Moses a type of Christ. Freedom over Security.
If we were studying the doctrine of types of Christ, I would point out to you men like Abel, Abraham, David, Isaac, Jacob,
Joseph, Joshua, Melchizedek, Noah, Samson, and Solomon.
The Ark of the Covenant, Atonement, sacrifices, Brazen serpent and the Brazen altar, Golden candlestick, Golden altar, and such items like the Mercy-seat were also all a type of Christ.
God does not want you to be His slave, He wants you to be His child and no longer a slave.
GAL 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
GAL 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Where is your security?
Is it in the details of life?
Is it people?
Is it related to the things of this life?
The Lord wants you to have freedom, and freedom comes from Bible doctrine, Joh 8:32; and the Holy Spirit, 2Co 3:17.
1. Moses became a man of doctrine before he became a man of destiny.
2. Under his spiritual gift of prophecy he communicated Bible doctrine verbally to the people, and secondly, in writing as illustrated by the first five books of the Bible.
3. He was the greatest leader in history as well.
4. Moses never stopped learning Bible doctrine for his calling demanded that as a man of thought and action he must always be prepared spiritually to be the leader and the father of the first Jewish client nation to God.
In the first 40 years of his life Moses had Bible doctrine.
Moses had Bible doctrine in the second 40 years of his life even though he did not even use his genius when he assumed command of the flocks of his father in law of Jethro.
Moses also had Bible doctrine in the third stage of his life when he utilized the grace and the power of God to communicate verbally and in writing this doctrine to all Israel.
In Deu 34:7 it says that Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eyes were not dim nor was his strength gone.
His strength refers to;
His spiritual strength;
His mental genius;
His physical strength;
His sexual strength.
1. Both Moses and TLJC were born at a time when Israel was under foreign domination - Moses – Egyptian bondage & Jesus – Roman bondage).
2. Both had rulers that tried to kill them shortly after their births; Moses did in Exo 1:15-22. Mat 2:16-18.
Mat 2:16-18 Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its environs, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the magi.
3. Both spent time in the wilderness before taking on their callings (Moses Act 7:32; our Lord in Mat 4:1-11.
4. Both dealt with wicked kings (Pharaoh – Exo 5-12; Herod in Luk 13:31-32.
Our Lord was a little bit sarcastic and confident at times, and by the way, still filled with the Holy Spirit.
5. Both dealt with folks who hardened their hearts; Moses in Exo 8:15; Mar 6:45-52.
6. Both dealt with lepers; Moses did in Num 12:10-15; Mat 8:1-4.
Our Lord also dealt and healed lepers in Mat 8:1-4.
7. Both Moses and our Lord had the world offered to them; Heb 11:24-27; Mat 4:8-9.
Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
HEB 11:26 considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
Our Lord was offered even more than Moses in Mat 4:8-9, when the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me."
8. Both were also shepherds; Exo 3:1; Joh 10:11.
Exo 3:1 Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Joh 10:11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
9. Both fasted for 40 days; Exo 34:28; Luk 4:2.
Exo 34:28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
Luk 4:2 for forty days, [TLJC] being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days; and when they had ended, He became hungry.
10. Both climbed mountains (Exo 34; Mat 5:1.
11. Both were also the meekest or humblest in the entire world; Moses was says Num 12:3; TLJC said that He was in Mat 11:28-30.
PHI 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
12. Both were envied, Moses 106:16; Then we read of the Lord that He was envied in Mat 27:18.
In PSA 106:16 They became envious of Moses in the camp, then concerning our Lord we read in Mat 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.
13. Both did some writing; Exo 34:27; The Lord did in Joh 8:6-8.
In Exo 34:27, Moses wrote something that was biblical; Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
14. Both have a connection to the law - Moses, humanly speaking, wrote the law, but Jesus Christ fulfilled the law; Moses had a connection to the Mosaic Law in Deu 31:9; TLJC had a connection to the Law in Mat 5:17.
Mat 5:17 "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill."
JOH 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
15. Both kept the Passover (Moses did in Exo 12; Heb 11:28; We read in Luk 22:11, TLJC did.
Heb 11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the first born might not touch them.
Luk 22:11 "And you shall say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says to you," Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples? "'
16. Both had a connection to innocent blood (Moses did in Deu 19:9-10; 21:7-9; our Lord was a victim of being betrayed as one who had innocent blood in Mat 27:3-4.
17. Both sang, Moses did after the victory over Pharaoh and the Egyptians in Exo 15:1, and our Lord did in Mat 26:30, just before His victory on the cross.
ACT 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
In ROM 15:9, we Gentiles should glorify God for His mercy; and as it is written, "Therefore I will give praise to Thee among the Gentiles, And I will sing to Thy name."
Our singing is to reflect a doctrinal content as Paul taught in 1CO 14:15 I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.
EPH 5:18-19 "Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;"
COL 3:16 "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
18. Both Moses and our Lord had ministries to the nation of Israel; Moses did to the new nation Israel; our Lord did in Mat 15:21-28.
In MAT 15:24 our Lord answered a woman who had a cruelly demon possessed daughter and said that He sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
19. Both did miraculous things (no references needed).
20. Both fed hungry people in a wilderness (Exo 16; Mar 8:1-9.
21. Both provided water for thirsty people; Moses in Exo 15:22-25; our Lord did in Joh 4:10.