Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Parallels of Moses & Yeshua

Taken from my mailing list of Messianic Bible

Moses was considered a prophet, but even he knew that a far greater prophet would

come forth in God's perfect time. Moses wrote in the book of Deuteronomy.

"The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own

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 18:15, 18-19).

It was the role of Moses to

establish the credentials of

the Messiah. Even the

Talmudic commentaries, written

by Jewish rabbis and sages

throughout the ages, declared

that the Messiah must be the

greatest of prophets, and nearest

in spirit to Moses.

Was Yeshua's life a

parallel to Moses? Yes. In

fact, no one else in history even

came close. Scriptures show

events parallel to both lives.

Moses and Yeshua fulfilled

their roles as prophet, priest,

lawgiver, teacher, and leader.

Both spent their early years

in Egypt, miraculously

protected from those who

wanted to kill them.

Moses' family did not

initially accept his role as

redeemer, nor did Yeshua's

family, but later they would.

Both fasted for 40 days and

faced spiritual crises on

mountain tops.

Moses' brother Aaron,

would become the High Priest

for the young nation of Israel

in the Wilderness. Yeshua's

brother, James, would become

the leader of the first Believers

and Congregation/Church in


Each was considered the

wisest man in his day. Each

confronted demonic powers and

successfully subdued them.

Moses sent 12 spies to

explore Canaan. Yeshua sent

12 apostles to reach the world.

Moses appointed 70 rulers

over Israel. Yeshua anointed

70 disciples to teach the


Moses parted the Red Sea

with his outstretched arm.

Yeshua calmed the Sea of


The list of similarities goes

on and on. The point to all this

is that while Passover began

with Moses, it was fulfilled -

in Yeshua the Passover Lamb.

When a person is in

Messiah, ". . . he is a new

creation; the old has gone, the

new has come! All this is from

God, who reconciled us to

Himself through Messiah and

gave us the ministry of reconciliation

. . ." (2 Cor. 5:17-18)

Moses writes in Leviticus

17:11 - "For the life of a

creature is in the blood, and I

have given it to you to make

atonement for yourselves on the

altar; it is the blood that makes

atonement for one's soul."

May you and your

loved ones have a

blessed Passover season

in Messiah Yeshua.

For He came just as foretold,

lived among us, died for our sins,

and lives forever as proof that

death has been overcome by the

blood of the Passover Lamb.

with warm regards

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