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
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
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
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
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