Jesus Fulfilled Many Old Testament Bible Prophecies.


Jesus fulfilled the following Old Testament Bible prophecies plus many others:
Genesis 3:15

Prophecied that although a descendant of Eve would be wounded by Satan that same descendant would bruise Satan's head, that is, crush and defeat Satan. Fulfilled by Jesus Galatians 4:4-5. Hebrews 2:14-15.
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Genesis 22:18
Prophesied all nations would be blessed through one special descendant or seed of Abraham. Jews and Gentiles alike are blessed when they accept Jesus a descendant of Abraham as their Savior. Matthew 1:1. Galatians 3:16-24.
Genesis 49:10

Prophesied Shiloh (the Messiah) would come from Judah. Jesus was a descendant of Judah, one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Luke 3:33
Psalm 16:10

Prophesied God would not leave his soul in Sheol, nor would God let His Holy one see corruption. Who is the Holy One that God will not leave in Sheol? What does it mean He will not let him see corruption? Remember Jesus's physical body did not decay. Acts 2:25-32 John 2:19-22
Psalm 22:1,6-18

Jesus quoted Psalm 22:1 while on the cross. Matthew 27:46. Psalm 22:7-8. The chief priest, scribes and elders fulfilled this prophecy when they unwittingly quoted it as they mocked Jesus. Matthew 27:41- 43. Psalm 22:14. What do you think happened to His bones when the soldiers dropped Jesus's cross into its hole? When the soldier thrust a spear into Jesus' side, blood and water came out indicating Jesus died with a broken heart. Why? John 19:34 Psalm 22:16 prophesied they would pierce His hands and His feet. Speaking of the end times in Zechariah 12:10 Jehovah (the LORD) said that in the future they would look on "ME" the one they had peirced. The hands and feet of Jesus were pierced when he was crucified. John 20:24-29 Psalm 22:18 prophesied they would divide His garments among themselves. But they would cast lots for His clothing. Fulfilled by soldiers. John 19:23-24
Psalm 118:22

Prophesied the stone which the builders would reject would be made the chief cornerstone. What does this prophecy mean? Acts 4:10-12
Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah told King Ahaz, and the people of Judah, that God himself would give them a sign or miracle. He then recorded it in Isaiah 7:14-16. Isaiah said an "almah," would become pregnant and give birth to a son who would be called Immanuel. "Almah" refers to a virgin, or an unmarried young woman who was expected to be a virgin until after she was married. He also said that both the kings Ahaz feared, would be gone before the baby boy was old enough to chose between right and wrong.
I believe this prophecy had a dual fulfillment. The first fulfillment was when Isaiah went into his "almah," or young wife, who was a virgin until then, and she conceived and gave birth to a baby boy. Isaiah 8:3-4. What was the miracle King Ahaz would see? Was it that an "almah" young woman would conceive and give birth to a son? Certainly not! Thousands of young women surely became pregnant and gave birth at this time. A baby boy being born at this time would be no sign or miracle to King Ahaz. What would be a sign or miracle to Ahaz was that both the kings he feared, would be gone before the baby boy was old enough to pick between right and wrong. This would show Ahaz that the prophecy had come from God.
Isaiah 7:14 also predicted the birth of the Messiah. It prophecied that a "almah" or virgin would conceive and give birth to a baby boy who would be called Immanuel. The second and greater fulfillment of this prophecy occured when Jesus was born. When Jesus was born an "almah" in this case "virgin" conceived and gave birth to a son who was called among other things "Immanuel." Mathew 1:18-25. For a virgin to give birth is a miracle or sign. It is no miracle for a young woman to conceive and give birth, but it is a miracle or sign for a virgin to conceive and give birth. Jesus's virgin birth was the sign or miracle God promised in Isaiah 7:14. In "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" Gleason Archer also argues that this prophecy had a dual fulfillment involving a type of messiah as well as the real messiah.
Although his viewpoint is somewhat different than mine, James Price, Ph. D., Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Temple Baptist Seminary presents evidence that the early Jews regarded this prophecy as refering to a virgin and the coming Messiah.
Isaiah 9:6-7

Prophesied a child would be born who would be called among other things, Mighty God, and Everlasting Father, that is, Father of Eternity. This also said He would rule forever over David's throne and kingdom. Fulfilled in Jesus. Matthew 1:1,18-25 John 1:1-3,14 John 5:18 John 8:58-59 John 10:30-33 John 20:28
Isaiah 11:10

Prophesied the Gentiles would seek after a descendant of Jesse, who was King David's father. Fulfillment seen in the millions of Gentiles who have turned to Jesus for forgiveness and salvation.
Isaiah 53:1-12

Verses 5,6,11 and 12 tell us He will be punished for our sins and He will bear our sins for us. Fulfilled by Jesus Romans 5:8 I Peter 2:24. Even though innocent when falsely accused He will not defend himself. Isaiah 53:7. Fulfilled Matthew 27:12-14. He will be killed. Isaiah 53:8. Fulfilled Matthew 27:50 He will die with the wicked. Isaiah 53:9. Fulfilled Matthew 27:38 But He will be with the rich at his death. Isaiah 53:9. Fulfilled Matthew 27:57-60 He was buried in a rich man's tomb. Even though He will be cut off from the land of the living He shall see His seed and prolong His days. Isaiah 53:10 Jesus conquered death and physically rose from the tomb alive! Those who believe in Jesus and follow him are his descendants. Matthew 28:5-6 Galatians 3:26-29
Daniel 9:25-26

Prophecied after Jerusalem was rebuilt the Messiah would be cut off. Then Jerusalem and the temple would be destroyed. Jesus was crucified around 33 A.D. and Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed around 70 A.D.
Micah 5:2

Predicted the Ruler of Israel who has always existed will come forth from Bethlehem Ephrathah. Jesus was born in Bethlehem just where the chief priests and scribes told King Herod the King of the Jews was to be born after consulting this verse. Matthew 2:1-6

Zechariah 9:9

Predicted the King of Jerusalem would come to it having salvation riding on a colt the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Jesus fulfilled this in Matthew 21:1-11
Zechariah 11:12-13

The princely price they set on the LORD would be thirty pieces of silver. The thirty pieces of silver would be thrown in the house of the LORD for the potter. Zechariah 11:12-13 This prophecy was fulfilled in Judas the betrayer of Jesus. Matthew 27:3-10
Malachi 3:1 4:5

Malachi 3:1 predicted the Lord would send a messenger to prepare the way before him. In Malachi 4:5 God promised to send Elijah before the arrival of the great day of God. John the Baptist fulfilled these prophecies as he prepared the way for Jesus. Mark 1:1-9 Matthew 11:13-14
Neither Torture Nor Death Was Able To Make Jesus's Followers Recant Their Eyewitness Accounts Of Jesus's Deeds And His Resurrection. Who would be willing to undergo torture and death for what they knew to be a lie? From "Foxe's Annals Of Martyrs" by John Foxe we learn as accurately as can be found out how many eyewitnesses of the risen Jesus suffered and died for what they knew to be the truth.
Many eyewitnesses and later believers were crucified, stoned, beheaded, dragged, or stabbed, while others were tore apart by wild beasts or dogs, still worse some were burned to death.
Isn't it very hard to believe that anyone would be willing to suffer and die like this for something they knew to be a lie? Isn't it much easier and much more logical to believe that what the apostles and the other eyewitnesses wrote in the New Testament was what actually happened - the truth? Yes! Jesus is the promised Messiah or Savior. He did rise from the tomb alive and He is coming again!
For more detailed information I recommend "Encylopedia of Bible Difficulties" by Gleason L. Archer, published by Zondervan C. 1982. James D. Price, Ph. D.'s "Response To Jim Lippard's 'The Fabulous Prophecies Of The Messiah" at http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_lippard/proph-response.html Mr. Price also explains the difference between the literal filfillment of a specific Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament and the figurative fulfillment between something that happened in the Old Testament and some event in the life of Jesus.
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