Moses is a Major Type of Christ

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Moses is a major type of Christ. Discuss why?

In this essay the fact that Moses was a major type of Christ will be discussed. The following points will be look at, the infancy of Moses and Jesus their Royal Background. The rejection they had to face, the miracles they accomplished, the fact that they were both mighty intercessors and spoke as the oracles of God, they were mediators between God and his people. Moses was similar to Jesus in his meekness. Other points that will be looked at is the leadership of Moses, the fact that both Moses and Jesus established memorials, the Brazen Serpent and finally the transfiguration.

Moses was born in a time where the people of Israel were oppressed by the Pharaoh of Egypt, who had ordained that every boy that were born should be killed. His parents had to hide him. Jesus was born in a Jewish Nation under the rule of the Roman Empire at that time the king Herod had ordained that all the boys that were born should also killed. Mary and Joseph had to flee to Egypt to protect the child. Jesus and Moses where both born in times were Israel was under foreign domination, they were both under death sentence when they were born; they were both preserved by their parents. (Exodus 1:22, 2:2-10, Matthew 2:14-16) Even though Moses was born as a slave he then became a prince heir to the throne. Moses wanted to save the Israelites from bondage He was in position of power but he decided to forsake his position and honour of Egyptian throne to associate himself with his Hebrew brothers. This speaks of Jesus that was at the right side of the father and decided to leave is honour and glory to come to on earth to save us. Jesus was heir and prince of the entire world but didn’t look at his position but came down in the body of a man for the redeeming of our soul. (Hebrew 11:24) After Moses had left the Egyptians He then tried to bring peace to his nation but was rejected by his own brothers “who made you ruler over us”. Moses then went in the desert and married an Ethiopian named Sephora. In the same way Jesus came and was rejected by his very people he then turned to us, gentiles, to make us is royal bride. Jesus also spent time in the desert. (Acts 7:23-27) Moses just like Jesus accomplished many miracles; he had control over the sea, he opened the red sea. Jesus calmed the sea when he was in the boat with his disciples he rebuked the wind and spoke to the waves, and it was completely calm. (Exodus 14:21, Matthew 8:26) Both Jesus and Moses were mighty intercessors. Moses was the mediator between God and the people of Israel. He was the one pleading for them when they had sinned asking for God’s mercy, he was the one the Lord would talk to concerning the plan He had for his people. If the people of God wanted to know the will of God they would come to Moses. It is the same for Jesus he is our mediator on the side of God the Father, he is the one who pleads for our sins it is trough Christ that we have access to God. (Exodus 32:32, John 17) Both Moses and Jesus fasted forty days. Moses is known for being a humble man, so is Jesus. (Number 12:3, Matthew 11:29) When the people of God in the wilderness started to complain because they did not have food Moses cried to God and he sent them manna and quails. Jesus also fed hungry people in the wilderness who where following him. (Exodus16, Mark 8:1-9) Moses provided water for the people of god when they were thirsty, Jesus provides water for our thirsty souls. (Exodus 15:22-25, John 4:10) Moses spoke as the oracle of God. God would speak to him and would bring the word to the people; he was not being his own master doing and saying whatever he wished. Moses always looked and sleeked for the will of God. Jesus was bringing to the people the word of the father he was always in communion with the father and obeyed him even to the point of dying on the for our sins. (Deuteronomy 18:18) Moses established a memorial in remembrance of God had done for...
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