Sun, 9 April 2017
In the Garden, God began to paint a picture of a man who would one day deliver humanity from the consequences of the Fall. This man came to be known as Messiah, the anointed one. The picture drawn by the Old Testament Jewish prophets clearly depicted Messiah as a king and not just a king over Israel, but over the whole world. Yet there were other pictures depicting the Messiah suffering and dying. Jewish scholars couldn’t put it together. Was the promised Messiah a victorious king or a suffering servant? For the Jews it was "either/or". When they looked at the prophetic picture of Messiah all they saw was a great king. This is a major reason why the Jews rejected Jesus at His first coming - He didn’t fit their picture of the Messiah.