What makes us call him Messiah???
Continuation of https://agiosikona.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/firstdeath/
Messiah… Son of God
Micheal: I was coming to the same, why he is believed to be the Messiah, the son of God?
Lets do a small analysis, I will show you a content and you have to tell me whom is it talking about and from where this text has been taken?
(Since Micheal knew that the class have students from different communities he showed below verse on the projector)
“He was pireced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed………..”
Micheal: So Friend , tell whom is it talking about and from where this text has been taken?
. Stella, you say first?
Stella: Its Jesus ! and its from New Testament
Reema: Yeah Its Jesus ! I think from New Testament
Rohit and Shah: Of course its Jesus …….and its from New Testament of course
Micheal: Guys, THIS IS NOT FROM NEW TESTAMENT, it’s from the Hebrew bible, book of Isaiah 53 it was written 8 centuries before Christ was born. And as you all said, ITS ABOUT JESUS.
Whole class: Wow!!!!!
Micheal: I know you had really had a hard time to believe this because if you read this passage without any kind of pre assumption or biased you will say its JESUS.
Micheal: One of the points which proves Jesus Christ to be the promised Messiah is the OT prophesies.
In the Old Testament there are prophesies fulfilling uniquely in Christ. These prophesies are once and all fulfilled in Jesus.
- His birth in Bethelehm is one of those prohesise
- His role as the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 is one those prohesise
- His entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey is one those prophesise from Zechariah chapter 9.
These are clear evidence that Jesus is fulfilling the OT .
Shah: Can you share a prophesy?
Micheal: Yes sure, The amazing part of prophesy of Isaiah is chapter 9.
“For to us a Child is born. To us a son is given. And government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called wonderful counselor, Mighty God and everlasting Father.”
And the idea of this verse is the messiah will be BORNED…! PHYSICALLY BORNED! His name shall be called wonderful councellor , he is God and Father. Ultimately he is Creator of universe, he is creator of Time.
The chance of any human being to fulfill these prophesy would be one change in the trillion, trillion trillion…………. Seems Mathematically virtually impossible .
Dr Stephen: How many prophecy are there, Michael.
Micheal: The exact number is still a part of debate but all Christian scholars agree that its more than 300 prophecies.
Micheal: These prophesies , in fact whole Old testament is like a puzzle , where you are joining every bit of piece and at the end its coming out to a portrait of Christ.
In projector Michael showed them a picture puzzle which finally made a picture of Jesus.
To be continued
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