Moses and the prophet like him!


Both the Old and New Testaments spell out that there is a typological connection between Moses and Jesus. So Moses says –“The LORD thy God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among you, from your brethren; Listen to Him– Deuteronomy 18:15

Then when Moses makes a New Testament appearance on the Mount of Configuration, God the Father completes the connection by saying:

“This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him– Mark 9:7

ladder 2Peter was there on mount of transfiguration… in fact he was talking too much which is why the Father had to interupt him with these words about listening to Jesus. Peter got the message, so while preaching shortly after Pentecost he reminds his listeners of Moses words and that they should heed Jesus’ teaching.

For Moses indeed said to the fathers, ‘The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him in all things whatever he says to you” – Acts 3:22

In facttransfiguration there is far more of a connection between Moses and Jesus than we might realise. For instance, Moses is called a prophet, (Deuteronomy 34:10) obviously; but he is also a priest, born a Levite (Exodus 2:1 who intercedes between God and People ministering to and from YHWH’s presence (Exodus 33:12-17); and he is called a King, (Deuteronomy 33:4-5). Moses was the first Prophet,Priest and King, before even David modelled this three-fold office for the coming Messiah.

There are cryptic references too… but not the time to explore those here… but the table below lists the main typological connections between Moses and Jesus.

Both born under gentile rule
Exodus 1:15-22
Both where saved from a royal death sentence.

Matthew 2:16-18
Exodus 3

Both where empowered by divine encounters in the wilderness before their mission.
Matthew 4:1-11
Hebrews 11:24-25
Both rejected their privileged heritage to identify with suffering people.
Philippians 2:6-7
Exodus 5-12
Both rebuked bad kings who wanted to kill them.
Luke 13:31-32
Numbers 12:10-15
Both healed a leperMatthew 8:1-4
Exodus 3:1
Both where considered to be shepherds
John 10:11
Both went on 40 day fast
Luke 4:2
Exodus 34:2
Both received their manifesto message up a mountain.
Matthew 5:1
Psalm 106:16
Both where envied.
Matthew 27:18
Deuteronomy 31:9Moses wrote the law that Jesus fulfilled
Matthew 5:17
Exodus 15:23-25 etc.Moses gave water to thirsty people Jesus promised living water to thirsty people.John 10:10-14
Jude 9Moses dead body was the cause of a divine rebuke to the devil, Jesus death was the ultimate rebuke to the devil. Hebrews 2:14-15
Exodus 18:13Moses judged the people, Jesus judges the nations.Matthew 25:31-34

Christen Forster

Christen Forster is widely recognised as an original Bible teacher who brings people into a love of and confidence in scripture.

Christen has planted churches, been a youth worker, mission administrator and church leaders. The author of several books, Christen is now an itinerant minister, helping churches to step into a more deliberately spiritual experience of the Christian life while at the same time firmly rooting their practice in scripture.

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