Messianic Prophesy Of Old Testament Writings Foretold Of Jesus, Fulfilled by Jesus
How And Where Does The Old Testament Of The Bible Point To Jesus
If you’ve been a Christian for very long, you’ve probably heard someone say that the Old Testament is all about Jesus. And while that statement is true to some extent, it’s important to understand how and where the Old Testament actually points to Jesus. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the specific ways that the Old Testament points to Jesus as the Messiah. We will also explore how these pointers help us understand who Jesus is and why he came.
The Old Testament and Jesus
The Old Testament of the Bible is full of prophecies about the coming Messiah, and Jesus fulfilled every one of them. The Old Testament predicts that the Messiah would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), and would have a line of descent from Abraham (Genesis 22:18) and David (2 Samuel 7:12-16). The Old Testament also says that the Messiah would suffer and die for our sins (Isaiah 53:5-6).
Jesus fulfilled all of these prophecies, proving that he is the Messiah. His birth was foretold by the prophet Isaiah, and he was born in Bethlehem just as Micah predicted. His lineage can be traced back to both Abraham and David, as the Old Testament predicted. And finally, he died on the cross for our sins, just as Isaiah said he would.
The Old Testament is full of predictions about the coming Messiah, and Jesus fulfilled every single one of them. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the promised Savior of humanity. If you haven’t already, put your faith in him today!
Where the Old Testament Points to Jesus
The Old Testament is full of references to Jesus. In fact, every book of the Old Testament contains a reference to Him in some way. Here are just a few examples:
In Genesis, we see that God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations and that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5). This promise was fulfilled through Isaac, Abraham’s son by promise (Genesis 21:12). But it was also fulfilled through Jesus, who was born of a descendant of Abraham – David (Matthew 1:1).
In Exodus, we see that God delivered His people from slavery in Egypt. This deliverance was a foreshadowing of the ultimate deliverance that Jesus would bring – freedom from the slavery of sin (Luke 4:18-19).
In Leviticus, we see that the sacrificed lamb provided atonement for the sins of the people. This points to Jesus, who is our ultimate sacrificial Lamb (John 1:29).
And these are just a few examples! The Old Testament is full of references to Jesus – He is its fulfillment!
The books of the Old Testament that point to Jesus
The books of the Old Testament that point to Jesus are typically the ones that tell of his coming, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel. These books allude to a future Savior who would come and save humanity from their sins. In Isaiah 53 specifically, it details how this coming Messiah would be bruised and suffer for our transgressions. This is a direct prophecy of Jesus Christ and his crucifixion.
How Isaiah 53:2 and the Psalms of David point to Jesus fulfilling the Jewish Messiah prophesy
Christians believe that the Old Testament points to Jesus as the Messiah, but how? In this blog post, we will explore how Isaiah 53:2 and the Psalms of David specifically point to Jesus as the fulfillment of Jewish Messiah prophesy. Messiah prophesy is an important part of Christian theology, and by understanding how the Old Testament points to Jesus as the Messiah, we can better understand our own faith.
The Messianic Prophecy in Isaiah 53:2
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.” -Isaiah 53:2
This passage is one of the most well-known Messianic prophecies in all of Scripture. It speaks of the coming Savior who would take on the punishment for our sins, thereby bringing us peace. This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus Christ when he died on the cross for our redemption. Because of His great love for us, He willingly took on all of our sin and guilt, bearing the weight of God’s wrath in our place. In doing so, He purchased our peace with God and provided healing for our broken relationship with Him. What a wonderful Savior we have!
The Messianic Psalms of David
David, a man after God’s own heart, was anointed by Samuel to be the next king of Israel while he was still a young boy. David was not only a great warrior and ruler, but also a poet and musician. Many of the Psalms that we sing today were written by David himself.
But did you know that there are also Messianic Psalms? These are Psalms that point to Jesus as the Messiah, long before His birth.
Here are some examples of Messianic prophecies in the Psalms of David:
Psalm 2:7-9 says, “I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
This passage is quoted in Acts 13:33 as Paul preaches about Jesus being the fulfillment of this prophecy. Just as God promised David that his kingdom would be established forever, He also promised that through Jesus, His kingdom would never end.
Psalm 22 is a powerful Messianic Psalm that foretells of Jesus’ crucifixion. It begins with Jesus crying out to God in despair (v. 1) using the words Jesus cried out on the Cross “My God, My God, Why hast thou foresaken me?” as well as going into a description of the pain experienced by Jesus on the Cross.
How Jesus Fulfilled the Messianic Prophecy
The Messianic prophecy is found throughout the Old Testament, in both the major and minor prophets. Isaiah specifically mentions the Messiah by name, calling Him “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” and “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). The psalms of David also point to the coming Messiah. In Psalm 22, David foretells of the crucifixion, describing in detail how the Messiah would be mocked, pierced, and killed (Psalm 22:16-18). Psalm 110 speaks of the Messiah as a priest after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4), while Psalm 2 describes the coronation of the Messiah as King.
Jesus fulfilled all of these Messianic prophecies and more. He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), performed miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6), healed the sick (Isaiah 53:4-5), and raised the dead (Isaiah 26:19). He was betrayed for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13) and crucified between two thieves (Isaiah 53:12). He rose from the dead on the third day, just as He said he would (Psalm 16:10; Matthew 12:40).
Because Jesus fulfilled all of these Messianic prophecies, we know that He is who He claimed to be—the Son of God
It is evident that Isaiah 53:2 and the Psalms of David both point to Jesus fulfilling the Jewish Messiah prophesy. In Isaiah 53:2, it states that the Messiah would be “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” This is clearly a reference to Jesus, who was known for his compassion and empathy. Additionally, the Psalms of David contain numerous references to the Messiah being a king and coming from the line of David. These prophecies were all fulfilled in Jesus Christ, making him the true Jewish Messiah.
The Old Testament of the Bible is full of references to Jesus Christ. Whether it is through prophecy, types and shadows, or direct references, the Old Testament points to Jesus as the Messiah who was to come. For those who are willing to look, the Old Testament is a treasure trove of evidence that points us straight to Jesus Christ.