Jesus was surrounded by the Pharisees when He paused to ask them the following question…
“Why do the teachers of religious law claim that the Messiah is the son of David?Mark 12:35b–37a
For David himself, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said,
‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor
at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’
Since David himself called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”
Psalm 110 is one of the most often quoted psalms in the New Testament because it clearly points to the coming Messiah and Jesus was and is forever that promised Messiah.
The Lord said to my Lord,Psalm 110:1, 4
“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies,
making them a footstool under your feet.”
The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow:
“You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”
Jesus quoted verse 1 in Matthew 22:43–45, and the writer of Hebrews quoted verse 4 for in Hebrews 7.
Once again, from Genesis through Revelation – Jesus is declared the Messiah.
But what exactly does that mean?
I found the following answer at Got Questions…
Messiah comes from the Hebrew word mashiach and means “anointed one” or “chosen one.” The Greek equivalent is the word Christos or, in English, Christ. The name “Jesus Christ” is the same as “Jesus the Messiah.”
Jesus’ very name tells us that He was, is, and always will be the chosen One of God. He was promised in the Garden, prophecied throughout the Old Testament, historically accounted for in the Gospels, and promised as the One who will reign over all creation forever.
The Apostle John quoted Jesus saying…
“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.John 5:39–40
The Life Application Bible Notes add the following:
The religious leaders knew what the Bible said but failed to apply its words to their lives. They knew the rules but missed the Savior. (And then they add…) Don’t become so involved in “religion” that you miss Christ [Jesus].
It’s easy to see how that can happen. We’re sheep. We’re crowd followers. We need the Savior … the One who called Himself the Good Shepherd.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd sacrifices His life for the sheep.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and He is more powerful than anyone else.John 10:10–11, 27–29
Jesus, our Messiah, came to give us LIFE.
I found the following synonyms for Messiah:
Jesus is our Defender, Liberator, Protector, Deliverer, and Savior.
When the enemy tempts you to doubt Jesus, the Messiah, grab your Bible. From Genesis through Revelation, the Scripture points to Jesus.
The Messiah is the One who was chosen and anointed. And He alone is WORTHY…
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the LambRevelation 5:11–13
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
A Prayer of Thanks for Jesus, the Messiah
Heavenly Father, You knew we would be prone to sin . . . yet, You created us anyway and gave us freewill. Your Word tells us that You knew we would be unable to save ourselves but because You loved us so very much You gave Your one and only Son to save us from sin, death, and the power of the evil one.
Thank you for The Messiah, Jesus. He is the only Way to Your saving grace. He is the Truth we can trust completely. He is the source of eternal LIFE. He is our Defender, Liberator, Protector, Deliverer, and Savior.
Father, You are so very good and gracious. You are forgiving and merciful. You are loving, compassionate, and faithful forever.
Please forgive me! I am among the lost sheep…
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all. Isaiah 53:6
By Your grace, I will trust and follow the Messiah, Jesus forever. And through Him, I give myself to You. Amen.
One day Jesus asked His disciples…
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
“Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”Matthew 16:13–17
Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you.
Let’s pause today and consider the question . . . Who is Jesus to me?
May our answer forever and always be—”He is my Lord and Savior. He is the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
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