Bible Study: A Reflection on Christ’s Birth and the Fulfilled Prophecy of the Messiah
Written by Christi Given | December 31, 2017
The Bible is full of prophecies pertaining to the Jewish Messiah, who would come to the earth from the heritage of the root of David (the same King David chosen from the field by the Lord as a man after His heart). The Word describes the Messiah to come riding lowly (humbly) on a donkey, whereas the people looking for the Savior expected a proud King on a white horse. One day Jesus will return on a white horse, but before the second coming, He was hidden and only made known to the believers in faith through the drawing of the Holy Spirit and the Father. Those who accept Him as Lord acknowledge that the scriptures give many hints, foreshadows and depictions of the Messiah and who He would be. If you read the Old Testament and the New Testament, it’s quite obvious it was Jesus Christ and that He did indeed fulfill the words of the prophets.
This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham and Jesse the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah). (Matthew 1:1,6)
The crowds that went ahead of him and those following kept shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9)
It takes faith to believe in the Son of God, to really believe He is the spoken revelation and the revealed Word of God. The Lord was sent to the earth to live as a human to relate with us, to demonstrate His power by healing people and also by dying (shedding His blood as the sacrificial lamb) to rise again from the grave defeating sin and death. There are thousands of fulfilled prophecies from the Old to the New Testament about Jesus Christ being on the earth. The Jewish people are still waiting for the Savior, while Messianic Jews and Judeo-Christians believe He already came and proved He was the Son of God through Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Below are some scriptures to show you the powerful meaning of Biblical prophecy in that when God truly speaks through someone He has chosen as a vessel, the Word shall come to pass. Below are some verses from the Holy Bible (in the Old Testament/Torah) and the New Testament.
Verses About Christ Being the Awaited Messiah
1. He would come from the line of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16).
2. He would be the final Passover lamb (Exodus 12:1-51).
3. He would redeem the sins of the world (Colossians 2:14-15).
He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross. Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:14-15)
4. He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14).
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)
5. His own people would reject him (Psalm 22:1-21, Psalm 118:22-24).
6. He would be the kinsman-redeemer like Boaz (Ruth 4:4-9).
7. He would be God’s son and sacrifice, like how Abraham offered up his one and only son, Isaac (Psalm 2:1-12).
8. He would rise from the grave through the power of the Holy Spirit in the resurrection, proving He was God in flesh (Psalm 16:8-11).
9. He would be like Moses to let people get out of Egypt (bondage to sin) to the Promised Land (back to God) (Deuteronomy 18:15-19).
10. He would be the Jews’ and Gentiles’ high priest. Christ would be known to save the whole world, and to be the mediator between God and man to redeem what Adam did in the Garden of Eden through sin and the first fall of man. God sent a man to redeem man. Christ was fully human and fully King.
[Sources: www1.cbn.com/biblestudy/biblical-prophecies-fulfilled-by-jesus; jewsforjesus.org; biblestudytools.com]
PI Girls, did you enjoy your Christmas? Do you realize how interconnected scripture is and how the Old and New Testaments don’t contradict, but actually fully align together? Isn’t God amazing?
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