Prophet and Messiah

My, Devotion to Him #242

Today we are covering a portion of Jesus because you can’t simply write one devotional about Him and cover everything and do it justice. This will be about the prophet and messiah portion and not even its entirety because we could go on and on about Him. 

Jesus was a prophet much like Jeremiah and others who were hated in their day. He was also the long promised Messiah and through His death and resurrection He is the appropriation for our sins and the hope of our lives.

1. Jesus was a Prophet.

In Jeremiah 1:4-5 we see that God tells Jeremiah that He knew him before He formed him. In Luke 1:28-33 we see this is similar to the conception of Christ.

In Deuteronomy 18:15-19 Moses writes that God will raise up a prophet (Jesus).

Jesus backed up His “prophet” status (even though He did not need to) in John 7:16, John 8:28, John 12:49-50, John 14:24. His disciples then backed upped Jesus and Moses in Acts 3:22-23. Even the people backed up these claims in Luke 7:16. Jesus is “The Prophet” that was spoken about. He did come to earth for us. 

2. Jesus’ most famous Prophecy.

Jesus’ most famous prophecy was the Olivet Discourse when He was asked three questions by His disciples. In Matthew 24:14 He tells the disciples when the end of the age would occur. In Luke 21:20-24 He tells them what shall occur just prior to the destruction of the temple. And in Matthew 24: 29-30 He tells the disciples of His return.

3. Jesus has given us the greatest gifts. 

In 1 Corinthians 12:31 Paul talks about the best gifts which Christ has given us. He had led us in a most excellent way. In 1 Corinthians 13:10-13 Paul encourages the followers at Corinth to put away childish things and abide in what Jesus has brought to us all which is faith, hope and love.

4. Jesus was definitely the Messiah. 

The exact events of Jesus death on the cross is foretold in Psalm 22:16 (Matthew 27:35) and Psalm 22:17-18 (Luke 23:34). In Matthew 27:50-51 we see that the veil was torn in half upon Jesus’ death. No other death in the Word of God matches what was foretold and what took place exactly like Jesus’ death. 

5. Jesus proclaimed that He is the Messiah and revealed His Purpose. 

In John 3:16-17 Jesus tells Nicodemus His purpose. In John 14:6 He tells His disciples that no one comes to God except through Him. Thus once again staking claim as the One True Messiah. 

6. We owe it to Jesus to Acknowledge Him in our daily life.

This should be performed both verbally and through our daily walk. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:16 to let your light shine before men. He also tells us in Matthew 10:32 that if we confess Him before others He shall confess us before His Father in heaven.

When you reflect on the amazing sacrifice that Christ endured on the cross for our salvation we owe Him all praise, glory, honor, worship and service. We owe Him everything. 

God bless! 

Copyright © 2020 by Jacob Olinger

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