References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament aren’t just isolated to occasional prophecies of the Messiah. Rather, the apostle Peter tells us that Moses and all the prophets who spoke announced the days of Jesus (Acts 3:18-24). Peter explicitly says “Moses” in verse 22, and “all the prophets” in verses 18 and 24. He repeats “all the prophets” in Acts 10:43.
Paul, also speaking of Jesus, makes a similarly comprehensive reference to the prophets (implying “all,” which, of course, includes Moses) in Acts 13:27 (also in Acts 24:14-15; 26:22-23; 28:23). Since the authors of the Scriptures were known to be Moses and the prophets, any reference to the Scriptures can also be considered a reference to Moses and the prophets (see Acts 17:2-3, 11; 18:28)
Moses began the process of messianic prophecy by making many references to Christ both by promise (e.g. Deuteronomy 18:15, Numbers 27:16-17, and Genesis 49:10) and by foreshadowing (e.g. Genesis 5:24; 12:1-3; 14:18; 45:5,7; Hebrews 11:18-19).
Christ was not an occasional thought for Moses and the prophets – He was their consuming interest (1 Peter 1:10-12).
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.