The Messiah: Jesus Christ
John 4:25 "The woman saith unto him, I
know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ:
when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"
Turn to the book of Isaiah and let us read in chapter sixty and see a prophecy of coming [future] events.
“Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”
Now turn to John chapter one verse forty–one.
Christ means Messias in the [New Testament]. The word CHRIST is the interpretation of the word MESSIAS.
Jesus Christ is the Messias or the MESSIAH, which is the Old Testament rendering of the word.
[John 1:41] “We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”
The Samaritan woman knew HE was to come.
In verse twenty-five: “The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.” Amen!
The first mention of Messiah in the Bible is in [Daniel 9:24-27]. Note: The Messiah Is The Prince!
The Messiah would:
1. Make an end to sins.
2. Make reconciliation for iniquity.
3. Bring in everlasting righteousness
4. Seal up the vision and prophecy
5. Anoint the most Holy
“Seventy weeks [70 times 7 = 490 years] are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
[There is one week of years left from this 490 year clock. There is the seven years of the Tribulation still in the future.]
The first mention of the word Christ in the Bible is in [Matthew 1:1] “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
There are thirty-seven instances of the word “Saviour” in the Bible.
Thirteen of those instances are in the Old Testament.
The first instance is [2 Samuel 22:3] “The God of my rock; in him will I trust: He is my shield, and the Horn Of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.”
From here we see THE ROCK-solid evidence of how GOD is to be associated with being our SAVIOR. Amen.
And so it is!
It is an incontrovertible connection!
It is a solid connection to John 3:16-17.
Furthermore, this connection extends all the way back to Genesis 3:15 where our first parents Adam and Eve were when they messed up.
Here it is: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
The LORD promised that from the seed of the woman SOMEONE, who was to be THE CHRIST … THE MESSIAH … THE SAVIOUR, would come SOMEDAY to FIX things that no one could ever REPAIR without GOD.
Man made a MESS.
GOD would make the REPAIR. Amen!!!
The MESSIAH would straighten things … at a set time … in a prescribed way … the chasm between GOD and man which SIN created.
During the Great tribulation the LORD will plead with the NATIONS [GENTILES] and HE over and over makes the connection to himself that he is a SAVIOUR.
Look at Isaiah chapter forty-five, verse 21: “Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” [Isaiah 45:21-22]
The very ONE who in Isaiah said: “Look unto me” was the very ONE standing before the Samaritan woman.
Do you HEAR me? The ONE and the SAME!
Look at verse twenty-six of our passage here in the Gospel of John. “Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” I THAT SPEAK UNTO THEE AM HE.
Clearly GOD was come in the FLESH! “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” [1 Timothy 3:16]
Is Not This The Christ?
“Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
She knew who he was!
She believed the Scripture.
Have you been saved by the SAVIOUR?
Have you received the MESSIAH?
Have you CHRIST in your heart?
Are you a child of GOD by being BORN AGAIN?