Saturday, July 16, 2011

Savior in the Old Testament

Jesus says they should have recognized Him from the Scripture.

John 5:39-40
39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

Peter says that ALL the prophets spoke about Jesus.

Acts 3:24
24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.

Acts 10:43
43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name."

God called Him the seed of a woman.

Gen 3:15
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel."

Abraham called Him a lamb.

Gen 22:8
8 And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering." So the two of them went together.

Jacob called Him the Angel who has redeemed me.

Gen 48:16
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,

God Called Him the Angel in the cloud that would go before them.

Ex 23:20-23

"Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. 22 But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

Jesus was in the Pillar of Cloud by day and in the Pillar of Fire by night.

Num 14:14-15
They have heard that You, LORD, are among these people; that You, LORD, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.

Moses called Him a prophet like me.

Deut 18:15
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren.

Samuel called Him The Angel of the Lord and The Judge.

Judg 2:1-2
Then the Angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: "I led you up from Egypt and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, 'I will never break My covenant with you.

Judg 11:27
27 Therefore I have not sinned against you, but you wronged me by fighting against me. May the LORD, the Judge, render judgment this day between the children of Israel and the people of Ammon.'"

Nathan (or Gad) called Him Savior.

2 Sam 22:3
3 The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence.

Job called Him my Redeemer (some versions, my Vindicator.)

Job 19:25
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,

David called Him my Redeemer and Savior.

Ps 19:14
O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

Ps 106:21-22
21 They forgot God their Savior,
Who had done great things in Egypt,
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham,
Awesome things by the Red Sea.

Solomon called Him a Redeemer.

Prov 23:11
11 For their Redeemer is mighty;

Isaiah called Him Redeemer and Savior.

Isa 43:14
14 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:

Isa 43:3
3 For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Jeremiah called Him Redeemer and Savior.

Jer 14:8
8 O the Hope of Israel, his Savior in time of trouble,

Jer 50:34
34 Their Redeemer is strong;
The LORD of hosts is His name.

Ezekiel called Him LORD, sanctifier of Israel.

Ezek 37:27-28
28 The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."'"

Daniel called Him the Ancient of Days.

Dan 7:22
22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.

Hosea called Him the Holy One and Savior.

Hos 11:12
But Judah still walks with God,
Even with the Holy One who is faithful.

Hos 13:4
4 "Yet I am the LORD your God
Ever since the land of Egypt,
And you shall know no God but Me;
For there is no savior besides Me.

Joel called Him LORD who acquits them of the guilt.

Joel 3:21
21 For I will acquit them of the guilt of bloodshed, whom I had not acquitted;
For the LORD dwells in Zion."

Amos called Him the Pride of Jacob.

Amos 8:7
7 The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
"Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Obediah calls Him the King.

Obad 21
21 Deliverers will go up to Mount Zion in Jerusalem to rule over the mountains of Edom. And the LORD himself will be king!"

Jonah draws a picture of Him as our Teacher.

Jonah 4:9-11
9 Then God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?"

"Yes," Jonah retorted, "even angry enough to die!"

10 Then the LORD said, "You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there. And a plant is only, at best, short lived. 11 But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn't I feel sorry for such a great city?"

Micah called Him the One to be Ruler in Israel.

Mic 5:2
2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting."

Habakkuk called Him Your Anoined.

Hab 3:13
13 You went forth for the salvation of Your people,
For salvation with Your Anointed.

Zephaniah called Him a Mighty Savior (some versions Mighty One.)

Zeph 3:17
17 For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

Zechariah called Him the Branch and your King.

Zech 3:8
For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.

Zech 6:12-13
12 Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying:
"Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the LORD;
13 Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both."'

Zech 9:9
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Malachi calls Him the Sun of Righteousness.

Mal 4:2
2 "But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

Mary the Mother of Jesus called Him Savior.

Luke 1:47
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.