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Messianic  Prophecies

The following are some of the prophecies about a Messiah, which are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. It is important to note that these prophecies are highly specific, compared with other so-called prophecies in China and other countries, and the fact that the sheer number of these prophecies concentrating in just one book, the Bible, commands attention. The message of these prophecies and their historical fulfillment should not be ignored.

25He(Jesus) said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.                               (Luke 24: 25-27) 

 

Prophecy about the Coming of the Messiah:

The Bible has long foretold about the One who will come, and it is progressively becoming clearer...

15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. "    (Genesis 3:15  written about 3,200 years ago) 
18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me." (Genesis 22:18)
  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, 
   Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet,
   Until Shiloh comes,
   And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. (Genesis 49:10)
18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.     (Deuteronomy 18:18   written about 3,200 years ago)
Prophecy about the divine nature of this Messiah:
6 For to us a child is born,
   to us a son is given,
   and the government will be on his shoulders.
   And he will be called
   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace
   there will be no end.
   He will reign on David's throne
   and over his kingdom,
   establishing and upholding it
   with justice and righteousness
   from that time on and forever.

   The zeal of the LORD Almighty
   will accomplish this.    (Isaiah 9:6-7  written about 2,700 years ago)

Prophecy about the birth of Messiah:
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
   from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)
1. From David's line.
5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD,
  "when I will raise up to David  a righteous Branch,
    a King who will reign wisely
    and do what is just and right in the land. 
                                                    (Jeremiah 23:5 written about 2,400 years ago)
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) 2. Birth of a virgin.
2"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
   Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
   From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel
   His goings forth are from long ago,
   From the days of eternity.
" (Micah 5:2  written about 2,700 years ago)
3. In Bethlehem. 
21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision:

    24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.

    25 "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.  The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.'  In the middle of the 'seven'  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. "

(Daniel 9:21-27 written about 2,400 years ago)

Here is the calculation:

"Decree to rebuild Jerusalem" ( a decree from King Artaxerxes)           444 B.C.

"there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' "

7x7 + 62x7= 483 years.   483 years x 360 days (ancient calendar) =       173,880 days

"Anointed One... cut off(Jesus' death) 
 444 B.C. plus  173,880 days =
                                                                A.D. 33

"destroy the city and the sanctuary"    by the Romans in:                  A.D. 70

4. The time of His death.

5. The work of the Messiah: atonement.

6. Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple after Messiah's death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophecy about Messiah's ministry:
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:1-2) 7. Place of His ministry
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
   and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
   and the mute tongue shout for joy.
   Water will gush forth in the wilderness
   and streams in the desert.

                     (Isaiah 35:5-6)

8. The miracles He does

Isaiah 53

    1 Who has believed our message
       and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

    2 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.

    3 He was despised and rejected by men,
       a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
       Like one from whom men hide their faces
       he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

   4 Surely he took up our infirmities
       and carried our sorrows,
       yet we considered him stricken by God,
       smitten by him, and afflicted.

    5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
       he was crushed for our iniquities;
       the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
       and by his wounds we are healed.

    6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
       each of us has turned to his own way;
       and the LORD has laid on him
       the iniquity of us all.

    7 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.

    8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
       And who can speak of his descendants?
       For he was cut off from the land of the living;
       for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

    9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
       and with the rich in his death,
       though he had done no violence,
       nor was any deceit in his mouth.

   10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
       and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
       he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
       and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

    11 After the suffering of his soul,
       he will see the light of life and be satisfied ;
       by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
       and he will bear their iniquities.

    12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
       and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
       because he poured out his life unto death,
       and was numbered with the transgressors.
       For he bore the sin of many,
       and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

The most detailed description of the work of the Messiah: 

9. His meekness.

10. His sufferings.

11. His atonement for our sins.

12. His death.

13.  The salvation He brings.

14.  His prayers for sinners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophecy about His death on the Cross:
    1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
       Why are you so far from saving me,
       so far from the words of my groaning?

    2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
       by night, and am not silent.

    3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
       you are the praise of Israel.

    4 In you our fathers put their trust;
       they trusted and you delivered them.

    5 They cried to you and were saved;
       in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

    6 But I am a worm and not a man,
       scorned by men and despised by the people.

    7 All who see me mock me;
       they hurl insults, shaking their heads:

    8 "He trusts in the LORD;
       let the LORD rescue him.
       Let him deliver him,
       since he delights in him."

    9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
       you made me trust in you
       even at my mother's breast.

    10 From birth I was cast upon you;
       from my mother's womb you have been my God.

    11 Do not be far from me,
       for trouble is near
       and there is no one to help.

    12 Many bulls surround me;
       strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

    13 Roaring lions tearing their prey
       open their mouths wide against me.

    14 I am poured out like water,
       and all my bones are out of joint.
       My heart has turned to wax;
       it has melted away within me.

    15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
       and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
       you lay me in the dust of death.

    16 Dogs have surrounded me;
       a band of evil men has encircled me,
       they have pierced my hands and my feet.

    17 I can count all my bones;
       people stare and gloat over me.

    18 They divide my garments among them
       and cast lots for my clothing. 

(Psalm 22:1-18  written about 2,900 years ago)

15. A vivid picture of Jesus' crucifixion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophecy about His resurrection:
     10 because you will not abandon me to the grave,
      nor will you let your Holy One see decay. (Psalm 16:10  written about 2,900 years ago)

Conclusion: Jesus' coming and His ministry were foretold by the prophets, and His atonement completed the salvation plan for mankind since the Fall in the Garden of Eden. Jesus is the One who is to come. And the Bible bears witness to His identity.

1We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.    (Hebrew 2:1-4)
 

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