When the Word became flesh and made His dwelling with us, (John 1:14) He, fully God and completely divine became human as well. Scripture and scientists and students of prophecy have concluded that He fulfilled all of the prophecies written about His first coming, and that it is very likely that He will fulfill all of the prophecies left when HE comes back again. I’ve been fascinated with these prophecies for some time. I’ve wanted to write a post about this , and this season seems like the perfect time.
I’m sorry for the amount of posts I’ve put out this month. Many are re-blogged from elsewhere, their authors have such good words, that I wanted you to hear them. The ones that I’ve shared this month all relate to Christmas, so I’ve had a shorter window to put them out! In January, I’ll go back to my old schedule 🙂
This article is taken from here. Do visit the site for further clarification and more information. http://christianity.about.com/od/biblefactsandlists/a/Prophecies-Jesus.htm
Prophecies of Jesus Fulfilled.
Although this list is not exhaustive, you’ll find 44 messianic predictions clearly fulfilled in Jesus Christ, along with supporting references from the Old and New Testament.
1 Messiah would be born of a woman. Genesis 3:15 ( Matthew 1:20, Galatians 4:4)
2 Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 (Matthew 2:1 ,Luke 2:4-6)
3 Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14 ( Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:26-31)
4 Messiah would come from the line of Abraham. Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18 (Matthew 1:1 ,Romans 9:5) 5 Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19 , Genesis 21:12 (Luke 3:34)
6 Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob. Numbers 24:17 (Matthew 1:2)
7 Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10 (Luke 3:33, Hebrews 7:14) 8 Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne. 2 Samuel 7:12-13 ,Isaiah 9:7 (Luke 1:32-33, Romans 1:3)
9 Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7, Daniel 2:44 (Luke 1:33
10 Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 (Matthew 1:23)
11 Messiah would spend a season in Egypt. Hosea 11:1 (Matthew 2:14-15)
12 A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Jeremiah 31:15 (Matthew 2:16-18)
13 A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah .Isaiah 40:3-5 (Luke 3:3-6)
14 Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Psalm 69:8, Isaiah 53:3 (John 1:11
15 Messiah would be a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15 ( Acts 3:20-22)
16 Messiah would be preceded by Elijah. Malachi 4:5-6 (Matthew 11:13-14)
17 Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7 (Matthew 3:16-17)
18 Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1 (Matthew 2:23)
19 Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2 (Matthew 4:13-16)
20 Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4, Isaiah 6:9-10 (Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35)
21 Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1-2 (Luke 4:18-19)
22 Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4 (Hebrews 5:5-6)
23 Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6, Zechariah 9:9 (Matthew 27:37
24 Messiah would be praised by little children. Psalm 8:2 (Matthew 21:16)
25 Messiah would be betrayed. Psalm 41:9, Zechariah 11:12-13 (Luke 22:47-48
26 Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field. Zechariah 11:12-13 (Matthew 27:9-10)
27 Messiah would be falsely accused. Psalm 35:11 (Mark 14:57-58)
28 Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7 (Mark 15:4-5)
29 Messiah would be spat upon and struck. Isaiah 50:6 (Matthew 26:67)
30 Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4 ( John 15:24-25)
31 Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12 (Matthew 27:38
32 Messiah would be given vinegar to drink. Psalm 69:21 (Matthew 27:34
33 Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10 (John 20:25-27)
34 Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8 (Luke 23:35)
35 Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments. Psalm 22:18 (Luke 23:34
36 Messiah’s bones would not be broken. Exodus 12:46, Psalm 34:20 (John 19:33-36)
37 Messiah would be forsaken by God. Psalm 22:1 (Matthew 27:46)
38 Messiah would pray for his enemies. Psalm 109:4 (Luke 23:34)
39 Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side. Zechariah 12:10 (John 19:34)
40 Messiah would be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9 (Matthew 27:57-60)
41 Messiah would resurrect from the dead. Psalm 16:10, Psalm 49:15 (Matthew 28:2-7
42 Messiah would ascend to heaven. Psalm 24:7-10 (Mark 16:19
43 Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand. Psalm 68:18, Psalm 110:1 (Mark 16:19
44 Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12 (Romans 5:6-8)
Some times this life is hard. The pain and sorrow and grief can get to be overwhelming . Those times it’s difficult for me to see that God has given me moments and days and years of good and happiness and joy as well. Some days I want to see Christ so badly, I’d be all right if He came back that very moment! and some days I dream and plan and want to be there in the future, children’s graduations and weddings and grandkids ( I should mention at the outset that my children are 5 and 4 years old now!) and travel and ministry opportunities. I vacillate between the now, the then and the to- come . Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I love reading the Messianic prophecies and see how they were fulfilled in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. I also have hope reading the promises and prophecies that haven’t yet come to pass, that they will. Soon. Later. In my lifetime. Or not. But always in God’s time and part of His plan and greater purpose. For that I’m learning to find peace and joy in the present, no matter what’s going on. For that I’m resting in His promises especially that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living ( my lifetime 🙂 ) and I will wait on Him and for Him.
Psalm 27:13-14 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Merry Christmas. I have a few posts lined up for the rest of the month, but I will go back to my old schedule in the New year.
With love and joy and Christmas cheer to you and yours,