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Jesus Christ (Yeshua) in the Psalms and Proverbs !
Fulfilled and Unfulfilled Prophesy!
The Book of Psalms were written by various authors some of which were unknown authors. They were written between the time of Moses (1440 B.C) and the Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.)
King David's psalms often spoke in the tongue of Yeshua (Christ) and this is no coincidence! David was a voicepiece or spokeman for Yeshua, as you will see. David either spoke on behalf of Yeshua, or prophetically about Yeshua or Yeshua spoke himself! If you read the Psalms and proverbs carefully you will see reference to Yeshua in many of them, many of the phases or sentences can be cross- referenced to the New Testament books.
Psalm 2, Why do nations conspire?...and rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. Psalm 2: 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; ...Then he rebukes them in his anger...saying " I have installed my King on Zion. my holy hill.
Yeshua says, Psalm 2: 7, he said to me, " you are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; ... Verse 11, Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. V 12, Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way... Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
The Book of Revelation 19: 15, Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. " He will rule them with an iron scepter. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords. V19, Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the white horse and his army.... v 11, a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war... his name is the Word of God. v14, The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Psalm 22: 1, My God, my God, why have you foresaken me?... v6, scorned by men and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: " he trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him since he delights in him."..... v 14, I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. ...v 15, My strength is dried up like a potshed, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. ...They have pierced my hands and feet...they divide my garments among them...and cast lots for my clothing. ...
Book of Matthew (New Testament) 27: 46, ..."Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!"
Psalm 29:10, The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
Psalm 69: 20, Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst. ... v27, Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation. May they be blotted out of the Book of Life and not be listed with the righteous.
Matthew 27:48, one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, offered it to Jesus to drink.
Psalm 110: 1, The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." v2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. ..v4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
Hebrews 7:1-28 Jesus is the a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110: 5, The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. ..
Cross reference Revelation 14:7.
The Proverbs were mostly written by King Davids son - King Solomon, also known as the wise Judge. 970 B.C. was approximate time period of his writings.
Proverbs 8, Does not wisdom call out? ...choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, ...I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech. ...I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.... v22, The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works. before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, ...I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, ...v30, Then I was a craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. ...
To conclude Yeshua is in the Jewish Bible he was spoken of way before the events took place in the New Testament era. No one could predict the exact time, place or word for word what Yeshua would say when he died on the cross! It was foretold through prophetic biblical writings, such as in the Book of Isaiah and parts of the Psalms and Proverbs, that Yeshua (Christ Jesus) would be crucified, they he would be offered vinegar, that they would pierce his hands and feet, they would scorn him and laugh at him. All of this could not have been known about in the time of Isaiah or David or Solomon. They were inspired with God's words. Prophesy is strong evidence of authenticity - it cannot be denied that Yeshua died on the cross and that these things happened as written above.
There are many more references to Yeshua in the books of the Bible - from Genesis to Revelation. (see hubpage: Yeshua from Genesis to Revelation, Inclusive!)
The Gospel of Christ is there for all to read. Just scan the scriptures, pray for wisdom and knowledge and see for yourself!
Yeshua is soon to return - so do not leave it to long before making a decision to invite Yeshua into your life as Lord, saviour and King.
Making the decision to follow Yeshua and accepting his gift of salvation is a two way covenant:
A) Yeshua's part is to write your name in the book of life, to watch over you, send you the Holy Spirit (the counsellor) to teach you and guide you into the path of righteousness. Yeshua promises "never to leave you",.
B) Your part is to receive Yeshua's gift of salvation and eternal life. To allow Yeshua to reign in your life, that means to follow His ways not your own or the world's way. To continue to be faithful to him always and not turning back to worldly idolatry or indulging in sinful, evil pursuits - in other words, follow God's commandments and the example of Christ!
God never breaks a covenant it is always mankind that breaks it. When man decides to return to the world and continue in his pre- "born again" condition, that is (after the initial conversion, water baptism and Holy Spirit baptism) he lays himself wide open to the ungodly forces in the world. He becomes vulnerable, he stops listening to his saviour, he forgets to pray and he distances himself further and further away from His saviour and Lord. The Lord continues to love and keep contact just like a loving parent to a wayward child but the rebellious child just goes further away. Nothing can be done and the back slidden person becomes spiritually dead. Unless that child repents and returns like the prodigal son, he loses his salvation. Because He had rejected the gift that was given to him by turning away from God and as always the Lord never imposes himself on his people but allows them the choice to accept or reject his gifts. When we as parents have wayward children we cannot force them into submission -that is not love! We can only pray that one day they will see sense and return to us. So it is with the Lord God.
This and similar articles are found in my 'Last Chance' book series on Amazon Kindle including Book 1, entitled 'Christ Yeshua Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.