A number of prophecies foretold that the Messiah would become heir to the throne of David (2 Samuel 7:11-13; Psalms 132:11; Isaiah 9:6-7; Jeremiah 23:6-7; et al). The Bible identifies, and confirms by its testimony, that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah. and that he, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, would be heir to the throne of David (Luke 1:31-33; Acts 2:30).
The link between David, king of Israel, and Jesus Christ the Messiah is a significant theme in Scripture, and understanding the historical and prophetic link between the two ought to be of interest to any student of the Bible.
David, though human, and one who committed sins and mistakes at times, nevertheless was on the whole faithful to God. David was a great king, under whose rule Israel prospered, and the kingdom of Israel became a great Empire, far more significant than many realize.
Jesus gave one preeminent sign that he is the Messiah (Matthew 12:39; Luke 11:29-30). How many who profess to be Christians believe the sign Jesus gave, or understand its significance for not only the generation of the first century, but for our day today? How many even know what the sign is? The answers may shock you.
In this message, we continue exploring the theme of Jesus as the prophesied Messiah, and how he fulfilled and will in the future fulfill the Bible’s Messianic prophecies.
Many detailed prophecies in the Bible tell of a Messiah, one anointed to provide salvation for mankind. How a number of those prophecies are fulfilled in Jesus Christ was an important part of the testimony of the Apostles and others in the Early Church, and is the subject of this message.
“Proclaim liberty,” Scripture says (Leviticus 25:10; Isaiah 61:1). For the better part of human history, most of mankind has been in bondage. Indeed, in a sense the entire creation has been subject to bondage in certain respects (Romans 8:20-21).
Many are unaware that even now many millions are literally trapped in slavery, human bondage. The story of how men have enslaved one another, and subjected their own kind to bondage, denying them liberty, is surveyed in this sermon, by Rod Reynolds. The good news is, liberation is coming for all mankind, not only from physical slavery but from slavery to sin, as well, yet in circumstances many will not expect.
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A key theme of the Bible is that of a Messiah to bring salvation to
the world (cf.; Isaiah 49:6; 52:10). Jesus Christ is prophesied to
return to the earth in power and glory, restore peace, and establish
a righteous and just government over the earth (cf. Psalm 72:1-7;
Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 11:15).
After the living
God, Creator of all that is made, establishes his government over the
earth, it will be a much different world. In the final article in
this series, we will explore some additional important ways in which
the world will be different after Christ returns.
review key points covered in the previous articles in this series.
After Christ returns there will be: (1) An end to oppression. (2)
Just government. (3) An end to war. (4) Peace and harmony among races
and nations. (5) Stable government. (6) Predictable and favorable
weather, and abundant produce for all.