Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – Table of Contents

This series doesn’t contain many posts but it covers the Jewish Feasts and how the Messiah, Jesus Christ, reveals Himself through these Feasts. Although the first post on the Sabbath is not actually one of the Feasts, it IS considered holy and is the fourth listed in the Ten Commandments.

The SabbathThe PassoverThe Passover Seder
The Passover Seder Pt 2The Passover Seder Pt 3
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Jewish Feasts and Jesus Revealed – Passover Seder

A good morning to you!! As we continue studying the topic of the Passover, we see that the Jews celebrate a meal that they call the Seder. This is something that Jews do as a memorial of their exodus from Egypt. I watched a Messianic Jew perform the Seder where he explained each phase. Although it’s nice to know how Christ is represented in each phase, the Seder is not for Christians. We are not required to keep the Feasts because we already know Christ as our Messiah. The only thing that was required of the Christian Gentiles to follow were told to us in Acts 15:28-29. The Feasts point the Jews TO Jesus so they will see that their Messiah is revealed in each of these.

So let’s discuss the Seder. The Seder is the traditional dinner that Jews celebrate during Passover. The definition of Seder is “order.” As you can see in the picture above, there appears to be an order in the food displayed. There’s also an order in the prayers and songs. Each food item on the plate represents an aspect of the Jews flight out of Egypt and being freed from slavery. It’s really quite touching. It’s a wonderful reminder of what they went through! It’s also pretty amazing that Jews all around the world are celebrating this Seder in the same manner.

As a Christian, we look at this tradition as our school teacher and rejoice that Christ is our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7). Do you see the bone in the picture above? This is known as the shank bone of a lamb. Christ is represented in this very shank bone as it relates to the lamb that was slaughtered for the Passover. We also can correlate it to John 19:36 where not a bone of Christ’s body was broken while He was on the cross. As the Passover lamb provided salvation for the Jews out of Egypt, so does our Passover Lamb provide salvation as we come out of Egypt (a type of the world) into the glorious promised land of Heaven! This is why John the Baptist said in John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

On the next post, we will cover other aspects of the Seder. Think about the whole purpose of the Passover and how it relates to Christ and the salvation He provides to all. Do you know Jesus Christ, the Messiah, personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – Passover

Blood on the Doorposts: Passover Thoughts | All is Well

Good morning to you! 😀 I’m hoping that you enjoyed the series on the Prophecies of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them all! I thought it would be interesting to continue in the same “light” and study how Jesus shows Himself in the different Jewish Feasts. One can find Jesus on every single page of the Bible if you are searching; more specifically in the major doctrines of Israel and the Church. Jesus only taught from the Old Testament and He revealed Himself, not only through the prophecies, but in each of the details of the Feasts that God required Israel to follow. We see Jesus’ hand in creation, salvation and where we will spend eternity! God knew from the beginning that the Feasts would point to His Son and would reveal the Yeshua Mashiach, Messiah Jesus Christ, in each of the Feasts? Do you know why? Because salvation is of the Jews and was preached to the Jews first!

(John 4:22)  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

(Romans 1:16)  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Salvation is of the Jews because Jesus Christ came to earth as a Jew to preach salvation to the Jews first, then to the rest of the world through His apostles. It’s important to know the reason why we believe what we believe, amen? Any Christian who doesn’t love the Jews, doesn’t love the Lord Jesus Christ.

So let’s see what blessings we can learn from the different Feasts which are celebrated by our Lord’s people! We started the series with the Sabbath. We learned that although it’s not a Feast, it is the Fourth Commandment and considered holy. Therefore, it should be included, amen?

The first of the Feasts is the Passover. If you are not familiar with the Passover celebration, you are in for a real treat!! First let’s get a picture for why this Feast is celebrated and read the verses in Exodus which explain it.

Exodus 12:1-14 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.  (3)  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:  (4)  And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:  (6)  And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.  (7)  And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.  (8)  And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.  (9)  Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.  (10)  And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.  (11)  And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.  (12)  For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.  (13)  And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.  (14)  And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Leviticus 23:5  In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover.

We see in our reading that when the Jews were about to leave Egypt, God was going to bring His judgment on Pharaoh and all the land. The first born was going to die unless they obeyed the command of God to kill an unblemished lamb and use its blood to paint around the doorposts (as shown in the picture at the top of this post). When the angel of death passed over the houses, death would not come upon the house that was covered with the blood of the lamb. What a beautiful picture of the Christian’s sins being covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, amen?

The Passover (Leviticus 23:5) pointed to the Messiah as our Passover Lamb, as described in 1 Corinthians 5:7, whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified during the Passover (Mark 14:12). Christ was the “lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) because He lived a life that was completely sinless (Hebrews 4:15). As the Jews were released from enslavement in Egypt, so are we free from the slavery of sin! (Romans 8:2). Praise the Lord!!

In my next few posts, I will cover the meal at the Passover and how Jesus is depicted in each of the steps taken to prepare the Seder meal. It means so much more now that I know what each part means. As a Christian, I can look back to see how all those “pieces” are fulfilled through Jesus Christ. The Jews are still awaiting their Messiah and do not fully understand.

Do you see Jesus in each of the details we covered today? Do you know the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Jewish Feasts & Jesus Revealed – The Sabbath

Exodus 20:8-11  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  (9)  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  (10)  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  (11)  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Leviticus 23:3  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

Good morning! I’m excited to embark on this new series! I’ve always wanted to learn about the Jewish traditions since our Lord and Saviour was Jewish. As well, I’ve heard so many discuss how Christ reveals Himself throughout the different Feasts. This first post is going to be a tad long but bear with me. It’s important to know the Sabbath of the Old Testament and then we will talk about how Jesus fulfills that Sabbath.

God created all things in six days and rested on the seventh. He commands the Hebrews to keep it as an holy convocation in the Law (the fourth of the Ten Commandments) which was given to them. Jews have honored the Sabbath ever since. Resting on the seventh day would give the body a chance to rest from six days of work. It also gave their beasts of burden a chance to rest as well. The Word says that God made the Sabbath for man. Jesus said:

Mark 2:27  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

Although the Sabbath was given to the Hebrews for rest in their bodies, we Christians find our rest in Jesus Christ. I’m not saying we do not need physical rest – our day of rest is on the first day of the week, which is Sunday. So what does rest have to do with Jesus? I view it in the sense that we don’t have to work for our salvation as the Jews did and are still doing. They are not serving God by faith but by following the Law. In fact, many religions have a form of “works” in order to reach their god. But the Scriptures still say in Ephesians 2:8-9 that salvation is a gift from God, NOT OF WORKS – it is by FAITH. Notice that it says NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. Works takes away from Christ’s work on the cross and makes it His death inadequate. It puts man’s eternal life in man’s own hands. Believe me, you will spend eternity in one of two places: Heaven or Hell.

So the Sabbath represents the rest we get when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are going to Heaven. John 3:3 tells us we must be born again in order to go there. We cannot go back and be born of our mothers again. That’s silly. So what exactly does Jesus mean? He is saying that we must be born of the Holy Spirit and sealed for eternity (John 6:27, 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 4:30). Once we are born again, we have that rest that we never have to worry about where we will spend eternity! Jesus has guaranteed this through His shed blood for our sins!

Jesus promises us rest over and above our secure salvation. He gives us rest in our Christian walk as well! He is always with us and will guide us through all of our daily lives. He has left us His Holy Spirit to direct us. The Apostle John is the only one to refer to Jesus’ words describing His Holy Spirit as the Comforter. Four times, John shares this with us: John 14:16, John 14:26, John 15:26, and John 16:7. To me, rest indicates comfort and vice versa, amen?

Matthew 11:28-29  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Hebrews 4:3-5  For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4  For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5  And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

Hebrews 4:9-11  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

God rested from His work on the seventh day. Jesus’ work on the cross for the forgiveness of the sins of mankind was complete and only by accepting Him as Saviour can our “Sabbath” rest be found. Our rest is in Jesus and HIS work on the cross, not our own works. HE is the Provider of all rest! When we cease to work our way to Heaven and by faith believe on Him, we cease from our own works and rely on HIS work only. My dear Catholic friends, please don’t take offense. God’s Word doesn’t mention working for our salvation. You can do as many penances as you want, do the stations of the cross every day, attend mass every day; none of these will gain you entrance to Heaven nor will these give you rest. You may think you’ve done your religious deeds, but all those deeds are nothing compared to Christ’s blood shed for your sins. Find rest as Jesus told us in Matthew 11:28.

As a result, Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath and HE is our Sabbath – we rest in Him! If you are not born again, there is no rest. You can keep all the Sabbaths you want but that results in your own works. True rest can only be found in Christ and Him alone! Does this excite you, reader? It surely does me! I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 43

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalms 88:8  Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

As I sit here thinking about all the Messianic prophecies I have blogged on, I’m amazed at how many scoffers are still out there. Their hearts are truly hardened! These scoffers are no different than Pharaoh whose heart was hardened against Israel. Despite all the warnings given to him by Moses, Pharaoh still resisted. He resisted to the point where he lost his own son! What is it going to take for the lost today? If you haven’t read my series on the “End Times,” please do so. The link will take you to the first day of the series. If you’re not convinced that we are the end time generation after reading this series, then you are one of the scoffers. (2 Peter 3:3)

This is the last post in our series. Today’s verse, Psalm 88:8, we see that the Messiah’s followers would stand far from Him. We also see that the Messiah would be an abomination to those followers. Jesus Christ became a sacrifice for sin on their behalf! Sin is and should be an abomination to us! We should not dwell in sin and let it rule our lives.

The last part of the verse says that “I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.” It’s as though Jesus was a prisoner and confined to quarters! He could not leave the cross because He had a mission to accomplish, which was the salvation of the entire world. (John 3:16)

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Luke 23:49  And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

As Jesus hung on the cross awaiting His own death, those who followed Him throughout His three-year ministry, were standing “afar off” watching Jesus die. In and of itself, this would not be much to prove Jesus is the Messiah. However, as I’ve said in previous posts, combine all that we’ve covered thus far with this one, the proof is surely there!

On a side note, can you imagine being one of the followers who stood and watched your Saviour hang on that cross? It would be heart wrenching! Or would you be one of those cold-hearted scoffers who went to the “event” just to witness the spectacle? Friend, although all these things had to happen in order for Christ to redeem us from our sins, we should not fail to remember the agony He experienced in order to purchase our redemption!

Do you know the Messiah, Jesus Christ, personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 42

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalm 78:1-2 KJV  Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.  (2)  I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Oh a happy day it is! We are blessed to still live in a free country – at least for now. Because we are approaching Thanksgiving in America, we ought to be especially grateful for this freedom. Whether we maintain our freedom or not, the Lord is still on His Throne. It reminds me of the hymn “I Don’t Know About Tomorrow.” I especially love the refrain:

Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand.

Friend, because God exists in the past, present and future, He absolutely knows everything that is going to happen. He’s 100% accurate in the prophecies of the Bible and none have failed. (1 Samuel 15:29 KJV) We can be guaranteed that the prophecies of Revelation will most certainly happen! You can take the Bible’s prophecies to the bank, so to speak.

Today’s prophecy depicts the Messiah speaking in parables. The phrase, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” appears six times in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Those people who hungered to hear what Jesus Christ had to say, would seek Him out to explain the parables. The others merely mocked Jesus or walked away; they sought Him only to see signs as well as be fed. They sought the carnal side of Jesus’ ministry, not the spiritual side.

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Matthew 13:34-35 KJV  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:  (35)  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Luke 8:9-10 KJV  And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?  (10)  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

The prideful heart does not desire to hear the Good News of the Messiah. Their pride blocks their ears and they cannot hear or understand the things of God. We can compare it to being under water. When someone is speaking above water, it sounds muffled. If we really want to hear what that person has to say, we have to come out of the water in order to hear them clearly. A seeking heart will hear what God has to say in His Word. However, those who do not want to hear will find others who believe in the same things as they do and justify that they are on the right track. Jesus spoke in parables to attract the hearts that were seeking. The prideful Pharisees and Sadducees didn’t want to hear and they totally missed the purpose of Jesus’ messages!

Obadiah 1:3 KJV  The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Being a religious Catholic in my early years never once led me to salvation. I never heard about salvation, let alone what salvation was all about. What I was taught was that I had to do what I was told to do according to the Catholic church. Salvation is works-based to them, not free for the taking. Jesus paid it all! He paid the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross! This sacrifice was ONCE for all (Hebrews 10:10 KJV)! The Catholic church sacrifices Jesus every time the mass is said. Rather than look at His resurrection (which occurred only once), they look to His death. It is not in Jesus’ death that we have salvation; for if He just died and did not rise from the dead, His death would have been like anyone else’s! Don’t you see the importance of His resurrection? No other “god” can claim this!

Do you know Jesus Christ, the Messiah, personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 41

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalm 72:10-11  The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.  (11)  Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Good morning! The sun has yet to rise, it’s a crisp 43° outside and, can I just say, I’m so thankful for heat, LOL! What a gift, amen? I haven’t done anything to actually receive this gift; I’m merely benefiting from someone’s invention! It sort of lines up with today’s Scripture prophesying the Messiah’s coming to earth.

Todays verses, Psalm 72:10-11, shows two phases of Messiah’s coming to earth. The first clearly shows us that the Messiah would be given gifts from kings; the second reveals that all kings will fall down before Him and all nations will serve Him!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Matthew 2:1-2  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,  (2)  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Matthew 2:9-11  When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.  (10)  When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.  (11)  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Rev 21:23-24  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.  (24)  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Jesus Christ the Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach, came to earth and the kings of the East came to worship Him. The first coming has already come and believers all over the world are awaiting His return in the clouds to Rapture His church! But that coming is in the clouds! Christ’s next coming to earth is known as the Second Coming after the Tribulation! Kings will worship Him again when Jesus Christ the Messiah comes back to earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom! But this time it will be all the kings of the earth who will worship Him, not just a few!

Do you know the Messiah personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 40

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalm 68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Good morning, dear reader! If there are any verses that, in my opinion, separate the doubters from those who confirm Christ as Messiah, these are the verses. The word “gift(s)” referring to the Lord in the New Testament are such a blessing. If only people understood what a true and blessed Gift the Lord Jesus Christ really is! Please, take a moment to read the following verses so you can be blessed:

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 4:10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Acts 8:20  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Romans 5:15-16  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  (16)  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
Romans 5:18  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Corinthians 9:15  Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (9)  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

I realize that to some this “free gift” may sound like old news and not really taken to heart. But once you understand what it actually means, it makes more sense. As you know, a gift is given to a person and the giver does not expect anything in return, except maybe gratitude and thankfulness. The receiver doesn’t need to pay for the gift; if he did, the gift would not be a gift at all, but would now be a purchase, right? Today’s prophetic verse of Christ being the true Messiah is probably one that stands out the most to me. No other man on earth can say that their death brought salvation to mankind. Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. Notice the end of the verse says “yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.” John 3:16 tells us that God loved the world! Israel rejected their Messiah and God gave the Gentiles, you and I, the blessed opportunity to receive salvation! Praise the Lord! 🙌 What if Israel had accepted Jesus Christ as their Messiah? Think about it!

Today’s verse speaks of the Messiah’s ascension into Heaven and how Jesus fulfilled that. How many “gods” do you know did that? Surely Buddha didn’t, nor Allah! Only Jesus Christ can claim this! Hallelujah! 🙌 Without Christ’s resurrection and ascension, He would be in the ground and just another prophet. However, Jesus did indeed rise from the dead and He did indeed go back to Heaven to reclaim His rightful throne!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Luke 24:51  And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Acts 1:9  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 39

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalm 31:5  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Another beautiful morning inside the hearts of believers! We have Christ’s light shining within us and we are illuminated by the blessed Holy Spirit through the Word of God! Doesn’t this excite you? How many books have you read that have inspired you to holy living? There are many self help books but no book but God’s Word can change the heart to live righteously through the Holy Spirit!

Today’s verse touches my aching heart. After all the suffering that our Blessed Saviour experienced, He has finally had enough physical trauma. But meditate for a moment. It wasn’t purely physical. The Lord took upon Himself every sin every committed, including mine! Just as the scapegoat of Leviticus 16:8 and Leviticus 16:10 was made an atonement and released in the wilderness, so was Christ our scapegoat. He became our atonement (Romans 5:11) on that cross. At this point, He was ready to die so that the rest of His mission could be accomplished!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Luke 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

I find it interesting that Luke the physician was the only one to put this in his gospel. He was witnessing this whole event with the eyes of a doctor. A doctor would most certainly be acutely aware of what happens at death. Another point that caught my eye is the use of the word “commend” in this verse. The Greek word for it is:

G3908
παρατίθημι
paratithēmi
par-at-ith’-ay-mee
From G3844 and G5087; to place alongside, that is, present (food, truth); by implication to deposit (as a trust or for protection): – allege, commend, commit (the keeping of), put forth, set before.

The Lord Jesus said: “Into thy hands I commend my spirit:” Into the Father’s hands, Jesus placed His Spirit alongside. Into the Father’s hands, Jesus trusted the Father to protect His Spirit. Into the Father’s hands Jesus trusted the Father to keep His Spirit. Looking at this with my human mind, it makes me feel as though Jesus was seeing death at the door and He was turning everything over to His Father to protect as He gave up the ghost.

Do you know Jesus personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 38

Prophecy of Messiah:

Psalm 27:12  Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Good morning, reader! Have you ever been falsely accused of something? I think we can all say that this has happened at one time or another, amen? The Lord Jesus went through this and it led to His death! I could say in my mind how unfortunate it was that He was falsely accused. However, in light of prophecy, I am thankful that this occurred! I’m sure this sounds awful on my part; but think about it. Had the Lord not suffered, died and arose, our sin debt would not be paid!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Matthew 26:60-61  But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,  (61)  And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
Mark 14:57-58  And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,  (58)  We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

False accusers will always be with us. In fact, after the Rapture of all born-again Christians, the greatest accuser, Satan, (Revelation 12:10), will take command over this earth; first influencing the antichrist and second, actually possessing him! He worked through people during Christ’s day to send Jesus to His death. Because of Satan’s pride, he didn’t think Jesus would rise from the dead. Satan thought that Christ’s death was the end and that he (Satan) would rule this world. Well, his time will come during the Tribulation. He will rule through the Antichrist but his time will be limited. The Lord Jesus Christ, our Messiah, will conquer Satan and will rule and reign in the Millennium.

Today’s prophecy tells us that Jesus was falsely accused by many. In light of all the prophecies thus far (this is our 38th), we are seeing the immutable proof that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. I’ve quoted this before but it’s worth repeating at this point:

Josh and Sean McDowell quote Stoner in their book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict: “We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000).” Jesus fulfilled MUCH more than 8 (Over 300)! So just think of those odds!

Friend, Stoner states that for only eight prophecies being fulfilled by Jesus is 1 to the 17th power!!! I’ve have given you 38 thus far, which is over four times more! Can you imagine what the chances would be? Meditate on the mathematical possibilities. There should be no doubt in your mind that Jesus Christ IS the Messiah! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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