Warning: Illegal string offset 'relative' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 626 Warning: Cannot assign an empty string to a string offset in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 626 Warning: Illegal string offset 'pathOnly' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 627 Warning: Cannot assign an empty string to a string offset in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 627 Warning: Illegal string offset 'detectBrowser' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 628 Warning: Illegal string offset 'detectDebug' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 629 Warning: Illegal string offset 'relative' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 632 Warning: Illegal string offset 'detectBrowser' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 632 Warning: Illegal string offset 'detectDebug' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 632 Warning: Illegal string offset 'pathOnly' in /home/cecweb/public_html/libraries/src/HTML/HTMLHelper.php on line 635
the Spirit
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.
1 Peter 3:19
In that state He also went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison
Romans 8:9
You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
2 Peter 1:21
because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.
Revelation 19:10
Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow slave with you and your brothers who have the testimony about Jesus. Worship God, because the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
the sufferings
Psalm 22:1-21
1
[For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm.] My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?
2
My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
3
But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4
Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You rescued them.
5
They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.
6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.
7
Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads:
8
"He relies on the LORD; let Him rescue him; let the LORD deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."
9
You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.
10
I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
11
Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.
12
Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
13
They open their mouths against me-- lions, mauling and roaring.
14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me.
15
My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death.
16
For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet.
17
I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.
18
They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.
19
But You, LORD, don't be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.
20
Deliver my life from the sword, my very life from the power of the dog.
21
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.
Psalm 69:1-21
1
[For the choir director: according to "The Lilies." Davidic.] Save me, God, for the water has risen to my neck.
2
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep waters, and a flood sweeps over me.
3
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4
Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head; my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me, are powerful. Though I did not steal, I must repay.
5
God, You know my foolishness, and my guilty acts are not hidden from You.
6
Do not let those who put their hope in You be disgraced because of me, Lord God of Hosts; do not let those who seek You be humiliated because of me, God of Israel.
7
For I have endured insults because of You, and shame has covered my face.
8
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons
9
because zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.
10
I mourned and fasted, but it brought me insults.
11
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.
12
Those who sit at the city gate talk about me, and drunkards make up songs about me.
13
But as for me, LORD, my prayer to You is for a time of favor. In Your abundant, faithful love, God, answer me with Your sure salvation.
14
Rescue me from the miry mud; don't let me sink. Let me be rescued from those who hate me, and from the deep waters.
15
Don't let the floodwaters sweep over me or the deep swallow me up; don't let the Pit close its mouth over me.
16
Answer me, LORD, for Your faithful love is good; in keeping with Your great compassion, turn to me.
17
Don't hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me quickly!
18
Draw near to me and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.
19
You know the insults I endure-- my shame and disgrace. You are aware of all my adversaries.
20
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I waited for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, but found no one.
21
Instead, they gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Psalm 88:1-18
1
[A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.] LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night.
2
May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry.
3
For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol.
4
I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength,
5
abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.
6
You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit, in the darkest places, in the depths.
7
Your wrath weighs heavily on me; You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves. Selah
8
You have distanced my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them. I am shut in and cannot go out.
9
My eyes are worn out from crying. LORD, I cry out to You all day long; I spread out my hands to You.
10
Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah
11
Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
12
Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
13
But I call to You for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer meets You.
14
LORD, why do You reject me? Why do You hide Your face from me?
15
From my youth, I have been afflicted and near death. I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate.
16
Your wrath sweeps over me; Your terrors destroy me.
17
They surround me like water all day long; they close in on me from every side.
18
You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me; darkness is my [only] friend.
Isaiah 52:13
See, My servant will act wisely; He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Isaiah 52:14
Just as many were appalled at You-- His appearance was so disfigured that He did not look like a man, and His form did not resemble a human being--
Isaiah 53:1-10
1
Who has believed what we have heard? And who has the arm of the LORD been revealed to?
2
He grew up before Him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or splendor that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him.
3
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was. He was like one people turned away from; He was despised, and we didn't value Him.
4
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.
5
But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.
6
We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the LORD has punished Him for the iniquity of us all.
7
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, He did not open His mouth.
8
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment; and who considered His fate? For He was cut off from the land of the living; He was struck because of My people's rebellion.
9
They made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man at His death, although He had done no violence and had not spoken deceitfully.
10
Yet the LORD was pleased to crush Him, and He made Him sick. When You make Him a restitution offering, He will see [His] seed, He will prolong His days, and the will of the LORD will succeed by His hand.
Daniel 9:24-26
24
Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city-- to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to wipe away injustice, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.
25
Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince will be seven weeks and 62 weeks. It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times.
26
After those 62 weeks the Messiah will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the coming prince will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come with a flood, and until the end there will be war; desolations are decreed.
Zechariah 13:7
Sword, awake against My shepherd, against the man who is My associate-- the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will also turn My hand against the little ones.
Luke 24:25-27
25
He said to them, "How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken!
26
Didn't the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?"
27
Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
Luke 24:44-27
the glory
Genesis 3:15
I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.
Genesis 49:10
The scepter will not depart from Judah, or the staff from between his feet, until He whose right it is comes and the obedience of the peoples belongs to Him.
Psalm 22:22-31
22
I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation.
23
You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All you descendants of Israel, revere Him!
24
For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him, but listened when he cried to Him for help.
25
I will give praise in the great congregation because of You; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.
26
The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!
27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before You,
28
for kingship belongs to the LORD; He rules over the nations.
29
All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him-- even the one who cannot preserve his life.
30
Descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.
31
They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness-- what He has done.
Psalm 69:30-36
30
I will praise God's name with song and exalt Him with thanksgiving.
31
That will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.
32
The humble will see it and rejoice. You who seek God, take heart!
33
For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His own who are prisoners.
34
Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them,
35
for God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah. They will live there and possess it.
36
The descendants of His servants will inherit it, and those who love His name will live in it.
Psalm 110:1-6
1
[A Davidic psalm.] The LORD declared to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool."
2
The LORD will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion. Rule over Your surrounding enemies.
3
Your people will volunteer on Your day of battle. In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn, the dew of Your youth belongs to You.
4
The LORD has sworn an oath and will not take it back: "Forever, You are a priest like Melchizedek."
5
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will crush kings on the day of His anger.
6
He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses; He will crush leaders over the entire world.
Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:7
The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.
Isaiah 49:6
He says, "It is not enough for you to be My servant raising up the tribes of Jacob and restoring the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, to be My salvation to the ends of the earth."
Isaiah 53:11
He will see [it] out of His anguish, and He will be satisfied with His knowledge. My righteous servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:12
Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion, and He will receive the mighty as spoil, because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.
Daniel 2:34
As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them.
Daniel 2:35
Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
Daniel 2:44
"In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever.
Daniel 7:13
I continued watching in the night visions, and I saw One like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before Him.
Daniel 7:14
He was given authority to rule, and glory, and a kingdom; so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.
Zechariah 8:18-21
18
Then the word of the LORD of Hosts came to me:
19
"The LORD of Hosts says this: The fast of the fourth [month], the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth will become times of joy, gladness, and cheerful festivals for the house of Judah. Therefore, love truth and peace."
20
The LORD of Hosts says this: "Peoples will yet come, the residents of many cities;
21
the residents of one city will go to another, saying: Let's go at once to plead for the LORD's favor and to seek the LORD of Hosts. I am also going.
Zechariah 14:9
On that day Yahweh will become king over all the earth-- Yahweh alone, and His name alone.
John 12:41
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke about Him.
Acts 26:22
Since I have obtained help that comes from God, to this day I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place--
Acts 26:23
that the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles."