Last week, we talked about the codes the Jewish people studied and how they helped them know who the Messiah was. To make this lesson real, we’re going to look at some of these codes ourselves.
Use your Bible to read the prophecy first. Compare the Old Testament Scripture with the New Testament fulfillment to see how Jesus fulfilled the prophecy.
|1. Deut. 18:18||The Messiah would be a Prophet.||Lk. 19:29-35; Jn. 4:16-19|
|2. Isa. 9:2||The Messiah would be a “great light.”||Mt. 4:13-17; Jn. 1:1-9|
|3. Isa. 42:1-4||The Messiah would be a Servant.||Mt. 12:10-21|
|4. Gen. 28:12,13||The Messiah would be a Bridge between Heaven and Earth.||Jn. 1:46-51|
|5. Hos. 11:1||The Messiah would be called “God’s Son.”||Mt.2:13-15, 19-21|
|6. Zech. 9:9||The Messiah would be a King.||Lk. 19:29-38|
|7. Mal. 3:1-6||The Messiah would be a Messenger.||Lk. 3:1-14|
|8. Mal. 4:2||The Messiah would heal His people.||Mt. 8:1-17|
According to According to the Scriptures, there are 355 biblical prophecies that Jesus Christ fulfilled. These are just the ones they found so far! The odds of anyone fulfilling the eight prophecies you just read about are 1 in 10 octillion. That 10 to the 28th power! What do you think the odds are of anyone besides Jesus fulfilling over 40 times as many prophecies like Him? Check out the list of clues God gave us about Jesus for yourself sometime!