Old Testament Prophecies Of Jesus Christ

 

1. Bringer of a new covenant

 

Prophecy

“The time is coming – it is Yahweh who speaks – when I will forge a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. It will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and led them out of Egypt…I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts…And they will not have to teach each other, neighbour or brother, saying: “Know the Lord” , because they will know me from the greatest to the lowliest, for I will forgive their wrongdoing and no longer remember their sin” Jeremiah 31:31-34.

 

Fullfillment

“ And taking the chalice, he gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.” Matthew 26: 27-28

 

2. Born as man

                                                                                                                                                                               

Prophecy

A Light shall shine upon us this day: for the Lord is born to us: And He shall be called Wonderful, God, Prince of Peace, the Father of the world to come: of Whose reign there shall be no end” (Isaiah 9: 2-6)

 

Fulfilment

“And the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring to news of great joy which shall be to all the people; for today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger’.” (Luke 2 : 10-14)

 

3. Born of a virgin

 

Prophecy

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin chall conceive and bear a son and His name will be Emmanuel [God is with us]--Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)   

 

Fullfillment

“Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as His Mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together and she was found with child of the Holy Ghost” Matthew 1: 18 - 25

 

4. A Star shall rise out of the house of Jacob

 

Prophecy

“I shall see him but not now: I shall behold him, but not near. A Star shall rise out of Jacob and a sceptre shall spring up from Israel and shall strike the chiefs of Moab and shall waste all the children of Seth “ Numbers 24: 17

 

Fullfillment

“He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1: 34

 

5. Of the Tribe of Judah

 

Prophecy

“The sceptre shall not be taken away from Juda, nor a ruler from his thigh till He come that is to be sent and he shall be the expectation of all nations” Genesis 49: 10

 

Fullfillment

“And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph who was of Heli….Who was of Aminadab who was of Aram who was of Esron who was of Phares who was of Judas” Luke 3: 23: 33

 

 

6. Shoot of the Stump of Jesse

 

Prophecy

“And there shall comew forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise out of his root.   And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom  and of understanding the spirit of counsel and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and of godliness.  And He shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord.  He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.  But He shall judge the poor with justice and shall reprove with equality the meek of the earth. And He shall strike the earth with thr rod of His mouth and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. And justice shall be the the girdle of His loins and faith the girldle of His reins”  Isaiah 11: 1-5

 

Fullfillment

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren…And Obed begot Jesse.” Matthew  1: 1-5

 

7. Of the House of David

 

Prophecy

“Behold the days shall come saith the Lord and I will raise up to David a just branch and a king shall reign and shall be wise and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth” Jeremiah 23: 5

 

“For a child is born to us and a son is given  to us and the government is upon his shoulder and His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor God the Mighty, The Father of the world to come, the prince of peace. His empire shall be multiplied and there shall be no end of peace; He shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom; to establish it and stregnthen it with judgment and with justice from henceforth and for ever; the zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this” Isaiah 9: 6-7

 

Fullfillment

“And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph who was of Heli…Who was of Melea who was of Menna who was of Mathatha who was of Nathan who was of David” Luke 3: 23

 

 

8. Born at Bethlehem

 

Prophecy

“And thou Bethlehem Ephrata art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and His going forth is from the beginning from the days of eternity” Micah 5: 2

 

Fullfillment

“When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda in the days of King Herod, behold there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” Matthew 2: 1

 

 

9. Preceded by a messenger

 

Prophecy

“The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God. “ Isaiah 40: 3

 

Fullfillment

“And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.and saying do penance for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet saying: A voice of one crying in the desert: prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight His paths” Matthew 3: 1-2

 

 

10. Ministry to begin in Gallilee

 

Prophecy

“At the first time the land of Zabulon and the land of Nepthali was lightly touched: and at the last the way of the sea beyond the Jordan of the Galilee of the gentiles was heavily loaded. The people that walked in darkness have seen as great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen” Isaiah 9: 1

 

Fullfillment

“And when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, he retired into Galilee: And leaving the city Nazareth He came and dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast in the borders of Zabulon and Nepthalim” Matthew 4: 12-13

 

 

11. Speaking  in Gods name

 

Prophecy

“I will raise them up a prophet out of the midst of their brethren like to thee and I will put my words in His mouth and He shall speak to them all that I shall command Him. And He that will not hear His words which he shall speak in my name I will be the revenger” Deuteronomy 18: 18-19

 

Fullfillment

“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.  The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth in the Son hath life everlasting: but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3: 33

 

“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abideth in me, he doth the works.” 14: 10

 

 

12. All things subject to Him

 

Prophecy

“What is man that thou art mindul him? Or the Son of man that thou visitest Him?  Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned Him with glory and honour and hast set him over the works of thy hands. Thou hast subjected all things under His feet, all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts of the fields.” Psalms 8: 2 - 8

 

Fullfillment

“And Jesus coming spoke to them saying: all power is given to me in heaven and in earth.”  Matthew 28:17.

 

 

13. A priest of the order of Mechizedek

 

Prophecy

“The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: until I make thy enemies thy footstool. The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou the midst of thy enemies. With thee is the principality in the day of strength : in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee. The Lord hath sworn and He will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the Order of Melchisedech. The Lord at my right hand hath broken kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, he shall fill ruins, He shall crush the heads in the land of many.” Psalm 110: 1-6

 

Fullfillment

Where the forerunner Jesus is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

 

14. Perform Miracles

 

Prophecy

“Take courage and fear not for your God will bring the revenge of recompense. God Himself will come and save you. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf be free: for waters are broken out in the desert and streams in the wilderness.” Isaiah 35: 5, 6

 

Fullfillment

“And Jesus went about all the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity”  Matthew 9: 35

 

 

15. Teacher of Parables

 

Prophecy

“I will open my mouth in parables.: I will utter propositions from the beginning” Psalm 78: 2

 

Fullfillment

“All things Jesus spoke in parables to the mutlitudes: and without parables He did not speak to them” Matthew 13: 34

 

 

16. Meek and Just

 

Prophecy

“Behold my servant I will uphold Him my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry nor have respect to person, neither shall His voice be heard abroad. The bruised seed He shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench; He shall bring forth judgement unto truth. He shall not be sad nor troublesome till He set judgment in the earth and the islands shall wait for His law.” Isaiah 42: 1-4

 

Fullfillment

“Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.”  2 Corinthians 10: 1-2

 

17. To Enter Jerusalem on a donkey

 

Prophecy

“Rejoice greatly O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold thy King will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor and riding on an ass and upon a colt the foal of an ass” Zechariah 9:9

 

Fullfillment

“And the disciples going did as Jesus commanded them. And they brought the ass and the colt and laid their garments upon them and made him sit thereon. And a very great mutlitude spread their garments in the way and others cut boughs from the trees and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before and that followed cried saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest” Matthew 21: 2-7

 

18. Gentile Nations to believe in Him

 

Prophecy

“The kings of the earth stood up and the princes met together against the Lord and against His Christ…The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day I have begotten thee. Ask of me and I will give thee the gentiles for thy inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for thy posession” Psalm 2: 2

 

 “But the Lord shall arise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the brightness of thy rising” Isaiah 60: 3

 

“Behold my servant I will uphold Him my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry nor have respect to person, neither shall His voice be heard abroad. The bruised seed He shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench; He shall bring firth judgement unto truth. He shall not be sad nor troublesome till He set judgment in the earth and the islands shall wait for His law” Isaiah 42: 1-4

 

“And now saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be His servant, that I may bring back Jacob unto Him and Israel will not be gathered together and I am glorified in the eyes of the Lord and my God is made my strength. And He said: Ot is a very small thing that thou shoudst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest parts of the earth. Thus saith the Lord the redeemer of Israel, His Holy One, to the soul that is despised, to the nation that is abhorred, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see and princes shall rise up, and adore for the Lord’s sake, because He is faithful and for the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.” Isaiah 49: 5-7

 

Fullfillment

“For so the Lord hath commanded us: I have set thee to be the light of the gentiles that thou mayest be for salvation unto the utmost part of the earth. And the gentiles hearing it, were glad and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were ordained to life everlasting, believed. And the word of God was published throughout the whole country” Acts 13: 47-49

 

19. Unrecognised by the Jewish People

 

Prophecy

“Why then is this people in Jerusalem turned away with a stubborn revolting? They have laid hold on lying  and have refused to return. I attended and hearkened; no man speaketh what is good, there is none that doth penance for his sin…How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord us with us? Indeed the lying pen of the scribes hath wrought falsehood. The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord and there is no wisdom in them….They are confounded because they have committed abomination…therefore shall they fall among they that fall; IN THE TIME OF THEIR VISITATION THEY SHALL FALL saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 8: 5-12)

                  

Fulfilment

“And when He drew near, seeing the city, He wept over it saying: If thou hast known and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace; but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon thee and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side. And beat thee flat to the ground and thy children who are in thee: and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: BECAUSE THOU HAST NOT KNOWN THE TIME OF THY VISITATION” (Luke 19 41-44)

 

20. Betrayed by a friend

 

Prophecy

“For even the man of my peace in whom I trusted, who ate my bread hath greatly supplanted me” Psalm 41: 9

 

Fullfillment

“Simon the Cananean and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Him” Matthew 10: 4

 

 

21. Sold for 30 pieces of Silver

 

Prophecy

“And I said to them: If it be good in your eyes, bring hither my wages and if not be quiet. And they weighed for my wages thrity pieces of silver” Zechariah 11: 12

 

Fullfillment

“And said to them: what wilt you give me and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver” Matthew 26: 15

 

 

22. Money to be thrown in the Temple

 

Prophecy

“And the Lord said to me, cast it to the statuary, a handsome price, that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them into the house of the Lord to the statuary” Zachariah 11: 13

 

Fullfillment

“And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple he departed” Matthew 27: 5

 

 

23. Money to buy a potters field

 

Prophecy

“And the Lord said to me, cast it to the statuary, a handsome price, that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them into the house of the Lord to the statuary” Zachariah 11: 13 (Statutory is synonymous with potter)

 

Fullfillment

“and after they had consulted together they bought with them the potter’s field to be a burying place for strangers” Matthew 27: 7

 

 

24. Forsaken by His disciples

 

Prophecy

“Awake O sword against my shepherd and against the man that cleaveth to me saith the lord of hosts: strike the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered” Zechariah 13: 7

 

Fullfillment

“Now all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fullfilled. Then the disciples all leaving Him, fled” Matthew 26: 56

False witnesses accuse Him

 

 

25. Falsely Accused

 

Prophecy

“Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not; They repaid me evil for good to the depriving me of my soul” Psalm 35: 11

 

Fullfillment

“And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus that they might put Him to death. And they found not whereas many false witnesses had come in.” Matthew 26: 59 - 60

 

26. Silent before His accusers

 

Prophecy

“He was offered because it was His own will and He opened not His mouth: He shall be lead as a sheep to the slaughter and shall be dumb as a lamb before His shearer and he shall not open his mouth” Isaiah 53: 7

 

Fullfillment

“And when He was accused by the chief priests and ancients he answered nothing”  Matthew 27: 12

 

 

27. A sacrificial lamb

 

Prophecy

“Who a hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? And he shall grow up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was no sightliness, that we should be desirous of him:  Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, every one hath turned aside into his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was offered because it was his own will, and he opened not his mouth: he shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth. He was taken away from distress, and from judgment: who shall declare his generation? because he is cut off out of the land of the living: for the wickedness of my people have I struck him. And he shall give the ungodly for his burial, and the rich for his death: because he hath done no iniquity, neither was there deceit in his mouth. And the Lord was pleased to bruise him in infirmity: if he shall lay down his life for sin, he shall see a longlived seed, and the will of the Lord shall be prosperous in his hand. Because his soul hath laboured, he shall see and be filled: by his knowledge shall this my just servant justify many, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I distribute to him very many, and he shall divide the spoils of the strong, because he hath delivered his soul unto death, and was reputed with the wicked: and he hath borne the sins of many, and hath prayed for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53

 

Fullfillment

“The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world… The next day again John stood and two of his disciples. And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God.” John 1: 29

 

 

28. Beaten, wounded, spat on.

 

Prophecy

“I have given my body to the strikers and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me and spit upon me.” Isaiah 50: 6

 

Fullfillment

“Then they spit in His face and buffeted Him and others struck His face with the palm of their hands”  Matthew 26: 67

 

 

29. Hands and feet pierced

 

Prophecy

“They have dug my hands and my feet. They have numbered all my bones” Psalm 22: 16

 

Fullfillment

“And when they came to the place called Calvary they crucified Him there” Luke 23: 33

 

 

30. Crucified with thieves

 

Prophecy

“Therefore will I distribute to Him very man and He shall divide the spoils of the strong, because He hath delivered his soul unto death and was reputed with the wicked and He hath borne the sins of many and hath prayed for the transgressors” Isaiah 53: 12

 

Fullfillment

“Then they crucified with Him two thieves one on the right hand and one on the left” Matthew 27: 38

 

 

31. Christ will be slain

 

Prophecy

“And after 62 weeks Christ shall be slain and the people that shall deny him shall not be His. And a people with their leader that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary and the end thereof shall be waste and after the war the appointed desolation”

 

Fullfillment

“And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary they crucified Him there and the robbers one on the right hand and one on the left” Luke 23: 33

 

Fullfillment

“For the days shall come upon thee and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side. And beat thee flat to the ground and thy children who are in thee and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation” Luke  19: 41 -44

 

 

32. Garments parted and lots cast

 

Prophecy

“They have parted my garments amongst them and upon my vesture they have cast lots” Psalm 22: 18

 

 

Fullfillment

“The soldiers therefore when they had crucified Him took His garments and they made four parts to every solider a part, and also His coat. Now the coast was without seam woven from the top throughout. They said then one to another: Let us not cut it but cast lots for it whose it shall be” John 19: 23-24

 

 

33. Gall and vinegar offered to Him

Prophecy

“And they gave me gall for my food and in my thirst they gave my vinegar to drink” Psalm 69: 71

 

Fullfillment

“And they gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when He had tasted he would not drink….And immeadiately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink” Matthew 27: 34:, 48

 

 

34. His forsaken cry

 

Prophecy

“O God my God look upon me why hast thou forsaken me?” Psalm 22: 1

 

Fullfillment

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice Eli Eli Lamma Sabacathani? That is, My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me?” Matthew 27: 46

 

 

35. No Bones broken

 

Prophecy

“Many are the afflictions of the just but out of them all will the Lord deliver them. The Lord keepeth all their bones not one of them shall be broken” Psalm 34: 20

 

Fullfillment

Then the Jews because it was the parasceve that the bodies might not remain up on the cross on the sabbath day for that was  a great sabbath day besought Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came and they broke the legs of the first and the other that was crucified with Him. But after they were come to Jesus they saw that He was already dead, they did not break his legs” John 19: 31-33

 

 

36. His Side Pierced

 

Prophecy

“And I shall pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of prayers and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for Him as one mourneth for an only son and they shall grieve over as the manner is to grieve over the firstborn” Zechariah 12: 10

 

Fullfillment

“But one of the soldiers with a spear opened His side and immeadiately there came out blood and water” John 19: 34

 

 

37. Darkness over land from Midday

 

Prophecy

“And it shall come to pass that in that day, saith the Lord God that the sun shall do down at midday and I will make the earth dark in the day of light” Amos 8: 9

 

Fullfillment

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour” Matthew 27: 45

 

 

38. Buried in a rich man’s tomb

 

Prophecy

“And He shall give the ungodly for His burial and the rich for His death because He hath done no iniquity neither was there deceit in his mouth”  Isaiah 53: 9

 

Fullfillment

“And when it was evening there came a certain rich man of Arimathea named Joseph who also Himself  was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth. And laid it in his own new monument which he had hewed out in a rock.” Matthew 27: 57 – 60

 

39. To rise from the dead

 

Prophecy

“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption” Psalm 16: 10

 

Fullfillment

“Forseeing this he spoke of the ressurection of Christ. For neither was He left in hell, neither did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised again whereof we are all witnesses” Acts 2: 31

 

 

40. To Ascend to heaven

 

Prophecy

 

“The Lord is among them in the Holy place in Sinai. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men” Psalm 68: 18

 

Fullfillment

“And when he had said these things while they looked on He was raised up and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they were beholding Him going up to heaven behold two men stood by them in white garments” Acts 1: 9

 

 

 

Other Old Testament Prophecies That Speak of Jesus Christ

 

 

§         “In thee [Abraham] shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed” Genesis 12: 3

 

§         “For I know that my redeemer liveth  and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth. And I shall be clothed again with my skin and in my flesh I shall see my God. Whom I myself shall see and my eyes shall behold and not another this my hope is laid up in my bosom” Job  19: 25-27

 

§         “The kings of the earth stood up and the princes met together against the Lord and against His Christ…The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day I have begotten thee. Ask of me and I will give thee the gentiles for thy inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for thy posession. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron and shalt break them in pieces like a potters vessel” Psalm 2: 2

 

§         “My Heart hath uttered a good word I speak my works to the King…Thou art beauitful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips: therefore hath God blssed thee forever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh O thou most mighty. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out proceed prosperously and reign. Because of the truth and meekness and justice and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Thy arrows are sharp under thee shall people fall into the hearts of the kings enemies. Thy throne O God is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. “ Psalm 45: 1-7

 

§         “Who hath ascended up into heaven and descended? Who hath held the wind in His hands? Who hath bound up the waters together as in a garment? Who hath raised up all the borders of the earth? What is His name and what is the name of His Son if thou knowest?” Proverbs  30: 4

 

§         “Behold my servant shall understand and He shall be exalted and extolled and shall be exceedingly high. As may have been astonished at thee, so shall his visage be inglorious among men, and His form among the sons of men. He shall sprinkle many nations kings shut their mouth at Him for they to whom it was not told of Him have seen and they that heard not have beheld” Isaiah 52: 13-14

 

§         “I beheld, therefore, in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the ancient of days: and they presented him before him. And he gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7: 13-14

 

§         “Then the Lord shall go forth, and shall fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is over against Jerusalem towards the east: and the mount of Olives shall be divided in the midst thereof to the east, and to the west with a very great opening, and half of the mountain shall be separated to the north, and half thereof to the south. And you shall flee to the valley of those mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall be joined even to the next, and you shall flee as you fled from the face of the earthquake in the days of Ozias king of Juda: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with him. And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall be no light, but cold and frost. And there shall be one day, which is known to the Lord, not day nor night: and in the time of the evening there shall be light: And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them to the east sea, and half of them to the last sea: they shall be in summer and in winter.”  Zechariah 14: 1-9

 

§         “Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts. And who shall be able to think of the day of his coming? and who shall stand to see him? for he is like a refining fire, and like the fuller's herb: And he shall sit refining and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in justice. And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the ancient years. And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts. “ Malachi 3:1-5

 

 

A Note to Skeptics

 

“One branch of mathematics is called "probability." It deals with calculating the likelihood that certain things will occur, the chances or odds of a certain thing happening or recurring. In his book Science Speaks (Moody Press, 1963) Peter Stoner, using the laws of probability, calculated the likelihood that only eight of the major prophecies of Christ would be fulfilled in any one individual--1) His birth at Bethlehem, 2) His being preceded by a special messenger, 3) His riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, 4) His betrayal by a close friend (Ps. 41:9), 5) His being sold for 30 pieces of silver, 60 which would be thrown into God's house and given for a potter's field, 7) His silence before His betrayers, and 8) that He would be crucified. "We find," Stoner says, "that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 17 or one in 100,000,000,000,000,000--one in 100 quadrillion! Stoner says an illustration of the scarcity of this probability would be to take 100,000,000,000,000,000 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They would cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote them in their own wisdom” Taken from Evidence of the Inspiration of Scripture Bibliology, Part Two by Leon Stump, Pastor of Victory Christian Center

 

 

 

Now Examine The Twelve Major Old Testament Prophecies About The Rise And Fall Of Entire Kingdoms:

 

1) the destruction of Tyre, Ezekiel 26:3-21, 1 in 7.5x100

 

2) the war against but not the destruction of her sister city, Sidon, Ezekiel 28:22,23

 

3) the destruction of the city of Samaria, Hosea 13:16 and Micah 1:6, 1 in 4x104

 

4) the desolation of Gaza-Ashkelon and the extinction of the Philistine people, Amos 1:8 Jeremiah 47:5 Zephaniah 2:3-7, 1 in 1.2x1014

 

5) judgment on Moab-Ammon, Ezekiel 25:3,4, Jeremiah 48:47; 49:6 1 in 103;

 

6) the desolation of Petra and Edom, Isa. 34:6-18, Ezekiel 25:13,14; 35:5-7. 1 in 104;

 

7) destruction of Thebes and Memphis, Egypt, Ezekiel 30:13-15

 

8) the destruction of Nineveh, Nahum 1:8-10; 2:6;3:10-19

 

9) the fall of Babylon, Isa 13:19-22; 14:23; Jeremiah 51:26,43; 1 in 5x109

 

10) the destruction of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, Mt. 11:20-24

 

11)Jerusalem's enlargement, Jeremiah 31:38-40, 1 in 8x1010

 

12) Palestine desolate, then reinhabited, Lev. 26:31-33; 36:33-35,