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Monday Morning Prophecy #66 – The Messiah Is Eternal

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Welcome to a very special Wednesday edition of Monday Morning Prophecy.  I would like to say that our Wednesday edition was a clever way to announce to continuation of this dormant series, but it had a lot more to do with forgetting to schedule the post for Monday than anything else.  With that said, enjoy this special edition of Monday Morning Prophecy!

Introduction

The Bible explains that the Messiah would not be a normal man with a beginning and end. Rather, the Old Testament indicates that the Messiah would be eternal.

Old Testament Prophecy

When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. [2 Samuel 7:12-13 NIV]

Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’" [2 Samuel 7:16 NIV]

When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. [1 Chronicles 17:11-12 NIV]

I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor. I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever.’" [1 Chronicles 17:13-14 NIV]

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end. [Psalm 102:25-27 NIV]

"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. [Proverbs 8:22-23 NIV]

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. [Isaiah 9:6 NIV]

"This is what the LORD says- Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. [Isaiah 44:6 NIV]

"Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. [Isaiah 48:16 NIV]

"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. [Daniel 7:13-14]

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. " [Micah 5:2 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” [Luke 1:31-33 NIV]

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” [Luke 1:32-33]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. [John 1:1-2 NIV]

“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” [John 8:58 NIV]

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. [John 17:5 NIV]

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. [John 17:24 NIV]

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [Colossians 1:17 NIV]

But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom. [Hebrews 1:8 NIV]

But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” [Hebrews 1:8-9 NIV]

He also says, “In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.” [Hebrews 1:10-12 NIV]

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. [Hebrews 13:8 NIV]

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” [Revelation 1:8 NIV]

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. [Revelation 1:17 NIV]

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. [Revelation 1:17-18 NIV]

"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. [Revelation 2:8 NIV]

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. [Revelation 22:13 NIV]

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