During yesterday's Adult Sunday School, my heart leaped with awesome wonder at listening to every word the pastor said about the prophecies of the Messiah fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Listening intently, I had more to be joyful about being saved by this great God and wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ. I have the more reasons to share Him now to others without being ashamed of it because He is alive, real, and is there to save you, me and many others who have placed their trust in Him. He is there so that many of us could go to heaven, if only we truthfully repent and ask Him to save us. Don't you realize that great favor He alone could provide?
Sad to say, many do not listen. They do not believe. Probably, they do not know Him at all because their beliefs are different. At least God could understand them that is why He finds a way to reach out to them. They have chances when they only care to listen. But, others who know Him choose not to believe Him. They do not care. Don't you know that it is the worst choice ever because it means hell?
Maybe we will talk about the Bible's prophecies in the Old Testament about the coming Messiah (even the Jews believe this) and their fulfillment through Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The Old Testament verse being the prophesy and the New Testament being the fulfillment. I am really praying that many of you will find the truth setting you free.
a) SEED OF A WOMAN
Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Galatians 4:4 - But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
b) SEED OF ABRAHAM
Genesis 12:3 - And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Matthew 1:1 - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
c) SEED OF ISAAC
Genesis 17:19 - And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
Luke 3:34 - Which was [the son] of Jacob, which was [the son] of Isaac, which was [the son] of Abraham, which was [the son] of Thara, which was [the son] of Nachor,
d) SEED OF JACOB
Numbers 24:17 - I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Matthew 1:2 - Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
e) FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
Genesis 49:10 - The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
Luke 3:33 - Which was [the son] of Aminadab, which was [the son] of Aram, which was [the son] of Esrom, which was [the son] of Phares, which was [the son] of Juda,
f) HEIR TO THE THRONE OF DAVID
Isaiah 9:7 - Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Luke 1:32,33 - 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
g) BORN IN BETHLEHEM
Micah 5:2 - But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting.
Luke 2:4,5,7 - 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
h) BORN OF A VIRGIN
Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Luke 1:26,27,30,31 - 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name [was] Mary. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
i) DECLARED THE SON OF GOD
Psalm 2:7 - I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Matthew 3:17 - And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
j) CRUCIFIED WITH MALEFACTORS
Isaiah 53:12 - Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Matthew 15:27,28 - 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great [is] thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
k) TO BE RESURRECTED
Psalms 16:10; 49:15 - 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Mark 16:6,7 - 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
l) HIS ASCENSION TO GOD'S RIGHT HAND
Psalm 68:18 - Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].
Mark 16:19 - So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
1 Corinthians 15:4 - And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Ephesians 4:8 - Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
... and many more that this page cannot contain them. Are you not happy that you, true Christians, believed and surrendered your life to Him? Well, others not belonging to that category should do much thinking. Everlasting life has glorious heaven and very bitter hell. You can choose now while there is still time.
(c) August 2009, Luisa Mercado
Reference: King James Version Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers