Day 48 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – A New Priesthood Established

A New Priesthood

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Zech. 3:8 – Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit before thee; for they are men that are a sign: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch

1 Pet. 2:5,9 –  ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.; 9 – But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Rev. 1:6 –  and he made us to be a kingdom, to be priests unto his God and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Rev. 5:10 – and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests, and they reign upon the earth.

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  • Day 30 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – government on his shoulders.

Is. 9:6 – For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Mat. 28:18 –  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
1 Cor. 15:24-25 – Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

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  • Day 29 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – His ministry in three places – Zebulun, Naphtali, and Galilee

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  • Is. 9:1-2 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 2  The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. 

    Mat. 4:12-16 – Now when Jesus[a] heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15 “Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”

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Rulers take counsel against him – Ps. 2:1-2; Mat. 12:14;
26:3-4, 47; Luke 23:11-12

  • Ps. 2: 1-2 – Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed …

    Take legal and military counsel

  • Mat. 12:14 –  But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

    Mat. 26:3-4 – Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; 4 and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.

    Luke 23:11-12 – And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been enemies with each other.

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Day 15 of 100 prophecies –  Be a prophet like Moses, speaking God’s words – Deut. 18:15, 18-19 … NT: Mat. 21:11; Luke 7:16; 24:29; John 6:14; John 7:40; Acts 3:20-22

  •  Deut. 18:15, 18-19 – A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you from among your own kindred; that is the one to whom you shall listen; 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kindred, and will put my words into the mouth of the prophet; the prophet shall tell them all that I command. 19 Anyone who will not listen to my words which the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will hold accountable for it.

  • Mat. 21:11 – And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
    Luke 7:16 –
    Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.”

  • Luke 24:29 – But they urged him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

John 6:14 – When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.

John 7:40 –  Some in the crowd who heard these words said, “This is truly the Prophet.”

Acts 3:20-22 – and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. 22 For Moses said:

A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you
from among your own kinsmen; to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you.

Hands and feet pierced

Day 14 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – Have eternal existence! Wow! … Micah 5:2; John 1:1, 4; 8:58; Col. 1:15-19
(My comments below after the scripture.)

Micah 5:2 –
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

  • John 1:1, 4 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ; verse 4 – The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

    John 8:58 – “Truly, truly, I tell you,” Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

    My comments:

    Normally I don’t comment on any of these prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, but this is just too important to ignore, the fact that Jesus, a baby born to Mary and prophecied about for centuries, existed before He was born. No one else can say that! The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    In our Bible study at the senior center, we are covering the book of John, which this last scripture comes from. Can you imagine the crowd’s reaction when Jesus said: “Before Abraham was, I am.” This was the same statement that God made to Moses when he asked: “who shall I say sent me?” God’s answer was “I Am.” Jesus used the “I Am” phrase seven times in the book of John.” The time He used it here, they picked up stones to kill Him!

    The fact that Jesus existed before He was born may be hard to understand, but the truth cannot be denied. Jesus is eternal. I think that is really cool.

    John 8:48-59 (NKJV)

  • Before Abraham was, I am (video)

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Day 5 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – born of the tribe of Judah

Be born of the tribe of Judah – Gen. 49:8-10; Micah 5:2
NT – Mat. 1:2, 3 ; Heb. 7;14; Rev. 5:5

Gen. 49:8-10 – 8Judah,b your brothers shall praise you. Your hand shall be on the necks of your enemies; your father’s sons shall bow down to you. 9Judah is a young lion— my son, you return from the prey. Like a lion, he crouches and lies down; like a lioness, who dares to rouse him? 10The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the staff from between his feet,c until Shiloh comes and the allegiance of the nations is his.

Micah 5:2 – But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Mat. 1:2, 3 – Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.

Heb.7;14 – For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, a tribe as to which Moses said nothing about priests.
Rev. 5:5 – Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

In James 1:19, we are instructed as follows: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” It goes on to say that our human anger does not produce the righteousness that God requires. (verse 20). We are to be quick to listen.

God is love, and in that love He is giving us this instruction to listen. Our listening to each other reflects His love. Listening is God’s design. (Maybe that’s why He gave us two ears and one mouth – we will listen twice as much as we talk.  Well, I’ve heard that anyway.) I digress. God wants and expects us to listen. But why? I can think of two reasons off hand. You can probably come up with more. If you do, comment below this post.

One reason we are instructed to listen is because it is very effective. Not just listening for information, but listening to each others’ hearts – listening to show compassion. It is very healing to have someone listen to us.

One study I read about did an experiment with people in counseling. Half the group did the professional counseling, which itself can be very healing. Get hold of a Christian counselor, and it will help. I know it helped me. The other half just had someone listen to them. In the end, they measured the results, and the study found that both groups showed equally positive results. Both were very effective. It helps us a lot when people listen to us.

Yes, listening reflects God’s love, but it also reflects His character. He wants us to be like Him, and God listens. I said God listens. I need that reminder. Not only that, I think it is fair to say that God is quick to listen. He wants to hear us. He wants us to pour out our hearts to Him and to come to Him with confidence.  Hebrews 4:16 says “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

God is ready to listen right now. I want to be that way too. I’m going to get started with this – “Heavenly Father, it is a privilege to write these words that hopefully reflect Your word. I pray for whoever reads this right now, that they (and I) will listen to You, even as you are always ready to listen to us. God bless the readers of these words. In the strong name of Jesus, who makes all this listening connection to you and to each other possible. Amen.”

Today is part eight of a series of our Bible study on Heaven. Today’s topic is denominations.

  • Q: “Could ‘In my Father’s house are many mansions?’ mean ‘In my Father’s house are many denominations? I have never heard this interpretation until today when a friend said this is what she believes it means.”
  • A: “I am sorry to disagree with your friend. You may depend upon it that when we reach the Father’s we shall have no more of denominations. Of course in our Father’s house here and now there are many denominations, but that is not the meaning of the passage cited, namely John 14:2

Editor’s note: I think this person’s friend is interpreting scripture pretty loose, based more on a opinion, or what she would like to be true. I think she needs to look at the verse in context with the rest of scripture, not just “this is what I believe, so it must be true.” As Christians, we need to be careful not the fall into that trap of using scripture to “prove” what we believe. Okay, Pastor’s rant over.

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