“They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces in its direction; they will come that they may join themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten. Jeremiah 50:5
As we read in Jeremiah 50, God was bringing good news to Israel. God was going to destroy Babylon and free the Israelites once again. However this time when they seek God, he will give them a new covenant that is everlasting
“My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place. Jeremiah 50:6
God says his people (Israel) have become lost because they have been led astray. Through Moses , God delivered the Old Covenant however manmade religion continue to corrupt the true Torah, and instead of it freeing his people, it made them slaves.
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11
While the religious leaders and led the Jewish people astray from God. The Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, was delivered here on Earth, not only to save the Jewish people but also the Gentiles. And through the Messiah Jesus a new and everlasting covenant has been established
Come and turn your face to Jesus Christ, you are not forgotten, you are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God in Jesus Name Amen!
“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
“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
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!
“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