We believe in Prophet Sharing
As many of you may know, I use verses that generally have been used for my understanding of the verses, and for my journey and growth. Today, I am using many of the prophecies given by many different prophets in the Old Testament and the fulfillment of these in the New Testament. I will admit, it’s taken me a lot of years to put these together.
OT_Moses—Genesis 49:8-10 Judah, your brothers will praise you…The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belong and the obedience of the nations is his
NT_Matthew 1:1-3 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham…Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah…
Hebrews 7:14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah…
Revelation 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
OT_Zechariah 9:9 ..See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey
NT_Mark 11:1-10 .. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it… See also Matthew 21:1-5, Luke 19:28, John 12:14,15
OT_Isaiah 42:6 “…I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles…”
Isaiah 49:6 “… I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”
NT_Luke 2:25-32 “. . .a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”
Acts 26:23 “. . . that the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
I loved this title and had to borrow it. It comes from a book printed in 2000 entitled Marquee Messages Sentence Sermons for the Church Sign by Shirley Jones Garmon.
Jesus came as the answer to many prophecies delivered by many different men who received these words from God over many years. The prophecies claimed there would be a Messiah. The Israelites believed that this would be a warrior who would wrest them from the tyranny the countries which held them enslaved for years. The prophecies claimed the savior would be born in the town of Bethlehem (Genesis 49:8-10, Micah 5:2-5); he would be called out of Egypt (The New Testament proves that. He was born in Bethlehem to a virgin (Isaiah 7:13,14) and an honorable young man (also from the family of Judah, in the line of King David (Isaiah 9:6) –who stood beside her, and agreed to raise the child as “his.” In a dream, Joseph, the earthly father figure, then was told to flee to Egypt as King Herod had ordered the death of all boys 2 years old and younger. (Hosea 11:1, Jeremiah 31:15).
Prophecy in Psalm 118 states the stone the builders rejected has become the capstone: the Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes. The New Testament in Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures, “’The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone?’” The Pharisees and Sadducees certainly rejected them.
Although He was a peaceful teacher, rabbi, the Pharisees and Sadducees could see their positions losing their power and privileges. They tried to ridicule and challenge Him publicly, yet His confident and scriptural answers further flummoxed them, and increased His followers.
The privileges of the priests had increased over the years. Not because of anything God had decreed, but the priests voted to give themselves more, changed and added to the Levitical Laws God had set forth. They had power, respect, monies, and certainly did not want to lose it, none of it. T
These men enjoyed their respect and power and could see for themselves Jesus was a knowledgeable Man, of God, and He was gaining in popularity with the people.
They feared Jesus. Jesus had to be the sacrificial Lamb, as also prophesied in the Scriptures, and proven in the NT. He had to be beaten and ‘wounded for our transgressions’ (Isaiah 53:5) and Matthew shows this in 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, and 1 Peter 3:18, ‘He was led as a lamb to the slaughter’ reported Isaiah in 53:7, and fulfilled in John 1:29, 36, Acts 8: 28-35, 1 Peter 1:19. So many prophecies of the Messiah, the Savior to come, and these many prophecies (look some up!) were fulfilled by Jesus. He suffered and died for our sins. He did this as a final sacrifice and atonement (which the Israelites practiced often with their priests killing and sacrificing the life giving blood for the sins of the priests and the people.
It is amazing to me to see the connections between years of the Old Testament, and the fulfillment of much of it in the three short public years of Jesus. If one is familiar and reads and comprehends, three is no questions that Jesus is the Messiah. He suffered, died on a cross, was buried and then rose again. He did all this to fulfill the scriptures and to offer us THE way to God and eternal life.
Thank You, Jesus for all You have done for me and ‘mybellaviews.’