“What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”
One of the saddest aspects of our world is the blindness of Israel. Even the Orthodox Jews, who strongly affirm their belief in the Old Testament Scriptures, seem unable to see what the Scriptures clearly show, that their Messiah has come and gone. In the first book of the Torah, we read: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be” (Genesis 49:10). Ancient Jewish commentators agreed that Shiloh was another name for Messiah, but this very fact should prove to modern Jewish expositors that Messiah has already come, for the sceptre (the symbol of national leadership) did depart from Judah, very soon after Jesus was crucified.
King David was the first descendant of Judah to attain the sceptre of leadership among the tribes of Israel, and the divine promises were clear that Messiah would be in David’s lineage. That Jesus’ legal father, Joseph, and human mother, Mary, were both in that lineage was shown in the genealogies of Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38, respectively, both of which were written when the genealogical records in the Temple were still intact. No one at that time ever questioned their validity, in spite of intense opposition by the Jews to the claims of Jesus and His disciples that He was the Messiah. In 70 AD, the records and the Temple were destroyed so that no later claimant to the title could ever prove his right to the throne. Messiah had come and was slain, so the sceptre departed from Judah until He comes again. It is certain that Jesus was, indeed, the Jews’ promised Messiah, and we should pray that God will soon open their eyes to see and believe. – Dr. Henry M. Morris
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer– Pastor Saunders – on Zoom
Sunday, February 21st
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
Monday, February 22nd
4:00 p.m. WCS School Board Meeting – on Zoom
Wednesday, February 24th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – on Zoom
Thursday, February 25th
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
Sunday, February 28th
4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer– on Zoom
The Shorter Catechism
Q41: Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?
A: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments1.
1. And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments. (Deuteronomy 10:4).
If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:17b).