Sermons on Prophet
In Hebrews 3:1-6, the author compares Christ to Moses. Moses was the greatest OT prophet and was “faithful in all God’s house” (Num 12:7). Having shown that Christ truly became a man, lowering himself below the angels, the author now shows that he is greater than the greatest of men, Moses. Whereas Moses is faithful in God’s house as the servant of God. Christ is faithful over God’s house as the Son of God. Moses was in the house. Christ…
In Hebrews 1:1-4 the author contrasts God’s former way of speaking with the perfect and complete revelation found in Christ in these last days. Whereas God’s former speech was done in many parts over time and in various ways, the fullness and culmination of everything God has spoken is manifested in His Son, who is infinitely glorious. The question is, if Christ is this glorious, if he is the fullness of God’s revelation to man, do you obey him?
In Matthew 9:27-31 Christ gives sight to two blind men. This healing is done in private for these two who believe in him. Christ’s giving sight to the blind shows that he is God, who alone has such power, and that he is bringing in the last age. His ability to give sight to the blind shows that he is able to grant faith sovereignly to whomever he wills. The blind men can see with the eyes of faith, but…
In Deuteronomy 34 the greatest OT prophet dies. There would not be another prophet like Moses until the Lord Jesus Christ. Moses, however, in his death, as great as he was, shows that he was unable to bring the people of God into the promised land because of his sin. The prophet like Moses, but who far surpasses him, is able to bring all of God’s people into the land.
In Deuteronomy 18:9-22 Moses speaks of a “prophet like Moses”, like himself, whom God will raise up. This prophet, who is the Lord Jesus Christ (see part 1), is the one who perfectly reveals God, identifies with his people, works great wonders among them, and saves them from their sins. In all of these things, Christ is not only like Moses but actually far surpasses him.
In Deuteronomy 18:9-22 God promises to raise up a “prophet like Moses” for the people of God, but Deuteronomy 34:10-12 indicates that this had not happened (written sometime after Moses’ death). Ultimately, though all prophets resemble Moses in some way, none are like him. Who is the prophet like Moses? Who fulfills the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:9-22? The Lord Jesus Christ.