Fulfilled Prophecies of Jesus Christ

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It is amazing to me that none of the religious leaders in Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry recognized Him as the Messiah. This is especially surprising since there were dozens and dozens of prophecies regarding His coming.  In John 8:58 Jesus tells them of His ancient origins and they wanted to stone Him for it, “Most assuredly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am.“  He also tells the religious leaders that He was the manna that came down from heaven in the wilderness in John 6:41, “At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  They wanted to kill Him for this too because He was associating Himself with the God that led them out of Egypt – and as the manna (meaning “what is it!”) that came down from heaven.

In the gospel of John (1:1-2) He is indicated as having self-existence or the “I AM” of the Old Testament, which was the Old Covenant name of God,  and as such He was also the Creator, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”  To understand how many prophecies there are, let me say here that one article alone is insufficient to cover the multiplicity  of prophetic announcements concerning His First Advent.

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus

Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus’ First Advent

The very first prophecy of Jesus came in Genesis 3:15 after the fall of man, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”  This was a prophecy given directly to Satan after He caused Adam and Eve to sin.  The “He shall bruise your head” is where Jesus conquered Satan at Calvary and made possible the redemption of mankind.

Messianic Prophecies

Isaiah 11:2 “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”

Jeremiah 23:5-7 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David (literally, from David’s line) a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.”

Isaiah 11:1-5 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;  from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness 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.”

Deuteronomy 18:15The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.”

Zachariah 9:9Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, Righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Psalm 118:22The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”

Psalm 2:7I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: he said to me, you are my son; today I have become your father.

Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus’ Birth

Micah 5:1-2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans (or rulers) 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.”

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you (plural, meaning you all) a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (literally, God with us).”

Numbers 24:17 “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.”

Jeremiah 31:15 “This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”  This describes King Herod’s killing of all male babies age two to birth in the attempt to keep Jesus from surviving to become a King mentioned in Matthew 2:17-18.

Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus’ Crucifixion

Isaiah 53:10-11  “Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.”  In fact the last part of Isaiah chapter 52 and all of chapter 53 is about Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary, as is Psalm chapter 22.  In Psalm 22:1a,16b it clearly reveals what took place at Calvary, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.”  This was written almost 700 years before the first crucifixion had ever taken place!

Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

Isaiah 50:6 “I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.”

Some say that there are from 700 to over 1,000 prophecies about Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.  The odds on Jesus fulfilling even 48 of them is 10 to the 157th power[1.] That’s 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, and 000.  The fact is that it is impossible for Jesus’ fulfillment of the nearly 1,000 prophecies to be due to blind chance or mere coincidence.  Make no mistake about it – Jesus fulfilled prophecy as a way of confirming the sovereignty of God and the sovereignty of a Savior for you and for me.  Believe it.  It was no accident.

Resources

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1. Science Speaks, by Peter W. Stoner. Copyright © 1958, 1963, 1968 by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. (P. 333).

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Pam Williams November 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

AMEN Jack … Believe it! It was no accident. Loved this article. Thanks for reminding me about our loving and merciful Father and our Savior and how much He has done already to fulfill prophesy. And there is yet more to come. I agree with John when he wrote “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”

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Jack Wellman November 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thank you Pam. Your comment was so edifying. Isn’t our God an awesome God. Yes, the next prophecy in Revelation is the most exciting. I pray that He comes to those as Savior and not as Judge (Rev 20:12).

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Kaylen Eure January 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

Really enjoyed this blog.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

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Jack January 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hi Kaylen. I am glad you stopped by to comment. Please come back soon. Thank you.

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Nobert Mazunze July 7, 2012 at 1:57 am

Thank you Jack for the wonderful work. It is through your site that I am getting to know all these facts. May God bless you abandantly

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Jack Wellman July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

And I want to thank you Norbert. Your gracious words are like a healing salve to my soul. May God also richly bless you my friend.

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Justin Berrier October 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

Thanks for this article Jack, I’ve shared this with everyone I know on Facebook, this is awesome what you’ve done, God bless you my friend.

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Jack Wellman October 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Wow Justin. That’s awesome. I can not wait for that Great Day, which to me, it appears that it is coming soon. May God richly bless you sir.

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Aaron January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

What do you mean by Great day, might I ask?

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Jack Wellman January 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thank you Aaron for your question. I apologize for I should not take for granted that the proper noun, since it is capitalized, means that Great Day, or the Day of His return. Him, meaning Jesus Christ. Sorry, my fault.

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Nicholas June 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

WITH ALL THE NUMBERS MATCHING UP — YEARS AND ALL , WHAT EXACTLY IS THEIR ANSWER , DO THEY THINK GOD CHANGED HIS MIND OR WHAT ? HOW CAN THEY DENY CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH ? IS 144,000 A NUMBER REFERING TO THOSE WHO WILL LEAD OTHERS , AND ACTUALLY THE NUMBER GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE BE GREATER ? HOW WERE DRUGS REFERRED TO IN THE BIBLE , AND WHAT WERE DRUG DEALERS CALLED ? I KNOW YOU HAVE PROBABLY ADDRESSED THESE , CAN I BE SENT A LIST TO REFER TO PLEASE ?

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Jack Wellman June 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

Thank you Nicholas for your questions. Who is this “they” you are referring to my friend? You said, “DO THEY THINK GOD CHANGED HIS MIND OR WHAT ? HOW CAN THEY DENY CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH ?” Who is this “they” Nicholas? Is it the Mormon church?

I believe the 144,000 is a figurative number of those who have been redeemed by Christ. I do not have a “list” that I can send for you to refer to. I am not sure what this “list” contains that you mean sir.

Although the english word “drugs” is not found in the Bible, we can see that the subject is mentioned.

The Greek word pharmakeia ( translated sorceries) is in Revelation 18:23 . This word means “medication”. The English word “pharmacy” is related to this word. “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” Drugs are extemely deceitful. They never treat the problem, only the symptom.

The Greek word pharmakeus is a “druggist or poisoner”. This Greek word translates as sorceries in Revelation 9:21, and sorcerers in Revelation 21:8 &22:15. (9:21) “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (21:8) ” But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (22:15) “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” This Greek word (pharmakeus) has a root (pharmakon) meaning “a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion”

There is no doubt in my mind that the drug trade of our day is referred to here. It is connected with Satanism which is widespread in these last days. The Bible indicates that drugs will play a major role in man’s attitude and response to God in the last days. These are the last days. There is a direct link between drugs and Satanism. No one can take mind-altering drugs without demonic influence upon their lives. This is why people do the unthinkable while under the influence. Please read Rev. 9:13-21.

For more on the Book of Revelation, please check out this link Nicholas. Thank you for your questions.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/revelation-summary-commentary-and-key-verses/

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Nicholas June 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm

OKAY , I HAVE TO USE MY BREAK TIME SO I GET IT ALL DISTORTED , THEY IS ANY WHO DON’T BELIEVE THAT THE MESSIAH WAS NOT JESUS , THAT COULD BE OTHER RELIGIONS , SOME THAT DON’T EXCEPT THE NEW TESTAMENT EVEN , IF YOU HAD A PROPHECY THAT SAYS IN THIS AMOUNT OF YEARS LOOK FOR THIS TO HAPPEN , AND IT IS PLAIN TO SEE IT DID THEN WHAT IS THEIR PROBLEM , DRUGS — I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH , MY STEP DAUGHTER HAS JUST QUIT GOING TO THE METHADONE CLINIC , AND IS OFF DRUGS , THANKS TO ALL WHO PRAYED — TO GOD BE THE GLORY , I WILL GET BACK WHEN I CAN BE MORE PRECISE I GUESS , I JUST DON’T SEE WHY PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE THE BIBLE OTHER THAN THE FACT THE devil IS JUST A SICKIE ……….

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Nicholas June 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

OH YES , THANK-YOU , LOVE YOU IN CHRIST , GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Emily Kelly November 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Love your article. I have a question regarding the fact that God is three persons in one, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, have you ever heard the expression ‘He died on a cross, on a hill, which he created ….’ . I’ve lost the rest of it, but it shows in fact He did, and continues to do it all.
God bless.

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Jack Wellman November 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Hello Emily. I don’t know where that expression came from…I just know it’s not from the Bible. Sorry I could not help you. I think the expression is good…and it is accurate. Thank you.

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