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Scriptural Basics

 

Who is known as the Son of the Almighty?

 

He is commonly known as Jesus Christ or the Messiah.

Many have misconceptions of Jesus which are based upon man's beliefs rather then solid proof from God's word. Do not let the ideas of man blind you into using your own mind with scriptures! God wants all of us to turn to him, not man - And that includes our own understanding! So do we have the courage to test our beliefs against scripture? I hope so!

Just as the name "Jehovah" or "Jeremiah" or "Jerusalem," "Jesus" is not the way they pronounced or spelled his name in the first century. For one thing, they did not use the letter "J!" The important thing is that we know who the person is and that we use it correctly.

1.    John 14:28 “The Father is greater then I am” Jesus is speaking here.

2.    John 20:17 “I am ascending to my Father and your father and to my God and your God.”

3.    Luke 3:21-22 “Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized and, as he was praying, the heaven was opened up and the holy spirit in bodily shape like a dove came down upon him, and a voice came out of heaven: ‘You are my Son, the beloved: I have approved you.’ “

Jesus is called “my Son” by God and is approved by him.

4.    Acts 10:38 “Jesus who was from Nazareth, how God anointed him with holy spirit and power, and he went through the land doing good and healing all those oppressed by the Devil.”

Jesus was anointed by God

5.    Galatians 4:4 “When the full limit of the time arrived, God sent forth his Son, who came to be out of a woman.”

a. God’s Son was sent by God.

6.    Luke 3:23-38 traces Jesus’ earthly lineage back to king David (vs.31) and even all the way to God. (vs.38)

7.    Psalms 110:1 “The utterance of Jehovah to my Lord is: ‘Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.’ “ It is Jehovah who places enemies “as a stool” for David’s “Lord.” It was David who was inspired to write this. So who would be David’s Lord? This would be Jehovah’s servant, Jesus. - Compare Matthew 22:41-45; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44

8.    Ezekiel 34:23-31 “And I will raise up over them one shepherd, and he must feed them, even my servant David. He himself will feed them, and he himself will become their shepherd. (24) And I myself, Jehovah,  will become their God, and my servant David a chieftain in the midst of them. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken...”

Jehovah raises up his servant “David” (Who would be Jesus) over his sheep and then brings blessings.

9.    Ezekiel 37:24,25 “And my Servant David will be king over them, and one shepherd is what they will all come to have....(25)...to time indefinite, and David my servant will be their chieftain to time indefinite.”

Jehovah makes his servant David king. (This is a figurative “David” representing Jesus who was a descendant of David. Remember that Ezekiel was written after the literal king David’s death.)

10.Isaiah 9:6,7 “For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (7) To the abundance of the princely rule and to peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom in order to establish it firmly and to sustain it by means of justice and by means of righteousness. The very zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.” 

It is because of Jehovah’s zeal that this “child” receives the “princely rule” and he receives more names. This “Prince of Peace” is Jesus.

11.Isaiah 42:1,6,7 “Look! My servant, on whom I keep fast hold! My chosen one, [whom] my soul has approved! I have put my spirit in him. Justice to the nations is what he will bring forth. (6) “I myself, Jehovah, have called you in righteousness, and I proceeded to take hold of your hand. And I shall safeguard you and give you as a covenant of the people, as a light of the nations, (7) [for you] to open the blind eyes, to bring forth out of the dungeon the prisoner, out of the house of detention those sitting in darkness.” (Compare Luke 22:29)

It is Jehovah who chooses his servant, protects him, and creates a covenant that involves his servant. This servant is Jesus Christ.

12.Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12 Prophesy concerning Jehovah’s servant who was to carry the “sin of many people.” He is noted as being “crushed” and “pierced” for our transgression and errors. He is also noted as “severed from the land of the living ones.” (vs.8)

13.Luke 1:26-33 “In her sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent forth from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, (27) to a virgin promised in marriage to a man named Joseph of David’s house; and the name of the virgin was Mary. (28) And when he went in before her he said: ‘Good day, highly favored one, Jehovah is with you.’ (29) But she was deeply disturbed at the saying and began to reason out what sort of greeting this might be. (30) So the angel said to her: ‘Have no fear, Mary, for you have found favor with God; (31) and, look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus. (32) This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, (33) and he will rule as king over the house of Jacob forever and there will be no end of his kingdom.’ “

14.Psalms 2:1-12 “Why have the nations been in tumult And the national groups themselves kept muttering an empty thing? (2) The kings of the earth take their stand And high officials themselves have massed together as one Against Jehovah and against his anointed one, (3) [Saying:] ‘Let us tear their bands apart And cast their cords away from us!’ (4) The very One sitting in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah himself will hold them in derision. (5) At that time he will speak to them in his anger And in his hot displeasure he will disturb them, (6) [Saying:] ‘I, even I, have installed my king Upon Zion, my holy mountain.’ (7) Let me refer to the decree of Jehovah; He has said to me: ‘You are my son; I, today, I have become your father. (8) Ask of me, that I may give nations as your inheritance And the ends of the earth as your own possession. (9) You will break them with an iron scepter, As though a potter’s vessel you will dash them to pieces.’ (10) And now, O kings, exercise insight; Let yourselves be corrected, O judges of the earth. (11) Serve Jehovah with fear And be joyful with trembling. (12) Kiss the son, that he may not become incensed And YOU may not perish [from] the way, For  his anger flares up easily. Happy are all those taking refuge in him.”

 Jehovah gives the nations to his Son who is Jesus. This passage will be referenced later but it is my belief that it will soon happen as of the time of this writing. This happens basically when the events of Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 11:15 occur.

 The nations are admonished to “kiss” the Son. And in so doing, they would be showing their submission.

Notice how in verse two that the kings of the earth have figuratively massed together as one against Jehovah and his anointed one. This time period refers to Revelation 16:16 as “Har-Mageddon” or “Armageddon.“ But as brought out in following information, the nations still have a chance to show submission as brought out at Psalms 2:10-12. (Compare the book of Jonah where the wicked city of Nineveh was given the opportunity to repent and be spared.)

It is noteworthy that by “kissing the son” the nations were serving Jehovah. Because “the son” (Jesus) was anointed to the position by Jehovah. So in reality it shows that there is nothing wrong with serving (also known as ministering or worshiping) Jehovah and Jesus at the same time. (Compare 1 Chronicles 27:1 where a total of 288,000 were ministering / serving to the king David. This word “ministering” has been translated from the Hebrew word “sharath” (Strong’s 8334) meaning “to attend as a menial or worshiper..” Compare Ezekiel 20:32 where this word is also used to show worship to “wood and stone.” However, David did not receive sacred service as though he was Jehovah but he was Jehovah’s anointed king for his people.)

15.Luke 4:5-8 “So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time; (6) and the Devil said to him: ‘I will  give you all this authority and the glory of them, because it has been delivered to me, and to whomever I wish I give it. (7) You, therefore, if you do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.’ (8) In reply Jesus said to him: ‘It is written, “It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.” ‘ “ (Compare Matthew 4:1-11)

Satan tries to tempt Jesus. This temptation would not have been a temptation if it was a lie.

Jesus did not have the authority or glory of the nations. It was not delivered to him at that time but apparently it was delivered to Satan by the Most High. This most likely occurred before he sinned. 

16.Revelation 11:15 “And the seventh angel blew his trumpet. And loud voices occurred in heaven, saying: ‘The kingdom of the world did become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.’ “

This is yet to happen and it is explained in further detail later. See Daniel 7

This “kingdom of the world” is currently Satan’s but it will become Jesus’ shortly. This point of time that is described here is specific on what happens before it and after it. But for now, the point is clear - Authority is passed to Jesus as referred to as his “Christ.”

17.Revelation 1:1 “A Revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place...” Jesus received this “revelation” from God.

18.Genesis 3:15 “And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heal.”

This is Jehovah talking about Satan and Jesus. Jesus has already been bruised in the “heal” by being put to death in the first century. Satan has yet to be destroyed. This can also be viewed in a larger scale. That is, all those who side with Jehovah and all those who do not.

19.Revelation 19:11-21 Here is mentioned the one who is seated upon a white horse and is called the “Word of God.” Also, a “sharp long sword” protrudes out of his mouth that he may “strike the nations with it.” He will also shepherd them. Upon his outer garment, he has a name written “King of kings and Lord of lords” This is the time where any people who do not submit to him are destroyed. (Compare Psalms 2 comments) This is “Harmageddon” or as some know it, “Armageddon.” This is also known as the “great evening meal of God.” (vs.17) This rider is Jesus. This is because of the descriptions and where this falls in the prophetic time-lines and prophesies. 

20.Revelation 21:1-3 This is where it states that the “tent” of God is with mankind and it speaks of blessings such as death and mourning being done away with. This “tent” “covers” and protects mankind. These are blessings brought by Jehovah through his appointed son and servant Jesus.

Other passages of Jesus:

He swallows up death in victory. Compare Isaiah 25:8; Psalms 44:23; Rev. 1:5-7; 5:5, 9-12

Jesus conquers death and is resurrected

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There are many other scriptures that talk of Jesus and there will be more brought out in later information. But I personally felt the need to bring these particular scriptures out to help ones understand some of the principles and ways that Jehovah is going to transfer the kingdom of the world to Jesus and what that entails. This kingdom transfer will be discussed in more detail later. Another example of a kingdom transfer is recorded at Daniel 5:26-28.

Here are some scriptures that can be used with some of the above scriptures to show when the Messiah was to appear on earth in the first century and what he was to endure: 

1. Daniel 9:25 gives us a time-line in which to tell when the Messiah was to appear : “And you should know and have the insight [that] from the going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah [the] Leader, there will be seven weeks, also sixty-two weeks. She will return and will be actually rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in the straits of the times.”

a.    This is part of a prophetic 70 weeks as mentioned in verse 24

b.    Jerusalem was desolate at the time of this delivered message to Daniel.

c.    We know that it was not referring to literal human weeks because there was no Messiah appearing literally 69 weeks “from the going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem.”

d.    The “going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem” is an interesting phrase. Because exactly when does “going forth of the word” start? I believe that ones even in the first century did not exactly know. Because many were in anticipation of the Messiah but it seemed that no one really knew the exact date. This could have been partly due to not having a clear definition of this term “going forth.” Was it when the order was given? Would that indicate a “going forth of the word?” Or was it when the order was in transport to Jerusalem or when it arrived there? We do know the approximate time the order was given and we have an idea on how long the order took to be delivered. In any case, it appears that this time period of 69 weeks started in or around 455 BCE. 

e.    How long is each “week?” And so when did he appear? Well, a week is 7 days long. So one could say that the Messiah was to appear 483 (69*7) prophetic days after the “going forth of the word to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.” Again, we know that these are not literal days because nothing of the sort happened back then. But if we apply the principle of “a day for a year” (Ezekiel 4:6) and adjust 1 year because there is no “zero” year then we end up with the year 29 CE. This is when Jesus was baptized by John. (Luke 3:21) And Luke 3:22 it states; “and the holy spirit in bodily shape like a dove came down upon him, and a voice came out of heaven: “You are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you.” Compare John 4:25,26

f.     In Daniel 9:26 tells us that the Messiah would be cut off; “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. And the city and the holy place the people of a leader that is coming will bring to their ruin. And the end of it will be by the flood. And until [the] end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations.”

i. Remember that this 62 weeks happen before the seven weeks. The time period of the prophesy totals “70 weeks.” Although verse 25 states the “seven” weeks first, verse 26 makes the order of the events clear. 

g.    Daniel 9:27a mentions; “And he must keep [the] covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease.”

i. This is talking about the Messiah.

ii. This verse helps to clarify events that were to happen during the end “week” of this prophesy.

iii. This is a period of seven years but it talks about “sacrifice and gift offering to cease” in the middle of the week. This would correlate with the time of Jesus giving his life as a perfect ransom sacrifice - A bit more then three years since being baptized by John. Temple sacrifices were no longer needed because Jesus presented his blood and body as a perfect sacrifice. (Compare Isaiah 53; Luke22:19,20)

iv. The end of this week correlates with God’s spirit being poured out upon Gentiles as recorded in Acts 10:30-48. This was in agreement with Amos 9:12 and other scriptures such as Isaiah 56:1-7; Ezekiel 47:21-23; compare Isaiah 45:20-25. Compare also how literal circumcision was required in the Abrahamic covenant but Cornelius was a Gentile and yet he was one of the first Gentiles to receive God's spirit. This was the end of the “one week.” Compare Acts 6:8; Genesis 17:3-14

v. Some claim that this week is split in a way so that there is about a 2,000 year gap between the first and second parts. But this reasoning is not in harmony with the prophetic day of “a day for a year” (Ezekiel 4:6) for the entire vision. And it would conflict with other prophesies. So, there is no solid scriptural basis to split it up like that. 

vi. This is a hotly contested passage among some. Regardless, if a teaching does not have solid scriptural evidence to back it up, it can not be claimed to be solidly based upon God's word. One could claim it to be a possibility but should not claim it to be certain. Only ones that are searching for their own righteousness will do that. They would not be searching for Jehovah's righteousness. We need to be careful that we do not trust in a man's word just because of who they are. But we need to remember to continually test teachings by using scripture. (1 Corinthians 13:5)

Jesus was not just in the Almighty's mind as non-existent as some believe but he existed with glory before coming to the earth:

It's true that Jesus received that name "Jesus" once he was born but that does not mean that he did not have another name earlier or later. See Isaiah 9:6,7

Micah 5:2 Tells us his origin is from "early times"

Matthew 13:37 and Luke 13:34 shows us how Jesus wanted to protect Jerusalem as a hen protects her chicks but they did not want it. He was talking about the distant past.

John 6:62 Jesus was going to ascend to where he was before

John 8:42, 56-58 Jesus existed before Abraham

John 16:7 Here it is shown that the term "send" or to be "sent" does not mean that what is sent is from memory. Here Jesus sends "the comforter" to help his disciples. It does not say he was going to send himself or part of himself.

John 17:3-5, 18, 24 Jesus was sent and had glory alongside God before the world was. It does not say that he was part of God such as in his mind. What's more glorious? A thought or reality?

1 Corinthians 11:3 Jesus' head is God as man's head is Christ

1 Corinthians 15:28 In heaven, Jesus subjects himself to God. He doesn't become part of God like in his mind just as he wasn't just in God's mind before he came to earth.

Galatians 4:4 God sent his Son to us

Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus emptied himself and took the form of a man

Revelation 1:1; 3:14; Colossians 1:15-17; John 1:1-3,10  Jesus as the first born of all creation.

 

 

 

 

   
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