Memory Text: “Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed against the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!’ “ (Jude 9, NKJV).
Moses the central mortal in Deuteronomy was to die however a mysterious death because at least to the people of Israel then even the grave where He was to be buried was known to none, He was also separated from His people. Moses had his trust in God and that is why He committed everything he had to God, these include Himself and His people that He left behind.
What was the sin of Moses that caused his death?
Moses tried to take the place of God when in his anger when He said, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?”, the source of the water, the miracle behind with is from God, not Moses or Aaron.
What specific reason did the Lord give to Moses for why he couldn’t go over because of what he did?
Moses showed a lack of faith when He did not honor God before the eyes of the people. Moses is supposed to be a big example of how believing and honoring God should be, however, He failed to do that and He got punished.
What happened to Moses moments before his death and how did God show mercy despite Moses’ sin?
God showed Moses the land which He swore to give to his fathers, however, He was only permitted to see the land but not go into it. However, Moses could not have possibly seen all the land through normal vision, it was a supernatural revelation, although Moses had sinned, God was merciful to forgive his sins and give him the privilege of seeing the land.
How does Jude 9 help explain the appearance of Moses in the new testament?
Moses was a sinner and died, however, He was resurrected because Christ claimed for Him the resurrection that will happen in the future at Jesus’ death on the cross. Just as all the animal sacrifices up until the cross pointed to the cross, so did the Lord looking into the future at the cross, resurrected Moses, because it is only at the cross that there is resurrection for every sinner.
What great promise is found in Revelation 15:13-22 for they that die in Christ?
Without the hope of resurrection, we have no hope at all as Christians. Christ died and rose from the dead and because He resurrected we have the hope that when we die in Him, we will also resurrect. Because of what Christ has done for us, we will rise from death.
Just as Moses was resurrected from the dead after all the mess He had gone through on earth, even so, we who die being faithful to God will be resurrected never to die again. Despite the sinful mistakes we make, God is willing to have mercy on us and accept us back again, if we ask for His mercies, just as Moses was forgiven and given a much better reward. I pray that we will not miss out on this promised resurrection for all that are in Christ in Jesus’ name.