Tanakh Prophecies Fulfilled

An examination of the two branches in the stream of Messianic prophecy as shown in the Tanakh, showing their fulfilment in the Brit Hadasha of the Holy Bible.

1. The Son of Joseph – A Suffering Servant

Bible Prophecies   Fulfilment in Yeshua HaMashiach
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will crush your head and you will strike his heel. THE MESSIAH WOULD BE THE ‘OFFSPRING OF A WOMAN’ Galatians 4:4 But when the time had fully come God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (which means God with us.) MESSIAH TO BE BORN OF A VIRGIN Matthew 1:18 This is how the birth of Jesus came about. His mother Miriam was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she found she was with child through the Holy Spirit.
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times. THE MESSIAH TO BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi came from the east to Jerusalem.
Genesis 17:19 Then God said to Abraham, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him, as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.” THE PROMISED OFFSPRING OF ISAAC Matthew 1:2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers (to verse 16), and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Miriam, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ (or Messiah).
Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him. AS A PROPHET John 6:14 After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of Wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord. SOME OF HIS CHARACTERISTICS Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
Psalm 2:2 The Kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His Anointed One. HIS MESSIAHSHIP Mark 14:1…and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
Psalm 2:6-7 I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill. I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me”You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” SON OF GOD Matthew 3;,17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, 0 Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. HIS TRIUMPHAL ENTRY John 12:13-14 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,”Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!””Blessed is the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it as it is written.
Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering, like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. HIS REJECTION John 1:11 He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive him.-
Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against Me. BETRAYAL Mark 14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and He will divide the spoils with the strong, because He poured out His life unto death and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. CRUCIFIED WITH SINNERS Matthew 27:38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on His right and one on His left.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour out on the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on Me, the one they have pierced and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son. HIS SIDE TO BE PIERCED John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
Psalm 16:10 Because You will not abandon Me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. HIS RESURRECTION Matthew 28:9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to Him, clasped His feet and worshipped Him.

2. The Son of David – A Kingly Messiah

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. THE MESSIAH TO BE THE HEIR TO THE THRONE OF DAVID Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between His feet, until He comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is His. WILL DESCEND FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH Luke 3:33 The son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to Him. AS A PROPHET John 6:14 After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
Psalm 68:18 When You ascended on high, You led captives in Your train; You received gifts from men, even from the rebellious – that You, 0 Lord God, might dwell there. HIS ASCENSION Luke 24:50-51 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven.
Psalm 110:4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind:”You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” TO BE A PRIEST FOREVER LIKE MELCHIZEDECK Hebrews 6:20 Where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.
Daniel 7:13-14 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never pass away. TO COME AGAIN Matthew 26:63-64 The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ (or Messiah), the Son of G-d.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

The above prophecies and the ones to follow are only some of the over three hundred found in the Tanakh and Brit Hadasha, which appertain to Jesus Christ. Mathematicians have worked out that the odds of one individual fulfilling just 48 of the prophecies found in the Holy Bible are 10 to the power of 15, in other words the figure 10 followed by fifteen zeros. Many are outside the control of the person fulfilling them. The evidence is therefore very strong indeed and each one of us individually must decide what to do with the facts and statements of Jesus Christ. Both Jews and Christians alike believe in the coming of the Messiah to usher in a period of peace and a new order of living. We should be willing to examine the evidence for ourselves without listening to the advice of others as the Lord G-d is going to judge each one of us on an individual basis. What better evidence than that contained in the Tanakh?

May you then, the reader, be challenged and moved to consider these scriptural prophecies. They point to the fulfilment of the hopes and aspirations of Jews and Christians alike. Of whom do the prophets speak? The conclusion seems inescapable.

During the last twenty four hours of Jesus’ life, 33 prophecies were fulfilled.

The odds of this being a coincidence are 1 in 33,554,432; in other words, impossible! Many of the prophecies and their fulfilment were outside of His control. Jesus (Yeshua HaMashiach) is the Messiah, the Anointed One of G-d.

Date : 30/11/-0001    

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