Saturday, 6 August 2016

Jesus is the ONLY Messiah



It is written – and the Scripture was fulfilled

It is written in the law.
It is written in the book of Psalms.
It is written in the prophets.

It is written

Jesus is the ONLY one who fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. He revealed the prophecies concerning Himself to His apostles AND His disciples. This is in stark contrast to what the OAC believe today.

Catechism of the Old Apostolic Church of Africa…Part 2; Question 38 (page 68):
“Who can understand the scriptures?” (Sic)
Ans. Those whose spiritual eye has been opened by the spirit of God. We read in Luke 24 v. 45, with reference to the Apostles:-“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.”…”

Module 1 and Module 2 (earth, light, water and kingdom) give clear indications of how the term “opened he their understanding” is misused and abused to mean something else completely different. The OAC believe that only their “apostles” can reveal the “hidden mysteries” of the Bible.

Jesus did not reveal the Scriptures to His apostles only. He also appeared to two of His disciples on their way to Emmaus and expounded to them all the scriptures concerning Himself, beginning at Moses and all the prophets (Luke 24:25-27).

Let us read the single excerpt from Question 38 of the OAC catechism in conjunction with the other missing verses:
Luke 24:44-48 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.

Before He was crucified, His disciples did not fully understand the Scriptures pertaining to Him, it was only after His crucifixion and resurrection that they fully understood that He is the Messiah. Allow me to share a few examples.

It is written in the Law:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

John 12:31-33 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

It is written in the Law:
Exodus 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:1 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:16 ... they pierced my hands and my feet.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:35 And they crucified him...

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:17 ... they look and stare upon me.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there;

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Mark 14:56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Mark 14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

John 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

It is written in the Book of Psalms:
Psalms 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:39-40 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Matthew 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 53:5-6 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

John 19:16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:13-14 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:57-60 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

It is written in the Prophets:
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Luke 23:33-34 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

It is written in the Prophets:
Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
John 11:49-52 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

It is written in the Prophets:
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

It is written in the Prophets:
Zechariah 11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

It is written in the Prophets:
Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 27:3-7 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

It is written in the Prophets:
Zechariah 12:10 ...and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced...

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding...

It is written in the Prophets:
Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

And the Scripture was fulfilled:
Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Mark 14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

These were just a few examples. The Bible is shallow enough for a child to understand, yet deep enough for an educated adult to drown in.

Isaiah 53:1-12 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

If you can understand that the above verses are about Jesus our only Messiah, then your understanding has been opened and you understand the Scriptures. The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.


Only by the Holy Ghost can someone say that Jesus is the Lord. It is that simple, there is no other Jesus. If anyone preaches any other gospel, let him be accursed (1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, Galatians 1:6-10).


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