Moses’ Similarities With King Jesus Christ
Moses’ Similarities with King Jesus Christ
“Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, ‘Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.” – Exodus 1: 21
We learn in the Scriptures that King Jesus Christ shares similarities with those created beings that chose to honor GOD Almighty above all and were examples of steadfast love, faith, and grace. One specific example is Moses for being able to introduce the Ten Commandments to the people of Israel and for being a righteous example of faith. GOD Almighty was able to accomplish so much through Moses for the people of Israel and for the establishment of righteousness that would lead all the way through the Twelve Tribes of Israel into the times of King Jesus Christ. We learn that Moses is considered to be a prophet that not only delivers the people of Israel from their enemies, but that guides them to the Promised Land.
We learn that while Moses accomplishments give hope and inspire believers to have faith, we sometimes forget of the persecution that Moses went through. Not being a year old, Pharaoh looks to destroy Moses, and the children of Israel for their ability to grow exponentially and to be mighty. These attributes cause Pharaoh to envy Israel and to hate the GOD of Creation. Misplacing his belief in idols of Egypt, Pharaoh pronounces judgment against GOD Almighty’s elect. Even through this, Moses is able to be rescued by the same people of Egypt. GOD Almighty turns around the evil intended for Moses into a blessing. Moses learns all the ways of Egypt and then is able to rise above and lead the people of Israel after GOD Almighty decides to advance the nation of Israel.
We learn that similarly, King Jesus Christ is sent as a suffering servant to lead Israel out of sin and idolatry into eternal life. Jesus Christ ministers to the people of Israel showing an example of purity, truth, and faith that causes controversy and arguments among the people of Israel. To the righteous, Jesus Christ is the Messiah. To the incredulous, he is another zealot. Regardless, Jesus Christ is able to free humanity from sin through His obedience to the point of the cross and through the resurrection on the third day. We also learn that while King Jesus Christ is seated at the Right Hand Side of GOD Almighty and is awaiting to return to judge, He also was persecuted, slandered, and hated.
For this, King Jesus Christ will give judgment to humanity at the end of the ages. Prior to dying on the cross for our sins, we learn that like Moses, Jesus Christ was persecuted when He was not even two years of age. We learn about the plots of Herod in attempting to destroy the future savior of the world.
“Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.”
We see the repetition of the strategies of envy, and the evil emotions that exist in the world. We see the conspiracies and plans to attack the righteous, let alone the righteous children of GOD. This should open our eyes to the idols of nations that only seek evil. Idolatry seeks to cause harm and pain on the most vulnerable and seeks to use them as resources. There is a lack of empathy, love, understanding, trust, faith, steadfast love, grace that our GOD, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Moses is able to give.
We learn that like Moses, Jesus Christ is saved and takes refuge in Egypt until the time to return to Israel. We learn that this should give us understanding of who we choose to serve.