Discover Messiah

Matthew presents Jesus the Messiah as the King of the Jews-Part 3

The Gospels represent and detail different aspects of who Messiah is. Matthew portrays Jesus as the King, Mark the Servant, Luke demonstrates His humanity whilst John reveals His deity

The wise men journeyed from the East following His star in the hope of finding ‘the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2).’ In order to have a kingdom you need a king. Jesus promised His disciples that when the Son of Man (another Messianic title) sits on the throne of His glory, they would also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28).

When Jesus entered Jerusalem he rode in on a colt, the foal of a donkey. This might appear strange to typical expectations of grandeur though not to those who welcomed Him or to the Scriptures themselves. Matthew quoted Zechariah 9:9 “Tell the daughter of Zion, behold your King is coming to you, lowly and sitting on the foal of a donkey (Matthew 21:5).”

When the Romans crucified someone, it was common practise to nail a sign with their charge or accusation written against them. What could they accuse Messiah of? Amazingly the accusation written against Him was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin.


The Jewish Messiah – Part Four

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