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101 Prophecies

December 21, 2014

Each of the gospels makes clear that Jesus is the promised Messiah, God the Son sent as the Savior of the world. The Old Testament contains over one hundred prophecies about the birth, suffering and death of the Messiah. Every single one of those prophecies was fulfilled in Jesus.

Who
1.    His genealogy
▸    Child of Abraham (Genesis 12:3)
▸    Seed of Isaac (Genesis 26:4)
▸    Offspring of Judah (Genesis 49:10)
▸    Root of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1; Zechariah 3:8)
▸    Son of David 2 Samuel 7:12-16; 1 Chronicles 17:11-12; Psalm 89:27-29)
▸    Descendant of Zerubbabel (Haggai 2:3)

2.    His deity
▸    Son of God (Psalm 2:7)
▸    Eternal ruler who brings peace (Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17; 2 Samuel 23:2-4; Psalm 2:4-6; Psalm 45:6; Psalm 90:2; 102:25-27; Isaiah 48:12)
▸    Lord of David (Psalm 110:1)
▸    Sovereign (Isaiah 9:6)
▸    Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
▸    Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
▸    Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
▸    Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
▸    God (Isaiah 40:9; 45:22; Jeremiah 23:6; Zechariah 11:10)

3.    His excellence
▸    Prophet greater than Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 6:14; 8:28-29)
▸    King and Priest (Zechariah 6:12-13)
▸    King of the line of David (Jeremiah 23:5; 35-37; Psalm 132:11; Isaiah 9:7; 22:21-25; Jeremiah 33:15; Daniel 7:27; Hosea 3:5)
▸    Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18; Psalm 110:4)
▸    The Good Shepherd (Psalm 23:1; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Isaiah 40:11;  John 10)
▸    Suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-14)
▸    Filled with the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; 60:1)
▸    Light in the darkness (Psalm 112:4)
▸    Brings blessings to the whole world (Genesis 12:3; Psalm 72:17; Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16)
▸    Only Savior (Isaiah 12:2; 43:11; Acts 4:12)

When
4.    The time of His arrival
■    483 years afer the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25)
■     Before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple (Daniel 9:26)

5.    The signs of His arrival
■    Preceded by a messenger like Elijah who would preach repentance (Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1; 4:5-6)
■    At a time when Israel has malicious and wicked leader (Zechariah 11)
■    Born in the city of Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
■    Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 31:22)
■    Will be called Immanuel, God with us (Isaiah 7:14)
■    Weeping in Judea at the slaughter of children (Jeremiah 31:15)
■    Will be visited by kings and commoners (Psalm 8:2; 72:10-11)
■    Be brought up out of Egypt (Numbers 24:8; Hosea 11:1;
■    Do great miracles (Isaiah 35:5; 42:7)
■    Will speak wisdom (Isaiah 50:4;
■    Will minister in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1)
■    Zealous for the house of God (Psalm 69:9)
■    Ride into Jerusalem on a donkey’s foal and be received with Joy (Zechariah 9:9)

What
6.    His suffering
•    Be rejected in favor of another king (Zechariah 11:6; John 19:15)
•    Be rejected and despised by the Jews(Isaiah 49:7; Zechariah 12:10; John 1:12; Isaiah 53:1, 3)
•    False witnessed brought against Him (Psalms 27:12; Mark 14:57-58)
•    Forsaken by friends and family (Psalm 31:11; 38:11; 69:8)
•    Hated without reason (Psalm 35:19; 69:4)
•    Scorned by men (Psalm 22:7; 69:9)
•    Betrayed by a close friend (Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14)
•    Sold for thirty pieces of silver which would be cast back into the temple and spent on a potter’s field (Zechariah 11:12-13)
•    Be cut off for the benefit of others (Daniel 9:26)
•    Cursed and forsaken by God (Deuteronomy 21:23; Psalm 22:1; 69:26; Galatians 3:10-13)
•    Scourged (Isaiah 50:6)
•    Beard will be plucked (Isaiah 50:6)
•    Spit on (Isaiah 50:6)
•    Garments parted and gambled over (Psalm 22:18)
•    Hands and feet pierced (Psalm 22:16; Zechariah 12:10)
•    Be horribly disfigured (Isaiah 52:14)
•    Be silent in the face of affliction (Isaiah 53:7)
•    Not a bone would be broken (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalm 34:20; John 19:36)
•    Suffer intense agony and anguish of the soul (Psalm 22:14-15; Psalm 69:14-20; Isaiah 53:3)
•    Given vinegar and gall to drink (Psalm 22:15; 69:21 John 19:28)
•    Heart would rupture and pour out water (Psalm 22:14)
•    Be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9)
•    Would die and rise again (Psalm 16:9-11; 30:3; 49:15; Isaiah 25:8; Acts 2:31)

7.    His salvation
•    Bear the sin of others (Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 11; 63:8-9)
•    Make reconciliation and end of sin (Daniel 9:24)
•    His suffering would satisfy God’s justice (Isaiah 53:10-11)
•    Bring in everlasting righteousness (Daniel 9:24)
•    Overthrow death and deliver men from its bondage (Hosea 13:14)
•    Offer salvation to all (Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 11:10; 42:6; 49:6; 60:3)
•    Give His Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)
•    Bring healing to the broken hearted (Psalm 147:3)
•    Usher in a new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

Jesus is God the Son and the Savior of the word. This week remember His entrance into the world as a human. Celebrate His birth and rejoice in the marvel that God became flesh and dwelt among us. In doing so, remember all this occurred exactly as God had planned. Let us gape in wonder at the wisdom and compassion of God who would devise such a plan for our redemption. Let us humble ourselves in worship before the God who is so gloriously compassionate that He would go to such infinite lengths to save a people unto Himself. Let us lift Him up in praise and exaltation because the babe born in the manger is the God who was promised, the prophesied Savior and the Redeemer of men.

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