Jesus is Christ and the Lord (Luke 2:11)

"Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets" (Am 3:7). David prophesied, "You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; nor will you allow Your Holy One to undergo decay" (Ps 16:10). Jesus was raised from the dead. "This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses" (Ac 2:32). "'God has made Him both Lord and Christ'" (Ac 2:36). Being exalted he has "received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit'" (:33). At Corinth Paul began "solemly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ" (18:5). To the Thessalonians he stated, "'This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ'" (17:3). "Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord" (Php 2:11). This was God's plan and Matthew cites the prophecy of Jesus being born in Bethlehem (2:6). He quotes the prophecy "the Lord Himself will give you a sign: 'Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel'" (Isa 7:14). Mary was told "'you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins'" (Mt 1:21). Then an angel announced "there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Lk 2:11). "Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah" (Mt 1:16). In Hebrew he would be the anointed one who would become their messianic king. The name "Christ" means God had given him power to accomplish his mission. He was "delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God'" (Ac 2:23).

Part of Jesus' assignment was "to teach and preach in the cities" (Mt 11:1). But he told them, "'My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me'" (Jn 7:16). This is not to conclude that he was just a messenger. After the resurrection he declared, "'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth'" (Mt 28:18). "'All things that the Father has are Mine'" (Jn 16:15). Jesus had told them to wait until he sent the Holy Spirit (Lk 24:49) "'whom the Father will send in My name'" (Jn 14:26). Jesus told them "'when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth'" (16:13). All scripture is true. "'He who sent Me is true'" (8:26). Jesus said that the Spirit "'will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak'" (16:13). Jesus had said "'the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world'" (8:26). He said that the Spirit would "'glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you'" (16:14). Jesus always gave God credit. When he quoted Exodus 20:12 he said it was the "'commandment of God'" (Mt 15:3) and that "'God said'" (:4) it. When he quoted Exodus 3:6 he said it was "'spoken to you by God'" (22:31). When teaching he asked "'have you not read?'" (19:4) and declared they were "'not understanding the Scriptures'" (22:29). He quoted Deuteronomy 8:3 to prove, "'It is written'" (Lk 4:4) and Isaiah 29:13 to emphasize Isaiah's prophecy (Mk 7:6). He knew that the "Jews ask for signs" (1Co 1:22) so he gave them the "'sign of Jonah the prophet'" (Mt 12:39). He also quoted Psalm 110:1 as an example of an Old Testament anointing where "'David himself said in the Holy Spirit'" (Mk 12:36). This confirms that, "'He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you'" (Jn 14:26). "'I did not come to abolish [the Law] but to fulfill'" (Mt 5:17). "'My words will not pass away'" (24:35).