Was Jesus the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah?

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God gives us enough evidence to base our faith in. Jesus was without a doubt the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. There are more than 125 of prophecies about the Messiah. Let’s review just 12 of them:

ProphecyOld Testament ScriptureNew Testament Fulfillment
1. Born in BethlehemMicah 5:2Matthew 2:1
2. Born of a virginIsaiah 7:14Matthew 1:18-23
3. Of David’s lineageJeremiah 23:5Revelation 22:16
4. Attempted murder by HerodJeremiah 31:15Matthew 2:16-18
5. Betrayal by a friendPsalms 41:9John 13:18, 19, 26
6. Sold for 30 silver coinsZechariah 11:12Matthew 26:14-16
7. CrucifiedZechariah 12:10John 19:16-18, 37
8. Lots cast for His clothesPsalms 22:18Matthew 27:35
9. No bones brokenPsalms 34:20; Exodus 12:46John 19:31-36
10. Buried in rich man’s tombIsaiah 53:9Matthew 27:57-60
11. Year, day, hour of His deathDaniel 9:26, 27; Exodus 12:6Matthew 27:45-50
12. Raised the third dayHosea 6:2Acts 10:38-40

 

Dr. Peter Stoner, former chairman of the departments of mathematics, astronomy, and engineering at Pasadena College (California), conducted research for several years applying the “principle of probability” to the prophecies of the Jesus‘ coming. He used  just eight prophecies and showed that the chances of all eight being fulfilled in one man in a lifetime is one in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

What would the odds be on the more than 125 prophecies of the Messiah? It couldn’t happen!

Jesus lived a sinless life, performed miracles of healing, fed thousands of people, cast out demons, had authority over nature, raised the dead, changed sinners into saints, and was resurrected Himself from the power of the grave. All these supernatural acts testify that He was indeed the Son of God.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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