Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour

The Anointed begotten Son of God

10. Promised Prophet and Saviour

There are many references in the Old Testament to Jesus in the types and in the prophecies of the messiah.

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Prophet Isaiah, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen.
In the Old Testament the people were told that the Messiah would be both a great king who would reign forever and would suffer and die. This suggests two very different aspects of his role, and may indicate two comings. For example, Isaiah 52:13-14describes both the glory and the suffering of Jesus:

“See, My Servant shall work wisely, He shall be exalted and lifted up and very high. As many were astonished at You – so the disfigurement beyond any man’s and His form beyond the sons of men – He shall likewise startle many nations. Sovereigns shut their mouths at Him, for what had not been recounted to them they shall see, and what they had not heard they shall understand.” (Isaiah 52:13-15 The Scriptures 1998+)

In the promised Saviour who was born some 2015 years ago the World could find the by far greater mashiach than others bearing this title before him. In the Christ the offices of prophet, priest and king are combined into one great office. Jesus was anointed by God above all his predecessors.

“You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Because of this, Elohim, Your Elohim, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.” (Hebrews 1:9 The Scriptures 1998+)

This son of Miryam/Miriam or commonly called today Mary/Maria and Joseph from the tribe of David was the great Israelite prophet referred to by Mosheh/Moshe/Moses and like Moses, but more modest and much more a Master Teacher, the Rabbi of Rabbis.

““יהוה your Elohim shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brothers. Listen to Him,” (Deuteronomy 18:15 The Scriptures 1998+)

“‘I shall raise up for them a Prophet like you out of the midst of their brothers. And I shall put My Words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. ‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him. ‘But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other mighty ones, even that prophet shall die.’ “And when you say in your heart, ‘How do we know the word which יהוה has not spoken?’ – when the prophet speaks in the Name of יהוה and the word is not, or comes not, that is the word which יהוה has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18-22 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Then the men, having seen the sign that יהושע did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is coming to the world.” Then יהושע, knowing that they were about to come and seize Him, that they might make Him sovereign, withdrew again to the mountain, alone by Himself.” (John 6:14-15 The Scriptures 1998+)

Though a Saviour and King there would be Seventy weeks[1] decreed about the people and their holy city; to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

““Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your set-apart city, to put an end to the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover crookedness, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Most Set-apart. “Know, then, and understand: from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalayim until Messiah the Prince is seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again, with streets and a trench, but in times of affliction. “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. And the people of a coming prince shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. And the end of it is with a flood. And wastes are decreed, and fighting until the end. “And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste1.” {Footnote: 1Mt. 24:15.} “ (Daniel 9:24-27 The Scriptures 1998+)[2]

“But יהוה was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days and the pleasure of יהוה prosper in His hand.” (Isaiah 53:10 The Scriptures 1998+)

We do find in Jesus a similar or not to say the same person as the one spoken of: the “anointed one” (Messiah) coming, being cut off, presenting himself as the ultimate offer, giving redemption; and later overthrowing the enemies of God. Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not for ours only, but for those of the whole world besides.

In the Old Testament writing here appear to be two “comings” described, and in the New Testament we do find them confirmed by Jesus telling is that he shall come back.

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Icon of Jesus Christ

“But now, apart from the Torah, a righteousness of Elohim has been revealed, being witnessed by the Torah and the Prophets, and the righteousness of Elohim is through belief in יהושע Messiah to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim, being declared right, without paying, by His favour through the redemption which is in Messiah יהושע, whom Elohim set forth as an atonement, through belief in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His tolerance Elohim had passed over the sins that had taken place before, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He is righteous and declares righteous the one who has belief in יהושע.” (Romans 3:21-26 The Scriptures 1998+)

“My little children, I write this to you, so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Intercessor with the Father, יהושע Messiah, a righteous One. And He Himself is an atoning offering for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the entire world. “ (1 John 2:1-2 The Scriptures 1998+)

“By this the love of Elohim was manifested in us, that Elohim has sent His only brought-forth Son into the world, in order that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning offering for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10 The Scriptures 1998+)

““And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem.”  (Matthew 24:30 The Scriptures 1998+)

When it is the son of Adam coming back to the World that means that person was born after Adam.

““And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.” (Matthew 24:37-39 The Scriptures 1998+)

Once more the Bible, the infallible Word of God, tells us that it is a son of men[3] coming to the earth and not God. And it shall be for that man, Jesus that all people shall have to show their (real) face. Ii is the Messiah Jeshua/Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead when he appears and establishes his kingdom.

““Because of this, be ready too, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.” (Matthew 24:44 The Scriptures 1998+)

““Watch then at all times, and pray that you be counted worthy to escape all this about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Aḏam.” “ (Luke 21:36 The Scriptures 1998+)

“In the sight of Elohim and the Master יהושע Messiah, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His reign, I earnestly charge you: “ “ (2 Timothy 4:1 The Scriptures 1998+)


[1] Seventy years captivity for the Jews (Jeremiah 29) Instead of seventy years, there are to seventy weeks (literally seventy “sevens”) between the restoration of Jerusalem and its ultimate desolation. At towards the end of that period the Messiah will be anointed (v25), will be “cut off, but not for himself” (v26) and so “make reconciliation for iniquity” (V24). This should remind us of Jesus.

[2] The text of Daniel, particularly these last verses, is difficult and so translations do vary regarding the wording (compare ESV and NKJV). However we can work break down the time periods. The period begins with the “command to restore Jerusalem”.

There were several edicts about the Jews returning to Jerusalem but the relevant one is the command Artaxerxes that allowed Nehemiah to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls (Nehemiah 2:5-9; cf. “the wall” Daniel 9:25). This occurred around 447/457 BCE. There are two periods until the anointing of the Messiah, seven “sevens” and sixty-two “sevens”. That is 483 years in total. Now we have to do a little bit of recalculating. This prophecy refers to 483 years of 360 days, whereas our calendars use years of 365 days. If we do the calculation (483 x 360 / 365), we arrive at a total of 476 years. And if we count forward from 447 BCE, remembering there is no year 0, we arrive at around 30 CE, the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Around three years later Jesus was crucified, or “cut off”, in the middle of the “week” to “bring an end to sacrifice and offering” (v27).

When we take that Artaxerxes Longimanus gave Ezra permission to go to Jerusalem in 457 BC. Seven weeks equates to 49 years (on the day-for-a-year principle). And so, the restoration of Jerusalem by Ezra and Nehemiah would take 49 years, which it did.

That would bring the date to 408 BCE. Sixty-two weeks (ESV) equates to 434 years. 434 years from 408 BCE would be 74 CE. Let’s take into account that most scholars fix the date of Jesus’ birth at 4 BCE. And so, the date would be 70 CE. This would be the time that the prince (Titus) who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (ESV).

We should note that there are slight disagreements about the dating of these events, by a year or two. But in any case it is a remarkable “coincidence” that this period fits. In this Daniel 9 confirms that Jesus was the Messiah.

[3] “therefore you too must always be ready, for the son of man will come when you are not expecting him.” (Matthew 24:44 CJB)

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To be continued

 Preceding article: Jesus begotten Son of God #3 Messiah or Anointed one

Next: Jesus begotten son of God #4 An Apostle and High Priest

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Note: About the Seventy Weeks you can find some more information in our reply to the preceding article.

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