Jesus Fulfilled Over 300 Prophecies Mathematically proving that he is the messiah — Forward Ministries
There are over 300 prophecies that point directly to the Messiah. Let’s start with eight. and the odds of fulfilling each of the eight.
1 The time of His birth (see the Daniel 8 & 9 Timeline)
2 He would be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2)
3 He would be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14)
4 He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)
5 He would be mocked. (Psalm 22:7,8)
6 He would be crucified. (John 3:14)
7 He would be pierced. (Psalms 22:16)
8 He would die with the wicked, but He would be buried with the rich. (Isaiah 53:9)
By adding all of the estimations of the fulfillment of each prophecy together, we get a total estimate of when the world will end (1 in 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104.) This results in a probability of one in 2.8 x 1028, where 28 indicates that we have 28 ciphers after the 2.8.Let us simplify and lower the number to 1 in 1028 in order to make it more understandable.This number is 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 This is the solution to the question: How many men have fulfilled these eight prophesies out of a total of a million?However, we are more interested in the answer to the following question: What is the likelihood that any individual could have lived from the time of these predictions until the current day and fulfilled all eight prophesies?
Using our 1028 figure, we can calculate the answer by dividing it by the total number of individuals who have lived since this time period was prophecized.According to the most recent available statistics, the number is around 88 billion, or 8.8 x 1010.To make things easier, we’ll use the number 1011 as a starting point.By dividing these two figures, we discover that the probability that any individual has lived down to the current day and fulfilled all eight prophesies is one in 1017 (or one in a million).Dr.Don Stoner published the results of his calculations on his website Science Speaks, along with an explanation of how they came to be.
47 Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
All of the Old Testament’s books include several passages that speak of the Messiah, all of which were fulfilled by Jesus Christ.According to Psalm 22:16-18, the crucifixion of Jesus was predicted around 1,000 years before Christ was born, and therefore long before this manner of death was even attempted.″Let all the house of Israel then know for certain that God has appointed him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified,″ preachers in the New Testament church said after Christ’s resurrection.(Acts 2:36, English Standard Version) God chose Paul to be an apostle, and he was set apart to preach the gospel of God, which he had promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead.
(Romans 1:1-4, English Standard Version)
A Statistical Improbability
According to certain Bible experts, Jesus Christ fulfilled more than 300 Old Testament prophetic Scriptures during his earthly ministry on the cross.Circumstances like as Christ’s birthplace, lineage, and mode of death were out of his control and could not have been fulfilled by chance or design on his part.Several authors, including Peter Stoner and Robert Newman, address the statistical improbability of one individual, whether mistakenly or purposefully, completing just eight of the prophesies that Jesus fulfilled in their book Science Speaks.According to the experts, the likelihood of this occurring is 1 in 1017.
As an illustration of the significance of such odds, Stoner provides the following scenario: Consider the following scenario: we take 1017 silver dollars and place them on the state of Texas.They will cover the whole state with a two-foot layer of ice.Now, make a mark on one of these silver dollars and completely swirl the entire mass across the entire state.Unbutton the blindfold of a man and tell him that he can go wherever he wants, but that he must first find one silver dollar and declare that it is the correct one.What chance did he have of getting the proper one, you may wonder.Every man, from their time to the present, has the same probability of making these eight prophecies and having them all come true as the prophets did, if they wrote with their own insight and used their own words.
The mathematical improbability of 300, 47, or even just eight fulfilled prophecies of Jesus serving as proof of his messiahship is compelling evidence of his deity.
Prophecies of Jesus
Despite the fact that this is not an entire list, you will discover 47 Messianic prophecies that were clearly fulfilled in Jesus Christ, as well as corroborating references from the Old Testament and fulfillment in the New Testament.These and several other Old Testament scriptures regarding Israel’s Messiah were fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ, who lived in the New Testament.They are the most compelling evidence of Christ’s divinity when taken as a whole.As Jesus went about his mission, he was conscious of the fact that he was fulfilling these predictions, and he utilized this awareness to further establish his claim to be the Son of God in the flesh: ″I am the Christ, the Son of the living God.″ Then Jesus addressed them, saying, ″You naive individuals!
You find it extremely difficult to accept anything that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures.Not only was it plainly foretold that the Messiah would have to endure all of these things before attaining his glory, but it was also clearly demonstrated.″ Then Jesus led them on a journey through the books of Moses and all of the prophets, teaching the things concerning himself through the lens of all of the Scriptures.(Luke 24:25–27, New International Version) ″You look into the Scriptures because you believe they will provide you with eternal life.However, the Scriptures point directly to me!″ (John 5:39, New Living Translation)
- Rose Publishing’s 100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus: Messianic Prophecies Made Before the Birth of Christ
- H.L. Willmington’s Book of Bible Lists
- and Story, D. (all by Story Publishing) (1997). Defending Your Faith (pg. 79-80)
- NKJV Study Bible
- Life Application Study Bible
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List of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus
How many prophesies in the Old Testament were fulfilled by Jesus, and how many prophecies in the New Testament were fulfilled by Jesus?Scholars’ responses vary in length, with the majority ranging from around 200 to 400 words.As J.Barton Payne points out in his Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, a total of 191 prophesies are identified as having ″personal references to Jesus″ by the author.
The work of another researcher, Alfred Edersheim, came to the conclusion that there are at least 456 verses in the Old Testament that Jewish Rabbis have traditionally understood as being concerning the Messiah.Scholars have developed a variety of classification systems for Messianic predictions – prophesies that Christians believe were fulfilled by Jesus – but the chart below is compatible with many of the classification systems that have been developed over time.It is arranged in a manner that is more or less in chronological sequence of completion.1 3:15 (Genesis 3:15) He would be a human being who was born of a woman.2Gen.3:15b, Gal.
4:4-5, Matt.1:18 He will bring people back to God’s favor.Heb.2:14, 1 John 3:8, 3Gen.
3:15cHe would defeat wickedness at the price of himself and his own people.Matthew 27:35 and Luke 24:39-40 are two passages that come to mind.He would be a descendant of Abraham, according to Genesis 22:18.5Gen.26:1-5He would be a descendant of Abraham’s son Isaac, according to Matthew 11:27 and Luke 3:36.1Corinthians 9:7; Heb.
11:18; Matthew 1:2; Gen.28:13,14; He would be a descendent of Isaac’s son Jacob, according to tradition.7Genesis 49:10 (Luke 3:34) He would be a descendant of Jacob’s son Judah, according to tradition.
He would be a descendant of Jesse and a descendant of Judah, according to Matthew 1:2-3 and 8Isa.11:1-10.He would be a descendant of Jesse’s son King David, according to Matthew 1:2-3 and 9Isa.11:1.Genesis 49:10 (Matt.1:10; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke Eventually, a series of kings from the tribe of Judah would come before him.
- History: According to Josephus, King Herod’s son was dethroned in 6 A.D.
- and replaced by a Roman Procurator, who was later executed.
- 11 Dan.
9:25 a.m.He would emerge once the city of Jerusalem had been rebuilt.Historical context: By the time of Jesus, Jerusalem had been rebuilt following the damage wrought by Babylonian armies.12 9:26 Daniel 9:26 He would make an appearance before the (Roman) destruction of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
It happened in history: the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 ad.5:2 (Mic.5:2) He would be born in the city of Bethlehem.14Isa.7:13,14 (Matt.
2:15–15) The prophet Isaiah predicted the birth of Jesus as a virgin.He would be known as Immanuel according to Luke 1:35 and Isaiah 7:14.(God with us) 16Isa.40:3–4; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:23; He would be preceded by a precursor, it was decided.
- Matthew 3:14-17 In Malachi 3, a messenger would pave the way for the Lord.
- In Matthew 7, a messenger would prepare the way for the Lord.
- In Isaiah 61:1,2a, the ministry of Jesus is predicted by the prophet.
- Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 4:18, John 8:31-32, Luke 4:19, Isa.
- 9:1,2He would emerge in Galilee and be a light to the Gentiles, according to the Scriptures.
- Matthew 4:12-17 and Luke 2:28-32 are two passages to consider.
- He would accomplish wonders, according to Isa.
- Among the passages cited are: Mark 10:51-52, Mark 7:32-35, Matt.
11:4-5, Matt.12:10-13, Matt.9:32-33, 21Ps.78:1–2 He would instruct with parables.3-13, 15-22; Matt.13:3-15 Deuteronomy 18:15-18 God prophesied that another prophet like Moses would come.
John 6:14, John 5:45-47, John 8:28-29, Acts 3:23, Heb.6:4-6 23 are all references to Jesus.He would be modest and meek, according to Isa.42:2-3.Matt.
11:28–30 (KJV) 24 Psalm 2:1-12 He would be referred to as God’s sonActs 4:25-28 Isaiah 9:6–7 predicted the birth of a son who would be known as God.John 10:10, John 20:27-29, John 21:1-26 He would ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, according to Zech.9:9.
- Matthew 21:6-9 (KJV) 27Psalm 41Psalm 41 foretold Jesus’ betrayal in a number of ways.
- John 13:18 (verse 28) He would be rejected according to Isa.
Matthew 27:21-23 (29th chapter) Dan.9:24-26 (KJV) Daniel foresaw the moment when he would be turned down.30 Matthew 16:21; Luke 21:38-39 Psalm 22:6 says that Messiah will be scorned.Luke 23:21-23 (Luke 23:21-23).
- He would be afflicted, according to Isa.
- 27:27-31 (32nd reading) 53:7 He would keep his mouth shut in the face of his accusers.
- Matthew 27:12-14 (verses 12-14) Ps.
- 22:7Messiah would be insulted by those who shook their heads in disapproval.
34 (Matthew 27:39) Matthew 26:67 35Isa.50:6,7He would be beaten and spat uponMatt.27:30 36Ps.
35:19He would be despised for no apparent reason John 15:25 37Ps.69:4 He would be despised for no apparent reason He would become a foreigner to his own brothers, according to John 15:25 and Psalm 69:8.Luke 8:20-21 (39-41 ).He would be ‘listed with the transgressors,’ according to Isa.53:12.His hands and feet would be pierced, according to Luke 23:32 and Psalm 22:16.
2 John 19:37, 2 John 20:27 In the book of Psalm 22:15, he describes his anguish as being accompanied with thirst.John 19:28, verse 42 He would intercede for sinners, according to Isa.53:12.23:34 (Luke 23:34) He would be abandoned, according to Psalm 22:1.27:46 (Matthew 27:46) 44Ps.
22:1 He would scream out to the Almighty.Jesus’ confidence in God would be ridiculed (Matt.27:46-45; Psalm 22:8).Matthew 27:43-46; 2 Peter 22:17-18 He would be stripped of everything of his belongings, including his clothing.
- Luke 23:34-35 (KJV) They would draw lots for his garments, according to Ps.
- 27:35, John 19:23, 48Isa.
- 53:4-6He would be punished for the transgressions of others.
2 Corinthians 5:21–49 He would die, according to Isa.53:8-9.Matthew 27:45-56 (KJV) John 19:34 describes his death in Psalm 22:14, while Zechariah prophesied the piercing of Jesus in Zechariah 12:10.
- John 19:34-37 – Gal.
- 1:3-5 53 He would put a stop to sin, according to Dan.
- 9:24 He would be buried in the tomb of a wealthy man, according to Isa.
Jesus’ words in Matthew 27:57-61 54Psalm 16:9–11 (KJV) God’s anointed would not be subjected to deterioration.Acts 2:31-55 is a biblical passage.10:4 (Zechariah 10:4) He would serve as the foundation.Psalm 118:22-24 (Eph.
- 2:20; 56:22-24) The stone that had been rejected would be used as the cornerstone.
- Philippians 2:18-11 (Matt.
- 21:42,43) King David made a prophecy regarding the Resurrection.
- John 20:9 (verse 58) Job 19:25-27 (NIV) The book of Job foreshadows the specifics of the resurrection.
- John 5:24-29 (KJV) 592 7:12–13; 8:12–13 The descendants of King David would inherit an endless kingdom.
- 22:16 602 Sam.
- 7.16 Luke 1:32, Rev.
- 22:16 The throne of King David would be established for all time.
Luke 3:31; Rev.22:16 61Ps.89Another prophetic promise regarding the durability of David’s throneLuke 1:32,33 62Another prophetic promise about the permanence of David’s throne 7:13–14; Dan.7:13–14; The Son of Man would reign on an endless throne.Luke 1:31-33 (Luke 1:31-33).
He would be a flag for the Gentiles, according to Isaiah 11:10.John 12:18-21 (64th chapter) He would have an impact on people all throughout the world, according to Isaiah 42:1-4.65 Matthew 28:19, 20 He would be a light to people all around the world, according to Isa.42:6.Luke 2:32-66 (NIV) He would have a global influence, according to Micah 5:4.
- History: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, influencing individuals from all walks of life.
- 67 He would receive the people’s obedience, according to Genesis 49:10b.
- History: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, influencing individuals from all walks of life.
- 68 Isaiah 49:6He would bring salvation to the ends of the earthHistory: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, bringing salvation to people from all walks of life.
How many prophecies did Jesus fulfill?
Messianic prophesies abound throughout the Bible.Peter Stoner, a mathematician, calculated the chance of one individual satisfying even a tiny proportion of the requirements.The probability of one man fulfilling ″only″ 48 predictions listed in the Tanakh (Old Testament) was determined to be 1 in 10157, according to him.Otherwise known as one followed by 157 zeros!..
Which prophesies did Jesus fulfill, and how many were there were?Let’s have a look and see.
Almost Seven Times that Many
What if He was the Messiah who had been prophesied?After all, Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) fulfilled not just the 48 expressly Messianic prophesies, but also the whole of the Old Testament.In fact, Jesus was the fulfillment of more than 324 specific predictions that were made about the coming of the Messiah!For me, the first calculation was enough to take my breath away.
As a result, the likelihood of one guy completing 324 predictions must be a figure that no one can comprehend!According to the Jewish People, this is more than just a question of passing curiosity.As a result of these prophecies, the Messiah has been identified with considerable detail in the Bible.Despite the fact that these prophecies are sometimes concealed, metaphorical, or poetic in nature.It all starts with Genesis 3:15, to be exact.
15 Messianic Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled
Here is a list of the most significant Messianic predictions that Yeshua brought to fulfillment. In addition, the following New Testament references are relevant to this discussion:
- Bethlehem will be the birthplace of the Messiah. In accordance with Micah 5:2, which is fulfilled in Matthew 2:1-7, John 7:42, and Luke 2:4-7, the Messiah will be preceded by a Messenger. See Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1, which are both fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3 and 11:10, as well as John 1:23 and Luke 1:17
- the Messiah will ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. See Zechariah 9:9, which is fulfilled in Luke 35-37, and Matthew 21:6-11, which states that the Messiah will be betrayed by a friend. See Psalms 41:9 and 55:12-14, which are fulfilled in Matthew 10:4 and 26:49-50, as well as John 13:21, in which the Messiah is to be sold for thirty pieces of silver. The money for which Messiah is sold is to be thrown ″to the potter″ in God’s home, according to Zechariah 11:12, which is fulfilled in Matthew 26:15 and 27:3. According to Zechariah 11:13, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:5-7, the Messiah will be born of a virgin. See Isaiah 7:14, which is fulfilled in Matthew 1:18-2:1 and Luke 1:26-35
- Messiah is to be despised for no apparent reason. See Isaiah 49:7 and Psalm 69:5, both of which are fulfilled in John 15:24-25
- the Messiah is to remain mute in the face of His accusers. See Isaiah 53:7, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:12
- the Messiah is to be killed by crucifixion, with His hands and feet wounded, as prophesied by the prophet. Messiah is to be given vinegar in order to satisfy His thirst, as prophesied in Psalm 22:16 and fulfilled in John 19:28
- This prophecy is fulfilled in Matthew 27:34, which states that Messiah is to be crucified without a bone being broken. See Exodus 12:46 and Psalm 34:21, both of which are fulfilled in John 19:33-36
- Messiah is to be buried with the rich when he passes away. See Isaiah 53:9, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:57-60, which states that the Messiah will be risen from the grave. As prophesied in Isaiah 53:9-10, Psalm 2:7, and Psalm 16:10, and as fulfilled in Matthew 28:1-20, Acts 2:23-36, 13
- 33-37, and 1 Corinthians 11:4-6, the Messiah is to be crucified as a thief. Psalm 22:16
- Zechariah 12:10
- Isaiah 53:5, 12
- all of which are fulfilled in Luke 23:33
- John 20:25
- Matthew 27:38
- Mark 5:27, 28
- and other places.
The Possibility of Jesus Fulfilling every Prophecy
As noted at the outset, mathematician Peter Stoner examines only eight of these prophesies using the contemporary science of probability, which he developed in the 1970s.As a result, he came to the conclusion that the likelihood of the promised Messiah fulfilling all eight is one in a million trillion billion billion.Stoner provides an illustration to help people grasp this mind-boggling possibility: ″…we take 1017 silver coins and spread them across the surface of Texas.″ They will blanket the state to a depth of two feet.Now take one of these silver dollars and thoroughly whisk it into the rest of the mixture.
To test his abilities, blindfold a man and tell him that he must pick up one silver dollar and declare that it is the correct one.″What were the chances he’d have of landing on the right one?″ ″Each prophet would have had the same possibility of penning merely eight prophesies and having them all come true in any one individual from their time to the current moment, provided they wrote in their own knowledge…The fulfillment of merely eight prophecies alone demonstrates that God influenced the drafting of those prophecies to a degree of certainty that has only one chance in ten seventeen of being absolute.″
Fulfilling Prophecies and the Jewish Scriptures
A large number of intelligent Jewish men and women have converted to religion in the last 40 years merely by reading their Tanakh (Holy Book) (Old Testament).To begin with, they were going through the prophecies in order to engage in dispute with those who chose to follow Yeshua.Consequently, it was an unexpected and terrifying find for them to come across.They discovered the predicted Messiah while researching the Messianic Scriptures!!
It was then that Yeshua explained what he was talking about when he told them, ″This is what I meant when I was still among you and told you that everything written about me in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled.″ In order for them to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures, he instructed them to ″hear what it says: the Messiah will suffer and will rise from the dead on the third day; and in his name, repentance leading to forgiveness of sins will be proclaimed throughout the world, beginning in Jerusalem.″ (12:44-47; Luke 24:44-47)
Finding Jesus in the Messianic Prophecies
A number of persons, such as Sharon Allen, were Orthodox Christians who did not readily submit to biblical authority in the face of opposition.However, she sought the assistance of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis and Leaders in order to assist her in uncovering alternative interpretations of the Scriptures.But it was all in vain.When it came to the Messiahship of Yeshua, the text’s authority could not be disputed.
Then there are some who were survivors of the Holocaust.As a result, they were unable to place their faith in the God of Israel any more.There was just one thing they were certain about, and that was the outcome of the election.To put it another way, Christ and Christianity were anti-Semitic.As a result, they believe that they will never be able to forgive Christians.Rose Price’s life was told in this manner.
Her life experiences caused her to question her religious beliefs.Her Messiah – the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua – brought her to know the love of God, despite her circumstances.
Evidence of Jesus Fulling Prophecies from Other Sources
Consider the predictions and the mathematical possibility that they will be fulfilled by a single individual, which I invite you to do.In addition, be intellectually honest and open to the possibility of discovering the truth.Pray.As well as enquiring of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as to whether or not Yeshua is the foretold Messiah of Israel.
Then He will respond to you and guide you into the entire truth.We’ve already seen a few major instances of who the Prophets said would be the Messiah.We are aware of who Yeshua claimed to be and to be now.Is there any further proof, on the other hand?How can we be certain that He is the Messiah and that this is not a massive hoax?
Let’s Examine a Few Historical Facts on the Messiah Prophesied:
- In his work, Testimonium Flavianum, the historian Josephus wrote about Jesus and His crucifixion: ″Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure.″ He attracted a large number of Jews as well as a large number of Gentiles to him. Because he was the Christ, and because Pilate had sentenced him to death on the advice of the most powerful men among us, those who had loved him from the beginning did not abandon him
- on the third day, he appeared to them alive, just as the divine prophets had predicted these and ten thousand other wonderful things about him. In addition, the tribe of Christians that bears his name is still alive and well today.″
- A Roman official sealed Yeshua’s tomb to prevent anybody from snatching His body and staging a resurrection hoax
- the tomb was guarded by the greatest troops the world had to offer at the time of His death. In addition, if they fell asleep while on duty, their authorities would put them to death. However, the tomb was discovered to be empty, with His wrappings neatly piled within
- several individuals claimed to have seen Him alive after His death
Ten Statements Jesus made about Himself:
- The Prophets and the Law were not abolished by Jesus
- rather, they were fulfilled by him. ″Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets
- I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.″ ″The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath,″ according to Matthew 5:17. ″.the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,″ according to Matthew 12:8. (Mark 2:10
- Luke 5:24) ″You are absolutely correct in stating that I am.″ ″I am the resurrection and the life,″ Jesus says in Luke 22:70. ″He who believes in me will live, even though he dies,″ says the Lord. In the words of Jesus in John 11:25, ″I tell you the truth, whomever keeps my words will never see death.″ According to John 8:51, ″No one takes (my life) from me, but I lay it down of my own free will.″ I have the authority to put it down and the authority to pick it back up again if necessary. It was my father who gave me this instruction.″ ″My sheep listen to my voice
- I recognize them, and they follow me,″ says Jesus in John 10:18. The life I give them is immortal, and they will never expire
- no one will ever be able to wrest them from my clutches.″ ″I and the Father are one,″ says Jesus in John 10:27-28. ″I am the way, the truth, and the life,″ says Jesus in John 10:30. The only way for a guy to reach the father is via me.″ (See also John 14:6)
Messianic Prophesies in the New Testament
Even the letter to the Romans provides us with some fascinating insights.For example, in Romans 3:23, we are told that there is not a single virtuous person.Each and every one of us has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.To put it another way, everyone is a sinner.
To put it another way, no one can make it to Heaven on their own merits alone.As a result, we require assistance.And the only one who can provide that assistance is Yeshua.According to Romans 6:23, the wages of sin is death, which is defined as separation from God.That is to say, when you sin, you earn death and a permanent separation from God.All those who call on the name of the Lord, however, will be saved, according to Romans 10:13, which is just a few chapters later.
Change of Life in Prophesied Messiah
If you want to begin a connection with Yeshua (Jesus), all you have to do is utter the following prayer: ″God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and I express my regret for the sins I have committed.″ My misdeeds have separated us, and I am well aware that I am helpless to free myself from my crimes.Only Your Son, Yeshua, has the power to save me and bridge the gap that separates us.I believe He is Your Son, who died for my sins and rose again from the grave, and I thank You for that.
I embrace Him as my Savior, and I accept Your promise of forgiveness and everlasting life in exchange for my obedience.Thank you very much, Father.As I pray, I invoke the name of Yeshua (Jesus).Amen.“ ″If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own,″ Yeshua said in John 7:17.″If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.″ As a result, He made Himself available as a gift to anybody who placed their confidence in Him.(See also John 20:24-31) As a result, we pray that you may learn to trust Him very soon!
Please let us know how we may be of assistance to you in your pursuit for the truth.
Transforming Lives in Israel through Messianic Prophecy, etc.
In Peter W.Stoner’s Science Speaks (Chicago: Moody Press, 1963), pages 100-107, he discusses the importance of science in our lives.Reading time is estimated to be 10 minutes.Jonathan Bernis is the President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, which he founded as a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) (JVMI).
For more than three decades, Jonathan has been at the vanguard of international evangelism, bringing the Good News of Israel’s Messiah to people all over the world, as well as to the Jewish people and the nations of the world.
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?This is exactly what the prophet Micah accomplished 700 years before the arrival of the Messiah on the scene.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?Nonetheless, this is exactly what David accomplished in 1000 B.C.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?This is exactly what Daniel accomplished 530 years before the birth of Christ.
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?How much less likely would this be if 25 of these forecasts were about things that other people would do to him and were entirely out of his control?For instance, how does someone ″arrange″ to be born into a particular family?The question is, how can one ″arrange″ to be born in a specific place where their parents do not actually reside?
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.What is the process of ″arranging″ to be betrayed in advance?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?In order to appear to others after being slain, one must first escape from a grave and appear to them.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.The study of probability is concerned with determining the likelihood that a specific event will take place.
Using statistical analysis, a professor at Westmont College evaluated the likelihood of a single individual fulfilling the primary predictions about the Messiah.Twelve distinct courses, involving around 600 university students, collaborated to develop the estimations.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.
They were conservative enough in their assessments that there was eventually universal agreement, even among the most suspicious pupils.Their estimations were then taken into consideration by the professor, who increased their conservatism even further.He also urged other skeptics or experts to create their own calculations in order to determine whether or not his results were more than fair in the first place.Finally, he presented his data to a committee of the American Scientific Affiliation for examination, which approved them.In the course of their investigation, they discovered that his computations were reliable and correct in relation to the scientific content supplied.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.
- In the end, they came to the conclusion that the likelihood of one man being born in Bethlehem was one in 300,000.
- 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.
- If you mark one of ten tickets and place them all in a hat and thoroughly stir them, and then ask a blindfolded man to draw one ticket, his chance of drawing the correct ticket is one in ten.
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.They plan to blanket the whole state with two feet of snow.Now, make a mark on one of these silver dollars and completely swirl the entire mass across the entire state.As an example, blindfold one individual, then explain to him that he may travel anywhere he wants, but he must first find the one silver dollar that has a particular mark on it.
What chance did he have of getting the proper one, you may wonder.Any one 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.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?This is the type of secure investment that God is offering us in exchange for our confidence in His Messiah.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.
Alternatively, anybody who downplays or overlooks the significance of biblical identifying signs pertaining to the Messiah would be naive and unwise in their actions.But, of course, there are many more predictions than just the eight listed here.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 an unbelievable amount 10157.What is the square root of 10157?
- 10157 has a total of 157 zeros!
- The professor uses electrons as an example to demonstrate the significance of this number.
- Electrons are extremely minuscule particles of matter.
- They’re even more minute than atoms.
- It would take 2.5 TIMES 1015 of them, arranged side by side, to accomplish one inch of progress.
- 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.
- After this little introduction, let us return to our one in 10157 chance of winning the lottery.
- 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.
- Who knows what his chances are of finding the correct one?
What type of a pile of electrons would this large a number of electrons produce?They produce an unfathomably enormous amount of material.This is the conclusion reached when just 48 predictions were taken into consideration.To put it another way, the likelihood that 456 prophesies would be fulfilled in one guy by chance is far lower.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.″
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How can I identify messianic prophecies in the Old Testament?
Answer to the question According to some estimates, the Old Testament contains more than 300 messianic prophesies.The reason for this is that throughout the New Testament, we frequently see comments like this: ″These things occurred in order for God’s Word to be fulfilled″ (John 19:36).Some of the Old Testament’s messianic prophesies are obvious, while others are more ambiguous and difficult to understand.Here are some guidelines for determining whether or not a prophecy about the Messiah is accurate: Take time to study the Bible.
The fact that there is no replacement for really reading the Bible and praying for wisdom from on high should go without saying, yet there is no substitute for doing so in order to comprehend the Bible (James 1:5).Some Messianic prophesies in the Old Testament are explicitly labeled as such by the prophets who penned them, while others are not so clearly identified.The term Messiah literally translates as ″Anointed One″ or ″Chosen One,″ and both of these names are featured in a number of biblical prophesies.Daniel 9:25–26 contains a significant prophesy concerning the Messiah’s death.The Anointed of the Lord is also mentioned in Psalm 2:2.Of course, when it comes to interpreting Scripture, the context is always vital.
In the Old Testament, not every allusion to a ″anointed one″ is a reference to the Messiah who had been prophesied.Both King Cyrus of Persia and King Saul of Israel are referred to as God’s anointed ones in Isaiah 45:1 and 1 Samuel 24:10, respectively; both of those kings were selected by God for particular task, which is the underlying meaning of the term ″anointed.″ It is demonstrated in Psalm 132, where David makes several allusions to God’s anointed one, that the term might have more than one connotation.″Do not reject your anointed one, for the sake of your servant David,″ David prays to the Lord (Psalm 132:10).David refers to himself twice in this passage, referring to himself as God’s ″servant″ and God’s ″anointed one″—David had been actually anointed by the prophet Samuel to be king—and both references are to God (1 Samuel 16:13).
Nevertheless, the Hebrew term David uses for ″Messiah″ is the same word that is used in Psalm 132:10, which may readily be ascribed to Jesus Christ in the New Testament.Even more intriguing is the fact that, immediately following David’s designation as the anointed one, Psalm 132 begins to speak of the Messiah: one of David’s descendants will govern from the throne (Psalm 132:11), and David’s dynasty will be endless (Psalm 132:12).(verse 12).And then the twist: the Lord Himself will rule from Zion forever (verses 13–14); in His role as King, the Lord will bring abundance, salvation, and joy (verses 15–16); this King who comes from David will have divine strength, and all His enemies will be defeated (verses 17–18); and this King who comes from David will have divine strength and will defeat all His enemies.Another reference to God’s ″anointed one″ may be found in verse 17.When you combine all of this with the fact that the Messiah was popularly referred to as ″the Son of David″ (see Matthew 22:42), you have a clear case for believing that Psalm 132 is a messianic prophesy.
David, God’s anointed one, was promised that an even greater Anointed One would sit on the throne of Zion for all of eternity, and this promise was fulfilled.Discover the different titles that the Messiah has been given.Some Messianic predictions in the Old Testament refer to the Messiah by a number of distinct names.
Isaiah 42:1 refers to the Messiah as a ″Servant″ of the Lord, which is a euphemism for ″servant.″ The Messiah is referred to as the ″Star″ in the prophecy of Numbers 24:17, which indicates that he will come from Judah.In Isaiah 11:1, the Messiah is referred to be a ″Branch″ that produces a great deal of fruit.Isaiah 9:6–7, 32:1, Jeremiah 23:5, and Zechariah 9:9 are examples of passages in which the Messiah is described as a king who will rule in justice.Scripture should be compared to Scripture.Some Messianic predictions in the Old Testament are identified by the writers of the New Testament as being fulfilled.A distinctive contribution of Matthew is his ability to connect Old Testament predictions to their fulfillment in the life of Christ.
- The birth of Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 (see Matthew 1:18–23).
- In Hosea 11:1, an indirect prophesy about Jesus’ trip to Egypt is shown to have been fulfilled by Jesus’ flight to Egypt (cp.
- Matthew 2:15).
The passage from Zechariah 9:9 is used in connection with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem (see Matthew 21:1–5).Several Old Testament prophesies were fulfilled by Jesus’ death on the cross, including those in Psalm 34:20 and Zechariah 12:10 (cf.John 19:31–37).In several instances, Jesus referenced a messianic prophesy and applied it to His own situation.
The synagogue in Nazareth was filled with the sound of Jesus reading a messianic passage from Isaiah 61 and declaring, ″Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing″ (Luke 4:21).A few moments before His arrest, Jesus cites Zechariah 13:7, declaring that prophecy is on the verge of being fulfilled (Matthew 26:31).He also cites from Isaiah 53:12 (in Luke 22:37), and when we look at the rest of Isaiah 53, we find that a significant portion of the chapter connects precisely to Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice.When Jesus references an Old Testament chapter and claims to be the fulfillment of that passage, we may be certain that the passage was messianic in nature.When Jesus makes a reference to a chapter in the Bible, it might be a hint that we’re dealing with a messianic prophesy.
During his death sentence, Jesus cried out to God, ″Why have you deserted me?″ (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?) (Matthew 27:46; Mark 10:45).As it turns out, they are the precise wording of Psalm 22:1, according to the translation.Many details of the crucifixion can be found in Psalm 22, including the mocking Jesus endured (Psalm 22:7; see Matthew 27:38–44), His thirst (Psalm 22:14; see John 19:28), the piercing of His hands and feet (Psalm 22:16; see John 20:20), and the casting of lots for His garment (Psalm 22:17; see Matthew 27:38–44).(Psalm 22:18; cp.
- Luke 23:34).
- The agonizing cries of Jesus act as a signpost, guiding us to the Psalms, which contain a rich mine of messianic predictions.
- Seek out recurring themes, comparable settings, and matching facts.
- Some of the Old Testament’s messianic predictions are expressed in the form of types.
- The sacrifices of the Old Testament are clear foreshadowings of the Messiah, who would shed His blood to atone for our sins.
- The lampstand, altar of incense, and table of showbread in the temple are all symbolic of Christ’s illumination, intercession, and supply, and they are all found in the Bible.
- The visions that Joseph had in Genesis 37 about his family kneeling down to him came true, despite the fact that Joseph’s brothers despised him.
- The rejection and eventual exaltation of Joseph can be interpreted as a prophecy of Christ’s rejection and exaltation to the right hand of God in the New Testament.
- Similar to this, Boaz’s activities in the book of Ruth can be interpreted as an indirect prophesy of Christ’s labor on our behalf in the New Testament.
It is possible to regard Joshua’s life as a prelude to Christ, given how full of faith and victory it is.This is particularly true when we consider that Joshua and Jesus are both variants of the same Hebrew name, Yeshua.Although seeing the stories of Joseph, Boaz, and Joshua as messianic ″prophecies″ necessitates a certain amount of inference, it is not a misuse of Scripture to accept that there are parallels between them.Several portions of the narrative of Jonah were utilized by Jesus himself as a prophesy of His own resurrection (Luke 11:29–30).Messianic predictions are statements about some feature of the Messiah’s nature, ministry, or affiliations with other people.For example, Genesis 3:15 anticipates a Savior who would crush the serpents and who will be known as the ″seed of the woman.″ As well as Christ’s victory over Satan, this prophesy alludes to the virgin birth of Jesus.
Jeremiah 31:15 foretells Herod’s killing of the infants in Bethlehem (see Matthew 2:16–18), which occurs exactly as prophesied.Furthermore, Isaiah 35:5–6 predicts that the Messiah will heal the blind, the crippled, and the deaf (cp.Luke 7:22).″Everything that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled,″ Jesus informed two of His followers as they traveled to Emmaus (Luke 24:44).The whole Old Testament, including the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings, is filled with messianic prophesies.
And all of those prophesies ″must″ be fulfilled in some manner.The study of prophesies and their fulfillment is basically a study of God’s faithfulness, which is what this book is about.The messianic predictions, in particular, illustrate God’s unwavering commitment to save His chosen people.
- A study of this nature is really gratifying.
- Return to the previous page: Questions regarding Jesus Christ How can I tell if a prophecy in the Old Testament is about the coming of the Messiah?
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Where do the Hebrew Scriptures prophesy the death and resurrection of the Messiah?
Answer to the question There is no doubt that the promise of a Messiah is included within the Hebrew Scriptures themselves.Although these messianic prophesies were written hundreds, if not thousands of years before to the birth of Jesus the Christ, plainly Jesus Christ is the only person who has ever walked the face of the world who has been able to fulfill them.In fact, from Genesis to Malachi, there are over 300 specific prophesies that point to the arrival of the Anointed One as the fulfillment of the Law.In addition to prophecies detailing His virgin birth, His birth in Bethlehem, His birth from the tribe of Judah, His lineage from King David, His sinless life, and His atoning work for the sins of His people, the death and resurrection of the Jewish Messiah was, likewise, well documented in the Hebrew prophetic Scriptures long before the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ occurred in history.
The death and resurrection of the Jewish Messiah was, likewise, well documented in the Hebrew prophetic Scriptures Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 are two of the most well-known predictions in the Hebrew Scriptures concerning the death of the Messiah, and they are both found in the book of Isaiah.In particular, Psalm 22 is remarkable since it foretold multiple independent components of Jesus’ death more than a thousand years before Jesus was killed, which makes it even more remarkable.Here are a few illustrations.Both the palms and the soles of Messiah’s feet will be ″pierced″ through (Psalm 22:16; John 20:25).The Messiah’s bones will not be shattered (a person’s legs were frequently broken when they were crucified in order to hasten their death), as was traditionally believed (Psalm 22:17; John 19:33).The Messiah’s attire will be chosen by lot by the men (Psalm 22:18; Matthew 27:35).
It is also detailed in Isaiah 53, the classic messianic prophesy known as the ″Suffering Servant″ prophecy, that the Messiah would die in order to atone for the sins of His people.More than 700 years before Jesus was even born, the prophet Isaiah describes the events leading up to His death.The Messiah will be rejected by the people (Isaiah 53:3; Luke 13:34).As a vicarious sacrifice for the sins of His people, the Messiah will be murdered (Isaiah 53:5–9; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The Messiah will remain deafeningly silent in the face of His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; 1 Peter 2:23).(See also Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57–60.) The Messiah will be buried with the wealthy.In His death, the Messiah will be surrounded by criminals (Isaiah 53:12; Mark 15:27).In addition to the death of the Jewish Messiah, the resurrection of the Messiah from the grave is promised as well.For example, in Psalm 16:10, written a millennium before the birth of Jesus, Israel’s King David declares: ″For You will not consign my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to be corrupted.″ This is the clearest and most well-known of the resurrection prophesies.When Peter presented the first gospel sermon on Shavuot (Weeks or Pentecost), the Jewish festival day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus the Jewish Messiah from the grave, he boldly declared that God had risen Jesus from the dead (Acts 2:24).
God, he said, had executed this amazing deed in accordance of David’s promise recorded in Psalm 16, which he explained further.In reality, Peter recited the words of David in their entirety from Psalm 16:8–11, which is found in the Bible.When Paul delivered a speech to the Jewish community in Antioch a few years later, he did the same thing.
Acts 13:33–35 records Paul’s declaration that God had risen Messiah Jesus from the grave in fulfillment of Psalm 16:10, a claim that Peter also made.Similarly, another Davidic psalm makes a striking allusion to the Resurrection of the Messiah.Psalm 22 is being quoted here once more.When it comes to the lion’s jaws, the suffering Savior prays for release in verses 19–21 of the Bible (a metaphor for Satan).This desperate petition is immediately followed, in lines 22–24, by a song of thanksgiving in which the Messiah expresses his gratitude to God for hearing His request and saving Him from his enemies.Between the conclusion of the prayer in verse 21 and the commencement of the praise hymn in verse 22, the resurrection of the Messiah is plainly implied.
- And now, according to Isaiah 53, the prophet predicts that the Suffering Servant of God would suffer for the sins of His people, and that He will then be ″cut off from the land of the living″ as a result of His suffering.
- In contrast, Isaiah declares that He (the Messiah) ″shall see His offspring″ and that God the Father would ″prolong His days″ as a result of his sacrifice (Isaiah 53:5, 8, 10).
- ″As a result of the pain of His soul, He will see light and be satisfied,″ says Isaiah, going on to restate the promise of the resurrection in various words: ″As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see light and be content″ (Isaiah 53:11).
Predictions of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection had been made in the Hebrew Scriptures long before the events of human history took place as they did in the chronology of human history.It’s no surprise that Jesus the Messiah would remark to the Jewish religious leaders of His day, ″You seek the Scriptures, because you believe that in them you have eternal life; and these are the Scriptures that bear witness to Me″ (John 5:39).Return to the previous page: Questions regarding Jesus Christ Where does the death and resurrection of the Messiah appear to be predicted in the Hebrew Scriptures?
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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.The probability of this happening is one in 100,000,000,000,000,000.21 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.The artist describes his vision as follows: ″I pictured the entire earth being covered with white tile that was one-and-a-half inches square—every inch of dry land on the planet—with the bottom of only one tile painted red.″ Then I imagined someone being given the opportunity to go throughout all seven continents for the rest of their life.He would be authorized to bend down and pick up a tile only once throughout the course of the day.What are the chances that it will be the one tile with the red reverse side painted on it?
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)
FULFILLED: The tribe of Judah is the lineage of Jesus’ father, Abraham. The Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 1:1-16)
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 mocker