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      TORAH requires obedience to CHRIST:

      God’s instruction through Moses includes the mandate to obey the great Prophet/Messiah (singular: נביא) Who is to come (Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19): this means the Torah inherently requires faith in and obedience to Christ! The great Prophet is like Moses—up until this time Moses was matchless among prophets (Deuteronomy 34:10-12), including his intimacy with God and performance of terrifying power in signs and wonders. Jesus’ intimacy with the Father as Son, and His numerous miracles and signs, e.g., calming the storm, exorcising a legion of demons, instantaneously healing paralytics and the blind, raising people and Himself from the dead, easily qualify Christ as the great Prophet like Moses.

      In addition to divine intimacy and public demonstration of miraculous power, Jesus, if He is the great Prophet, must be an Israelite. Check. He must be divinely authorized to speak God’s words authoritatively. Check. He must be a divine Commandment-giver. Check. He must be a mediator between God and the people. Check. He must be a deliverer. Check. The New Testament records several instances of inquiry or affirmations about Jesus as the great Prophet, e.g., John 1:45, 6:14, 7:40, Acts 3:11-26 and 7:37.

      The Jews were seeking the singular great like-unto-Moses Prophet. Jesus is He.

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