1997-12-10 - Who Can Fill These Sandals, Part 2
In my local paper this morning, the top story was how three counterfeit one hundred dollar bills have turned up in my small town. That's big news around here, folks! The police officer interviewed was trying to explain to the reporter what to look for in counterfeit money. I thought, "gee, why not just tell us what a real hundred dollar bill should look like, because the real ones never change." The real Messiah never changes either. I am not big into studying the various cults, false teachers, etc. I love studying the real thing, Jesus. So today we will look at some more fulfilments of prophecy that Jesus filled.
His name will be Jesus:
Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
Jesus in Hebrew is the word Yeshua, which means "Savior" or "Salvation." Yeshua is derived from the word Yashah which means "to save, deliver, preserve, bring salvation, get victory."
He is to be the Only Begotten Son of God and God is to be His father:
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth prepare to fight, and their leaders make plans together against the LORD and his appointed one.
He is to be a Prophet like Moses:
Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD your God will give you a prophet like me, who is one of your own people. Listen to him.
He is to be anointed by the Holy Spirit:
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon that king. The Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, guidance and power. The Spirit will teach him to know and respect the LORD.
He is to preach and teach in the Temple:
Malachi 3:1 The LORD All-Powerful says, "I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way for me. Suddenly, the Lord you are looking for will come to his Temple; the messenger of the agreement, whom you want, will come."
He is to speak in Parables:
Psalm 78:2-4 I will speak using stories; I will tell secret things from long ago. 3 We have heard them and known them by what our ancestors have told us. 4 We will not keep them from our children; we will tell those who come later about the praises of the LORD. We will tell about his power and the miracles he has done.
He will heal the sick, set the captives free and preach deliverance:
Isaiah 61:1-2 The Lord GOD has put his Spirit in me, because the LORD has appointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts are broken, to tell the captives they are free, and to tell the prisoners they are released. He has sent me to announce the time when the LORD will show his kindness and the time when our God will punish evil people. He has sent me to comfort all those who are sad
His message will not be believed:
Isaiah 53:1 Who would have believed what we heard? Who saw the LORD's power in this?
Dear Father, the more we study your Word, the more we See Jesus on every page of Your Word. We ask that You continue to increase in us the hunger not only to know about your Son Jesus, but to more importantly know Him personally. Thank you Father for giving us your unchanging Word to guide us and instruct us. Mostly we thank you for your Son Jesus who delivers us and saves us. In the name of Yeshua our Messiah , Amen.