“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15, NIV)
It’s always gratifying when a promise is finally made good. It’s an encouragement to faith when a Scripture prophecy comes true! Amazingly, many people often don’t recognize the answer to their prayers because it doesn’t fit their expectations. What Moses told the Israelites in Deuteronomy 18:15 was meant to reassure his hearers who realized Moses was an old man. They wondered how they would cope without him.
God sent many prophets to guide Israel. In most cases, they were not well received. Jesus clearly knew, as a prophet, that He would have the same difficulties as others before Him (Luke 11:37–54). Jesus’ followers saw Him as the answer to Moses’ promise. Peter explained that Jesus was the answer to Moses’ prophecy (Acts 3:22–23). Stephen, referring to Jesus, said, “This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people’”