Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 18:18–19
A. Before Moses’ death, God promised that another would rise up in his likeness (Deuteronomy 18:18–19).
B. Although many prophets came after Moses, the Scripture says that none had risen like him (Deuteronomy 34:10).
I. What was so unique about Moses?
A. The LORD “knew him face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10; cf. Exodus 33:11, 20, 23; Numbers 12:6–8).
B. He worked amazing “signs and wonders” (Deuteronomy 34:11–12; Exodus 7:3; 11:9; 4:29–31; 12:13; Numbers 14:11).
C. He was buried by God Himself (Deuteronomy 34:6; cf. Jude 9).
II. Many prophets seemed like Moses in various ways.
A. Elijah was similar to him in many respects (1 Kings 19:8, 14–16; 2 Kings 2:17).
B. Jeremiah was also similar in some ways (Jeremiah 1:5–10).
C. We might also compare the prophet Ezekiel to Moses (Ezekiel 40:1–2).
III. The prophet like Moses is none other than Jesus Christ.
A. Moses spoke with God, but Jesus is the very image of God (John 14:8; Hebrews 1:1–4; Colossians 1:15).
B. Moses performed great signs, but Jesus worked greater ones (John 10:41; 7:31; 3:2; 1:17–18).
C. Moses was buried by God, but Jesus was raised by Him (Acts 3:11–24; Romans 6:4).
A. Jesus is not just like Moses; He is greater (Hebrews 3:3; 8:6).
B. Jesus is the one to whom we must look as “the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).