IntroductionYou probably have heard of this man named Jesus, the messiah, and God in Sunday School, on the playground and you are probably wondering why on earth do people believe in that stuff?Jesus is a man who changed history. He is forever our high priest, savior.This presentation will hopefully answer your questions.
Before Creation God existed in spirit as 3 persons, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible gives account of all 3. All Worked together to form the God head. Like Marriage, They are 3 in one. God created all creation like that They all created the earth and the universe They existed for eternity God written everyone’s name in the book of life They existed in Paradise, or Heaven
Heaven Heaven is a place where God and his followers abide. It is a place of peace. It is a place of rest It is a place of worship and rejoicing It is a wonderful place The Earth is a very small and imperfect replica of Heaven Heaven will be all that we can dream.
Creation God created everything in 7 days, 6 days he worked, 7th day, he rested. Day 1 Matter, Heaven (Space) and Earth (Matter) and Light Day 2 Skies/Atmosphere Day 3 Dry Land and Water Appear below the sky. Ground budded forth trees and grasses. Day 4 2 Lights, one to rule the day and another to rule the night. Both put in the sky Day 5 Birds and Sea Creatures Day 6 Living Creatures on the Earth and Man Day 7 Rested Angels were created, including Satan during this time.
Creation Image Everything you see in the world, whether corrupt, evil or good was created in God’s framework. Although God never created Evil. God created the logic system God created everything through mankind God let mankind be in charge of how things are named, especially places. Ex. Texans Evil is a perversion of Good. Evil still has a resemblance of Good. God is the Authority on everything. God created how the earth will function God created the governments God is the foundation is all wisdom, knowledge, etc.
Man Created to dominate the earth Mankind were God’s Children God’s special creation to commune with him and each other Unlike Animals, Mankind has a spirit, soul and body, because they were created to dominate and commune with God. Mankind had dominance over them. Male and Female he created each man Woman was created out of the man, so man can have some companionship. Female was driven out of the male. Male and Female is the classification of sexes now. But Mankind still has male and female characteristics in them. Mankind early on was given free will, the authority to choose life and death, the tree of life and tree of death God wanted mankind to have a choice, whether or not they can eat of the fruit of the tree. In the Garden, God could speak to man freely God did not create mankind for fear, pride, insecurity, worry. Studies have done to show that their bodies were not meant for that.
Triune Nature of Man vs God 3 Parts to man Spirit, Soul, Body Father, Son, Holy Spirit Faith Hope Love God created all of us like him, to have faith, hope for the best and love. These things cause us to act and have drives. Its who we serve. People only allow what they honor. God put it in man to love (serve) people, and to love him, through faith in a blessed hope. All covenants have these 3 principles.
Human Government/Conscience God placed mankind to be under authority to represent good and evil, law and justice. God is that authority, and God chose mankind to be under authority for order on the earth. Romans 13 God created the world with his laws. Gravity. Everything God made was good. Every human knows a concept of a God, a concept of right versus wrong (not right vs wrong in particular). God put it in mankind to have a conscience to steer them to follow him. 1 Corinthians 8 details a lot about this concept Every thing good came from God Evil came out of Good, as darkness came out of light. Darkness is the absence of light, while Evil is the absence of Good. Darkness and Evil corrupts Good. So everything Evil and Corrupt came from Good. God put it in man to know how to serve him and serve others, but that became corrupted, due to sin. I will discuss that later in this series. All men have a conscience, what is acceptable and what is not.
Examples of What God put it into man Love his neighbor Love God Respect Authority Government Need for his love Need for a guide, follower Holiness/Righteousness Work and Responsibillity Need for God and for People Need for an identity Faithfulness, Faith ETCGod wanted all of this to be done in him. Not in them. For they knew that without God, they cannot do anything.
Shortly After Creation Satan was kicked out of heaven for trying to overtake God and be like him. He wanted to rule the world. Satan felt pride and tried to overtake God, to be Ruler, to know good and evil. Satan fell to the Earth. Satan was jealous and tried to mess with God’s plan.
Where did Satan Go? He went to earth and he deceived mankind into thinking they do not need God and can be like God. He was pushed out of heaven. He later went to hell, but had access to Earth.
Hell A place of eternal torment Fire does not die Pure Darkness Eternal Burning for Eternity Sorrow Sin Nature X 10000
In the Garden Mankind was to be married, 2 in one Woman for the Man Man had responsibility for the woman Mankind is to till it and dominate the earth The Garden is supposed to grow to the whole earth. Dominate the Earth. God communed with man as their father. Adam was the son of God.
In the Garden Mankind was created to worship God and serve God, and others Mankind had an immortal nature Mankind could speak to God freely Mankind could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but could eat of the tree of life. They had a choice of life and death. God said they will surely die if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The whole point of all the covenants God made to man are on that premise Mankind believed in God, and trusted God, and mankind Grew in God God communed with Man so Mankind can learn and grow in him. Mankind has an immortal nature so it was easy for them.
In the Garden However, Satan tricked mankind via a serpent into thinking they can know it all, they can have it all, they can be like God, knowing what is good and what is evil, knowing what is right for their lives. Satan said they will not die, and be like God, but they did spiritually, physically and mentally. Satan used the same temptation he did to God. He wanted to mess with God’s Plans. They became like God, knowing what is good and evil for themselves so they can rival God with different laws on how to do things. They became a God to themselves. Mankind deliberately chose the fruit, for it looked good in their sight. Satan is not entirely to blame, except for aiding it. Sin was born, the big “I” was born. A sin nature was born. People started to have faith and love themselves more than God and people. It single-handedly destroyed the planet. Mankind began to hate God and hate others, and cannot fulfill what God had intended. But due to sin, fear, unbelief, and pride caused them to be away from God, putting on a mortal nature. They thought they knew everything, when they didn’t. God had to kick them out, so they would not eat of the tree of life and become immortal and like God, thinking they knew it all for themselves. God had to deaden everything so they will not try to overtake God.
In the Garden Adam and Eve blamed each other, and the serpent was blamed too. Mankind did not take accountability for what they have done. They committed an offense, they sinned. And death came to their spirit, soul and body. Mankind became mortal, and as a consequence for sin, they endured punishment in hell.
Sin/Evil Man’s law Man’s reasoning Man’s righteousness Pride Fear Not doing what God expects Anything not of Faith in God Faith in himself/herself Sin causes us to miss the mark, not do what God requires
Results of Sin Accord to Gen 3 Serpent will eat dust on the earth Ground is cursed, men will have to work extra hard to till it and get a crop. Thorns will abound more and more. Multiplied Pain in Childbirth Death to Spirit, Soul and Body of Man Death to the Planet (slowly). Satan Gained the World and Sin reigned. Mankind now sides with Satan. Mankind gave his authority and power to Satan for deliberately choosing to eat the fruit. However, mankind still had authority to dominate, but the world is under satan’s control. Mankind still had a conscience, but it was tainted due to sin. God left mankind with that so there can be order on the earth. Separation from the Garden and from God.
Results of Sin Everything became corrupted Isolation from God Separation from God Fear , unbelief Insecurity/Worry Guilt/Shame Lonliness Exile Anger Frustration Pride Mankind could not do the law of God, due to their sin nature, so they tried to formulate laws themselves and religions so they can relate to a higher power or themselves. Mankind could not believe in God and fully do what it takes PERVERSION of their nature. They becameA. CorruptB. EvilC. Dead in their spirit, soul and bodyAlthough many people were “righteous”, they were not redeemed from their sin nature.
Results of Sin Mankind trusted in themselves for everything, rejecting God Mankind lost their faith in God, and their perfect nature. Mankind began to have pride and fear for their lives Mankind became powerless to know God, commune with God, do what God wants them to do. So they did things their own way. Mankind forgot to talk to God, they didn’t know him or things kept them from God. Mankind’s eyes were opened and they saw things their own way instead of God Mankind began to feel shame for what they have done, along with sorrow and mental anguish due to isolation from God. Peace was gone. God was no longer with mankind, since God saw that mankind was going to rival God. Mankind began to rival God as the source for everything. Being a law to themselves.
Results of Sin Dying Planet (Due to the Flood) Animals have to eat each other to survive Mankind put on mortality More Pain during Childbirth Eve’s Seed became corrupted Satan Gained Adam’s Authority, Adam lost its authority, became prince of the world Mankind became children of the devil, born into sin (Enmity between her seed and Satan’s seed). Romans 5:12 begats this. Mankind began going to hell Man shall rule over woman with an iron fist Mankind became carnal and powerless over sin Mankind’s spirit, soul and body became mortal and dead Spirit was deadened Soul was contaminated with sin Body was corrupted due to sin
Results of Sin Mankind tried to get to God their own way Tower of Babel-Confusion of Languages The Flood-God wiped out mankind because he could not deal with them, but he saved a few. The coming Judgment-Wrath of the Lamb, White Throne Judgement Mankind was forever separated from God Everything is corrupted.
Results of Sin Satan is bound in Hell. Their names were removed from the lambs book of life. Mankind now goes there due to sin Mankind’s life is mortalized God and Mankind are separated Many empires and religions challenged God. Tried to take the place of what is already there. Humans thought they knew the way, when they didn’t. Everything became corrupted. Yet, the image still bears. Many false cults emphasize many things found in the Bible and what God created, but in a twisted, and foul and horrid and sinful way.
Isnt Hinduism the Oldest Religion on the Earth? False The oldest Religion is the worship of self. People say Athiesm is a newly found discovery, but its been in the books for millenniums Mankind thought they knew it all Hinduism is one of those. Mankind tried to define everything their own way.
First Messianic Prophesy Genesis 3:15 Woman will bruise the serpants heel Satan took over the world (bruising the head) Mankind went to hell Mankind lost his authority on earth Promise that Satan will have his authority stripped from him Fulfilled Luke 10:19
Why did God put the tree there? To tempt man? No. He gave mankind a choice for life and death, to follow him, or do what they wanted. He wanted them to have their authority without being puppets. He wanted people to know they had a choice to continue living in immortality, or choose to have pride in themselves and die. God wants man to know they do not have to commit, but they want to. Its not a bondage or requirement, its out of the heart.
If Satan did not Show Up, could sin still prevail? Yes, Mankind could have eaten of the tree and fell to the same fate. Satan was only banished for aiding in the role Mankind chose to sin. They chose death. They blamed
Where did Satan Go? To Hell, where he and his angels are suffering. Satan and his Angels still have networks on the earth and still are trying to thwart God’s plans in everyone’s lives. Satan and his minions still occupy the earth because they have authority over it. They control what goes on.
Is Satan Evil as God is Good? Have as much authority as God? No. Satan is a fallen angel, he has no authority He has no authority unless people give it to him Adam and Eve Gave Satan Authority on the earth for eating of that tree. Satan worked with mankind to form many different religions and ways of life Mankind still had authority. Satan has control over people’s lives and the planet until Jesus comes back. Its all done through people. You wonder why exorcism.
Mankind still had some authority They still are to dominate the world They still are to live life They still are to marry. Since they have a conscience, mankind has been going great. God left them with that so they will not be totally depraved. This is why mankind can still commune with God, and be in order. Its just that it was all done in their name, and not in the name of God.
Human Conscience after the Fall God left man a conscience so they can know right from wrong, and be subjected to it. This is why societies today have these things such as policemen to enforce laws. God left mankind a conscience so they can know how the world works and know there is a God and his commands are. All governments follow commands to serve others. However, they still had a sin nature. All men know they are in violation of God’s laws. They just need someone to take their payment so they can live in harmony and peace with God.
Greatest Consequence of the Fall of Man Man was not at peace with God. Men was at War with God because they thought they could be a God to themselves. Worse, man was not at peace with himself and others. He may have it made, but he is really at war with himself. God and Man were never to be separated, Man needed God for everything. Jesus said 2 profound statements: “Man shall live not by bread alone, but by every word of God” Matthew 4 “Without God, man can do nothing” John 15 “I am the bread of life” John 6 “I am the water of life” John 4 He is all you need.
Sin is the Opposite of God It prevents fellowship with God It prevents faith in operation It prevents God from operating It grieves the holy spirit Sin is deadly, it counters what God said Remember Satan’s words, “didn’t God say…”
But God STILL MADE COVENANT WITH MAN, ESTABLISHING BETTER THINGS TO COME.
How They did covenants before Moses Men communed through sacrifices Men believed God, and lived for God according to the covenant made. Men gave their tithes to God Hebrews 7 Men honored God with their lives and honored others. Served God and Served Others. The covenants was all about serving God and serving others. Rules were set in place so people can live a good life Mankind still had a conscience so by the best of theit abillity, they communed with God. But Sin had its reign. People were considered “righteous” if they served God and served others.
Covenant with Adam Cain did not perform righteousness, but Abel did, Cain killed Abel. Not much is said about this one, but God still made covenant with Adam, but Sin still reigned. Blood Speaks from the Ground First Mention of Blood Sacrifice to Communicate with God People were righteous because they were considered Godly at the time.
Adam to Noah God made covenant with Seth and it continued to Noah. Seth is in the lineage of Christ. Interesting Fact: Descendents of Seth created the first science of Astronomy. Genesis 5 bears the record of many people that lived. Lamech killed someone and he boasted 7 x 7 x 7 However, in the days of Noah, wickedness was all over the earth and God was getting tired of it. Noah built a big boat, or an Ark, to prepare for the flood. People laughed, but the flood happened, and it changed geology forever. Noah then built an altar to God. First mention of Altar. God made a covenant with man to never do the flood again Sin still reigned, his son Ham exposed him and his descendents were cursed forever.
Abrahamic Covenant After Noah, The Hebrew Record records Abraham. He believed God, and it was accounted him for righteousness Faith was born. Faith is the language that people can communicate to God. It is the basis of all communication. His works followed suit God gave Abraham a Son, a Promise Child Yet sin still reigned. Abraham birthed a child out of sin, Ishmael and started a war still going on today (Israel vs Palestine) (Christianity vs Islam) Abraham demonstrated his faith by giving his son Isaac up on the mountain, knowing God will provide a lamb Abraham spoke those things be not as though they were. Abraham served the priest of God, Melchisadek, giving a tenth of all to him. Abraham served him like a spiritual father. Birth of the Priesthood. Abraham served God by building altars and burning sacrifices. Jehovah Jirah, Lord my Provider Genesis 22:14 Sin Still Reigned, but Abraham subdued any chances of anyone overtaking anyone.
Isaac Covenant God birthed 2 children in Isaac, Jacob and Esau Same covenant rules as Abraham Abraham searched Isaac for a wife and found rebekah. Jacob stole the blessing from Esau Jacob was the rightful heir, for God loved Jacob, and had a plan for him Rebekah had to overrule Isaac because God promised Jacob Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. Esau’s God was his belly Jacob later paid for that by serving Laban for 14 years, 7 of them unnecessary.
Jacob Covenant Jacob wrestled with God, and God renamed him Israel. The nation of Israel was born. God promised him in a vision of 12 men who will be the foundation of his people, dating back from Seth. Through leah, rachel and 2 other bridesmaids, Jacob bore 12 sons, and 1 daughter. Same Abrahamic Rules of Covenant Applies
From Jacob to Moses Jacob’s sons sold his little boy into slavery in Egypt. Joseph went from being a worker to being in an important office in Egypt. Joseph helped the Hebrews gain favor in Egypt That all changed after Joseph died and a new Pharoah came. Many Babies were being slaughtered to help annihilate the Hebrew children. Satan was scheming to make sure Moses did not go. But God saved the Hebrews by allowing one baby to escape the sword. His name ended up being Moses. Moses helped deliver Israel from Egypt
Moses Moses was promised to deliver Israel to the Promise Land (Later Led by Joshua) Numbers, Deuteronomy and Exodus details Moses and Israel’s Journey. God showed signs and wonders through moses along the way Yet, many people complained Moses struck the rock, and he never fulfilled his dreams God cursed and blessed his people
Mosaic Covenant Israel Escaped the Egyptian forces and went through the wilderness and encamped at Mount Sinai. God wanted to establish a better covenant with them. God wanted all of Israel to come about. But Israel People Wanted a Law. They did not want a relationship with God based on faith, they wanted it to be based on law. “Just tell us what God wants us to do and we do it”. So God Gave them a Law, which was in effect for 2000 years. The hebrew people realized they needed some way to be righteous The Mosaic Law is found in Exodus-Deuteronomy.
Mosaic Covenant Laws were there to help us serve God (Ex. Deut 6:5) and serve others (Ex. Leviticus 19:16-18). It is to help foster righteousness. If one breaks the law, the penalty is death They were supposed to keep it forever The festivals are there for serving God If one is violated, the whole thing is violated. The law revealed how sinful mankind was For centuries, Israel went up and down because of a law. It just enhanced the flesh nature. Beforehand, all they needed to do was believe on God, and sacrifice blood, and follow some guidelines for serving God and serving others before they were considered “righteous”. There was no curse associated with it.
Mosaic Covenant God came through bulls and goats and lambs and prophets and himself at times when things needed to be done. A high priest consencrates and has authority in all matters. The priest was the spokes person of God and they helped send the move of God unto the world. Israel had to keep on being righteous by serving God and serving others, but they were still powerless Anyone could get in and follow the law (Exodus 12:49), but no one was interested but the Jews and their Neighbors. God still reigned supreme. No one was found righteous since the Law. The Law could make no one righteous. Solomon later wrote that there is no one righteous under the Law (Romans 3). But there were some people that were faithful and preserved.
Significance of the feasts 1. The Blood of Jesus Feast: The Passover of the Lord Exodus 8-20 Significance: The Passover Lamb 2. Fellowship and Communion with God Feast: The Feast of Unleavened Bread Significance: Celebrating Communion with God 3. Jesus has Risen! He is Alive! Feast: The Feast of First Fruits Significance: Celebrating Inheritance 4. The Promise of the Holy Spirit Feast: The Feast of Pentecost 5. Go Tell The World Feast: The Feast of Trumpets Significance: Judgement 6. Atonement of Jesus is Everlasting Feast: The Day of Atonement Significance: Atonement for their sins 7. The Return of Jesus Feast: The Feast of Tabernacles (Booths or Shelters) Significance: Jesus coming back to rule and reign for them
Mosaic Covenant Synopsis Exodus 201. Have no other Gods before me2. Do not worship any idols3. Do not speak the Lords Name in Vain4. Honor the Lords Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy. Six Days you will work and the seventh day you will rest.5. Honor your father and mother. First commandment with promise.6. Do not murder.7. Do not commit adultery.8. Do not steal.9. Do not bear false witness against thy neighbor10. Do not Covet
From Moses to David The rest of the old testament expounds on Israel’s rise and falls, and rises and falls in between Moses sent out 12 spies out to the wilderness 10 returned with fear, 2 with faith. Joshua and Caleb were the two Joshua led them to the promiseland and with many victories Judges kept them at peace Kings kept the empire alive God still dealt through man with sacrifices, prophets, himself, etc David became the foundational king, which is a type of Christ. David became the face of Israel His son built God a house Yet Sin still reigned The “faithful and righteous” went to hell, but were promised to be redeemed (Ephesians expounds on this)
Prophets Samuel established the office of the prophet Aaron was the first one Elijah was a prominent one Prophets and Kings worked together in harmony to establish God on the earth.
Davidic Covenant Followed Mosaic Law God established the nation of Israel under David. Covenant God made with Israel under a King. All Righteous Kings followed David’s Principles Read 1 and 2 Kings and Chronicles for more information 1 and 2 Samuel chronicles David’s life Yet sin still reigned, David could not build a house due to all the violence David concurred.
From Solomon to Nehemiah Solomon built God a house and wrote a lot on wisdom. Kings and Prophets had their episodes. Jeroboam caused Israel to sin against God, not until hundreds of years later that another king came and did worse. Israel never had a good king after Solomon Israel and Judah were divided Some kings of Judah were good and helped deliver Israel at times. Example: Jehosaphat Israel eventually fell and Israel became captive for thousands of years under different rules, including Roman Rule. Everything about Jewish Culture was demolished Israel was under the Medes, Persians, Greeks and Romans and Babylonians and Assyrians. Israel needed a king, and a messiah. Sin crept into the world more and more, as people were dying for their sins. Israel’s walls were rebuilt and the house of God was rebuilt under Ezra and Nehemiah. The Temple was rebuilt. However, they were still under foreign rule.
Prophets: From Isaiah to Malachi All Prophets prophesied coming judgement to nations, a prophesy for a messiah to come, and the restoration of Israel. All Prophets prophesied things related to Jesus’s first, and second Advent and in between. I am not going to go into detail on everything, but these next few slides should help you understand why Jesus? Why is he the messiah?
Jesus would be a human male, yet fully divine Isaiah 9:6-7  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on Davids throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. ... 700 B.C. Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. John 1:1-3, 14  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Born of a Virgin Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 700 B.C. Mattthew 1:20-23  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" -- which means, "God with us."
From the House of Judah Isaiah 37:31 Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. 700 B.C. Matthew 1:1-2, 16  A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son [descendant] of David, the son of Abraham:  Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father ofJudah and his brothers,  and [a later] Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Root and Stump of Jesse Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. 700 B.C. Isaiah 11:1-5  A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD--  and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;  but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.  Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. 700 B.C. Romans 15:12 And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him." Matthew 1:1-2a, 5-6, 16  A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:  Abraham was the father of Isaac, ...  ... Obed the father of Jesse,  and Jessethe father of King David.  and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
From the House of David Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it--one from the house of David--one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. 700 B.C. Matthew 1:1-2A, 6, 16  A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:  Abraham was the father of Isaac, ...  and Jesse the father of King David.  and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. 700 B.C. Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
Be from Nazereth or Gallilee Isaiah 9:1-2  Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan --  The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 700 B.C. Matthew 2:22-23  But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,  and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene." Matthew 4:13-16  Leaving Nazareth, he [Jesus] went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali--  to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:  "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles --  the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."
Birth will trigger a massacre of infant boys Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more." 625 B.C. Matthew 2:16-18  When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.  Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:  "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." An interesting side note: most people think that Herod killed thousands of babies. However, Bethlehem was "in the boondocks." The chances are that less than thirty babies were killed.
Came out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 725 B.C. Matthew 2:14-15  So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,  where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
Mission to INCLUDE THE GENTILES Isaiah 49:6 he [the Lord] says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth." 700 B.C. Isaiah 42:1-4, 6  "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.  He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;  he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope."  "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, 700 B.C. Matthew 12:14-21  But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.  Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,  warning them not to tell who he was.  This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.  He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.  In his name the nations will put their hope."
Ministry would include Healings Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. 700 B.C. Isaiah 35:5-6a  Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. [6a] Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. 700 B.C. Luke 7:20-22  When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, `Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else? "  At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.  So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor."
Ministry would deliver spiritual captives Isaiah 61:1-2  The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,  to proclaim the year of the LORDs favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 700 B.C. Luke 4:16-21  He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.  The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,  to proclaim the year of the Lords favor."  Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,  and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
Despised/Hated Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. 1000 B.C. Isaiah 49:7 This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you." 700 B.C. John 7:48-49 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?  No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them." John 15:24-25  If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.  But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: `They hated me without reason.
Rejected by Rulers Psalm 118:22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone [cornerstone of a building];  the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. before 400 B.C. Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:" `The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes ? John 7:48-49 Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?  No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them.
Rejected by his brothers Psalms 69:8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mothers sons 1000 B.C. Mark 3:20-21  Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.  When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." John 7:1-5  After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life.  But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near,  Jesus brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do.  No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."  For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
Betrayed by 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. 500 B.C. Matthew 26:14-15  Then one of the Twelve-- the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests  and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
Silver Returned Zechariah 11:12-13  I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.  And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"--the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter. 500 B.C. Matthew 27:3-10  When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.  "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "Thats your responsibility."  So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.  The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money."  So they decided to use the money to buy the potters field as a burial place for foreigners.  That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.  Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel,  and they used them to buy the potters field, as the Lord commanded me."
Disciples would Scatter Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones." 500 B.C. Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: " `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered."
Beaten with a Rod Micah 5:1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israels ruler on the cheek with a rod. 700 B.C. Mark 15:19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
Given Vinegar and Gall to Drink Psalm 69:21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst. 1000 B.C. Matthew 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. Matthew 27:48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.
Hands and Feet Nailed Psalm 22:16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. 1000 B.C. John 20:25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."
Crushed for our iniquities Isaiah 53:5-6  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 700 B.C. Romans 4: 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. 1 Corinthians 15:3 (NAB*) I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures
Died and Suffered for the sins of others Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal. 1000 B.C. Isaiah 53:5-6  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 700 B.C. Romans 4: 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. 1 Corinthians 15:3 (NAB) I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures
Pierced for our Transgressions Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 700 B.C. Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 500 B.C. John 19:33-34; 36-37  But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.  Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.  These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"  and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced."
No Bones Broken Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. 1000 B.C. Psalm 34:20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. 1000 B.C. John 19:33; 36a  But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. [36a] These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
Soldiers Gamble for Clothes Psalm 22:18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing. 1000 B.C. Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Brutally Killed Isaiah 53:8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. 700 B.C.
Assigned a Grave with the Wicked Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death 700 B.C. Crucifixion was normally reserved for criminals and people the Romans wanted to "make an example of". As a crucifixion victim, Jesus would have been assigned a grave (if any) with such people
Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ... 700 B.C. Matthew 27:57,59-60  As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.  Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,  and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
He will rise from the dead Isaiah 53:8, 11  By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.  After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 700 B.C. Matthew 28:2, 5-7, 9  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: `He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you."  Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.
Hanging on a Cross How the Romans generally do it Cursed is anyone who hangest on a tree See Deuteronomy Jesus became a curse for us Galatians 3
Those are examples of old testament prophesies concerning the messiah Other old testaments concerning lands, end times, you need to look up and search for yourself.
Old Testament Overview People were found righteous if they did righteous and believed in God, served him and served others, yet they were still powerless in their sin nature. Mankind had to pay for their sins, by having a sin nature, going to hell automatically. Man thought they knew the way, they didn’t need God. They went to hell, with no way out. God communed with Man, but it did not take care of the problem. Yet a messiah is hinted in all passages. Prophets Prophesied, but people want their messiah People needed someone to take their payment so they can have a new nature and serve God and serve People.
Satan’s Schemes Tried to kill a bunch of babies Tried to make sure the baby was not born But God made a way.
The Last Adam Came in a MangerHis name was JesusHe is to restore authority back to man and bring peace between God and Man.He came so that we can be the sons of God, which cry abba father. We can be in God’s family again and serve him and serve others .We can have a relationship with God
New Testament Basics God the father had to send his son for us, in the likeness of a man, to pay our debts. It is the only way for mankind to be redeemed, by a final lamb. His son is named Jesus, the anointed one, the messiah. God wanted the whole world to commune with him. But there was a sin problem. It took a man’s blood for God to make covenant with man. It took God to give part of him to do it. Remember, the New Testament perfectly fulfills the old. The pattern is the same.
Pattern of FulfillmentPointers1. Adam’s Seed was cursed via the woman’s seed, providing the need for a virgin birth.2. Men was at war with God, so peace needed to be in the form of a relationship.3. Blood is the primary way to communicate with God, so a blood sacrifice was needed4. Mankind needed to be able to love God and love others, like in the old covenant.5. Mankind needed a high priest that will forever cleanse us from our sins.6. Mankind needed to be able to be righteous7. Mankind needed to be restored.8. Mankind needed a living sacrifice and mediator since a living sacrifice would last forever.9. Mankind needed to love God because of a relationship with him.10. Mankind needed to have power and authority over Satan11. Mankind needed a new identity in God, so they can do things.12. Mankind needed to have a new identity, and to be free from their sin nature.13. Most importantly, mankind needed to be restored back to God. Only someone being fully God and fully man could do it. God had to give of himself so that mankind can be redeemed.
So… God the father sent his son Jesus, in the form of a man, born of a virgin, to die on the cross for our sins. He bled 5 times, 7 if you want to be typical. He bled so we could enjoy fellowship with God and be free from the power of sin and so we can do what God says. Jesus bled for our poverty (crown of thorns), bled for our sins (Blood on Calvary), bled for our griefs (Whipping Post), bled to fulfill the law (circumcision) bled for our sicknesses (stripes) bled for our redemption (All, Especially the blood and water), bled for everything. Jesus came into hell and delivered the captives. God the father forsook Jesus on the Cross, so he will not forsake us. Jesus rose again on the third day and is seated on the right hand of the father. Jesus knew we could not do things ourselves so he came so our lives can be in the one who knows what we need.
Jesus Covenant This final covenant God made with man seals the deal. Mankind chooses to walk in faith with God via Christ, obeying his instruction. Jesus came to restore mankind back the father, to commune with him. Jesus came so that man can have peace with God, and that mankind can have peace in himself, for God is with him. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not abolish it. He came to redeem us from the curse of the out law. His covenant forever replaces the law Jesus is mediating on our behalf to the father. If we believe in Jesus, we get everything.
Jesus Covenant All of what Jesus said through himself and the Apostles is for us to know how to serve God and serve others. Faith, Hope and Love. Faith in God’s Love. Carry that same love to people. Jesus came to update and forever be the last covenant God makes with man. The Mosaic Law helps understand what Jesus is saying, but Jesus fulfilled everything. Jesus is the Messiah to Israel and to the Whole World. Believe on Him.
Jesus Covenant Eternal Life is Eternal It is a possession one has It lasts forever and ever One is automatically seated in heavenly places after they Believe They are already in heaven They cannot “lose eternal life”, like some preachers say.
Jesus Covenant It is an eternal covenant It is made on better promises There is no exit clause It is made to last. God wanted it to not be like the others, where one could exit and go with the Devil and lose their place in heaven if they wanted to. It Is based on free will to believe and to continue believing, but the exit clause is not based on free will. When one is saved, they are translated into the kingdom of God. They cannot switch kingdoms. It is based on Once Saved, Always Saved. Once born again, always born again, once justified, always justified. You cannot get saved and be lost, saved and be lost. Hebrews 6 nullifies that argument. You cannot get saved, and lose your salvation and be lost forever. Hebrews 6 nullifies that argument too. Its impossible to lose your faith, love, and grace. Once your heart is circumcised, it is done, once and for all.
Jesus Covenant The Gospel: Whoever believes on Jesus will have eternal life. Will be reborn. Will be free from sin. Death Burial Resurrection For God So loved the world…. The Gospel is salvation for you and for entire existance (world). It’s a progressive thing: We can have power over sin, Satan and the evil one from corrupting our lives by submitting to the one who has power over it. We can know the way so we do not miss the mark.
Jesus Covenant God gives us all the power to love others, love ourselves and love God. Even though man had a conscience, man could not love God and love others. Man needed a new identity so they can do things. The whole essentials of what Jesus and his apostles taught were faith, hope and love. We are to obey God, serve God, serve others, out of faith in love, truth in love. 1 Corinthians 13 is an overview of love.
3 Words to Jesus’s Covenant Faith Hope Love In God in Your New Identity They all work together to promote obedience and truth to God. Jesus wanted people to trust him with their lives, by acknowledging him in all of their ways, since he is God, and he and the father are one.
Is Jesus is who he says he is? Yes. Jesus is God in the flesh. Both God and Man-Needed for a covenant He is under his father But he lives and preaches what his father tells him Jesus says he is this and that because he is access to the father which will give you all things. He is the way, the truth and the life. Since Jesus and the Father are one, both are the bread of life, everlasting water, miracle workers. The holy spirit also does that too. The trinity is father, son, and holy spirit.
Proof that Jesus is God Virgin Birth Matt 2 Satan’s Plans to Eradicate Him Luke 1 Matthew 1 Holy Spirit’s Anointing Matthew 4 Miracles, Signs and Wonders Mark 16 Power over the Enemy Luke 10 Authority in Matters (I am, I am) John 8 Mount Transfiguration Matt 17 He Rose from the Dead John 19-20
Proof that Jesus is Man He bore our griefs He sweated blood in the garden He endured a gruesome crucifixion John 18-20 He looked like a Man, with an odd appearance He was tempted like we were Heb 2:18 He had feelings and emotions (a soul) like we did John 10:35
Why Virgin Birth? To Fulfill Genesis 3:15 To Fulfill Gabriels Words To show that Jesus is the son of God, and Man To remove the curse off of man’s seed Woman will bruise Satan’s Head Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mankind Mary is a Virgin, she could not bear God gave his son through man via the holy spirit God is still the father God had to do this so God can be fully divine, fully human, which was needed for the sacrifice.
Why Both God and Man? Because if he was only a man or only a spirit, it would not have worked, he would have been another man. He could not be God. The sacrifice had to be both God and Man for it to work. See Hebrews. Jesus is God and the Messiah. God wanted to be king of Israel all this time. If he wasn’t, he would be another man. He has to be both God and Man. In order to be a mediator, he has to be both God and Man All Scripture Testifies of this. John 10:30 I am my father are one.
Why Worship Jesus? Call him Lord? All of Mankind worships something in life Mankind was created to worship God Jesus was before Abraham, he is God. He was with man before. We are to revere to God so he can be in charge of life Satan wanted all of man to worship man and they do so through worshipping themselves and do things Satan’s way. But God’s way is perfect, part of loving God and believing in God is worshipping God. We become what we worship, God knows that, and he wants us to be more like him to be witnesses. Man was created to be like God, and to revere him. Mankind was never created to act alone, but walk with God.
Why Rise from the Dead? To show that he is God To show that he is Lord To consumate his covenant To be the high priest He sits on the mercy seat interceding us.
Why is this all important? Cant Jesus be one of the ways? If Jesus is not God If Jesus did not rise from the dead If Jesus did not have a virgin birth It just nullifies the entire reason Jesus Came He is either God or a lunatic. He cant be just something, since he is both God and Man. He is God. He either is Lord or Lunatic.
Can we still love others and not love God? No, that’s obsurd. It is not possible unless the message is preached. You have to love God before you can love others. Many people try to love others in their own way, and it just doesn’t work well. Love God and you will be able to Love Others.
Arent there many religions based on faith, hope and love? Couldn’t man do that without God? Yes, but they are counterfeit to the true love, faith and hope. No, man could not do this without God, if so, man wouldn’t have needed God. None of them but Christianity preach that Jesus is God and he is to be worshipped and accepted as Lord and Savior. Due to sin nature, mankind could not love their neighbor or even love God due to sin. Sin separated God and Man. They could not love God without a new identity. Remember, Jesus is the way, truth and life Satan is scheming the world so they cannot know the truth. All of them have an image of the truth, but it isnt the truth. Remember, everything bears God’s image, since Satan bears God’s image. Even evil bears a resemblance of Good, since evil is the absence of Good. Only Christianity is the truth because it is God’s word. God has always been the authority, ever since he created the world. Not Man. Not these God’s or theologies.
Is Jesus Really the Messiah? How come people were righteous before? If you read the Gospel Accounts, YES, Jesus is the Messiah. Everything patterns and lines up with it. Jesus is the only way. People were righteous before because they chose to follow God, when there is no way. They were not saved or redeemed, they just did what was needed to commune with God. There were people Zealous of God and who served God and others, but they were still under the power of sin.
Satan’s Scheming This was a final blow to Satan. Satan knows he is defeated. So he is doing everything he can to stop people from believing God. Jesus said, “I have overcome the world and Satan” Sanctification is important so you do not let the world influence you, but you influence it. Jesus gave the keys back to man, Satan is defeated (1 Corinthians 15) , but Satan still has authority on the earth, since Jesus has not redeemed the world yet, but Christ gave power over Satan and the World by faith and living their lives with God on their side. Remember, God so loved the world…he wanted the world to be in his control, he wanted people with him. God wanted mankind to be sanctified because of this.
Anyone who does not accept him Will spend eternity away from God in Hell and later the lake of fire The covenant is for those who believe The elect are those who receive him Gentiles are included amoungst the Jews It’s a sad reality, but people who do not want God will find eternity in hell The fascinating thing is that God has written everyone’s name into the book of life, they just have to not want to be there. Everyone is guranteed heaven, its just that people die without faith in Christ. God wants everyone with him, but people choose to disobey God.
But if Jesus died for all, why do people have to believe? Because he wanted man to have a choice on the earth Faith has always been the deciding factor Mankind had faith in God because he chose him over the tree of knowledge of good and evil Mankind’s main drive is faith and belief and everything occurs. Change what you believe, change what you love.
Jesus will do the final salvation in parts Justification Sanctification Glorification
Justification Being Right before God Happens only one way, by putting your trust in God’s Grace Its by God’s Grace and Love that a person is saved. It is total surrender to God for your life When you ask God to remove payment for your sins, you are made a live in Christ. Simply, you are asking God to deliver you from bondage to sin and for God to give you a new life and become Lord over that. Mankind was enslaved to sin. Mankind needed deliverance out of Satan’s Kingdom to the rightful father and master, God. Justification means being declared righteous. God grants repentance to those who believe on his name, who trust in Jesus for the remission of their sins. They have to believe in the death, burial, and resurrection. Remember, Jesus is both God and Man, and believing on him will seal the deal. Abrahamic Rules apply, believing God and you are justified. Works will follow. God seals the person unto the day of redemption, where God resurrects their body. Only the spirit is saved. God rebirths their spirit. God gives you everything in your spirit to live a Godly life God gives you peace, joy and a new life. God gave mankind the spirit of adoption, which we cry abba father,
New Identity (Rebirthed Spirit) Faith in God for salvation from sins (confessing him lord and savior) Brand new spirit, born from incorruptible seed. Sealed by the word. Hope in God Everything you need to live a Godly Life God’s Love in Operation Not waver in it Your spirit is reborn and connected to the spirit of God. You have divine access to everything. You just have to draw it out and walk it out and not let “I” get in the way. Know your identity is in Christ. Know you are powerful and have power to do God’s will Know you are free Know you are more than a conqueror Know you are strong in Christ, for its by God who gives us that strength. Mind of Christ Armor of God Put on your new identity everyday Continue to shine your light and be yourself in Christ. Yes, you can still like stuff and do stuff. God made you unique. Just no sin.
New Identity 2 Corinthians 5:17 “A New Creature” Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things in Christ New Identity in God Spirit is connected with God You and God are partners to make things happen. You have the power to live righteously and you are a witness for God Mind Will Emotions ALL Renewed to the New Man, which is in Christ Jesus (Colossians 3) With it, you serve God and serve others. You have to put it on.
New Identity See the New Birth and In Him by Kenneth Copeland for more resources.
Purpose of the Identity So you can live righteously God knows that a person cannot live righteously if they are not already made righteously A person is defined by who they are. Their actions come out of that. Since this is true, that is why we needed a savior, so we can have a new identity. When man ate of the fruit, all he could do is sin, because who he was was a sinful being, with a big ego, full of fear. God knew man needed a new identity, so they can do what is right. Mankind struggled to make the mark, but God gave them a new identity so they can make the mark everytime. They just need to continue in that identity.
Why Not Works? Because Jesus would not have come if a person could be saved by works, or adjacent works The Law would still be in effect The principle of God’s covenants with Man is FAITH Faith in God’s Love and the Hope of his calling.
Sanctification Being Set Apart from this World Sanctification is important so you do not let the world and Satan influence you, but you influence it so people can have this too!!! Serving our Daddy We serve because we already are set apart, we already are justified. We just got to act like we are. Being Strong and Bold in Christ Saving of the Soul God wants to train you to be a witness in this world God has a plan for your life and he wants you to get to it. God wants you to run the race of endurance, staying in the faith. Everyone who is justified is currently being sanctified. God perfects those forever who are being sanctified You be a witness because of what Christ had done. He has saved your spirit. God wants you to identify with your spirit man, who is the real you. Life is all about forsaking the flesh and living in the spirit It is done by faith It is all about being a witness for God and being Strong and Bold in Christ. You are set apart, and you work to be set apart in your life God wants to work in you to remove the unredeemed mind, will and emotions. Renewal of the Mind to the Word of God Remember the Words of Jesus, Man can only live by every word of the word of God. Its main goal is to lay up an inheritance in heaven. You will get what you worked for.
Developing Your New Identity Add to your faith, virtue (drive to excel) To Virtue knowledge To Knowledge self-control To Self-Control Perseverance To Perseverance Godliness To Godliness Brotherly Kindness To Brotherly Kindness Love You will not be unfruitful or barren in your walk with Christ 2 Peter 1:5-8
Why Persevere? To receive Rewards. Its not to get to heaven, its to get rewards. To be an effective witness (Hebrews 6) To accomplish All that God wants in your life (Hebrews 10:36) If you have trouble persevering, Read Hebrews 6, it shows us how perseverance helps us overcome.
Glorification Your body is purchased and promised for glorification Whoever is Justified will receive a Glorified Body, Final Salvation The reason we strive for sanctification is to be a witness, we do not strive to be glorified. Its already a sure thing There are some that teach that if you are not fully sanctified, you will not be glorified, this is not the case. When you die, your soul and body will be transformed. God wants it all to be blameless. God doesn’t want to find a scent in you. Your Soul is the only thing that could be contaminated due to sin. God will have to wash that out when he gets there. This is our future hope, that we will be glorified on the last day. This is the final part of salvation?
Why in 3 Parts? So God can win the lost God wants all to be in heaven He doesn’t choose an elect and send the rest to hell God sanctifies us, so we can be witnesses and bold in him on this earth. God wants us to be strong in him to win others. God wants us to walk through the salvation process so we can experience his salvation head on. Salvation is an experience, God wants us to be fully saved. All we need is Justification to be in heaven, Sanctification for rewards Sakes. For Rewards. God wants us to have a crown of life on our heads and abundance in heaven. If God did it all, he would spoil us!!!
It all comes together: Jesus Came Out of Egypt Through the House of David and Judah Fulfilled the Law From a Virgin Did many signs and wonders Setting Up the Kingdom of Israel Is the Messiah Died for our sins, was buried and rose again from the third day. Jesus came to give us a new covenant on better promises He promised us if we believe on him, we will be a new creature, and reborn and become immortal beings.
Remember Salvation is an experience Sodezo-Saved from what Sin Caused Sin Caused: Calamity Sickness Poverty Lack Frustration Anxiety ETC We are saved, being saved, and will be saved.
When someone believes They have power over Satan and Sins They have the power to live righteously They have the power to go to God They can trust God with anything They are readmitted back to their father. They can surrender it all over to him They have a brand new identity and can serve God and serve others.
What if someone acts like they do not need them? Their conscience is seared They are blinded with pride Their end is destruction It will take a miracle to get them to see Christ. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DOES NOT NEED HIM, DOESN’T MEAN THAT JESUS’S SACRIFICE IS INVALID.
From Jesus to John Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples of all nations, going to the Jews and eventually the Gentiles. Jesus commanded his disciples to go to the Jews in Matthew 10. They were commanded to Go to the Jewish World according to Acts 2:38. God did not reveal his plan for the whole world until through Paul. The 12 Disciples were brutally murdered for their crimes against the Roman Empire so they couldn’t, although they helped Paul. In Acts 9, God anointed Paul to preach to the whole world. Paul preached in the synagogues, and then to the rest of the town. The 12 started their ministry in Jerusalem, but many of them were killed by Rome. Peter, James and John wrote their Epistles before they were beheaded. Jews lived differently than Gentiles did, and were under a different covenant, so the Jews had to follow Mosaic Law as a lifestyle. Gentiles do not have to follow Mosaic Law. Jesus taught Paul everything people needed to know. The difference between the Apostle’s Message is how it is preached. It is not the same message. Remember, the Jews killed their Messiah , so God was going to punish them, but if they returned, they will be accepted. Everyone believes the same Gospel, that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again and believe in their heart that he rose from the dead. Its believing that Jesus died for you, he is your personal savior. The message Paul preached is the same today. It’s the mystery, that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again, its grace to the gentile world.
Future Jesus will become judge, and will pour out his wrath on those who did not believe in him. Israel will be restored. The whole world will worship him in spirit and in truth in Jerusalem. Those who believe in him will go to heaven for all eternity. God will set up his Millennial kingdom on the earth, and we will rule and reign, with no Devil and no Hell. There will be a new heaven and a new earth. New everything, and everything will be fully restored in Jesus Name.
There will be an Anti-Christ Satan’s Plan to keep Christ from the World Who will deceive many All of the world will fall for him He is prophesied in Daniel 7-12 and Revelation 4 Revelation Prophesies what will occur The Anti-Christ will claim to be the Messiah, and will deceive many into thinking there is peace. He will sign a peace treaty with israel for 7 years Break it midway, expect people to worship him The Anti-Christ will declare war when Jesus returns Satan will be bound up
Millennial Jesus will fulfill all the covenants made back in the old testament along with others I haven’t mentioned. Jesus will fulfill prophesies It will be a time of peace and joy for believers Everyone will worship him No more sickness or death. People will live for thousands of years. However, anyone born in this time will have to make the decision to follow Christ, or die. And anyone who still has a sin nature will have to make the decision. This is why rejecting the holy spirit is still committed here as well.
Doom of Satan Satan was defeated and sent to Hell early on, but he has a lot of work Satan will be released and do his final deception. It’s a lost cause, he cannot win this one. Jesus will put the final blow to defeat Satan and his followers. He will be cast into the lake of fire along with his followers. Great White Throne Judgement will commence and everyone who is not found in Christ and accept his plan of salvation and peace will be sent to the lake of fire. It’s a shame because it’s a free gift, and its forever yours. It’s a get out of jail free card. Yet people refuse it.
Eternal Future Man will live in the New Earth forever and ever There will be no more sin. People will be at peace with God and worship him like they are commanded to do so. Sin will be no more.
Was Jesus a Man before? Is he just a spirit? Jesus became a man. John 1 points that out. He is spirit. When Jesus speaks of God, he speaks of himself. Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, to make the transaction happen. He is a divine being before. God could not use any man, he had to give himself, in the form of a man, still being God, to do it.
Do we still have to follow mosaic law? Do we have to do stuff to be righteous? Yes, if you are a Jew. Jews are still required to keep it. BUT Jesus came so that we can be righteous by putting our faith in him for the remissions of sins. Jesus mainly did away with doing it for righteousness sake. Gentiles do not have to keep the law. Jesus fulfilled the entire law We just have to obey him and what he says concerning the law We do things because we are righteous, not to become righteous The law and other covenants were meant to show us how to love God and love others, as we love ourselves.
Now Why Jesus? Because he is our one and only savior He is the payment for our sins He will deliver you from the power of sin He will restore you to relationship with God Without him, you will suffer the same judgement as Satan. He is the only way, the truth and the life Jesus is God. I explained earlier that he, the father and the holy spirit are all God. He became a man, suffered for our sins. Jesus went in our place so we do not have to worry about sins. Believe on him, God will change you and live a changed live in the Holy Spirit. Because God loves you!!!!
How to believe on him Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus (That he is who he is, he is your daddy, and that he died for your sins, was buried and rose again) Believe in your heart that he is raised from the Dead You will be saved Sinner’s Prayer is not needed, however, it is effective. Trust in God as your Lord and Savior. He is Lord and Savior.
How to keep believing on him Everyday, confess who you are in Christ Walk out your new identity Do things because you are this way Believe in what you want to be for God, and do it!! Remember, its not what you do is who you are, its who you are that determines what you do. IF this wasn’t the case, God wouldn’t have given you a new identity. Keep on confessing and believing who you are in Christ. Renew Your Mind to who you are in Christ and keep it there Go to Church to help strengthen your faith Tell others about Jesus
Do not Counter God’s Words Always believe God’s Word Stand on it Never Counter God’s Word. Never let doubt and fear get into you. Walk in it!
Why Lord and Savior? Because When you confess Christ as your savior, you are confessing that God is your Lord. When you confess Christ for your payement for your sins, you are saying, you want God to be your daddy, and you want to live righteously. he is over your life and that you are under his power. You may not feel a zeal right away, but it will come by faith The whole point of Jesus dying and rising again is so God’s people can be righteous, and to be with him and to not miss the mark and to be Godly. Grace is knowing and believing that Christ died for your sins so you can have a better life in God.
Satan’s Schemes Since you are a child of God, Satan will do what he can to get you away from him, to get you to not love him and love others. The problem is is that he has already lost that battle. But he will make it sound like he is doing that to you, and you may go in his direction, but God watches out for his sheep. Satan knows you have a new identity, so he will do what he can to convince you that you are not who you are by tempting you, much like he did Jesus back in the Desert. Just conform to your new identity and he cannot hurt you. Remember, your actions follow who you are. Remember who you are, its important. If you know who you are in Christ, Satan cannot hurt you. Always overcome evil with Good. Sin will not have dominion over you unless you let Satan have advantage over you. Satan will scheme to mess with your life, but you have to power to overcome it with Good. Faith in God’s word overcomes Satan.
How to serve God and serve others Obey God Humble yourself to people, their needs Read Your Bible Follow God by Serving God 2 Corinthians 5:15
And by the way…. In Acts and Centuries after that, the Disciples did scatter abroad This is a precursor to the Universal Church that will happen when Jesus comes back.
Since we are made alive, can we sin all we want to and just believe on the name of the Lord Jesus?No….God Forbid….Romans 6 answers this question perfectly.God gave us a new identityHe wanted us in our family, serving God and serving Others.He wants us to enjoy the experience.The point of Jesus coming was to give us a new life.Confessing Jesus as payment means we get into this covenant by faith so we can be free from sin.We obey God in our life because be loves us. We want to please our daddy.Since God paid for us, we live unto him. We confess that he is our Lord and Savior.2 Corintians 5:15, we should live for the one who died and rose again.
Grace Grace is what God did for us God restored us back to the father Jesus became our Lord and Savior We have a new identity The reason Jesus is our Lord and Savior is because We submit to him for sins. The main reason we needed salvation from sins is so we can have a relationship with God and grow in him. That’s the main reason for salvation. Grace turns us from our old conversation into our new one.
Can we lose our salvation? No. Justification is done once and for all. You will always be God’s son from that point on. When someone believes, they desire to be like Jesus and the works will come. They have the change inside of them that will keep them in the race. To turn away from that means to resist it and let Sin have a work in us. God is present in a believer, so they cannot walk away from him, they can only walk away in their minds and hearts. Some people who changed faiths never were christians because they didn’t really believe on Jesus, they had a church experience or a camp experience, but never came to the knowledge of believing on Jesus. Now you can lose reward if you turn away from the faith back into sin, it will be an expensive trip to heaven. God will not be pleased with you. He’ll say, “Well, Your Done!” You are not fit for the kingdom of heaven if you draw back unto perdition since it is all about life, joy and peace in the holy spirit. But they cannot go to hell, they are still God’s sons. A True Christian is like a lost sheep, he is rooted by his faith, even when he goes astray, and when the results of sin piles up, they come back. See the Parable of the Lost Sheep. A Baby Christian will never want to turn away from God when he or she is walking by faith. But as they grow up, they could easily turn away and lose out on a lot of their salvation A person will never lose their salvation in terms of Justification, cannot lose it. But they can turn away and miss out on much of the abundance on earth as well as heaven. A person can miss out on much of their salvation, but their eternal life never changes. A person receives eternal life when they believe, not when they die Eternal life is ETERNAL. Why do you want to walk away from Christ?
Cant a person be kicked out of heaven? Don’t they have free will to choose? Satan was an Angel, they were kicked out of heaven for treason. Angels and Mankind do not have same authority. Yes, a man has free will to choose life or death, but the new covenant It will not be possible when Satan is thrown into the lake of fire. There will be no more sin. God will make sure of it. You are perfect in heaven already. Mankind cannot be kicked out of heaven anyways. No one can go from heaven to hell, its not possible. Eternal Life, is Eternal.
Isnt heaven the reward for persevering? No, but in the tribulation, it will be for tribulation saints Right now, all saints are persevering for is rewards, it’s the mark of the high calling of God. The rewards is what we will do on earth. We will live off of those rewards in heaven You can lose those rewards for turning your back on Jesus, but heaven is still your home Heaven is Christ’s reward for us. Christ did it so we can all go to heaven. But we must believe. People mistakenly say heaven is what we are striving for, when we already have heaven when we believe. Ephesians 2 confirms this. People often say we believe so we “might live”. That’s a faulty translation of the KJV. We believe so we can live. The whole bible backs that up. Keep on Believing, act like you already are there.
What about the unpardonable sin? That is already done away with. Jesus said, it will not be forgiven in this world and in the world to come (Millenial Reign). People will have the opportunity to Reject Christ in the Millenial Reign since those people are not fully redeemed. It is rejection of the holy spirit. People can blaspheme Jesus, but it is clearly the rejection of the holy spirit. If one rejects the holy spirit, there is no more guidance, thus, they cannot get pardoned. It cannot be committed by a Christian, even in the new world. However, it can be committed in the tribulation since people are unregenerated. Eternal Life is Eternal. There will be no sin. True Believers are caught up in the rapture and are in Heaven this whole time. The reason for it is because the holy spirit has indwelled every believer. Its impossible for them to do it. The only unpardonable sin now is dying without Jesus. The holy spirit will not withdraw from a man who is born again. They are sealed by the holy spirit unto the day of redemption.
What happens if one turns away? If Satan has advantage? Destruction of the Flesh God will take them from the Earth God knows they have no use on the earth, so they will be with him, preserved. Loss of Reward Not as good of a relationship in heaven. Their spirit will still be saved. 1 Corinthians 5.
But Remember…. We are not of those who draw back unto perdition. If you have been set free from it, live free of that.
What heaven will be like. Keep believing, for you will have what is promised. Hebrews 3 says we are to keep believing so we can have all that we have in him. We can miss out on some of it, but God will have heaven. Heaven will be a place where you will live off of what you got. You get what you earned. The reason for rewards is so we can get what we earned and live off of what we earned. Heaven will be a place of communion with God, perfect in every way. There will be no sin, so its not possible for someone to do what Satan did. Jesus says to lay up treasures now, so keep on doing so.
In Summation Man sinned and missed the mark Men felt ashamed and died ever since God and Man tried to commune with God but it wasn’t good enough. God wanted mankind back as sons and daughters. Israel needed a messiah God loved us so much that he gave us his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him, shall not perish Those who believe are to be examples for the whole world so they can be saved too. They will be glorified on the last day to finish the salvation work in them.
True Repentance Is not turning from your sins and turning to God all on your own. Its knowing that you need a savior to get back into fellowship with God. God will grant the repentance for you, by giving you a new birth. All you need to do is to conform to that new identity so you can do what is needed. Godly Sorrow, Goodness of God leads people to repentance, to turn to God for salvation from their sins.
Final Exhortation 1 Satan is defeated, he is already lost, and is just trying to thwart God’s plans, especially in your life. We have power over him, he cannot win unless you let him. Remember to keep fighting the Devil.
Final Exhortation 2 Remember, you are without excuse for not believing in God or Jesus for the remissions of sins. Romans 1:28 Your name is written in the lambs book of life, you are already there, you just have to show up without faith to get it removed. All of creation bears the witness of God God is a God of love and he loves us so much. Even Evil bears the witness of good. There is good and its from God, who created the world. Remember, have peace with God, and have peace with yourself.