Stephen reminded his Jewish audience that God sent his Son Jesus Christ to save the world so that the prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures might be fulfilled in the latter days. Stephen said,
“…This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear” (Acts 7:37).
The call of God upon Moses to save Israelites from their Egyptian bondage is resonated in the scripture (Exodus 3). Moses became the deliverer of his people. With the help of God, he struggled and prevailed against King Pharaoh and other Egyptians. Meanwhile, Moses’ emancipation adventure is symbolic; it represented Jesus’ emancipation that would materialize some years later. Moses physically liberated Israelites, but Jesus would come to spiritually liberate Israelites and the world at large. The freedom earned through Moses could not save people from their sins, but the freedom that Jesus would earn his people would permanently deliver them from their sins. Jesus Christ came to fulfill his mission; therefore, he remains the supreme deliverer of all time. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, he demonstrated remarkable power to save people from their sins and the consequences of hellfire.
Glory to God for Jesus Christ has brought permanent deliverance for his people! I am determined to serve Jesus because he has died for my sins and resurrected to give me eternal life. Since I am now a child of God, sin, death, and hell do not have power over me anymore. Glory to God, Hallelujah!