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The riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy which he prepared beforehand.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Doctrine of the Riches of His Glory upon Vessels of Mercy.

Point 1. First of all, the Bible uses vessels as a reference to the doctrine of election where the believer is said to be a chosen vessel unto God.

The word “instrument” Greek nominativesingular noun
skeous which means a vessel, or an instrument.

The calling of God in ACT 9:15, revealed by the  phrase “he is a chosen vessel of Mine, included how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
in verse 16.

Paul was only prepared to communicate the Gospel message because he knew the Christ, the Messiah, as He was revealed in the Old Testament.

Jesus is unique among all people in history in that He is the fulfillment of centuries of Messianic prophecies, – which are found in the Old Testament of the Bible, that foretold His place of birth, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection.

The prophecies are sometimes called “Messianic prophecies,”
because they refer to the Messiah, which means “anointed one” or “chosen one.”

Strictly speaking, they are not predictions, they are promises from God.

A prediction can be a guess, a prophecy is more than a guess, it is a revelation from God about the future. Some of these prophecies or promises are as follows:
We have the prophecy of certain events which took place around the Cross in PSA 22:6-8.

Totally fulfilled in LUK 23:35, And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen one.”

The prophecy of His hands and feet being pierced in PSA 22:16.

This was Fulfilled throughout the Gospels when they nailed His hands and feet to the Cross,MAT 27:31 andMAR 15:24.

MAT 27:31, And after they had mocked Him, they took His robe off and put His garments on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.

Thee prophecy of casting lots for His garments.

This was totally fulfilled in MAT 27:35, And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots;

The prophecy that not one of His bones would be broken.
PSA 34:20, “He keeps all His bones; not one of them is broken.”

Fulfilled in JOH 19:34-36.

The prophecy of the false witnesses.
PSA 35:11, “Malicious witnesses rose up; they ask Me of things that I do not know.”

Fulfilled in MAR 14:57-58.
MAR 14:57, ”And some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying,”

MAR 14:58, “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”

The Old Testament prophecy of the betrayal of Judas Iscariot.
PSA 41:9, “Even My close friend, in whom I trusted, who ate My bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.”

LUK 22:47, “While He was still speaking, behold, a multitude came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him.”

LUK 22:48, But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of man with a kiss?”

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