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Moses The Christian
Moses had a very close working relationship with the LORD (see also The Trysting Tent):
"34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 34:11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, 34:12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses showed in the sight of all Israel." (Deuteronomy 34:10-12 KJV)
And just Who exactly was "the LORD" that Moses knew from the Exodus?
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)
"That Rock was Christ"
"3:1 The Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus" (Hebrews 3:1 KJV) summarizes the mandate of Jesus Christ. Apostle means someone sent with authority; Christ was The Apostle of God, with the purpose of preparing the way for God's coming (see The Throne Of God, From Heaven To Earth). Christ is also The High Priest (of which the Levitical high priesthood was created merely to foreshadow and symbolize) because it was through Christ that atonement is made, without which there can be no salvation (see What Is Jesus Christ Doing Right Now?, Christ's Mercy Seat and Christ's Day Of Atonement; listen also to the Sermon The Christ Of The Day Of Atonement from our Sermons page). Moses knew that directly from the LORD Himself.
"3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house [see The Education Of Moses and The Trysting Tent]. 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." (Hebrews 3:1-6 KJV)
The disobedient Israelites of the Exodus who were left to wander for 40 years in the Sinai as a death sentence (see A Journey Without A Destination) were examples of those who reject Christ by refusing to obey His Word: "10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents" (1 Corinthians 10:1-9 KJV).
"3:7 Wherefore, as The Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.
Fact Finder: Moses will be in the spiritual promised land, the Kingdom of God, after Christ's return. But why did Moses not make it into the physical promised land?