PROMISES KEPT 1 – December 6, 2020
A Look into the Impossible and Supernatural Promise of The Messiah
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
The Promises of God are Yes and Amen
2 Corinthians 1:19-20
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. 20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
- Having a YES in your spirit and lifestyle
- God has a YES in His Spirit for us
- We should say Amen. Or live out the yes by living out the Amen
The word AMEN means “let it be established” or “let it be.”
Let’s do this!
You dang skippy!
Or as Medea would say, “Heck to the yes!”
2 Corinthians 1:19-20 (AMP)
For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.
Conform our circumstances and our lifestyles to the promises of God and not the other way around
2 Corinthians 1:19-20 (Complete Jewish Bible)
All of God’s promises have their yes in him. That is why we say Amen through him to the glory of God.
God’s part is the promises and our part is the living out of our Faith
The word “Faith” is in the Bible 247 times and 336 times when you include the word “faithful,” which means to stand or continue in faith.
Four kind of faith described in the Bible:
(1) Believing what God has said and showed.
(2) Acting and doing what God has said and showed you.
(3) Trusting in the character of God’s heart.
(4) A system of doctrine or world view.
- Faith and the Promises of God are joined if we want to participate
- The word “promises” in the Bible exactly 111 times.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (New English Translation)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. 2 For by it the people of old received God’s commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (The Passion Translation)
Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. 2 This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. 3 Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.
The Good News and Fake News
The purpose of fake news: Every Human being is required to past a test. You will be graded and reported on based upon “did you believe God, even though you lived in a world that showed you something different” and could you see what God told you to see believe.
There is always a good reason to believe something other than what God says.
History will prove if you believed God.
A tale of two narratives
The Garden of Eden
Arguably the first direct prophecy to the coming of the Messiah came from God in the Garden of Eden when He spoke to Satan after Satan tempted Eve:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
In Greek mythology, Achilles (/əˈkɪliːz/ ə-KIL-eez) or Achilleus (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, [a.kʰilˈleu̯s]) was a hero of the Trojan War, the greatest of all the Greek warriors, and is the central character of Homer’s Iliad. He was the son of the Nereid Thetis and Peleus, king of Phthia.
Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan prince Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although the death of Achilles is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Later legends (beginning with Statius’ unfinished epic Achilleid, written in the 1st century AD) state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for one heel, because when his mother Thetis dipped him in the river Styx as an infant, she held him by one of his heels. Alluding to these legends, the term “Achilles’ heel” has come to mean a point of weakness, especially in someone or something with an otherwise strong constitution. The Achilles tendon is also named after him due to these legends.
Centaurus is the ninth largest constellation in the sky, and its right next to Libra, which represents the tribe of Levi and the promise that the messiah to come would be a redeemer. Thats why its scales. And in the constellation is a star that is Achilles
IN THE STORY OF THE HEAVENS, THE HERO IS JESUS. THE BATTLE OF THE HERO IS UPON OUR BEHALF. JESUS IS THE CONQUERING HERO WHO CAUSES HIS PEOPLE TO OVERCOME.
He is the one who weighs the Scales of Libra and declares that a price will be paid for the redemption of His people. (Psalms 49:7, Isaiah 40:12, Daniel 5:27)
Achilles represents an undefeatable warrior made supernatural by god who actually dies because of his heel.
In the heavens in position between Libra and the southern cross
27 Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by The Messiah in One Day
1 – The betrayal of the Messiah by His own friend
Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
Mar 14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. (Also read verse 11)
2 – The Messiah forsaken by His disciples
Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,” says the Lord of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.”
Mark 14:50 Then they all forsook Him and fled. (Read from verse 42)
3 – The Price Paid for the Betrayal
Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:14-15 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him? And they him thirty pieces of silver.
4 – How the money of the betrayal would be used
And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.
Matthew 27:3-10 – Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”
And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”
Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury because they are the price of blood.” And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”
5 – The Torture of the Messiah
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
Mathew 27:26, 30 – Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified… Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
6 – Shame, prosecution, and dishonor
Ps 69:19 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor;
My adversaries are all before You. (Read to verse 21)
Mat 27:28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
7 – The smitten shepherd
Zac 13:7 “smite the shepherd, and will spread the sheep.”
Mat 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:
‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
8 – The division of His garments
They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.
John 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:
“They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” Therefore the soldiers did these things.
9 – The Messiah would not open His mouth at His trial
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
Mat 27:13-14 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” But He answered him not one word so that the governor marveled greatly.
10 – The Messiah’s crucifixion
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed.
John 19:16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
11 – Messiah thirsts
I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
John 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
12 – The bitter drink
They also gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
John 19:29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
13 – People staring at Messiah on the cross
Ps 22:17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
Mat 27:36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there.
14 – Messiah’s hands and feet pierced
For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet…
Mathew 27:35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
“They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
15 – His side was pierced
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
John 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
16 – Messiah’s broken heart
I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
John 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
(Blood and water here represent a “broken heart”)
17 – The scorning hatred of the crowd
All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
“He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him since He delights in Him!”
Matthew 27:41-43 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
18 – The Lamb of God
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
19 – The Messiah as the intercessor of sinners
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.
20 – The lonely cry and intense suffering of the Messiah
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
21 – The disfigurement caused by the brutality of the soldiers
Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men…
John 19:5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!”
John 19:14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”
22 – The triumphant cry of the Messiah
They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has done this.
John 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!”And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
23 – The Passover Lamb without any broken bones
In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break one of its bones.
Ps 22:17 – I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
John 19:33, 36 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs… For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.”
24 – Messiah innocent placed with the sinners.
And they made His grave with the wicked—but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
25 – The Messiah would be cut off (killed) but not by his own fault
“And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.”
Isaiah 53:5-6 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes, we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
John 11:49-52 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” Now, this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
26 – The Messiah would be buried in a tomb of a rich man
And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Mat 27:57-60 Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.
These Scriptures Were Written That You May Believe That Jesus (Yeshua) is The Messiah…
“And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:30-31
27 – The fight against Satan and the triumph of the Messiah (The oldest prophecy about the Messiah in the Torah)
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
John 12:30-33 – Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
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