The Prophet: Who is He?


Moses said, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him” (Deuteronomy 18:15, emphasis added).

So who is this prophet? Whoever it is must be remarkable indeed, considering how great Moses was (Numbers 12:6-8).

The Jews of the first century were expecting this Prophet (John 1:19-21; 6:14; 7:40).


So who is he? Peter said the Prophet is Jesus (Acts 3:22—see 7:37).

As great as Moses was (Deuteronomy 34:10-12), Jesus is far greater (Hebrews 3:1-6).

Our response?

God said of this Prophet, “. . . whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in my name, I Myself will require it of him” (Deuteronomy 18:19 RSV).

“. . . listen to Him!” (Matthew 17:5).

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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Strong Evidence for Christ


Isaiah 53 is considered the greatest Old Testament prophecy of Christ.

How could Isaiah accurately predict Jesus’ death in such detail seven centuries in advance? Only by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

Two facts about Jesus

  1. Being innocent, He did not deserve the cruelty He suffered (v. 9).
  2. He is worthy of the exaltation He received (vv. 10-12).

Two facts about us

  1. Being guilty, we deserved the punishment He suffered on our behalf (vv. 5, 6, 8).
  2. We are unworthy of the salvation He provided (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24-25).

So how shall we respond to all this?

A response many make is unbelief (Isaiah 53:1; John 12:37-41).

For a totally different response, see Acts 8:26-39.

Have you looked at Isaiah 53 lately?

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