Through Jesus Christ we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name. - Rom 1:5
Rom 1:5, "For we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name."
As an apostolic ministry we are reaching into over 50 nations.
We are dedicated to be obedient to the commission, and see every nation reached with the gospel of Jesus the Messiah.
In Acts 8:26-40 we have the story of Philip meeting the Ethiopian eunuch. The key verse for us is verse 35 which says "Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture preached Jesus to him". The actual Scripture that the Ethiopian man was reading we identify as Isaiah 53:7-8. Philip was able to show the Ethiopian that this prophetic passage is actually referring to Jesus the Son of God and His suffering as a lamb slain for us. This is a perfect example of preaching Jesus from the Old Testament. We are going to look at a number of Old Testament verses that are quoted in the New Testament, and show their fulfillment in Jesus.
Can you preach Jesus from the Old Testament?
Peter also refers to the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 in 1 Peter 2:24 saying, "by whose stripes you were healed" (quoting from Isaiah 53:5). Jesus is the suffering servant that Isaiah is prophesying about.
We are looking for Jesus in the Old Testament. Firstly, let us look at the very name 'Jesus', to find out that His name is the name of God in the Old Testament brought forth into the New. In the Greek 'Jesus' is translated as Iesous, pronounced 'yay-soos'. The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew Yeshua, which means 'He will save', and that is written in Matthew 1:21, "You shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins". Yeshua comes from Yehoshua, which means 'Yahweh is salvation'.
It is interesting that the New King James writes the name 'JESUS' in upper case [caps lock] in this instance, thereby acknowledging that Jesus is Yahweh come in the flesh. The name YAHWEH is the translation of the name of God, but unfortunately our English Bibles do not translate the name, YHWH, but write it as LORD. Whenever you see LORD in the English Bible in upper case, you know it is referring to the name of God. This is very important to finding Jesus in the Old Testament and seeing the fulfilment of the Scriptures in the New Testament.
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