About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Death Of Moses (ch. 34:1 - 12)
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Verse 5 tells us that
Moses died. The text states
that "he buried him". The
obvious question is, "who does the pronoun "he" refer to.
"He" refers to God.
God buried Moses. No
man buried Moses. As verse 6
states, no one ever knew where Moses was buried.
Verse 7 states that Moses
eye's weren't weak and his strength wasn't gone.
Even though Moses was one hundred and twenty years old, he
apparently was still in good health.
The text seems to suggest that Moses did not die of old age.
He died because the Lord took him.
In Jude 9, in the New
Testament, we note that
satan and Michael the arc angel disputed over the body of Moses.
This appears to be a reference to Deuteronomy 34.
Something took place at Moses' death that we do not know a lot
about but seems to have a lot of significance.
From this very mountain,
later in Jewish history another man was taken by the Lord.
He was Elijah. This
is important. In Matthew 17
we see Jesus transfigured along with Moses and Elijah. Why Moses and
Elijah? In my thinking, both
men, as seen in the way they left this earth, had more work to be done
for the Lord. I tend to see
the two witnesses of the book of Revelation as Moses and Elijah.
Concerning Moses being
one of the two witnesses in the book of Revelation, note Revelation 15:.
The text states that Moses was the servant of God and the servant
of the Lamb. It is easy to
understand that Moses was the servant of God from his duties we've
studied in Deuteronomy, but how could he be the servant of the Lamb, who
is Jesus. My conclusion is
that he returns with Elijah to serve Jesus in the Great Tribulation.
Thus Moses can be both the servant of God and also the servant of
In Mark 9:30 we note that
from the mount of transfiguration they went back to
In verse 9 we see the
transference of authority from Moses to Joshua.
Moses laid hands on Joshua and the spirit of wisdom came on
Joshua. Any real man
of God will have the spirit of wisdom.
If one does not exhibit the spirit of wisdom, he is not a man who
should be leading God's people.
In verses 9 through 12 we
note that there has been no prophet like Moses.
Of all the great prophets of the Old Testament Moses is the
greatest. The reason for
this is given in verse 10, He
met with God, face to face. This
then tells me that Moses is in fact one of the greatest men in all of
The book of Deuteronomy
closes what has been called the Torah by Jews and the Pentateuch by
Christians. It sets the stage for the next step in Jewish history as
seen in the next book of the Bible, the book of Joshua.