December 28, 2018

In the book of Genesis we find the first prophecies of the Messiah, Jesus Christ

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JD: Let’s go back to Genesis. We often say that the seeds of all theology can be found in Genesis. So from a prospective of the Bible are there a couple of passages in Genesis that you would go to when you would like to point to Jesus Christ being the Jewish Messiah?

DJ: Absolutely, I would say that the very first one goes back to the first prophecy of the Messiah in the word of God and that’s Genesis 3:15 where God speaking to the serpent who had deceived the woman who in turned deceived Adam in which led to the fall of them. God says to the serpent I will put enmity between you and the woman and in between your seed and her seed, he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel. From the book of Revelation that this serpent of all is actually the devil himself. So if you look at the offspring of the woman being the one who actually defeats Satan there is no one that can defeat Satan but God and the offspring of the woman therefore must be ultimately the Lord Jesus Christ who we find in the scriptures later that this offspring is God himself.

And then later in Genesis chapter 49 as Jacob is blessing his sons he says to Judah, you are he whom your brother shall praise, your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies, your father’s children shall bow down before you; that’s a sign of worship. In verse 10 it says the scepter shall not depart from Judah. That is a matter of ruling, that’s a matter of the kingdom, a kingdom prophecy concerning an offspring from the tribe of Judah until Shiloh comes. And interestingly even though Shiloh is a name of a town it’s related to the Hebrew word for Shalom which means peace. Which once again there will not be any peace until the specter from Judah representing the millennial kingdom shall be in place on the earth. So it’s very clear from the book of Genesis that Jesus Christ is the one to fulfill those prophecies and he is the Messiah.

JD: David James with a look from the Bible at the first prophecies of the coming Messiah Jesus Christ.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Matthew chapters 1 &2 and Luke 1 & 2 gives us 168 verses of prophecy pertaining to the birth of Jesus Christ the long awaited Jewish Messiah. Those prophecies on the coming of the Messiah actually begin in the book of Genesis. In all of the Bible there are over 300 verses of prophecy for telling the Messiah. All by the way fulfilled by the God man Jesus Christ.