Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Category: Christmas

Messiah is God

If the Messiah had to be God and God is triune in nature, then there need be no question if Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Christ) is God.

God is One

To worship another God would be the intolerable sin of idolatry.  But Jesus not only accepted He commanded it.  (Luke 19:40)  So did the Father require it of Jesus (Psalm 2: 12)

Messiah has to be God

Atonement was necessary to reconcile sinners to God.  God is holy and required a perfect sacrifice to effect atonement.  At first the people sacrificed animals, but the blood of bulls and goats could not cleanse, it could only cover sin.  Thus God promised that He would provide an acceptable atonement. 

His Birth

The birth of Jesus was prophesied in detail thousands of years before His birth.

Messiah or Israel?

The prophets speak of God’s “Servant.”  In many ways this servant sounds like Israel.  In fact many Jewish scholars interpret these passage that way, but to apply those passages totally to Israel is illogical and impossible.  The ultimate Servant is Jesus – the ultimate Jew.

Yeshua, God in the flesh

In December the world celebrated two different but linked holidays- Christmas and Hanukkah. 

The traditional date of Christmas, based on the solar Gregorian calendar, is always December 25.  But since the feasts of the Lord are according to the lunar calendar, the date of Hanukkah always changes.

December 31: All Things are New

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

December 30:Promise of Heaven

Psalm 23: 6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

December 29: Messiah’s Eternal Reign

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,  to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

December 28:  Messiah’s Ascension and Return

Forty days after Yeshua rose from the dead He ascended to the place from which He came – to sit at the Right Hand of the Father.  There He will remain until the time that Israel seeks Him.  At that time He will return and fight for Israel putting His (and her) enemies under His feet.