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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 7

IV. Christ fulfilled all the prophecies of the Old Testament, showing that He is the Messiah.

Old Testament – New Testament Prophecy Fulfillment:

Genesis 22:18 – Seed of Abraham – John 11:51, 52

Psalm 72:10 – Wise men offered him gifts – Matthew 2:2, 11

Hosea 11:1 – Called out of Egypt – Matthew 2:13-15

Malachi 3:1 – Preceded by a forerunner – Luke 1:17

Isaiah 9:1, 2 – Ministry commenced in Galilee – Matthew 4:12, 16, 23

Zechariah 9:9 – Public entry into Jerusalem – Luke 4:16, 18

Isaiah 53:2 – Not highly esteemed – Mark 6:3; Luke 9:58

Isaiah 35:5, 6 – Worked miracles – Matthew 11:4-6

Isaiah 53:9 – Without guile – 1 Peter 2:22

Psalm 69:9 – Suffered Reproach – Romans 15:3

Psalm 69:8 – Rejected by His brethren – John 1:11; 7:3, 5

Isaiah 49:7 – Despised of man – John 15:24, 25

Psalm 118:22 – Rejected by Jewish rulers – Matthew 21:42

Psalm 41:9 – Betrayed by a friend – John 13:18-21

Psalm 109:2 – Deceitful witnesses at His trial – Mark 14:56-59

Zechariah 11:12 – Sold for 30 pieces of silver – Matthew 26:15

Isaiah 53:7 – Called the Lamb of God – John 1:29

Zechariah 11:13 – His price given for a potter’s field – Matthew 27:3, 7

Micah 5:1 – Smitten on the cheek – Matthew 27:30

Isaiah 50:6 – Spit upon and scourged – Mark 14:65

Psalm 22:16 – Nailed to a tree – John 19:18; 20:25

Zechariah 12:10 – Pierced in His side – John 19:34

Psalm 69:21 – Gall and vinegar given Him – Matthew 27:34

Psalm 14, 15 – Intense suffering – Luke 22:42

Isaiah 53:4-6, 12 – Suffered for our sins – Matthew 20:28

Isaiah 53:7 – Silent while suffering – Matthew 26:63; 27:12, 14

Psalm 22:18 – Garments parted and lots cast – Matthew 27:35

Isaiah 53:12 – Interceded for His enemies – Luke 23:34

Isaiah 53:13 – Would be cut off (killed) – Matthew 27:50

Psalm 34:20 – Not a bone would be broken – John 19:33, 36

Zechariah 12:10 – Pierced – John 19:34, 37

Isaiah 53:9 – Buried with the rich – Matthew 27:57-60

Psalm 16:10 – His flesh would see no corruption – Acts 2:31

Psalm 16:10 – He arose from the dead – Luke 24:6, 31, 34

Psalm 68:18 – His ascension – Luke 24:51

Zechariah 6:13 – Our Heavenly Priest – Romans 8:34

Psalm 110:1 – Sitting on the right hand of the Father – Hebrews 1:3

These are only a few of many prophecies; yet the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled them all! He is VERY Christ!

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 6

III. The Offices of Christ

A. He first served on earth as a Prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15 “The LORD 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;”

John 1:21, 25, 45 “And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No…And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?…Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Acts 3:22 “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.”

B. He today serves in Heaven as our High Priest

Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

Hebrews 8:1 “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;”

Psalms 110:4 “The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”

C. He someday will come back to the earth and be King

Hebrews 1:8 “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”

Revelation 11:15 “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:6 “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

This Kingdom will then continue on into eternity and it will have no end!

Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

 

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 5

II. The Humanity of Jesus Christ

Jesus was always divine and always will be. He became human around the year 4 B.C. Thus He is the “God-Man.” This section of our study is about His humanity.

Jesus is called the “Son of Man” in 84 references in the New Testament. He is called the “Son of God” on 46 occasions. Thus, His humanity is emphasized often for our sakes. Why? So that we can relate to Him and He can relate to us. Consider:

Hebrews 2:9-10 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

Hebrews 2:18 “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Let us look at the humanity of Christ.

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A. Jesus’ Incarnation – Incarnation means “to clothe with flesh.” This is declared plainly in the Scriptures:

Galatians 4:4 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

Philippians 2:8 “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

I Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

I Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

This was brought about by the birth of Jesus Christ through a virgin named Mary. This was prophesied and fulfilled. Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 9:6 “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, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Luke 1:31 “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.”

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This birth was announced to Joseph by an angel of the Lord – Matthew 1:18-25 – and to Mary by the angel Gabriel – Luke 1:26-35 – before she ever became with child. She was a virgin and she abstained from sexual relations with Joseph, her espoused husband, until after Christ was born – Matthew 1:25. After Jesus was born, Mary had at least 6 children who were fathered by Joseph – Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 6:3. Jesus’ birth was a miracle with no human father involved!

God became flesh:

John 1:1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Romans 1:3-4 “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”

Romans 8:3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

Philippians 2:7 “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

I John 4:2-3 “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

A person cannot be right with God and deny the deity or humanity of Christ:

John 8:24 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”

To be saved, a person must acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

B. Jesus called Himself a Man

John 8:40 “But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.”

Acts 2:22 “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” As noted earlier, He is called the “Son of Man” 84 times.

C. Jesus had common experiences with humanity:

1. He was a baby – Luke 2:12, 16

2. He was a child who grew physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – Luke 2:40; Luke 5:52

3. He was an adolescent who was subject to parents – Luke 2:42-51

4. He felt hunger – Luke 4:2

5. He needed sleep – Luke 8:23

6. He suffered sorrow – Matthew 26:37

7. He became weary – John 4:6

8. He suffered extreme infirmity and needed angels to minister to his weak body – Matthew 4:11; Mark 1:13 He had fasted for 40 days and He was in the wilderness with the wild beasts. He suffered horrendously before and on the cross – I Peter 3:18

9. He had emotions affected by the behavior of those around Him – John 11:33; Mark 3:5; John 12:27

10. He agonized – Luke 22:44

11. He ate – Luke 24:43

12. He thirsted – John 4:7, 19:28 There are many other examples in the New Testament of His partaking in humanity, including the fact that He died.

D. Jesus came through the lineage of David – Mary had to be married at the time of the birth, so Jesus would not be born of fornication. Her husband, Joseph’s, lineage was through David, and is recorded in Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38. He is called, “the Son of David” on 17 occasions in the New Testament.

E. Jesus Christ died on a cross for all mankind – His death is the fundamental theme of the gospels, and it is essential to our salvation. I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:14-16; I John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.

F. Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb – He remained in that tomb for 3 literal and complete days and nights. Matthew 12:40; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 24:50-55; John 19:38-42

G. Jesus rose from the grave – He arose in a body of flesh and bones. See Luke 24:3; Luke 24:39-43; John 20:5-7; John 20:27; Romans 6:9-10. He is alive forevermore.

H. Jesus ascended into Heaven – He literally ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father as our mediator, High Priest, and advocate. Hebrews 9:24; Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-15; I John 2:1

 

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 4

The Deity of Jesus Christ – Part 3

http://rapturewatcher.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/shining-glory-of-jesus.jpg?w=610F. Jesus Christ is Omnipotent (All Powerful)

Isaiah 9:6 “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, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Matthew 28:18 ” And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

John 17:2 “As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”

Revelation 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 19:6-7 “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”

G. Jesus Christ is Omniscient (All Knowing)

John 16:30 “Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.”

John 2:24-25 “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”

Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Matthew 12:25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”

Luke 6:8 “But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.”

There is only one thing that Jesus does not know. By His own willing subjection to the Father, He has left to His Father only to know the time of His return for His bride, the church: Mark 13:32 “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” Although His Father did allow Jesus to share the signs we are to notice as the time draws nigh, He keeps the exact timing to Himself.

Jesus is omnipotent in that He can do anything, and He even has the ability to limit His knowledge in this one area. Think of it this way – if He could not limit Himself, He would not be all powerful. By not knowing when He will return for His Bride, the Church, Jesus sets an example for all sons to be obedient to their fathers in regards to choosing a wife and the timing for marriage. If this example were followed in our families today, there would be much less divorce. Wait for your father’s blessing and permission! You will be truly blessed in the end.

https://i1.wp.com/farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3140467139_752f8090a7.jpgH. Jesus is Omnipresent (All and Ever Present)

1 Corinthians 1:2 “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s:”

Ephesians 1:22-23 “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

Jesus is transcendent to both time and place. He can be everywhere at one time. He can be sitting on the right hand of the Father on High (Acts 2:33), and dwelling in our hearts (Ephesians 3:17) all at the same time! Also know that satan, God’s enemy, does not have these powers!

I. Jesus Chris is Immutable (Unchangeable)

Hebrews 1:11-12 “They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 2

The Deity of Jesus Christ – Part 1

Jesus is said to be divine and He possesses the attributes of divinity.

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A. Jesus Christ Is God

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:1, 14

“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16

“I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” John 14:9 ” Also, Isaiah 9:6 “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, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20

Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:13, 14

B. Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7 Compare with John 1:1, 14

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19 Notice that “Name” is singular – one name.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:8, 9 The word “Godhead” means divinity. Jesus is the embodiment of Divinity.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” John 15:26

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” 1 Peter 1:2. Each Person of the Trinity is equal in person, but different in role. Jesus Christ took upon Himself the form of a servant on earth, and humbled Himself to do the will of His Father. (Philippians 2:5-11) Just like a wife being in subjection to her own husband does not make her any less human, so Jesus being in subjection to the Father, does not make Him any less God. Thus, we call Him the second Person of the Trinity. This helps us to understand why He called the Father “My God” at times (Mark 15:34, John 20:17). Jesus is equal to the Father, but subject to Him, to leave us an example that we too should be subject to those in higher places over us (1 Corinthians 15:28, 1 Corinthians 11:3, John 14:31, John 15:10, John 8:29). All of His obedience was inspired by love.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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