Did Psalms predict Jesus’ birth, nature and ministry?   


By BibleAsk Team


The New Testament character of Christ as Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, and King is predicted in the Psalms. The Book of Psalms presents the Messiah in His heavenly nature and human descent, in His meekness and exaltation, in His pain and glory, in His priestly ministry and royal honor, and in the final victory and honor of His eternal kingdom. It has been said that a systematic essay on the Messiah could practically be compiled from Psalms. There are Messianic psalms simply because David was not only a singer, but he was also a prophet (Acts 2:29, 30). 

The Birth of Jesus 

  1. The Messiah will come from the ancestry of David (Psalm 89:3–4, 29–36; 132:11–17; Matthew 1:1).  
  2. The Messiah will know His Father from childhood (Psalm 22:9; Luke 2:40).  
  3. The Messiah will be called by God from the womb (Psalm 22:10; Luke 1:30–33).  

The Nature of Jesus 

  1. The Messiah will the King of the Jews (Psalm 2:6; John 12:12–13; 18:32).  
  2. The Messiah will be the Son of God (Psalm 2:7; Luke 1:31–35; Matthew 3:16–17; Hebrews 1:5–6).  
  3. The Messiah is God (Psalm 45:6–7b; Hebrews 1:8–9).  
  4. The Messiah will call God His Father (Psalm 89:26; Matthew 11:27).  
  5. The Messiah will be God’s only “begotten” Son (Psalm 89:27; Mark 16:6; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5).  
  6. The Messiah will be eternal (Psalm 102:25–27a; Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 1:10–12).  
  7. The Messiah is the Creator (Psalm 102:25–27b; John 1:3; Ephesians 3:9; Hebrews 1:10–12).  
  8. The Messiah will be Lord and King (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41–45).  
  9. The Messiah will be a Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 6:17–20).  
  10. The Messiah will be the “Stone” rejected by the builders (Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42–43).  

The Ministry of Jesus 

  1. Children will praise the Messiah (Psalm 8:2; Matthew 21:15–16).  
  2. The Messiah will show that the Scriptures were written of Him (Psalm 40:6–8b; Luke 24:44; John 5:39–40).  
  3. The Messiah will do God’s will (Psalm 40:7–8; John 5:30).  
  4. The Messiah will declare His mission and not hide it (Psalm 40:9–10; Luke 4:16–21).  
  5. The Messiah will preach a message of mercy (Psalm 45:2; 55:12–14; Luke 4:22).  
  6. The Messiah will be angered by the wickedness of the Jews in the temple (Psalm 69:9a; John 2:13–17).  
  7. The Messiah will teach in parables (Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:34–35).  
  8. The Messiah will calm the stormy sea (Psalm 107:28–29; Matthew 8:24–26).  
  9. The Messiah will do righteousness (Psalm 45:6–7c; John 5:30).  
  10. The Messiah will come in the name of the Lord (Psalm 118:26; Matthew 21:9). 

For the Psalms that predict Jesus’ betrayal, death, resurrection, and exaltation, check the following link: Did Psalms Predict Christ’s Betrayal, Death, and Resurrection?  

In His service, 
BibleAsk Team 

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