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|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
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
18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler's
staff from between his feet,
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
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince
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
5 "The days are coming," declares
"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
(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
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
'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
"there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.'
+ 62x7= 483 years. 483
years x 360 days (ancient calendar) =
One... cut off"
444 B.C. plus 173,880 days =
"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
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
and streams in the desert.
|8. The miracles He does
1 Who has believed our
and to whom has the arm of the LORD
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
Like one from whom men hide their
he was despised, and we esteemed him
4 Surely he took up our
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by
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
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the
and as a sheep before her shearers is
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
for the transgression of my people he
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
he will see his offspring and prolong
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
because he poured out his life
and was numbered with the
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the
|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
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
in you they trusted and were not
6 But I am a worm and
not a man,
scorned by men and despised by the
7 All who see me mock
they hurl insults, shaking their
8 "He trusts in the
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
11 Do not be far from
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions
tearing their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
14 I am poured out
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
you lay me in the dust of death.
16 Dogs have surrounded
a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my
people stare and gloat over me.
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'
Prophecy about His resurrection:
10 because you will not abandon me to the
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.
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.
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