The Christ of Prophesy
These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yetwith you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written inThe law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms,concerning me. Luke 24:44.For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for hewrote of me. John 5:46.
When our first parents sinned in the garden of Eden, Godpromised that deliverance from the bondage of Satan would comethrough the "seed of the woman". It is believed by some that whenEve bore Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," thatshe was expressing the hope that her child would be the promiseddeliverer. All through Jewish history, it was the hope of mostevery maiden, to be the one to give birth to the Messiah, or "theseed of the woman" (Gen. 3:l5, 4:l).
When Abraham showed his willingness to sacrifice his onlyson, he, by faith, saw the day when the Lord would provide Himselfas a sacrifice. When God stayed the hand of Abraham from slayingIsaac, God spoke of a Seed of Abraham in whom all thenations of the earth would be blessed. The use of the singular"seed" refers to a specific person to come at a future time, theLord Jesus Christ (Gen. 22:8, l8- Gal. 3:16).
The Spirit of prophesy would come upon the writers of thePsalms, and they would utter prophecies of the coming One, notalways realizing just what they were saying. David in Psalms 72begins to pray for Solomon, and to describe his kingdom, and infact describes the coming kingdom of Christ. In Psalms 22 Daviddescribes the very passion of Christ on the cross, and tells usthe actual words that He would cry, "My God, my God, why hast thouforsaken Me?"
David foretold Christ as the Son (Psalms 2:l2).In Psalms 68 which is called "the song of the ark" and was written asDavid removed the ark to a special tabernacle (I Chron. 15:1);David spoke with a firm assurance that the coming King would benone other than God Himself. In verse 18 he states that Christ wasthe Lord God dwelling among us, rising from the grave, andascending to heaven where He received gifts for men.
In Psalms132.11 which was also written at the removal of the ark, Davidrepeats God's promise to literally sit upon David's throne.
"TheLord hath sworn in truth unto David: He will not turn from it; ofthe fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne".
Another Psalmist writes of Christ "The Lord is my strengthand my song, and is become my salvation. The right hand of theLord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. Iwill praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become mysalvation. The stone which the builders refused is become theheadstone of the corner" (Psalms ll8: l4, l6, 2l-22).
Isaiah told of the virgin birth (Isa. 7:l4) and of thecoming Son whom would be none other than the Mighty God, and theEverlasting Father (Isa. 9:6). The Branch from the root of Jessein Isa. ll, is none other than the Lord JEHOVAH, who in chapterl2 is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation. Inchapter 40 Isaiah sees Christ as the Eternal Creator who hadmeasured the oceans out of the palm of His hand, walking in therole of a shepherd, when he said to get up to the highest mountainand shout to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!" He saw Jesusas the Son born of a virgin, endowed with all the attributes ofGod ( Isa. ll) coming as the Servant of the Lord, and bearing theglory of the Lord (Isa. 42), and as the suffering servant in Isa.53.
Jeremiah spoke of a King, being the offspring of David whowould reign and prosper, who would be named THE LORD OURRIGHTOUSNESS (Jer. 23: 5-6).
Zechariah in Chap. 6:l2,l3 spoke of a man called the BRANCHwho would bear the glory, (or as the Apostle Paul said, It pleasedthe Father that in Him should all fullness dwell), coming as aKing, meek and lowly riding on an ass (Zech. 9:9). In chapterl0:l0 Zechariah lets us know that this One whom they had piercedwas none other than Eternal God.
All the old testament points to Jesus as the Mighty Godmanifested in the flesh. Micah foretells the place of Hisbirth at Bethlehem and tells us that He is Eternal God whosegoings forth have been from old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)
Malachi said, "The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to histemple" (Mal 3:2). How many recognized the l2 year old Jesus, whenHe confounded the doctors of the law, as the Mighty God?
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