What Moses and the Prophets Said Should Come…

By Justin Johnson

What did Moses and the Prophets say should come?

Since the beginning of the world, but more abundantly in Moses and the prophets of Israel we find prophecies of Christ, Israel’s Messiah.

Gen 3:15 speaks of the seed of the woman that will come to bring salvation. Deut 18:18 speaks of a Prophet given authority like Moses over Israel.

God promised David a son in his family whose kingdom will last forever (2 Sam 7:12-16).

David calls him Lord (Psa 110:1-2); Jeremiah calls him the righteous Branch (Jer 23:5); and Isaiah titles him the Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6-7).

The Messiah would resurrect the tribes of Jacob and restore the preserved of Israel, but that is not all. He would also bring salvation to the Gentiles (Isa 49:6).

Christ would bring salvation to all the earth, but must first suffer and die for the sins of Israel (Isa 53:5).

As God promised David, this son of David would not see corruption and be raised from the dead (Psa 16:9-10).

All this is spoken by Moses and the Prophets, and Paul affirmed it all.

“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.” – Acts 26:22-23

Paul preaches the death and resurrection of Christ according to the scriptures (1 Cor 15:3).

Paul preaches salvation to Gentiles through Christ, which the prophets said would come.

Paul taught the future restoration of Israel through Christ, and the fulfillment of Abraham’s promise as it was written (Rom 11:26-27).

Paul taught what Moses and the prophets said should come: Christ; his death; his resurrection; and his salvation to the world.

He preached it “out of due time”. He preached Christ’s death, resurrection, and salvation to Gentiles of the scriptures without the coming kingdom, without the nation of Israel, and without the covenants.

This was the mystery kept secret since the world began (Rom 16:25).

The same resurrected Christ Moses and the prophets spoke of, revealed to Paul further information about himself in a mystery (Eph 3:1-6).

Mid-Acts dispensational teaching requires all the scriptures to teach. We do not preach simply the mystery. We preach Jesus Christ, of whom Moses and the prophets witness, according to the revelation of the mystery.

Paul taught what Moses and the prophets said should come (Jesus Christ), according to the revelation of the mystery from Christ.

Paul was persecuted by unbelieving Jews because he taught Christ of the scriptures and his resurrected revelations to make all men see the fellowship of the mystery (Eph 3:9).

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Published: August 16, 2014
Last Modified: April 14, 2018
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