Monday Morning Prophecy #44 – The Messiah Would be the Cornerstone

Wayne —  September 20, 2010 — Leave a comment

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Introduction

There are several references to the Messiah as a rock. In this prophecy, we are told that the Messiah would become a cornerstone or capstone.

Old Testament Prophecy

So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,

a tested stone,

a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;

the one who trusts will never be dismayed. [Isaiah 28:16 NIV]

From Judah will come the cornerstone,

from him the tent peg,

from him the battle bow,

from him every ruler. [Zechariah 10:4 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? [Matthew 21:42 NIV]

He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. [Acts 4:11 NIV]

…built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. [Ephesians 2:20 NIV]

For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him 6 For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame. 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, 8 and, A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. They stumble because they disobey the message–which is also what they were destined for. [1 Peter 2:6-8 NIV]

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