CHRIST, THE ALL-TIME ANSWER TO PROPHECY.
1. Jesus was recognized as a prophet sent from God. Jno. 3:2.
2. In many instances, this recognition was given by His enemies. Mt. 21:11.
3. The Jews expected Him to be the Messiah but His death caused them to doubt this part. Lk. 24:20,21.
4. He is spoken of as Prophet, Priest and King.
I. THE MOST REMARKABLE DESIGNATION OF CHRIST AS A PROPHET IS FOUND IN: Deut. 18:15-22; Acts 3:11-26.
A. The God of heaven would raise up this particular prophet.
B. He was to spring from among the Israelites.
C. This particular prophet that God would raise up was to be like Moses.
D. God would require every soulto hear and obey the voice of His Prophet.
II. THE PROMISE OF THIS PROPHET WAS IN ANSWER TO THE PETITION OF THE ISRAELITES AS FOUND IN Deut. 18:16-18.
III. EVIDENCES AND FACTS IN THE SCRIPTURES PROVE THAT THIS PROPHET HAD NOT APPEARED BEFORE THE DAYS OF CHRIST UPON THE EARTH. Deut. 34:10; Jno. 1:19-21; 6:14a; 7:40.
IV. THIS PROPHET WAS TO BE ON A DIVINE MISSION!
A. God would put HIS words into the prophet's mouth.
B. The appearance of this prophet was to be one of comfort. Isa. 42:1-4.
C. His message was to be: "good tidings to the meek; and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Isa. 61:1-3.
V. PROPHECY MAY BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS:
A. The communication of God's will to man.
B. The foretelling of future events.
VI. IT IS EVIDENT FROM THE SCRIPTURES THAT NO OTHER PROPHET POSSESSED THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS AS DID THIS PROPHET.
A. God raised Christ up and made Him King. Psa. 2:1-12; Acts 13:26-41.
B. Christ was of Jewish ancestry. Heb. 7:14.
C. God put His words into Christ's mouth. Jno. 17:8; 14:24.
D. Christ delivered these words to man. Jno. 17:8; 12:48.
E. Christ foretold of future events that came to pass.
1. His own death and resurrection. Mt. 16:21.
2. The apostles being baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days hence. Acts 1:5.
3. The destruction of Jerusalem in that generation. Mt. 24:34.
F. The characteristics of Christ had a striking similarity to those of Moses.
1. He was like Moses as a prophet. Deut. 34:10-12.
2. Christ was like Moses in being a mediator between God and man. 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6.
3. Christ was like Moses in faithfulness. Heb. 2:2,5,6.
4. Both Moses and Christ were lawgivers. Jno. 1:17; Jas. 4:12; Gal. 6:2; 1 Cor. 9:21.
5. The performing of signs and wonders characterized both. Acts 7:35,36; 2:22.
6. They were both on the same type of mission, to deliver the people from bondage. Acts 7:35; Lk. 4:18.
VII. CHRIST IS TRULY THE ALL-TIME ANSWER TO PROPHECY. Jno. 4:24-26.
A. His law is fixed and binding. Mt. 16:19.
B. He fulfilled in every detail everything that was prophesied about THAT PROPHET.
C. God expects all men everywhere to HEAR that prophet. Mt. 17:5; Heb. 1:1,2.
D. The consequences of not hearing is eternal destruction. Acts 3:23.
1. Is there any doubt in your mind that Christ is that true prophet? That He is head of the true church?
2. If there is no doubt, then why not obey Him today?
Leave all others and follow Him by:
Hearing, Believing, Repenting, Confessing, and being Baptized.
By Jim Sasser
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