Saturday, February 18, 2017

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ

  • Introduction:
         -It is indeed lugubrious to see that the vast majority of people who constitute the Jewish population deny that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, less alone affirm the existence of God (52% of Jews do not believe in God according to this study). Furthermore, all religions to the exclusion of biblical Christianity ignore the quint-essential truths of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). However, there are solid reasons to wholeheartedly accept Jesus as the promised Savior, one of which is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies in the New Testament by Him. Now, one cannot simply claim these miraculous events to be coincidental in nature because they were recorded several hundred years prior to His birth. They occurred rather frequently throughout the four gospel accounts. And we must inquire as to why the apostles and hundreds of other direct eye-witnesses of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ would be willing to suffer martyrdom for their beliefs (if they had known that their movement was a fabricated hoax)?
  • List Of Fulfilled Old Testament Prophecies Confirming That Jesus Christ Is The Messiah:
         -Born of a virgin (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14)---Matthew 1:18-23
         -From the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10)---Luke 3:23-33
         -Heir to David's throne (2 Samuel 7:8-11; 16)---Luke 1:30-33
         -Born to us (Isaiah 9:6-7)---Luke 2:11
         -Announced by a star (Numbers 24:17)---Matthew 2:1-11
         -Triumphant coming on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9)---Matthew 21:1-11
         -Betrayed by a disciple ( Psalm 41:9)---John 13:18-27; 18:2-5
         -Sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13)---Matthew 26:15; 27:3-7
         -Punished for our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6)---1 Peter 2:24-25
         -Sacrificed like a spotless lamb (Exodus 12:1-13; Isaiah 53:7)---John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7
         -Lifted up on a cross to give life (Numbers 21:8-9)---John 3:14-16
         -Pierced in hands and feet (Psalm 22:16-18)---John 20:24-27
         -Given gull and vinegar (Psalm 69:21)---Matthew 27:34; 48
         -Mocked and insulted (Psalm 22:6-8)---Matthew 27:39-43
         -Rejected by God (Psalm 22:1)---Mark 15:33-34
         -Raised from the dead (Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 53:10-12)---Matthew 28:1-9; Acts 2:24-27
         -Ascended into heaven (Psalm 68:18)---Acts 1:1-11

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