Messianic prophesies foretelling the timing and nature of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ


Messianic prophesies foretelling the timing and nature of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (and no one else other than Jesus Christ meets all of these requirements and conditions).

The Old Testament of the Bible is replete with descriptions and foretelling of the coming Messiah.   Jesus Christ, alone, fulfilled all of those Old Testatment Prophesies.    All of the Old Testament (as well as the New Testament) was penned by Jews.    Nonetheless, for the past 2000 years, the  followers of Judaism have rejected Jesus as the true Messiah.  Judaism rejects Jesus, but it cannot offer any alternative and is “Messiah-less” as a result.  It is therefore at a complete loss to explain the meaning of its own scriptures, all the while ridiculing the Truth (and being “insulted” by the Truth…see Isaiah 8:14…Jesus is indeed that stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense… compare with 1 Pet. 2:8 ).  Judaism and its adherents are insulted by those who seek nothing other than to freely share the Truth (Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life…as well as the Jewish Messiah as prophesied in the Tanakh) that they, the Jews, might also be free from the bondage to sin and death and have eternal life in Heaven with God.  Jesus sealed the New Covenant for all mankind, both Jews and Gentiles, with His shed blood.

There are many Old Testament prophesies, and while the exact number can be debated…this link lists 365…http://www.bibleprobe.com/365messianicprophecies.htm

What is most important is that no one, other than Jesus Christ himself, meets even these few ones… 

1) The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem

Micah 4:1-8 and Micah 5:2a…The Kingdom established – place of BirthBethlehem…compare with Luke 1:33, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4,10,11

2) The Messiah would be a descendent of Abraham, Judah, and David

Genesis 12:3…As Abraham’s seed, will bless all nations…compare with Acts 3:25,26 and Genesis 12:7…The Promise made to Abraham’s Seed…compare with Galatians 3:16

Genesis 49:10…….The Seed ofJudah…….compare with Luke 3:33

Jeremiah 33:14-15, Ezekiel17:22-24, Ezekiel34:23-24…Descendant of David… compare with Luke 3:23-31and Matthew 1:1

3) The Messiah would be born of a virgin

Isaiah 7:14 and Jeremiah 31:22…Born of a virgin… compare with Matthew 1:18-20 and Luke 1:35   (this is a supernatural event unmatched in History)

4) The Messiah would be the Son of God

2 Samuel 7:14a…The Son of God… compare with Luke 1:32

5) The Messiah would have no broken bones

Psalms 34:20…..Not a bone of Him broken…..compare with John 19:31-36

6) The Messiah would be betrayed by a friend

Psalms 41:9 and 55:12-14….Betrayed by a familiar friend…..compare with John 13:18

7) The Messiah would be sold for 30 pieces of silver and the money used to buy a potter’s field

Zechariah 11:12-13a…Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver… compare with Matthew 26:14-15

8 ) The Messiah would be crucified

Zechariah 12:10a…The Messiah’s body would be pierced… compare with John 19:34-37

9) The Messiah would be resurrected

Isaiah 25:8…The Resurrection predicted…I Corinthians 15:54

10) The Messiah would make and end of sin in 490 years from (70 weeks of years) from the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem

Dan. 9:25… 490 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem that occurred in Daniel’s day (457BC)… compare with John 12:12-13

(Ezra went toJerusalemto build a city, that is, to reestablish the law, in the year 458 B.C. Christ hung on the cross in A.D. 33. If we add 458 to 33, the sum is 491. Subtract 1 from 491, and we have 490 actual years from the going forth of the command to rebuild the city to the time of the cross when Christ brought in everlasting righteousness, when He made reconciliation for iniquity, when He finished the transgression. God put His seal on the vision and prophecy at the cross. And 490 years equals 70 weeks; that is, 70 x 7 = 490. This is the precise fulfillment of Daniel 9:24-25.)

Then there are the more complete and detailed prophesies in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53:

Psalms 2:1-3…The enmity of kings foreordained…Acts 4:25-28

Psalms 2:2…To own the title, Anointed (Christ)…Acts 2:36

Psalms 2:6…His Character-Holiness…John 8:46; Rev. 3:7

Psalms 2:6…To own the title King…Matthew 2:2

Psalms 2:7…Declared the Beloved Son…Matthew 3:17

Psalms 2:7, 8…The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated…Acts 13:29-33

Psalms 2:12…Life comes through faith in Him…John 20:31

Psalms 8:2…The mouths of babes perfect His praise…Matthew 21:16

Psalms 8:5, 6…His humiliation and exaltation…Luke 24:50-53; 1 Corinthians 15:27

Psalms 16:10…Was not to see corruption…Acts 2:31

Psalms 16:9-11…Was to arise from the dead…John 20:9

Psalms 17;15…The resurrection predicted…Luke 24:6

Psalms 22:1…Forsaken because of sins of others…2 Corinthians 5:21

Psalms 22:1…Words spoken fromCalvary, “My God…” Mark 15:34

Psalms 22:2…Darkness uponCalvary…Matthew 27:45

Psalms 22:7…They shoot out the lip and shake the head…Matthew 27:39

Psalms 22:8..” He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him “…Matthew 27:43

Psalms 22:9……Born the Savior……Luke 2:7

Psalms 22:14…Died of a broken (ruptured) heart…John 19:34

Psalms 22:14,15…Suffered agony onCalvary…Mark 15:34-37

Psalms 22:15……..He thirsted……..John 19:28

Psalms 22:16…They pierced His hands and His feet….John 19:34,37;20:27

Psalms 22:17,18…Stripped Him before the stares of men…Luke 23:34,35

Psalms 22:18…..They parted His garments and cast lots for his clothing…..John 19:23,24

Psalms 22:20,21…He committed Himself to God…Luke23:46

Psalms 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer’s heel.. Hebrews 2:14

Psalms 22:22…..His Resurrection declared…..John 20:17

Psalms 22:27…He shall be the governor of the nations…Col1:16

Psalms 22:31……”It is finished”……John 19:30

Isaiah 53:1…His people would not believe Him… John 12:37-38

Isaiah 53:2a…He would grow up in a poor family…. Luke 2:7

Isaiah 53:2b…Appearance of an ordinary man… Phil. 2:7-8

Isaiah 53:3a…Despised…. Luke 4:28-29

Isaiah 53:3b…Rejected… Matthew 27:21-23

Isaiah 53:3c…Great sorrow and grief… Luke 19:41-42

Isaiah 53:3d…Men hide from being associated with Him… Mark 14:50-52

Isaiah 53:4a…He would have a healing ministry… Luke 6:17-19

Isaiah 53:4b…He would bear the sins of the world… 1 Pet. 2:24

Isaiah 53:4c…Thought to be cursed by God… Matthew 27:41-43

Isaiah 53:5a…Bears penalty for mankind’s transgressions… Luke 23:33

Isaiah 53:5b…His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God… Col. 1:20

Isaiah 53:5c…His back would be whipped… Matthew 27:26

Isaiah 53:6a…He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind…Galatians 1:4

Isaiah 53:6b…God’s will that He bear sin for all mankind… 1 John 4:10

Isaiah 53:7a…Oppressed and afflicted… Matthew 27:27-31

Isaiah 53:7b…Silent before his accusers… Matthew 27:12-14

Isaiah 53:7c…Sacrificial lamb… John 1:29

Isaiah 53:8a…Confined and persecuted… Matthew 26:47-27:31

Isaiah 53:8b…He would be judged… John 18:13-22

Isaiah 53:8c…Killed…. Matthew 27:35

Isaiah 53:8d…Dies for the sins of the world… 1 John 2:2

Isaiah 53:9a…Buried in a rich man’s grave… Matthew 27:57

Isaiah 53:9b…Innocent and had done no violence… Mark 15:3

Isaiah 53:9c…No deceit in his mouth… John 18:38

Isaiah 53:10a…God’s will that He die for mankind… John 18:11

Isaiah 53:10b…An offering for sin… Matthew 20:28

Isaiah 53:10c…Resurrected and live forever…. Mark 16:16

Isaiah 53:10d…He would prosper… John 17:1-5

Isaiah 53:11a…God fully satisfied with His suffering… John 12:27

Isaiah 53:11b…God’s servant… Romans. 5:18-19

Isaiah 53:11c…He would justify man before God… Romans. 5:8-9

Isaiah 53:11d…The sin-bearer for all mankind… Hebrews 9:28

Isaiah 53:12a…Exalted by God because of his sacrifice… Matthew 28:18

Isaiah 53:12b…He would give up his life to save mankind… Luke 23:46

Isaiah 53:12c…Grouped with criminals… Luke 23:32

Isaiah 53:12d…Sin-bearer for all mankind… 2 Corinthians 5:21

Isaiah 53:12e…Intercede to God in behalf of mankind… Luke 23:34 

The above are not the writings of men as they are the Word of God given to men by God.  Why do men, who claim to be interested in the things of God, always reference the writings of men as the authority, when we have the Word of God given to us directly as the Divine authority?

 If anyone can’t accept what is listed above, then please, please, read the New Testament book of Hebrews as written to the Jews in Bethlehem of Jesus’s day. 

Thank you, and may God bless with the eyes to see, and the ears to hear, in that reading.

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One Comment on “Messianic prophesies foretelling the timing and nature of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ”

  1. SLIMJIM Says:

    Thank you for this list of Messianic Prophecies…it’s so beautiful to see Christ prophecied about hundreds and in some cases such as Psalm 22, over a thousand years before Christ, that were fulfilled in Jesus’ life…


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