 'power' and 'glory' and 'victory' and 'majesty'. THIS is the plurality of Elohiym, NOT a plurality of persons.

And David confirms that this Elohiym God is "head above all". Who did the apostle Paul say was the head above all? ... 1 Corinthians 11:3 ...'But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.' ... God the Father is 'head above all', even the 'head of Christ'. So God the Father was the one whom Moses was to represent. And what about Aaron? He was to be the 'prophet of Moses'. Aaron was to be the 'mediator' between Moses and Pharaoh. He was the one who was to 'speak' to Pharaoh on behalf of Moses. And who does the Bible say is the 'one Mediator' between God and man? The one who 'speaks' for God?

1 Timothy 2:5 ...'For there is one God, AND one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.'

"Since the sin of our first parents there has been NO DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. The Father has given the world INTO THE HANDS OF CHRIST, that through HIS MEDIATORIAL WORK He may redeem man and vindicate the authority and holiness of the law of God. ALL THE COMMUNION BETWEEN HEAVEN AND THE FALLEN RACE HAS BEEN THROUGH CHRIST." (Patriarchs and Prophets, p.366)

In John 12:49, Jesus confirmed that the words He spoke were not His own, but what the Father told Him to say. And who told Aaron what to say? Exodus 4:15, Exodus 7:9,19 confirm that it was Moses who told Aaron what to say. This is such a beautiful truth and such a beautiful picture God is showing us, which represents the Godhead of the Father and Son.

Exodus 4:16 ...'And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.'

So Moses and Aaron clearly represented the Father and Son. Moses was to represent THE 'god' [Elohiym - the Father] to Pharaoh, and Aaron was to be as the 'mediator' [Christ]. But what about the rod? This is where this truth becomes so beautiful and clear!

Who's rod was it, with which the signs were to be performed? Exodus 4, verses 2,4,17,20 confirm that the rod was Moses' rod. And that rod was GIVEN to Aaron, for Aaron to perform the signs and wonders with it, and it then becomes known as "Aaron's rod" (Exodus 7:9,19).

It seems very clear that the rod represents the Holy Spirit, because it was through the rod, whereby the signs and wonders and POWER of God was manifested. Now have a careful think about this. The rod BELONGED to Moses to begin with, and then Moses GAVE the rod to Aaron. So Aaron is the one now WITH the rod. And what does the Bible confirm regarding the Holy Spirit?

Acts 2:33 ...'Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and HAVING RECEIVED of the Father the promise of THE HOLY GHOST, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.'

Revelation 5:6 ...'And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood A LAMB as it had been slain, HAVING seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.'

Titus 3:4-6 ...'But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.'

Do you see this wonderful truth? Who is the one WITH the Holy Spirit? It is CHRIST. As He has been GIVEN the Holy Spirit by the Father. Just as Aaron was the one WITH the rod and he was GIVEN it by Moses. It was Moses' rod, which he GAVE to Aaron. Just as the Holy Spirit is the FATHER's Spirit, which He has GIVEN to Christ. This is such a beautiful representation of the TRUE Godhead, which the Lord has given us through Moses and Aaron.

Now think about this. When you look at the picture of Moses, Aaron and the rod, how many BEINGS are there? TWO! Are Moses and Aaron EQUAL BY NATURE? Yes! Just as the Father and Son are equal in nature. Is the 'stick' [rod] equal in nature to Moses and Aaron? No! Just as the Holy Spirit is NOT a "third being" equal in nature to the Father and Son. It is the POWER [life] of God the Father, which He has GIVEN to His Son Jesus Christ. Just as Moses GAVE his rod to Aaron to show the signs and wonders.

And what did Aaron become? The high priest! Wow! Do you see the picture?

Moses represented God the Father, and Aaron represented Jesus. Just as Jesus is now our High Priest in the most holy place in heaven. And what were Aaron's children? Priests of God. Just as Christ has made us priests of His Father (Revelation 1:6). And as we know, two of Aaron's sons were unfaithful (Nadab and Abihu) and were destroyed, while the other two were faithful (Eleazer and Ithamar). Thus representing God's faithful and unfaithful children. So beautiful!

We also find the same picture in the story of Abraham and Isaac. How many beings were involved in that event of offering Isaac as a sacrifice? TWO - the Father and His Son!

If there is a trinity god of 3 beings/persons, then why wasn't 3 beings/persons involved in the offering of Isaac? Why wasn't Abraham's wife involved in it? Because there is ONLY the Father and Son to be represented. There is no 'third being/person' involved in our creation and salvation. The Holy Spirit is the Father's own divine Spirit and life which He has GIVEN to His Son Jesus to then give to us, as represented by Moses, Aaron and the rod.

God the Father has worked these things out perfectly to show Himself, His Son and His own divine Spirit through the stories and events of the Bible. The event of Abraham offering Isaac is a perfect illustration of God the Father offering His own Son Jesus for our salvation, and ONLY two beings are involved. The story of Moses and Aaron going before Pharaoh is also a perfect representation of the one true God the Father, His Son Jesus who is our true prophet and Mediator, and THEIR Spirit. These are just some of the MANY evidences that the trinity god teaching is false, because Aaron's rod in no way could be a representation of a BEING who was EQUAL with the Father and Son in nature. There are only TWO beings in this picture. And there are only TWO beings in the true Godhead, the Father and Son. And the rod represents the power and presence of God the Father, manifested THROUGH His Son Jesus, the ONLY Mediator between God and man.

For more information about the Holy Spirit and who/what it is, please see our page WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?