Christmas (Messianic) Prophecy #10

Posted by on Dec 12, 2008 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Messiah was to be mocked and insulted
Psalm 22:7-8

“All who see me sneer at me;
They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
‘Commit yourself to the Lord; let Him deliver him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.’ ”
We read in Matthew 27:39-44, the following account, “And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads and saying, ‘You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.’ In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, ‘He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ‘ The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.”
Do you remember that when Jesus’ life on earth began, He was a threat even then? Remember Herod the king? The fact that the magi had come to inquire of him where the King of the Jews had been born posed a threat to him. Matthew 2 says that Herod and all of Jerusalem were troubled at the news of the Messiah’s birth. Through divine dream, Joseph got the message to flee to Egypt with Mary and Jesus until the time of Herod’s death since Herod was planning to kill all males two years old and younger in his search of Bethlehem to destroy this threat to his kingship.
Do you remember what the plaque had on it that was attached to the cross? “King of the Jews.”
The One born in the animals’ stall and placed in the manger and called the “King of the Jews” at His birth and death is King of kings and Lord of lords. As He was suffering through an agonizing death, the people sneered and mocked. Yet, He did not fight nor argue. He fulfilled what God had called Him to do. He was patient with His mockers. He prayed for them and would even lead one of them who died next to Him to His heavenly kingdom that very day.
“Oh come let us adore Him. Christ the Lord.”

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