Kindle Price: $2.99
kindle unlimited logo
Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for Free
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Dead or Alive: The Return of Jesus by [Robinson, Robert Clifton]
Kindle App Ad

Dead or Alive: The Return of Jesus Kindle Edition


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle Book
$2.99

Word Wise: Enabled
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

As Jesus comes into Nazareth, He arrives at the synagogue to serve on a specific Sabbath as the guest speaker. He is handed the scroll from the Prophet Isaiah, which has apparently already been unrolled to the portion of scripture that would be read on that specific day.⁠1 Amazingly, the verses of scripture which has been chosen for Jesus to read from is Isaiah 61:1-2: 

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,..." Then He closed the book. --Luke chapter 4

Luke records for us that what happened next, stunned the listeners:

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

Jesus stopped reading mid-sentence at Isaiah's prophecy: "to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord...."

The rest of the verse declares:

"and the day of vengeance of our God."

As Jesus closes the scroll and hands it back to the attendant, He speaks to those who have gathered--the incredible words:

"Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

Those who heard Jesus speak were wondering two things about the manner in which He had read from Isaiah 61, and the commentary that He had made concerning this verse of scripture.

First, why Jesus did not read the entire text.
Second, how it was possible the he was fulfilling the text.

According to Isaiah, this prophecy could only be fulfilled by the coming of the Messiah. Therefore, by stating that today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing, Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah. This prophecy also speaks of two important points that will be accomplished by the arrival of the Messiah. 

First: At His first arrival He will proclaim the acceptable time for salvation.
Second: At His return He will bring the vengeance of God.

Most scholars of that day believed that the fulfillment of this prophecy would be accomplished at the same time. By omitting the second part of Isaiah's prophecy, Jesus was making it clear that the purpose of His first arrival was to bring to the world the acceptable time when God will save all those who come to Him through the sacrifice of the Messiah.

Why did Jesus not complete the rest of the sentence from the text in Isaiah, "And the day of vengeance of our God?

So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." --Luke 4:16-21

It is clear that Jesus was defining His fulfillment of these prophecies as the Messiah, in terms of two arrivals. Jesus did not come on the first occasion to proclaim the day of God's vengeance. He came to pronounce the acceptable year of the Lord.

What we learn from the way that Jesus recited this verse, from Isaiah 61:1-2, is that the Messiah will appear twice on the earth:
  1. Once for salvation
  2. A second time for judgment
First, He will arrive as the suffering and dying Messiah to pay for the sins of the world. This is the acceptable year of the Lord, the first part of Isaiah's prophecy. Then, in the last days, Jesus will return to earth a second time, at the end of seven-year Tribulation, to proclaim the day of God's vengeance.

Product details

  • File Size: 12025 KB
  • Publisher: Teach The Word Ministries, Inc; First edition (August 30, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014PU7UV2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Dead or Alive: The Return of Jesus
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Dead or Alive: The Return of Jesus