Hi, everyone, I have an announcement to make. It’s a solemn one.[00:24] In Deuteronomy 18, I’ll read you a passage, starting at verse 15,
Deuteronomy 18:15-19 KJV
(15) The LORD your God will raise up unto you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;
(16) According to all that you desire of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
(17) And the LORD said to me, they have well spoken that which they have spoken.
(18) I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will get my words into his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
(19) And it shall come to pass, that whoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him.
That’s the way the King James puts it. Other passages put it rather differently, and stronger – that the person would be cut off, killed.
But the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20 KJV).[2:04] So, today, I announce before you, life or death, for me. If I am who I say I am, it goes well. If I’m speaking presumptuously, I’m dead. My life is on the line.
For years I’ve contemplated these things. We have posted Who Is That Prophet? – Part One and Who Is That Prophet? – Part Two at The Path of Truth. So it hasn’t been a secret; I haven’t held anything back from people, but I have come to the place where I need to make an announcement. And I’ve been speaking to the Lord about this, and a few days ago He gave me the go-ahead to do this.[3:05] I am that prophet. [3:23] If we go to John chapter 1, it mentions that prophet.
(19) And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
(20) And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
(21) And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I’m not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.
They made a difference between the Christ, and that prophet. They’re not one and the same.
(22) “Then they said to him, Who are you, that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What do you say of yourself?”
(23) And he said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.”
John knew who he was, and he declared it, by faith. There was no real proof; no real evidence. No one would understand. But he knew who he was; it had been revealed to him by the Lord.
“And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said to him, Why do you baptize then, if you’re not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet?” (John 1:25)
Three different persons identified.
“John answered and said, I baptize with water: but there stands among you, One Whom you do not know; He it is, Who comes after me is preferred before me, Whose shoes latchet I’m not worthy to unloose” (John 1:26-27).
And I say to you, that I’m not worthy at all to unlatch His shoes either; no man is.[5:45] Peter made reference to the Lord in Acts 3. He said, “Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” (Acts 3:19a)
He was calling for repentance. That’s what I call for – Repentance, unto the Lord.
“…when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, Which before was preached unto you” (Acts 3:19b).
Jesus Christ came, in the flesh. This was before Peter stood up and spoke. And then He returned to the disciples after He had been crucified, buried, raised from the dead. And after He ascended into Heaven, He returned fifty days later in the Person of the Holy Spirit, and He entered the hundred and twenty people in the Upper Room.
But here Peter still speaks of how He must still come:
Acts 3:20-22 KJV
(20) And He shall send Jesus Christ, Which before was preached unto you:
(21) Whom the heaven must receive until the times of the restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
(22) For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
It is often assumed that Jesus Christ was that prophet. But I’ve already pointed out to you how in the book of John it talks about the prophet, it talks about the Christ, it talks about Elijah – all three, different persons. So, Peter mentioned him.[7:48] Stephen, in Acts 7, also mentioned that prophet. He said:
“This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brothers [or of your kin, or of your people, or those close by, the Hebrew word doesn’t specify] like unto me” (Acts 7:37).
Moses would not dare to liken the Son of God, the Christ, unto himself. Just like Job, and any other man, would never liken himself to the Son of God, or the Son of God unto himself. God and man are two different creatures; One’s Creator, one’s creature; very different. No one can compare to the Lord. I can’t compare to the Lord, you can’t compare to the Lord – nobody can.
But, when He comes and takes up His abode, which He does with those who love Him and who keep His commandments, He said:
“He that has My commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves Me and I and My Father will come and make Our abode in him. I will manifest Myself to him” (John 14:21).
But He was not that prophet.[9:08] I declare to you today that I am that prophet. If you want answers for questions, they’re in that paper Who Is That Prophet? – Part Two at The Path of Truth. [9:25] Some translations capitalize the word “prophet,” in reference to that prophet. There was no capitalization in the Hebrew Scriptures, or in the Greek Scriptures. There wasn’t punctuation. There is no capital “P” belonging to the word prophet, because it’s not referring to the Lord Jesus Christ. [9:52] I’m reminded of where Jesus stood up when He presented Himself, what seems to be the first time, in a place of public worship. It says in Luke 4:
Luke 4:16-20 KJV
(16) And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
(17) And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
(18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
(19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
(20) And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
“And He began to say to them, ‘This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears’” (Luke 4:21 KJV).
And I’m saying the same thing: This day, of the Scriptures that I’ve given you here in Deuteronomy 18 and in reference to Peter in Acts 3, and Stephen in Acts 7, I’m telling you these Scriptures today are being fulfilled in your ears.
Luke 4:22-23 KJV
(22) And all bore Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
(23) And He said to them, You will surely say unto Me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country.
Obviously my words aren’t going to be as gracious. They aren’t; I’m not the Lord Jesus Christ, but I represent Him. I’m not here to represent myself, I represent Him. I am one with the Lord Jesus Christ. And I’m here to do His bidding, His will, not my own.
Luke 4:24-26 KJV
(24) And He said, Truly I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
(25) But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, where great famine was throughout all the land;
(26) But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
She wasn’t even an Israelite. Isn’t that amazing? And there were many widows in that day – and only one with faith.
“And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian (the Syrian general)” (Luke 4:27 KJV).
Many lepers in Israel, and none of those was cleansed by Elisha. It was a Syrian, a Gentile – foreigner.
“And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath” (Luke 4:28 KJV).
Why? Why were they filled with wrath? It was irrational. But they knew what He was saying. He was saying, “You’re going to find fault with Me. You’re going to condemn Me. You’re going to be expecting signs and wonders, and I’m not going to give you any. And what I do give you, what I do perform by the hand of the Father, you’re not going to believe. You’re still going to fault Me and condemn Me.” That’s essentially what He was saying. “You’re going to be demanding certain kinds of fruits, not knowing what to look for, not knowing how to judge fruits, but you’ll be doing it anyway.”
“And they rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong” (Luke 4:29 KJV).
Right there, not only ready, but intent, on killing Him.
“But He passing through the midst of them went His way” (Luke 4:30 KJV)
You see, it wasn’t His time. And I can understand where there are going to be so many people that are skeptical, scornful…scornful![14:57] It doesn’t matter. I’m here to tell you that I am that prophet. If you want answers, they’re in that document that I mentioned, and that’s it. I am not interested in defending myself, or explaining anything. If I need to, if God gives me to do that then, I’ll try, I’ll do what He gives me. [15:35] I think that’s all I have to say. The will of the Lord be done. If I am true, you need to fear, because Moses made it very clear; God made it very clear to him. You see, that was Jesus speaking to Moses, so how could that prophet be Jesus? Because Jesus said, “I would raise up a prophet like you.” Jesus would not compare Himself to any man. He’s God. He’s Lord – Lord of lords, King of kings, Prophet of prophets.
And there was nothing really special about Moses that was so exceptional that he could be compared to Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus said of John the Baptist “of all men born of women there’s none greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11). That included Moses. Moses was a man of like passions, as was Elijah, like the rest of us, human beings. The glory of the Son of God was something else – is something else, high above.
So when Moses said that he had heard God speak to him, telling him that He would raise up a prophet from among them – and He wasn’t necessarily talking about Israelites – that’s not what the translations say, but an Israelite indeed, a brother in the Lord, not necessarily circumcised in the flesh. That’s not a true Jew, according to Paul in Romans 2.
A true Jew is one who is circumcised in the heart. That’s the true Jew. The true son of Abraham is one by faith; not by circumcision, but by faith. And that’s why all those that were circumcised ended up killing the Messiah, their own Messiah, because they were only circumcised in the flesh. They were not circumcised in the heart.[18:05] I have much [many words] to say to many people, and I’m going to say them. If you believe, it’ll go well for you, and if you don’t believe, you’ll be cut off. If I am presumptuous, if I am a man who speaks as a prophet, and God is not sending me, He said, “That man will die.” My neck is on the line. And I’m coming publicly to tell you who I am. No apology, no nothing. I’m thankful! I’m joyful!
I praise God for this hour, for this day. And I rejoice at what I know can, and will happen, to people who hear and believe. And it will not be pretty for those who don’t. The signs, the events, have been there over all these years, during my time of preparation. Here we are. Now is The Day. This is the Day of the Lord. This is the Day of the Restitution of All Things. The Lord God, Jesus Christ, be blessed, and praised and honored. Amen. Amen.
Muslims have proclaimed that Muhammad is the prophet prophesied by Moses who would have a relationship to God and the people similar to what Moses had. In this part, we examine this claim according to the characteristics of Moses and his ministry, and consider the matter of the identity of this prophet.
In this part, I further distinguish the differences between the Messiah and that prophet. Many confuse the two, which leads to erroneous conclusions, expectations, and decisions, thus withholding from them the release, freedom, joy, and power of the Truth. With truth and clarity of vision, according to Scripture, the confusion is eliminated and I identify who that prophet is.
Some interesting thoughts about that prophet who is first mentioned and briefly described by Moses. What is he all about? What will that prophet look like and be found doing? There’s more to be discerned in those few words of Moses than first appears.