Messianic prophecy was fulfilled by the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Examine the prophecies yourself, and calculate the probability of one man fulfilling just a handful of the most specific ones, and you’ll be amazed. “Jesus said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.’” Luke 24:44 (NIV) The Old Testament verses are the prophecy; the New Testament verses proclaim the fulfillment. Check them all out for yourself! Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21-23) A descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3; 22:18; Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16) Of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10; Luke 3:23, 33; Hebrews 7:14) Of the house of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16; Matthew 1:1) Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7) Anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; Matthew 3:16-17) Would perform miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6; Matthew 9:35) Would enter Jerusalem as a king on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:4-9) Die a humiliating death (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53) involving: rejection (Isaiah 53:3; John 1:10-11; 7:5,48) betrayal by a friend (Psalm 41:9; Luke 22:3-4; John 13:18) sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:14-15) beaten (Isaiah 52:14; Matthew 27:26) piercing His hands and feet (Psalm 22:16; Matthew 27:31) being crucified with thieves (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:38) praying for His persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34) Would rise from the dead!! (Psalm 16:10; Mark 16:6; Acts 2:31) Messianic Prophecy – What Are The Odds of Fulfillment Without God? Messianic Prophecy is so powerful because of the statistical odds that one man would fulfill every single one of them. If we just analyze seven of the more specific prophecies in the Old Testament, that were later fulfilled in the Person of Jesus Christ, we are stunned by the statistical impossibility of such an historical reality. Messianic Prophecy / Odds Without God Jesus would be a descendant of David. ( 1 in 10,000 ) Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. ( 1 in 100,000 ) Jesus would be a miracle worker. ( 1 in 100,000 ) Jesus would present Himself as a King riding on a donkey. ( 1 in 1,000,000 ) Jesus would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver. ( 1 in 1,000,000 ) Jesus would be crucified. ( 1 in 1,000,000 ) Jesus would first present Himself as King 173,880 days from the decree of Artaxerxes to rebuild Jerusalem. ( 1 in 1,000,000 ) Total Probability ( without God ) ( 1 in 100 billion, billion, billion, billion. ) The Challenge of Messianic prophecy is phenomenal evidence that sets the Bible apart from the other “holy books.” We strongly encourage you to read the Old Testament prophecies and the New Testament fulfillments above. Better yet, get a Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew scripture read in the Jewish synagogues) and read the Messianic prophecies from there. It is dramatic, eye-opening and potentially life-changing!
Religion is important to humans because we have a need for God, that He put inside each one of us. He is our creator and we belong and long for Him. Our lives are empty and useless without God. We are lost sheep in the wilderness. All of us have turned away from God and have chosen to go our own way, which leads to destruction. But God had a plan from the foundation of the Earth because He knew we would be helpless without Him. So He sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come and live among us and to turn us back to God. We have all broken the Laws of God, which He calls sin. We all deserve to die and be separated from God forever because He is perfect and we are sinners. So, Jesus, who was God in the flesh, came to us from Heaven for the sole purpose of living the perfect life, suffering and dying on a Roman cross, so that now through Him, God can forgive our sins. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved". But that is not all. He rose from the dead and now because He lives, we will live also. Jesus said, "I am the Resurrection and the life, any man that lives and believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and any man who lives and believes in me will never die". I pray you will invite Him into your heart this very moment , and He will come and abide with you, forgive your sins and give you everlasting life, so that you will be with God forever starting now and for eternity. God Bless You.