We Need Proof that Jesus Was the Messiah
The Evidence Is Astounding
The Case For Jesus As God
Jesus performed miracles
Jesus taught new doctrine
Jesus arose from the dead
Jesus is now at the right hand of God.
Jesus was, is, and always will be GOD.
Prophecy should be enough proof to prove Jesus is the anointed Messiah.
Peter told his readers that the proof of the Christ was in the fulfilment of prophecy. (2 Peter 1:19),
The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.
Micah 5:2------Matthew 2:1
The Messiah will be a descendent of Judah
Genesis 49:10-------Luke 3:3-38 and Matthew 1:1-17
Great kings will pay homage and tribute to the Messiah
Psalm 72:10-11------Matthew 2:1-2 Matthew 2:11
The Messiah will be a descendent of David.
Psalm 132:11 Jeremiah 23:5-6; Jer. 33:15------Luke 1:32-33
The Messiah will be born of a virgin
Isaiah 7:14------Matthew 1:18-21
Children will be killed in the effort to kill the Messiah
Jeremiah 31:15------Matthew 2:16-17
The Messiah will be taken to Egypt
Hosea 11:1------Matthew 2:14-15
The Messiah will be the Son of God.
Psalm 2:7-8------Matthew 3:17
The Messiah will be heralded by the messenger of the Lord
Isaiah 40:3-5------Matthew 3:1-3
The Messiah will be anointed by the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 11:2------Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah will bring light to the Gentiles
Isaiah 9:1-2------Matthew 4:12-16
The Messiah will preach good news to the poor, comfort the broken hearted, and announce the year of the Lord’s favor.
Isaiah 61:1-2------Luke 4:16-21
The Messiah will be hated without cause.
Psalm 35:19------John 15:23-25
The Messiah will make the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, and the mute speak.
Isaiah 35:5-6------Matthew 11:2-6
The Messiah will enter Jerusalem riding a donkey
Zechariah 9:9------Matthew 21:1-4; Matthew 21:6-11
The Messiah will arrive in Jerusalem at a specified time.
Daniel 9:25------Galatians 4:4
The Messiah will enter the Temple with authority.
Malachi 3:1------Matthew 21:12-13
The Messiah will be rejected.
Isaiah 53:3------John 19:14-15
The Messiah will be silent in front of His accusers.
Isaiah 53:7------Matthew 26:62-63
The Messiah will be rejected by the Jews.
Psalm 118:22------1 Peter 2:7
The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend.
Psalm 41:9------John 13:18-19; 26-27
The Messiah will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.
Zechariah 11:12------Matthew 26:14-15
The 30 pieces of silver will be thrown in the potter’s field.
Zechariah 11:13------Matthew 27:3-8
The Messiah will be accused by false witnesses
Psalm 35:11------Mark 14:56
The Messiah will be beaten, mocked, and spit upon.
Isaiah 50:6------Matthew 26:67
The Messiah will be beaten, bloodied, and disfigured.
Isaiah 52:13-14------John 19:1-3
The Messiah’s enemies will pierce His hands and feet.
Psalm 22:16------John 19:17-18
The Messiah will be mocked and told to save Himself.
Psalm 22:7-8------Matthew 27:41-44
The Messiah will be given vinegar and gall to drink.
Psalm 69:21------Mark 15:23
The Messiah’s enemies will divide His clothes among themselves and cast lots for his garments.
Psalm 22:17-18------John 19:23-24
The Messiah’s bones will not be broken.
Psalm 34:19-20------John 19:31-33
The Messiah’s life will be poured out like water.
Psalm 22:14------John 19:34
The Messiah will be struck down, and His disciples will scatter
Zechariah 13:7------Matthew 26:31; 26:56
The Messiah will be buried in a rich man’s grave
Isaiah 53:9------Matthew 27:59-60
The Messiah will be killed appearing to have accomplished nothing
Daniel 9:26------Acts 2:22-24
The Messiah will be raised from the dead.
Psalm 16:10; Psalm 49:15------Matthew 28:5-7
The Messiah will bear the sins of man and intercede for sinners.
Isaiah 53:4-6; 53:8; 53:10-12------Romans 3:23-26
The Messiah will ascend to heaven.
Psalm 68:18------Luke 24:51
The Messiah will be served by future generations.
Psalm 22:30------Still being done by every generation.
There are many prophecies concerning the Messiah.
There are also many prophecies concerning the church
There are some prophecies about the end (we are still waiting on this one).
So many prophecies and all are fulfilled in one person.
Jesus the Christ, the Messiah fulfilled all prophecies with the exception of the end times prophecy which we are still waiting for.
What are the odds of so many prophecies fulfilled in ONE person?
Each of these 39 prophecies have a 50/50 probability in one single life upon the earth.
Considering that there are 8 billion on the earth today, we could guess that since the first century there could have been as many as 100 billion people to whom even one of these prophecies could be fulfilled.
And yes, many have been treated in similar fashion as the Messiah was treated.
The odds of winning the lottery 1 in 246 million
The odds of getting struck by lightning: 1 in 16 million
The odds of one person fulfilling only one of these prophecies is 1 in 100 billion.
The odds of all 39 prophecies being fulfilled by one individual.
1 in 549,755,813,900 by some estimates.
That is trillions. And you probably need to add a lot of zeros after this number to be closer to accurate.
Then consider the other prophecies
What do we have?
Nothing more than convincing proof that Jesus was/is the Messiah, and that Jesus is God.
With all this evidence, our course is simple.
Just believe on the Lord Jesus.
We were told about these things so that we might believe.
39 specific prophecies that came to pass and were fulfilled in Jesus.
And these were not all the prophecies either.
Some estimate there are over 250 prophecies concerning the Christ.
Yes, there are subtle hints throughout the Old Testament.
All prophecy written about Jesus was fulfilled.
All prophecy written about the church is ongoing.
All prophecy written about the end is yet to come.
God’s wondrous plan seen and accomplished throughout history.
Will you accept Jesus as Lord?
Will you believe in the Lordship of Christ?
With this much evidence, one would be a fool to ignore such.
By Carey Scott from an unknown source
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