Prophecies Fulfilled by The Messiah Jesus
The first prophecy concerning the Messiah is found in Genesis 3:15.
And I will put enmity (hatred) between you (the devil) and the woman (Eve), and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
The Messiah would be born through Eve’s lineage, (Luke 3:38) and bruised by the devil. And the devil would be defeated by the Messiah.
Galatians 4:4, Revelation 12:5
Because the Messiah is to come through Abraham’s lineage, his lineage is a blessing to all nations. –
And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:3).
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all nations of the earth shall be blessed in him (Genesis 18:18).
Therefore the Messiah would also be a descendent of David. –
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, (Matthew 1:6) and a Branch shall grow out of his roots (Isaiah 11:1).
John 1:45, Acts 3:25. 13:22,23, Galatians 3:8
The Bible indicates the time of Messiah’s coming. –
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be (Genesis 49:10).
It was only under Roman rule, that the Jews were deprived of their ability to pass capital sentences. The “scepter” was removed and that is why the Jews had to bring Jesus to Pilate for sentencing. So we are told here the time in history when the Messiah would arrive.
The Messiah is to be born of a Virgin. –
Therefore the lord Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14). –
The name Immanuel means “God with us.” In the original Hebrew the word used for virgin is Almah, which means a young woman of marriageable age, which would mean a virgin in the Hebrew culture at that time.
The New Testament Scriptures confirm Jesus’ virgin birth. -
Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:2635, Luke 3:36
The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. –
But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting (Micah 5:2).
Matthew 2:1-6, Luke 2:4, John 7:42
The Messiah is descended from –
Shem - Genesis 9:27, Luke 3:36
Abraham – Genesis 12:3, 18:18, Matthew 1:1,2, Luke 3:34, Acts 3:25
Isaac - Genesis 17:19, 21:12, Matthew 1:2, Luke 3:34, Romans 9:7
Jacob – Genesis 28:14, Numbers 24:17, Matthew 1:2, Luke 3:34
Of the Tribe of Judah – Genesis 49:10, Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:2, Revelation 5:5
Of the house of David – Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Matthew 1: 1,6, Luke 3:31, John 7:42
Prophecies of Jesus’ early life, ministry, death and resurrection. –
Children massacred as the result of His birth – Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:17,18
He would be called out of Egypt - Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:15
He would minister in Galilee - Isaiah 9:1, 2, Matthew 4:15, 16
He would be a priest like Melchizedek - Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:6, 6:20, 7: 17, 21
He would cleanse the temple. – Psalm 69:9, John 2:17
The anointing of God would be upon Him –
Isaiah 11:2, Psalm 45:2, Luke 4:18
He would enter Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt, -Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:1-10, John 12:14-16
He would be betrayed – Psalm 41:9, Matthew 26:15, Mark 14:10, 21
For thirty pieces of silver – Zechariah 11:12, 13, Mathew 26:15, Mark 14:10,21
He would be silent before His accusers – Psalm 38:13, Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:63, 27: 12-14
He would suffer vicariously- Isaiah 53:4-6, 12, Daniel 9:26, Matthew 8:17, Romans 4:25, I Corinthians 15:3, 4, Hebrews 9:28, I Peter 3:18
Note: It was commonly accepted among the early Jews that the Messiah would be a suffering servant. In one of the many ancient manuscripts that record this fact, the Messiah tells God the Father that He would be willing to suffer for eternity if necessary for the people.
He would die with criminals – Isaiah 53:9-12, Matthew 27:38, Luke 23: 39, 40
His hands and feet would be pierced – Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, John 20:27
He would be insulted and mocked - Psalm 109:25, 22:6,7, Matthew 27: 39, Mark 15:16-20,29
He would drink of vinegar and gall – Psalm 69:21, Matthew 27: 34, 48, John 19:29
Lots would be cast for His clothing – Psalm 22:18, Matthew 27:35, Mark 15:24, John 19:24
Like the Passover sacrificial lamb, not a bone of His would be broken – Exodus 12:46, Psalm 34:20, John 19:36
He would be buried with the rich – Isaiah 53:9, Matthew 27:57-60
He would rise from the dead – Psalm 16:10, Matthew 27:63, 28:6, Acts 2:27-31
He would ascend into heaven – Psalm 68:18, 110:1 Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9, Ephesians 4:8-10, Hebrews 1:3
There are also prophecies concerning the Messiah that have yet to be fulfilled. When we study Scripture it is important to understand that the entire counsel of God's Word must be consulted in order to understand it properly, or misinterpretations can arise For example, there are prophecies that show us the Messiah is to be a suffering servant (Isaiah 53). At the same time we are shown that He will bring peace to the world (Isaiah 11). And the whole world will be in subjection to Him when He comes supernaturally a second time as recorded in Zechariah 14:4 and prophesied by Jesus (Matthew 24:27-30). So here we see that when all the Scriptures concerning the Messiah are taken into consideration, we understand that He first comes to give His life for the sins of mankind reconciling them to God, and that He will eventually come a second time, supernaturally as He has said, to bring peace to the earth under His rule.
Surely I come quickly – Jesus
Measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
And meted out heaven with the span,
And comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure,
And weighed the mountains in scales,
And the hills in a balance?
Ascended up into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name,
And what is
His son's name,
If you can tell?
Isaiah 40:12, Proverbs 30:4