Bowie Apostolic Church
Day 6: A Prophet Like Moses
by From the Pastor's Desk on March 6th, 2013

Deuteronomy 18:15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the LORD said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 

Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. 

2 Corinthians 3:7 Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? 9 For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. [Jesus Christ ushered in the “ministry of the Spirit.”]
During a time of Israel’s great bondage, God raised up a deliverer. At the time of his birth, the king orders that all male children were to be killed. The deliverer spends some time in hiding and then manifests himself to those whom he was sent to deliver. When he shows himself to those who are held in bondage, it is proven that God is with him by the great signs and wonders that occur during his ministry. This man leads those that are bound into a relationship with God. He delivers them from their bondage through water. He introduces them to a covenant with God and properly tells them how they should worship their God.

Who am I talking about? If you re-read the paragraph above, you will see that it can apply to both the Prophet Moses and the Messiah Jesus Christ. The narrative is the same for each. They both are a type of  deliverer. Moses was a foreshadowing of what Jesus would ultimately do for Israel and the world.  Israel was bound in slavery at the time of Moses’ birth and they were bound by false righteousness at the time of Christ’s birth. Shortly after Moses' birth, Pharaoh had all the male babies killed at birth to keep Israel’s population down. Herod had all babies 2 years and younger killed in an effort to kill the Messiah shortly after his birth. Because of this, Jesus spent some time in hiding in Egypt. Moses spent some time in hiding in Midian. Both Moses and Jesus performed signs and wonders when they were revealed to their own people to which they were sent to deliver. 

Moses is instructed by God to tell pharaoh that Israel is to be freed so that they can worship God in the desert. This requires a covenant and instruction on how to do so. Jesus also said “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. (John 4:23)” This implies that a new covenant would have to be ushered in as well. Moses delivers Israel through water by taking them through the Red Sea. Jesus leads us to the waters of baptism. Israel “was baptized into Moses (1 Corinthians 10:2).” We are baptized into Jesus Christ (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5).

Jesus was the fulfillment of Moses’ words “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen. (Deuteronomy 18:15)”


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