God’s Word is true and never fails. It’s one of our most powerful weapons against the Devil. This book presents an array of prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, the Messiah – His time on earth, His birth, life and death – making it clear that there can be no other option than Jesus being God Almighty’s Son!
A series of prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ is set out in this book. These prophecies are documented in the Old Testament and were written centuries before Jesus was born. That Jesus fulfilled them correctly indicates that He is indeed the Messiah.
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And there are also predictive prophecies that point forward to the coming Messiah. Here are ten of my favorites that uniquely point to Jesus:
- PRE-EXISTENT AND DIVINE
Micah 5:2 predicts that the Messiah—a “ruler”—shall come forth from Bethlehem “whose goings forth are from old, from everlasting.” In other words, a future ruler would be everlasting, which means he must pre-exist. Col. 1:17 affirms that Jesus was “before all things.”
- A PROPHET
Deuteronomy 18:18 describes a future prophet whom God would speak through. This prophet was expected to perform miracles like Moses and to lead people to follow God. Jesus was a miracle-working prophet like Moses (Matt. 21:11).
- OF THE LINE OF JESSE AND THE HOUSE OF DAVID
Jesse was the father of David the king of Israel. Jewish commentators expected the Messiah to come from this genealogical line (Is. 11:1-3). The Apostle Paul affirms that Jesus descended from David (Rom. 1:1-3).
- A JUDGE
The prophet Isaiah described a coming judge—the Lord—who would save Israel (Is. 33:22). The Messiah was to personally exercise judgment. And as the Apostle Paul explains, Jesus is ultimately that judge (2 Tim. 4:1).
Some leading rabbinic commentators who addressed Psalms 2:6 have claimed that it spoke first of David and then of the Messiah, both of whom were anointed king by God. Jesus was accused of being such a king, even though his kingdom was different than they expected (Matt. 27:37).
- SPECIAL PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Messiah was expected to have a special anointing of the Holy Spirit (Is. 11:2). In his baptism in the Jordan River, the Spirit of God uniquely descends on Jesus and the Father affirms he is His “beloved Son.”
- PRECEDED BY MESSENGER
According to some leading rabbinic commentators, Isaiah 40:3 describes the Messiah—the “Lord”—who would be preceded by a messenger. The Gospel of Mark begins by citing both Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3 to indicate John the Baptist is the messenger preparing the way for the Messiah.
- MINISTRY OF MIRACLES
The prophet Isaiah predicted that when the Messiah comes, the blind shall see, the deaf shall hear, the mute shall speak, and the lame shall walk again (Is. 35:5, 6). And this is exactly what Jesus did (Matt. 9:5).
- HE WAS TO ENTER THE TEMPLE
Malachi predicts that the Messiah will powerfully come to the Temple after God sends His messenger. Matthew describes how Jesus entered the Temple and overturned tables and drove out money-changers (Matt 21:12).
- HE WAS TO ENTER JERUSALEM ON A DONKEY
The prophet Zechariah predicted that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem “mounted on a donkey.” And according to Luke, this is exactly what Jesus did (Luke 19:35-37).
Admittedly, some of these predictive prophecies have greater evidential value than others. And of course, there are many objections raised against the points mentioned here, which my father and I address in the updated Evidence that Demands A Verdict.
Still, when all the predictive prophecies are considered, along with types and foreshadows in the Hebrew Scriptures, a powerful case can be made that Jesus is the expected Messiah.
isaiah prophecy about jesus
Isaiah was a prophet who lived in Jerusalem about 700 years before the birth of the Savior. He wrote many things about important events that had not yet taken place. The Lord said to the Nephites, “Great are the words of Isaiah,” and He promised that everything Isaiah said would happen, would happen (see 3 Ne. 23:1–3).
Many of the wonderful prophesies of Isaiah are about the Savior. “Behold,” he wrote, “a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). We read in the New Testament about when this took place. Jesus was born to Mary in Bethlehem. (See Luke 2.)
As Jesus grew, He learned all that Heavenly Father wanted Him to learn. “And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord,” wrote Isaiah. Jesus learned to be kind, and fair, and merciful. Isaiah wrote that the Savior wouldn’t judge people by what He could see on the outside or by what He heard, but He would judge people with righteousness, knowing what was in their hearts. (See Isa. 11:2–4 and 1 Sam. 16:7.)
Jesus would “preach good tidings unto the meek” and would “bind up the brokenhearted,” and “proclaim liberty to the captives” (Isa. 61:1). Isaiah truly saw the wonderful things the Savior would do for us. The good tidings of the gospel teach us of His Atonement, which makes it possible for us to repent when we make mistakes. He suffered for each one of us. “Surely,” Isaiah wrote, “he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. …
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities [wrongdoings]; … and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isa. 53:4–5.)
The scriptures teach us of the Savior, and Isaiah is one of the prophets who wrote about Him.
Mount the flannel-board figures on heavier paper, color them, and cut them out. Use them to tell about some of the prophecies of Isaiah concerning the Savior.