63: Psalms 2:7


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365 Prophecies: Prophecy 63

The Messiah will be the Son of God.

Old Testament Prediction:

Psalms 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ ”

New Testament Fulfillment:

Matthew 3:16-17 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 26:62-64 And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”

John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Application:

It is a curious question why the Jewish leadership in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ appearance, missed the fact that their own scriptures foretold that the coming Messiah would claim to be the Son of God. When Jesus confirms that He is in fact God’s Son, the Scribes and Pharisees are both shocked and offended. If they had simply read their own scriptures and reviewed those passages which spoke of the coming Messiah, they would have understood that what Jesus was claiming was in alignment with the requirements described by all the Hebrew scriptures.

The term Son of God, in reference to the Messiah, occurs at least 7 times in the Old Testament and 45 times in the New Testament. See the chapter: The Messiah will be the Son of God.

Jesus determined that there would be no mistake that He was claiming to be the Son of God. John makes it a specific point of his gospel to prove to us that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

John records many occurrences where Jesus said directly that He was the Son of God and intimated this fact by referring to God as: My Father.

John 10:17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.”

John 10:25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.

John 10:29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”

Jesus claimed to have an intimate and personal relationship with the Father that no other person could claim.

John 10:15 “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

It is hard to imagine why some people have stated that Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God, when we read verses of scripture such as those above from the gospel of John.

Jesus was claiming by the title “The Son of God,” that He is equal to God. The religious leaders in Israel understood what Jesus meant by His statement: I and My Father are one.

John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.”

John 10:31-33 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.

Make no mistake—the reason that the leaders of Israel picked up stones to kill Jesus was because they believed that He had committed Blasphemy by claiming that He was the Son of God. This claim by any mere man was sufficient evidence to stone him to death.

Deuteronomy 17:5 then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and shall stone to death that man or woman with stones.

By referring to God repeatedly as: My Father and finally I and My Father are one, the Jews believed that there was sufficient evidence to stone Jesus for blasphemy. The only problem with their conclusion was that they had not considered the fact that Jesus may be the Messiah, the Son of God. If they had read the Old Testament Prophecies which speak of the Messiah being the Son of God, and compared what Jesus said and did to those scriptures, they would never have sought to put Him to death.

Prophecy 50
2 Samuel 7:14 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son.”

Prophecy 57
1 Chronicles 17:13 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son…”

Prophecy 63
Psalms 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ ”

Prophecy 128
Psalms 89:26 He shall cry to Me, “You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.”

Prophecy 156
Proverbs 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, If you know?

Prophecy 171
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God.

Prophecy 195
Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You.

For further study on the subject of the Messiah as the Son of God, read Prophecy 57 in this book.

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