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Jesus: The Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets

Welcome to A Journey through the New Testament! In this series, we will systematically journey through every chapter in the New Testament, unveiling the marvelous insights that can be found in the scriptures.

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Matthew 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.


The establishment of the Jewish nation was rooted in God's promise to Abraham and his descendants. As they emerged as a people, laws were essential to govern them, given by God through Moses after their exodus from Egypt. Simultaneously, prophets, esteemed as God's messengers, conveyed His wisdom to guide the people.


God's laws consisted of two facets: the righteous Ten Commandments and governance laws specific to Israel. Yet, within these laws lay profound symbols and foreshadowing pointing to things to come in Christ.


When Jesus proclaimed His purpose was not to destroy but fulfill the law and prophets, He identified Himself as the realization of prophecies and the embodiment of righteousness. He is the manifestation of the righteousness the law proclaimed and the fulfillment of ancient symbols and prophecies.


In essence, Jesus came not to abolish but to establish and fulfill, showcasing the divine intricacies of God's plan. The journey of revelation continues as we delve deeper into this profound truth.


  • Written by Kareem Flowers, Sunrise with Jesus



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