Messianic Prophecy

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Messianic Prophecy: A Definition
The term "Messianic prophecy" refers to a compilation of over one hundred predictions (conservative estimate) in the Old Testament regarding the Messiah. They have undeniable accuracy even though these prophecies were recorded by numerous writers into various books over 1000 years. We are assured that these prophecies were not conspired after the fact due to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint. These items are existed prior to Jesus' time on earth.

Messianic Prophecy: The Fulfillment
Jesus Christ fulfilled the Messianic Prophecy foretold by the Old Testament authors. Study the prophecies yourself and consider the probability of just one person fulfilling even a few of these specific prophecies! Luke 24:44 says, "Then he said, 'When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me by Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must all come true.'"

Consider these Old Testament prophecies and the New Testament fulfillment by Christ:

  • Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7)
  • Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21-23) as a descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3; 22:18; Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16), of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10; Luke 3:23, 33; Hebrews 7:14), and of the house of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16; Matthew 1:1)
  • Herod killing the infants (Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:16-18)
  • Taken to Egypt (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:14-15)
  • Heralded by the messenger of the Lord (John the Baptist) (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 3:1-3)
  • Anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; Matthew 3:16-17)
  • Preached good news (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:14-21)
  • Performed miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6; Matthew 9:35)
  • Cleansed the Temple (Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12-13)
  • Ministered in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:12-16)
  • Entered Jerusalem as a king on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:4-9)
  • First presented Himself as King 173,880 days from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25; Matthew 21:4-11)
  • Rejected by Jews (Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:7)
  • Died a humiliating death (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53) involving: rejection (Isaiah 53:3; John 1:10-11; 7:5,48), betrayal by a friend (Psalm 41:9; Luke 22:3-4; John 13:18), sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:14-15), silence before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12-14), being mocked (Psalm 22: 7-8; Matthew 27:31), beaten (Isaiah 52:14; Matthew 27:26), spit upon (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 27:30), piercing His hands and feet (Psalm 22:16; Matthew 27:31), being crucified with thieves (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:38), praying for His persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34), piercing His side (Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34), given gall and vinegar to drink (Psalm 69:21, Matthew 27:34, Luke 23:36), no broken bones (Psalm 34:20; John 19:32-36), buried in a rich man's tomb (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60), casting lots for His garments (Psalm 22:18; John 19:23-24).
  • Rose from the dead! (Psalm 16:10; Mark 16:6; Acts 2:31)
  • Ascended into Heaven (Psalm 68:18; Acts 1:9)
  • Sat down at the right hand of God (Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 1:3)

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