Jesus – The Prophet Like Unto Moses

Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday evening, May 08, 2005, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia. 


By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Albany, Georgia

Scripture Reading: Deut. 18:15-19

Text: Deut. 18:15

Deuteronomy 18:15 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;

Introduction: From front to back, the Bible is “the Jesus book.” Not only is the New Testament about Him, but so also are the 39 books of the Old Testament.

Jesus said of the Old Testament scriptures:

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 

The Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, especially bear witness to the coming Savior, for Jesus said,

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

This particular prophecy of Deut. 18:15 is specifically identified in
the New Testament as being about the Lord Jesus Christ:

Acts 3:22-26 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24 Yea, and all the prophets
from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

There are many, many ways in which Moses was a type, or prophetic picture of our Lord, but let me point out seven great comparisons

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

    A. His death was decreed by a high power
       1. The dictator
       2. The devil

    B. His death was denied by a HIGHER power – God almighty!


Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Matthew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. 

Egypt is like this world and its sin, in its binding power and its
bitterness. This reminds us that:

    A. Jesus was separate from sinners

    B. Jesus was stainless and spotless from every sin


Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

The meekness of the Lord Jesus, typified by Moses, was not weakness, but rather:

    A. Self-denying

    B. Sacrificing

    C. Submissive


Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
    A. It was authoritative
       1. “Let my people go!” (Ex. 4:21)
       2. See Matt. 7:29

    B. It was authenticated
       1. By signs and wonders

    C. It was assisted
       1. Moses preached by Aaron
       2. Jesus preached by the power of the Holy Ghost


Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
    A. Power over sickness
       1. Moses and the sign of leprosy
       2. Jesus and the 10 lepers

    B. Power over the sea
       1. Moses parting the Red sea
       2. Jesus calming the sea, controlling the sea, crossing the sea

    C. Power over the serpent
       1. Moses took the serpent by the tail
       2. Jesus resisted the devil and won


Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Jesus, like Moses,

    A. Provided liberty from bondage

    B. Provided the law
       1. A new law – of love

    C. Provided the land of blessing


Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Moses, as a picture of Jesus:

    A. Died with the power to live

    B. Died and disappeared

    C. Died to rise again
       1. Moses will reappear in the  Tribulation period


Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,
Gospel Light Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 3071 (237 Lockett Station Road),
Albany, GA 31706
(229) 432-0039 (church) / (229) 698-2127 (parsonage)
*Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author – Ephesians. 6:17*
“Come Alive In 2005”

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