What is in the name MOSES
For so long we have heard the name Moses and thought of a man, but what if his name means more than just an individual. What if his name spoke about a position that we might find ourselves in. What if his name spoke of a condition that would speak to all that would come after him? So, what does the name Moses (Mosheh) mean? According to the concordance definition 4872 his name means, drawing out (Of the water) i.e., Rescued. The word rescued means, Saved, Delivered, keep from being lost. You see Moses (Mosheh) is a saved one. The instructions the Lord gave him were for himself and all who would be rescued (saved) after him. These instructions teach us how the saved life is to be lived.
The difference between Abraham and Moses is the name Abraham means, Father of a multitude, and Moses means rescued (saved). The multitude that Abraham would be the father of is all those that would be rescued (saved). Therefore Yeshua (Jesus) told His disciples in Matthew 4:19, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” He taught them how to draw people out of their sinful lifestyle just as He did Moses; by teaching them the righteousness of God (Elohim). The difference between Yeshau (Jesus), and Moses is Moses got saved, and Jesus is the Savior. Yeshua is the living manifestation of the words He gave Moses. John 1: 14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us….” Moses instructed the people of God in the life, and Jesus lived it before us so we could see what that life looks like. He also showed us that the righteous life is eternal, and the sinful life is death. Therefore, Jesus says in John 5:46, “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.”
There is truly only one Savior, and that is Jesus (Yeshua). He saved Moses and He saves us. There is also only one righteous way to live and that is the instructions He gave to Moses. The disciples themselves lived this lifestyle by the grace of God, full of faith, and truth. Sin and the lack of faith in the Savior is what made this lifestyle so difficult for the people of God (Elohim), and it still is. Because of this the Lord in His infinite mercy offered Himself as the living sacrifice for our sin that we might have the faith in Christ that He will enable us to live the life.
Yeshua says in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that you might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Then He gave us His Spirit saying in John 14:15-16, “If you love Me, keep My commandments, and I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may abide with you forever.” We all need a Savior, even the man who spoke to God face to face but know that we are saved let us not forget the life that He gave to him. If those instructions are dead, then so is the life. We might then say our life is in Christ, but you see Christ is the word. You cannot separate them; nor can you say they are dead without saying Christ is dead. In fact, it is just the opposite. They are alive forever more.