And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
4 And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.
After all Moses had been through for 120 years, he died quite “young.” His vision was good, his step was strong. But the time had come for Israel to cross the Jordan River, and he couldn’t go. As God explained to him, Moses had broken trust with God and misrepresented Him when he struck the Rock and shouted, “Must we bring you water out of this rock?”
Moses begged to go over to “that good land!”—but God said No. Oh, but God showed Moses, from the top of Mount Nebo, the Promised Land—all of it—in the beauty of springtime!
Then Moses lay down and died, and God buried him. How long did Jesus wait before He came back for Moses? Jude implies that Satan wanted to keep Moses in that grave, but Jesus didn’t argue with him and resurrected Moses anyway. (Satan might think he’s in charge, but he’s not!)
Centuries later when Jesus came to earth as one of us, just before He made the sacrifice for our salvation, Moses—with Elijah—came down from heaven to encourage Jesus on The Mount of Transfiguration. He got to stand in the Promised Land after
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