Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who is this man?

Mat 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
Mat 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
Mat 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

Who is this that you shout to, Hosanna in the highest? Hosanna, translated: O save, Save I pray. They called unto their savior. They were looking for a kingdom apart from the Romans rule. They wanted to be saved from the taxes and reproach of roman rule. He truly was their savior, to all who would believe in him as the Lamb of God who takes away our sins. He is God the Son, the savior from sins punishment, the substitute sacrifice and our Lord.

Hosanna to the son of David, that was to come with an eternal kingdom. Jesus answered Pilate concerning the kingdom of God:

Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Now his kingdom is within the hearts of his disciples. He will return to set up his kingdom and that return is soon, because the world is lining up with the Bible prophecies.
The multiude saw him as a prophet. A prophet speaks the words of God.

And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

He was a prophet from Nazareth, born in Bethlehem, fulfilling the words from the prophet Micah.

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Micah spoke the word of God: A ruler, the everlasting Holy Son of God, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

The crowd knew in part, but we should know Jesus with more assurace. We have the authority of the Bible. We are not to guess who he is, or look in obscure cast out books or the opinions of others to see who this man was. He is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Who do men say that I am?

Mat 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Joh 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Joh 6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Joh 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Joh 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

Mat 26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Mat 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Do you believe in Jesus, the Son of God? Will you continue to praise him? The Hosanna crowd soon were shouting:" Crucify Him, crucify him" .

Luk 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
Luk 23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
Luk 23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

They followed the crowd and were moved with every wind of popular opinion. We must withstand the winds of adversity and stand on the eternal word of God and the authority given to us who believe in Him. The Holy Spirit is greater than any storm or Tsunami of this life. Jesus speaks to the storms and there is peace.

Mar 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Mar 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mar 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Mar 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

He is the son of man, eternal king after David and the eternal Son of God, our savior and redeemer, our great high priest, the eternal I AM. Is he your Lord and Savior? Settle this now in your heart, ask him to be Lord of your life and to forgive you of your sins.

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