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Moses and the Red Sea
The LORD said,… “And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go, I am sending you to Pharoah to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:7a, 9-11 NIV)

Last evening, a number of U.S. presidential candidates lined a platform in Southern California to debate before the eyes of the world. Americans–as well as humanity in general–are looking for a savior. Who will rescue? Who will lead them to the Promised Land of peace and prosperity? On what man or woman will everyone pin their hopes? Only one will be chosen, but mark my words: They will not have the spirit of Moses, but the spirit of antichrist.

The world is ready for Satan’s seduction. The candidate who most convincingly promises “peace and safety” or “you will have success” (without turning from sin) will rise to a level of power previously unknown. All nations will sing their leader’s praises. They will shout in revelry like the Israelites did when they danced before the golden calves (cf. Exodus 31:1-20).

Moseses will come forth when God’s people weep and wail over the world’s condition. When the cry of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s descendants reaches heaven, then will the Lord respond and send his rescuers.

(Notice, in Exodus 3:11, that our prototype Moses did not believe he was God’s gift to humanity as does the typical politician. Humbly, he asked “Who am I?”)

Prophets have a divine calling, they are not chosen by ballot. People tend to reject divine rule, but want a king like other nations. The world will soon have their king! Pharaoh will seem tame in comparison. The Moseses will appear when all misplaced hope in Egypt dissipates like smoke. Our brothers and sisters experiencing persecution are aware, but Western Christians are not yet at the “awareness” stage.

How will we know prophets like Moses? Not by their rise in the polls, but by their willingness to fill the ruler’s prison. America and this world are presently under God’s judgment. The powerful hope to silence prophetic warnings while they boast of their superior abilities to the adoring crowd.

Want a preview of what the Moseses will be saying? If we have ears to hear, read Revelation 2 and 3. The Prophet went into the midst of seven churches and divided the righteous from the wicked. If it is time for judgment to begin on the household of God, then it’s time for the Moseses to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Are you a Moses in the making? A goal of theprophetsofgod.com blog is to serve anointed men and women by equipping them to walk in their destiny.

I recommend “The Prophets of God: Recognize them, Listen to them, Follow them” (Top left). If we don’t know what a true prophet looks like, how can we be one?

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“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15 NIV)

God’s promise (“prophets like you”) affirms that Moses is the original model for prophets (i.e. the prototype). When production begins, duplication of the original follows.

Teachers have long considered Deuteronomy 18:18 as Moses’ promise of the “Prophet Jesus”. Is there more to this that we’re now seeing? Does this prophecy have “near” and “far” implications”? (Rule #5, “The 5 Basic Rules of Bible Interpretation”: “Look for the near/far in prophecy.”)

I am convinced full-scale production will soon commence!” If Jesus is the “near” fulfillment of God’s Deuteronomy 18:18 promise, then is the world going to see tens of thousands or more Moseses? Are prophets like Jesus ready to emerge onto the world’s stage? You bet they are!

Bible prophets were blood brothers to Moses: Samuel, Nathan, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Zechariah, and John the Baptist, to name a few. All were descendants of Jacob. Did each satisfy the definition of a prophet (cf. Deuteronomy 18:18-19)? Yes, without improvising they spoke on God’s behalf. Was Elijah–who pre-dated Christ’s incarnation by over 700 years–the Moses of his generation? He was. He exemplified the Lord’s commitment to keep his promise. Yet prophets like Samuel, Elijah or Daniel were unique. They were not reproduced through offspring.

Should we assume Jesus is the “far” fulfillment of Deuteronomy 18? Jesus is the Word of God! Christ has the final word (Hebrews 1:1-2), if we think of “final” as complete perfection. Regarding future events, the Father told everything to Jesus, then he passed it to his friends (John 15:15, Revelation). Jesus, a son of Jacob and Judah, is the epitome of uniqueness.

“New” prophecy does not exist. Anyone adding to or subtracting from Scripture should not be trusted, even if what they say comes true (cf. Deuteronomy 13:1-3). The Lord will have true prophets to counter the thousands of deceivers. God’s Word, spoken from mouths like Moses’, will be heard all over the earth.

Joel 2:28-32 declares a vital feature of the last days: God’s Spirit will be poured out globally. “Your sons and daughters will prophesy.”

If the Spirit fills select spokespersons, aren’t we accountable for what they say? If men and women from “every nation, tribe, people and language” listen, won’t they be be led into the Promised Land? Won’t these Moses-like deliverers be duplicates of the prototype?

What do we call this multitude of bold servants and prophets, these future saviors of the saints? “Moseses” is my suggestion. Any interested in applying for this vital leadership position?

I want to dig deeper into this “Moseses” subject. Stay tuned for Part 2.

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