Matthew 2:13-23 The True and Greater Moses

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What does Moses have to do with Christmas?

At first glance, you are probably sitting there thinking “Not much.”
I have a nativity scene at home and there is not a wild man with a staff calling down plagues all around the manger.
But the way Matthew records the birth of Christ in Matthew 2:13-23 is intentionally written to bring up all these echoes of Moses.
All these hints and bread crumbs that hint at who Christ is and what He would ultimately do in delivering God’s people.
In Deuteronomy 18 God promised to raise up a prophet like Moses to speak on behalf of God to all the people (Deut. 18:18).
This would be THE Prophet who would stand as a Mediator between God and the people and would ultimately bring the fullness, the consummation, of all that Moses was and did...
Christ is that Prophet. He is the ultimate fulfillment of Moses and all his work.
He is everything Moses pointed to and more.
Moses is just a picture of all that Christ is and does in delivering us from all our sins.
And that’s the BIG IDEA I want you taking away from today...

Jesus is the True and Greater Moses who delivers God’s people once and for all from all their sins.

The question we want to answer today is How? How does Moses point to Christ specifically in how Matthew hints at Moses in the birth of Christ.
These are not immediately obvious on the surface, but I think as we dig into how Matthew has structured and organized this passage, they will become clear.
There are three sections of this passage where Matthew relates a story about the birth of Christ and then concludes it with how that story fulfilled some prophecy from the Old Testament.
And in those fulfillment passages, and more specifically in the wider context of those fulfillment passages, I think Matthew gives us echoes of Moses.
Small hints that only come to fruition later in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Things that relate to back Moses but ultimately point forward to Christ and who He is and what He would ultimately do as the New and Greater Moses who delivers God’s people once and for all from their slavery to sin and give them eternal life.
So let’s start with point number 1 to see how the Birth of Christ ultimately points to a Greater Moses and promises that Jesus is...
The True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus.
The True Mediator of a Greater Covenant.
And the True Sacrifice of a Greater Atonement.
Point number 1...

I. Jesus is the True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus

Matthew 2:13-15 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.
To catch you up to speed, remember where we are.
The Magi, pagan astrologers who were far off from God, came a long way from the east to worship Christ, the King of the Jews.
The Messiah. The Savior-King of the world who would save His people and make all things new.
And these Magi are a picture God’s grace to the nations.
A picture of how God, by His grace, brings all those who are far off and dead in their trespasses in sins near in Jesus Christ.
He is the Savior of all men, whether Jew or Gentile.
And after worshiping Him, the Magi leave, but instead of going back to Herod, they head home another way because God had warned them in a dream that Herod wanted to use Magi to find out where the Messiah was so that he could kill Him and hold onto his throne.
After this, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream.
In fact this happens several times throughout this story, and this is important because it shows that God is sovereignly working to carry out His promises to save His people from their sins despite the plans of Herod and other wicked men.
This tells us that God is always faithful to His promises and does whatever it takes to bring to fulfillment so that not one of them would fall to the ground.
Do we have that faith? That God is faithful to all His promises no matter how dark or bleak things my look?
Well this angel warns Joseph to rise and flee to Egypt. To get out of town as fast as he can because Herod was about to search for the child in order to kill Him.
So what does Joseph do? He rose, took the child, and fled by night to Egypt.
Look at Joseph’s faith. Immediate obedience.
The Lord speaks and he follows. That is how it should be for all of us.
And then Matthew tells us the broader purpose of all of this. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my Son.
This is a quote from Hosea 11:1 which says When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
And in the context of Hosea, this is not a future prediction of Christ and what Christ would do, but it is a passage about how God saved Israel in the Exodus.
How He called them out of Egypt and set them apart as His chosen, covenantal people.
Which should make you ask, why does Matthew quote this passage and apply it to Christ? Why does he see this passage about the exodus as a prophecy about the future Messiah?
Matthew does this to say something very intentional here.
In the birth of Christ, he’s wanting to explicitly tie Christ and His work from the very beginning of His life to the Exodus of God’s people from Egypt.
And then he says this is the fulfillment of that Exodus because he wants us to know without a shadow of a doubt that Christ is the true and ultimate fulfillment of the Exodus and all that it represents.
So what was that?
The Exodus was the redemption of God’s people from slavery in Egypt to bring them out of that slavery into the Promised Land to live with God and be His covenant people.
God raised up Moses as a Deliverer and rained down plague upon plague on Egypt until Pharoah finally let Israel go.
And then when Pharoah change his mind, God delivered them once and for all by parting the Red Sea and bringing Israel through on dry ground.
The Exodus story is a miraculous deliverance of God for His people, and it came to define what salvation was for the Jews.
All throughout the Old Testament, the Exodus became a shadow or a type of how God would ultimately save His people, not just from slavery in Egypt, but from their sins through the Messiah.
The Messiah would be a New Moses. A New Deliverer who would lead God’s people in a New and Greater Exodus and give His people rest.
So all tied up in the Exodus are these themes of slavery, deliverance, freedom, life, salvation, and blessing.
Communion with God and rest in the Promise Land as God’s covenant people.
And all of these beautiful promises come together fully and ultimately in Jesus Christ.
All that Messianic hope for a New Exodus and New Deliver from spiritual slavery to our sin, that hope Matthew says, is Jesus.
One of the things that Matthew does in His gospel is show Christ as the True and Faithful Israel. Out of Egypt, I called my Son.
Well what happened after the Exodus. The people disobeyed God in the wilderness and so God cursed them to wander in the wilderness for 40 years.
Everyone from the Exodus generation besides Joshua and Caleb died off (Numbers 14:29-30). None of them saw the Promised Land because of their lack of faithfulness.
In fact, if you keep reading Hosea 11, verse 2 immediately laments how the more God called Israel, the more they went away
But what did Christ do?
He came out of Egypt, picturing the Exodus, and one day went off into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights to be tempted by the devil.
But unlike faithless Israel, Christ was faithful. He obeyed God and held fast to His Word, and ultimately He was faithful to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Now here’s why all that matters.
As the True Israel, Christ obeyed where Israel had failed.
And by His obedience, He earned the right on behalf of everyone that puts their faith in Him, to enter the God’s true and heavenly Promise Land of eternal life.
As the True Israel and representative head of the true people of God, Christ’s faithfulness becomes our faithfulness.
His obedience becomes our obedience.
Through faith in Him, we are delivered from all our sins in the True and Greater Exodus, and by His faithfulness we get to inherit the fullness of everything the Promise Land represented: eternal life
Jesus is the True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus.
In Him, we are freed from our slavery to sin and death and brought into eternal life.
That’s what the Exodus was all about.
Deliverance from slavery into the Promise Land.
And now in Christ, once and for all. we have the true and ultimate fulfillment of that Deliverance.


And how do we know? How do we know that Christ has truly delivered us from all our sins? Because Christ is our Passover Lamb.
The Passover was the meal of the Exodus.
While in Egypt, God commanded the Jews to take a lamb without blemish and kill it as a sacrifice.
After that, they were to take its blood and paint it over their doors so that when the Angel of Death went throughout the Land of Egypt to carry out God’s judgment and wrath and kill the firstborn of every house, he would see the blood who by faith trusted in the Lord and the Angel would pass over that house and move onto the next.
In the passover the blood of the lamb would save God’s people and deliver them from death and the wrath and judgment of God.
And after the Exodus, Israel was commanded to eat the Passover as a memorial every year to remind them again and again of how God delivered them from Egypt while at the same time point them to an even greater deliverance that was to come, and ultimately did come in Christ.
In 1 Corinthians 5:7 Paul calls Christ our Passover Lamb.
In 1 Peter 1:18-19 Peter says we have been ransomed or redeemed, Exodus language for salvation, with the precious blood of Christ like that of a lamb without blemish or spot, the exact same requirements God had for the Passover Lamb.
And when Jesus gave us the Lord’s Supper at the last Passover He had before He died on the cross, He reinterpreted the Passover meal to ultimately point to Him.
Matthew 26:26-28 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus could not be any clearer. He is the True Deliverer. The True Exodus. The True Passover Lamb poured out for the forgiveness of our sins.
This is what we are saying every time we take the Lord’s Supper.
God has delivered us. He has saved us.
And now in Christ, the Angel of Death, God’s judgment and wrath, sees the blood of Christ covering us by faith and passes over us because Jesus has ransomed us from all our sins and given us eternal life.
Just like Israel was delivered out of Egypt and brought into the Promise Land, Jesus has delivered us from sin and death and brought us into the Promise Land of His salvation.
He is the True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus because He is the fulfillment of Hosea’s prophecy Out of Egypt I called my Son.
Point number 2. Not only is Jesus the True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus, He is also...

II. Jesus is the True Mediator of a Greater Covenant

Matthew 2:16-18 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 old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.
This is the most explicit part of Jesus’ birth that shows us Jesus is the True and Better Moses.
You remember the story. Pharoah was afraid of the Hebrews rising up and rebelling against him, so he ordered everyone in Egypt to kill every Hebrew boy that was born and throw them in the Nile.
But God preserved Moses. He had chosen him as a deliverer and so He saved Moses so that Moses could lead the people out of Egypt and bring them into covenant with God.
Well the same thing happened with Jesus.
When Herod saw that he had been tricked, or outwitted, by the wise men, he became furious.
That is actually two Greek words that literally translated means exceedingly enraged.
In other words, Herod was blind with rage in his lust for power and hatred of Christ so sent soldiers to kill all the male children in Bethlehem and in the surrounding region who were two years old and younger.
This is what is usually called the Murder of the Innocents, and its often overlooked in Christmas sermons.
I mean, its horrible. Its another one of those parts of the Bible that can become sanitized by familiarity.
But we are talking about families that lost children, baby boys, two years old and younger.
I can’t imagine the grief. I can’t imagine the pain. You’re just a family and all of a sudden your baby boy is murdered.
But this was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah.
Now make no mistake, God did not cause this sin, Herod did.
Herod fell into this sin by the weight of his own and depravity.
But in His sovereignty, God did ordain it.
And he used something as horrible and evil as this, the murder of innocents, to ultimately point to and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
Here was the prophecy.
A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.
This prophecy comes from Jeremiah 31 and like the first prophecy from Hosea, the original prophecy of Jeremiah is not making a future prediction about the Messiah but is prophesying something else.
In this case, Israel’s sorrow in the exile.
Because Israel broke the covenant and worshiped false gods, God ripped them out of the land and scattered them among the nations just like He promised when He gave the Law in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28.
The voice heard in Ramah is Rachel weeping for her children.
Ramah was the city were the exiles of Israel were gathered before the long march to Babylon to suffer God’s judgment for their sins (Jer. 40:1), and Rachel was the wife of Jacob who later became Israel.
Israel had 12 sons through four different women, and each of those sons became one of the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Rachel was Israel’s favorite wife, and so Jeremiah uses her as the “Mother” of Israel to say she weeps over the exile and judgment of her children.
But what does all that have to do with Jesus?
The larger context of Jeremiah’s prophecy helps us figure that out.
Immediately after Rachel weeps for her children and refuses to be comforted, God gives her a word of hope.
Jeremiah 31:16-17 Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.
And the prophecy goes on to promise joy, comfort, and restoration for all of God’s people.
Not only would He would bring them out of exile in an all new Exodus and deliver them again from all their enemies.
He would also establish with them the New Covenant that would guarantee they would never face the judgment of God again!
In face, Jeremiah 31 is the passage where God promises that great and glorious salvation.
Where God promises to take out our heart of stone and give us a heart of flesh.
To put the Holy Spirit in us, and forgive all of our sins once and for all so that He could dwell with us and we would be His people and He would be our God (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
And that is the backdrop behind this passage Matthew quotes and says was fulfilled with the murder of the innocents at the birth of Christ.
So what is he saying?
By applying this prophecy to the weeping mothers of Jerusalem and saying this is when it was fulfilled, Matthew is saying the sorrow of the mothers of Bethlehem would not be the last word.
Their pain, and their tears, and their sorrow as great as it was, was about to give way to a brand new dawn.
Their sorrow would turn to joy. With Christ, God would regather His people from all the nations, bring them out of their exile of sin and death and establish the New Covenant once and for all.
Matthew was saying the sorrow of the Bethlehem mothers meant the New Covenant was finally here and God was about to turn all our sorry into joy.
The birth of Christ was the beginning of a new age. A new dawn of joy, hope, comfort, peace, and restoration for the people of God because Jesus was the One who would finally bring in the New and Better Covenant that Jeremiah had promised so long ago.
Just as God had saved Moses to deliver His people and serve as a Mediator between God and man under the the Old Covenant, God delivered Christ from Herod.
And like Moses, Christ delivers us from all of our sin in the true and greater Exodus.
And He leads us out of our slavery to sin, Satan, and death into salvation under the New Covenant where God promises to forgive our sins once and for all, and remember them no more.
This is why Christ as the New and Greater Moses is the Mediator of a New and Greater Covenant.
Look at Hebrews 8:6-13.
Hebrews 8:6-9 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.
Notice what God says. There was a fault in the Old Covenant. It was broken. But it wasn’t broken because God created it faulty.
It was broken because there was something broken in us.
For he finds fault with them when he says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.
The fault was in us.
We had dead stony hearts.
Under the Old Covenant, the cycle of sin, judgment, exile was doomed to repeat itself because we were dead in our sins and had uncircumcised hearts.
And in the New Covenant, God fixes that.
Hebrews 8:10-12 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
In the New Covenant, God takes out our hearts of stone and gives us a heart of flesh.
He puts His spirit within us and writes His Law on our hearts.
No longer are the written on tablets of stone somewhere out there.
They are written in here, so that now we love God and we love His Law.
God answers the fault of the Old, by giving us the grace to actually keep it in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
And then He forgives our sins once and for all, guaranteeing that we will never face the judgment of God but instead will walk in communion with Him. Know Him and worship Him just like we were created to in the Garden.
And this covenant is better in every way because it is guaranteed on the promises of God and the work of Jesus Christ.
It does not rest on us and our faithfulness. It rests on Christ and His.
He kept the Law, every bit of the Old Covenant, on our behalf and He even paid debt we owed for breaking it by our sin with His life.
And three days later He rose again and now lives forever to intercede on our behalf as our Mediator and Great High Priest.
The New Covenant is better in every way because it is guaranteed on better promises.
Under Moses, Paul called the Old Covenant the ministry of death leading to our condemnation (2 Corinthians 3:7-9).
But under Christ, the New Covenant leads to life and everlasting righteousness.
He is the True Mediator of a New and Better Covenant.
An eternal covenant that forgives all of our sins.
So in the Birth story, we have seen parallels to Moses.
And those parallels show us that Christ is the True Deliverer of a Greater Exodus.
The True Mediator of a Greater Covenant.
And number 3…The True Sacrifice of a Greater Atonement.

III. Jesus is the True Sacrifice of a Greater Atonement

Matthew 2:19-23 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
After Herod died, God brought Christ back to Israel.
Again, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and tells him to come out of Egypt and return to Israel.
And again, Joseph obeys.
But he doesn’t go back to Judea. Archelaus is there.
And Archelaus was just as bad as his father Herod, and if he caught wind that the King of the Jews was back in town, he might try and do the same thing his father did and have Jesus murdered.
So Joseph takes his family to Nazareth, and Matthew says so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
Now this shows us a couple things.
Even though Mary and Joseph were originally from Nazareth, that doesn’t mean Christ coming from there was random.
God sovereignly orchestrated everything to show that Christ really is the fulfillment of all of God’s plan and promises to save His people from their sins.
What’s also interesting that Nazareth had a significant Gentile population hinting that Christ would ultimately save his people from all nations and not just the Jews.
The Magi were Gentiles who were far off and Matthew ends his gospel with Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
But we do need to deal with the difficult issue of Matthew saying that Jesus coming from Nazareth was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophets.
Here’s what makes that difficult.
There is no specific prophecy in the Old Testament that says Jesus would be called a Nazarene.
Now one of the possible solutions is that this was a prophecy known in Jesus’ day that was not recorded in Scripture.
For example, Jude recalls the prophecy of Enoch in Jude 14-15, and Jesus’ own statement that it is better to give than to receive is not found in any gospel, but we only know about it because Paul says it later in Acts (Acts 20:35).
So it could be as simple as that. But let me offer another suggestion.
Matthew here, doesn't follow his usual formula for saying something has been fulfilled. Usually he says in Greek, what was spoken by the prophet saying, and then gives a specific quote.
Here he says what was spoken by the prophets, plural, that.
So this could be pointing to a general prophecy about the Messiah repeated throughout the prophets that somehow coming from Nazareth in some way fulfilled. Well what could that have been?
Nazareth was a despised place. Podunk. When Nathaniel heard that his brother had found the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, he asked “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46).
It was a lowly place for lowly beginnings. Despised. Ridiculed. Mocked. No place for a King.
Well there are many prophecies in the Old Testament that said the Messiah would be despised and rejected by the very people He came to save.
Let me give you two examples.
Psalm 22:6-8 says But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him.
And Isaiah 53:2-3 He had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
And you know what’s really interesting about those two prophecies? They are two of the most famous prophecies about Christ’s death on the cross.
Jesus quotes Psalm 22 from the cross and Isaiah 53 is that famous passage that says By His wounds we are healed, [and] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:5-6).
So if we go back to Matthew who seems to highlight these prophecies as breadcrumbs for what Christ would ultimately do, Christ being despised, coming from Nazareth speaks of his death on the cross where he would ultimately be despised bearing our sin so that we could be accepted by God.
This is why I said, Jesus is the True Sacrifice of a Greater Atonement and this is how the work of Christ ties again to the work of Moses.
Moses gave the sacrifices under the Law, the most famous being the Day of Atonement.
On the Day of Atonement there were two goats.
One goat would be used as a sin offering. This goat would be killed. Sacrificed on behalf of the people to pay for their sin.
Its blood would serve as their substitute.
The other goat was the scape goat. The priest would lay his hands on the goats head and confess over it all the sins of the people.
In this way, the sins of the people would be transferred to the goat and that goat would be chased off into the wilderness never to be seen again.
The goat would take the sins of the people and carry them far away as a picture of what God does when He forgives our sins.
But under the Old Covenant given by Moses, Hebrews 10:4 says, it was impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Man sinned against God and man owed God his life as payment. The wages of sin is death.
The sacrifices of the Old Covenant ultimately pointed to Christ.
Those sacrifices, like the ones from the Day of Atonement, had to be offered every year, because they could never make perfect those who draw near (Hebrews 10:1).
But Christ, as the True Sacrifice of a Greater Atonement, died once for all for all our sins.
Hebrews 9:12 He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
In the New Covenant, God had promised that he would be merciful toward our iniquities and remember our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12).
That’s why we no longer offer any sacrifices for our sin.
Christ is the true once for all sacrifice and Where there is forgiveness of sin, there is no longer any offering for sin.
The offering was Christ’s own body. He died as a Man and because he did not have any sin of His own to atone for, all of our sin was laid on Him so that His death, could become our death, and we would be saved.
Under Moses, the Day of Atonement needed two sacrifices. One to pay for our sin and the other to take it away.
But in the New Covenant, Christ is the perfect sacrifice. He pays for all of our sin and removes them as far from us as east is from the west by His precious blood.
This is why Jesus said in the Lord’s supper, this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28). His blood forgives us once and for all.
Moses’ sacrifices couldn’t save anybody. They were only shadows that pointed to the true sacrifice Jesus Christ who has perfected for all time those who are saved (Hebrews 10:14).


Jesus is the True and Greater Moses who delivers God’s people once and for all from all their sins.

He is the True and Greater Deliverer of the New and Greater Exodus that leads us out of our slavery to sin and death into eternal life.
He is the True and Greater Mediator of the New and Greater Covenant that gives us new hearts that love God and love His Law and guarantees an everlasting salvation.
And He is the True and Greater Sacrifice of a New and Greater Atonement that forgives our sins once and for all and removes them as for as east is from the west.
In every way Christ is the fulfillment and consummation of everything Moses was and was supposed to be.

Promise Land

Moses delivered His people out of Egypt into the Promise Land through the waters of the Red Sea.
Christ delivers us out of sin and death into the promise land of eternal life and the New Heavens and New earth through the waters of Baptism.

Blood and Law

Moses inaugurated the Old Covenant with the blood of animals and gave the people God’s Law written on tablets of stone.
Christ inaugurated the New Covenant with His own blood and wrote God’s Law on our hearts by the indwelling Holy Spirit.


Moses met with God face to face and his face shone with the glory of God that he had to cover with a veil.
Jesus Christ is God incarnate and the full radiance of the glory of God veiled with human flesh.


When Israel sinned, Moses interceded on their behalf that God would spare them.
Today, Christ sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us and we are spared by His blood.

Spoils and House

And finally, Moses, with great signs and wonders, conquered Egypt and plundered their house and used the spoils to build God a new house, the tabernacle in the wilderness, where God could dwell with His people.
And Christ, by His death and resurrection, conquered Satan, He bound the strong man and is today plundering his house by saving sinners and He is using the spoils of that war to build us up as living stones into a spiritual house, the temple of the living God.
The Church, where God has forgiven all of our sin and made us a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession so that we may proclaim the excellencies of him who call us out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).

Jesus is the true and greater Moses that saves us once for all from all our sins.

Let’s Pray

Scripture Reading

Hebrews 3:1-6 “Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.”
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