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Prophecies that Jesus Christ fulfilled

by Tracy Williams

The Messiah (Jesus Christ), who was predicted to come to earth, had to at the very least fulfill 5 criteria. He had to match physical characteristics, like where He was to be born and who He was to be a descendant of. His ministry had to match certain objectives like where it would begin, His miracles, teaching ability and reason for His arrival. The timing had to be exactly according to the prophecies, He had to arrive on the scene whilst the Kingdom of Judah still had a king, He was to be presented to Israel on 6th April 32AD, He would have someone arrive before Him to prepare the way and more. His death, resurrection and everything leading up to it and after it was to happen a certain way and on a certain day. Who He is was also predicted, the Saviour of the world, the One who will judge the world, the one who can give everlasting life, the one who makes peace between God and man etc.

The Messiah had to match at the very least, these 5 criteria:

There are over 100 prophecies that were written down and fulfilled with 100% accuracy by one person, Jesus Christ. These prophecies were written down and carbon dated to hundreds of years before they happened – some even being fulfilled whilst Jesus Christ was being crucified (Psalm 22).

Below are just a few of the prophecies regarding Jesus Christ – their fulfillment is on the next few pages:

He would be born in Bethlehem and be called out of Egypt:
Prophecy: Mic 5:2a: ““But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Hos 11:1: “And out of Egypt I called My son.”
Fulfillment: Mat 2:1: “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king”, Mat 2:14-15: “When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod,”

The Messiah would be a descendant of Judah:
Prophecy: Gen 49:10: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until He comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is His.”
Fulfillment: Mat 1:2: “Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers…”

The Messiah would be a descendant of Jesse:
Prophecy: 1 Chr 2:3-13: “The sons of Judah were…Obed begot Jesse…”, Isa 11:1-10: “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit…In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to Him, and His place of rest will be glorious.”
Fulfillment: Matthew 1:6: “…Jesus Christ, the Son of David…and Jesse the father of King David…”

The Messiah would be a descendant of King David:
Prophecy: 2 Sam 7:12: (to King David) “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.”, Jer 33:15: “I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.”
Fulfillment: Mat 1:1: ” The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: “

The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
Prophecy: Gen 12:1-3: “…Abram…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”, Gen 21:12: “…Abraham…for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”, Gen 28:14: (Jacob) “…in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”, Gen 26:3-5: “…to you and your seed I will give all this land. And I will establish my oath, which I swore to Abraham your father…”, Gen 35:10-11: “…Your name is Jacob, but…your name will be Israel…A nation…will come from you, and kings…”
Fulfillment: Luk 3:23-34: “…Jesus…was the son…of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham…”, Gal 3:16: “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.”

He was a teacher people needed to listen to:
Prophecy: Isa 48:16-17: “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.”
Fulfillment: Joh 3:2: “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Joh 13:13: You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.”

He did good, had the character of God, did many miracles and healed the sick:
Prophecy: Psa 38:20: “I follow what is good.” Isa 35:5-6: “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.” Isa 42:7: “To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.”
Fulfillment: Act 10:38: “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Mat 11:2-6: “Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” Joh 9:25: “I was blind, now I see.” Mat 8:16-17: “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,”

He would teach in parables and had great wisdom and knowledge:
Prophecy: Psa 78:1-2: “Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable…” Isa 11:2-4: “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord…”
Fulfillment: Mat 13:34: “All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them,” Luk 6:8: “But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Arise and stand here.” And he arose and stood.” Joh 2:25: “and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.“, Luk 2:46-47: “…when He was twelve years old…all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.”

His ministry was to begin in Galilee:
Prophecy: Isa 9:1-2: “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles.”
Fulfillment: Mat 4:12-17: “He (Jesus) departed to Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali…From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

He was a prophet born an Israelite sent by the Father to speak and teach His words – whoever will not hear Him will need to bear their own sin:
Prophecy: Deu18:15: “The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me (Moses) from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,“, Deu 18:18-19: “I will raise up to them a prophet of their brethren, like thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them as I shall command him. And whatever man shall not hearken to whatsoever words that prophet shall speak in my name, I will take vengeance on him.”
Fulfillment: Luk 9 :28-35: “Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus…A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”, Joh 6:14: “After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”, Joh 8:28-29: “Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”, Act 3:22-23: “For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.”, John 3:2: “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”, Joh 13:13: You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.”

The kingdom of Judah will still have a King reigning over it when the Messiah arrives:
Prophecy: Gen 49:10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.”
Fulfillment: Mat 2:1: “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king”

Daniel the prophet prophesied that the Messiah would arrive on 6th April 32 A.D which is the day that Jesus Christ was welcomed as King and Messiah:
Prophecy: Dan 9:26c: “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.” Psa 118:26: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you.”
Zec 9:9: “Rejoice 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.”
Fulfillment: This is the exact day that Jesus Christ the Messiah rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on a Donkey as the people shouted (Go to pages 26-27 of this magazine to see the calculations in relation to this prophecy). Mar 11:7-10: “When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, He sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!””

The Messiah must arrive during the second temple era, God will shake the earth and give peace:
Prophecy: Hag 2:6-9: (speaking of the second temple) “For thus says the Lord of hosts:…I will shake heaven and earth,…and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts…‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”, Mal 3:1: “…the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts.”, Isa 9:6-7: “He will be called…Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.”
Fulfillment: Mat 27:50-51: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split.” Mat 21:12-15: “Jesus entered the temple courts…”, Joh 16:33: “in Me you may have peace…”

A man will cry out in the wilderness and prepare the way before the Messiah is proclaimed:
Prophecy: Isa 40:3-4: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth;”
Fulfillment: Joh 1:23: “He said: “I (John the Baptist) am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,”

A devout and just man called Simeon was told by God that he would see the Lord’s Christ before he died:
Prophecy: Luk 2:25-26: “And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem…waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”
Fulfillment: Luk 2:27-32: “So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

He was not received or believed by his own people and He was betrayed by a friend:
Prophecy: Isa 49:7: “The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, To Him whom man despises, To Him whom the nation abhor” He is despised of the Nation.” Isa 53:1: “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Psa 41:9 : “Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.”
Fulfillment: Joh 1:11: “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.,” Joh 12:37-38: “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,” Mar 14:50: “Then they all forsook Him and fled.” Joh 13:18: “He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.”

The Messiah was spat on and beaten but not a bone of His was broken:
Prophecy: Isa 50:6b: “I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.” Ex 12:46: “In one house it shall be eaten;…nor shall you break one of its bones.” Psa 34:20: “He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.”
Fulfillment: Mat 26:67: “Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, “ Mat 27:30: “Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.”, Joh 19:33: “But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.”

He was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver that were thrown into the temple:
Prophecy: Zec 11:12-13c: “So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver…“Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.”
Fulfillment: Mat: 27:3-5: “Then Judas, His betrayer…brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”…Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed…”

He thirsted and was given sour wine and gall to drink, he was pierced then blood and water poured out of his side:
Prophecy: Psa 22:14: “I am poured out like water” Zec 12:10a: “they will look on Me whom they pierced“, Psa 22:15: “And My tongue clings to My jaws;” Psa 69:21: “They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” Psa 22:16: “They pierced My hands and My feet;”
Fulfillment: Joh 19:34: “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”
Joh 19:28: “After this, Jesus…said, “I thirst!” Mat 27:34: “they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.”, Joh 20:27: “Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

He is the King of the whole world, eternally existed with God the Father in the beginning and is the Son of God:
Prophecy: Psa 89:27: “Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.”, Mic 5:2: “The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Isa 55:4b: “Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people.”, Dan 2:44: “in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”, Psalm 2:7: “…You are My Son,”, Pro 30:4: “…what is His Son’s name…?”
Fulfillment: Luk 1:32-33: “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”, Joh 16:27-28 “…and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”, John 17:5: “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”, Joh 1:1-14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father…”, Mat 3:17: “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

He is the One who God sent to be the saviour of the world:
Prophecy: Isa 43:11: “I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.” Isa 49:6: “Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
Fulfillment: Act 4:12: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

He is the One who will judge the world:
Prophecy: Isa 45:23: “…to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.”, Isa 2:4: “He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people;”
Fulfillment: Joh 5:22: “For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,”, Rom 14:10-12: “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”, Mat 28:18: “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

He is the One who can give people everlasting life:
Prophecy: Isa 44:3: “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;” Psa 2:12: “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.”, Isa 43:25: “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions…and will not remember thy sins.”
Fulfillment: Joh 20:31: “but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. “Joh 10:28: “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” Joh 5:26: “For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.”, Heb 8:12: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”, 1 The 4:17: “And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

Bears penalty (sin-bearer) for mankind’s sins, His sacrifice provides peace between man and God:
Prophecy: Isa 53:5a: “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities…by His stripes we are healed.”, Isa 53:6a: “…the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Fulfillment: 2 Cor 5:21: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Heb 2:9: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He…might taste death for everyone.” Col 1:20: “having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

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