Monday Morning Prophecy #78 – The Messiah Would Be Despised

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Introduction

While Israel awaited a Messiah who would be a conquering King, the Bible is clear that the Messiah would be despised by men.

Old Testament Prophecy

This is what the LORD says- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD , who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you." [Isaiah 49:7 NIV]

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. [Isaiah 53:3 NIV] In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them [Zechariah 11:8 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.” [Matthew 9:34 NIV]

But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus. [Matthew 12:14 NIV]

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons. [Matthew 12:24 NIV]

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. [Matthew 16:21 NIV]

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. [Matthew 27:1 NIV]

But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. [Matthew 27:20 NIV]

But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus. [Luke 6:11 NIV]

Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. [Luke 19:47 NIV]

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