THE ADVENT OF THE MESSIAH

 

For centuries, God’s people looked for the Messiah.  This Son of David would come to save His people and to lead them in righteousness and truth.  Passages throughout the Scriptures - particularly in Isaiah and Micah – prophesied in very specific terms that the Messiah would come. Each year, godly Jews would set an extra chair at the table during Passover – symbolic of their continuing anticipation of Messiah’s arrival.  Over the years, false messiah’s rose up, only to be exposed, and the hope was tarnished by disappointment.  Then Jesus came and one by one the prophecies were fulfilled.  People began to ask, “Could this be the Son of David?”

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