Monthly Archives: December 2017

New Thing

“How long will you go here and there, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the earth– A woman will encompass a man.” Jeremiah 31:22

At first glance this scripture doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Jesus Christ. But once we understand the symbolism and original text, it will make perfect sense

The word “daughter” here is symbolic for Israel. As we remember God created his first covenant with the nation of Israel. He created them and wanted them to establish a holy and righteous nation right here on Earth. But Israel continued to rebel and sin against God. Here God describes Israel as “faithless”. Meaning God provided everything to Israel yet they still turned away and committed Idolatry to other pagan gods

Then God has created a new thing (Jesus Christ) in the Earth. Even though God had set Israel apart and made them blessed, because of mankinds sinful nature they were still unable to reach righteousness. Therefore God had sent his only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world from our sins, not just Israel but everyone.

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

A woman (The Church) will encompass a man (Jesus Christ)

Woman in prophecy is typically symbolic for The Church. Here we see God has created a new thing (Jesus) and has established the woman (Church) will encompass a man (Jesus) The original Hebrew word for “encompass” is “Azar” meaning to encircle, return, or embrace. We have returned to God through Jesus Christ. The original Hebrew for “Man” in this scripture is “Gerber” meaning “Mighty Man” or “warrior”. A form of this same word is “El Gibbor” meaning “Mighty God’ which is one of Jesus titles in Isaiah 9:6

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The Days Are Now

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land. Jeremiah 23:5

As we continue to look at the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament, this week we will focus on the book of Jeremiah. These prophecies were written about 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. By the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah was given a clear description of the Messiah

During the time when Jeremiah revealed “Behold the days are coming when God will raise up a righteous branch (Messiah). This was very hopeful news for Israel during this time period. Israel continued to struggle with its sin and idolatry , leading them farther and farther away from God. The revelation Jeremiah delivered gave those who were still faithful to God, hope for the future.

This is the same for us today. As we see the world move farther away from God and people are indulged and justifying their sin. Those of us who are still faithful to God can have hope knowing that Jesus Christ has delivered us and those days are right now

As the prophecy reveals to us Jesus would be from the line of David (Joseph) (Matthew 1) and will reign as King of King (Revelation 19:16) forevermore. Celebrate this season as glory to the new born king in Jesus Name Amen

In the Name of God

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have blessed you from the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:26

Most of us know this scripture from Jesus triumph entrance into the city of Jerusalem before Passover. Everyone was rejoicing and screaming “Hosanna”. This should be the same reaction we have during Christmas. We are celebrating and worshiping the new born King who has come in the name of God

From a theological perspective is Gods name in Jesus? The answer is yes. God the Fathers name in Hebrew is Yahweh (YHWH) which in English is translated Jehovah. Jesus full Hebrew name is Yahoshua which eventually was shortened to Yeshua (Jesus). This would be the same as Joshua being shortened to Josh. But notice the Yah in the Hebrew name of the Father and Son. This shows you how the Father Gods name is in the Sons name. The name Jesus (Yeshua) means “Salvation of God”

Blessed is the one (Jesus) who comes in the name of The Lord (God)

When we call upon the name of Jesus we are also glorifying God the Father. This was no mistake as Jesus said “I and the Father are One “ (John 10:30) So this Christmas just as the Jews celebrated Jesus entrance into Jerusalem, lets rejoice Jesus entrance into this world in which he saved us from our sins. “Hosanna Glory to God in the highest in Jesus Name Amen!

In The Beginning

“Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. Psalm 102:25

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God becoming Flesh (John 1:14) We need to remember that Jesus has always been here. He was with The Father God when he laid down the foundations of The Earth and created the Heavens. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:13)

And, “YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS; (Hebrews 1:10)

Throughout the Bible we see the same theme, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus is not just a man that God sent down to be a prophet, he is the eternal Son of God, part of the Trinity, that has been here before the foundations of The Earth.

This is what is amazing about the birth of our Messiah. When God came down to Earth to dwell among us. Nobody can say God doesn’t understand or know us. He came in human form, experienced the pain and suffering we feel. And he gave his life so we can obtain ours.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness  Genesis 1:26

The Holy Spirit reveals in the book of Gensis, God was not alone. Let  “Us” (Trinity) Make Man in “Our” (Trinity) Image. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have been here before the foundations of The Earth, and they will be here eternally in Jesus Name Amen

Holy One

For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
Psalm 16:10

The revelation of the Messiah is God will not allow him to decay or be deceased forever. As we know Jesus died for our sins, and after 3 days rose from the grave to live eternally and rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Nobody else can ever make this same claim, the resurrection of Jesus Christ not only fulfills Biblical prophecy, but proves Jesus is the true God in the flesh

“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. Acts 2:24

Peter preached this same scripture of Psalms 16:10 at the Day of Pentecost. Many Jews believed that Psalms 16:10 was referring to King David, however as Peter states “Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.” (Acts 2:29)

David was not resurrected from the dead, Jesus Christ was, as God promised he would not allow his “Holy One’ to see decay. Davids physical body has decayed along time ago into dust, while Jesus has physically rose from the dead in his own body.

We can be confident in knowing Christ has fulfilled this prophecy as he is the only one who has defeated sin and death in Jesus Name Amen!

Only Begotten Son

“I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Psalm 2:7

As we continue to look at the Messianic Prophesies in the Book of Psalms, here we discover the Holy Spirit revealed and confirmed Jesus is the Son of God. As we read in Psalm 2 , God has delivered his King (Psalm 2:6), that will not only reign forever, but will also be his Son

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life John 3:16

The original Greek word for “Begotten” is mongenes. Meaning “one and only” , “chosen one”, or “unique. The scriptures tell us clearly that there would be only one Messiah, only one Son of God that was fulfilled through Jesus Christ.  There is no other name above the name of Jesus, as he is the only begotten Son of God, the second part of the Trinity.

Many Jewish rabbis say that there will or was multiple Messiahs to fulfill the prophecies in the Old Testament. This is clearly a contradiction to the Word of God. The Bible clearly states there is and will only be one Lord and Savior, and he was delivered to us as a child in Bethlehem.

Every knee will bow and tongue will confess one day that Jesus Christ is Lord Amen!