Daily Bible Nugget #544, Deuteronomy 18:18

The Nugget:

Deuteronomy 18:18  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

My Comment:

I read the following Muslim post asking about Deuteronomy 18:18,

Why do Christians skip this Holy Verse from the Bible…
Don’t play games with me..
Explain this verse from YOUR HOLY BIBLE..
I’ll only respond with comments associated with this verse..

Come Christians let’s reason together.. We are here to share not to argue…
…so let’s share



My Response:

Mpho Kooda, you ask about Deuteronomy 18:18.

Deuteronomy 18:18  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

This verse was fulfilled completely by our Lord Jesus Christ, and no other.

FIRST, notice that God said He would raise THEM up a Prophet.

Therefore, since THEM has reference to the Jews, the Hebrews, this prophecy has reference to no other nation or people. This Prophet can come from nowhere else or any other people-group.

Therefore, since the prediction states God would raise up A PROPHET, there can only be ONE PERSON who can fulfill this promise.

The ONE PERSON who fulfilled that prediction precisely was our Lord Jesus Christ.

The New Testament records that the people of Israel who witnessed the miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ recognized Him as the ONE PERSON who fulfilled the prediction of Deuteronomy 18:18, that Jesus was THAT PROPHET which should come into the world:

John 6:14

14  Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
King James Version

Jesus repeatedly declared that He spoke only what God commanded Him to speak:

John 12:49

49  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
King James Version

Even the woman at the well knew the Bible well enough to recognize that our Lord Jesus Christ was the One God promised to send, who would declare to them “all things” that God commanded Him to speak:

John 4:25

25  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
King James Version

Those who heard Jesus speak and teach recognized that His teaching was unlike the teaching of their scribes and Pharisees, but that Jesus taught with special authority:

Matthew 7:29

29  For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
King James Version

Therefore, based upon this careful presentation of the historical and Biblical evidence, only our Lord Jesus Christ is qualified to fulfill the promise and prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:18, and he did so.


How did I arrive at the answers to the Muslim question about Deuteronomy 18:18? I simply turned to Deuteronomy 18:18 in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury, and all the cross references there furnished the material for my answer. If you do not have this resource, you can do the same thing using my previous cross reference Bible study tools, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, or Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible. 

If you do not like hearing so much BAD NEWS then take the time as I have just done to share the GOOD NEWS! I just demonstrated how to do it.


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