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Is Jesus Christ the True Messiah?
Have you ever wondered how the name Jesus Christ in the Bible was derived or why Jesus from the Bible is called Jesus Christ? We will discuss why Jesus is called Jesus Christ or the Messiah and why we should believe in Him. To completely understand who the Messiah is, we need to go back to the book of Genesis 3:15. We see the first messianic prophecy. According to this verse, only one man was “born of the seed of a woman” while the others are born of the seed of a man. The one born of the seed of a woman is the one who will come into this world and undo the work of Satan, and this is Jesus Christ.
Moreover, in Genesis 9 and 10, God narrowed down the Messiah’s address further.
Noah had three sans Ham Shem and Japheth, and all the world’s nations can be traced back to these men. But in the Messiah’s passage, God eliminated two-thirds of them and proclaimed that the Messiah would come through the lineage of Shem. In the year 2000 B.C, God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees. God was even more specific, stating that the Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham. Genesis 12: 17-22.
According to the scripture, the earth was blessed through Abraham. He had two sons Ishmael and Isaac, but many of his descendants were eliminated when the Lord chose Isaac.
Reading further, Genesis 28; 10-12 and Numbers 24:17, Isaac had two sons Jacob and Esau, but God selected the lineage of Jacob. Again Jacob had twelve sons who formed the twelve tribes of Israel. Out of the twelve, God chose the tribe of Judah for Messiahship, thus eliminating the remaining eleven tribes. The families in line with the tribe of Judah, the Line of Jesse was God’s choice (Isaiah 11:1-5). Already we can see the probability of Jesus Christ being the Messiah building up. Jesse had eight children, and according to 2 Samuel 7: 12-16 and in the book of Jeremiah 23:5, the Lord eliminated 7/8ths of Jesse’s family line. The scripture tells us that God’s man was to be of a seed of a woman, the race of the jews, the lineage of Shem, the line of Isaac, the line of Jacob and the tribe of Judah, and lastly, the house of David.
There is also a prophecy that dates back to 1012 B.C in the book of Psalm 22: 6- 18, Zechariah 12:10, and Galatians 3:1 that predicts that the Messiah’s hands and feet will be pierced and that He will be crucified. This message was written about eight hundred years ago before Jesus Christ was crucified to be practiced by the Romans. To add more weight to the fact that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, Isaiah 7: 14 tells us that the man will be born of a virgin and natural birth of unnatural conception. A concept beyond the understanding and planning of the human mind. More prophecies from the book of Psalm and Isaiah describe the response that Christ- son of God, will encounter, including the social climate. The book of Isaiah tells us that the son of God will be rejected by His own people- the jews, while the Gentiles will believe in Him. Furthermore, there will be a forerunner- a voice in the wilderness that will prepare the way for Him, and later we come to see this when John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus.
If you read the seven ramifications of the prophecy carefully, Mathew 27: 3-10, Jeremiah 32: 6-15, Psalms 41, and Zechariah 11: 11-13, this story about the Messiah becomes even more interesting. God says that a close friend will betray the Messiah for thirty pieces of silver that will be cast on the Temple’s floor and used to buy a potter’s field. In the book of Micah 5:2, the Lord eliminated all the world’s cities and selected Bethlehem will not over one thousand people to be the birthplace of the Messiah.
On top of that, through a series of prophecies, God defined the time sequence which would set His Son apart. According to Malachi 3:1 and other testament verses in Haggai 2:7-9, Zechariah 11:13, Daniel 9:26, and Psalms 118:26, “the Messiah will come while the temple of Jerusalem is still standing.” This message is of great importance since we know that the Temple was destroyed in A.D 70, and since then, it has not been rebuilt.
Now, with the accurate lineage, the time, the place, people’s reactions, manner of birth, betrayal, and the way of death, it is clear that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and Son of God as well as the savior of the world. Jesus Christ transforms our lives, provides atonement for sin as well as reconciliation with God. The Messiah brings joy, peace, and purpose into our lives. There is no foundation for true direction and peace apart from faith in Him as the Psalmist tells us that ” Man is estranged from the womb.” The best part is that this estrangement is healed by reconciling the ministry of Christ, and He is the best experience for those who believe in Him. From the word of God, precisely the objective evidence of the New Testament and the Hebrew Bible, and the personal verification of our lives, there is more than enough evidence that Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be.
If you have never believed in Jesus Christ if you have never called his name, this is the right time to turn to the Lord and admit that you are a sinner. Jesus Christ or the Messiah is a friend of sinners, and He came to seek and save that which is lost. He is ready to receive you in His Kingdom. John 6: 37 says that whoever comes to Jesus Christ will never be cast out. He is a willing and loving savior who will bring us into His Kingdom and clothe us with His perfect righteousness and wash away all our sins. He has prepared a place in Heaven for us. I don’t think there is a greater offer that is being extended to us here than the free offer of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Originally posted 2021-11-26 05:01:00.