Important Truth To Know About The Messiah

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Psalm 110 clearly points to the coming Messiah. We're taking a closer look at who the Messiah is and what that means for you and me. We'd love for you to join us and join the conversation.

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? 
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?”

Mark 12:35b–37a

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,
    “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.”

Psalm 110:1, 4

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:

  • Defender
  • Liberator
  • Protector
  • Deliverer
  • Savior

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 Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”

Revelation 5:11–13
Psalm 110 clearly points to the coming Messiah. We're taking a closer look at who the Messiah is and what that means for you and me. We'd love for you to join us and join the conversation.

Let’s pray…

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.

Psalm 110 clearly points to the coming Messiah. We're taking a closer look at who the Messiah is and what that means for you and me. We'd love for you to join us and join the conversation.

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.”

Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you.

Matthew 16:13–17

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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  1. Hello Deb,
    I found your post through pinterest at a time when I needed it most. I need you to know that you are truly a blessing. The Lord speaks to me often, and when I open your emails they have been so relevant to my life. I appreciate you and the work you do to bring people closer to God and Jesus. There is great power in numbers, so I ask for some prayers for my husband and myself at a crucial time in our lives. I trust that there is a reason for everything, but it is still difficult to go through hard times. I lean on Jesus and his works through you for continued strength.
    Thank you for what you do and who you are!

    1. I’m so glad you’re here, Emmie! Thank you so much for your kind encouragement. We are praying for you and your husband as you go through this difficult time. I’m asking Him to give you the strength you need each day and that this season will end with much joy. God bless you!

    2. Kathy Francescon says:

      Praying for you and your husband, Emmie. “Without God nothing is possible. With God, nothing is impossible!”

    3. Emmie,
      I am keeping you and your husband close in my prayers as well. You have a good group of people on this wonderful site that Deb has created to support you and pray for you.
      God bless You!

  2. Martha Orlando says:

    Jesus is our Savior, our Protector and our greatest Friend. Thank you, Lord, for sending Your Son to save us all.
    Blessings, Deb!

  3. Kathy Francescon says:

    There are so many beautiful and wonderful descriptive words to relate what Jesus, the Messiah means to me…but knowing that He is the bread of life says it all for me.
    John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
    Humans will die without bread and water…souls will die without the bread and water that only the Messiah can give us. Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God, is my “Bread of Life” and only the Messiah can offer everlasting life.
    6:58 This is the bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.
    Praise God for sending His Son, Jesus. Messiah- the Bread of Life.
    Blessings to all being filled to the brim with our wonderful Bread of Life! Lots of love and hugs to you, Deb, and to all of my dear and special friends out there too!! And we never have to and never should “be on a diet” from our Daily Bread!

    1. I love this, Kathy! Thank you! The Bread of Life and Living Water – Jesus! He is all we truly need now and forever. Many blessings! Hugs!

      1. Kathy Francescon says:

        I love you, Deb! Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays are my favorite days! You always enlighten my heart and give me such wonderful lessons to study and learn from! You are a bright light in my life and I am so thankful for your teaching! And how I wish I could have the boundless joy that you seem to always possess! You are my inspiration, precious friend. My thoughts, love and prayers are with You and Rev always. I pray you know how much we all care about you and what challenges you may need prayers for…so we pray. Love you, blessed friend!

        1. So glad to see your post today Kathy. I have missed you. I hope that you are doing well and that your family is too. I look forward to seeing what you write. You have lots of wisdom too, my sweet dear friend. Love hugs to you!

          1. Kathy Francescon says:

            Hey Sue! I have missed you too! I always read Deb’s posts and the comments, but somedays it hard to get in a comment! But I miss it, when time or an appointment gets in my way! I think of you tho, and keep you in my prayers. I hope things are well on your end too. We are hanging in, joyful in our good days and pushing through the rough ones, but knowing God is with us and He is in control! I pray for His will be done, not mine, and give Him the praise for everything! And your comment today was so wonderful! And how alike we think! I agree with everything you said! I have never questioned one word of the Bible and believe every word with all my heart! I have never even thought to question it! And I thank God, that He has blessed me to think that way! I cannot imagine how it would feel to wonder if it was just a made up story, or a fairy tale that I have heard others say it is! If I didn’t carry the hope of Heaven and the faith that God will always be with me in this broken world, I think what would be the point of even trying to do anything! God keeps me going! And He has answered so many prayers and given me so many miracles! He is my Rock and my Anchor and I will cling to Him always! And thank you dear friend, for all your compliments. I am in no way wise, but love to learn and so eager to experience all God has for me to do. I feel like I am so inadequate and unworthy most of the time. And I must say, I actually got depressed with Deb’s blog about being holy! My heart fell as I thought Im not going to heaven….I cried several days, cringing at my eye rolls, my impatience, my mumbles and my grumbles. I felt so not holy. But it did put that thought at the forefront of my mind, and everyday now, I am more aware of my actions and reactions! So Deb, really blessed me with that lesson. Anyway, I truly believe and will never question that God is real and every word in the Bible is His truth! Guess, I have rattled on enough, but it is so wonderful to have a God fearing circle of friends, to share Him with! Hope you rest well this night, and remember His mercies are new every morning! I love you and look forward to seeing your name and your beautiful post on Friday! Love you, my special friend and Sister in Christ.

          2. Kathy,
            You have the most beautiful and sincere heart of anyone I have ever known. I understand how easy it is to question one’s Holiness. I too, do that. I fall so short every day and I pray that God will strengthen me to do better. I pray for that cleansing of my heart. “Create in me Lord a clean heart!” is a prayer I sincerely pray to God. So much of the time!!
            I believe it takes a lot of strength to admit one’s weakness! Not a lot of people are willing to do that. We live in a world where so many do not want to take responcibility for their actions and they blame others. You are not like that at all. I have never met you in person, or talked to you in person, but I feel that I am confident in who you are. And that is a person who is God loving, sincere and so faithful. Not only to God but to any that are priviledged to be called your friend. I love you and think so much of you and I feel the same about Deb. It is so nice to have people who are willing to admit they are not perfect and are wanting and trying to be more like Christ. I do understand your tears. I have cried so many too, And I cry everyday. Some of the tears are bitter, but I hold onto the fact that they will not always be bitter but better! I am so thankful for you and your friendship, even from a distance, and I too would love for us all to sit around the table with Deb and just talk and talk and cry and laugh and just have that togetherness that we have all seemed to have with one another. I would even make the refreshments!! We all truly share that bond. I thank Deb so much for this site. It is awesome and it blesses us all. You bless me more than you can imagine.
            Love you my sweet and caring, compassionate friend. Yes, indeed I do!!!

        2. You’re the best, Kathy! I pray every day that God will not let me lose my joy. I don’t want to lose today because I’m worried about tomorrow. With His help alone. I can’t do it without Him. Love you too, sweet friend. I’m so thankful for you!

  4. I am so happy for the lesson on this Psalm. What a great teacher you are. Yes, for sure Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I have never doubted that for a minute. I have never doubted the story of the Virgin Birth. I grew up bleiving every word of the Bible. Never really have I ever questioned any of it. If the Bible says it, then it is so.
    Jesus did so much for all of us. He took our sins upon his sinless body and what a terrible agony he endured when dying on the cross. Plus the jeers and the beatings. I know in my heart that HE IS THE MESSIAH!
    This post today is such a wonderful lesson we needed to remind us that God planned this from the very beginning. I can’t begin to express how much gratitude I feel when I think of it all.
    God Bless you Deb, and the Rev. ! I pray for blessings heaped on blessings for you both and for your family.

    1. You’re so very kind, Sue. I truly appreciate your visits, comments, and encouragement. I sure wish I could sit around a table with you, Kathy, Ana, Martha, and many more to just gab about life. You all bless me more than you can possibly know. Blessings and Big Hugs to you!!

      1. Kathy Francescon says:

        I have wished for the same thing, Deb! I always love reading everyones comments and seeing all the familiar names! Everyone here has such a beautiful testament of faith and I imagine around a table together, we would chatter not stop and pray without ceasing! Thank you for this circle of new friends I have now! I love everyone so very much!! We serve an awesome God!

      2. We love you Deb! You are a life saver and life changer!! God’s continued blessings to you and Rev.