Jesus Fulfills Old Testament Prophecies


You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me [40] yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

John 5: 39, 40 also John 5: 46, 47


And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Luke 24: 27

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Luke 4: 17 - 21 - The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it he found the place where it is written: [18] "The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anoited me to preached good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, [19] to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." [20] Then he rolled up the scroll , gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were on him [21] and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.   

Isaiah 61: 1 - 2 - Note:   Jesus stopped reading in the middle of a verse.
Leaving out . . "and the day of vengeance of our God. to comfort all who mourn."
Because this part of the verse was not fulfilled at that time, it would be fulfilled at this second advent.

Matthew 2: 1 - 6 - Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold magi from the east arrived in Jesusalem saying, [2] "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.  .  ."

Micah 5: 2  - "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too liitle to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.

Luke 19: 35 - 38 - And they brought the colt to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. (36) And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. (37) And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples begam to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they have seen; (38) Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: oeace in heaven, and glory in the highest."
Mark 11: 7 - They brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it."

Zechariah 9: 9 - "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, behold thy king cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."

Mark 14: 27 - "You will all fall away" Jesus told them for it is written: "I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered."  Also found  Matthew 26: 31

Matthew 26: 56  -  "This has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled, Then all the desciples deserted him and fled.

Zechariah 13: 7 - "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me" declares the Lord Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Matthew 26: 14-16 - "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went into the chief priests, What will ye give me, and I will deliver his unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. [16] And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him."

Matthew 27: 3 - 8 - When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty solver coins to the chief proests and the elders.  [4]  "I have sinned, for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is this to us?" they replied. "That is your responsibility."  [5]  So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. He went away and hanged himself.  [6]  The priest picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money."  [7]  So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. [8] That is why it has been called Field of Blood to this day. [9] Then what was spoken by Jeremiah, the prophet, was fulfilled.

Zechariah 11:  12, 13 - I told them, "If you think it best give me my pay; but if not keep it."  So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.  [13] And the Lord said "Throw it to the potter" - the handsome price at which they priced me! So I  took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.

Jeremiah 19: 1-13  and

Jeremiah 32: 6-9

John 12: 38 - This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Isaiah 53: 1 - Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Matthew 26: 62, 63 - The high priest arose and said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?  (63) But Jesus held his peace.

Isaiah 53: 7 - He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before his shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

John 12: 39 - For this reason they could not believe, because Isaiah says elsewhere: [40]  "He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn - and I would heal them.

John 12: 41 - Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.

Isaiah 6: 10 - Make the heart of this people calloused; may their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.

Isaiah  6: 1 - 10

John 15: 25 - But this is to fulfill what is written in their law: "They hated me without reason."

Psalm 69: 4 - Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs on my head; many are my enemies without cause, who seek to destroy me.  Also Psalm 35: 19

John 19: 1 - 3 - Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. [2]  The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe [3] and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face.    

Isaiah 53: 3, 5, 7  -  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering, [7] He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

John 19: 23-24  - The soldiers, therefore crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarmet remaining. This garment was seemless. [24]  "Let's not tear it" they said to one another. "Let us decide by lot who will get it.

Matthew 27: 35 - And when they crucified him, they divided up his garments among themselves, casting lots

Psalm 22: 18 - They divided my garments among and cast lots for my clothing.

Psalm 22: 16 - Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.

John 19: 18 -  Here they crucified him and with him two others - one one each side and Jesus in the middle.

Isaiah 53: 12  -  . . . because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

John 19: 29 - A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.

Psalm 69: 21 - They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

John 19: 36  - These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled. "Not one of his bones will be broken"

[37] and as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced"

Psalm 34: 20 - "He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Numbers 9: 12 -They must not leave any of it . . . or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations.

Zechariah 12: 10 -"They will look upon me the one they have pierced"

John 20: 9 - They still did not understand from the scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead

Psalm 16: 10 - Because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay

John 20: 31 - But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Psalm 2: 7, 12 - I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your father. [12] Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way . . . Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Luke 3: 23 - And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli  (KJV)

Numbers 4: 3 - From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation

The Bible even predicted the time that the Messiah would appear

Mark 1: 14- 15 - "Now after that John was put in prison,  Jesus  came into  Galilee ,  preaching  the  gospel  of the  kingdom of God , And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:  repent  ye, and believe the gospel." 

Daniel 9: 25 - Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks . . .

Jacob's patriarchal blessing fortells the Messiah - Genesis 49: 10
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lowgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come"  Note:  It says the tribe of Judah would be the ruling tribe at the time Jesus comes.

Acts 10: 42, 43    He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. [43]  All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

God specifically gave the prophecies detailing aspects of Christ's life in advance to reveal who Jesus really is. They are not meant simply to satisfy some intellectual curiosity. The prophet Isaiah even outlined parts of Jesus' ministry in advance.  Isaiah wrote:

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and . . . to comfort all who mourn."  Isaiah 61: 1, 2

It is important to note that many of the prophecies about Jesus were fulfilled in the last 24 hours of his life.

Scriptures  Must  Be  Fulfilled

Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?  [54]   But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?
Matthew 26: 53 - 54

Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.  [18]  But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that His Christ (Missiah) would suffer.
Acts  3: 17, 18
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