BEFORE you can effectively witness you need a working knowledge of Jesus. And you need to know the details of HIS life from a Jewish perspective. This dimension of our Lord as a Jew seems to have been forgotten by the Christian community. To know Him as the Christ of the Cross-, is the Christian perspective.
But the picture of Yeshua / Jesus is not complete until you understand the prophecies of His coming in the Old Testament. He came first as the Jewish Messiah and His Cross was planted deep into the Judean soil. So here is some information that will help you to know Him better not just as Jesus the Christ but as Yeshua the Messiah of Israel.
What Old Testament bible study is mentioned 12 times in one book of the bible, is given by seven different people and is almost never given today?
The study that proves JESUS/YESHUA IS the MESSIAH of ISRAEL!
This study is presented by 7 people: Peter, Stephen, Philip, Paul, Apollos, Aquila and Priscilla:
12 separate sermons by 7 people:
Acts 2:22-38 Peters 1st sermon
Acts 3:18-26 Peters 2nd sermon
Acts 7 Stephen before the Sanhedrin
Acts 8:26-39 Philip and the Ethiopian Treasurer
Acts 9:20-22 Saul Preaches at Damascus
Acts 10:42-43 Peters sermon to the Gentiles
Acts 13:16-41 Pauls sermon at Antioch
Acts 17:2-3 Paul at Thessalonica
Acts 18:5 Paul at Corinth
Acts 18:24-28 Apollos, Aquila, and Priscilla at Ephesus and Corinth
Acts 26:23 Paul preaches to Agrippa
Acts 28:23 Paul at Rome
AND JESUS, THE EIGHTH PERSON, With 2 more FOR A TOTAL OF 14
Luke 24:13 Emmaus Road: “And beginning with Moses and with all the Prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself In all the Scriptures.”
Luke 24:44 Upper Room: “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me In the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be Fulfilled. Then He opened their minds to understand the Scripture.
Here are some of the fulfilled Prophecies in the Old Testament that God used to paint a portrait of His SON and that Jesus said were written about HIM. Follow the clues that revolve around questions using the word WHO.
Gen: 3:15 Who is the seed (offspring) of the woman who crushes the head of Satan?
Gen: 12:2 Who is the seed of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob that will bless Thru 22:18 all nations?
Deut: 18:15 Who is the Prophet like Moses of whom God says, “You must Listen to him.”
Psalm 22 Who is the one crucified?
Isa 9:6-7 Who is the child that is God and will have an everlasting kingdom?
Isaiah 53 Who was crushed and pierced for our transgressions so th we would be healed by His wounds; upon whom did the Lord lay the iniquity of all mankind?
Jere 23:5,6 Who is the righteous Branch, the wise king, who will be called “The Lord Our righteousness?”
Dan 9:24-27 Who is the “Anointed One” to be “Cut Off” (karat=executed), prior to 70 A.D.
Micah 5:2 Who is the one who is eternal, who will be ruler over Israel, who is born in Bethlehem (Ephratah)? “From you (Ephratah), One Will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long Ago, from the days of eternity.
Zech 12:10 Who is Jehovah, “The one they have pierced”, for whom Jerusalem And all the nation of Israel will weep and mourn?
Indeed WHO is God speaking about?
DID YOU KNOW THE OLD TESTSAMENT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT GOD HAS A SON?
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a Son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the Government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be call HIM Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Ps 2:6-12 He said to Me, Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession…………Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way………How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
Prov.30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, Surely, you know?
Zechariah Prophesied in 9:9 about the Messiahs Entrance into Jerusalem on the Foal of a Donkey. Then Luke documents the same in Ch. 19: 39-40 “And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Jesus, Teacher rebuke your disciples! And Jesus answered …I tell you, if these become silent the stones will cry out!”
Did you catch that thought?…even the Stones know the NAME of JESUS. They have Faith in Jesus, They Pray to Jesus, They Know HE IS GOD.
Then how much more should those of us who are the Living Stones of His Church… KNOW HIM…and OBEY HIM.