The Prophet Like Moses
So, you have found the prophet like Moses? It’s all a matter of adopting an opinion that suits best. Natan of Gaza proclaimed Sabbatai Tzevi as the Messiah, and thousands adopted his opinion. Rabbi Akivah proclaimed BarKorva the Messiah and even the death of a martyr wouldn’t make him retract. And many today still adopt the late Reb Menachem Schneerson as Messiah.
The bottom line is that we have all the right in the world to choose the opinion we please, as long as we feel comfortable spiritually. I hate to rain on your parade, but all have tried to fit their Messiah according to the Scriptures and have failed. Do you know why? Because the common basis of them all is assumption including yours.
Then, you claim that Moses is talking about the Messiah in Deuteronomy 18:18,19. Even if Moses was talking about the Messiah, the Messiah wouldn’t be like Moses because Moses was not the Messiah neither the son of Yahweh.
Perhaps he would be according to the Messianic character of Moses? The main characteristic of Messianic expression is the return of Israel from the four corners of the earth, and Yeshua failed. You see, Moses did bring Israel from the Diaspora back home. With Yeshua Israel was at home and got expelled to the four corners of the earth. Ironic, isn’t it? (Isa. 11:12)
How about being a deliverer? The records are down for all to see that Moses did deliver a nation from another. Yeshua couldn’t even deliver himself from the hands of the Romans. Not for lack of trying though, since he did run away to his hiding place in the Gethsemane when he sensed arrest.
Okay, a Mediator then? Regarding a Mediator, Moses was indeed a good one at that between Yahweh and Israel. But between the rest of Mankind and Yahweh, that’s Israel, not Yeshua. Here there is no place for individual mediation. For that reason Israel was made a Priestly nation.
Yes folks, there is indeed a big difference between Yeshua and Moses. At the time of Moses, the People was led to the Promised Land. At the time of Yeshua, the People was expelled from the Promised Land.
Just one more thing about the Prophet like Moses. If he had been Yeshua, Christians would be in big trouble because they follow Paul and not Yeshua. Yeshua confirmed the Law to the letter according to Matthew 5:17-19, and Paul rather preached against it, according to Acts 21:21.