~ Messiah Would Be Accused by False Witnesses, 2 ~
“Search the Scriptures—they testify of Me.”
— Jesus Christ (John 5:39)
“False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not” (Psalm 35:11).
“Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying, ‘We heard Him say, “I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands”’ But not even then did their testimony agree” (Mark 14:57-59).
“Now the chief priests, the elders,and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none.But at last two false witnessescame forwardand said, ‘This fellow said, “I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days”’” (Matthew 26:59-61).
~~~ EXPLANATORY “MESSIAH” NOTES ~~~
(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.
(7)These serial posts are in addition to our regular Tuesday ALN postings on random topics.
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