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 A portrait of the life of Jesus, revealing the character of God – taken from the four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

 

A personal note from LisaAlthough we live on opposite sides of the planet and have not yet met face to face, I consider this sweet lady a dear friend. We have communicated by email for some time and I have come to love her tender spirit as she honors God in all she does.

Lilian worked diligently over the past year, overcoming obstacle after obstacle that the enemy used to try to discourage her, to get this book into a format so it would be available to you. I am honored to have a copy in my library – the first one available in the United States!

She is a blessing in my life, and her book will no doubt bless you with reminders and fresh views of our Saviour.

 

Type of book

An overview of the character of Christ, using Scripture to reveal His identity, mission, and heart.

Why did you write this?

This book intends you to know Jesus and His resurrection power which is available for you in this life, when you receive Jesus into your life.

In the year 1999, the Lord led me to produce a teledrama proclaiming  ‘The Christ of Prophecy’ as part 1 of the project. Six months later, in the year 2000, mid June, during a Sunday church service, while listening to the message preached by my husband, the Lord showed me a vision of the resurrection power of Jesus which broke down every barrier and conquered death.  I was led to write the book, ‘Knowing Jesus – The Christ of Prophecy’ as Part 2 of the project.

The Promised Messiah, is the second edition of the book.

Who might benefit?

Anyone who would seek to understand that Jesus is the Son of God

Sample 

The Introduction

                   Jesus was the fulfillment of all the prophecies of

The Saviour

 

This book introduces you to an opportunity to examine a series of prophecies about the Messiah (Saviour) that were fulfilled in the person of Jesus. These fulfillments reveal the character of God in the life of Jesus. They are given to us in an accepted literal nature in the recorded scriptures of the New Testament. They were written by those who lived in close relationship with Jesus during His three and a half years of ministry on earth and up to His death, resurrection and ascension.

 Prophecy is inspired foretelling to unravel a plan of God

The book of Hebrews chapter 1: 1 says, “ In the past God spoke to our forefathers through prophets at many times and in various ways. Also, 2 Peter 1: 21 says, “prophecy never had it’s origin in the will of man but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”.

In the part of the bible known as the Old Testament we read prophecies of historical events that literally took place years later, fulfilling the prophecies. Also detailed prophecies about Jesus from His birth to the resurrection were proven to have been fulfilled by the recorded scripture in the New Testament.

Prophet Isaiah lived and prophesied of God’s promise of a Messiah over 600 years before the birth of Jesus. This prophecy of Jesus’ virgin birth, in Isaiah 7: 14 says, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.” The fulfillment is recorded in Matthew 1: 18.

The following are a few prophecies fulfilled in the life of Jesus

He was rejected     Prophesied in          Fulfilled in

By the Jews            Isaiah  53: 3             John 1: 11

 

He suffered for     Prophesied in         Fulfilled in

Our sake               Isaiah 53: 4, 5         Hebrews 13:12

 

He was struck         Prophesied in       Fulfilled in

And spat on            Isaiah 50: 6           Mark 14: 65

 

He was crucified     Prophesied in       Fulfilled in

With sinners            Isaiah 53: 12         Matthew 27: 38

 

The prophecies of the Messianic ministry of Jesus were two winged, a suffering Messiah and a kingly Messiah.

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Excerpts from

The Three Temptations of Jesus

  • The First Temptation

When the tempter came to Jesus, he said, “If you are the Son of God, tell theses stones to become bread.” Jesus answered and said, “It is written: man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God” Matthew 4:3,4.

In Jesus’ denial to satisfy His hunger against the will of God, He proved the validity of His own words, “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me” Matthew 16:24. Though Jesus was hungry, physically empty, He was full of the Holy Spirit and did not succomb to ungodly suggestions.

  • The Second Temptation

Then the devil took Jesus up into the holy city and set Him up on a pinnacle of the temple and said to Him “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down: for it is written, He will command His angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone” Matthew 4:5,6. Because Jesus was firm in His knowledge of the Word of God, He was able to say, “It is also written: do not put the Lord your God to the test” Matthew 4:7. Jesus had a deep understanding of the promises of His heavenly Father. God is able to protect those who put their trust in Him, but we are not to endanger ourselves by simple trying to prove that promise.

  • The Third Temptation

Satan tries to make us listen to him by offering worldly possessions and rank. Again the devil took Jesus up into a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them and said unto Him, “All these things will I give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Jesus quotes Scripture “Away from Me Satan! for it is written “Worship the Lord you God and serve Him only” Matthew 4:8-10.

All three temptations were instances where Jesus acted in submission to the will of God and in obedience to the Word of God, to carry out His mission in fulfilling all righteousness.

From these three temptations, we see that Jesus did not submit to temptations. He had no need to prove Himslef to the world. His mission was the Father’s divine plan.

  •      The lust of the flesh – an urge to satisfy self in in some way that goes against the will of God.
  •      The lust of the eyes – craving possessions that leads man to submit to ungodliness. When man craves for what he sees with his eyes, dissatisfaction, jealousy, and stubbornness creep into his life.
  •      The pride of life – The pride of man’s heart makes him yearn for recognition in many areas of life. Not regarding the will of God, his own thoughts become importantand lead him to crave self importance, self confidence, self suffiency, self righteousness and self centeredness. the ultimate result will be disobedience to the will of God. When we truly follow the footsteps of the Lord, we will be in the right path to become over-comers in many areas of our lives.

 

     About the Author

Lilian E. De Silva, who was born to a Christian family, was touched with the Truth of the Gospel in 1986 at the age of 44. She  was  inspired  to begin her  writing  ministry  and  started  writing  gospel  tracts.

Inspired by her husband’s  message  during a  Sunday  House  church  service,  Lilian published  her  first   book  under  the Title, ‘ The  Christ  of  Prophecy ‘, in the year 2003,  in  Sri Lanka.

The  Lord  has  given  her  opportunities  in  different  areas  to  further  the  gospel.  ‘ The Moratuwa  Fellowship  of  Christian  Women ‘,  a team of over  twenty five  members  from  various  Christian  denominations,  reached  out   with the gospel   in  Moratuwa.

The  Pastors’  Wives  Fellowship,  which  she  was led  to  start  in the  year 2005, completing  over  twelve  years (now 2018),   still continues,  gathering   Senior Pastors’  wives   from  thirteen  Christian  denominations  for fellowship  and  testimony.

The Lord led her to witness personally to a former President of Sri Lanka, at his residence.  She has  presented  her  books  to  two  Presidents  and  a  Prime  Minister,  of  Sri lanka.

She  has  presented  the  gospel  over  the  National  Radio,  National  TV and on stage. Also  at an  annual  event  ‘Fete  de  la  Musique’, at  Alliance  Francaise  Colombo, in 2011.

Lilian is the wife of Lillan De Silva, who Pastor’d  the Kadawatha  Assembly  of  ‘The Gospel  Ministries’  Church, Colombo, Sri  Lanka,  for over  twenty years  up to  the  year  2014. They  are  parents  of  three  and  grandparents  of  six,  living  in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

 

Young at heart, she performed at age 72 with her granddaughter.

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