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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Where is the Messiah?

God has given us many clues as to His coming, ministry and death, so let us have ears to hear and eyes to see those clues.

God revealed his plan in the Old Testament to His people on numerous occasions. Lets look at some of those revelations:

Old Testament. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth, and will call him Immanuel.

New Testament. Matthew 1:23 The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and they will call him Immanuel. 

Old Testament. Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a child is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

New Testament. Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Old Testament. Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. 

New Testament. Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 

Old Testament. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 

New Testament. Matthew 21:7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.

Old Testament. Psalm 22:16-18 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over  me. They divide my clothes among them and cost lots for my garment.

New Testament. Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.  

The Old Testament prophecies the coming of the Messiah, the New Testament fulfills it. 

Isaiah 53:3-7 says it all. Jesus is the Son of God who lived this prophecy.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
I can only kneel before my God and say thank you and try to live my life through the Holy Spirit in gratitude for what He has done for me. 

God bless.