“The Branch”


Jesus was fortold of by the prophets of old.In Jeremiah we find the prophet calling him the Righteous Branch and the Lord our Righteousness………….”Behold, the days come.saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth.In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS”.(Jeremiah 23:5,6).

    We find in Zechariah that he is known as the Branch that would build the temple of the Lord. ” And speak unto him,saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts,saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place,and he shall build the temple of the Lord: Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both”.(Zechariah 6:12,13).
    The book of Hebrews shows us this Prophesy has come to pass as said for Jesus is our high priest. “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle,not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.For if the blood of bulls and of goats,and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God”.(Hebrews 9:11-14).
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Jesus was of the lineage of David and Peter gave a sermon saying that God gave an oath that from the loins of David would raise up Christ to sit on his throne. “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the Patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet,and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne”.(Acts 2:29,30).

    And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse.and a branch shall grow out of his roots:And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
(Isaiah 11:1-4).

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