Category Archives: The Promised Messiah

A Promised Messiah, Prophetic Revelation, Literal Fulfillment

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14).

We see God’s proclamation – His promise to His people of a Redeemer, the Promised One. We are told that this Messiah will be born to a virgin and will be called Immanuel. We then see the fulfillment of this promise in the New Testament.

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A Promised Messiah, Prophetic Revelation, Literal Fulfillment

Up until that time in history when a young baby was born in a small village in Israel the promises God made regarding His Promised Messiah were unfulfilled prophecy. Up until that time these prophecies were eschatological in nature – future events. In his Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy, J. Barton Payne references 127 Messianic prophecies involving more than 3,000 Bible verses, with a remarkable 574 verses referring directly to a personal Messiah.

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The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being

To understand that Jesus is the manifestation of the Father, that He is “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, we need look no further than His own words. “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” He is, therefore, God in human flesh. Paul tells us that “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” (Colossians 1:19). The ESV translates Hebrews 1:3 as Jesus having “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature.” Other translations read that Jesus “expresses the very character of God” (New Living Translation)….

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