Jesus begotten Son of God #16 Prophet to be heard

The Anointed begotten Son of God

38. The Prophet to be heard

A prophet is a spokesman of a deity, one who proclaims a divine message. He is also an inspired teacher, preacher or poet. It is a foreteller (whether claiming to be inspired or not.)  (32)

From the beginning God has given humankind His Word which was with them all the time by the word and writingsof the chosen men and prophets.

Prophetic inspiration: Isaiah's Lips Anointed ...

Jesus was also a prophet or chosen man of God. He was here on earth to teach religion, to give directions how we have to behave. He told us who his Father was and who our heavenly Father is. He also told us who we have to honour and pray to. He taught by parables or illustrations which could give us an idea what was going to happen. As a teacher he brought not exactly a new theory but summarised the old one, bringing a new cause. (33)  As a Jew he taught first at the Jewish communities but his words where brought in the open air as well for all who wanted to listen. But God wanted us to listen to His son.

“While he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold a voice from the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; hear him.” (Matthew 17:5 Sawyer)

Jesus disciples went out to tell people about the happenings of this man they got to know better, and wrote down his history in the books we now know as the New Testament. Those who want to be a Christian should listen to those words in those books because they are words form the disciples of Christ Jesus and the words of Jeshua/Jesus and his Father. Not taking up these words is not listening to the disciples who were there to see and to believe. Not listening to those writings would therefore also be not listening to their Master Teacher Jesus Christ, the Messiah who was sent by his and our Father, and as such be a rejecting of this Father. By Jesus the prophecy of Isaiah is continuously being filled up in (or: for; by) them – the one continuing. Christ did not please himself, but did everything to please his Father, even at the moment he knew he was going to be handed over to die. (34)

““Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,” “ (Matthew 7:24 The Scriptures 1998+) + ““And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them,1 shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand,” {Footnote: 1John 3:36.} “ (Matthew 7:26 The Scriptures 1998+)
““He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” And the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” And He answering, said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, but to them it has not been given. “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him. “Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. “And in them the prophecy of Yeshayahu is completely filled, which says, ‘Hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive, for the heart of this people has become thickened, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart, and turn back, and I heal them.’ “And blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear, for truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous ones longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” (Matthew 13:9-17 The Scriptures 1998+)
““He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” “ (Luke 10:16 The Scriptures 1998+)
“And when He had come to His own country, He taught them in their congregation, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this One get this wisdom and miracles? “Is this not the son of the carpenter? Is not His mother called Miryam? And His brothers Ya’aqoḇ and Yosĕph and Shim’on and Yehuḏah? “And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this One get all this?” And they stumbled at Him. But יהושע said to them, “A prophet is not unappreciated except in his own country and in his own house.” “ (Matthew 13:54-57 The Scriptures 1998+)
““But this is how Elohim has filled what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah was to suffer. “Repent therefore and turn back, for the blotting out of your sins, in order that times of refreshing might come from the presence of the Master, and that He sends יהושע Messiah, pre-appointed for you, whom heaven needs to receive until the times of restoration of all matters, of which Elohim spoke through the mouth of all His set-apart prophets since of old. “For Mosheh truly said to the fathers, ‘יהוה your Elohim shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear according to all matters, whatever He says to you. ‘And it shall be that every being who does not hear that Prophet1 shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ Footnote: 1Deut. 18:18-20. “And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Shemu’ĕl and those following, have also announced these days. “You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which Elohim made with our fathers, saying to Aḇraham, ‘And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.’ “To you first, Elohim, having raised up His Servant יהושע, sent Him to bless you, in turning away each one of you from your wicked ways.”1 Footnote: 1See 2:38. “(Acts 3:18-26 The Scriptures 1998+)

“For even the Messiah did not please Himself, but, as it has been written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell upon Me.” For whatever was written before was written for our instruction,1 that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have the expectation. Footnote: 11 Cor. 10:11, 2 Tim. 3:16-17. And the Elohim of endurance and encouragement give you to be of the same mind toward one another, according to Messiah יהושע, that with one mind and one mouth, you might praise the Elohim and Father of our Master יהושע Messiah. So accept one another, as Messiah also did accept us, to the esteem of Elohim. And I say that יהושע Messiah has become a servant of the circumcised for the truth of Elohim, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and for the gentiles to praise Elohim for His compassion, as it has been written, “Because of this I shall confess to You among the gentiles, and I shall sing to Your Name.” “ (Romans 15:3-9 The Scriptures 1998+)

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32.  Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary
33.  Compare the meaning of prophet given by the Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English, 2nd Edition p 717
34.  “And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and falling on His knees He was praying, saying, “Father, if it be Your counsel, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My desire, but let Yours be done.” And there appeared a messenger from heaven to Him, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He was praying more earnestly. And His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (Luke 22:41-44 The Scriptures 1998+)

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Preceding article: Jesus begotten Son of God #15 Son of God Originating in Mary

To be continued: 39.  Adam and Eve, Mary and Jesus + 40. Identity and nature of Christianity’s central figure

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