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There are many Scriptures in the Old Testament that give prophecies about the coming and purpose of the Messiah that Jesus fulfilled.  We offer here 18 of those prophecies:

Prophecy Old Testament Reference New Testament Fulfillment
1. Was to be born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Mathew 2:1-6
Luke 2:1-20
2. Was to be born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Mathew 1:18-25
Luke 1:26-38
3. Was to be a prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19 John 7:40
4. Was to enter Jerusalem in triumph Zechariah 9:9 Mathew 21:1-9
John 12:12-16
5. Was to be rejected by his own people Isaiah 53:1,3
Psalm 118:22
Mathew 26:14-16
John 12:37-43
Acts 4:1-12
6. Was to be betrayed by one of his followers Psalm 41:9 Mathew 26:14-16,47-50
Luke 22:19-23
7. Was to be tried and condemned Isaiah 53:8 Luke 23:1-25
Mathew 27:1,2
8. Was to be silent before his accusers Isaiah 53:7 Mathew 26:67
Mark 15:3-4
Luke 23:8-10
9. Was to be struck and spat on by his enemies Isaiah 50:6 Mathew 26:67
Mathew 27:30
Mark 14:65
10. Was to be mocked and insulted Psalm 22:7,8 Mathew 27:39-44
Luke 23:11-35
11. Was to die by crucifixion Psalm 22:14,16,17 Mathew 27:31
Mark 15:20-25
12. Was to suffer with criminals and pray for
his enemies
Isaiah 53:12 Mathew 27:38
Mark 15:27,28
Luke 23:32-34
13. Was to be given vinegar and gall Psalm 69:21 Mathew 27:34
John 19:28-30
14. Others were to cast lots for His garments Psalm 22:18 Mathew 27:35
John 19:23,24
15. His bones were not to be broken Exodus 12:46 John 19:31-36
16. Was to die as a sacrifice for sin Isaiah 53:5,6,8 John 1:29, 11:49-52
Acts 10:43, 13:38,39
17. Was to be raised from the dead Psalm 16:10 Acts 2:22-32
Mathew 28:1-10
18. He is now at  the Father's right hand Psalm 110:1 Mark 16:19
Luke 24:50,51

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Jesus, The Son of God Jesus, The Son of Man

Matt 1:1-17

(1)  The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
     (2)  Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. (3)  Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. (4)  Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. (5)  Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, (6)  and Jesse begot David the king.
     David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. (7)  Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.  (8)  Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. (9)  Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. (10)  Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. (11)  Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
     (12)  And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. (13)  Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. (14)  Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. (15)  Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. (16)  And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
     (17)  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Luke 3:23-38

(23)  Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,  (24)  the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph,  (25)  the son of Mattathiah, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,  (26)  the son of Maath, the son of Mattathiah, the son of Semei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah,  (27)  the son of Joannas, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,  (28)  the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er,  (29)  the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,  (30)  the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim,  (31)  the son of Melea, the son of Menan, the son of Mattathah, the son of Nathan, the son of David,  (32)  the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,  (33)  the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,  (34)  the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,  (35)  the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,  (36)  the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,  (37)  the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan,  (38)  the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Matthew shows  the lineage of
Jesus as King of Kings
The Messiah
Luke shows the lineage of
Jesus as Perfect Man
The Sacrifice
Matthew begins at the beginning of
The Royal Lineage
Luke begins with the
The Earthly Ministry
Matthew portrays the
Royal Line as Father
Luke portrays the
Human Line as Son
Matthew portrays Joseph as
Husband of Mary
Luke portrays Joseph as
"Supposed"  father of Jesus

Matt 1:17

From Abraham to David are 14 generations
From David until the captivity in Babylon are 14 generations
From the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are 14 generations

42 generations  = 7 x 6
7 =  number of  Spiritual Perfection
6 =  number of  Man
(Regarding the meaning of numbers, see also the Preface in the study of Genesis
and the Introduction to Revelation in the study of Prophecy.)

Showing Jesus as Holy God and Perfect Man

This is beautifully summed up in Colossians 2:9, which we offer here from various translations:

Colossians 2:9
King James Version
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

American Standard Version
for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,

New American Standard
For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

Revised Standard Version
For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily,

The Living Bible
For in Christ there is all of God in a human body;

New International Version
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form

New King James
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

Amplified Bible
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].

The Godhead explained:

1. The body of God = Jesus
2.  The soul of God = the Father the invisible one God
3.  The spirit of God = the Holy Spirit
Paul the Learner





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