“DEAR JEWISH FRIEND, HEAR THE WORDS OF ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER…”
“And he brought him (Abraham) forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he (Abraham) believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:5-6)
And here’s the question Dear Friend, how did Abraham get right standing with the LORD JEHOVAH? Correct! He simply believed what the LORD JEHOVAH told him as the scriptures say
“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” (James 2:23)
Dear Reader, would you please consider the following 2 prophecies from your Old Testament about your Messiah to come. There are two questions – 1. Where he would appear? 2. Who would be his mother?
WOULD HE ARRIVE? He comes
to land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali.
Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
WILL BE HIS MOTHER? She will
Isaiah 7:10-11, 14
Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. … Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
SO BACK TO
… Abraham believed God … and he was called the Friend of God. (James 2:23)
Now as Abraham is your father in the faith, and he was called a Friend of God, you will want to imitate and be like Abraham and also be a Friend of God? Correct? Of course you do, I understand.
Allow me to ask you the question -
“Will you simply believe what the LORD is telling you in the Old Testament about your Messiah that will come? From the two Old Testament scriptures, honestly ask yourself “Has the Messiah come already or is he yet to come?” Dear Jewish Friend, I know you love the LORD and you pray to him for wisdom and guidance. Would it just be possible for you right now, to pray from your heart the following prayer?
“Dear LORD, I want the truth. Has Israel’s Messiah already come or is he yet to come?
I have read the above two prophecies. Have they been fulfilled in Jesus Christ?
If so, I know he died for my sins and can save me.
I must have the truth LORD. Please help me. Time is running out and the world is getting darker. Please save me from your wrath of hell. I want to be saved. I must be saved. From the bottom of my heart, please save me! Amen”
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