The Beginning & the End
Isaiah 44-46/Luke 23-24
44:6-8 This is what the LORD, Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty, says: I am the First and the Last; there is no other God. Who else can tell you what is going to happen in the days ahead? Let them tell you if they can and thus prove their power. Let them do as I have done since ancient times. Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Have I not proclaimed from ages past what my purposes are for you? You are my witnesses–is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock – not one!
23:42-43 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.“
24:25-27 Then Jesus said to them, “You are such foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn’t it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory?” Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining what all the Scriptures said about himself.
OT Flash Points
Nothing compares to Me
I designed everything
Cyrus will do my work in behalf of Jacob
My people reject Me and substitute what they can make & perceive
NT Flash Points
God’s people reject Him
But that was His plan all along
So He could give them the power from Heaven