Christmas Prophecy #5

Posted by on Dec 5, 2008 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

Messiah was to be rejected by His own people

Isaiah 53:3 says,

“He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”

Then in John 1:10-11 we see a summary statement of Jesus’ fulfillment of this prophecy from Isaiah and it says, “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.”

They rejected Him then. Rejection of Him continues today. He was despised then and it continues today.

How is He rejected and despised today? Here are some, to name a few:

His Word is mocked. His name is used in crass language coupled with vile attitude.

His Word is not considered true but rather relative based on the moment’s situation one may find him/herself in, even among professing Christians.

A nation that claims to be godly and Christian (little Christs), rejects Truth and supports money (its preferred god) over righteousness.

The Church goes against God’s Word and ordains and marries homosexuals.

Sanctity of life and defining marriage are issues to be voted on rather than believing God’s definition.

Tolerance of sin is more valued than speaking truth.

Christians in America are the socially accepted group to discriminate against at the workplace, on public property and buildings, in schools, in tv/movies and probably sooner than later even moreso on public airwaves. (Study the proposed Fairness in Speech Act and the proposed Hate Speech Crimes Act).

Christians have grown too comfortable in this country and we’re going to have the rug pulled out from under us.

Wake up Church! Are you rejecting Him by not knowing the Word and neglecting to take a stand for truth? Are you more interested in job security than spreading the Gospel? Does football excite you more than Jesus? Is Christmas about the food, the shopping, the lists? How many Bibles do you own and how often do you pick one up to dig into? You don’t have time?

You know, we expect the world to reject Christ. We don’t have to be surprised by that. But when it’s Christ’s bride, the Church, rejecting Him…?

God have mercy on our souls.

Wake up Church. Wake up. He placed us in the world, but we are not to be of the world. How different are we from the world around us? If you’re not sure, then I urge you to take that as conviction from God on the way you’re living your life for Him. Are you truly living your life for Him? Or are you playing church? Are you scared to stand for truth? Do you not want to rock the boat? Is integrity part of your character? Are you shining your light in the darkness or are you part of the darkness?

Wake up. The way you live your life is proof of whether you have rejected and despised Him or not.

Jesus came to His own and they did not receive Him.

Matthew 7:21-23 says, ” Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

3 Comments

  1. Preach it sister!!!

  2. preach it sister!!:D

  3. It is sad, but it is so true

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