North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Prophecies of Jesus the Messiah

Nativity and Descent of Jesus the Messiah:
  • Messiah Born of a Woman: Genesis 3:15 // Matthew 1:20; Galatians 4:4
  • Born of a Virgin: Isaiah 7:14 // Matthew 1:21-23 & Luke 1:30ff
  • Descended from Abraham: Genesis 12:1-3; 22:18 //Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16
  • Descended from Isaac: Genesis 17:19; Genesis 21:12 // Luke 3:34
  • Descended from the Line of Jacob: Numbers 24:17 // Matthew 1:2
  • From the tribe of Judah: Genesis 49:10 // Luke 3:23; 33; Hebrews 7:14
  • Christ Would Emerge of Israel: Numbers 24:17-19; Isaiah 11:1; 49:7 // Hebrews 7:14
  • From the Line and Heir to the Throne of David: 2 Samuel 7:12-16; Isaiah 11:1 // Matthew 1:1
  • Born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1 // Luke 2:4-7
  • Shall Call His Name “Immanuel”: Isaiah 7:14 // Matthew 1:23
  • Herod´s Slaughter of the Infants: Jeremiah 31:15 // Matthew 2:16-18
  • Escaped from Herod to Egypt: Hosea 11:1 // Matthew 2:14-15
Message and Ministry:
  • Anointed by the Holy Spirit: Isaiah 11:2 // Matthew 3:16-17
  • Throne of the Messiah Would Be Anointed: Psalm 45:6-7 // Luke 1:33 // Hebrews 1:8-12
  • A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah: Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1 // Matthew 3:1-3
  • Worker of Miracles: Isaiah 35:5-6 // Matthew 9:35
  • Preacher of the Good News: Isaiah 61:1 // Luke 4:14-21
  • Galilee Epicenter of Ministry: Isaiah 9:1 // Matthew 4:12-16
  • Messiah Would Be A Prophet: Deuteronomy 18:15 // Acts 3:20-22
  • Would enter Jerusalem as a King on the Foal of a Donkey: Zechariah 9:9 // Matthew 21:4-9
  • Would be Disdained by Jews: Psalm 118:22 // I Peter 2:7
  • Messiah would be called a Nazarene: Isaiah 11:1 // Matthew 2:23
  • Messiah would bring light to Galilee: Isaiah 9:1-2 // Matthew 4:13-16
  • Messiah would speak in parables: Psalm 78:2-4;Isaiah 6:9-10 // Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35
  • Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted: Isaiah 61:1-2 // Luke 4:18-19
  • Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek: Psalm 110:4 // Hebrews 5:5-6
  • He would bear the sins of mankind: Isaiah 53:4 // Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
  • He would be made to be sin: Isaiah 53:6 // 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • He would establish a new covenant: Genesis 17:2, 19; Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 31:31 // Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; Hebrews 8:8
  • Through Him all nations would be blessed: Genesis 12:2 // Galatians 3:8
  • The Messiah would be God in the flesh: Isaiah 9:6 // John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 10:5
  • The Spirit would rest upon Him: Isaiah 11:2; 42:1 // Matthew 3:16
  • He Would Be Without Sin: Isaiah 53:9 // 1 Peter 2:22
  • He would preach to the people: Isaiah 61:1 // Matthew 4:17; 10:7, 27; Acts 10:42
  • He would be a teacher: Isaiah 54:13 // John 7:14
  • He would be a shepherd of His people: Psalm 23:1; 80:1; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 40:11 // John 10:11;14;16; Hebrews 13:20
  • Messiah would be declared the Son of God: Psalm 2:7 // Matthew 3:16-17
  • He would perform miracles; signs and wonders: Isaiah 8:18 // Acts 2:22
  • He would make the blind see: Isaiah 42:7;16 // Matthew 11:5
  • He would raise the dead: Isaiah 25:8, 26:19; Ezekiel 37:1-14 // John 11:1-44; Ephesians 5:14
  • The Father would exalt Him: Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 42:1 // Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 3:22; Philippians 2:9
Passion: (Psalm 22 and Isaiah 52:13:53-12 Are Textbook For This):
  • Beaten: Isaiah 52:14 // Matthew 27:26
  • Spat Upon: Isaiah 50:6 // Matthew 27:30
  • Crucified with Thieves: Isaiah 53:12 // Matthew 27:38
  • His hands feet would be pierced: Psalm 22:16 // Zechariah 12:10; John 19:37; 20:27
  • He would cry; “I thirst”: Psalm 22:15 // John 19:28
  • Given Gall and Vinegar to Drink: Psalm 69:21 // Matthew 27:34; Luke 23:36
  • Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb: Isaiah 53:9 // Matthew 27:57-60
  • Betrayed by a Friend: Psalm 41:9 // Luke 22:3-4; John 13:18
  • Rejected: Isaiah 53:3 // John 1:10-11; 7:5;48
  • Betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver: Zechariah 11:12 // Matthew 26:14-15
  • Not A Bone Was to Be Broken: Exodus 12:46; Psalm 34:20 // John 19:32-36
  • The Cast Lots for His Garments: Psalm 22:18 // John 19:23-24
  • Side Pierced: Zechariah 12:10 // John 19:34
  • Hands and Feet Pierced: Psalm 22:16 // Matthew 27:31
  • Prayed for His Persecutors: Isaiah 53:12 // Luke 23:34
  • Mocked: Psalm 22: 7-8 // Matthew 27:31
  • He Was Silent Before His Accusers: Isaiah 53:7 // Matthew 27:12-14
  • His accuser; Judas; would be replaced: Psalm 69:25; 109:8; Acts 1:19-20
  • His body would not see corruption: Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 55:3 // Acts 2:31, 13:34-35
  • He would rise on the third day: Jonah 1:17; Hosea 6:2 // Matthew 12:40, 26:61, 27:40, 27:63
  • Christ would be betrayed by a friend: Psalm 41:9 // John 13:18; Acts 1:16
  • He would be hated without a cause: Psalm 35:19; 69:4; 109:3-4; Isaiah 49:7 // John 15:25
  • Messiah would be forsaken by God: Psalm 22:1 // Matthew 27:46
The Messiah’s Exaltation:
  • He Would Ascend into Heaven: Psalm 68:18 // Acts 1:9
  • Would Assume His Place At The Right Hand of God: Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13-14 // Matthew 20:21; 22:44; 26:64; Mark 12:36; 14:62; 16:19; Luke 20:42; 22:69; Hebrews 1:3
The Messiah’s Glorification:
  • He would be the King of kings: Daniel 2:37 // 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14
  • He would be the Lord of Lords: Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 110:1 // Revelation 17:14
  • He would be the light for the nations until the end of time: Isaiah 49:6 // Luke 2:32
  • He would be the Messiah: Christ: Daniel 9:25 // John 1:41
  • He would be the King of Israel: Isaiah 44:6; Zephaniah 3:15 // John 1:49
  • He would be the Savior: Jesus: Isaiah 19:20; 43:3 // Luke 2:11; Acts 13:47; 1 Timothy 1:15
  • He would be the Redeemer: Isaiah 49:7, 26; 59:20; 60:16 // Romans 11:26
  • He would be the Prince of Peace: Isaiah 9:6 // Acts 5:13; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 1:5
  • He would be the Son of God: Psalm 2:9 // Romans 1:4
  • He would be the ‘Mighty God’: Isaiah 9:6 // Revelation 1:8
The Messiah’s Legacy:
  • Messiah would be praised by little children: Psalm 8:2 // Matthew 21:16
  • He would come to serve and not to be served: Zechariah 3:8 // Matthew 12:18; Mark 10:45
  • God would make His enemies His footstool: Psalm 110:1 // Hebrews 1:13
  • His Kingdom would last forever and ever: Psalm 45:6; Daniel 7:14 // Hebrews 1:8
  • His name will endure forever: Psalm 72:17; 2 Peter 1:11
  • His word would be eternal: Isaiah 40:8 // Matthew 24:25; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33; 1 Peter 1:25
  • He would proclaim everlasting salvation: Isaiah 62:11 // Hebrews 5:9
  • He is the first and the last; the Alpha and the Omega: Isaiah 41:4; 44:6 // Revelation 22:13
  • He would die for our sins: Isaiah 53:8;12 // 1 Corinthians 15:3; Romans 5:6-8
  • He would be the cornerstone: Psalm 118:22 // Mark 12:10; 1 Peter 2:6-8
  • Every knee would bow to Him: Isaiah 45:23 // Romans 14:11; Phil 2:10
  • He would be our judge: Jeremiah 33:15 // John 5:22; Acts 17:31

Resources:

New Testament Use of the Old Testament:
Steve Moyise, The Old Testament in the New. Second Edition, 2015.
D.A. Carson & G.K. Beale, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. 2007.
David Limbaugh, The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament. 2015.
And an old classic: E.W. Hengstenberg, Christology of the Old Testament.
Archaeology and the Bible:
J. Randall Price and H. Wayne House, Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology. 2017.
John McRay, Archaeology and the New Testament. 1990.
Alfred J. Hoerth, Archaeology and the Old Testament. 1998.