Saturday, January 16, 2016

CHRISTMAS BIBLE STUDY: "The Prophecy of the Messiah" sharing Week # 4

Scriptures References:          

Matthew 5:11-12

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 5:48

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 20:28

". . . Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Romans 11:34

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

I Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

I Kings 4:34

And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

Micah 4:9

Now why dost thou cry out aloud? Is there no king in thee? Is thy counsellor perished? For pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

Isaiah 28:29

"This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working."

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Colossians 2:3

"In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

 

Questions:

1).        Describe Jesus in a wonderful way. 

Wow, this is exciting to do! Describe Jesus in a wonderful way is my pleasure. Jesus is awesome to me! Jesus was there when God created the heaven and earth, and before that. Jesus was the power that God used to create all things, the very POWER, amen. He was called wonderful because He is wonderful. Jesus came into my life and changed me from the insider out; I am not boasting, but just telling the truth about His wonderful ways; I was a mess, but did that stop Him, no it didn't! I call that wonderful!!!

2).        What did Jesus come to do on earth?

Isaiah 9:7 says, Jesus was coming to establish His Kingdom here on earth. Also Isaiah said in other verses that Jesus came to set the captive free; Jesus made that statement once He arrived and started His ministry on earth.

3).        What did the prophecy of Jesus give the people of Isaiah's time?

Isaiah's prophecy gave the people of God a hope they so desperately needed: a Child would be born to fulfill the Davidic Covenant, and He would bear the titles "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." The Child was Christ; the prophecy will reach its consummation at Christ's second coming. AMEN.

4).        What do the word wonderful means in Judges 13:18?

Beyond our understanding, way pass finding out through human knowledge. That wonderful is beyond the human mind.

5).        Name some of the ways Jesus demonstrated His wonderfulness.

(a) Conception through a virgin mother (Matthew 1:23)

(b) Wonderful healer (Matthew 4:23)

(c) His amazing teaching (Mark 1:22)

(d) His perfect life (Hebrews 4:15)

(e) His resurrection from the dead (Mark 16:6)

6).        In ancient Israel a counselor was portrayed as who?

In ancient Israel, a counselor was portrayed as a wise king, such as Solomon, giving guidance to his people (1 Kings 4:34; Micah 4:9). Isaiah uses this word again in 28:29 to describe the LORD: "This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

7).        In Proverbs 3:6 is it referring to Jesus' counselling, explain?

Yes it does! Christ's position as our Wonderful Counselor means we can trust Him to listen to our problems and guide us in the right direction (Proverbs 3:6).

8).        In the Garden of Eden Satan act as what to Eve, and instructed her how?

In the Garden of Eden Satan acted as a Counselor and told Eve to eat what God had forbidden. This is what you would call poor counselling, because it was against God's will.

9).        Job wife and friends were good or bad counseling?

The wife of Job told him to Curse God and die! Job's friends told him to repent because he must have done something wrong if bad things were happening to him. All were foolish counselors giving bad advice.

10).      Jethro's counseling to Moses was good or bad?

This counselling was good. Jethro advised Moses to delegate authority, so others could release him from a great burden, wise counsel, amen.

11).      Explain Solomon's counseling to the two mothers claiming the same baby.

He then gave an order: Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other. The woman whose son was alive was filled with compassion for her son and said to the king, Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him! But the other said, Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two! Then the king gave his ruling: Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother. This is wise counsel. Solomon read the situation correctly and found a way to bring the best resolution. AMEN.

12).      Why is Jesus' counseling is the wisest counsel?

Jesus is the wisest Counselor because His wisdom is from the throne room of Heaven. We should seek God's wisdom when we counsel at any time.

13).      Name several things our Lord does when we turn to Him for counseling.

I) He tells us the truth. He tells us what is really wrong with our lives. He points out that we are rebelling against God. We are like sheep who have gone astray.  He tells us that we need to repent of our sin. II) Jesus tells us to trust what He has done for us. In Matthew 20:28.  III) Our Counselor gives us a prescription for life that will help us continue to live a spiritually healthy life. This prescription is found in the Bible.

14).      Concerning counseling what prescription has the Lord given to us?

We are to trust Him rather than trusting ourselves. We are to love rather than take advantage of one another. We are to forgive rather than be bitter. We are to be holy rather than profane

We are to store up treasures in Heaven rather than on earth. We are to be generous rather than selfish. We are to seek to serve rather than be served

15).      Most people don't know of Jesus' counseling because of what?

Most people don't know this because they haven't given His counsel a chance. As we read the Word it counsel us to do what is right and holy before God. Jesus will counsel us through prayer too. We must pray for a hearing ear.

 

Application Question:            Give a testimony of Jesus' wonderfulness in your life.

It is always a pleasure to give my testimony of what God has done in my life. There are times when I can just sense His wonderfulness in my heart and mind. I just cry! Before my mother went to be with the Lord, I was living so far from her and God knew I needed to be home. His mercy and grace blessed my mind to accept the fact I had to leave a good job and move back home where she was; we had a few good years before she passed. God knew this! All the time Jesus was counselling my heart in this situation, but my flesh and the enemy had me thinking at time it was a mistake, but God saw me through it; His wonderfulness and counseling brought me through this with peace in my heart. I love the song "Your Grace and Mercy" It reminds me of His wonderful grace and mercy through the Holy Spirit. Let me share this song now. . .

Your grace and mercy, brought me through
I'm living this moment because of You
I want to thank You, and praise You too
Your grace and mercy, brought me through
Verse 1
Thank You, for saving a sinner like me
To tell the world salvation is free
There were times when I just didn't do right
But You watched over me
All day and night

Repeat chorus

Verse 2
Justice demanded, that I should die
But grace and mercy said oh, no, oh, no, oh no, we've already paid the price
I once was blind, but thank God I can see
It was because grace and mercy came along and rescued me

Your grace and mercy brought me through
I'm living this moment because of You
I want to thank You and praise You too
Your grace and mercy
Your grace and mercy
Your grace and mercy
Brought me through

He is wonderful counselor!!!

Who Prophesied This?           Week # 4        

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." (Zechariah 9:9)

 Zechariah prophesied this prophecy, and he was one of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament after they returned from captivity to rebuild the Temple.

Please share a short Review:

Jesus is Wonderful, He is a great Counselor, and to me He is a wonderful counselor. Isaiah 9:7 says, "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."  Jesus' wonderfulness is mind boggling to the human, but once you receive Him and His Holy Spirit, then you will understand and accept that wonderfulness about Him. Jesus demonstrated that wonderfulness in various ways while here on earth. The most wonderful amazing one is the virgin birth. There is a number of good counseling in the Bible, but also bad/poor counseling too. We should seek God's counseling through the Holy Spirit at all time, which is good counseling. Amen. Good counseling is to know that it takes understanding what causes the problem before you can solve the problem. Jesus' position as our wonderful counselor means we can trust Him to listen to our problems, and guide us in the right path as Proverbs 3:6 says.  God has given us a good prescription for a joyful life. Through this lesson I have learned that I must resist the morality and advice of this world, and follow God's advice, directions, and guidance, which is wonderful counseling from a Wonderful Almighty God, who is soon to come and establish His Kingdom right here on earth.

 

 

Reading Assignment:             Week # 4         Isaiah 26-33 Monday through Sunday

I will finish reading this week's reading on Sunday

Prayer Time

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