Sent by Jesus
Did Jesus, John and others go by the Word which was already written before their time? Sure they did. Here is some proof:
Mt 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Mt 11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.
Mt 11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
Mt 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
There we see that Jesus said, the Word was already written of John, what he was to do. It was written before hand, and Jesus quoted this scripture from Isaiah. He had read this, and knew what it meant. He knew they fulfilled this. So they went back to something written before their time. Scripture evidence!
Here is more:
Mt 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Mt 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Mt 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Mt 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Here Jesus said I send unto you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Those who reject these men whom Jesus sent are the ones he said all the blood of the righteous will come upon. God sent the OT prophets and writers. But here, God has given the kingdom to Jesus to run. So Jesus now sends out HIS wise men, prophets, and SCRIBES. There Scribes were the one to interpret the Word and teach its depth to others. They also recorded the Word. Jesus sent these scribes to the world. Paul was a mighty Scribe of Jesus. If you do not hear him, you do not hear Jesus. Jesus spoke this, not me.
Here is John the Baptist, going back to Scripture written before his time, yet about him. He went back into Written Scripture HE HAD READ, and knew it was of him. Yet some people can find no bible evidence of this. Here it is.
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Mr 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mr 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
And here is the third witness of this, spoken again by Jesus himself. Both Jesus and John quoted this Scripture from Isaiah, referring to JOHN. Lu 7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Lu 7:25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
Lu 7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
Lu 7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Here is a second witness where Jesus himself verified that HE, Jesus, sent the disciples out and woe to those who do not HEAR THEM:
Lu 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send youforth as lambs among wolves.
Lu 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Lu 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Lu 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Jesus said it would be more tolerable for Sodom than for those who refuse to HEAR THESE MEN, WHOM JESUS SENT OUT WITH THE WORD.
John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 13:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Notice in the above verses, JESUS again referred to Scripture written long before his time. He said this was done so the Scripture may be fulfilled. Where did he get that? From the Book of Psalms. So he had studied the Written Scriptures which were written by other men, long before his time. He certainly did read what was written before his time, and went right by it. It is no different today. We are to do as he did.
Read this. Paul is giving his own testimony here to the king:
Acts 26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
Ac 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Ac 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesuswhom thou persecutest.
Ac 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
Ac 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Ac 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: Ac 26:20 But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
Ac 26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
Ac 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
Ac 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Now this proves that Jesus is the one who appeared to Paul and chose him and sent him to the world TO OPEN THEIR EYES, TO TURN THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, AND FROM THE POWER OF SATAN UNTO GOD.
Paul said this was a HEAVENLY VISION. He obeyed it, even to his death.
Jesus sent Paul.Jesus is the one who said PAUL would open their eyes, and lead them from Satan to God. Jesus gave this power to PAUL. So to reject this is to reject the work and words of JESUS.
Now if this is not enough to convince anyone that Jesus sent Paul to the world, and he sent the other disciples and condemned all who do not hear THEM, You are just a total rebel against truth.
One does not have to reject Jesus or set Paul over Jesus to believe that Jesus sent Paul and Paul’s words are God’s words. Yes, Jesus most certainly did tell us to listen to the men he sent out. He said woe to all who do not hear them.
By: Jo Smith