Thursday, December 5, 2013

Jesus: The One Prophesied

Not only did Jesus live, breathe, die, and rise again, but He did so fulfilling Old Testament prophecies about Himself.

Yet, how much do we really know about the prophecies about Jesus?
-the virgin will give birth
-a voice in the wilderness will prepare the way
-the cornerstone will be rejected
-He'll be despised & rejected
-He won't have beauty to attract people to Him
-His clothes would be gambled for

Phew. That took some mental gymnastics to think of that list...without knowing exactly where in the Old and New Testaments to look (without looking myself). Yet there are hundreds of prophecies about Jesus.

This site (351 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ) is probably my favorite. It lists the Old Testament (O.T.) prophecy scripture reference, a summary of the prophecy, and the New Testament (N.T.) scripture location of fulfillment.

This site (Biblical Prophecy Resource Center: Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus) is more of an article, but it has several charts that state the O.T. prophecy, O.T. prophecy location, and N.T. fulfillment.

This site (Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Christ) states a prophecy summary and then shows the O.T. and N.T. scripture locations and verses. It takes time to explain what a prophecy is and why prophecies are reliable. 

This site (Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Christ) is alright, but many words are in old English. It has a nice chart summarizing prophecies about Jesus, with O.T. and N.T. locations.

Don't take my word for it. Take time to read the N.T. (especially the gospels) and pay special attention to O.T. references made. Keep track of which ones are prophecies concerning the Messiah. 

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