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Coming Messiah Jesus

Inspiration of MatthewThe Holy Spirit prophets warned the people of sin in their midst. In Nehemiah 9.30 we read that the nation repented and the leaders proclaimed, "For many years you (God) were patient with them. By your Spirit you warned them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you gave them into the hands of the neighboring peoples." The prophets warned the people yet they did not even believe that they were inspired by God. 2 Peter 1.21 explains, " For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." The inspiration of God is necessary for any prophet and his prophecy to be genuine.✞

Words from Isaiah

Prophet IsaiahAs one of the prophets, Isaiah predicted relief for the afflicted when the coming Messiah arrived. Jesus adopted these words from Isaiah 61.1 for himself when he read them publically in the Temple. Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." We note that the Septuagint, which was the "Koine" or "day-to-day Greek" translation of the Old Testament substitutes "the blind" for "the prisoners." The "Septuagint" got its name from the seventy Jewish scholars who translated the five books of Moses in the 3rd century BC. Jesus then concluded in Luke 4.21, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

"Holy Spirit Prophets"
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by Ron Meacock

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