Good morning! As I write this, it is an absolutely beautiful day! I sat rocking away on my back porch and felt that sun on my face, all was peace. Just as I began to get too warm, the Good Lord sent a nice breeze along. I don’t believe in coincidences anymore. As I have grown as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I have seen His hand in both my life and my husband’s. Just as I believe there are no coincidences, I also believe it is NO coincidence that God would provide the beautiful plan of salvation from the very beginning of creation for His creation. It is all throughout His Word and is still being preached today!
There are some pretty “meaty” morsels in today’s post! 😀 Messiah is defined in a few ways which depict His authority, power, character and reign. Let’s start with the very first descriptive word in today’s verse, which is sceptre. Why is this word used for the Messiah, Jesus Christ? We can view it as a representation of what He stands for. Let’s look at the Hebrew word and description, along with what today’s historical definition for sceptre.
The Hebrew word for sceptre is:
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan: – X correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
The Lord Jesus Christ is seen in so many ways in Strong’s definition. Think of it:
- Branch off: He is the vine and we are the branches (John 15:5). Jesus, the head of the branches, produces branches (both Jews and Gentiles);
- A stick for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking: 2 Peter 2:9 shows the results of unrighteousness through punishment; Revelation 22:18 shows us what happens when we add or take away from His words; Revelation 19:11 shows us that Jesus will return to earth at the end of the Tribulation to judge and make war with the unbelieving world; Revelation 20:6 provides us with a glimpse of His reign where He rules in Jerusalem. This is when Shiloh, which is defined as tranquil/peaceful will be brought by the Messiah, ; and lastly, John 10:11-14 reveals that our Good Shepherd knows His sheep, He protects His sheep, His sheep hear His voice and walks with them, and He gave His life for them!
Furthermore, this sceptre is:
According to Wikipedia, A sceptre is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia. Figuratively, it means royal or imperial authority or sovereignty.Wikepedia
We see this prophecy fulfilled by the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Our King, Jesus Christ is THE King of Kings as shown to us in 1Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:4 and Revelation 19:16!
The prophecy of Genesis 49:10 is fulfilled by the One and Only Saviour of mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Scepter and Shiloh who takes away the sins of the world and will reign in truth and peace! 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!