Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yeshua and Moses

Yeshua and Moses
R. Yehudah ben Shomeyr
Deut. 18:15, 18-19 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… I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him.
Act 3:22 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.

Moses went up onto Mount Sinai, where he communed and fellowshipped with YHWH Elohim for forty days and nights and received the Ten Mitzvot (Commandments), the foundation of the Torah.
When Moses comes down from the mount he saw the Israelites lewdly worshiping an abominable idol, the golden calf. He rebuked them and throws down the Ten Commandments in his anger and breaks them at the foot of Mount Sinai. For Moses knows by the people rejecting the Commandments, they in essence reject YHWH and His Word. Moses ascended the mountain once again, where once again he receives the commandments from God. This time when Moses comes down from the mountain he finds a different panorama before him. The people (Israel AND the mixed multitude) readily receives him and the Torah which he carried. By the people receiving Moses and the message of Torah he carried, they receive YHWH, the One who sent Moses and gave him the Ten Mitzvot.
God also sent Yeshua, who, like Moses, descended the "mountain/heaven" to deliver the "Torah/ The Word of The LORD" to the people. However, the first time He came, it brought rejection as the nation of Israel failed to embrace Him. The people, now as back then, are worshiping idols, but have not accepted God's Moshiach, His Sent and Anointed One, Yeshua. Like Moses, Yeshua will once again come down for his people. The second time He comes they will look upon him and "mourn for Him" (Zechariah 12:10). They will make teshuvah (repent) and accept Him and the Torah which He carries, "It is in this way that all Israel will be saved" (Romans 11:26).
Yeshua IS this Prophet like unto Moses.