4BC-30AD: Moses | Jesus
Jesus, the Prophet like Moses
4BC-30AD Prophet Deliverer
|Moses was recognized at birth as a special child||Jesus was recognized at birth as a special child|
|Baby Moses escaped the death sentence of the baby-killing ruler||Baby Jesus escaped the death sentence of the baby-killing ruler|
|Moses spent his early years in Egypt||Jesus spent His early years in Egypt|
|Moses was sent to deliver God's People from their enslaving taskmasters (Pharoah)||Jesus was sent to deliver God's People from their enslaving taskmasters (Pharisees)|
|Moses worked miracles||Jesus worked miracles|
|Moses led God's People away from their pursuing oppressors, (pursuers like Pharoah's army)||Jesus led God's People away from their pursuing oppressors, (persecutors like Saul of Tarsus)|
|Moses fasted 40 days & nights before presenting the Law of Moses||Jesus fasted 40 days & nights before presenting the Gospel, the Law of Christ|
|Moses glowed from the presence of God on the Mt. of Transfiguration||Jesus' glowed from the presence of God on the Mt. of Transfiguration|
|Moses instituted a special covenant meal, the Passover||Jesus instituted a special covenant meal on Passover, the Supper of the Lord (Christ our Passover)|
|Moses interceded for the sin of God's People and leds them to the place of God's Promises, the Land.||Jesus intercedes for the sin of God's People and leads them to the place of God's Promises, the KIngdom|
|Moses delivered God's People from slavery to the promised Land in 40 years||Jesus delivered God's People from slavery to the promised Kingdom in 40 years, (30-70AD)|
To disobey Moses was to disobey God
To disobey Jesus is to disobey God & Moses
for the Law of Moses contains a command to obey Jesus, the Prophet Like Moses
15 "The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying,'Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.'
17 "And the Lord said to me:'What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' 21 And if you say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?' — 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
22 For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
35 "This Moses whom they rejected, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36 He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. 37 "This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.'
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying,"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"