The Messiah - Part 3


And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. Gen 17:19

The promise of the coming salvation for mankind was extended through Isaac and it was meant to be everlasting. To really understand this we need to search the scriptures and seek the Lord for our eyes of understanding to be open. Many who look for the Messiah to come can miss it if their hearts are looking for material wealth and victory over enemies without first seeking that their hearts are cleansed from sin and have a right relationship with God. This is why I believe that the Jewish people have rejected Jesus Christ as their Messiah. They were looking for material blessings and victory over the enemies that surrounded them instead of looking for salvation and being saved from sin.

The law was given to them to show that we all have sinned and all possess a sinful nature. It was a school master to bring all to the Messiah and show all that a savior was needed. The law could not give us freedom from sin and make us right with God. We would have to keep the law in every point and not fail once in our entire lifetime to be saved by keeping the law. This was impossible except with Jesus Christ, the only mortal man who kept the law in every point. This is why His death counted as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all who believe in Him because He didn't die for breaking the law or for His own sins because He didn't have any sin. He actually suffered in our place. We have to believe and receive this in order for His death to count for us.

And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Genesis 21:12

Sarah tried to help God's promise to come to pass by giving her bondwoman to Abraham since she (Sarah) could no longer bear children. She was acting on faith but in the natural not the supernatural. She didn't take into account that God is able to bring about the impossible. This caused enmity between the seed of Ishmael and the seed of Isaac until this day.

However, God chose the seed of Isaac to be the seed that brought forth the Messiah, the one to bring salvation to those who believe. This Messiah is not just for the seed of Isaac but for all people of the whole world. Our part is just believing this for our salvation.

The devil or Satan also believes that Jesus is the Christ of course but he doesn't believe in Jesus Christ unto salvation. We can believe someone exists and still miss salvation. I believe that Hitler existed but I don't believe in what Hitler stood for so I don't really believe in Hitler although I believe he was a real person.

To believe in Jesus as the Christ means to believe he existed but also that He came to save us from sin and give us eternal life. To believe in Jesus means to believe what He taught and stood for. To believe in Jesus means to repent and turn from sin and receive the Holy Spirit Jesus gives in order to live a life pleasing to Him. In other words to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means to receive Him in our lives not just believe that He once existed and walked the earth.

Fulfillment of the prophecy that Christ came from the seed of Isaac:

  • Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
  • Luke 3:24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
  • Luke 3:25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
  • Luke 3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
  • Luke 3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
  • Luke 3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
  • Luke 3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
  • Luke 3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
  • Luke 3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
  • Luke 3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
  • Luke 3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
  • Luke 3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
  • Luke 3:35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
  • Luke 3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
  • Luke 3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
  • Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. Hebrews 11:17-19

God even tempted Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham still believed that God was going to use Isaac and could raise him from the dead. We read in Genesis that God sent an angel to stop Abraham from killing his son and provided a substitute sacrifice. Abraham was willing to give up his own son whom he loved and cherished and waited for so long. God in turn gave up His own Son and allowed Him to become man in the flesh and suffer and die in order to save us from our sins and bring us back into the relationship with Him that was lost in the Garden of Eden.

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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