Note about the Alone Arranger
The following is a 1990 transcript of many
oral lessons delivered by Brother Kelly at FCI Seagoville. In delivering these
oral lessons brother Kelly quoted and read from many sources that were not cited
by "the alone arranger" (Eligio Lopez) in the original book composed and printed
in 1990. Such sources are long ago forgotten. In order to further complicate
matters Brother Kelly has added many additions to this body of work. Just think
in a couple of hundred years archaeologist and "textual critical" scholars might
find this document and apply their "documentary hypothesis" of "JEPD" to it and
conclude there were "many alone arrangers" , "Tonto", and other "masked men"
who authored this work. (smiley face)
All mistakes, miss-speaks and errors are
Kelly's and the word of God is perfect.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
God for allowing me to be in this place where I have met the people that led me
to know and understand God, many thanks to my brothers and sisters from Cedar
Hill Church of Christ, to the members of the Church in this prison, to my Word
Perfect teacher Mr. Elliott Blood-Worth and to my Desktop Publishing Teacher Mr.
Michael Cook whose help made this small booklet possible, to my wife Lupe,
daughters Isis and Iris whose encouragement kept me going, very special thanks
to the person that made it all possible, our brother Kelly Lawson whose hard
work, courage and dedication is now a dream come through. God bless you Kelly,
Because He Cares.
Eligio Lopez Federal Correctional Institution
Seagoville, Texas July, 1990
The Seed Galatians 3:16
The many promises that were made in the Old
Testament of a coming "seed" (child) were referring to Christ. The word
comes from the Greek word sporos, a singular seed, child or descendant. The Old
Testament Hebrew word is zehra, which means a singular seed, or child, or
descendant. Note: Most of all modern translations totally mistranslate this word
as "descendants" instead of "descendant" through out the Old Testament passages
ignoring the plain meaning of the word and the inspired Apostle Paul in
Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning" does not mean
that there was nothing before that event because: John 17:24 says: "there was
love between the Father and the Son before", "in the beginning"; John 17:5 says
:"the Father and the Son had Glory before", "in the beginning"; Ephesians1:4
says: " He has chosen us In Him before", "in the beginning"; Titus 1:2 says: God
promised eternal life before"," in the beginning' and 11 Timothy 1:9 says: "
God's own purpose and Grace was In Christ before , " in the beginning". "GOD'.
The Bible gives facts; it does not theorize or philosophize. It does not
speculate. The Bible opens with the doctrine of God. Without discussing the
being of God, this opening statement makes Him "The Author of Creation". "Created". Comes from the Hebrew word barraw' a prime root word meaning absolute
to create, do, make (by Divine Fiat). Create is therefore to make out of nothing
(using no matter or raw materials) by Fiat. How?
By Faith. (Hebrews 11:3), God believed He
could! (Webster's Dictionary says about Fiat: "A command or act of will that
creates something without or as if without further effort"). (D) The Big Bang
theory- If you accept the big bang theory which is questionable... "In the
beginning "would go back beyond it by saying: God created out of nothing, by
Faith, the primal stuff. The Big Bang theory came from Hebrews 11:3 and 11 Peter
In the work of Creation in this Chapter, the
plural form of the name of God is used with a singular verb, the plural conveys
the idea of the Trinity and the singular verb that of unity, (John 14:6-11 and
( B) The spirit of God is God, Matthew
28:18-20; 11 Corinthians 13:13 and 1 Peter.
(C) "And God said. Said is the Word of God
which is God (John 1:1) and which became flesh-Jesus (John 1:14).
If you can believe that God, by faith, spoke
the universe into being, then you shouldn't be far from being able to believe
that God could say: let Mary be pregnant with the power and being of the Word of
When did history begin? When God the Word
spoke it into being. Hebrews 1:10; Colossians 1:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 8:6.
Genesis 1:3-19"Let ". A different Hebrew word for create. The work of the
Creation was not simultaneous but a process. This is the truth of Genesis and
the truth of Science. It is the time periods that "modern science has confused.
"Let is a subdivision of the Creation in which God is making, ordering and
appointing these things by the power of His Word out of the building blocks He
created by Fiat. It should be noted that this Progressive development is from
the lower to the higher. It begins at the bottom and proceeds upward in an
orderly fashion. How could Moses, the writer of Genesis, have gotten such
information from the scientific knowledge of his day? If anything was placed in
the wrong order it would not make scientific sense, such as animals created
before grass or trees. Oxygen comes from grass and trees-Think! God revealed
this to Moses! Had such a mistake been made, Genesis would be impossible.
Speaking of this narrative, a skeptical scientific writer, an evolutionist said:
"It would be scientifically correct enough, if it were not for one individual
oversight and one unlucky blunder" The blunder he said was the use of the word "firmament" (vv.7-8). This skeptic was uneducated and did not know
is not in the Hebrew Bible and does not at all expresses the same sense of the
word used by Moses. Instead of the idea of something firm and solid the Hebrew
word signifies "something that is very thin extended, spread out" just the best
word to signify the atmosphere.
God again "Created", this time, conscious
life. This is only the second time the word "Created" is used. The bringing
forth of life, by Divine Fiat.
By Divine Fiat God again "Created", this time,
man. It is true He used dust to make the body, (this would carry the idea: "God
Let") but by Divine Fiat (Hebrews 11:3) God created life for Adam's body.
God only uses the word "created" once more in
Genesis 5:1-2 which is a summary and it tells us that both, Adam and Eve, were
Eden, was the cradle of humanity. Man is
different from animal life, he is a living soul (v.7) "created" in the image of
God (Genesis 1:27).
The whole earth was not a garden but rather:
... the Lord God planted a garden eastward in
God announces a Divine Permission, a Divine
Prohibition and a Divine Penalty for disobedience.
Humanity under Law: The rights and liberties
of our first parents were defined and limited by a Law Divinely announced by
God. They were forbidden to eat of the fruit of a particular tree of the garden.
What tree it was we do not know. As an added fact to influence them in obeying
the Law, they were distinctly told that they would suffer death as the
consequence of violating it. The Law was simple, clearly stated and emphasized.
Adam and Eve were conscious of the laws nature and significance and were fully
capable of maintaining this first commandment from our Creator.
...It is not good that the man should be
alone. Woman is the apex of man.
Man is not complete until he is married and then he is finished.
Adam and Eve are in a state of innocence they
are created with a moral, as well as intellectual nature. Such concepts as
obligation, duty, right and wrong would have no significance without a moral
Constitution. It is quite obvious that our first parents were created Holy
because they were created in the very image of God
1:27) and God is Holy (Exodus 15:11).
The woman misstated the permission
about eating of the fruit of the trees of the garden. God had said... of
every tree of the garden thou mayest feeely eat ...
The woman overstated the prohibition.
God had said nothing about touching it.
The woman understated the penalty.
... Lest ye die ... Lest or pray adventure we may die she said.
This is the cause of all religious confusion in the world today. People
the word of God, add to the word of God and subtract from the word of God
The tempter raised the first question which
brought from Eve the full statement of the Law. A flat denial of God's Word that
sin would bring death. Satan adds the word "NOT" to God's Word. Jesus refers to
this in John 8:44 and calls Satan a murderer and the father of all lies.
An attempt to discredit the authority of God
and the truth of His announcement.
Disobedience-No sooner had they fallen than
the consciousness of their sin seized them.
Adam and Eve cannot make atonement for their
sin for there is no surplus goodness in the moral world. If you sin-you die.
IT'S LIKE BREAKING A
WINDOW-YOU CAN'T UNBREAK IT. They are under
Judgment and in an utterly helpless state. If anything is to be done in the way
of recovery and atonement, such recovery must rest with God.
God announces His gracious purpose to redeem
mankind. The fall necessitates a Savior by whom fallen mankind will be restored
to God. The first promise of the Redeemer, the "Seed", the Child, the Messiah
(Christ) to come! This great doctrine begins with a promise. It is this promise
of the "Seed" of the woman that becomes the germ of the whole Biblical system
which we will see unfolding step by step, stage to stage. Galatians 3:16 and
This verse tells us that the Redeemer will be
a member of the human race-flesh and blood, Hebrews 2:14-15, John 1:1 & 14 and
"... Bruise thy (Satan's) head ..." Just a common
metaphor like: "I will walk all over you ... or you will come crawling to me
Cf: Psalm 91:13 & in Romans 16:20 Paul takes the same metaphor and applies it to
the Church's victory over Satan.
The nature of His person and His work cannot
be surmised by this passage, these things are to appear step by step through the
coming centuries in the progressive revelation of the messianic idea, by God,
which we will follow in this lesson.
Adam and Eve first have two sons, Cain & Abel.
Notice Cain was not an atheist, he was not agnostic, he was not a polytheist
(one who believes in many gods), Cain was a deist he believed in one God, he
just did not believe in the necessity of the death of an innocent victim. Cf:
Genesis 3:21 a bloody sacrifice necessary.
Cain slays his brother Abel. Cain kills him
after Church so to speak.
God appointed another "Seed" Through whom the
Messiah will be born. Seth was chosen as the head of this line which we trace
from Seth to Jesus Christ cf: Luke 3:23-38.
Genesis will now begin to give two lines or
family trees, the Sethite line and the Cainite line. Salvation is to come
through the Sethite line. The Cainite is the worldly line. Thus we see the
family line of the plan of redemption.
Adam and Eve had other children. Obviously,
Cain and Seth both took one of their sisters for a wife.
Enoch, the one example of righteousness and
living in close fellowship with God in a wicked and ungodly age. No greater
acknowledgement of his godly character could be made than he did not see death
(Hebrews 11:5). Here we see the great truth of immortality, life after death.
We, as Christians, live in hope for such a translation (1 Corinthians 15:50-55,
I Thessalonians 4: 13-18).
"The sons of God" the descendants of Seth
The daughters of men" daughters descended from
Cain (Gen. 4:16-24).
The Messianic line of Seth is all but lost in
the sinfulness of that age, in the inter marrying of these two family lines.
The great indictment of God against the sinful
hearts of all men.
Noah was a man of righteousness and faith. The
one member of the Sethite line who stood alone.
(B) Noah's faith was not a feeling, he was
warned of God (Gen. 6:13), he believed the warning and worked about 100 years
preparing the Ark. For the time consumed in building the Ark, compare Genesis
5:32 with Genesis 7:
(C) Noah was a preacher of righteousness (11
Peter 2:5), and he spend those 100 years without a convert. Such was the saving
faith that Noah had towards God's warning.
(D) Noah's kind of faith was to hear the Word
of God, believe what God said and then followed corresponding action to that
belief (v.5) "And Noah did according...."
Behold: The Judgment and the Mercy of God.
Man was wicked and evil before the flood
(Genesis 6:5) and man is still evil after the flood. But Noah, the last member
of the Sethite line, and his family are preserved. The promise of a Saviour will
be fulfilled in the historical line that has been selected by God.
God's promise of a covenant is with their
family and with a future coming "Seed" (child), but which of the sons of Noah is
to be chosen?
Shem receives the blessing. He is now selected
as the head of the Messianic line.
Dry land was one place, the earth was an
island, what scientist call Pangea. Peleg means earthquake in Hebrew and divided
means split it Hebrew. So in the days of Peleg the earth was divided or split
and the contentants began to drift apart.
Direct rebellion against God's command of
Genesis 9:1 to replenish the (fill again the whole) earth, He did not say to
build a city.
God confounded their language, made them to
speak other languages and "scattered them upon the face of all the earth".
(A) Only one branch of the Shemitic line that
the Messiah is to come from has been given, that of Arphaxad, for the purpose of
(Abraham). God called this great man of faith.
He heard the call (Word) of God and believed the word.
The belief brought on the corresponding action
of him doing something about what he believed. He "departed"
(v.4) and went on a long walk to the promise
land. Such was Abraham's kind of faith.
(Hebrews 11:8-9). Saving faith is to hear,
believe, do Cf: James 2:19-26 and trust.
At the call of Abraham, all other families on
the earth became gentiles, which means, "The nations", and also means, "with out
God" because those nations chose not to follow God. Romans 1:18-32 & Ephesians
In (v.3) God alludes to the coming blessing
that we will see unfold when he says: "In thee shall all families of the earth
be blessed". Two points we need to remember: "In thee", (most important)-we do
not know what it means but it will be of paramount importance! Cf: Galatians
This blessing will come upon the gentiles, "to
all families of the earth".
"Seed" (child), singular, you will have a child Abraham. And that one Child
In some way become more than the stars of
heaven, the Christ will multiply Cf: Galatians 3:26-29.
God renames Abram Abraham. A father of many
nations: Israel through Isaac (Hebrew Laughter) and all the Arab nations through
Ishmael. God establishes His covenant with Abraham. It is a three way covenant
between God, Abraham and a coming "Seed" (child), the Messiah. If the "Seed"
were plural then it would be talking to all the children of Abraham-Arabs, Jews,
Genesis 18:20 - 19:24
The Lord goes down to see Sodom and Gomorrah
"because their sin is very grievous. Man had degenerated to such extent that He
wanted to have unnatural homosexual relations with God. (Genesis 19:5) "Know
them" (Genesis 4:25). The Lord failed to see the humor. (Genesis 19:24; Romans
1:24-28 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
God again promises to multiply Abraham's
"Seed", the coming Child, the Redeemer, as the stars of heaven and the sand on
the sea shore.
This time God is more specific and uses the
singular personal pronoun "...His enemies" (v.17) not "their" enemies but His
(C) In (v.18) we again see that it is "In" the
"Seed" that the blessings will come upon the gentiles, "all the nations of the
Abraham is now dead and God has chosen that
through Isaac the Messiah will Come (Genesis 21:12).
God now makes the "Seed" promise to Isaac. The
promise that the coming redeemer is to be a descendant of Isaac.
Again the Seed (child) will multiply. Again
the blessings will be for the gentiles also.
Jacob, Isaac's son is chosen by God to be the
son that the Messiah will come through.
Again the blessings are to be "In" the "Seed".
Again the blessings will be for the gentiles also.
"God appeared unto Jacob again. God changes
Jacob's name to Israel. God again promises that the Messiah, the "Seed" will come through
Or Israel as he is now called.
"The scepter" was a staff or rod which served
as an emblem of royal or kingly authority. Psalms 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8.
(B) Jacob (Israel) has had twelve sons but it
is Judah that is to be the kingly tribe and through whom the Redeemer is to
(C) "Lawgiver". Hebrew word: khaw-kak', to
engrave or enact, appoint, decree and the power of capital punishment. In a
lesser sense, the kings of Judah who are to come will have authority to rule by
decree or enact Laws and carry out capital punishment. But in a far greater
sense, the Lord is the Law Giver (Isaiah 33:22) and the Lord Jesus is the Law
Giver who can save (James 4:12).
(D) "Shiloh", Hebrew shee-lo, take out an
epithet of the Messiah, literally meaning here: "To Him to Whom it belongs".
What belongs? The scepter! The real King, the real Law Giver who is to come of
the tribe of Judah !
(E) The people will be "gathered" by the
Messiah or Redeemer. "Gathered" in Hebrew yaw-keh, is to obey, obedience, the
saved will obey Him.
(F) When the Messiah comes. His coming to
present Himself will have something to do with a "foal", an "ass's colt. Cf MK.
Thus we close our study in the book of
Genesis, step by step we have noted the development of the Messianic idea and
the promises of the "Seed" or the Child to come in this first book of the Bible.
Exodus Chapters 1-14
The children of Jacob (Israel) went into Egypt
and each of the twelve sons grew into a mighty tribe of people over the years
There arose a new King who "knew not Joseph"
(Exodus 1:8 and he made slaves of them (Exodus 1:11-14). Moses is born, (Exodus
chapter 2 ).
(D) God calls Moses to deliver Israel (Ex.
(E) God's judgment upon all the false gods of
Egypt (Exodus chapters 5-12).
(F) After 430 years Israel is redeemed from
bondage in Egypt (Exodus 12: 40-41).
(G) The memorial of the pass- over (Exodus
(H) Israel passes through the Red Sea and the Egyptians are drowned (Exodus chapter 14).
Moses brings the people to Mount Sinai.
Exodus 20: 1-17
God gives all the people "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS".
The people are afraid and ask Moses to be
their mediator between them and God. So ends the dispensation or period of time
called the Patriarchal (Fathers)
Dispensation in which God dealt with men
through the fathers as head of the house. Now begins the new dispensation of the
Law, which is often called the
"Law of Moses", because it was given to the
people by Moses from God.
THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW
So we might know what sin is. (Romans 3:20 and
To humble man as he compared himself to the
requirements of the Holy Law. (Romans 3:19).
The Law was our school master to bring us to
Christ. (Galatians 3:19-25). Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Just as Moses was a great Prophet and Law
Giver, the coming Messiah will be a Law Giver. When God speaks through the
coming Messiah the destiny of our souls will depend upon us listening and
HOW CAN WE KNOW A FALSE PROPHET?
If he presumes to speak for the Lord or if he
advises you to go after other gods, then he is a false prophet. Also, everything
a Prophet says must come to pass.
Note: Today many people claim to speak in the
name of the Lord. They say "The Lord told me this..." or "The Lord told me that
and if you inquire "how?" they continue to say "The Lord told me". But how?
Well, he put it "on" or "in my heart"... they say. To presume that a feeling in
our desperately wicked heart (Gen.6:5 and 8:21) is the voice of Almighty God, is
blasphemy and wicked presumption. When Holy men of God heard his voice they were
smitten to the core (Isaiah 6:1-5); fell upon their faces. (Ezekiel 2:1-5,
Daniel 8:15-18; 10:1-9). Even the beloved disciple John, who felt close enough
to Jesus to eat the "Last Supper" leaning on Jesus breast (John 13:25), fell at
His feet as dead, when spoken to by the exalted and resurrected Christ
Keep back from presumptuous sin Psalms
19:13-14), don't ever think a thought in your mind or a feeling in your heart is
the voice of God. God today speaks through His Son (Heb. 1:1-2) in His Word
II Samuel 7:12-14
David's "Seed" or greater son is to have a
Kingdom so he must be a King (v.12). Where you have a Kingdom you must have a
King for this is the meaning of the word "Kingdom". His Kingdom will be Eternal
(v.13).God Himself will be His Father (v.14). He will be the Son of God (v.14).
He will be beaten by the gentiles (v.14). Again, the promise That His Kingdom
will be forever.
This Psalm is remarkable for its eloquent
change of persons. In verses 1&2 the prophet speaks, in verse 3 the enemies
speak, in verses 4&5 the prophet answers the enemies, in verse 6 God speaks, in
verse 7 the Messiah (Christ) speaks, in verses 8&9 God answers the Messiah and
in verses 10, 11 & 12 the prophet exhorts the enemies to submit to God, be
reconciled to the Kingdom of God and His Messiah and learn obedience.
2:1 "People imagine a vain
thing"-fulfilled-Mark 15:6-15.2:2 (A) "The kings..."fulfilled by Herod the Great
at the birth of Jesus (Matthew 2:1-18). And by Herod the Great's son- Herod
Antipas, some 33 years later at Jesus crucifixion (Luke 23:6-1
(B) "The rulers..."fulfilled by the rulers of
the Jews (Mark14:53-65) and the Roman governor Pilate (Mark 15:1-15; also Acts
(C) "Anointed" from Hebrew maw-shee'-akh, "a
consecrated person such as King or priest, especially the Messiah, "Anointed as
2:6 The Messiah will be God's "King".
2:7 "Thou art my Son" a clear statement that
the Messiah is to be the Son of God (Luke 1:31-33).
2:8 the result of His coming is: Salvation to
be offered to the gentiles (Mark 16:15-16).
2:12 "Blessed... put their trust in Him". Trust,
in Hebrew khaw-saw, "literally, to flee for protection; figuratively, to have
faith and confide in, have hope, make refuge, put trust" (Jesus Himself-Hebrews
6:18). Psalms 8:3-6 Man is not insignificant t God (v.4) the son of Man" compare
to Matthew 16:13. "The Messiah, although Divine, is to be human too. Compare to
Hebrews 2:9-16. "...put all things under His feet", Compare to Matthew 28:18-20.
David states his faith in God his deliverer
(v.8). David says that when he dies, his flesh (David's) will rest in the grave
"in hope" (v.9). For God will not leave David's soul in hell-the grave (v.10).
"Holy One". Isaiah's special name for God see Isaiah 1:4; 5:19,24;10:20; 12:6;
17:7; 29:19, 23; 30:11-15; 31:1;37:23;41:14-20;43:3,14-15; 45:11; 47:4; 48:17;
49:7; 54:5; 55:5; 60:9 and 60:14. So, the Holy One is to be God Himself. Jesus
was God in the flesh. (John 1:1, 14; 14:9). "The Holy One" will not "see
corruption". Hebrew word shakh'-ath, a pit, especially as a trap; figuratively,
destruction in a ditch, grave or pit, to rot in the grave. Inescapable
conclusions are that David has faith in God to save him. God will save David
from the grave. God Himself-The Messiah will come and die but He won't be in His
grave long enough for His flesh to rot. (Matthew 27:57-28:10).
Psalms 22 THE GREAT MESSIANIC PSALM OF DAVID WRITTEN ABOUT 1000 B.C.
Psalm 22:1 "My God, My God, why hast forsaken
me?" fulfilled-Matthew 27:46.
Psalm 22:6 "Despised of the
people".-fulfilled- Matthew 13:55; Luke 16:14 and John 10:20; 22:7
This verse is fulfilled in Matthew 27:39
Psalm 22:8 the very words of the enemies of
the Christ.-fulfilled in Matthew 27:43.22:15 "... My tong cleaveth to my jaws;"
-fulfilled- John 19:28; 22:16
(A) "Dogs" Hebrew word keh'-leb, a dog or a
male prostitute, came to be used by Jews as a slang word as a slang word for
gentiles. -Fulfilled- Matthew 27:27, 35, 54.
(B) "They pierced my hands and my feet".
-Fulfilled- John 19:16-18 and 20:24-29. Amazing!! Because this was written about
1000 B.C., and crucifixion was not invented until about 500 B.C.
Psalm 22:18 this verse is fulfilled in John
19:23-24. 22:24 "But when He (Jesus) cried unto Him (God) He (God) heard"
compare to Acts 2:36; 22:26 this coming Messiah-we are to "seek Him". "Your
heart shall live forever". Eternal life promised for the first time. 22:27. the
result of the Messiah's suffering is the conversation of the gentiles-fulfilled
- Acts 11:1; l -22:29 every one who dies must go before Him, this Messiah who is
to be crucified (Hebrews 9:27; Romans 14:10-11 and 11 Corinthians 5:10); and all
will bow before Him (Philippians 2:9-11). 22:30 "A Seed shall serve Him (God)".
Compare to John 8:28-29;
Psalm 22:31 the righteousness of the Messiah
is to be proclaimed. Compare to Romans 3:21-26; Psalms 45:6-7.
Again, the Messiah is to be God.-fulfilled-
John 1:1 and 1:14. Again, the Messiah is to be
King. - Fulfilled - Revelation 17:14. "Anointed thee with the oil of
gladness".-fulfilled- Luke 4:14-19; Acts 4:27 and 10:38. Psalms 69:20-21. Verse
20 explains the feelings of Jesus. "They gave me gall..."-fulfilled- Matthew
27:34. Gall, by Jesus' time was a mixture of wine, vinegar and opium which was
given by the Romans to those facing execution. The Greek word khol-ay, from its
greenish hue made from poppy. Jesus did not receive the gall to relieve His pain
even though tempted to do so (Hebrews4:15). He chose to suffer for you and me
(D) "They gave me vinegar to
drink".-fulfilled-John 19:29-30. Jesus received the vinegar.
Much to the consternation of today's Judaism,
this verse shows two Lords of the triune God Head. Judaism makes much to do
about Deuteronomy 6:4, but Jesus was God (John 1:1), who became flesh (John 1:14
and one with God (John 14:8-11; 17:20-23).
"The Lord (God) said unto my (David's) Lord
(Jesus) ". " Sit thou at my right hand..."-fulfilled- Mark 14: 61-62; Acts
2:32-35:31 and Ephesians 1:20.
Psalms 110:4. But even more amazing because
it's personal to us, apparently He stands up at the death of His saints (Acts
7:54-60). Why? "Thou art a priest for ever..." He is doing the work of a High
Priest making intercession before God on behalf of his people (Hebrews 2:17;
4:14-16; 5:5; 6: 19-20; 7:24-28; 8: 1-2; 9: 11-16 and 10: 19-22).
Jewish tradition says that when they returned
from the Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, the first
stone they attempted to set would not fit right. So it was moved forward,
another set in it's place and it was tried in the second stone's position, it
still would not fit right, was moved forward on... and on... and on... completely
around the temple sight to the last chance-the corner stone- which it was. Based
upon this event, Jewish tradition says that God inspired the Psalmist to write
this Psalm; interesting, tradition Scripture does not tell us if this is true or
(B) Jesus does tell us in the Scriptures that
this Psalm is speaking of Him!! (Matthew 21:42-44).
(C) The inspired Apostles understood this as
Christ. Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:19-22 and 1 Peter 2:6-8. Psalms 132:11 a
descendant of David -the Messiah- will be King "Set upon thy Throne" (Romans
1:1-4). Note: ISAIAH, OFTEN CALLED THE MESSIANIC PROPHET, WROTE FROM 760-700
B.C., DURING THE REIGNS OF FOUR KINGS (ISAIAH 1:1).
(A) "Virgin", Hebrew word al-maw', lass, as
veiled or private, a damsel, maid. Virgin from aw-iam', kept out of sight. Much
is made of the use of this word by Jews and the non-believing "liberal
modernists' instead of beth-oo-law', which is a feminine past participle of an
unused root word meaning to separate a virgin from her privacy, to deflower the
virgin, a bride, maid, or virgin.
(B) Those who say God made a mistake and used
the wrong word if they have ever researched to see if God has made the same
mistake before? Yes He has! Cf: When Abraham sent his servant to get Isaac a
wife Genesis 24:1ff. Verse 16 says she is a "virgin" Hebrew - al-maw the same
word Isaiah 7:14 and goes on to say: "neither had any man known her". It is
repeated in V:43 al-maw.
(C) However, Mary was kept a virgin until her
delivery not her impregnation which would better be described by a prime root
word showing continuous action of being a virgin than a past tense word.
(D) "Virgin shall conceive, and bear a
son".-fulfilled- Matthew 1:18-25
(E) Considering the Holy and righteous nature
of God (Psalms 48:10; 65:5; 97:2; 119:137; 145:17; Jeremiah 23:6; 1 John 1:5 &
2:29),if God were going to take upon Himself flesh and blood, what sort of a
young lady do you suppose He would choose to carry Himself- A virgin or a
(A) "A child is born" the child discussed,
born of a Virgin, He will be like these...
He will be "The Mighty God". He will be "the
He will be "The Prince of Peace".
His Kingdom will be Eternal- Everlasting.
Isaiah 2:2 Last days cf: Acts
2:16-21 & Hebrews 1:1-2
Lord's House cf:
I Timothy 3:15 - All Nations cf: Matthew 28:18-20 & Mark
Isaiah 2:3 He will teach us
cf: John 6:44-45 & Hebrews 1:1-2
Zion shall go forth the Law
what Law James 1:25 & 2:8 Note Jesus was standing on
when He taught this
New law cf: Matthew 22:37-42
Word of the Lord from
Jerusalem cf: Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:1-8
Isaiah 2:4 The Peaceful Nature of the Kingdom
of God, there will be a change in
the hearts of people who are in the Kingdom.
Isaiah 11:1 A Rod out of the stem of
Jesse Jessie was King David's father just another way to say a
descendant of King David.
A Branch shall grow
out of his roots Branch cf: Jeremiah 23:5, 33;15, Zechariah 3:8, 6:12,
& Isaiah 53:2
Isaiah 11:2 the Spirit of the Lord
shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 4:21-22, 4:14-18, John 4:43, Acts 10:37-38
& Hebrews 1:9
Isaiah 11:3 the fear of the Lord
cf: Hebrews 5:7 Judge cf: Romans 2:16 -Divine Justice
Isaiah 11:4 with righteousness shall he
judge cf: Revelation 19:11 & Ephesians 6:14
Judge the poor
cf: Matthew 5;3
the meek of the earth
cf: Matthew 5:5 & Matthew 11:28-30 meek a wild animal trained for
service, tame horse, mule etc
smite the earth with the rod of His mouth-effortlessly shall He come in destruction against
Jerusalem in 70AD Matt 24
& with the breath of
His lips shall He slay the wicked
cf: II Thessalonians 2:8 it won't take tanks, armies or A bombs
Isaiah 11:5 Rightousness ... faithfulness
cf: Revelation 19:11
Isaiah 11:6 Wolf shall dwell with the
lamb Just beautiful poetic language showing Peace & tranquility in this
Isaiah 11:6 A little child shall lead
them Mark 9:36, Luke 9:47 & Mark 10:15 & Luke 18:17
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt or
destroy in all my Holy
Mountain What Mountain? The
Mountain of the Lord's house Isaiah 2:2-4 & Daniel 2:35
HOW ARE WE TO KNOW THE MESSIAH WHEN HE COMES?
Isaiah 35:3 Sennacherib King of Assyria
Cf: II Kings 18:1-19:37 & II Chronicles
32:1-33, Good King Hezekiah asks Isaiah the prophet to call upon the Lord for
"the remnant that are left" of Judah. God destroys the Assyrian army and
promises future deliverance by the Messiah and the establishment of the
Kingdom of God.
Isaiah 35:3 the signs that the Messiah will do
-fulfilled- Matthew 15:30-31 and 21:14.35:4
Isaiah 35:4 "He will come and save you"
-Fulfilled-Luke 19:10. 35:5
Isaiah 35:5 "Then the eyes of the blind shall
be open"-fulfilled-John 9:1-41.
"The ears of the deaf shall
be unstopped"-fulfilled-Mark 7:32-35.
Isaiah 35:6 "Then shall the lame man
leap...-fulfilled-John 5:1-9 and Acts 3:1-8.
"The tongue of the dumb sing" -fulfilled- Matthew 9:32-33 and 12:22-23.
"Shall waters break out" cf:
John 4:10-14, 7:37-39 & Acts 2:37-47cf: Hebrew
Maw' Kote living waters Jeremiah
Zechariah 12:10, 13:1 &
"And many other signs truly did Jesus in the
presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But this are
written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through His name" (John 20:30-31).
This is the first of "The great Servant,
passages. Just as the Messiah will be a Prophet, a Priest, a King and the Son of
God. He will also be God's "Servant". 42:1 My (God's) "Servant"
-fulfilled-Matthew 20:25-28. "...put my spirit upon him" -fulfilled- John 1:29-34.
42:2 "He shall not cry, nor lift up ..."
-fulfilled- Matthew 26:62-63.
42:3 "Bring forth judgment unto
truth"-fulfilled- John 5:26-30. 42:4 "The isles" the gentile nations across the
sea, the Gospel is universal (Matthew 24:14)-fulfilled-Colossians 1:23.
42:6"...give thee for a covenant of the people" covenants were never instituted
without the shedding of blood. (See Genesis 8:20-9:17; 17:1-27 and Exodus
The Messiah Himself will be the blood
sacrifice for the new covenant-fulfilled-Matthew 26:27-28; Hebrews 8:6; 9:11-28;
12:24 & 13:20. The result will be the conversion of the gentiles-fulfilled- Mark
16:15-16; Acts 1:8; 11:1; 13:1-4; 28:16, 30-31. 42:7
The Messiah will heal physically as was seen
in Isaiah 35:3-6; but He will also heal the spiritually sick as seen in this
verse. Spiritual blindness to be healed -fulfilled- Matthew 5:8; John 14:19;
17:24 and 1 Corinthians13:12.
Spiritual liberty for captives (prisoners) -
fulfilled- (John 8:32, Romans 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 and 1 John 1:5-7).
Isaiah 49:1-8 49:1 "Isles" the gentile nations across the sea. (Matthew
28:18-20). "From the bowels of my mother hath He made mention of my name
-fulfilled- Luke 1:31-33 and Matthew 1:18;
"Mouth like a sharp sword" -fulfilled- Mark
13:31; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12 and Revelation 1:16. 49:3
"Thou art my servant" -fulfilled- Luke 22:27.
"I be glorious in the eyes of the
Lord"-fulfilled- Mark 9:2-8; 49:6
The "Servant" is to be sent to the tribes of
Jacob (Israel) -fulfilled-Matthew 15:24. The result of the Servant Messiah's
work is: He will be the light (John 1:5) of the gentiles and salvation (John
14:6) to the end of the earth (Mark 16:15-16). 49:8
Again, we see that the Servant Messiah will be
given (be the sacrifice Himself) for the new covenant. Isaiah 50:4-11
THE MESSIAH, THE COMING SERVANT OF GOD 50:4
He is to have "the tongue of the learned" -fulfilled- Matthew 5:1-12; 7:28-29; 13:54; 15:31; Mark 1:27-28; 2:12; 4:41;
7:37; Luke 2:41-49; 4:22,36; 8:25. Even His enemies are silenced by Him (Matthew
22:41-46). Why? (See John 6:63). 50:5
God will open the Messiah's ear. -Fulfilled-
John 5:30; 8:26-29. 50:6
"I gave my back to the smiters" -fulfilled-
"I hid not my face from shame and
spitting"-fulfilled-Matthew 26:66-68. 50:7
"Therefore have I set my face like a flint".
The meaning of this phrase is found in Ezekiel 3;7-11 and it's fulfilled in Luke
"The Messiah to be sinless" -fulfilled- John
8:46 and 1 Peter 2:22.50:10
"Who is there among you that feareth the Lord
that obeyeth the voice?". (John 5:24; 7:16-17; 8:21-24, 51).
"His (God's) Servant"-fulfilled- John 13:3-17.
"That walketh in darkness and had no
light"-fulfilled- John 1:1, 4-9, 14; 3:19-21; 8:12; 9:5 and 12:46.
(D) :Let him trust in the name of the Lord,
and stay (rely, wait & depend) upon His God" -fulfilled- Galatians 4:4. Isaiah
THE SUFFERING SERVANT-THE COMING SEED THE
"Behold my servant"-fulfilled- Philippians
(B) "He shall be...very high" From the Hebrew
word gaw-bah, "be, (make) high, lift up, mount up, raise up, great height,
upward"-fulfilled- John 3:14; 8:28; 12:32; 19:16-18. 52:14
" His visage was so marred, more than any
man..." The suffering Servant, the coming Messiah, is to be beaten and marred more
than any man. Most people
Today have a very poor, at best, understanding
of the suffering of Christ. We need to go back and read the accounts found near
the end of each of the four Gospels and try to understand what Christ suffered
for you and me. As an example, when He was scourged: Scourging differs from
beating, which was done with rods in that a scourge was a whip made of cords or
leather thongs fastened into a handle. A cat of nine tails- each tail was
reinforced with bits of metal which tore the skin and flesh. 39 lashes with a
scourge was allowed under the law, times 9 tails, which would mean that Jesus
had 351 cuts on his back....52:15
"So shall He (the Messiah) sprinkle..." an
unusual play on words here, not Hebrew zaw-rak', to sprinkle fluid, to be here
and there scatter, sprinkle or strew. This is not the word used, but rather naw-zaw', to spirit, be sprinkle especially in expiation. This word is used only
to describe the priests work of sprinkling blood (Exodus 29:21- Aaron himself),
the household of Aaron, the priest, (Leviticus 4:6,17;5:9; 14:7,51; 16:14-15 and
16:19), and the anointing of the cleansed by the blood, with oil: (Leviticus
14:16 & 27).It is also interesting to note that Christ, our great high Priest,
by his own blood and now when we are baptized (not sprinkled) into His death
(Romans 6:3-6) we come into contact with the blood and receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). The Oil (Luke 4:18; Hebrews 1:9 and 11 Corinthians
Who will the Messiah cleanse by the sprinkling
of His blood? "Many nations". Again we see that the result of His work is the
conversation of the gentiles-fulfilled-Luke 24:44-47. Isaiah Chapter 53
Throughout this chapter the Hebrew word Hoo is used to describe the Messiah- the
Suffering Servant. Hoo is a third person personal pronoun, singular, and it is
translated properly into English as He, Him or His.
"Who (among the coming Jewish leadership) hath
believed our (of Isaiah and all the Hebrew prophets, cf Acts 3:18,24 ) report?"
(Matthew 11:16-19; 21:32; Luke 22:66-71; John 9:18, 27-29 and 12:37-41).
"To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?" The
Divine arm is the strength to redeem, to buy back from sin and the slavery
thereof. (Exodus 6:6; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 89:13; 98:1; Isaiah 51:5; 62:8;
63:12 and Acts 13:17). 53:3
"He is despised and rejected of
men"-fulfilled- Matthew 21:42; 27:22-25; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 4:28-29; 23:13-25:
John 1:11; 12:48; 18:28-32, 39-40; 19:6-7,12-16. "A man of sorrows" -fulfilled-
Luke 19:41-44; John 11:33-35; 12:27). "And we hid as it were our faces (being
beaten) from Him" -fulfilled- Matthew 26:31-35,56, 69-75: Mark 14:29-31, 50, 54,
66-72, Luke 22:33-34, 54-62: 23:48-49 and John 18:15-18, 25-27: 20:19-26. 53:4
Note that the Messiah is to be "smitten of
God" God punished the Christ (Himself) for our sins. 11 Corinthians 5:18-19.
(A) "...He was wounded for our transgressions"
fulfilled- John 20:27-29.
(B) "... He was bruised for our iniquities:" -fulfilled- Matthew 26:67-68; Mark 14:65 and Luke 22:63-65.
(C) "The chastisement of our peace was upon
Him"-fulfilled- Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:13-14 and Colossians 1:20.
(D) "And with His stripes we are healed" -
fulfilled- Matthew 27:26.
53:7 "Yet He opened not His mouth..." -fulfilled-Matthew 26:62-63; 27:14; Mark 15:3; Luke 23:8-11 and John 19:10.
(A) "... He was taken from prison" Hebrew word
O'-tser a closure, constraint, oppression. Fulfilled- Matthew 27:27-31 (the
common hall where He was held a prisoner, a closure or constraint where He was
kept and oppressed).
(B) "And from judgment" -fulfilled- Matthew
(C) "He was cut off out of the land of the
living", killed dead -plain as day-- . Remember His death in (v8) -fulfilled-
Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46; John 19:30 and 1 Corinthians 15:3).
(D) "For the transgression of my people..." -
fulfilled - (even his enemies admitted this was the reason He was killed) (John
(A) "His g rave with the wicked" His place of
death-fulfilled- Matthew 27:38
"And with the rich in His death" -fulfilled- Matthew 27:57-60
(C) "Because He had done no violence" -
fulfilled- Matthew 26:51-54, Mark 14:46-49; Luke 22:49-53 and John 18:10-13.
(D) "Neither was any deceit in His mouth" -fulfilled- John 7:25-26; 18:19-21.
(A) "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him" -fulfilled- Romans 15:3-4 and Colossians 1:19-20.
"When thou (God) shalt make His (Jesus') soul an offering for sin"
-fulfilled - Hebrews 9:12-14.
(C) "He (God) shall see His (God's) Seed (child)
- fulfilled- Matthew 1:21 and Luke 1:31-32
(D) "He (God) shall prolong His days
How? He is killed in (v.8) and buried in (v.9)?. God raised Him from
the dead - fulfilled - Acts 1:21-22; 2:32; 3:15' 52; 10:39-41; 17:30-31;
26:8, 12-20 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-8.
He (God) shall see the travail
of His (Christ's) soul and shall be satisfied - fulfilled: Matthew
27:50-51 and Hebrews
By His (Christ's) knowledge -
fulfilled: Matthew 28:18-20.
righteous Servant. The Servant who became the suffering Servant, has now
become the righteous Servant -
1:16-17; 10:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:30 and Philippians 3:9 (also cf Psalma 22:30:31).
Justify is a legal term in that the court of Almighty God rules that the person
is to be counted as righteous, reckoned as righteous, and vindicated because the
debt is already vicariously paid by Christ. His righteousness is therefore
reckoned, accounted, or imputed to us in place of our filtlhy raga (Isaiah
64:6). Justification is an act of God (Isaiah 4:17), by imputing or accounting a
historical event, t he Blood and Resurrection of Christ (Romans 4:25 and 5:9) to
those who have faith (Romans 5:1) and obey the Gospel (Romans 6:3-6).
(Christ) shall bear their iniquities -
Fulfilled: Hebrews 9:28
Therefore will I
(God) divide Him (Christ) a portion with the Great -
fulfilled: Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11;
Colossians 1:18-20; Hebrews 1-9 and Revelation 1:12-18.
(Christ) hath poured out His soul unto death - fulfilled: John 10:11 and
He was numbered with the
transgressors - fulfilled: John
He bare the sins of many
- fullfilled: II Corinthians 5:21
And made intercession for
the transgressors - fulfilled: II
THE MESSIAH TO BE ANOINTED WITH THE SPIRIT TO PREACH
The spirit of the Lord God is
upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach -
3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11;Luke 3:21-22; Acts 10:38 and Hebrews 1:9.
Good tidings to the meek -
fulfilled in Jesus' Sermon on the
Mount (Matthew 5:5. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the
earth. The Greek word for meek used here is prah-ooce', meaning mild and
humble, but it was commonly used to describe a wild animal that had been trained
and was now fit for service. We are all wild animals at heart, but those natural
impulses can be trained and we can be yoked with Christ (Matthew 11:28-30) and
fit for the Master's service.
To bind up the broken hearted
To proclaim liberty to the
captives. (Spiritual liberty).
Fulfilled Romans 8:2, 21; II Corinthians 3:17 and 1 Peter 2:16.
The opening of the prison to
them that are bound.
Jeremiah 22:18-30 No
descendant of evil King Jehoiakim to prosper sitting on David's Throne
(Then how could Christ be born of the House of David?) cf: Matthew 1:11
Genealogy of Joseph Jesus' adopted father. Luke 13:31 Mary's Genealogy - Jesus'
true family line did not even come through Solomon or any other kings of Judah,
as David's son but rather through David's idiot son Nathan. Acts 2:29-30 says
Christ was raised up to sit on David's throne Psalm 132:11 cf:
Prophet of Judah's Captivity to the King of Babylon and his royal court
2:1-44 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream cf: Jeremiah 25:11, Judah to be in
captivity 70 years; Jeremiah 29:10-12 after the 70 years Remnant to return to
the land; II Chronicles 36:21ff; Great Image, Head of Gold - Babylonian Empire,
Breast of Silver - Persian Empire, Belly Brass - Greek Empire under Alexander
the Great, Legs & Feet of Iron & Clay - Roman Empire;
Daniel 2:25 Stone
Cf: Isaiah 8:13-14, Isa 28:11-16, Psalm 118:22 Fulfillment Matthew
21:42-46, Rom 9:32, Eph 2:19-22, Acts 4:9-12, I Peter 2:1-9 cf: Romans
Daniel 2:35, Stone
strikes the image of the 4 great world kingdoms that will rule the world before
the Messiah comes and the Stone becomes a Great Mountain. Cf Isaiah 2:1-4
the Mountain of the Lord's House - Hebrew Beth El Isaiah 11:1-16
in all My holy Mountain...
The Seed -
Ezekiel is writing
this chapter about 574 B.C. during the Babylonian captivity. The city of
Jerusalem, the walls of the city and the temple have been destroyed by
Nebuchadnezar, king of Babylon, and the Jews were carried away captive.
Ezekiel sees a time in the future that the walls and gates will be
The gate ... which looketh
towards the east; this is the
famous "east gate" as we even today know it.
And it was shut.
An absolutely amazing
prophecy!!! When the Arabs took Jerusalem from the
Byzantine empire in the 7th
century after Christ, they bricked up this gate and it remains there
bricked up today! So Ezekiel sees a vision of the east gate in Jerusalem
some time after 700 A.D.
This gate shall be
shut, it shall not be open and no man shall enter in by it.
Shall be in the future, it
shall be shut. What great news to Ezekiel, for it to be
Shut, the city, the walls and the
gate have to be rebuilt.
(B) Because the Lord, the God of
Israel hath entered in by
it, therefore it shall be
shut. By the time this gate is
shut, the Lord, the Messiah, the God of Israel will
have already come!!
(C) Name someone who came between 457
B.C., when the Jews went back to rebuild Jerusalem, and 700 A.D. when the
Moslems bricked up the east gate, who claimed to be the Messiah. Can you
name anybody else? It's inescapable, the Messiah had to have come before
700 A.D. HE DID!!!
Entered in by it -fulfilled: by the triumphal entry of Jesus into
Jerusalem. (Matthew 21:1-17)
wrote about 750 B.C. and was a contemporary of Isaiah. (Micah 1:1)
But thou Bethlehem Eprhrath -fulfilled:
Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-18. Hebrews
7:14; Revelation 5:5
(B)...little among the thousands of
Genesis 49:10-11 had promised that the
Savior, the Messiah, would be of the tribe
of Judah. Later, as we have seen, He is to be of house of David of the
tribe of Judah. - fulfilled: in Matthew and Luke.
Yet out of thee (Bethlehem) shall He (the Messiah) come forth unto
that is to be the ruler in Israel
- fulfilled: Jesus Christ the King
(Daniel 7:13-14) at His ascension unto God He is crowned King. He is a
King now!! 1 Corinthians 15:25; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Revelation 17:14 &
(D) Whose goings forth have been
from old - fulfilled: The whole topic of this study
has been that from Genesis 3:15 in the
Garden of Eden at the fall of Adam and Eve over and over and over ... God
has been saying: The Messiah is coming!!
Before God ever created the heavens and the earth, there was a
foreordained plan of salvation for mankind (1 Peter 1:18-20) that had a
first recorded promise (Genesis 3:15); That was announced by all the
prophets (Acts 2:23); That was based upon the foreknowledge of God (Romans
8:29); In that we were chosen in Him (Christ)
(Ephesians 1:4); That was the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; This was
God's unchanging Purpose and Grace (II Timothy 1:9; Which was the manifold
(over and over again) wisdom of God (Ephesians 1:10); The Eternal Purpose
of God (Ephesians 1:11); It provided for eternal life (Salvation) (Titus
1:2); It provides for the sanctification of those In Him
(1 Peter 1:2 & 1 Corinthians 1:30); and has always, from before the world
began, in the death of Christ (Revelation 13:8).
Now that we've studied Micah 5:2,
go back one verse.
They shall smite the judge
of Israel with a rod upon the cheek -
Fulfilled: Matthew 27:29-30.
The judge of Israel. This Seed, this coming Messiah as we have seen, is to be a Prophet, a
Priest, a King and a Servant. Now we see He is to be a Judge - Fulfilled:
John 5:22; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 10:42 & 17:30-31; Romans 2:16; 14:10; 1
Corinthians 4:5; II Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:27 and I Peter 4:5.
THE COMING OF THE KING-THE MESSIAH
thy King cometh unto thee -
Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-46 and John 12:12-19.
(B) He is
Fulfilled: Matthew 27:19-24; John 5:30; Acts 3:14 & 22:14; I Peter 3:18; I
John 1:9 and Revelation 15:3.
(C) And having Salvation.
Also compare: it's the Lord who saves (Psalms 27:1 & 37:39; Isaiah 12:2 &
25:9 & 45:21) - Fulfilled: Mark 16:15-16.
(D) Lowly - Fulfilled: Matthew
(E) And riding upon an Ass
and upon a Colt, theFoal of an Ass.
Remember Genesis 49:10-11a? Binding His foal unto the vine, and His
ass's colt unto the choice vine. The Seed of Judah is to do these
things!! - Fulfilled: Matthew 21:1-17. Note that is not just an ass or a
colt but both! Only Matthew confirms this point showing how literally the
prophecy of Jesus Christ was. Again fulfilled!
(F) But why an ass and a colt? A
conquering King rode a white horse, as Jesus is described doing at His
second coming (Revelation 19:11). Because at Jesus' time, the Romans ruled
the world and only a Roman citizen could own a horse!!
God will break and change His
covenant of Law for a new covenant. Also study Jeremiah 31:31-34 - (it
will not be a tribal religion but you'll have to know the Lord to be in
the next covenant.)
...that I might break my covenant...
- Fulfilled: Matthew 26:26-30; Colossians 2:14 and Hebrews 9:15-28.
...and so the poor of the flock...Fulfilled: Matthew 5:3; the
poor accepted Jesus.
Examples: Luke 4:18; 6:20; 7:22; 12:1;
Matthew 4:25; 13:2; 15:30; 19:2; Mark 1:33; 2:13 & 3:20.
Knew that it was the
Word of the Lord -
Fulfilled: John 1:1, 14; Matthew 7:28-29; 13:54; 2:22-23; Mark 2:12; 4:41;
7:37; Luke 2:47; 4:22 & 36.
And I (Judas) said unto them (the chief
priests), If ye think good, give me my price ...so they weighed for my price
thirty pieces of silver. -
Fulfilled: Matthew 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6.
(A) And the Lord said unto me (Judas),
cast it unto the potter: A goodly price
(God) was priced at of them (the
chief priests). And I (Judas) took the thirty pieces of silver
and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
Fulfilled: Matthew 27:3-8.
(B) Matthew simply tells us that he
(Judas) hanged himself. Matthew 27:5), but the
rest of the story is found in Acts 1:15-20.
It is interesting to note that Judas could not divorce himself from his
informant's pay simply by returning the money - he bought the potters'
field (Acts 1:18). A potters' field was a place where all the clay had
been dug out and nothing was left but the jagged rocks, like a deep gravel
pit without water in it. Notice that fate brought Judas to this very field
he bought with his snitch money to hang himself! (What goes around, comes
around. Galatians 6:7). But additionally, the Acts 1:15-20 account tells
us about him hanging himself: ...and falling head long, he burst
(on the jagged rocks) asunder in the midst and all his bowels
gushed out. We can understand this in two ways:
One: He hung for so long from the tree
overlooking the hole that he bloated until the rope broke and he fell into
the pit upon the rocks and burst.
Two: That in hanging himself, as he hung
suspended between Heaven and Hell, God wouldn't allow it and said: You
can't kill yourself your way, I'm going to do it, and the rope broke.
And falling headlong onto the rocks burst (like a
watermelon) and all his bowels gushed out. But whatever way it was,
we do know that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
living God (Hebrews 10:31) for betraying the Christ (Matthew 26:24;
Mark 14:21 and Luke 22:22).
(A) And I (God) will pour
upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, the Spirit.
(See Acts 1:4-5, 8). Fulfilled:
Acts 2:1-14; 32:33.
(B) Of Grace
Fulfilled: for all Christians. (Acts 2:38-39). We as Christians receive
the gift (from the Greek
do-reh-ah' - a gratuity (grace) of the Holy Spirit at our baptism
(C) And they shall look upon Me
(God) whom they have pierced...When had the Jews ever
pierced their God? Fulfilled: John 19:34-37; I John 5:6-8 and
In that day.
What day? The day the Spirit is poured out - Pentecost 30 A.D.!
(B) There shall be a fountain
opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of
What's in a fountain? Water!!
(C) For sin and for
uncleanness. Fulfilled: Acts 2:38.
And one shall say unto Him, what are these wounds in thy
. John 20:26-29
Then He will answer, those with which I was wounded in the
house of My
Fulfilled: The house is Israel (Matthew 15:24) and His friends are those
who He gave His life for. (Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34 and John 15:13).
Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John
10:11) and at The Last Supper Jesus quotes
this verse and tells them that it
was written about Him (Matthew 26:31).
Malachi is a contemporary of Nehemiah. He
is writing about 400 B.C. and with the close of Malachi the Old Testament
revelation is complete.
Behold, I (God) will send a messenger, and he shall
prepare the way before
(Christ). Fulfilled: john 1:1-19-36; Luke 1:5-25 and Matthew 11:7-14.
And the Lord (the
Messiah)whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple -
Fulfilled: In Jesus' triumphal entry into
Jerusalem which we have already studied. (See Matthew 21:10-12; Mark 11:11
and Luke 19:45).
Even the messenger of the covenant - What covenant? John
was the last prophet
under the covenant of the Law of Moses!!
(John 1:17 and Matthew 11:11).
But God is going to enter into a new covenant
with mankind. (Isaiah 65:15;
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew
26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20 and
I Corinthians 11:23-26.
But who may abide the day of His coming?
And who shall stand when He appeareth...?
The Messiah will judge Israel's old covenant relationship with God and
will cleanse the temple. Fulfilled: At His triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-18 and Luke 19:45-46.
(Christ) shall purify the sons of Levi.
Fulfilled: Acts 2:38 and 6:7.
And purge them as gold and
silver... Compare with Zechariah
3:1-5 showing Zechariah with a change of
righteousness. Also see Luke 15:22' Romans 1:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
and Romans 6:3-6.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet...
Fulfilled: Luke 1:17; John 3:22-36 and Matthew 11:7-15.
THE 400 YEARS OF SILENCE
With the completion of Malachi about 397
B.C., the Old Testament Cannon of Scripture is complete and we enter the
period between the Old and New Testaments. During this period, called
The 400 years of silence, God called no man in Israel to be His
prophet to the people.
It is during this time that the Apocrypha
was written which is found in the Catholic Bible today. Some books such as
I & II Macabees are Jewish history while others, such as Bell and the
Dragon, are fables and myths.
None of the Apocrypha is inspired
Scripture, none is quoted by Jesus, the Apostles or any New Testament
inspired writer and none deserves to be included in the inspired Cannon of
The Contrast Between the
Old Testament and the New Testament
THE SON OF GOD
At just the right time
in history , Jesus began His ministry (Galatians 4:4). Matthew chapters 5,
6, and 7 are commonly called The Sermon on the Mount. The
New Testament was written in Greek which was a common second language
throughout the then known world. In the Greek language what is written in
Matthew 5:2 is obvious, but not in our English translations because it is
not only what Jesus taught that day on the Mount, this is the doctrine of
Christ. This is also the high points of what Jesus continued to teach over
and over again during His ministry.
Read Matthew chapters
5, 6 and 7 asking yourself: considering all you know about God, as seen in
nature and the universe...considering the Creation, if God became man, took
upon Himself flesh and blood in order to save us, what would He be like?
What would you expect His doctrine to be like? Jesus came to save us (Luke
19:10) and show us what God is like
(John 14:9). Jesus is just like God (Hebrews 1:3).
Now read the remainder of Matthew's Gospel.
JESUS MADE THE CLAIMS OF BEING DIVINE (GOD)
claimed all other ways to be false.
claimed to the door of the sheep.
claimed to be able to save you personally.
claimed to be able to give His life for you.
claimed to be the Good Shepherd
claimed to have the power to lay down His life and raise Himself up again.
(A) He claimed no man had the power to take His life.
He repeated the claim to be able to lay down His life.
He repeated the claim to be able to resurrect Himself.iH
He claimed to be in direct communication with the Father (God).
He claimed to be the one and only way to
the Father. (Psalms 16:11; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 32:39;
Now there only three
What He said is a lie.
Then He would be a false prophet. But much more, He would be the worse of
all false prophets - worse than Hitler - because He taught men to trust
their souls to Him. Is His teaching the teaching of a false prophet
or does it make your heart burn. (Luke 24:32)
He is crazy.
If He was crazy He was crazy enough to die for His madness, so where is
His body? Could the Jews have produced a body,
They could have stopped Christianity cold
at any time. Is this the teaching of a mad man?
3) What He said is true.
This is the only other possibility - the
conclusion that Jesus is the Christ,
the son of the living God to whom all
the prophets bear witness.He
His marching orders to the Apostles ...Go preach the gospel!!!
I Corinthians 15:1-4
(A) The gospel is the death, burial and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the focus point of the universe. A
point in history in which God intervened in the affairs of men in order to
save humanity by paying the full price of
us. The just for the unjust.
(B) What is the Gospel? This is a
simple question where you can try the spirit as I John 4:1 teaches us to
do. This is so simple, so elementary that if a teacher or preacher can't
tell you what the Gospel is, then he can't tell you anything else either
and is a false teacher.
(C) We have asked hundreds of
preachers: What is the Gospel? All but a few said: The Good News.
We know that it comes from the Greek word evaggelion (yoo-ang-ghel'-ee-on)
meaning a good message but what did Jesus mean when He said Go
preach the Gospel? That is when you will get every answer under the
sun but the right answer.
Every sermon found in the book of Acts revolves around the Gospel -
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Example: Acts 2:22-39.
The Apostles certainly knew what Jesus had in mind when He commanded
..."preach the gospel... (Mark 16:15)
There is a terrible curse upon any man or
even an angel from heaven if they preach any other gospel.
Because the Gospel is God's Power to save.
the Gospel the very rightousness of
God is revealed.
In the English language we understand the
word believe to mean: to believe with our minds or accept with
our minds something as a fact, such as Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
the Living God. (such is the concept found in Acts 8:36-38).
The Greek word for believe is pisteuo
(pist-yoo'-o) and it means to believe, to commit to trust, especially
one's spiritual well-being to Christ". It comes from the very same
Greek word that faith comes from, only it is not just quite as strong of a
word as faith. (John 8:23-24). So our believe must be focused towards
Jesus Christ, to His person ...who He is... and must involve a commitment to
personally trust in Him to save us.
Either you believe or you don't believe!!
Now is the time for you to settle once and
for all in your own mind and heart.
If you don't believe, do not go on
with this study! Go back and read the books of Mark, Luke and John and
then come back to this point of the study and continue.
On the other hand, some people seem to be
wedded to their sins, they forever stand at the gate...but just won't go in.
Settle the matter and believe or know why you don't believe. Make a
Every one of us will someday die and then
be judged. Hebrews 9:27. We will all live forever, the only question is -
where? Heaven or Hell? Be not deceived by the New liberal modernists.
The very same Jesus who promised His sheep Heaven (Matthew
25:31-40), also promised Hell for the goats in His very next
breath. (Matthew 25:41-46)
Be not deceived, 9God is not mocked:
Galatians 6:7-8). If you want to know what it's like in Hell for those who
fail to believe, study Psalms 88:1-18.
If you believe and have decided to trust
Christ alone to save you, then you have taken the very first step! There
is all the difference between Heaven and Hell, in believing about Jesus
and believing in Jesus. Throughout this study we have
seen the vital importance of our being in the Seed or
This verse does not say that they became
the sons of God...but rather -
You now have the power to become the sons of God.
This is another misunderstood verse. This
verse does not say believe and thou are saved. It says shall be,
future tense. It has not happened yet but it will happen because if you
really do believe, you will continue on with the whole council of God. You
won't just stop here...
Are the devils saved? Certainly not!
Twice Jesus says you must be in Him and
believe. He says nothing about believing on Him.
Twice Jesus says
should not perish. He says nothing about shall
You see, you should not
perish. There is absolutely no reason for you to perish, but, will you
perish? It's entirely up to you! God loves you and He does not want you to
You must understand that the New Testament
has many partial revelations about salvation, but it's the sum total of
everything God has to say regarding salvation that saves us. An example
would be: The New Testament says: Red = Black. And in another place the
New Testament says: Green = Black. Both are true, but the whole truth is
that if you take a bucket of red paint and pour it into a bucket of green
paint, stir well and you have 2 buckets of black paint because Red + Green
= Black. So it is with our salvation...it is the whole council of God of
which, as we will see, to believe is the very important first step.
This verse teaches that we must confess with our mouths the
Lord Jesus. So, to
our belief, we
must add confession of Christ. An example being Acts
(B) Now, we also know that we must
believe in our heart, not just our minds. An
example is in Acts 8:37) To the Hebrews,
the heart was understood to be the mind, the emotion and the practice
(daily life). Our belief in Jesus must thunder through all aspects of our
being in order to be heart belief.
verse also says: shall be saved, a future tense word.
It has not happened yet.
(A) Heart belief is still unto
righteousness, not into righteousness. It is
in or into
where all the promises of God are to be found.
(B) Confession is still
unto salvation not into.
Jesus' confession of us before the Father
is of eternal importance to our souls.
Because Jesus is the one and only mediator
between God and men.
We are commanded by God to repent.
II Peter 3:9
Because God is not willing that you should
Jesus warned except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
II Corinthians 7:10
Godly sorrow for our sins works repentance.
This is an example of the attitude of Godly
sorrow for our sins.
I Thessalonians 1:9
Repentence involves a turning from sin to
serve God, but just turning towards God with a desire to serve Him is
We must do something about our desire to
turn towards God. There must also be the corresponding action of works and
deeds of repentance. For example: If you are stealing, you stop stealing;
if you are beating your wife, you stop beating your wife; and if your wife
is beating you, you get her to stop beating you. Simply put a stop to
whatever you are doing that offends God and your fellow man. But deeds and
works will never save us. These things are still not enough!
We must repent by turning towards God and
having faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ to save us!
Even though faith can and does cause an
emotional feeling, Bible faith is not a feeling or a blind leap into a
void. Faith, in English, we understand as trust and reliance especially
upon God in Christ to save us. Because He said in His Word He would save
us in Christ, then we bring forth the corresponding actions of acting upon
what God says. A perfect example of faith in action is baptism! Jesus
said: do it (Mark 16:15-16), we believe what he said and submit to it.
Faith comes from the Greek word pistis
(pis'-tis) which means conviction of the truthfulness of God,
especially, reliance upon Christ for salvation, credence, assurance and
Faith is a gift (the Greek word is dp'-ren
meaning a gift or present) of God. But how does God present this gift...does
He zap you like a lightening bolt? Certainly not!!
Faith commeth by hearing, and hearing by
the Word of God.
God has given us His Word as a gift
or present and if you are to have the Bible kind of faith, it will come
about by you hearing the Word of God, believing what you hear and acting
I personally like the Phillips translation
of this verse: Now faith means putting our full conficence in the
things we hope for; it mens being certin of things we cannot see.
And also the RSV: Now faith is the assurance ofthings hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen.
The 11th chapter of Hebrews has
been called The Roll Call of the Heroes of Faith. In this chapter
we see many examples of what the Bible kind of faith is like. In each and
every example, the person:
First, hears the word of God. Such terms
as: word of God; God testifying; testimony; warned; called; promise;
promised; promises; tried' recompenc rof the reward, etc. all describe
hearing the word of God.
Second, the person believes what he hears.
Such terms as: moved with fear; not knowing whether he went; he looked
for a city; she judged Him faithful who had promised; but having seen them
afar off; were persuaded, and embraced; accounting that God was able,
etc. show belief.
Finally, the person took action when they
believed what God said - they did what He said!!
Such terms as: Abel offered...a more
excellent sacrifice; he pleased God; prepared an Ark; obeyed and he went
out; dwelling in tabernacles; received strength to conceive seed; offered
up Isaac; was hid three months; choosing rather to suffer affliction; kept
the Passover; passed through the Red Sea; compassed (walked around)
about seven days. ...on...and...on...describes faith in action. Study Hebrews
...without faith it is impossible to please Him...
Justified is a judicial ruling by God, the Judge, that a person is
to be counted or reckoned as if righteous because of their standing
in Christ. The very righteousnesness of God is imputed (Romans 4)
to the person instead of their own righteousness which is filthy rags
(Isaiah 64:6) because they are in Christ and the full
price of their sin
has already been paid by Him in His death
on the cross. Justification is when God ...calleth those things which are
not (righteous) as though they were (righteous). Romans 4:17
Many Scripture twisters
add the word alone to this verse and have it read:
therefore being justified by faith alone, which is a lie!
(C) The verse before says: we
are justified by Jesus' resurrection. (Romans 4:25) Romans
5:9 says that we are justified
by His blood;
Romans 3:24 says that we are
justified freely by His Grace
D) So plainly, we are justified by
faith and not by faith alone!
Faith can be summarized as being: when we
trust the propositional promise of God enough to take action upon the
proposition. We hear, believe and
After He arose from the dead, Jesus told
His Apostles that along with the Gospel message of His Death and
Resurrection (Luke 24:46) two additional things were to be preached in His
name (authority), repentance and remission of sins (Luke 24:47) ...
beginning in Jerusalem . (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8)
On the day of Pentecost, 50 days after
Jesus' crucifixion on Passover, the Apostles are all together (Acts
1:26-2:1) and they are baptized in the Holy Spirit in fulfillment of the
prophecies of Joel 2:28-32; Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke
3:16 & John 1:33.
Who was to be baptized in the Holy Spirit?
-!! The Apostles. (Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:1-8) This
baptism of the Holy Spirit enabled the Apostles to preach the Word of God
with power (Acts 1:8) and without error. (John 14:26; 16:13) But
Peter standing up with the eleven...(Acts 2:14) preaches the Gospel
(the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (I Corinthians 15:1-4) just
what he was commanded to do. (Acts 2:22:16) The people are convicted by
his preaching and said: Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Acts 2:47 So, in the next verse, Peter sets forth the conditions of
salvation on the day the Church began.
This verse contains two imperatives and two
Repent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remission of sins
Baptism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The gift of the Holy Spirit
A man who is drowning in the middle of the
ocean does not care if his saviour comes in a canoe, rowboat or an
ocean-liner. All he cares about is being saved. I submit to you that any
person who argues or debates how he is to be saved,
is not ready to be saved.
The Gospel is the death, burial and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) But that is a
vicarious (separate and apart from us) historical event. We must (#1) find
some way to get in Christ as we have seen throughout
Immediately this verse tells us we are baptized into Jesus
This is what we have been looking for!
This verse also teaches us we are baptized into His
death which is the first part
Of the Gospel.
6:4 (A) We
are buried with Him by baptism. The second part of the
Into death. Jesus' death where the blood
(C) Just as Christ was raised,
even so we should walk in newness of life.
third part of the Gospel.
Summary of verses 3 & 4: Just as Jesus died
on the cross, God wants us to propose in our minds and hearts that we will
die to sin. Just as Jesus was buried in a grave, God wants us to be buried
in the watery grave of baptism. Just as Jesus arose from the grave, God
wants us to arise to walk (live) a brand new life!! (Colossians 3:1)
6:5 What does the word if
mean? What if we haven't? Then we are just like Paul, still in our
sins, no matter how much we believe, confess Him as our Lord, repent, fast
for 3 days and nights and pray...the man who was to become Paul the Apostle
had done all these things but still had his sins. (Acts 22:16)
6:6 Die with Jesus and don't
be a slave to sin! Do you wonder why sometimes we sin compulsively? It's
because we have not yet obeyed the Gospel by dying to sin, being buried
with Jesus in baptism and rising to walk a new life. This is the subject
of the next group of verses. (Romans 6:7-23)
That form of doctrine (teaching) is
baptism, the subject matter of this chapter.
(B) Obeyed from the heart.
If you are baptized and it is not from the heart, then you go down a dry
sinner and come up a wet sinner. There is absolutely no magic in the
But it is in the water that God meets your heart
belief, repentance, confession of Christ as Lord and faith upon God in
Christ to save you.
If you really believe,
you will do what He says. If you do not do what He says, you do not
believe. You have hindered the Word of God, you
I Peter 3:21
False teachers and false prophets - today's
new liberal modernists tell you that baptism doesn't save.
Who are you going to believe? The Apostle or them
The most common objection:
Question: How did the
thief on the cross go to Paradise without being baptized?
Luke 23:39-43) The unlearned
and unstable say as they twist and wrestle also the other scriptures unto
their own destruction. (II Peter 3:16)
Answer: The thief on the cross died under the dispensation of the Law of Moses
where baptism was not an ordinance or commandment. Christ was not yet dead
when He said: ...today thou shalt be with Me in
The change of the Law took place when
Christ died. (Col. 2:13) and the entire subject matter of the book of
This is where we started this study
Now to Abraham and his Seed (child/descendant).
...were the promises
made. All of God's promises
were made to the Christ and to those who are In Him
(II Corinthians 1:20)
...He (God) saith not,
and to seeds (children), as of many descndants).
(E) ...but of one (child), and to thy
seed, which is Christ.
Paul now enters into a discussion of why
the Law was given until Jesus the Christ came (Galatians
We must be in Christ
and have faith. But again, how do we get Into Him?
We are baptized into Christ!
There is no place in Christ found for
racism of any sort.
And if ye be
Christ's. How? He just
told you - vv. 26-17.
Ye are Abraham's
child. God promised that
He would multiply that seed (child) as the stars of heaven.
(Genesis 15:3-4; 22:15 & 26:1-4) And every time a person is baptized
into Christ from the heart, another star is added!!!. (Romans
2:28-29 & Galatians 3:7)
And heirs according
to the promise. You
become an heir and receive the promises. What promises? All o the promises
of God (II Corinthians 1:20).
As you will see in the next lesson
IN CHRIST or IN HIM when we
study what the New Testament has to say about the benefits of being
Now is the time for you to make a
decision!!! We will close with the words of Ananias to Saul who was to
become the Apostle Paul.(Acts 22:16)
And now why tarriest thou? Arise and be
baptized and wash away thy sins calling on the
NAME OF THE LORD.