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1. The Messiah (Christ) must be from the lineage of King David.
2 Sam 7:12 (Written in the late 10th century BC)
Jeremiah 23:5 (Written 585-580 BC)
Psalm 89:3-4 (Written from the 10th to the 5th centuries)
Matthew 1 shows Jesus as descended from King David
2. The Messiah must be born in Bethlehem.
Micah 5:2 (740 – 710 BC)
Luke 2:4-20 shows Jesus birth in Bethlehem
3. The Messiah would be born of a virgin (virgin can mean no sex or young woman) Mary (Miriam) was only 14 years old and had never been with a man fulfilling both possibilities.
Isa 7:14 (700 - 680 BC)
Matt 1 and Luke 1 mention this fulfillment
4. The Messiah would be the “seed of a woman” to destroy the works of the devil.
Gen 3:15 (1445 – 1405 BC)
Seed (descendant) of a woman (and not a man) shows that no man would be used in his birth.
This prophecy had it’s first fulfillment on the cross but will be completely fulfilled as noted in Rev. 20:10.
5. Judah (Judea) would not lose its ability to rule and judge until the Messiah comes.
Gen 49:10 (1445 – 1405 BC)
Josephus wrote in the 1st century that Judea lost its ability to judge and rule in 11AD. Jesus (Yeshua) was born approx. 6 BC.
6. The Messiah would perform miracles as part of His ministry.
Isa 35:5-6 (700 – 680 BC)
Isa 29:18 (700 – 680 BC)
The NT gospels are filled with testimonies of Jesus miracles.
7. The Gentiles (Other Nations) will believe in Him but mainly not believed in by His own people (Jews).
Isa 8:14, 28:16, 49:6, 50:6, 60:3 (700 – 680 BC)
Psalms 22:7-8, 118:22 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Mentioned in 1 Peter 2:7
8. A messenger from the “wilderness” will prepare the way for Him.
Isa 40:3 (700 – 680 BC)
Mal 3:1 (430 – 420 BC)
Fulfilled in John the Baptizer. Matt 3:1-3, 11:10, John 1:23, Luke 1:17)
9. The EXACT day of His public revealing to Israel.
Dan 9:24-27 (536 – 530 BC)
490 years total for God to deal with Israel from the issuing of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem by King Cyrus. 7 years before the end there would be a stop in the time decree for The Messiah to be “Cut Off” for the sins of His people (crucifixion). Sometime after this the last 7 years of the decree will resume. 483 years TO THE DAY after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem was given, Jesus road into Jerusalem announcing His coming. The Messiah would have had to be born and in His earthly ministry prime at EXACTLY this time.
10. The Messiah will enter Jerusalem riding a donkey.
Zech 9:9 (520 – 470 BC)
Fulfilled Matt 21:5, Luke 19:32-37
11. The Messiah will be beaten and spit on.
Isa 50:6 (700 – 680 BC)
Fulfilled in Matt 26:67, 27:26-30
12. He will be pierced (speared).
Zech 12:10 (520 – 470 BC)
Fulfilled in John 19:34
13. The Messiah will be pierced through His hands and feet.
Psalm 22:16 (10 to the 5th century BC)
Crucifixion had not been thought up at the time of this writing.
Fulfilled in the crucifixion story in the New Testament gospels and epistles.
14. The Passover was given to God’s people to foretell the real sacrifice of the “Lamb of God” to take away the sins of the world.
Jesus was crucified on the Passover
15. The Messiah’s bones would not be broken.
Exodus 12 commands that the Passover lambs bones could not be broken. (1445 – 1405 BC)
Psalms 34:20 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Fulfilled in John 19:33 (the soldiers were supposed to break the legs of the person to ensure death but through the piercing of the side He was pronounced dead)
16. They would divide His clothing and cast lots for them
Psalms 22:18 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Fulfilled in John 19:23-24
17. The Messiah would be given vinegar and gall to drink.
Psalm 69:21 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Fulfilled in Matt 27:34, 48
18. The Messiah would cry out My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?
Psalm 22:1 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Fulfilled in Matt 27:46
19. The Messiah would not decay in the grave but be resurrected.
Psalm 16:10 (10th to the 5th century BC)
Fulfilled in John 20, Luke 24
20. He would be known as the Son of God
Psalm 2:7 (10th to the 5th century BC)
As noted throughout the New Testament
There are over 60 prophecies referenced over 300 times concerning the Messiah, here is just a partial list of 20. Jesus exactly fulfilled every prophecy. This mathematically could not be done by anyone but supernaturally the one man Jesus fulfilled them all.
The really amazing ones are the ones that had to be fulfilled before the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Look below at the prophecy written by Isaiah about how God used Jesus as a substitute for us and how He paid the price to take away all of man’s sin. (written approx 700 years before Christ)
Isa 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 9 And they made His grave with the wicked — but with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Darrell Collins, Apostle