Your messiah

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16

Have you ever considered what it took to free us from our sins?  There is only one person who could die for our sins. His name is Jesus Messiah.

“Yeshua . . . who is He—the long-awaited King-Messiah of Israel or Jesus Christ, the God of the Gentiles?  Or could He be both?”(http://www.jewishvoice.org/who-is-yeshua/). He is the long-awaited Messiah that came, lived, died, and was resurrected. Read about his life in the four Gospels. Matthew-Matthew writes as a Jew to his fellow Jews to present to them the evidence for Jesus’ claim to be the King of the Jews.  He quotes extensively from the Old Testament prophets to show how Jesus fulfilled all that was spoken about the Messiah who would come to establish the reign [or kingdom] of God.  He frequently writes, “as it is written in the prophet…” or “this was done to fulfill what was spoken by the prophets…”  Nine times Matthew refers to Jesus as the “son of David”.  The prophets had foretold that the Messiah would be a direct descent of David.  Matthew’s gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus, tracing him back to David, King of Israel, and then to Abraham, the first Jew.  Matthew traces Jesus’ lineage through Joseph, his foster father, rather than through Mary, his biological mother [as Luke’s account does].  Matthew, the observant Jew, notes that according to Jewish genealogy, the father’s lineage counted legally for royalty. [1]; Mark -“Mark wrote his gospel a few years after the death of Jesus, in about A.D. 70 with the intention of broadcasting Jesus’ good works. A close reading will reveal that the writings are mainly focused on the last three weeks of the life of Jesus. In it, Mark declares Jesus is the Son of God, and a messenger of God”[2], Luke-” “That you may know the certainty.” Luke understood that an accurate knowledge of the earthly life of Christ would strengthen the faith of Christians everywhere. When you become well acquainted with good people, you learn to trust them and you are apt to follow their instructions if you know they have your best interest at heart. Now see the application: The clear evidence of Christ’s life gives us reason to follow the instructions of the apostle’s doctrine. Why? Because their doctrine was based upon the facts of Jesus being the Son of God, His perfect fulfillment of God’s will, and His love for us.” [3], and John -“John’s gospel presents Jesus as God most forcefully. John explicitly declared Jesus to be God (John 1.1) who brought all things into existence (John 1.3). John’s gospel confirmed that Jesus was YHVH of the Jews (John 8.57-58). He is light (John 1.4, 8.12) and life (John 1.4, 5.26, 14.6). As a vehicle to demonstrate that Jesus was the Messiah and Son of God, John crafted his gospel with eight signs–seven pre-resurrection and one post-resurrection and seven “I Ams.”[4]

There can only be one – and the one is Jesus Christ our Redeemer and Messiah.  Worship him in spirit and in truth as the Son of God.

 

 

 

[1] http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/matintro.htm

[2] http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/the-purpose-of-the-gospel-of-mark-faq.htm

[3]http://www.bible.ca/ef/expository-luke-1-1-4.htm

[4] http://doctrine.org/the-purpose-of-the-gospel-of-john/

 

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