The Prophecies About Jesus
Over 400 predictions concerning the coming Messiah may be found in the Old Testament alone. Each and every one of them was entirely fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Do you have any idea what the chances are of it happening are? Consider the implications of a single individual fulfilling every prophecy about the coming Messiah, the Savior of the world. The likelihood of only eight (of the approximately 400) predictions being fulfilled in any one individual who has lived up to the current day was calculated by a professor called Peter Stoner and 600 students over the course of several years.
21 After becoming a Christian, Lee Strobel conducted some calculations in order to find out what this would look like in real life, and he came up with this result.
He would be authorized to bend down and pick up a tile only once throughout the course of the day.
According to these chances, just eight Old Testament predictions would come to fruition in any one individual throughout all of history!” 22 Here are just a few examples of the more than 400 Old Testament prophecies that Jesus fulfilled throughout his life:
Prophecy: The Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel. (Genesis 49:10)
Over 400 predictions regarding the coming Messiah may be found in the Hebrew Scriptures. Every one of these requirements was fully met by Jesus Christ. How likely is it that anything like this will occur? Consider the implications of a single individual fulfilling every prophecy about the coming Messiah, the Savior of the world: Jesus Christ. The likelihood of merely eight (of the approximately 400) predictions being fulfilled in any one individual who has lived up to the current day was calculated by a professor called Peter Stoner and 600 students in the course of his research.
21 After becoming a Christian, Lee Strobel conducted some calculations in order to see what this would look like in the actual world.
A single time bending down to pick up a tile would be allowed under this condition.
According to these chances, just eight Old Testament predictions would come to fruition in any one individual throughout all of human history! 22 Following is an example of just a few of the more than 400 Old Testament prophecies that Jesus FULFILLED:
Prophecy: The Messiah would be a descendant of King David. (Jeremiah 23:5, Psalms 132:11)
MET: Jesus was a descendant of King David, which was a requirement. The Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 1:1-16)
Prophecy: Micah 5:2 says that the one true Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem.
JESUS was a descendant of King David, which was a prophecy that was fulfilled. (15:1-16) (Matthew 1:16)
Prophecy: In Isaiah 7:14, it says that the Messiah would be born of a virgin.
FULFILLED: Jesus was born by the Virgin Mary; thus (Matthew 1:22, Matthew 1:23, Luke 2:7)
Prophecy: Psalms 2:7 says that the Messiah would be the Son of God. “I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.’”
FILLED: “The angel replied, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.'” FULFILLED: As a result, the holy one who will be born will be referred to as the Son of God.” (See also Luke 1:35)
Prophecy: Isaiah 53:2 says the Messiah would grow up in poverty. “He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”
“Isn’t this the carpenter?” says the narrator. What if he isn’t Mary’s son as well as the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon, and not his own? Were his sisters not present with us?’ Moreover, they were offended by him.” (Matthew 6:3)
Prophecy: The Messiah would heal the sick. “Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer and the tongue of the dumb will sing for joy.” (Isaiah 35:5-6)
THE GOAL HAS BEEN ACHIEVED: “The blind acquire sight, the crippled walk, those who have leprosy are cured, those who are deaf hear, those who are dead are raised, and the good news is broadcast to the poor.” (See Matthew 11:5 for further information.)
Prophecy: The Messiah would speak in parables. (Psalms 78:2)
FILLED: “Jesus stated all of these things to the audience in parables; he did not say anything to them without first relating it to them in some way.” (Matthew 13:34; Mark 10:45)
Prophecy: Zechariah 9:9 says that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
ARRANGEMENT COMPLETED: “They brought it to Jesus, flung their clothes onto the colt, and mounted Jesus.” As he traveled along the road, folks spread their cloaks on the roadside. When he got close to the point where the route descends the Mount of Olives, the entire crowd of disciples burst into applause, praising God for all the wonders they had witnessed and exclaiming, ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!’ I pray for “peace on earth and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19:35-38; Mark 10:35-38)
Prophecy: Psalms 41:9 says that the Messiah would be betrayed by a close friend, one whom He trusted, one with whom He broke bread.
FULFILLED: Jesus’ disciple, Judas, betrayed him and died as a result. The Bible says (John 13:18, John 13:21, and Matthew 26:21-25).
Prophecy: The Messiah would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)
“Then one of the Twelve, Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you ready to offer me if I turn him up to you?'” FULFILLED: As a result, they counted out thirty pieces of silver for him.” (Matthew 26:14-15; Mark 12:14-15)
Prophecy: The thirty pieces of silver used to purchase the Messiah’s betrayal would be used to buy a potters field. (Zechariah 11:13)
The money from Judas’ suicide was used to purchase a potters’ field, which was later completed. (See Matthew 27:7 for further information.)
Prophecy: He would be denied by his disciples. “Strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” (Zechariah 13:7)
“Then everyone left him and fled,” the author writes. (Matthew 14:50)
Prophecy: Isaiah 53:3 says that the Messiah would be despised and rejected by men.
The prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus was despised, rejected, and crucified. (Luke 23:20-23; Matthew 23:20-23)
Prophecy: The Messiah would be mocked by his enemies. (Psalms 22:7-8)
“Those who went by threw obscenities at him, shaking their heads and screaming, ‘You who are going to demolish the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself!'” Assuming that you are the Son of God, please come down from the cross! His mockery was reciprocated by the leading priests, professors of the law, and other respected seniors. The critics pointed out that he had saved others, but that he was unable to save himself! He’s the King of Israel, after all! Allow him to come down from the cross at this time, and we will believe in him.
He places his faith in God. Allow God to rescue him now if he so desires, for he has stated, ‘I am the Son of God.’ He was likewise insulted by the robbers who were hanged alongside him in the same way.” (Matthew 27:39-44) (Matthew 27:39-44)
Prophecy: The Messiah would die in a brutal way, his hands and feet pierced. (Psalms 22:14-17)
Jesus was beaten, put on a cross, and crucified, and his mission was completed. (12:63; Luke 23:32; John 19:18; Luke 23:32-33; Luke 22:63; Luke 23:32-33; John 19:18)
Prophecy: The Messiah would be given gall and vinegar to drink. (Psalms 69:21)
EXAMPLE OF COMPLETION: Jesus was beaten, nail him on a cross, and crucify him; In the Bible (Luke 22:63, Luke 23:32-33, John 19:18), there are several references to a man who is a thief.
Prophecy: “They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” (Psalms 22:18)
EXAMPLE OF COMPLETION: Jesus was beaten, nail him on the cross, and crucified. In the Bible (Luke 22:63, Luke 23:32-33, John 19:18), Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
Prophecy: His bones would not be broken. “He protects all His bones, not one of them will be broken.” (Psalms 34:20)
“As a result, the soldiers came and shattered the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then the legs of the other.” However, when they arrived at Jesus’ location and saw that he had already died, they did not break his legs.” (See also John 19:32-33)
Prophecy: “I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.” (Isaiah 50:6)
It was fulfilled when, in Matthew 26:67-68, they spit in His face and smacked Him in the face with their hands.
Prophecy: He would be flogged. Isaiah 53:5 says, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
“Then he freed Barabbas to them,” the narrator says. “However, he flogged Jesus and gave him over to be crucified,” says the Bible. In Matthew 27:26, the Bible says, Isaiah not only describes the flogging that Christ would experience, but he also reveals the reason why Christ would suffer—to deliver us from the judgment of sin and death—in order to save us from ourselves.
Prophecy: Isaiah 53:7 says, “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He did not open his mouth.”
“When He was accused by the chief priests and the elders, He did not respond,” the Bible says. Then Pilate questioned Him, saying, ‘Don’t you hear the evidence they’re presenting against you?’ But Jesus didn’t say anything, not even in response to a single allegation, much to the governor’s surprise.” (Matthew 27:12-14; Mark 1:12-14)
Prophecy: Isaiah 53:12 says that the Messiah would atone for the sin of man. “He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
FULFILED: “Through the shedding of his blood, God offered Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, to be received by faith.” The reason he did this was to illustrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance, he had allowed the transgressions committed previously to go unpunished.” (See also Romans 3:25)
Prophecy: “The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’” (Psalms 110:1) The Messiah would sit at the right hand of God and have authority over everything.
FULFILED: “Through the shedding of his blood, God offered Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, to be received by faith. ” The reason he did this was to display his righteousness, because in his tolerance, he had allowed the offenses done previously to remain unpunished.” In the Bible, this is stated as Romans 3:25.
Did Jesus Fulfill Old Testament Prophecy?
To put it another way, the Old Testament is a jigsaw puzzle of complicated pieces that must be assembled. The multiple parts are perplexing on their own — but when they are put together in sufficient numbers to complete the intended image, they become clear. As a result, the New Testament serves as a decryption key for deciphering the meaning of the Old Testament. Here are a few examples of prophecies that Jesus fulfilled: A messenger (John the Baptist) announced His birth in Bethlehem, and He entered Jerusalem on a donkey.
Peter Stoner, in his classic bookScience Speaks, calculated the chance of any man fulfilling these prophecies, even down to the present time, to be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 17th power). How can anyone think that Jesus just “happened” to be in the right place at the right time? It’s no coincidence.
A more accurate analogy would be to say that the Old Testament is similar to a complex jigsaw puzzle. In and of itself, the many parts seem perplexing, but when they are put together in sufficient numbers to complete the desired image, they become clear. As a result, the New Testament serves as a decryption key for deciphering the meaning of the Hebrew Bible. Some examples of prophetic fulfillment by Jesus include: In the beginning, He was born in Bethlehem, followed by a messenger (John the Baptist), rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, was betrayed by a friend who received thirty pieces of silver, remained silent before His accusers, and died in the manner that the Romans used for criminals (the crucifixion), during which they pierced His hands and feet.
Three side-by-side examples of how the New Testament builds upon an element (which scholars refer to as a “type”)in the Old Testament:
Old Testament: “Then Moses summoned all of Israel’s elders and instructed them to “choose out and select lambs for yourself according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb” (Exodus 12:21). “For verily Christ, our Passover, was slaughtered on our behalf,” says the New Testament (1 Corinthians 5:7). The Jewish festival of Passover commemorates God’s liberation of the Israelite people from slavery in Egypt during the time of Abraham. Because of Pharaoh’s continuing refusal to free the Israelites, according to Bible history, the tenth and last plague – the death of every firstborn — was brought on by his intransigence.
The Egyptians, especially Pharaoh, suffered the loss of their firstborn children.
Scholarly sources uniformly agree that Jesus was killed around the time of the Passover holiday, which further establishes His identify as the Passover lamb on the cross.
To compare and contrast, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem five days before the Passover sacrifices were to be offered in the temple; He entered Jerusalem on the day of lamb selection, therefore choosing to become the ultimate Lamb of God.
He Was to Enter Jerusalem On a Donkey
“Rejoice mightily, O daughter of Zion!” says the Old Testament. O daughter of Jerusalem, let your voice be heard! See, your king is on his way to you; He is just and has redemption; He is lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, a donkey’s foal” (Zechariah 9:9). “And they brought it to Jesus, and placing their cloaks on the colt, they mounted Jesus on it,” according to the New Testament. Meanwhile, they spread their cloaks across the road as He rode by them. As He drew near — and was already on his way down the Mount of Olives — the entire crowd of His followers burst into applause and shouted praises to God for all the amazing wonders they had witnessed (Luke 19:35-37).
A “Light” to the Gentiles
And now the Lord says to me, He who formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back into His presence; and that Israel might be gathered to Him — for I am honored in the Lord’s sight, and my God has become my strength — he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach (See Isaiah 49:5-6 for more).
For thus the Lord has instructed us, saying, “I have created you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” (New Testament) Upon hearing this, the Gentiles burst into song, celebrating the Lord’s Word, and all those who were appointed to eternal life repented and trusted in Him.” (See Acts 13:47–48.) Just this morning, I was reading the book of Isaiah.
Only a few verses (verses 4-6): “Despite the fact that he took on our sorrow and bore our suffering, we thought him to have been chastised by God, struck down, and tormented.
We have all gone astray, like sheep, and each of us has chosen his own path, and the Lord has placed the guilt of all of us on him.”
Three Objections by Skeptics
Skeptics object to the assumption that various sections of Old Testament prophecy foretell events in the life of Jesus, arguing that this is not the case. They argue that the New Testament writers purposely tailored their work to correspond to passages in the Old Testament to make it more believable. Moreover, they claim that the New Testament writers exaggerated the significance of obscure references, and that they lifted such references out of context by taking a term or detail from another event in the Gospels and placing it into the original event.
Skeptic Objection1: The Gospel writers deliberately crafted their biographies of Jesus to make Jesus appear to fulfill Old Testament prophecy.
There are various grounds to think that the Gospel authors properly portrayed Jesus’ life and words – even at the risk of being persecuted. They did not play to the expectations of their listeners, which was understandable. It’s important to remember that the Christian church was through significant persecution at the time the Gospels were written. Excruciating and barbaric methods of execution were used to punish many Christians for their religion, including the crucifixion, being burnt alive, and being given to wild animals.
Furthermore, they did not portray Jesus as great and mighty, but rather as low and humble, which was in fact His intention in surrendering His life.
So that His mission might be accomplished, Jesus willingly enabled Rome to murder him.
Skeptic Objection2: Old Testament types and foreshadowings are typically stretched and contrived, and therefore offer little evidential support for Jesus being the Messiah.
Certainly, some Christians have a tendency to exaggerate the significance of Old Testament typology or to imply underlying symbolism that might or might not exist. However, we are only left with two possibilities to examine in this situation: A combination of 1) deliberate artifice or 2) supernatural orchestration can account for the remarkable congruence between Old Testament writings and New Testament aspects of Jesus’ life, which cannot be explained otherwise. As you can see, a convincing cumulative case for Jesus as the Messiah certainly favors the second alternative, as demonstrated by the evidence presented in this article.
Skeptic Objection3: The Gospel writers took Old Testament texts out of context in order to prove that Jesus was the Messiah.
In addition to Jews and later Christians who authored commentaries to explain Old Testament passages, several New Testament writers cited Old Testament terms and placed them in a new context as well. There were a few distinct schools of thought that developed throughout the early years of the church on how this should be handled. A word or detail might be taken out of context by the interpreters of the School of Alexandria, for example, in order to highlight and strengthen an interpretation of a spiritual significance.
- Diodore of Tarsus, who lived about 390 years ago, was a leading figure in this second school of thought.
- He attempted to exercise caution in order to avoid excessive and overreaching applications.
- Hall, Diodore’s goal was to protect against the production of meaning “out of thin air.” A similar distinction was made by St.
- Another aspect to keep in mind is that it was Jesus’ own actions and utterances that caused the New Testament writers to identify His resemblance to the Old Testament.
Again, returning to the jigsaw analogy, the more pieces of the puzzle were fitted together, the more it began to reveal Jesus’ presence.
Summary of Old Testament Prophecy Fulfilled by Jesus
Speaking of jigsaw pieces, let’s wrap up this blog article with a list of Old Testament prophesy that you may read for yourself to complete the picture. If you actually want to verify what the Bible teaches, investing the time in this exercise will be well worth your while. Isn’t it true that having a Bible that you never open absolutely contradicts the point of God providing us with His Word? The Bible should be treated as a study guide, not as an inviolable relic that must not be opened — or even scribbled up!
- His Birth and Early Years in the U.S.
- The setting is described in Numbers 24:17, 19; Micah 5:2.
- In Genesis 12:3 and 49:10, in Numbers 24:19, Deuteronomy 18,18-19, in Psalm 21,1 and 59:20, in Isaiah 59:20, and in Jeremiah 33:16, he is given a mission and a mission for his office.
- Gentile conversion is mentioned in Isaiah 11:10, Deuteronomy 32:43, Psalms 18:49, 19:4, and 117:1, Isaiah 42:1, 45:23, and 49:6, Hosea 1:10, 2:23, and Joel 2:32, among other places.
- Psalms 2:7, 78:2, Isaiah 2:3, 61:1, Micah 4:2, and other passages were preached.
- Psalms 8:2; 118:25-26; Zechariah 9:9 are examples of triumphal entries.
- Psalms 2:1-2, 27:12, 35:11, and 109:2 are examples of false accusations.
- Psalms 22:7-8, 16; 109:25 are examples of mockery.
Psalms 2:7; 16:8-10; 30:3; 41:10; 118:17; Psalms 30:3; 41:10; 118:17 His Ascension to the Throne of God (See Psalms 16:11, 24:7, 68:18, 110:1, and 118:19 for more information.) His Second Advent (also known as His Second Coming) Verse 3–6 of Psalm 50; Isaiah 9:6-7; 66:18; Daniel 7:13–14; Zechariah 12:10–8; Zechariah 14:4–8 His Universal, Everlasting Dominion is found in 1 Chronicles 17:11-14, Psalms 2:6-8, 8:6; 45:6; 7; 72:8; 110:1-3, Isaiah 9:7, Daniel 7:14, and many more passages.
Did Jesus fulfill Old Testament prophecy? Yes! Butstudyto know for yourself.
While we’re on the subject of jigsaw pieces, let’s wrap up this blog article with a list of Old Testament prophesy that you may read for yourself. If you actually want to verify what the Bible teaches, investing the time in this exercise will be well worth your while! Isn’t it true that having a Bible that you never open absolutely defeats the point of God providing us with His Word in the first place? The Bible should be treated as a study guide, not as an inviolable relic that cannot be opened – or even scribbled up!
- His Early Years and Childhood Consider the following fact: Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, and Jeremiah 31:22 are all references to the creation story.
- Psalm 72:10, 15; Isaiah 60:3, 6 are examples of adoration by Magi.
- Exodus 18:15 identifies the prophet as Moses-like.
- Isa 9:1–2 describes the ministry in Galilee.
Jewish and Gentile Rejection of His Passion: Psalms 2:1; 22:12; 41:5; 56:5; 69:8; 118:22-23; Isaiah 6:9-10; 8:14; 29:13; 53:1; 65:2; Isaiah 6:9-10, 8:14; 29:13; 53:1; 65:2; Isaiah 6:9-10; Isaiah 8:14; 29:13; 53:1; Isaiah 65:2 Scripture references for persecution include Psalms 22:6, 35:7, 12, 56:5, 71:10, and 109:2; Isaiah 49:7, and 53:3; and Proverbs 22:6.
Psalm 41:9, 55:13, and Zechariah 13:6 all speak about betrayal by a friend.
Psalm 38:13; Isaiah 53:7 are examples of biblical silence in the face of accusation Verse 22-8, 16; 109:25 are examples of mockery.
2.7.1; 16.8-10; 30:3; 41:10; 118:17; Psalms 2:7; 16.8-10; 30:3; 41:10.
(See Psalms 16:11, 24:7, 68:18, 110:1, and 118:19 for further information.) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ Verse 3–6 of Psalm 50; Isaiah 9:6-7; 66:18; Daniel 7:13–14; Zechariah 12:10–8, Zechariah 14:4–8; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14; Psalms 2:6-8; 8:6; 45:6; 7; 72:8; 110:1-3; Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 7:14; Psalms 2:6-8; 8:6; 45:6; 7; 72:8; 110:1-3;
The Mathematical Probability that Jesus is the Christ
It is because of the extremely remote possibility of fulfillment that prophecy serves as an evidence of divine authorship of the Scriptures, and consequently serves as a witness to the reliability of the Message of the Scriptures. Predictions can be made by anybody. Having those forecasts come true is a very other experience. In fact, the more the number of claims made about the future, and the greater the level of detail, the less probable it is that the precise fulfillment will occur. For example, what are the chances of someone forecasting today the precise city in which the birth of a future leader will take place, long into the twenty-first century, without any prior knowledge?
- In addition, what are the chances of accurately forecasting the specific way of death that a fresh unknown religious leader would suffer a thousand years from now – a manner of death that is currently unknown and is expected to stay undiscovered for hundreds of years?
- Another question is: what are the chances of correctly forecasting the exact date of the emergence of some great future leader hundreds of years in the future?
- So, if you had 50 precise prophesies about a person in the future, who you had never met before, what is the odds that this person would come true and fulfill all 50 of your predictions?
- For instance, how does someone “arrange” to be born into a particular family?
- So how does one “plan” one’s own death – and especially crucifixion with two others – and then “arrange” for their executioners to bet for His garments (John 16:19; Psalms 22:18), you might wonder.
- How can one “plan” for the executioners to follow out the standard procedure of breaking the legs of the two victims on either side of them, but not their own, without putting themselves in danger?
- Even if someone were to successfully fake one or two of the Messianic prophesies, it would be impossible for a single individual to plan and carry out the fulfillment of all of the prophecies at the same time.
- Using statistical analysis, a professor at Westmont College evaluated the likelihood of a single individual fulfilling the primary predictions about the Messiah.
- Every component was carefully considered, each prophecy was thoroughly studied, and the numerous situations that may suggest persons had collaborated to bring about the fulfillment of a certain prophecy were meticulously investigated and weighed.
- Their estimations were then taken into consideration by the professor, who increased their conservatism even further.
- Finally, he presented his data to a committee of the American Scientific Affiliation for examination, which approved them.
When it comes to Micah 5:2, which states that the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem, the professor and his students calculated the average population of BETHLEHEM from the time of Micah to the present and divided that figure by the average population of Earth during the same time period, as an example.
- After just eight separate predictions were examined, they tentatively concluded that the likelihood of one guy fulfilling all eight prophesies was one in ten thousand seventeen.
- To demonstrate how large the number 1017 (a figure with 17 zeros) is, the professor provided the following illustration: Consider the following scenario: we take 1017 silver dollars and place them on the surface of Texas.
- Now, make a mark on one of these silver dollars and completely swirl the entire mass across the entire state.
- What chance did he have of getting the proper one, you may wonder.
- Is there anyone who, in financial terms, would not invest in a financial enterprise if the possibility of failure was merely one in ten-hundred-eighth?
- According to these calculations, the professor believes that the fulfillment of these eight prophecies alone demonstrates that God influenced the drafting of the prophesies – the chances of a coincidence being one in 1017 is extremely low.
- But, of course, there are many more predictions than just the eight listed here.
What is the square root of 10157?
The professor uses electrons as an example to demonstrate the significance of this number.
They’re even more minute than atoms.
Even if we counted 250 of these electrons per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it would still take 19 million years to count a line of electrons one inch long, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Consider the following scenario: we’re taking this amount of electrons, marking one of them, completely mixing it into the rest of the mass, and then blindfolding a guy and asking him to locate the correct one.
What type of a pile of electrons would this large a number of electrons produce?
This is the conclusion reached when just 48 predictions were taken into consideration.
The odds become so minuscule that it is difficult to believe that they will ever occur after the probability exceeds one chance in a hundred thousand.
According to the professor’s conclusion, “Any man who rejects Christ as the Son of God is rejecting a truth, which has been shown maybe more conclusively than any other fact in the world.”
List of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus
It is because of the extremely remote possibility of fulfillment that prophecy serves as an evidence of divine authorship of the Scriptures, and so as a witness to the reliability of the Message of the Scriptures. Predictions are something that everyone can do. It is a very other experience to have those prophesies fulfilled. To the contrary, the more predictions made about the future and the more detail provided, then the less probable it is that the predictions will be carried out exactly as intended.
- The prophet Micah accomplished exactly this 700 years before the arrival of the Messiah.
- Nevertheless, this is exactly what David accomplished in 1000 B.C.E.
- It was Daniel who carried out this action 530 years before the birth of the Messiah.
- I’m curious how much less likely this would be if 25 of these predictions were about what other people would do to him and were entirely out of his hands.
- It’s not easy to “arrange” to be born in a specific city in which one’s parents do not actually reside.
- The question is, how does one go about “arranging” to be duped in advance.
- In order to appear to others after being slain, one must first emerge from a grave.
The study of probability is concerned with determining the likelihood that a specific event will take place in the future.
Twelve distinct courses, totaling around 600 university students, collaborated to develop the estimations for the project.
They were careful to make their estimations cautious enough that there was eventually universal agreement, even among the most sceptical of the pupils.
He also urged other skeptics or scientists to make their own assessments in order to determine whether or not his results were more than reasonable in the first place.
His estimates were found to be reliable and correct in relation to the scientific data that was given after a thorough evaluation.
Their conclusion was that there was a one-in-300,000 possibility of a male being born in Bethlehem.
To demonstrate how large the number 1017 (a figure with 17 zeros) is, the professor provided the following illustration: If you mark one of ten tickets, place all of the tickets in a hat, thoroughly stir them, and then ask a blindfolded man to draw one, his chance of drawing the correct ticket is one in ten, the professor explained.
- A two-foot layer of ice will be laid throughout the whole state.
- As an example, blindfold one individual, then explain to him that he may travel anywhere he wants, but that he must first collect one silver dollar that has a particular mark on it.
- Every single individual, from the time of the prophets to the current day, has the same possibility of penning these eight predictions and having them all come true as the prophets did in their day.
- When we put our confidence in Jesus, we will get an investment as secure as this one.
- Alternatively, anyone who downplays or overlooks the significance of biblical identifying signs pertaining to the Messiah would be naive and unwise in their thinking.
- According to a second calculation, the professor made use of 48 prophesies (although he could have made use of Edersheim’s 456) and came up with an exceedingly cautious estimate that the likelihood of 48 prophecies being fulfilled in one person is the astonishing figure 10157.
- The number 10157 has 157 zeros in it!
Compared to other items, electrons are extremely tiny.
For one inch, it would require 2.5 TIMES 1015 of them, arranged in a single line.
After this little introduction, let us return to our one in 10157 chance of winning the lottery again.
What are his chances of meeting the right person?
Incredibly enormous quantities are produced.
The odds become so little that it is inconceivable to believe that they will ever occur after the probability exceeds one chance in a hundred fifty.
The professor concludes, “Any man who rejects Christ as the Son of God is rejecting a fact that has been proven perhaps more absolutely than any other fact in the history of the universe.”
27 Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by The Messiah in One Day
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The Case for The Messiah
Did you know that Jesus fulfilled all 27 of the Messianic Prophecies in a single 24-hour period? And these are only a few of the more than 300 Messianic prophesies that He has fulfilled via His birth, life, and resurrection, among other things. According to mathematics, the chances of one individual fulfilling merely 8 of these prophesies are one in a billion trillion billion billion. One in every ten people who fulfills 48 predictions has a possibility of attaining the 157th power. Only one person is capable of fulfilling more than 300 prophecies: Jesus!
- I’m married and have two children.
- I studied Theology for five years, but was dissatisfied with what I had learnt.
- In addition, I spent two years at the Hebrew University studying the Hebrew language.
- After seven years of research, I was unable to uncover any inconsistencies between the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) and the New Testament (Brit Hadasha) that would cause me to have any reservations.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 8:32 (John 8:32) Despite the fact that I am inclined to explain each and every one of these prophesies to you, which I have been teaching about for the last 12 years, I will let Scripture speak for itself because I think God does not require my assistance.
- You should know that, like me, many numbers of Jews are continuing to FIND MESSIAH on a daily basis.
- As a last invitation, I’d want you to read the following paragraph before I share any of the 27 Messianic prophesies with you.
- In addition, to whom was the arm of theLord made known?
- He has no shape or attractiveness; and when we look at Him, there is nothing attractive about Him that we should want.
- And we tried to keep our faces hidden from Him; He was despised, and we did not regard Him as valuable.
- 5But He was wounded for our trespasses, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was laid on Him, and it is by His stripes that we have been restored to health.
- Seven times He was beaten, seven times He was tortured, and seven times He did not open His mouth; He was carried like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers remains mute, so He did not open His lips.
- Because He had been expelled from the land of the living, and because of the sins of My people, He had been struck down.
- 10Yet it pleased the Lord to hurt Him, and He has broughtHim to anguish by doing so.
- 11He will be satisfied when He sees the fruits of His soul’s toil.
In order to compensate him, I will split his portion with the renowned, and He will divide the spoils with the powerful. Because He poured forth His soul unto death, and because He was counted among the transgressors, and because He bore the sin of many, and because He interceded on their behalf.
How can we not believe if God’s Holy Scriptures describe The Messiah so clearly?
More Jewish testimonials may be found here, and if you’re interested in learning more about Messianic prophesies, I recommend reading this page. If you are a Christian, these exact Messianic predictions should serve as evidence that Jesus (Yeshua) is the Messiah and the Saviour of the World. Make use of these Scriptures to deepen your personal trust in Messiah and to diligently educate your children God’s ways in your home.
1 – The betrayal of the Messiah by His own friend
Psalm 41:9 is a passage of scripture that describes a relationship between a man and a woman. Even my own familiar buddy, in whom I had placed my faith and who ate my bread, has turned on me and raised his heel against me. Mar 14:10Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles, went to the chief priests and betrayed Him to them, according to the Bible. (See also verse 11 for further information.)
2 – The Messiah forsook by His disciples
Zac 13:7 (Zachariah 13:7 (Zachariah 13:7) “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the Man who is My Companion,” declares theLord of hosts, urging the blade to strike. “Kick the Shepherd in the ribs, and the sheep will scatter; then I will turn My hand against the lambs.” 14:50 UTC on March 14th After that, they all abandoned Him and fled. (Read verse 42 aloud to yourself.)
3 – The price paid for the betrayal
Zac 11:12 p.m. Then I told them, “If it is acceptable to you, please pay memy salary; if it is not, please desist.” As a result, they calculated my earnings to be thirty pieces of silver. Mat 26:14-15 (KJV) In the meantime, one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and demanded, “What will ye pay me in exchange for delivering him?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver in exchange.
4 – How the money of the betrayal would be used
Zac 11:13 a.m. And theLord said to me, “Throw it to the potter,” referring to the magnificent sum they had put aside for me. Consequently, I gathered the thirty pieces of silver and sent them to the Lord’s House for use by the potter. 27:3-10 (Matthew 27:3-10). When Judas, His betrayer, saw that He had been sentenced to death, he was repentant and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, declaring, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” “What is it doing to us?” they exclaimed.
The leading priests, on the other hand, grabbed the silver pieces and declared, “It is not permissible to deposit them in the Treasury since they are the price of blood.” And they conferred together before purchasing the potter’s field, which they intended to use to bury foreigners.
Following this, what was prophesied by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, which represented the worth of Him who was valued, whom the children of Israel priced, and gave them to me for the potter’s field, as the Lord ordered me.”
5 – The Torture of the Messiah
50:6 (Isa 50:6) The people who hit me gave me my back, and the people who ripped away my beard gave me my cheeks; I did not conceal my face from embarrassment and spitting.
Matthew 27:26 and 30 After that, he handed over Barabbas to them, and after scourging Jesus, he handed Him over to be crucified. He was then spat upon by the mob, who then hit Him in the head with the reed.
6 – Shame, prosecution, and dishonor
69:19 (Psalm 69:19) You are aware of my disgrace, my embarrassment, and my dishonor; my opponents stand before You. (Continue reading to verse 21.) Mat 27:28 (KJV) And they stripped Him down to his underwear and wrapped Him in a red robe.
7 – The smitten shepherd
Zac 13:7 (Zachariah 13:7 (Zachariah 13:7) “I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.” Mat 26:31 (KJV) Then Jesus replied to them, “You will all be brought to a stumbling block because of Me this night, since it is said, ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed.’
8 – The division of His garments
22:18 (Psalm 22:18) They divide up My clothes among themselves, and they draw lots to choose who will wear what. John 19:24 (NIV) They then agreed among themselves, “Let us not shred it, but rather cast lots for it, to determine whose it should be,” in order to bring the Scripture to fulfillment, which states, “They divided My clothes among themselves, and for My clothing they cast lots.” As a result, the soldiers carried out these actions.
9 – The Messiah would not open His mouth at His trial
53:7 (Isa 53:7) He was burdened and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was carried to the slaughterhouse like a lamb, and just as a sheep before its shearers remains silent, so He did not open His lips when he was led to the slaughterhouse. Mat 27:13-14 (KJV) Then Pilate confronted Him, saying, “Do you not realize how many things they have incriminated You?” Nevertheless, He didn’t say a single thing, which surprised the governor to no end.
10 – The Messiah’s crucifixion
53:5 (Isa 53:5) However, He was wounded for our trespasses, and He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was laid on Him, and it is by His stripes that we are restored to wholeness. John 19:16 (KJV) After that, he handed Him over to them to be crucified. As a result, they kidnapped Jesus and brought him away.
11 – Messiah thirsts
69:3 (Psalm 69:3) I’m exhausted from sobbing; my throat is parched; and my eyes are failing me while I wait for my God. John 19:28 (NIV) After this, Jesus, realizing that all had been completed and that the Scriptures had been fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
12 – The bitter drink
69:21 (Psalm 69:21) They also gave me gall for my meal, and vinegar to drink to quench my thirst when I became dehydrated. John 19:29 (KJV) It was now that they brought in a pitcher full of sour wine, and they filled a sponge with sour wine, putiton hyssop, and putitto His mouth with all of it.
13 – People staring at Messiah on the cross
22:17 (Psalm 22:17) I’m able to count every one of my bones. They are looking at me and staring. 27:36 (Matthew) They took a seat and kept an eye on Him at that location.
14 – Messiah’s hands and feet pierced
Psalm 22:16 (KJV) Because I am surrounded by dogs, and I am surrounded by the assembly of the wicked. They pierced My hands and feet, according to Matthew 27:35. As a result, they crucified Him and divided His garments among themselves by lot in order to bring about the fulfillment of the prophecy of the prophet: “They divided My garments among themselves, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
15 – His side was pierced
Zac 12:10 p.m. I will pour out on the house of David and on the people of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication, and they will gaze upon Me, whom they wounded, and they will repent.” No doubt, they will weep for Him in the same way that one grieves for one’s only son, and they will lament for Him in the same way that one mourns for one’s firstborn.
19:34 (John 19:34) However, one of the soldiers wounded His side with a spear, and blood and water instantly gushed out.
16 – Messiah’s broken heart
Psalm 22:14 (KJV) Every one of My bones has come out of joint, and all of My organs have melted away. My heart is like wax, and it has melted away within Me. 19:34 (John 19:34) However, one of the soldiers wounded His side with a spear, and blood and water instantly gushed out. (In this case, blood and water indicate a “broken heart.”)
17 – The scorning and hatred of the crowd
Psalms 22:7-8 All people who see me laugh at me; they smack their lips together and shake their heads, exclaiming, “He put his confidence in the Lord; let Him rescue him; let Him save him since He delights in Him!’ Mat 27:41-43 (NLT) Likewise, the top priests, joining in with the scribes and elders in mockery, said, “He rescued others, but He cannot save Himself.” If He truly is the King of Israel, He must now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him and acknowledge Him as such.
He placed his confidence in God; now, if He wills, let Him be delivered; because He has declared himself to be the Son of God.”
18 – The Lamb of God
53:7 (Isa 53:7) He was burdened and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was carried to the slaughterhouse like a lamb, and just as a sheep before its shearers remains silent, so He did not open His lips when he was led to the slaughterhouse. John 1:29 (NIV) “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” exclaimed John the next day as he saw Jesus approaching him.
19 – The Messiah as the intercessor of sinners
Isa 53:12 is a biblical passage. Consequently, I will divide His part with the powerful, and he will divide the spoils with those who are powerful. Because He poured forth His soul unto death, and because He was counted among the transgressors, and because He bore the sin of many, and because He interceded on their behalf. 23:34 (Luke 23:34) Then Jesus replied to the Father, “Father, forgive them, for they do not understand what they are doing.” They then separated His clothing and distributed them by lot.
20 – The lonely cry of the Messiah and intense time of His suffering
Psalm 22:1 (KJV) I’m begging You, God, why have You abandoned me? Why haven’t you stepped forward to assist me, and why haven’t you responded to my groaning? 27:46 (Matthew 27:46) In the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, crying “Eli, Eli,” which translates as “My God, My God, why have You deserted Me?” (which means “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”).
21 – The disfigurement caused by the brutality of the soldiers
52:14 (Isa 52:14) Just as many people were taken aback by you, so His face was marred more than any other man, and His figure was marred more than the sons of mankind; John 19:5 Then Jesus emerged from the tomb, adorned with a crown of thorns and a purple garment. “Look, here’s the Man!” saidPilates to the crowd. John 19:14 (KJV) There were six hours left till it was Passover Preparation Day, and it was the sixth hour. “Behold your King!” he said to the assembled Jews.
22 – The Cry of Triumph and victory of the Messiah
Psalm 22:31 (KJV) They will come and proclaim His righteousness to a people who will be born, stating that He has done this in righteousness.
19:30 John the Evangelist As a result, after receiving the sour wine, Jesus declared, “It is completed!” And with a bend of His head, He surrendered His spirit.
23 – The Passover Lamb without any broken bones
Exodus 12:46 is a verse from the Bible that says It must be consumed in a single home; you are not permitted to take any of the meat beyond the home, nor are you permitted to break any of its bones. 22:17 (Psalm 22:17) I’m able to count every one of my bones. They are looking at me and staring. John 19:33, 36 (NASB) However, when they arrived at Jesus’ location and saw that He had already died, they did not break His legs. These actions were done in order for the Scripture to be fulfilled, which states that “not one of His bones should be broken.”
24 – Messiah placed with the transgressors like a sinner, even though he never sinned
Isa 53:9 (the Bible) And they buried Him with the wicked—but they buried Him with the rich after His death, since He had done no violence, nor had he spoken with falsehood in his heart. Consequently, I will give Him a part with the great, and He shall share the booty with the powerful, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was counted among the transgressors, and He carried the sin of the many, and He interceded on their behalf. Isa 53:12
25 – The Messiah would be cut off (killed) but not by his own fault
9:26 Daniel 9:26 “And after the sixty-two weeks, Messiah will be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the coming ruler will demolish the city and the temple. ” The end of the war will be marked by a flood, and devastation will continue until the conclusion of the war. Isa 53:5-6 is a biblical passage. However, He was wounded for our trespasses, and He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was laid on Him, and it is by His stripes that we are restored to wholeness.
11:49-52 (John 11:49-52).
26 – The fight against Satan and the triumph of the Messiah (The oldest prophecy about the Messiah in the Torah)
3:15 (Genesis 3) And I will create enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her offspring; He will bruise your head, and you will bruise His heel.” “And I will create enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed.” The Gospel of John 12:30-33 Jesus responded by saying, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your benefit. Now is the time for the judgment of this world; now is the time for the expulsion of the ruler of this world. And when I am lifted up from the ground, I will gather all people to Myself,” says the prophet.
27 The Messiah would be buried in a tomb of a rich man
Isa 53:9 (the Bible) And they buried Him with the wicked—but they buried Him with the rich after His death, since He had done no violence, nor had he spoken with falsehood in his heart. Mat 27:57-60 (KJV) Then, as darkness approached, a wealthy businessman from Arimathea called Joseph appeared, who had likewise become a follower of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and demanded that the corpse of Jesus be returned to him.
Then Pilate issued an order for the body to be sent to him. When Joseph had removed the corpse, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and buried it in his new tomb, which he had hewn out of the rock; then he left by rolling a huge stone against the tomb’s door and walking away.
These Scriptures Were Written That You May Believe That Jesus (Yeshua) is The Messiah…
And, as you know, Jesus performed many more signs in the presence of His followers, which are not recorded in this book; but, these are recorded so that you may come to believe that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. 20:30-31 (John 20:30-31).