Jesus often read and spoke from the Prophet Isaiah (Esaias). He introduced himself from the reading of Esaias at the beginning of his ministry.
“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled (G4137) in your ears.” (Luke 4:16-21)
The term “fulfil” as used in Luke is also used in Matt. 5:17 can also be translated “accomplish” or “complete (perfect)” and maybe even “amplify”. One example is in Matt. 5:28. Jesus’ first advent did fulfil prophecy, complete a phase in the great mystery, level up, accomplish and satisfy the requirement for redemption, and complete the task of delivering the Gospel that was good news. Definition for “fulfil” G4137:
*G4137 – πληρόωto – make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc. Derivation: from G4134; KJV Usage: accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
>G4134 – πλήρης – replete, or covered over; by analogy, complete
Derivation: from G4130; KJV Usage: full.
>>G4130 – πλήθω – to “fill” (literally or figuratively (imbue, influence, supply)); specially, to fulfil (time) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary πλέω (which appears only as an alternate in certain tenses and in the reduplicated form pimplemi); KJV Usage: accomplish, full (…come), furnish.
The Greek term used in Matt. 5:18 for “fulfilled” is G1096).
*G1096 – γίνομαι – to cause to be (“gen”-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
Derivation: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (perfect). 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (performed). (Matt.5:17-18) The “perfecting” of the law i.e. any of the commandments is amplified in verses 19-21 and onward in the chapter, and nothing will change until all prophecy is performed.
Jesus Christ became the final sacrifice for sin, for who else could lay down their life for the creation other than the creator himself and establish the resurrection by having the power to pick that life up again. (John 10:7-18) The “grace alone docrtine” is not a license to sin, as many do in the mainstream. (2 Cor. 10:1-10, Acts 9:1-20, John 14:8-21) Definition for “grace (G5485)” throughout New Testament:
*G5485 – χάρις – graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude) Derivation: from G5463; KJV Usage: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
>G5463 – χαίρω – to be “cheer”ful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well
Derivation: a primary verb; KJV Usage: farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy(- fully), rejoice.
Our Lord and Savior paid the ultimate price for sin which is transgression of the law (commandments). (1 John 3:4) When we accept that price, should we not show some type of a “proof of purchase”? How does one do that? Jesus told us in John 14:15! Those commandments are the same ones the Word (Logos) that became flesh spoke to Moses after his first encounter with the voice of God (Word – Logos) from the burning bush, while the Father (Theos) wrote them in stone with his very finger. (John 1:1-14, 14:15, Exodus 3:2-6, 31:15-18) The Ten Commandments are as much in affect today as they have always been and will forever be. (Isaiah 66:22-23) They are the Supreme Law within the Kingdom of Heaven (Universe). One could call them the Constitution of Peace and Love for the liberty of life and the pursuit of happiness.
Note: Exodus 31:14,15 > The words “surely” and “put” are not in the original Hebrew Text. The phrase “shall surely be put to death” is better translated “shall (should) surely be worthy of death” Strong’s number for the Ex. 31:14,15 term death is (H4191).
H4191 – מוּת – mûth – mooth – A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill. KJV Usage: X at all, X crying, (be) dead (body, man, one), (put to, worthy of) death, destroy (-er), (cause to, be like to, must) die, kill, necro [-mancer], X must needs, slay, X surely, X very suddenly, X in [no] wise.
Interesting to note that there are 10 Commandments, 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as a Bill of Rights, and 10 planks to the Communist Manifesto which purpose is to destroy the first two sets of ten. The first two sets of 10 total to 20 which is the total number of years Jacob served his Uncle Laban. (Gen. 31:41) Add the other 10 and that totals 30, the number of betrayal. (Matt. 36:15) Was told by a cyber friend (Dianne – The Marshall Report) that I had the gift of numerology. I must confess, I had to look the term up in the dictionary. She was right! I now call it Biblical Numerology. (See “Cosmic Cockworks I & II in main menu.) Praise the Lord!
Tune in to Elizebeth for teachings from the Torah. That is what Jesus and his Apostles taught from almost 2000 years ago. I just recently realized she is the wife of Joseph Farah, founder and chief editor of WND news. Wow! Now I know why I use so many WND articles in my posts.
Have a restful and happy Sabbath.