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Bible verses about Christ Greater than Moses
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Deuteronomy 18:15-18

In this, God adds honor to the life and reputation of Moses as both the governing leader and legislator of Israel. Moses is a clear type of Jesus Christ in both of these offices. However, in this case, the passage emphasizes the office of prophet. True believers have respected Moses to a degree few other leaders of any nation have been. The Promised Seed, the Messiah, will be like Moses but far greater still.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Leadership and Covenants (Part Eleven): Signs


 

John 6:30-31

They say, in effect, "If You are greater than Moses, then perform a sign greater than that which Moses did when he gave Israel bread from heaven." They obviously do not believe His claim to Messiahship.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Eating: How Good It Is! (Part Four)


 

Hebrews 3:2-6

Christ is greater, better, superior to Moses! Whoever the author of the book of Hebrews was, he handled this very delicately. He could have caused offense by seemingly putting Moses down, as Moses was held in high regard by the Jews. Yet, he was able to get across the fact that here was One greater than Moses in such a way that he showed that Moses, indeed, was faithful. However, he was faithful as a servant within the house of which Jesus Christ is the Builder.

Notice the word "confidence" in Hebrews 3:6. In Hebrews 4:16, the exact same word is translated as "boldness" These Hebrews were no longer rejoicing, nor were they bold. Their apathy had them just lying there, taking life in. They were observers, not doers, neglecting what had been given to them. Thus, the exhortation to be bold and confident in overcoming and growing, and to rejoice in the greatness of the message that has been given.

We could not have received a greater message than the one that we have been given. It is just not possible to hear any news greater than what God is preparing for His children.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Hebrews: A Message for Today


 

Hebrews 10:18

Christ's sacrifice had to be made only one time; it was sufficient to pay the penalty for all of man's sins for all eternity. All the sacrificial law did was foreshadow Christ's sacrifice, which is why it was a reminder and a schoolteacher. It did not define sin, unless the offerings themselves were done wrongly.

Those temporary laws did not pertain to murder, stealing, Sabbath breaking, idolatry, lying, or any of the Ten Commandments. They are now, therefore, set aside because sin has been effectively covered in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The theme of the book of Hebrews is better: Christ is better than angels. The gospel given to us is better than that given under the Old Covenant. Christ is greater, better than Moses and Aaron. The New Covenant is better, greater, superior to the Old Covenant. The sacrifice of Christ is greater, better, superior to the sacrifices under the Old Covenant.

The theme, then, through much of chapters 9 and 10, is that we replace the old with the new. We replace the inferior with a superior, the temporary with the permanent.

John W. Ritenbaugh
The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 17)


 

 




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