Moses & Jesus – Part 7

22 September, 2021

We’re in the second week of study about Moses, a tall character in the Old Testament, and we covered almost 36 attributes that were similar in Moses and Jesus, the last being discussed about their faithfulness. Let’s continue the study further.

Providing people with water

Numbers 20:11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Moses gave water from the rock, and Jesus also said about giving water to the thirst and He gave; but Jesus was the Rock which Moses struck twice from which the entire community and their livestock drank.

Moses struck the rock twice in his vexation, and he was punished for the same. Many of us would wonder why he was punished severely for a small act of striking the rock twice when he was told to strike just once. God has a plan for eternity and He commands in accordance to what is programmed for the future – and as per the Master’s plan Moses was instructed to strike the rock once as a shadow/symbol of Jesus, the Rock of Ages going to be smitten and crucified once for all; but Moses struck twice, which distorted God’s plan and hence he was punished.

John 4:14 – but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

(this is a part of Jesus’s conversation with the Samaritan woman)

John 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

Jesus specifies about the spiritual thirst that cannot be quenched despite your possessions and achievement in the world. Just as the body thirsts for water, the soul also thirsts for the living God.

Psalm 42:2 – My soul thirsts for God, the living God.

While Moses provided water to quench their physical thirst, Jesus offered living water to quench the spiritual (soul’s) thirst.

If you have this spiritual thirst inside you, Jesus is more than willing to fill you with His Spirit.

Priestly Office

Although Moses’ elder brother, Aaron was the first high priest; Moses was chosen by God for priestly service. Here are a few verses for endorsement:

Psalm 99:6 – Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them.

Leviticus 8:15,16 – Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it. Moses also took all the fat around the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, and both kidneys and their fat, and burned it on the altar.

Hebrews 9:14 – so Christ as priest offered himself without spot unto God.

Prophetic Office

Deuteronomy 18:18 – I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.

John 7:16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.

John 8:28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.

The preceding verses corroborate Moses’ and Jesus’ prophetic office.

Remember, the 100 titles of Jesus that we picked up during the ‘Son of God’ series. There’s been no other character on Earth with so many roles and titles, except our Lord Jesus!

Kingly Office

Deuteronomy 33:4,5 – Moses charged us with a law, a possession for the assembly of Jacob. “And He was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people were gathered, the tribes of Israel together.

Jeshurun is another name for Israel. Although he was not called as a King, he led 30 lakh people. A king stands before God as a representative of the people, and a prophet speaks what is heard from God to the people. Moses was a theocratic king – anointed as king directly by God.

Luke 1:32,33 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”

Christ is the King in Zion!

Judgeship

Exodus 18.13 – The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening.

In today’s terms, Moses was the Supreme Court Judge for the people of Israel and his word was the final in regard to various matters.

2 Corinthians 5:10 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Moses served as a judge only for the people of Israel in his generation, whereas Jesus is the supreme judge of all generations, right from Adam.

Leadership

Exodus 32 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you.

A person who leads is a Leader. Every person has a leadership role – if you’re married or have employees under you, or at least one person to follow you; you are a leader.

Moses led 3 million people whereas Jesus is the ultimate leader of the Church!

Hebrews 2:10 – For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Mediation

Deuteronomy 5:5 – I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD

Moses stood as the mediator between a perfect God and a corrupt generation, and it was an arduous task for him.

1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people

Election

Psalm 106:23 – So he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

Isaiah 42:1 – “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

Both were God’s chosen one or Elect.

Covenant

Exodus 34:27 – Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”

Hebrews 8:6 – But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

Lord Jesus is the mediator of a better covenant

We’ll continue with the study on resemblance between Moses and Jesus for a few more days. Stay tuned to prune your leadership skills!

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Every person has a leadership role – if you’re married or have employees under you, or at least one person to follow you; you are a leader. Moses led 3 million people whereas Jesus is the ultimate leader of the Church!

Tune in to prune your leadership skills by reflecting on the qualities of two great leaders history has ever seen : Moses & Jesus!

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About the Author

Ps. Damien Antony 

BRev. Damien Antonyorn and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.