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There are over 100 prophecies in the Old Testament that predict the first coming of the Savior, the Messiah, the Christ.  All of these were written centuries before Jesus was born.  The book of Zechariah was written over 500 years before Christ.  The book of Isaiah was written 700 years before the birth of Christ.  David wrote part of the book of Psalms over 1000 years before Jesus walked the Earth.  The Holy Spirit inspired the authors of these books and allowed them to look down the corridors of time to accurately describe specific events that would occur hundreds of years in the future.  To have Jesus emerge in a way that fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies is God's way of saying, "You can trust Jesus.  He is the one I sent."  Here are just a few examples of the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   

 

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah will be the Heir to the throne of David.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"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 9:7.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham."  Matthew 1:1.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"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." Micah 5:2.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem." Matthew 2:1.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be born of a virgin.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"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.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendent of David.  The virgin's name was Mary.  The angel said to her, 'You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus." Luke 1:25-26,30-31.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be a Prophet.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.  You must listen to him." Deuteronomy 18:15.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, 'Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world."  John 6:14.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would enter Jerusalem in triumph riding on a donkey.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Zechariah 9:9.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them and Jesus sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest!" Matthew 21:7-9.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be rejected by His own people, the Jews.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"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." Isaiah 53:3.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him." John 1:11.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be betrayed by a friend with whom He broke bread.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me."  Psalms 41:9.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.  While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, 'I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me - one who is eating with me.' While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples" Mark 14:17-18, 22.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"I told them, 'If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.'  So they paid me thirty pieces of silver."

Zechariah 11:12.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"Then one of the Twelve - the one called Judas Iscariot - went to the chief priests and asked, 'What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?'  So they counted out for him thirty silver coins." Matthew 26:14-15.

 

PROPHECY

The 30 pieces of silver would be returned to the potter's field.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"And the Lord said to me, 'Throw it to the potter - the handsome price at which they priced me!  So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter." Zechariah 11:13.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders.  So Judas threw the money into the temple and left.  The chief priests picked up the coins and said, 'It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.'  So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners." Matthew 27:3,5,6-7.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be accused by false witnesses.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence."

Psalms 27:12. 

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.  But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward." Matthew 26:59-60.

 

PROPHECY

The Messiah would be silent before His accusers.

 

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

"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." Isaiah 53:7.

 

NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT

"When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.  Then Pilate asked him, 'Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?'  But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge - to the great amazement of the governor." Matthew 27:12-14.

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