Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wednesday, August, 19, 2009

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

 

THE GOLDEN CALF

AND THE PROPHET/MEDIATOR MOSES

(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.