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The Promise of the Righteous Branch (4 of 4)
Series: B.C.: Before Christmas
THE PROMISE FULFILLED
"Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land" (Jer.23:5).
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end" (Luke 1:31-33).
What was the significance of the promise of the righteous Branch?
• The promise was given during days of INJUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS.
• The promise foretold that the Messiah would be a descendent of DAVID.
"Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever" (2 Sam. 7:16).
• The promise was given to provide HOPE.
JESUS IS THE KING
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be one his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever (Isa. 9:6-7).
Behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?" (Matt. 2:1-2).
[Pilate] asked [Jesus], "Are you the King of the Jews?" (Matt. 27:11).
And twisting together a crown of thorns, [the soldiers] put it on [Jesus'] head…. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matt. 27:29-30).
And over [Jesus'] head they put the charge against ...
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