In The Beginning... Was Jesus (TiS Version)


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In The Beginning... Was Jesus (TiS Version)

  1. 1. Sumair Mirza
  2. 2. Pay attention, all families of the nations, and observe! An extraordinary murder has taken place in the center of Jerusalem, in the city devoted to God's law, in the city of the Hebrews, in the city of the prophets, in the city thought of as just. And who has been murdered? And who is the murderer? I am ashamed to give the answer, but give it I must. For if this murder had taken place at night, or if He had been slain in a desert place, it would be well to keep silent; but it was in the middle of the main street, even in the centre of the city, while all were looking on, that the unjust murder of this just Person took place.
  3. 3. And thus He was lifted up upon the tree, and an inscription was affixed identifying the One who had been murdered. Who was He? It is painful to tell, but it is more dreadful not to tell. Therefore, hear and tremble because of Him for whom the earth trembled. The One who hung the earth in space, is Himself hanged; the One who fixed the heavens in place, is Himself impaled; the One who firmly fixed all things, is Himself firmly fixed to the tree. The Lord is insulted, God has been murdered, the King of Israel has been destroyed by the right hand of Israel.
  4. 4. This the One who made the heavens and the earth, and formed mankind in the beginning, The One proclaimed by the Law and the Prophets, The One enfleshed in a virgin, The One hanged on a tree, The One buried in the earth, The One raised from the dead and the who went up into the heights of the heaven, The One sitting at the right hand of the Father, The One having all authority to judge and save, Through Whom the Father made the things which exist from the beginning of time.
  5. 5. • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) Or • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
  6. 6. • Logos in Greek and memra in Aramaic • Targums referenced the memra in 6 ways: 1. mediating factor between God and the world 2. memra - agent of creation (John 1:3) 3. agent of salvation (John 1:12) 4. agent of revelation (John 1:18) 5. God became visible - theophanies (John 1:14) 6. means by which He made His covenants (John 1:17) Source: Jesus: God's wisdom
  7. 7. • “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. (Isaiah 53:5-6)
  8. 8. • He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke 24:25-27)
  9. 9. • Ta-na-kh/Tenach • Three sections: – Torah (law of Moses) – Neviim (prophets) – Ketuvim (writings) Jesus is saying entire OT is related to Him
  10. 10. • Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Ha’almah will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) • Ha’almah = “The virgin” NOT “young woman” (Joel 1:8 and Genesis 24:16, 26)
  11. 11. • Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Ha’almah will be with child between you “And I will put enmity and will give birth to and the woman, and Immanuel. your a son, and will call him between (Isaiah 7:14) • Ha’almah = “The virgin” NOT “young woman” offspring [seed] and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
  12. 12. • 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 (El Gibbor), Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
  13. 13. • In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel. A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God. (Isaiah 10:20-21)
  14. 14. • "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness (YHWH Tsidqenu). (Jeremiah 23:5-6) • Can look at Genesis 18:1, 18:16-17, 18:33-19:1, and 19:24 to find the pre-incarnate Christ
  15. 15. • Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)
  16. 16. • The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land that I swore to give to your forefathers. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.' Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this? (Judges 2:1-2)
  17. 17. • Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?“ (Zechariah 3:1-2)
  18. 18. • Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. (Psalms 45:6) • But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom." (Hebrews 1:8) • Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know! (Proverbs 30:4)
  19. 19. • The OT foretells His place of birth as Bethlehem — Numbers 24:17, 19, Micah 5:2 • His lineage from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David — Gen: 12:3, 21:12, 2 Samuel 7:13 • His forerunner, John the Baptist — Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1 • His vicarious suffering and death — Isaiah 53 • His crucifixion, before crucifixion was a mode of execution — Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10 • His execution with common criminals — Isaiah 53:9, 12 • His divinity — Isaiah 9:6, Jeremiah 23:6, Micah 5:2
  20. 20. 1. He will be betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9; Matthew 26:49) 2. The price of his betrayal will be thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:15) 3. His betrayal money will be cast to the floor of my temple (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:5) 4. His betrayal money will be used to buy the potter’s field (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:7) 5. He will be forsaken and deserted by his disciples (Zechariah 13:7; Mark 14:50) 6. He will be accused by false witnesses (Psalm 35:11; Matthew 26:59-60) 7. He will be silent before his accusers (Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12) 8. He will be wounded and bruised (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 27:26) 9. He will be hated without a cause (Psalm 69:4; John 15:25) 10. He will be struck and spit on (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67) 11. He will be mocked, ridiculed, and rejected (Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 27:27-31; and John 7:5, 48)
  21. 21. 12. He will collapse from weakness (Psalm 109:24-25; Luke 23:26) 13. He will be taunted with specific words (Psalm 22:6-8; Matthew 27:39-43) 14. People will shake their heads at him (Psalm 109:25; Matthew 27:39) 15. People will stare at him (Psalm 22:17; Luke 23:35) 16. He will be executed among “sinners” (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:38) 17. His hands and feet will be pierced (Psalm 22:16; Luke 23:33) 18. He will pray for his persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34) 19. His friends and family will stand afar off and watch (Psalm 38:11; Luke 23:49) 20. His garments will be divided and won by the casting of lots (Psalm 22:18; John 19:23- 24) 21. He will thirst (Psalm 69:21; John 19:28) 22. He will be given gall and vinegar (Psalm 69:21; Matthew 27:34) 23. He will commit himself to God (Psalm 31:5; Luke 23:46)
  22. 22. 24. His bones will be left unbroken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:33) 25. His heart will rupture (Psalm 22:14; John 19:34) 26. His side will be pierced (Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34) 27. Darkness will come over the land at midday (Amos 8:9; Matthew 27:45) 28. He will be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60) 29. He will die 483 years after the declaration of Artaxerxes to rebuild the temple in 444 B.C. (Daniel 9:24)
  23. 23. • Jesus fulfilled 60 Old Testament prophecies made 400 years before his birth • 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 = the probability of just 8 prophecies being fulfilled in one person supported by work from Peter Stoner validated by the American Scientific Affiliation
  24. 24. 1. Christ is from everlasting to everlasting as clearly seen in the OT and NT 2. All fullness of Deity lives in bodily form in Christ (Colossians 2:9) 3. All may honour the Son just as they honour the Father (John 5:23) 4. This should give you confidence to contend for the faith that you have that is entrusted to you (Jude 3)
  25. 25. • "Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. (Isaiah 48:16-17)
  26. 26. • "You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. (John 14:28)
  27. 27. • When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:28) • Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. (Luke 2:51)
  28. 28. • Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" (John 20:17)
  29. 29. • About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?“ (Matthew 27:46) • For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? (Psalms 22:1) • Same with Ephesians 1:17
  30. 30. • "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32)
  31. 31. • Ignoble ancestry? • Two conflicting genealogies? – “The only name common to these two lists between David and Jesus is JOSEPH and that, too, a "supposed" father … You will also easily observe that the lists are grossly contradictory. Could both the lists have emanated from the same source, i.e. God?”* *
  32. 32. • I and the Father are one." Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, (John 10:30-31)
  33. 33. • "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 (everlasting (KJV))." (Micah 5:2)
  34. 34. • "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. (Matthew 11:27)