Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wednesday, August, 19, 2009   


Salvation (Mt 7:22-23; Eph 2:8-10; Rom 4:2-5), fellowship (SL), and spiritual maturity.




(Messiah & A.C. #245)


A.  The first 5 direct prophecies of the Coming Messiah, Mat. 1:1; Jn 1:1.


            #1,  Gen 3:15, The Messiah as the Seed of the Woman-  the God-Man


            #2,  Gen 22:18; Gal 3:16:  The Messiah from the line of Abraham.   


             #3, Gen 49:10:   The Messiah from line of Judah.


             #4, Numbers 23-24; 24:17,  Messiah is to be King.


             #5, Dt 18:15-19, the Messiah will be like Moses.  


B.   Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecy about the Prophet/Messiah who would be “like” Moses.


            1.   Overview of Islam’s false claim that the prophet prophesied of in Dt 18:15 refers to Muhammad.


            2.   Biblical likeness to Moses:  Prophet would be a Redeemer, Ex 3:10.


            3.   Biblical likeness to Moses:  Prophet would be a mediator, Ex 20:18-21.


            4.   Biblical likeness to Moses:  Intercessor,  Ex 32:30-32; Heb 7:25.


            5.   Biblical likeness to Moses: … would speak in the name of Yahweh,  Dt 18:20.


            6.   Biblical likeness to Moses:… would not speak presumptuously.


            7.   Biblical likeness” to Moses:  ... would speak with God face to face, Dt 34:10;  Ex 33:11; Jn 17:5, 24-25, Num 12:5-8.


            8.   Biblical likeness to Moses:  would come with signs, wonders, and mighty power, Dt 34:10-12.


            9.    The New Testament confirms that Jesus is the promised prophet who God raise up like Moses, Jn 1:45; :Luke 24:27, 44; Acts 3:22;


C.   A Closer Look at Moses as Mediator in Operation Golden Calf.


            1.  Golden Calf – illustration of the depravity of man, Ex 32:1-8.


                        a)   The impotency of human resolve, Ex 24:7. 


                        b)   The universal revolt and the –vol of the masses.


                        c)  Demands of – volition to leaders, Ex 32:1.    


                        d)   The problem of compromising with evil.  


                        e)   Swift decay of love for God.


                        f)   God’s displeasure, Ex 32:7.  


            2.   The threefold prayer of Moses as mediator and intercessor.


                        a)   Moses’ prayer for himself, Ex 33:12.


                        b)   Moses’ prayer for his people, Ex 33:15-17.


                        c)    Moses’ prayer and desire for the glory of God, 33:18.              


D.   Christ as our Advocate, Mediator, Intercessor, and High Priest, 1 Jn 2:2; Heb 7:25-27.