Credentials of Jesus as the Messiah through Fulfilled Prophecy

MERRY CHRISTMAS to You and Yours!

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

Concerning His birth
1Born of the seed of the woman from the bloodline of Adam as the Son of ManGenesis 3:15


Daniel 7:13,14

Galatians 4:4


Luke 3:38

John 5:26,27

Hebrews 1:6-8

Revelation 14:14

2Born of a virginIsaiah 7:14Matthew 1:18-25. Luke 1:26-35
3Descendant of AbrahamGenesis 22:15-18. Genesis 12:3J: Matthew 1:1 (3)


M: Luke 3:34 (3)

4Descendant of IsaacGenesis 21:12. Genesis 17:19J: Matthew 1:2


M: Luke 3:34

5Descendant of JacobNumbers 24:17J: Matthew 1:2


M: Luke 3:34

6Tribe of JudahGenesis 49:10J: Matthew 1:2


M: Luke 3:33

Revelation 5:5

7The family line of JesseIsaiah 11:1, 10J: Matthew 1:6


M: Luke 3:32 Romans 15:12

8Descendant of DavidJeremiah 23:5J: Matthew 1:6


M: Luke 3:31

9Born in Bethlehem (The Bread from Heaven, born in the city of Bread, John 6:51)Micah 5:2Luke 2:4-7


Matthew 2:1-6

10Worshipped by ShepherdsPsalms 72:9Luke 2:8-15
11Presented with giftsPsalms 72:10Matthew 2:1,11
12Herod kills the childrenJeremiah 31:15Matthew 2:16-18
13Escape to EgyptHosea 11:1Matthew 2:14,15
Concerning His nature
14He pre-existed creationMicah 5:21 Peter 1:20
15He shall be called LordPsalms 110:1Acts 2:36
16Called Immanuel (i.e., God with us)Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:22-23
17ProphetDeuteronomy 18:15,18-19Acts 3:18-25
18PriestPsalms 110:4Hebrews 5:5-6
19JudgeIsaiah 33:22John 5:22-23
20KingPsalms 2:6John 18:33-37
21Anointed by the SpiritIsaiah 11:2Matthew 3:16-17
22His zeal for GodPsalms 69:9John 2:15-17
23Declared the Son of GodPsalms 2:7. Proverbs 30:4Luke 1:32,35. Matthew 3:17
Concerning His ministry
24Preceded by a messenger that would be similar to Elijah (i.e., John the Baptist)Isaiah 40:3. Malachi 3:1. Malachi 4:5,6Matthew 3:1-3. Luke 7:24,27. Matthew 11:13,14
25To begin in GalileeIsaiah 9:1-2Matthew 4:12-17
26Ministry of MiraclesIsaiah 35:5-6Matthew 9:35;11:4
27Teacher of parablesPsalms 78:1-4Matthew 13:34-35
28He was to enter the temple with authorityMalachi 3:1Matthew 21:10-12
29Entered Jerusalem on a donkeyZechariah 9:9Matthew 21:1-7. Mark 11:7-11
30Stone of stumbling to JewsIsaiah 28:16. Psalms 118:221 Peter 2:6-8
31Light to GentilesIsaiah 49:6Acts 13:46-48
32Adored by childrenPsalms 8:2Matthew 21:15,16
33Not believedIsaiah 53:1John 12:37,38
 Gave sight to the blindPsalms 146:8
Isaiah 42:6,7
Matthew 9:27-30
John 9:7;9:32-33;10:21
Calmed the seas and lead the Apostles to safetyPsalms 107:25-30John 6:16-21
Wrote the names of apostates in the dirtJeremiah 17:13 ESV, HCSBJohn 8:2-11
The day Jesus was crucified
34Betrayed by a friendPsalms 41:9John 13:18-27
35Sold for 30 pieces of silverZechariah 11:12Matthew 26:14-15
3630 pieces thrown in TempleZechariah 11:13Matthew 27:3-5
3730 pieces buys Potter’s fieldZechariah 11:13Matthew 27:6-10
38Forsaken by His disciplesZechariah 13:7Mark 14:27,50
39Accused by false witnessesPsalms 35:11,20,21Matthew 26:59-61
41Silent before accusersIsaiah 53:7Matthew 27:12-14
42Wounded and bruisedIsaiah 53:4-61 Peter 2:21-25
43Beaten and spit uponIsaiah 50:6Matthew 26:67-68
44MockedPsalms 22:6-8Matthew 27:27-31
45Fell under the crossPsalms 109:24-25John 19:17; Luke 23:26
46Hands and feet piercedPsalms 22:16John 20:24-28
47Crucified with thievesIsaiah 53:12Matthew 27:38
48Prayed for and forgave His enemiesIsaiah 53:12Luke 23:34
49Rejected by His own peopleIsaiah 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
50Hated without causePsalms 69:4John 15:25
51Friends stood aloofPsalms 38:11Luke 22:54; 23:49
52People wag their headsPsalms 22:7;109:25Matthew 27:39
53People stared at HimPsalms 22:17Luke 23:35
54Cloths divided and gambled forPsalms 22:18John 19:23-24
55Became very thirstyPsalms 22:15John 19:28
56Gall and vinegar offered HimPsalms 69:21Matthew 27:34
57His forsaken cryPsalms 22:1Matthew 27:46
58Committed Himself to GodPsalms 31:5Luke 23:46
59Bones not brokenPsalms 34:20John 19:32-36
60Broken heartPsalms 69:20;22:14John 19:34
61His side piercedZechariah 12:10John 19:34,37
62Darkness over the landAmos 8:9Luke 23:44-45
63Buried in rich man’s tombIsaiah 53:9Matthew 27:57-60
His Resurrection & Ascension
64Raised from the deadPsalms 16:8-11Acts 2:24-31
65Begotten as Son of GodPsalms 2:7Acts 13:32-35
66Ascended to GodPsalms 68:18Ephesians 4:8-10
67Seated beside GodPsalms 110:1Hebrews 1:3,13
68Sent the Holy SpiritIsaiah 44:3. Joel 2:28John 20:22. Acts 2:16,17

(Peace, Wholeness, Success)

Dear friend, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. 
(3 John 1:2 NET)

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Hal has been teaching the Bible for over three decades. Presently, He desires to honor Jesus Christ through this Internet teaching ministry, thereby glorifying the Heavenly Father in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He believes, second to cultivating his relationship with God that raising his family unto the Lord is the most significant task for him while on Earth. Furthermore, Hal believes that being a successful leader in the church or workplace is no substitute for failing to be a successful leader at home.

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