Upgrade

If you don’t know it already, you will need to upgrade your cell phone. It may not be today, or even this year, but an upgrade is in your future. Your phone might shut itself off for no good reason, the battery will drain quickly, or the apps will begin to glitch (more than usual). These and more are the tell-tale signs your phone is nearing its last text message.

In the Bible, we find a lot of stories about people called prophets. Prophets are kind of like cellphones. That may sound like a stretch, but like we use cellphones to communicate to people, throughout the Bible we see God using prophets to communicate to his people. And like cell phones, prophets wear out.

One of the most well-known prophets in the Bible is Moses. You know, the guy who led Israel out of slavery in Egypt. You saw the movie. Anyway, in Deuteronomy we find Moses coming to the end of his life. He must be wondering, “How will the people hear from God once I’m gone?” God promises to recruit a prophet like Moses, to continue communicating with people once Moses is gone.

In the Bible, we see prophet after prophet come after Moses. Upgrade after upgrade. Until Christmas. Christmas is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise to Moses in Deuteronomy 18. But unlike all the prophets that came before Christmas, Jesus is the last upgrade the world would ever need.

Jesus Christ not only speaks for God, he is God. In Jesus, God communicates directly to the whole world. And because Jesus is God, He never wears out.

Because of Christmas, we have direct access to God. No LTE required. So, what do you want to say?

Read Deuteronomy 18:15-19

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