Tenth Witness: The Prophets Of Old


TENTH WITNESS:THE PROPHETS OF OLD
Glory be to God Almighty for the grace given us to come this far in our discussion of TEN-PLUS-YOU WITNESSES THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD.I pray that the Lord touch and speak to the heart of everyone that come across any or all the points discussed under this topic.Come along with me as we discuss the TENTH WITNESS:The prophet of old.
The Prophets of old are the good reference points of the birth,life,death and rising to life again of Jesus Christ.They have spoken about Him many centuries before He was born.Apostle Peter has this to say as one of the God chosen witnesses,
“And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all-the living and the dead.He is the one all the prophets testified about,saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.” Acts 10:42-43
These Prophets of old prophesied about Jesus Christ as the Son of God in various ways and forms.Because they are many,we shall mention two of them.
MOSES
Moses,a prophet of God that led the Jews out of the land of captivity-Egypt,revealed these words about Jesus Christ,
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites.You must listen to him.”Deuteronomy18:15.
Although Moses did not mention Jesus name as the Prophet but the statement:”…a prophet like me….You must listen to him.”points to this fact.Jews listened to Moses as their God-given leader and they were set free.Those who disobeyed him perished.
In the same manner,God,the father of Jesus Christ,on the mountain of transfiguration said,”This is my beloved son…listen to him.”
Those who obey Jesus Christ are set free,but those who refuse to obey Him will perish.
Let me state here that Moses spoke the words that the Jews easily understood. They knew very well who a prophet is. However, Jesus is more than a prophet. John the Baptist was more than a Prophet according to Jesus Christ in Matt 11:9. If this is the case, the man John the Baptist said that Jesus was greater than him.. The greater one must be the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God. Isaiah.
About 700 years before His birth, Prophet Isaiah said about Jesus Christ,
“All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Emmanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). Isaiah 7:15.
Jesus is the ‘God with us’ ! He was “The Word was with God, and the word was God” in the begining (John 1:1).
Jesus is “the Word became human and made his home among us” ( John 1:14). Prophet Isaiah of old adds
“for a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders,
And he will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
Peace is with God, as the word in the begining. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, the son of God.
The Prophets of old in various forms and ways predicted the birth of Jesus Christ as the son of God; all that were written about Him came to pass. It was fully fulfilled.
It is now left to you, my beloved reader to choose the truth or believe a lie. I advise that you stay with the truth that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God. You will not perish in Jesus’ name. Do not join the mischieve makers; Out of the ten witnesses that are presented I expect you to agree with the evidence of two or three of them, as a good, sincere and righteous Judge.You are the next witness! Stay blessed.

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About 4thlink

I am a full time Minister of God based in Nigeria,West Africa. I am an accountant turned preacher with grace to utter a word of comfort for every person that needs it. I have special interest creating a happy home because I hate divorce as God does.I've been used of God to heal broken homes & hearts. My hobbies include,reading,writing,photography & listening to good christian music.
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