Monday, April 25, 2011

Messianic Prophecies

I have compiled a list of the Old Testament prophecies regarding Jesus' life, death, and resurrection as it was fulfilled in the New Testament. I pray that anyone viewing these fulfilled prophecies may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and by believing have life in His name, John 20:31. The list is arranged by citing the Old Testament (OT)/then the New Testament (NT), then the subject matter as it was written in the Bible chronologically. Note that some prophecies listed consider both Jesus' first and second advent.

Prophecy is the most potent vehicle of the Bible. No other religion has prophecies foretelling the coming of Mohamed, Buddha, Zoroaster, or any other figure in history; much less fulfilled ones! The Bible is about 30% prophecy throughout its pages, and those regarding the first advent of our Lord proved 100% accurate. What does that tell us about His Second Coming? The verity of the first advent is evidence of the reality and certainty of His Second Coming in power and glory. Even so, Amen Lord.
  1. Genesis 3:15/Luke 22:53; John 14:30 The enmity between Satan and Jesus.
  2. Genesis 3:15/Hebrews 2:14; 1st John 3:8 Jesus' victory over Satan.
  3. Genesis 12:3/Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:8 Gentiles are blessed through Christ, Son of Abraham.
  4. Genesis 13:15/Galatians 3:15-16, 19 Messiah is the Seed of Abraham.
  5. Genesis 14:18-20/Hebrews chapter 7 Jesus an eternal priest like Melchizedek.
  6. Genesis 49:10/Luke 1:32-33 The coming Ruler of Judah.
  7. Exodus 12:1-14, 46/John 19:31-36; 1st Corinthians 5:7; 1st Peter 1:19 Jesus, the Passover Lamb.
  8. Exodus 16:4/John 6:31-33 Jesus is the true bread from Heaven.
  9. Exodus 24:8/Hebrews 9:11-28 Messiah's blood to be shed as a sacrifice.
  10. Leviticus 17:11-14/Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:1-14, 24; 1st John 2:2 The atoning sacrifice of blood.
  11. Numbers 21:8-9/John 3:14-15 Life given by looking at one on a cross.
  12. Numbers 24:17/Luke 1:32-33 The coming Ruler of Jacob (Israel).
  13. Numbers 24:17/Revelation 22:16 The star out of Jacob (Israel).
  14. Deuteronomy 18:17/John 6:14; 12:49-50; Acts 3:22-23 Prophet like Moses sent from God.
  15. Deuteronomy 21:23/Galatians 3:13 Messiah cursed for hanging on a tree.
  16. Deuteronomy 30:12-14/Romans 10:6-8 Jesus, God's word that is near to us.
  17. 2nd Samuel 7:14/Hebrews 1:5 Messiah will be God's Son.
  18. 2nd Samuel 7:16/Luke 1:32-33; Revelation 19:11-16 David's Son is the eternal King.
  19. Psalm 2:7/Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5 God's decree about His Son.
  20. Psalm 2:8-9/Revelation 2:27 Messiah will rule all nations with a rod of iron.
  21. Psalm 8:2/Matthew 21:16 Children will praise God's Son.
  22. Psalm 8:4-5/Hebrews 2:6-9 Jesus made lower than the angels on earth.
  23. Psalm 8:6/1st Corinthians 15:27-28; Colossians 1:16 Everything is subject to Jesus.
  24. Psalm 16:8-11/Acts 2:25-32; Acts 13:35-37 Jesus, Son of David, would be raised from the dead.
  25. Psalm 22:1/Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34 Jesus is forsaken by the Father.
  26. Psalm 22:7-8/Mark 15:18, 29-32; Luke 23:35-39 The crowd mocks Jesus.
  27. Psalm 22:18/Matthew 27:35 They cast lots for Jesus' clothing.
  28. Psalm 22:22/Hebrews 2:12 Jesus declares His name in the church.
  29. Psalm 31:5/Luke 23:46 Jesus commits His spirit to God.
  30. Psalm 34:20/John 19:31-36 Messiah will have no broken bones.
  31. Psalm 40:6-8/John 6:38; Hebrews 10:5-9 Messiah will do God's perfect will.
  32. Psalm 41:9/John 13:18 Messiah to be betrayed by a friend.
  33. Psalm 45:6-7/Hebrews 1:8-9 The coming King is God.
  34. Psalm 68:18/Ephesians 4:7-11 Jesus' Ascension and giving [spiritual] gifts to men.
  35. Psalm 69:4/John 15:25 Jesus is hated without cause.
  36. Psalm 69:9/John 2:14-22 Jesus' zeal for God's house.
  37. Psalm 69:21/John 19:29 The thirst of the suffering Messiah
  38. Psalm 69:25/Acts 1:20 Judgment on Messiah's persecutor.
  39. Psalm 78:2/Matthew 13:34-35 Messiah will speak in parables.
  40. Psalm 102:25-27/Hebrews 1:10-12 Jesus the eternal Creator.
  41. Psalm 110:1/Acts 2:34-35 Jesus exalted in power to God's right hand.
  42. Psalm 110:1/Matthew 22:41-45 Jesus, Son and Lord of David.
  43. Psalm 110:4/Hebrews5:6; 7:11-22 Jesus' priesthood after Melchizedek.
  44. Psalm 118:22-23/Mark 12:10; 1st Peter 2:7 Rejected stone is the chief cornerstone.
  45. Psalm 118:26/Luke 19:38 Messiah comes in the name of the Lord.
  46. Isaiah 6:9-10/Matthew 13:14-15 Israel's hearts are closed to the gospel.
  47. Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:18-23 The virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
  48. Isaiah 8:14/Romans 9:32-33 Christ, the stumbling stone.
  49. Isaiah 9:1-2/Mark 1:14-15 Jesus' ministry begins in Galilee.
  50. Isaiah 9:6-7/Luke 1:32-33 David's Son is the eternal King.
  51. Isaiah 9:6/John 1:1, 18 Messiah will be God.
  52. Isaiah 9:7/Ephesians 2:14-17 Messiah will be a man of peace.
  53. Isaiah 11:1-2/Matthew 3:16 Branch of Jesse (a title of Jesus) receives the Holy Spirit.
  54. Isaiah 11:10/Romans 15:12 Salvation becomes available to the Gentiles.
  55. Isaiah 25:8/1st Corinthians 15:54 Death is swallowed up in victory.
  56. Isaiah 28:16/1st Peter 2:6 Messiah is chief cornerstone.
  57. Isaiah 35:5-6/Matthew 11:4-6 Jesus as a worker of mighty miracles.
  58. Isaiah 40:3-5/Mark 1:3-4 Jesus' forerunner, the voice in the wilderness.
  59. Isaiah 42:1-4/Matthew 12:15-21 Jesus is the chosen servant of the Lord.
  60. Isaiah 45:23/Philippians 2:10 Every knee will bow before Jesus.
  61. Isaiah 49:6/Acts 13:46-47 Jesus will be a light to the Gentiles.
  62. Isaiah 50:6/Luke 22:63-65; Mark 14:65 God's servant (Jesus) is beaten and abused.
  63. Isaiah 53:1, 3/John 1:11; 12:37-38 Israel rejects their Messiah.
  64. Isaiah 53:4-5/Matthew 8:16-17 Jesus' healing ministry.
  65. Isaiah 53:7-8/John 1:29 Jesus, the Lamb of God.
  66. Isaiah 53:9/Hebrews 4:15 The sinless servant of God.
  67. Isaiah 53:9/Matthew 27:57-60 Messiah would be buried in a rich man's grave.
  68. Isaiah 53:12/Mark 15:27-28 Jesus numbered with the transgressors.
  69. Isaiah 59:20-21/Romans 11:26-27 Israel's Deliverer to come out of Zion.
  70. Isaiah 60:1-3/Romans 15:8-12 Gentiles will come to worship the Messiah.
  71. Isaiah 61:1-2/Matthew 3:16 Jesus anointed by the Holy Spirit.
  72. Isaiah 65:2/Romans 10:21 Israel rejects their Messiah.
  73. Jeremiah 23:5-6/Matthew 1:21; 1 Corinthians 1:30 David's Son to be Savior, and our righteousness.
  74. Jeremiah 31:15/Matthew 2:16-18 Rachel weeping when God's Son is born.
  75. Ezekiel 21:26-27/Luke 1:32-33; Matthew 2:2 Messiah is the rightful heir to the throne of David.
  76. Ezekiel 34:23-24/John 10:11, 14, 16 The coming good shepherd.
  77. Ezekiel 37:26/Luke 22:20 Messiah's everlasting covenant of peace.
  78. Daniel 7:13-14, 27/Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:13; 11:15 The Son of Man and His everlasting kingdom.
  79. Daniel 9:24-26/Galatians 4:4 Timetable of Messiah's first advent.
  80. Hosea 11:1/Matthew 2:14-15 Jesus to return from Egypt.
  81. Joel 2:28-32/Acts 2:14-21 God's Spirit to be poured out on men.
  82. Amos 9:11-12/Acts 15:13-18 Jesus will restore David's throne and Gentiles shall believe on Him.
  83. Jonah 1:17/Matthew 12:39-40 Messiah would be three days and nights in the grave.
  84. Micah 5:2/Matthew 2:1-6 Messiah to be born in Bethlehem.
  85. Micah 5:2/Luke 1:32-33 The Messiah is the eternal King.
  86. Micah 5:4/John 10:11, 14 The coming shepherd of God's flock.
  87. Micah 5:5/Ephesians 2:14-17 Messiah to be a man of peace.
  88. Zechariah 9:9/Mark 11:1-10 The coming Ruler riding on a donkey.
  89. Zechariah 11:12-13/Matthew 27:1-10 Thirty pieces of silver for a potter's field.
  90. Zechariah 12:10/John 19:37; Revelation 1:7 Looking on the pierced Messiah.
  91. Zechariah 13:7/Mark 14:27, 48-50 Striking the shepherd and the sheep flee.
  92. Malachi 3:1/Mark 1:2-4 The forerunner to Messiah.
  93. Malachi 4:5-6/Matthew 11:11-14 The forerunner as Elijah returned.
Prophetic list cited from The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Minor alterations have been inserted by myself where clarification was needed. I have removed reduntant passages of Scripture which contained very similar or identical promises of God throughout the Old Testament, which would have increased the size of this list considerably. But these are given so you may search the Scriptures as to whether these things are so, and that you may believe on Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


  1. The Baha'i religion had some prophecies about what a man called the Bab would do. Reading the list, a young man stated he thought he could so the proclaimed him to be the Bab. When he made prophecies, they couldn't understand him so his sayings have been forgotten.

    Baha'i religion was started by people trying to form a religion acceptable to both Muslims and "Christians", and tried to copy both. They are now very ecumenical with a small membership.

    Satan couldn't produce a very good copy, because he isn't God. He had to just produce a list that somebody might be able to do. That's not really even a prophecy. Every one of Satan's attempts to make a substitute religion runs into the same deficiency.

    Our God is so much greater, it makes you wonder why people choose to believe the things they do.

  2. I had actually forgotten Baha'i. My parents know a couple who practice it here in Duluth. If I recall there were supposed to be nine great Messiahs through history, including Jesus, Mohamed, Buddha, Krishna, etc. The final, their founder, was the last and greatest (go figure...) They use John's prophecies about the forthcoming Holy Spirit to "prove" this; but so did the Muslims with Mohamed.

    You are completely correct; Baha'i fits right into the "Coexist" mantra so insanely popular today. I'm surprised it isn't a spearhead in the movement.

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