The Messiah - Part 17


Messiah - Son of God

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalms 2:7-8

In the book of Psalms God mentions His Son. This Son will inherit all the earth. This will begin to come to pass at the Second Coming of the Messiah. Many who looked for the Messiah expected Him to rule the earth as soon as He arrived. That is one reason that they didn't believe Jesus Christ was the Messiah. They didn't expect someone to come and preach repentance of sins. They were not looking for their sins to be exposed. They were looking for a great deliverer to come and free them from the rule and oppression of Rome.

Moses was their first deliverer from the bondage they suffered in Egypt. After they came into the promised land of Canaan, they served God at first but after a time they forsook God. When God would remove His hand of protection and allow an evil nation to bring them into bondage they would start crying unto Him again for deliverance.

They suffered bondage from Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, the Medes and Persians, Grecia and then Rome.

Every time they repented and sought God, He would send a deliverer. Naturally they would look for a conquering Messiah rather than one who was going to die on the cross for sins. Israel will cry unto God again in the time of great tribulation when they are surrounded by enemies. God will then send Jesus the Messiah who had already come years before. They will wail with repentance and national mourning as they finally see as a nation that Jesus is indeed the Messiah.

The Messiah will come as lightening shining from the east to the west. It will not be an earthly man that will rise from among us. He will come with power and glory from Heaven. Don't look for an earthly leader to bring peace. This could be a false peacemaker. There will be no lasting peace until Jesus Christ triumphs over all enemies and reigns in righteousness.

Fulfillment in the New Testament

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:16-17

When John the Baptist baptized Jesus, the Spirit of God descended upon Him and a voice from Heaven spoke witnessing that Jesus was the Son of God in whom God was well pleased.

Jesus didn't have any sins so this baptism didn't wash any sins away. Water can't wash sins away anyway. We repent and turn from sins before we are immersed into the water. Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He was making the way for us to follow. We first repent and then are baptized as an act of faith to show that we are buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him in the newness of life. Baptism is a type of symbolic death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. All believers will partake in the future resurrection of life.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:25-29

The Messiah is more than an earthly deliverer like Joshua, Gideon, Deborah and others. The Messiah is the Son of God and savior of the world.

Because Jesus came as a man and was born into flesh, He has the authority to execute judgment. In the beginning God gave certain powers to man. In order to be able to take back what was lost at the garden of Eden by our ancestors, the Messiah had to become a man. He had to reverse the curse placed upon mankind by becoming one of us and not succumbing to sin. When he died on the cross he paid the penalty for sin that He didn't commit. His death can then count for us. He paid the penalty for our sins so that we can be forgiven of sin. We deserved his punishment but He took that for us so that we can be saved.

In order to be saved we have to accept this free gift, it does not come automatically. We have to reach out and ask for it.

Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. This is our great hope because now that He conquered death all who believe will conquer death too. All that are in graves will Hear His voice.

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26

We shall never die. Eternal life comes within us at the moment we receive Jesus Christ as savior. Our bodies die but the real us lives. Our body is just a house. The real soul and spirit within us lives forever. At physical death the soul and spirit either goes to God to await the resurrection where they receive a new body or the soul goes to hell to await the resurrection of judgment. We don't have to go to hell. That is why Jesus came so that we can be saved and have eternal life. Do not delay, believe on Him today.

Messiah Index




Son of Abraham

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Anointed One
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Messiah's Birth
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Forerunner
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Son of God
part 1

part 2

His Ministry
part 1
part 2
part 3

part 4

Prophet & Priest
part 1
part 2

Suffering Messiah
part 1

part 2
part 3
part 4

Death & Resurrection
part 1
part 2

 

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