With regards to what would happen after Moses passed away, the LORD told Moses there would be prophets after him. Deuteronomy 18:18-22 (The LORD speaking) “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kinsmen, and will put My words into his mouth; he shall tell them all that I command him. If any man will not listen to My words which he speaks in My Name, I Myself will make him answer for it. But if a prophet presumes to speak in My Name an oracle that I have not commanded him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, he shall die. If you say to yourselves, ‘How can we recognize an oracle which the LORD has spoken?’, know that, even though a prophet speaks in the Name of the LORD, if his oracle is not fulfilled or verified, it is an oracle which the LORD did not speak. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously, and you shall have no fear of him.”

Deuteronomy 21:5 (expiation of the shedding of innocent blood:murder) The priests, the descendants of Levi, shall also be present (in the expiation ceremony), for the LORD, your God, has chosen them to minister to Him and to give blessings in His Name, and every case of dispute or violence must be settled by their decision.

The last remarks of Moses to his community of God’s people before they part ways is noteworthy.  Deuteronomy 28:9, 28: 58-59 (part of the final exhortation of Moses before his death and before the Israelites crossed the River Jordan into the Promised Land) ‘Provided that you keep the commandments of the LORD, your God, and walk in His ways, He will establish you as a people sacred to Himself, as He swore to you; so that, when all the nations of the earth see you bearing the Name of the LORD, they will stand in awe of you.’ 28:58-59 ‘If you are not careful to observe every word of the law which is written in this book, and to revere the glorious and awesome Name of the LORD, your God, He will smite you and your descendants with severe and constant blows, malignant and lasting maladies.’



In honor of His Divine Name
I pledge myself against perjury,
Blasphemy, profanity and obscene speech.  Amen.

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