Behold the Man


“And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil…” – (Gen.3:22).

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” – (Is.9:6).

“Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; and speak unto him, saying, Behold the man whose name is the branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: Even he shall build the temple of the Lord: and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; sand he shall be a priest upon his throne…” – (Zach.6:11-13).

“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man” – (Jn.19:5).


   A book and movie entitled “The Man” by Irving Wallace was about the first black president of the U.S. “The Man” is a phrase used today to denote the boss, the man in authority and no man is higher than our President. A ‘reverend’ in a Detroit church introduced mayor Young with “Behold the Man,” a blasphemous title to give to any human political leader because it belongs to Christ alone.


   But for 6000 years before “The Man” was a president, “The Man” was the king. The prophet Samuel was told by God to anoint the first king of Israel – Saul. It is written in (I Sam.9:17). “And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the Man whom I spake to thee of! This same shall reign over my people.” When the Lord Jesus Christ was whipped and mocked as a king by putting a crown of thorns on his head and a purple robe because he was accused by the Jewish leaders of being the king of the Jews – Pilate presented him to them and said – “Behold the man” – (Jn.19:5). And in (vs.14) Pilate said – “Behold your king.”



   Jesus Christ is “The Man.” He is the one prophesied to rule over the planet earth forever as King of Kings. Not just king of the Jews but emperor over all the earth of both Jew and Gentiles. He will be both political leader and religious leader because he is the Lord and he will be worshipped. “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Yes, Jesus Christ is “The Man. He will be the man in authority over the whole earth. He will come back in power and great glory at Armageddon and assume full power over the earth-both political power and religious power – because He is the Lord. He won’t be mocked and crucified this time as Savior.


   Behold the man, Christ Jesus. Behold the perfect man, the man without sin – the Son of Man. Pilate said three times – “I find no fault in him.” Peter said we are redeemed “With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” – (I Pet.1:17). Jesus Christ, the perfect man, the perfect sacrifice, redeemed us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. Pilate had no idea that his three words – “Behold the Man” fulfilled Old Testament prophecy. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many” – (Rom.5:12,15).


   Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Son of man. Adam was the first man who sinned and God sent His Son to be born as a man to become the Savior of man. One man Adam sinned and brought death, and so the second man, the Lord Jesus Christ, without sin, became our Savior to cleanse us of our sins and conquer death. Behold the man, Christ Jesus, dying on the cross for the sins of the world. O’ yes, Jesus Christ is “The Man.” Sin took place on a tree, so therefore sin is forgiven by Jesus’ blood on the tree-cross. He died on the cross with a crown of thorns bearing the curse of sin upon Himself but He will come back wearing many crowns as King of Kings – (Rev.19:12). Then shall be brought to pass the prophecy of (Zach.6:11-13) Behold the man whose name is the branch, and he shall bear the glory and rule as king and priest on his throne.” The Lord Jesus Christ is “The Man. He’s the Branch of David who came the first time as a suffering Savior carrying the branch of the tree-cross on His back to Calvary and He’s coming back in glory as emperor over the whole earth. He will be the executive branch and the judicial branch and the legislative branch. He’s “The Man” – amen. The man on the lowliest branch of Calvary will become the highest branch of all ruling over the earth. (Ezk. 17: 22-24). The man who humbled himself on the tree cross shall be exalted above all. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death , even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is lord to the glory of God the father.” – (Philip.2:6-11).


   Everyone on earth and in heaven and in hell will bow down and worship him. There is none in God’s universe who is more entitled to be called “The Man” – than the Lord Jesus. Behold the man – the Savior – King Jesus.


   Just before Jesus comes back, the Devil’s man, the Beast will rule over the earth as emperor and be worshipped as God – for a few short years. I believe he will be the president of the U.S. and the head of the last empire on earth before Jesus returns. He is also called Antichrist and unsaved men will worship him instead of Christ. I can see this wicked man walk out on the world’s stage and they will say –“Behold the man” in blasphemy of Jesus Christ. Already the president is called “The Man.” The false prophet will point to him and say – “Behold the man” and cause the world to worship him. Unsaved people who reject the spotless, sinless Lamb of God will receive the wicked beast who is “Like unto a leopard” full of spots and sins. 666 is the number of the beast – “For it is the number of a man” – (Rev.13:2,18). The Beast will be “The Man” for a few years – the devil’s man not God’s man – Mr. 666.


   Receive the Son of man, the Lord Jesus, as your Savior now. “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, THE MAN Christ Jesus – (I Tim.2:4,5). Behold the man Christ Jesus dying on the cross for your sins so you can make peace with God. As God’s ambassador I beseech you to be reconciled to God by Jesus Christ. “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation: to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” – (2 Cor.5:18,19).


   Repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus in your heart in truth and you will be saved. Saved from eternal death in the lake of fire. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” – (Acts 4:12). If you will not be saved by the Man Christ Jesus, then you will before long worship the man Antichrist. Become a new creature in Christ. He’s the God man – both God and man. The Son of man and the Son of God.


He proved He was God when His blood He shed

He proved He was God when He rose from the dead


Behold the Man – Christ Jesus our Lord!


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705