27 Points of Resemblance Between Moses and Jesus, compiled by Derek Prince:
"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." Deut. 18:18-19
|1. He was born in a period when Israel was under foreign rule. "Now there arose up a new king over Egypt." Ex. 1:8-14||1.He was born in a period when Israel was under foreign rule. ".. a decree went out from Caesar Augustus.." Lk. 2:1-7|
|2. A cruel king made a decree for him to be killed. " And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives.. if it be a son, then ye shall kill him.." Ex. 1:1:15||2. A cruel kink made a decree for him to be killed. " Then Herod.. was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem... from 2 years old and under." Mt. 2:16|
|3. The faith of his parents saved his life. "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid 3 months of his parents..." Heb 11:23||3. The faith of his parents saved his life. "When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt." Mt 2:13|
|4. He found protection for a time with the people of Egypt. ".. and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became their son" Ex. 2:10||4. He found protection for a time with the people of Egypt. "...and was there until the death of Herod..." Mt. 2:14|
He displayed unusual wisdom and understanding. "And
Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.."
|5. He displayed unusual wisdom and understanding. " And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers." Lk 2:46|
He was extremely meek. "Moses was very meek..."
|6. He was extremely
meek. "... I am meek and lowly in heart."
|7. He was completely faithful to God. "My servant Moses...is faithful in all my house." Num. 12:27||7. He was completely faithful to God. Jesus...was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful... "Heb.3:1-6|
|8. He was rejected for a time by Israel. "Who made thee a prince and judge over us?" Ex.2:14||8. He was rejected for a time by Israel. "Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said Barabbas." Mt 27:21|
|9. He was criticized by his own brothers and sisters. "And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses..." Num. 12:1||9. He was criticized by his own brothers and sisters. "For neither did his brethren believe in him." John 7:5|
|10. He was received by Gentiles when rejected by Israel. "Moses fled...and dwelt in the land of Midian... and was content to dwell with the man..." Ex. 2:15,21||10. He was received by Gentiles when rejected by Israel. "...but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to Gentiles..." Acts 13:44-48|
|11. He prayed to God to forgive his people. "Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin.." Ex.32:31||11. He prayed to God to forgive his people. "Father, forgive them; for they know what not they do." Lk.23:34|
|12. He was willing to bear the punishment of God's people. "... and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book" Ex. 32:32||12. He was willing to bear the punishment of God's people. "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree..." 1 Pet. 2:21-24|
|13. He fasted 40 days. Ex 34:28||13. He fasted 40 days. Mt.4:2|
|14. He spoke face to face with God. " And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend."Ex. 33:11||14. He spoke face to face with God. " No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John 1:18|
|15. He went up into a high mountain to have communion with God, taking some of his closest companions with him. "Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: and they saw the God of Israel." Ex. 24:9||15. He went up into a high mountain to have communion with God, taking some of his closest companions with him. "...Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bring them up into a high mountain apart..." Mat. 17: 1-5|
|16. Afterwards his face was seen to shine with supernatural glory. "...the skin of Moses face shone.." Ex.34:35||16. Afterwards his face was seen to shine with supernatural glory. "... and his face did shine as the sun..." Mt. 17:2|
|17. God spoke to him audibly from heaven. "...God answered him by voice..." Ex. 19:19||17. God spoke to him audibly from heaven. "Then came there a voice from heaven." John 12:23-28|
|18. His place of burial was guarded by an angel. " Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses...said The Lord rebuke thee." Jude 9||18. His place of burial was guarded by an angel. "... for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. - Mat. 28:2-6|
|19. After death he appeared alive to those who believed in him. "And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah..." Mt.17:3||19. After death he appeared alive to those who believed in him. "...he rose again the third day...After that, he was seen above five hundred brethren at once..." 1 Cor. 15:4-6|
|20. He was a teacher as well as a prophet. "...the judgments which I teach you... Deu. 4:1||20. He was a teacher as well as a prophet. "Rabbi, we know thou art a teacher come from God..." John 17:6|
|21. He was also a shepherd of God's people. "Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron." Ps.77:20||21. He was also a shepherd of God's people. "I am the good shepherd..." John 10:11|
|22. He revealed God's name to His people. "Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel. I AM hath sent me unto you." Ex. 3:13||22. He revealed God's name to His people. "I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me..." John 17:6|
|23. Through him God gave His people supernatural food. "And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the lord hath given you to eat." Ex. 16:14||23. Through him God gave His people supernatural food. "And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children," Mt. 14:19-21|
|24. He brought deliverance to God's people. "...I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt." Ex. 3:7-10||24. He brought deliverance to God's people. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised..." Lk.4:17-21|
|25. He brought healing to God's people. "And Moses made a serpent of brass and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." Num. 21:9||25. He brought healing to God's people. "And Jesus went about all Galilee... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Mt.4:23|
|26. He worked great miracles, such as no other man ever did. "And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses... in all the signs and wonders, which the Lord sent him to do..." Deut. 34:10-12||26. He worked great miracles, such as no other man ever did. "If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin..." John.15:24|
|27. He established a covenant between God and His people, which was sealed with blood. "And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you..." Ex. 24:7||27. He established a covenant between God and His people, which was sealed with blood. "And he took the cup, and gave thanks, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Mt.26:26-28|
Prophecy is a powerful tool the Lord used to point us toward the Messiah.
Appeared in Gates of Eden Newsletter. Compiled by Derek Prince.