“But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked” (Isaiah 11:4).
The Messiah said, “Judge not, that you be not judged.For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and look, a plank is in your own eye?Hypocrite!First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:1-5).
The Messiah also said, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a causeshall be in danger of the judgment.And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council.But whoever says, ‘You fool!’shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:21-22).
Jesus Christ also said, “You have heard that it was said to those of old,‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart”(Matthew 5:27-28).
“Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.All who ever came before Meare thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.I am the door.If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd.The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep’” (John 10:7-11).
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(1) Each Saturday ALN posts an example of a Hebrew Scriptures prophecy (or foreshadowing) related to the coming Messiah which was fulfilled in the birth, life, death, or resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(2) While extensive it will not be a complete list—there are hundreds of prophecies of the coming Messiah which have been fulfilled by one man—Jesus Christ at His First Coming.
(3)It is important that there are many more prophecies of the Messiah, yet unfulfilled, which Christians believe will be fulfilled at the time of His Second Coming.A particularly relevant Scripture verse in this regard is: “Do not despise prophesies” (1 Thessalonians 5:20).
(4) These posts will typically consist only of Scripture—which speaks for itself. Sometimes italicized or bold font will be used by ALN for emphasis.
(5) The numbering of these fulfilled prophecies of the Messiah is used to differentiate individual posts. It is not chronological (either by time of the prophecy or by sequence in the life of the Messiah). The posting sequence will, for the most part, be in the order that the prophecies appear in Scripture.
(6) Because of the chosen methodology (#5 above) we will find many specific prophecies repeated multiple times throughout the Scriptures.
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