Prophecies of Christ
One of the amazing things about the Bible is its ability to predict future events, Particularly with the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, which points to a promised Messiah to come and live with His people as Emmanuel, God with us.
These prophecies not only pointed to His first advent but also to His second as well.
but these prophecies are not Just in Daniel and Revelation, they are also in other books of the Bible as well.
Jesus speaking to His disciples in Luke 24:44-48 says to them:
Luke 24:44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
Old Testament Prophecies concerning Jesus’s first Advent:
Prophecy: Birth Place—
Micah 5:2 | “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you
will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
Isaiah 7:14– Virgin Birth: fulfilment ( Matthew 1:23)
Genesis 49:8-10– Jesus lineage through the tribe of Judah: fulfilment (Luke 1:30-32).
Numbers 24:17 — A Star shall arise out of Judah: fulfilment (Luke 2:1,2).
Genesis 49:10 — Jesus would be heir to King David’s throne: fulfilment (Luke 1:32-33).
Isaiah 7:14 —– Jesus would be called Immanuel: fulfilment (God with us) (Matthew 1:23)
Hosea 11:1 — Jesus’ parents fled to Egypt to escape King Herod’s death decree. God called him out of Egypt: fulfilment (Matthew 2:14,15)
Psalm 69: 8; Isaiah 53:3 —Jesus would be rejected by his own people: fulfilment (John 1:11)
Malachi 4:5,6 —Jesus would be preceded by Elijah: fulfilment (Matthew 11:13,14)
Deuteronomy 18:15 — Jesus would be a prophet: fulfilment (Acts 3:20-23)
Isaiah 11:1 —- Jesus would be called a Nazarene: fulfilment (Matthew 2:23)
Isaiah 61:1-3– Jesus quotes this passage in the Synogogue at Nazareth and applies it to Himself : fulfilment (Luke 4:16-21).
Psalm 78:2-4 — Messiah will open His mouth in parables: fulfilment (Matthew 13:10-15, 34,35)
Isaiah 61:1,2 —- Messiah would come and heal the broken hearted: fulfilment (Luke 4:18,19)
Psalm 8:2 —- Jesus would be praised by little children: fulfilment (Matthew 21:16)
Psalm 110:4 — Messiah Jesus would be called a priest after the order of Melchizedek: fulfilment (Hebrews 5:5-6)
Zechariah 9:9 — Jesus would be called a King (Matthew 27:37)
Prophecies of Christ’s Final Week
Zechariah 9:9 Predicts the Messiah would come into Jerusalem riding on a donkey: fulfilment Matthew 21:1-11
Psalms 55:12,13 —Predicts His betrayer: fulfilment (Matthew 26:47-50).
Zechariah 11:12,13 — predicts the exact amount of 30 pieces of silver, the purchase price for a potter’s field: fulfilment (Matthew 27:3-9).
Psalm 35:11 — Jesus would be falsely accused: fulfilment (Mark 14:57,58)
Isaiah 53:4-7 — Led as a lamb to the slaughter: fulfilment (John 1:29; Acts 8:32-35).
Isaiah 53:7 — Under oppression and affliction he did not open His mouth: fulfilment (Matthew 27:14).
Isaiah 50:6 —- Messiah would be spat upon and struck: fulfilment (Matthew 26:67)
Psalm 22:16 — They pierced His hands and feet: fulfilment (Luke 23:33;24:39).
Psalm 22:18 — Roman Soldiers cast lots for His garment: fulfilment (Matthew 27:35).
Psalm 69:21 —- Messiah would be given vinegar to drink: fulfilment (Matthew 27:34; John 19:28-30)
Paslm 22:7,8 —- Messiah Jesus would mocked and ridiculed: fulfilment (Luke 23:35)
Psalm 109:4 —- Jesus would pray for His enemies: fulfilment (Luke 33:34)
Zechariah 12;10 —- Roman soldiers pierced His side: fulfilment (John 19:34)
Psalm 22:1 — Jesus cried out “My God, My God why have you foresaken Me?” fulfilment (Matthew 27:46).
Psalm 34:20 — His bones were not broken: fulfilment (John 19:36).
Isaiah 53:9 — Buried in a rich man’s tomb: fulfilment (Matthew 27:57-60).
Psalm 16:10 — Resurrected from the dead: fulfilment (Matthew 28:2-7).
Isaiah 53:5-12 Jesus is our sacrifice for sin: fulfilment (Romans 5:6-8)
Psalm 24:7-10) —- Messiah would ascend to heaven: fulfilment (Mark 16:19)
Psalm 68:18 — Jesus would sit at the right hand of the Father: fulfilment (Mark 16:19)