a Prophet. . .like unto me. .

“ The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken. . ” (Deut.18:15)

Moses was a unique prophet:

  • He stood among his people to lead them from bondage.
  • A covenant and law was given through him.
  • By Moses, a means of national worship was established.
  • He was the first to pitch the tabernacle of worship.
  • Moses offered the first sacrifice at that tabernacle.

In order for a prophet to be like Moses similar attributes must be in place. It doesn’t make sense he was speaking of an identical recurrance. Therefore Moses pointed to a higher order of similarities:

  • There is a greater bondage from which to be delivered than that of Pharaoh.
  • We must look to a greater covenant and law than that of Sinai.
  • There is a mode of worship above the priesthood of Aaron.
  • There is a tabernacle not made with the hands of men.
  • There is a sacrifice greater than that of animals.

Hope is channeled to disappointment when we look for the temple to be rebuilt, and a red heifer to be sacrificed. The Messiah has a higher order of things than that.

 

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