SGA Pic of Christ lesson 21

Lesson 21
Deuteronomy 18:18-22; John 4:25-26

1. IT IS THE CLEAR TEACHING OF THE WORD OF GOD THAT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS A THREE-FOLD OFFICE–PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING. While others, as types of Christ, have held one (or maybe two) of these offices,. no one has ever been prophet, priest, and king except Christ

2. (Vs. 18) THE PROMISE DECLARES THAT THE LORD THY GOD WILL RAISE UP THIS ONE GREAT PROPHET! All of the true prophets and faithful priests were ordained and sent of God, for no man takes these offices of himself (Heb. 5:4- 5). But this promise is of ONE PERSON–ONE PROPHET who is the Messiah and is actually the WORD of God Himself (John 1:1-4, 14). He that hath seen Him hath seen the Father (John 14:9), and he that hath heard Him hath heard the Father (John 3: 33-36).

The promise declares that God would raise up this prophet "from the midst of tbee; of thy brethren." Fe is of Israel, according to the flesh, of the tribe of Judah and the house hold of David (Rom. 1:1-3; Rom. 9:4-5; Matt. 1:1). He was "like unto Moses" in that He is a man, He is God's prophet, He is a mediator between God and the people, He performed great miracles, and He delivered His people from bondage. But He is infinitely superior to Moses and to all the other prophets, for He is the Son of God! (Heb. 3:1-4; Heb. 1:8.)

God declares, "I will put My words in His mouth" (John 7:16; John 8:28; John 17:6-8). His words are the WORDS OF LIFE, not just true facts concerning God and the kingdom of heaven; but He speaks and men live spiritually (John 5: 21, 24; James 1:18; I Peter 1:23), even as He spoke and Lazarus came forth. His words are the WORDS OF TRUTH (John 1:14-17: John 14:6; John 18:37). His words are the WORDS OF GRACE. He is full of GRACE AND TRUTH. His words bring peace, pardon, life, and salvation from sin. That PrODhet came not to condemn the world, for the world stood condemned; but He came that we might have life more abundantly. He is the gospel (the good news), and He came bringing the gospel. If any man hear His words and believe on Him, he shall never die (John 8.51; John 14:23-24). The gospel is actually "the power of God unto salvation" (Rom. 1:16). One cannot separate the Saviour and His word, for He is the word. No one can call on Him who does not believe Him, and no one can believe Him who has not heard Him (John 5:24: John 20:31).

3. (Vs. 19) THERE IS ALSO A PROMISE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO REFUSE TO HEAR THAT PROPHET–THE PROCMISE OF JUDGMENT! All who will not hearken to the gospel spoken by Christ, in the name of the Father who sent Him, will feel the wrath and judgment of God. To despise the words of Christ is to despise Christ, and to despise Christ is to deny and despise the Father. There is no remedy for rebellion against the Redeemer (John 3:35-36).


Henry Mahan
Ashland, Ky.