Prophet Like Moses

The prophesied prophet like Moses

Prophet Like Moses
John 6:13 Twelve Baskets

John 6:14 Prophet Like Moses

John 6:15-19 Jesus King
JOHN 6:14  14 Then the people, having seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

After being fed, what did the crowd call Jesus?
“Prophet” (John 6:14).

Just any old prophet?
“the Prophet who is to come into the world” (John 6:14).

Why “the” Prophet?
They were referring to the prophet like Moses - the one Moses had prophesied: “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear...” (Deuteronomy 18:15).

Why would they consider Jesus to be a “Prophet like" Moses?
The last time a huge crowd of Jews was miraculously fed was during Moses' time: And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full. For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger!” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My law. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.” And Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you shall know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt. And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your complaints against the LORD. And what are we, that you complain against us?” And Moses said, “This shall be seen when the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for the LORD hears your complaints which you make against Him. And what are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD.” Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.’” And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At dusk you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’” And it came to pass, that quails came up in the evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp. And when the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness was a fine granular substance, as fine as frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the LORD has given you for food.” (Exodus 16:1-15)

What had Moses done for the Jews?
God had used him to free them from bondage under the Egyptians.