As we continue to study Stephen’s message to the leading Jewish authorities of his time we see the Holy Spirit points out that even their greatest hero, Moses pointed to the coming of Jesus.
“This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.’” Acts 7:37, NKJV.
The fuller text from Deuteronomy says –
“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites, and you must listen to that prophet. For this is what you yourselves requested of the LORD your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai. You begged that you might never again have to listen to the voice of the LORD your God or see this blazing fire for fear you would die. “Then the LORD said to me, ‘Fine, I will do as they have requested. I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will tell that prophet what to say, and he will tell the people everything I command him. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf.” Deuteronomy 18:15-19, NLT.
The Holy Spirit promised through Moses that God was going to send yet a greater prophet than Moses, a final prophet to speak on behalf of God. This final prophet was and is Jesus Christ. There will be no new prophet after Him. For there is none greater than Jesus the Christ.
“Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. But now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he made the universe and everything in it. The Son reflects God’s own glory, and everything about him represents God exactly. He sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command. After he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven.” Hebrews 1:1-3, NLT.
How glorious it is the know the greatest revelation of God – Jesus Christ!