KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:27 KJV “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”.
Prophecies in the old testament, which are fulfilled in our Lord Jesus further establishes the reliability of the scriptures. These prophecies were written between a time range of about 4000 to 1000 years before the birth of Christ. Most of these were vividly fulfilled during the life time of our Savior Jesus Christ. In our key scripture, the Lord Jesus had to open the understanding of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, so that they would know all that had been written about him. It takes the divine hand of God to bring into reality a prediction made about an individual or a group of people over such a long time. Please note, these studies are not targeted at Christians, but to place in the hands of Christians ready answers for the enquirer
Some of the prophecies include
1.His nativity and early years:
Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Jeremiah 31:22
Gen 3:15 KJV “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”. The Lord was born from the seed of a woman, not a man and woman.
2. The location: Numbers 24:17, 19, Micah 5:2
Micah 5:2 KJV “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”.
3. Visited by WISE men from the East: Psalm 72:10, Isaiah 60:3&6
Psalms 72:10 – 16 KJV” The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts”.
4. His suffering: and Rejection by Jews and Gentiles: Psalms 2:1, 22:12,41: 5, 56:5, 69:8, Psalms 118:22-23, Isaiah 6:9-10,8:14, 29:13,53:1–12
Isaiah 53:7 KJV” 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 her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth”.
Please go through all these references.
I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus for all Christians to be very bold in defending the gospel or sharing the gospel with every enquirer. I pray for many who have been held captive by the deception of the enemy to be set free in Jesus name.
Psalms 16:10 KJV” For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption”.
Isaiah 53:3 KJV “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not”