If you do not recognize the distinct identity and purpose of the Lord Yeshua you will inevitably experience a shipwreck. We keep trying liken him to ancient heroes, but he is in a class by himself.
Holy, Harmless, Undefiled, Separate and Higher
Christ is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate and higher than any one we can find or name. He is holy by himself. He is all remedy and therefore can do no harm. His purity, separateness and stature blows all comers away
For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;Hebrews 7:26
Ask any reader – not necessarily a student – and you will find that Christ is lumped up with every Jack-in-the-box. People keep painting him into the corners of their discarded boxes: levitical priest, Mosaic economy king, Sinai covenant sacrifice, prophet in Moses mode, teacher like the scribes and Pharisees.
Whoever or whatever you think Yeshua is he has no peer. He calls the others (who come in God’s name?) thieves and robbers. So how dare anyone turn Yeshua into a student of Moses?