Credentials of Jesus as the Messiah through Fulfilled Prophecy

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On this Christmas Day, the day we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have assembled many of the prophesies from the Old Testament and their corresponding fulfillment in the New Testament (hundreds if not thousands of years latter) that clearly show that He is the Savior of the World! (

MERRY CHRISTMAS to You and Yours!

Topical Index of Hal's Blogs

 

Concerning His birth

Prophesied

Fulfilled

1

Born of the seed of woman

Genesis 3:15

Galatians 4:4

2

Born of a virgin

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:18-25. Luke 1:26,27,30,31

3

Descendent of Abraham

Genesis 22:15-18. Genesis 12:3

Matthew 1:1

4

Descendent of Isaac

Genesis 21:12. Genesis 17:19

Luke 3:23,34

5

Descendent of Jacob

Numbers 24:17

Luke 3:34. Matthew 1:2

6

Descendent of David

Jeremiah 23:5

Luke 3:31. Matthew 1:1

7

Tribe of Judah

Genesis 49:10

Revelation 5:5. Luke 3:33

8

Family line of Jesse

Isaiah 11:1, 10

Luke 3:32. Romans 15:12

9

Born in Bethlehem (The Bread from Heaven born in the city of Bread, John 6:51)

Micah 5:2

Matthew 2:1-6. Luke 2:4,5,7

10

Worshipped by Shepherds

Psalms 72:9

Luke 2:8-15

11

Presented with gifts

Psalms 72:10

Matthew 2:1,11

12

Herod kills the children

Jeremiah 31:15

Matthew 2:16-18

13

Escape to Egypt

Hosea 11:1

Matthew 2:14,15

 

 

 

 

 

Concerning His nature

 

 

14

He pre-existed creation

Micah 5:2

1 Peter 1:20

15

He shall be called Lord

Psalms 110:1

Acts 2:36

16

Called Immanuel (i.e., God with us)

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:22-23

17

Prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15,18-19

Acts 3:18-25

18

Priest

Psalms 110:4

Hebrews 5:5-6

19

Judge

Isaiah 33:22

John 5:22-23

20

King

Psalms 2:6

John 18:33-37

21

Anointed by the Spirit

Isaiah 11:2

Matthew 3:16-17

22

His zeal for God

Psalms 69:9

John 2:15-17

23

Declared the Son of God

Psalms 2:7. Proverbs 30:4

Luke 1:32,35. Matthew 3:17

 

 

 

 

 

Concerning His ministry

 

 

24

Preceded by a messenger that would be similar to Elijah (i.e., John the Baptist)

Isaiah 40:3. Malachi 3:1. Malachi 4:5,6

Matthew 3:1-3. Luke 7:24,27. Matthew 11:13,14

25

To begin in Galilee

Isaiah 9:1-2

Matthew 4:12-17

26

Ministry of Miracles

Isaiah 35:5-6

Matthew 9:35;11:4

27

Teacher of parables

Psalms 78:1-4

Matthew 13:34-35

28

He was to enter the temple with authority

Malachi 3:1

Matthew 21:10-12

29

Enter Jerusalem on donkey

Zechariah 9:9

Matthew 21:1-7. Mark 11:7-11

30

Stone of stumbling to Jews

Isaiah 28:16. Psalms 118:22

1 Peter 2:6-8

31

Light to Gentiles

Isaiah 49:6

Acts 13:46-48

32

Adored by children

Psalms 8:2

Matthew 21:15,16

33

Not believed

Isaiah 53:1

John 12:37,38

 

 

 

 

 

The day Jesus was crucified

 

 

34

Betrayed by a friend

Psalms 41:9

John 13:18-27

35

Sold for 30 pieces of silver

Zechariah 11:12

Matthew 26:14-15

36

30 pieces thrown in Temple

Zechariah 11:13

Matthew 27:3-5

37

30 pieces buys Potter’s field

Zechariah 11:13

Matthew 27:6-10

38

Forsaken by His disciples

Zechariah 13:7

Mark 14:27,50

39

Accused by false witnesses

Psalms 35:11,20,21

Matthew 26:59-61

41

Silent before accusers

Isaiah 53:7

Matthew 27:12-14

42

Wounded and bruised

Isaiah 53:4-6

1 Peter 2:21-25

43

Beaten and spit upon

Isaiah 50:6

Matthew 26:67-68

44

Mocked

Psalms 22:6-8

Matthew 27:27-31

45

Fell under the cross

Psalms 109:24-25

John 19:17; Luke 23:26

46

Hands and feet pierced

Psalms 22:16

John 20:24-28

47

Crucified with thieves

Isaiah 53:12

Matthew 27:38

48

Prayed for and forgave His enemies

Isaiah 53:12

Luke 23:34

49

Rejected by His own people

Isaiah 53:3. Isaiah 53:8-12

Isaiah 28:16. Psalms 118:22

John 1:11. John 19:14-15. Luke 23:18. Acts 4:11. 1 Peter 2:6-8

50

Hated without cause

Psalms 69:4

John 15:25

51

Friends stood aloof

Psalms 38:11

Luke 22:54; 23:49

52

People wag their heads

Psalms 22:7;109:25

Matthew 27:39

53

People stared at Him

Psalms 22:17

Luke 23:35

54

Cloths divided and gambled for

Psalms 22:18

John 19:23-24

55

Became very thirsty

Psalms 22:15

John 19:28

56

Gall and vinegar offered Him

Psalms 69:21

Matthew 27:34

57

His forsaken cry

Psalms 22:1

Matthew 27:46

58

Committed Himself to God

Psalms 31:5

Luke 23:46

59

Bones not broken

Psalms 34:20

John 19:32-36

60

Broken heart

Psalms 69:20;22:14

John 19:34

61

His side pierced

Zechariah 12:10

John 19:34,37

62

Darkness over the land

Amos 8:9

Luke 23:44-45

63

Buried in rich man’s tomb

Isaiah 53:9

Matthew 27:57-60

 

 

 

 

 

His Resurrection & Ascension

 

 

64

Raised from the dead

Psalms 16:8-11

Acts 2:24-31. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

65

Begotten as Son of God

Psalms 2:7

Acts 13:32-35

66

Ascended to God

Psalms 68:18

Ephesians 4:8-10

67

Seated beside God

Psalms 110:1

Hebrews 1:3,13

68

Sent the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 44:3. Joel 2:28

John 20:22. Acts 2:16,17

 


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