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Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Prophet like unto Moshe

(Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19)

15. “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me (Moses) from among you, from your countrymen, You shall listen to Him.”

18. “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in His mouth; and He shall speak unto them all that I have commanded.”

19. “It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which He shall speak in My Name, I Myself will require it of him.

Who is the Prophet like unto Moshe?

Only one person in history and to date has met the requirements of Deut 18:18 and because of the warning in verse 19 from Elohim we should pay attention.

Parallels between Moshe (Moses) and Yeshua (Jesus)

(1) Both Moses and Jesus were born when Israel was under bondage. Moses in Egypt (Exodus 1:8-10), and Jesus during Israel’s Roman bondage (Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:1-2).

(2) Edicts were issued by the gentile powers of both Pharaoh and Herod for their death at birth (Exodus 2:3; Matthew 2:15).

(3) Both were miraculously delivered from death during their infancy from their enemies (Exodus 2:3; Luke 2:7; Matthew 2:14-15) and were preserved in childhood.

(4) Both had been born and found in unusual places. Moses was found in the water floating in a basket of bulrushes (Exodus 2:3), Jesus in a manger wrapped in burial cloths (Luke 2:7).

(5) Both Moses and Jesus were protected and preserved by the faith of their parents. Moses was hidden by faith (Exodus 2:2-3 and Hebrews 11:23), while Jesus’ life was preserved by His parents obeying the message in a dream (Matthew 2:13-14).

(6) Both Moses and Jesus stayed safely in Egypt for a time (Exodus 2:10; Matthew 2:14-15).

(7) Both Moses and Jesus were reared in the house that was not their natural parents, Moses in the house of Pharaoh (Exodus 2:10), Jesus by Mary the mother of His humanity and His stepfather Joseph.

(8) Both predicted Israel’s history (Deuteronomy 28:15-28; Matthew 23:34, 24:1-8).

(9) Both spoke out against Israel’s enemies and persecutors (Deuteronomy 23:3-4; Matthew 25:41-48).

(10) Both were considered a snare to Israel (Exodus 10:7; 1 Peter 2:8; Isaiah8:14).

(11) Both cleansed leprosy. From Moses’ time no one that was Jewish was cleansed until Jesus came (Numbers12:10-16; Mark 1:40-41).

(12) Both were used of God to feed Israel miraculously. Moses with manna in the wilderness (Exodus 16:14-17), Jesus with five loaves and two fish fed five thousand (Matthew 14:19-21) and then with seven loaves and a few little fish four thousand men, besides women and children (Matthew 15:32-38). Jesus also called Himself the true manna that came from heaven in John 6, comparing Himself to the miracle that sustained Israel alive through the desert.

(13) Both had the forces of nature obey them (the seas – Exodus 14:21-22; Matthew 8:26-27).

(14) Each had seventy helpers. Moses (Numbers 11:16-17), Jesus (Luke10:1).

(15) Both fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness to bring a covenant to Israel. Moses on the top of Mt. Sinai (Exodus 24:18, 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9), Jesus in the desert as the Son of God (Matthew 4:2).

(16) Both had a face to face relationship with God unlike any other person. Moses (Exodus 33:9-11; Deuteronomy 34:10; Numbers 12:7-8), Jesus was with God, face to face from eternity (John 1:1,18).

(17) God spoke audibly and directly from heaven to both Moses and Jesus. Moses (Exodus 20:22; 24:12-16), Jesus (Matthew 3:17; John 12:28).

(18) Both were God’s spokesman to and for the people. Moses (Exodus 9:35; Numbers 12:2; Deuteronomy 18:18), Jesus (John 14:24, 5:24; Hebrews 1:1-3).

(19) Both Moses and Jesus reflected the manifest glory of God. Moses reflected this glory temporarily following his time with God on Mt Sinai (Exodus 34:29-35), while Jesus was transfiguration in radiance on the mount (Matthew 17:1-9).

(20) Both were known for their humility and meekness as God’s servants. Moses (Numbers 12:3), Jesus (Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:3-8)

(21) Both contended with masters of deception and darkness. Moses with Pharaohs magicians (Exodus 7:11, 1 Timothy 3:8), Jesus with the devil (Matthew 4:1).

(22) Both prayed for the people intercessory prayers and were willing to bear the consequences of the people’s sins. Moses asked to be blotted out of the book of life for the people’s sake (Exodus 32:32-33). Jesus asked for the people to be forgiven while He bore the consequences of their sins (Luke 23:34; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 1 Peter 2:21-24; Isaiah 53:8).

(23) Both Moses and Jesus were rejected by their own brethren for a time and accepted by the gentiles. Moses (Exodus 2:14-22, 32:1), while Jesus was rejected by His own people and received by another who were not His own (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 12:21; Mark 6:4; Luke 20:9-17; Romans 11:20).

(24) Both Moses and Jesus established a priesthood. Moses began the Aaronic priesthood which was established temporarily under the law (Leviticus 9; Numbers 8:20-26; Hebrews 9:19-22). Jesus established an eternal Melchizedekian priesthood under the new covenant of grace which He alone functions as the High Priest forever (Jeremiah 31:31-33; Psalm 110:1-4; Hebrews 7:17-28; 9:12).

(25) Both sprinkled the blood of the covenant on the altar and the people. Moses (Exodus 24:7-8; Leviticus 8:19), Jesus (Hebrews 9, 12:24; 1 Peter1:2)

(26) Both were sent by God to reveal His name, person and law to the people. To Moses God said to tell them ‘I AM sent you’ (Exodus 3:13-14). Jesus said God sent Him as His exact representative revealing His name (I AM) and nature to the people (John 8:42; 17:6-12; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3).

(27) Both were involved in giving the covenant to the people. At the feast of Shavuot Moses gave the law. At the feast Shavuot (Pentecost) under the new covenant, Jesus gave the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).

(28) Both brought deliverance to the Jewish people. Those who followed Moses, followed him out of the bondage of slavery within Egypt (Exodus 3:7-10, 12:31-42). Jesus brought people out of a greater bondage – slavery to sin (Romans 3:24-25, 6:6-7, 8:2-4; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:26), and will rescue His people Israel at the climax of the battle of Armageddon (Zachariah 14:1-5; Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 19:11-21).

(29) Both had an angel guard their graves. After Moses died, Michael the Arch-angel guarded his body (Jude 9). When Jesus rose, an angel guarded His tomb (Matthew 26:2-6).

(30) Both re-appeared after they died. Moses (Matthew 17:3 along with Jesus before His sacrificial death), Jesus (Acts 1:3).

John 1:43-45. The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.”  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

The Tanakh and the Brit HaDashah clearly confirm one another and who the Prophet and the Anointed One (the Mashiach) of Elohim truly is. Our eternal destiny depends on how and what we do with this revelation and illumination given to us within Holy Writ. The Lord God has foretold and we are to obey what this person says on behalf of Elohim.

Let us remember that according to the Scriptures we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). And If the LORD kept a record of sins, who could stand (Psalm 130:3). As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10). Cf. Psalm 14:2-3.

Indeed we can read that the iniquity of the people separates them from God (Isaiah 59:2) and further more as Ezekiel wrote, the consequence of sin and inequity is death (Ezekiel 18:20).

Yet God wishes that we should turn from our wicked ways and live (Ezekiel 18:21-23), through the provision that He has provided.

John 14:6. Yeshua sayeth unto him, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” Yeshua was clearly sent as the Saviour who would bring the gift of deliverance to His own people first and then to all in the world as a light to the gentiles (Isaiah 11:10, 42:6) who would come to Him in faith and be saved.

Yeshua HaMashiach clearly emphasised during His ministry that the words He spoke were not His own, but from the Father (see John 7:16-18, 12:49-50 and 14:10). His Word will not return void, but shall accomplish that which the Lord pleases, and will so prosper in the thing for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11).

Joel 2:32. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 4:12. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (The name of Yeshua which means salvation). We therefore invite you to call out unto Him and be saved as it is written.

Hebrews 12:25. See that you refuse not Him who speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him that speaketh from Heaven.

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