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The prophet Jesus is greater than Moses Part 2

Moses holding the stone tablets of the Law but Jesus is greater than Moses.
Moses holding the stone tablets of the Law but Jesus is greater than Moses.

Christians believe that Jesus is greater than Moses.
Moses speaking in Deuteronomy 18:14 said that the Prophet that was to come (Jesus) would be like himself.

So let′s look at some of the similarities in respect of:

a) Jesus is greater than Moses, both were Law givers:

The prophet Moses was a lawgiver, Jesus the Prophet, was also a lawgiver.
Perhaps we don′t tend to see Jesus as a lawgiver, but Paul wrote:

Carry each other′s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the Law of Christ.”
Galations 6:2

And also:

..let them acknowledge that what I am writing is the Lord′s command.”
1 Corinthians 14:37

Yes, Jesus is also the Lawgiver.
But Jesus′ laws were not there for us to try to obey, so as to get to heaven. Because in Romans 8 Paul writes:

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life (that is Christ′s Law) has set me free from the law of sin and death (that is the Law given by Moses).”

b) Jesus is greater than Moses, both lead out of slavery:

Ball and chain.Moses led the people from out of the slavery of Egypt.
Jesus leads His people from out of the slavery of Satan. Jesus said

If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

They answered Him,

We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can You say that we shall be set free?”

Jesus replied,

I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”
John 8:31

Multitudes of people are slaves to sin, and to Satan, and they just don′t realise it.
It is the Truth that breaks the chains of our slavery.
The Truth is the Word of God.
The words in the Bible are God breathed, and they have the power to set people free. Paul wrote:

..you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.”
Galations 4:7

Moses led the people out of Egypt, but Jesus not only leads people out of the slavery of sin, but also INTO sonship, and an eternal inheritance!

c) Jesus is greater than Moses, both created new worship:

Hands raised in worship. Jesus is greater than Moses.
Hands raised in worship. Jesus is greater than Moses.

Moses was the founder of a new era of worship and of serving God, where the people were taught:

All this was ushered in by miraculous signs and wonders.

But Jesus was the founder of a better era of worship and of serving God, where He:

This new era was also ushered in with wonderful, and miraculous signs.

d) Jesus is greater than Moses conclusion:

So, what is the conclusion in looking at the similarities between Moses, and the Prophet the Lord Jesus Christ?
It is summed up in Hebrews:

Moses was faithful in all God′s house.
Jesus has been found worthy of greater honour than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honour than the house itself.
Moses was faithful as a servant in all God′s house.
But Christ is faithful as a Son over God′s house..”
Hebrews 3:2

Moses was a great leader, but Jesus far outshines him, because:

The Son is the radiance of God′s Glory, and the exact representation of His Being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word.”
Hebrews 1:3

Here’s the full Deuteronomy passage:

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him – I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.”
Deuteronomy 18:14-19

Moses image: thanks to GSP 100,000 clipart CD

Peter Reason

February 2012

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