Tag: Deuteronomy 18:16-19
Scripture reading for November 10th: Acts 5-9
Key Scriptures: Acts 7:36-39 “He led them out of Egypt and did wonders and miraculous signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the desert. This is that Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will send a prophet like me from your own people.’ He was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living words to pass on to us. But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.”
Stephen was brought before the Sanhedrin and charged with blasphemy for preaching Jesus Christ as the Messiah. As Stephen made his defense, he quoted from the Old Testament Scriptures that the Jews had accused him of speaking against. He used Moses’ own words to show that God would send another ‘prophet like Moses’ to do miraculous signs and that he would be rejected just like Moses! God’s Word is always true! They refused to believe and Stephen became the first recorded martyr in the New Testament!
Rejoicing in our true Prophet: “For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put My words in His mouth, and He will tell them everything I command Him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the prophet speaks in My Name, I Myself will call him to account.” (Deuteronomy 18:16-19)