The Messiah Would Be the Seed of the Woman

Galatians 4:4 refers to Jesus being “born of woman,” reminding us that the phrase in Genesis 3:15 refers to the seed (offspring) of the woman.

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The Messiah Would Be Born of a Virgin

The Messiah Would Be Born of a Virgin The Messiah Would Be Born of a Virgin Reference: Isaiah 7:14 Fulfillment: Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:31-35 More than most others, this prophecy has occasioned seemingly unending debate: was it fulfilled in Isaiah’s time, or was it...

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The Messiah would be called a Nazarene

The Messiah would be called a Nazarene The Messiah would be called a Nazarene Reference: Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 53:3; Zechariah (various portions); Psalm 22 Fulfillment: Matthew 2:23 Matthew’s Gospel cites many Old Testament prophets about the Messiah, but only in 2:23...

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The Messiah Would Be the Passover Lamb

“As the first deliverer, so the last deliverer.” In other words, as Moses was, so the Messiah will be.

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The Messiah would be a light for the nations of the world

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.”

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The Messiah would be lifted up

“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

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The Messiah would be pierced

The Messiah would be pierced The Messiah would be pierced Reference: Zechariah 12:10 Fulfillment: Matthew 24:30; John 19:31-37; Revelation 1:7 In Zechariah 12 we find a prophecy of Judah’s victory over the nations —a victory possible because God has extended his...

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The Messiah Would Be Betrayed for Thirty Pieces of Silver

When Judas betrayed Jesus for a price, the false leaders of Israel paid a price representative of a minimum-wage Messiah, so to speak.

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The Messiah would be a willing sacrifice

“Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you”

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The Messiah would perform signs of healing

The Messiah would perform signs of healing The Messiah would perform signs of healing Reference: Isaiah 35:5–6 Fulfillment: Matthew 11:4–6; Luke 7:20–23 In Isaiah 35:5–6, the prophet speaks of the day of salvation this way: “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,...

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The Messiah Would Be a Prophet Like Moses

The prophet would speak for God so that the Israelites do not need to hear God’s voice directly, which was a fearsome prospect…

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The Messiah would be the righteous sufferer

The Messiah would be the righteous sufferer The Messiah would be the righteous sufferer Reference: Psalm 69 Fulfillment: Matthew 27:33–34, 48; John 2:17; 15:25; 19:28–30 Like Psalm 22, this is also about a righteous sufferer. Psalm 22 impresses us in its very...

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The Messiah Would Be the Rejected Cornerstone

A living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house.

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The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace

The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace The Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace Reference: Isaiah 9:6–7 [Hebrew Bible, 9:5–6] Fulfillment: Matthew 12:42;...

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The Messiah Would Be a Descendant of David

The New Testament presents Jesus as the fulfillment of this requirement for the Messiah, that he be descended from King David. In this article we elaborate on that.

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The Messiah Would Do Life-Affirming, Redemptive Deeds

The Messiah Would Do Life-Affirming, Redemptive Deeds The Messiah would do life-affirming, redemptive deeds Reference: Isaiah 61:1-2 Fulfillment: Luke 4:16-21 Isaiah 61 and its surrounding chapters speak of a glorious future for Israel. The description spills over...

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The Messiah would be our Kinsman-Redeemer

The Messiah would be our Kinsman-Redeemer The Messiah would be our Kinsman-Redeemer Reference: Ruth 4:4–9 Fulfillment: Luke 1:50, 58, 68, 72, 78; John 10:17–18; Romans 5:7–8; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:4; Hebrews 2:11–12, 17 This is not a prediction of the Messiah,...

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The Messiah would be the object of a murderous plot, but hope lies ahead

The Messiah would be the object of a murderous plot, but hope lies ahead The Messiah would be the object of a murderous plot, but hope lies ahead Reference: Jeremiah 31:15–16 Fulfillment: Matthew 2:16–18   Jeremiah 31 is a passage of hope and restoration for the...

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The Messiah Would Be Preceded by Elijah the Prophet

“He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction.”

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The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me.”

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