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1 Moses and Jesus Divine similarities! One of the easiest ways to see how divinely inspired the Bible really is, is to take a look at the lives of its two main characters. Few would argue against Moses being the most important character of the Old Testament. Nobody would argue against Jesus being the main character of the New Testament. God tried to speak directly to the people of Israel one time on Mount Sinai and it did not go well at all. The people begged that God would not speak to them again, but would instead speak through a mediator. Well, in Deuteronomy, Moses gives a very important prophecy. He predicts that God will raise up another prophet who will be like him. This prophet would speak the words of God for the people so they do not have to speak directly to God. Here is what Moses says: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren him you shall heed-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. And the LORD said to me, They have rightly said all that they have spoken. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. (Deuteronomy, 18:15-19) Jesus is clearly the mediator who Moses was talking about. He was the one man who could speak God s words directly to the people. Let s take a look at just how similar the life of Jesus was to Moses. After reading this lengthy comparison, see if you can come up with a way that all of this happened by accident. Moses The first mediator Jesus The final mediator Moses was born as a Hebrew Jesus was born as a Hebrew Moses was chosen by God to be a leader Jesus was chosen by God to be a leader Moses was born while his people were suffering Jesus was born while his people were suffering under a cruel leader. (Pharaoh) under a cruel leader. (Herod)

2 Moses hid in Egypt as a child. Jesus hid in Egypt as a child. The leader of the land that Moses was born into The leader of the land that Jesus was born into tried to kill all of the babies when he was born. tried to kill all of the babies when He was born. Moses turned water into blood. Jesus turned water into wine. Moses died on a hill. Jesus died on a hill. Moses fasted 40 days and faced a spiritual crisis Jesus fasted 40 days and faced a spiritual crisis on a mountain on a mountain. Moses told people about the need for a Passover Jesus became the Passover lamb. lamb. Moses founded a new religion Jesus founded a new religion Moses communicated directly with God Jesus communicated directly with God Moses performed miracles Jesus performed miracles Moses revised an existing religion Jesus revised an existing religion Moses was a law giver gave the ten Jesus was a law giver gave the great commandments commandment. Moses was hated by the ruling party (Egyptians) Jesus was hated by the ruling party (Pharisees) Moses had brothers and sisters who Jesus had brothers and sisters who misunderstood him. misunderstood him. Moses chose 12 leaders to follow. Jesus chose 12 leaders to follow. Moses gave his people a new identity as a Jesus gave his people a new identity as a people. people. Moses had followers who strayed from his Jesus had followers who strayed from his teachings. teachings. Moses is arguably the lead figure of the Old Jesus is the lead figure of the New Testament. Testament. Moses taught his followers how to pray. Jesus taught his followers how to pray. Moses chose people to carry on when he was Jesus chose people to carry on when he was leaving. leaving. Moses led his people to the promised land. Jesus leads his people to the promised land. Moses sent 12 spies to Canaan so he could bring Jesus sent 12 disciples to the world so he could people to the promised land. bring people to the promised land. Moses appointed 70 rulers over Israel Jesus appointed 70 disciples to the nations. The people picked up stones to stone Moses but The people picked up stones to stone Jesus, but they did not succeed. they did not succeed. Moses controlled the waters of the Red Sea Jesus controlled the Sea of Galilee Moses brought living water out of the Rock Jesus brings living water to all of his believers. The face of Moses shown with glory on Mount The face of Jesus shown with glory on the Sinai. mount of Transfiguration. Moses lifted the brazen serpent up in the Jesus was lifted up on the cross to heal us from wilderness to heal people our own sins. Moses was a shepherd Jesus was the good shepherd Moses subdued an attacking army by raising his Jesus subdued sin and death with arms raised arms high on the top of a hill. (with two other high on a hill. (with two other people) people) Moses said another prophet would come (Jesus) Jesus said another would come (Holy Spirit)

3 Those who did not follow Moses died in the Those who refused to follow Jesus died in the wilderness because of their lack of faith. siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Jesus had warned them it was coming, and history shows that the Christians left right before the siege started because of the remembrance of the words of Jesus. Those who did not believe Jesus stayed and were either killed or sold to slavery. Moses fed thousands supernaturally with bread. Jesus fed thousands supernaturally with bread. Moses took a gentile bride Jesus took a gentile bride (the church) Moses led the Israelites in a victory song after This song will be repeated at the end as a the victory in Egypt. There is a long period of silence in the story of Moses from the time he was a child until adulthood. Moses showed compassion to a woman getting water at a well. Moses mission was to redeem Israel from slavery to Egypt Moses was loved and supported by his sister Miriam (which is Miryam in Hebrew) Moses gave God s law on a mountain. Moses offered his life for the salvation of his people after the sin of the golden calf. Moses rejected a lavish, ruling lifestyle in the house of the Pharaoh. Instead, he chose a humble life. Moses washed Aaron and his sons with water. victory song for Jesus. (see Rev. 15:2-3) There is a long period of silence in the story of Jesus from the time he was a child until adulthood. Jesus showed compassion to a woman getting water at a well. Jesus mission was to redeem mankind from slavery to sin. Jesus was loved and supported in his ministry by His mother Mary (which is also Miryam in Hebrew) Jesus gave the new law from the Mount of the Beatitudes. (sermon on the mount.) Jesus offered His life for the salvation of the world. Jesus rejected the offers of Satan to be the ruler of this world and instead chose a humble life Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Wow. These two characters are strikingly similar. Now you might be able to argue one or two of those points. You might say that a couple of them are to general in nature, but nobody can tell me that those lists are not impressingly similar to each other. They are similar to the point that they show the two stories have to be divinely correlated. The only thing that you could say to explain the similarities, is that the New Testament authors wrote the story of Jesus to make it look like He was the person who Moses alluded to. However, if you believe this, you would have to believe that the authors of the New Testament were dishonest, crooked men, which from all appearances they seem like they were not. Also, you would have to believe that all of these men were somehow able to construct a story together, from different places, with the same similarities, without contradicting each other. Also, you would have to say that their audiences, who at the latest, were just a generation or two removed from Jesus had already forgotten the truth about the facts of his life. These facts seemed to have been carefully recorded.

4 Looking at these two stories you can see the divine fingerprints everywhere you look. I hope that this one example of fulfilled prophecy will give you one more reason to have a confident faith. I also hope that having a more confident faith will inspire you to share that faith and to do what you can for the God who loves us as his own children. The Rock from Exodus and Numbers compared to Christ Numbers chapter 20 describes a scene where God punishes Moses for striking a rock to get water. Because of this event, Moses is unable to enter the promised land. So why was God so upset when Moses struck the rock to get water? Well, there are obvious reasons, like he was disobeying God, he was acting arrogantly, and he didn t listen to God s commands. This is the way an Old Testament audience would have interpreted it, but there was more to it than that. Let s get some help from Paul. Paul says, I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 1 Cor. 10:1-4 - Here, Paul refers to Christ as the Rock which provided the water to the Israelites. Many times in the New Testament, the authors refer to Christ as a rock. Even in the Old Testament, God is referred to as a mountain and the Messiah as a rock which would come from the mountain. So if we agree with Paul, that means Christ was the Rock which Moses struck the first time to get water. When he struck the Rock (Christ), water was provided that gave them Salvation. Everywhere they went this Rock was with them, providing

5 everlasting, living water to them. Moses was told to never again strike the Rock (Christ), that striking it once was enough, and from that point on commanding it to give water would work. Can you see the symbolism at work here? This is a foreshadowing of Christ s life. Christ had to be struck one time, on the cross, and because of this, salvation was available to all, because He was struck, all we have to do is ask and salvation is given to us, but he was never to be struck again. Salvation was provided and now Christ is in his glory. Therefore, it was ok for Moses to strike the Rock once to give the Israelites the living water of the Salvation of Christ, but after striking it once, he was to only ask that the water (salvation) be given and it would freely be given, as Christ freely gives Salvation. He was never to strike it again because it would be striking Christ two times. This chart might help explain it Moses Story The Rock is there which could provide Salvation (water) The Rock is struck The Rock provides the Salvation, water flows out saving the people. Now, all the people have to do is ask and water (Salvation) is freely given to them through the Rock. Moses, instead of asking again, to get the free gift of grace (water), strikes the Rock a second time. Jesus Story Jesus is there who could provide Salvation Jesus is killed on the cross. Jesus provides Salvation, people are saved through His death. Now, all the people have to do is ask, and eternal life (Salvation) is freely given to them through the Rock (Jesus) Jesus is not to be struck a second time. The free gift of Salvation is already available. I hope that makes more sense with the chart. This might not be as remarkable as the comparison between Moses and Jesus, but it is still very interesting. It shows the divine nature of the story of the Bible. God knew what he was doing the entire time. Everything he did in the Old Testament was done to foreshadow the New. Devotional: So why study the Exodus? A lot of people like to stay in the New Testament with their Bible studies. But there are a lot of lessons here in Exodus. We learn that anyone can be called by God. We learn that God knows what we are qualified to do even when we don t. We learn that God has already prepared us to do what we need to do in life. We learn that there is no force in this world, no empire, no group of people, nobody who can stand in our way if our God is with us. We learn not to look at the past, not to look at where we have come from, but instead to look at where we re going, where God is leading us. We learn to trust God for our daily bread, to trust him to provide, to trust him to provide more so we can have a day of rest. It teaches us to resist temptation when others around us are trying to get us to join in some sort of rebellion against God. We learn that the battles in our lives will only be won when we pray. We learn that holding each other up in prayer is important. We learn so much from this one, old story. We have a hero who is just like us, with weaknesses, and moments of failure, but also

6 who has great moments of success. He is someone who we can somewhat relate to. Also, our lives are like the Israelites in Exodus. We re also on a journey. We also sometimes need correcting. We also sometimes need disciplining. But we also have breakthroughs. And we re also moving closer to our own promised land. Yes, when our journeys are over. We will also cross over into the promised land. All we have to do to get there is to trust God, to learn our lessons, and to keep pushing forward. When we complete our journeys, without abandoning our faith, we will all find ourselves in the promised land just like the Israelites finally did.

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