Deuteronomy 18:1-end.-The chapter explains once again the rights of the Levites to enjoy what the children of Israel bring to honor God, because they have been chosen to wait on the LORD. The LORD warned them of practicing what the former occupants engaged in as this was the reason they were destroyed. They practiced all forms of evil -witchcraft, soothsaying, interpreting omens, sorcerer, conjuring spells, medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. All these are abominations to Him. The later part of this chapter was the prophecy of another prophet who will be raised up like Moses from among them. God will put His words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that He command Him to speak.(v.18). f
Our Lord Jesus alluded to this saying when He was discussing with the people of Israel. Let us read John 8:28: “Then Jesus said to them “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself, but as my Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me . The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him ” God told Moses at Mount Sinai when the people saw smoke, fire and they were so afraid of all the thundering from God, and they told Moses whatever He tells you, you tell us we will do it, and God promised to raise up a prophet like Moses and He will speak His words and they should hear Him. Jesus performed many miracles, taught them about the kingdom of God, explained all the laws of Moses and the prophets to them and yet many of them did not believe. It was after his crucifixion that the reality of the truth dawned on them that He is what He says He is.
Even today, in the light of several testimonies of radical changes in the life of people that the transformation power of God had touched, yet many do not still believe in Him. Unfortunately it will be too late when they get to the gate of Heaven and they found out the only Name that will let them in is the Name that is above all other names and they did not believe in the Name while they were here on earth. As His second coming is fast approaching, we need to intensify our evangelical work while it is day. Let us raise an alarm that will wake us and the unbelievers to the truth of God’s word. Those of us that already know Him, let us be sober and be watchful as His coming is like a thief in the night. May He find us prepared and be blameless in His sight in Jesus Name, Amen. Be blessed.