The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from among your own people, like myself; him you shall heed. 16 This is just what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb, on the day of the Assembly, saying, "Let me not hear the voice of the Lord my God any longer or see this wondrous fire any more, lest I die." 17 Whereupon the Lord said to me, "They have done well in speaking thus. 18 I will raise up a prophet for them from among their own people, like yourself: I will put My words in his mouth and he will speak to them all that I command him; 19 and if anybody fails to heed the words he speaks in My name, I myself will call him to account. 20 But any prophet who presumes to speak in My name an oracle that I did not command him to utter, or who speaks in the name of other gods — that prophet shall die." 21 And should you ask yourselves, "How can we know that the oracle was not spoken by the Lord?" — 22 if the prophet speaks in the name of the Lord and the oracle does not come true, that oracle was not spoken by the Lord; the prophet has uttered it presumptuously: do not stand in dread of him. [Devarim 18: 15-22]
This passage above is one that intrigues me. I was once talking with a Muslim who tried to convince me that verse 15 of this passage refers to Mohamed. First off let me just say (Chasve shalom) HaShem forbid. However, if we read the rest of this passage we can see that this is not the case.
Mohammed has never spoken any type of prophecies in the Koran of any kind. Prophecy specifically relates to foretelling future events or times which come to pass. This has never been the case with Mohamed or the Koran. He also clearly speaks of another god and not of HaShem
I believe that the prophet of which Moses is speaking is none other than Yehoshua (Joshua). He is the one appointed by Moses, through the direction of HaShem, to lead Israel to the Promised Land.
I believe, however, that this offers a glimpse into Moshiach Ben David,(Messiah son of David) who will fight the final battle to redeem Israel. I am of course referring to Yeshua. He has already come once to suffer as Moshiach Ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph).
It is interesting to note that Yeshua is Aramaic while Yehoshua is Hebrew. Both names mean that HaShem is our salvation. Yeshua fits the criteria because he lived a life based on Torah. He did not come to start a new religion or way of life. He clearly said in Mattityahu / Matthew 5: 17, 18. “`Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets — I did not come to throw down, but to fulfill; for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass..”
Yeshua and not Mohammed is the true Messiah. B”H!!
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