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Featured Messianic Christology

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Intojoy, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Intojoy

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    All of the prophecies concerning the Messianic Person will be listed for the purpose of showing that Yeshua's (Jesus) claim to be the Anointed One are provable.
     
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    THE LAW

    and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

    Gen 3:15

    This passage teaches that the Messiah will come thru humanity.
     
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    18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Gen 22:18

    This verse teaches that

    the Seed of the Woman will be limited as a descendant of Abraham, Messiah will be a Jew.
     
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    10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
    Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
    Until Shiloh come;
    And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be.
    Gen 49:10

    This passage teaches

    the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Abraham is now limited to being of the specific tribe of Judah.

    Messiah will be a king.

    Messiah had to come before AD 70.
     
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    17 I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not nigh:
    There shall come forth a star out of Jacob,
    And a sceptre shall rise out of Israel,
    And shall smite through the corners of Moab,
    And break down all the sons of tumult.
    Numbers 24:17

    This passage teaches

    that the Messiah is to be a king.
     
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    15 Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 according to all that thou desiredst of Jehovah thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And Jehovah said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
    Deut 18:15-19

    This passages teaches

    that the Messiah will be a prophet.
     
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    THE PROPHETS

    14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
    Isaiah 7:14

    This verse teaches that

    Messiah would be born of a girl who is still a virgin the explanation of Gen 3:15

    Messiah will be the God Man

    Messiah will be a king

    Messiah will have to come before AD 70
     
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    14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
    Isaiah 7:14

    This verse teaches that

    Messiah would be born of a girl who is still a virgin the explanation of Gen 3:15

    Messiah will be the God Man

    Messiah will be a king

    Messiah will have to come before AD 70
     
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    Make an uproar, O ye peoples, and be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces. 10 Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
    Isaiah 8:9-10

    Verse 10 literally reads: and it shall not stand because of Immanuel. The real impact of what's being said here gets lost because of the translation of the meaning of the name God with us rather than Immanuel. What this is saying is that God will preserve the house of David because of the Covenant God made with David of an eternal dynasty. Because of the AD 70 destruction of the Jewish temple all of the genealogical records have been lost so it would be impossible to trace the Davidic line after AD 70.

    This passage teaches that Messiah must come before the 70 AD destruction of the temple.




    6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
    Isaiah 9:6-7

    This passage teaches that

    Messiah will be king

    Messiah will be God and Man

    Messiah must come before AD 70 to fulfill the Davidic Covenant and because of the destruction of the Temple.
     
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    The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain: 5 and the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.
    Isaiah 40:3-5

    This passage teaches that Messiah

    Will have a forerunner.
     
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    1 Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 2 He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law. 5 Thus saith God Jehovah, he that created the heavens, and stretched them forth; he that spread abroad the earth and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 6 I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
    Isaiah 42:1-6

    This passage teaches

    Messiah would be anointed by the Holy Spirit

    Messiah would conduct Himself in meekness and gentleness

    Although Messiahs mission would appear to end in failure it would in fact be a complete success. The success of His ministry actually required His death.

    Messiah's mission includes Gentile salvation.
     
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    1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name: 2 and he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me: and he hath made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he kept me close: 3 and he said unto me, Thou art my servant; Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
    Isaiah 49:1-3

    This passage teaches that

    Messiah's first coming would be rejected by Israel .

    For a time the message of salvation thru Messiah will go out to the Gentiles.

    Eventually Israel will receive Messiah; He will be their new covenant.

    Israel's acceptance of Messiah will herald the re-gathering of all Jews to the land of Israel.
     
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    7 For the Lord Jehovah will help me; therefore have I not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. 8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 9 Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

    Isaiah 50:7-9

    This passage teaches

    Messiah would receive special training from the God the Father.

    Messiah's first coming would be marked by suffering.

    Messiah would be obedient to submitting Himself to physical abuse.
     
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    13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 14 Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men), 15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.
    1 Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due? 9 And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
    Isaiah 52:13 - 53:13

    This passage teaches

    Messiah would be born of natural circumstances with no unusual characteristics.

    Messiah's first coming would be marked with suffering.

    Messiah's first coming would be rejected.

    Messiah would undergo a legal trial and be condemned to death.

    Messiah would be executed.

    Messiah would be buried in a rich man's tomb.

    Messiah would be resurrected.

    All of the Messiahs suffering and death were to be substitutionary. He died so that we may have life. He died so that our sins could be removed from us. He died so that we may enter into a new relationship with God.

    Messiah would bring justification to all who believe in Him.
     
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    1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of Jehovah’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified.
    Isaiah 61:1-3

    This passage teaches

    Messiah would be anointed by the Spirit for His mission.

    Messiah would have a prophetic preaching
    ministry.
     
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    . 5 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called: Jehovah our righteousness.
    Jeremiah 23:5-6

    This passage teaches

    Messiah would be a God Man.

    The Messiah would be Jehovah Himself; Jehovah would become a man.

    Messiah would be a descendant of David and therefore king. Jeremiah here reaffirms the Davidic Covenant (discussed under I Chronicles 17:10b - 14).
     
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    . 2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.
    Micah 5:2

    This verse teaches that

    Messiah would be born in Bethlehem the city of David.

    Messiah would be divine as well as human, having existing from eternity past.
     
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    9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king cometh unto thee; he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ***, even upon a colt the foal of an ***. 10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off; and he shall speak peace unto the nations: and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
    Zachariah 9:9-10

    This passage teaches that

    Messiah's first coming would be in humility.

    Messiah's official presentation as the Messianic King would come when He rides into Jerusalem, riding on the foal of a donkey.
     
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    1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2 Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the goodly ones are destroyed: wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down. 3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! for their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! for the pride of the Jordan is laid waste. 4 Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter; 5 whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah, for I am rich; and their own shepherds pity them not. 6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Jehovah; but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor’s hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them. 7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
    Zachariah 11:1-7

    This passage teaches that

    Messiah's first coming would be rejected, especially by the Jewish leaders.

    While the nation as a whole would reject Messiah there would be a small Remnant of believing people who would accept Him.

    The leadership of Israel would sell Him out for thirty pieces of silver.

    The results of the rejection would be twofold, first, the protection would be taken away leaving Israel vulnerable to Gentile attack - in AD 70. Second, unity would be removed and Israel would be scattered.

    Because they turned away from the true Messiah they would foolishly accept a false messiah. This led to the second devastation of the land in AD 135.

    If the destruction described in verses 1-3 were the destruction in AD 70 then the Messiah would have to come before 70 AD.

    Messiah is the Good Shepherd Jn 10:11-18
     
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    10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.

    Zachariah 12:10

    This verse teaches

    Messiah's first coming would be rejected by Israel.

    Messiah would die a violent death by means of piercing.

    Messiah would be both God and man.
     
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