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 Is Jesus The Messiah?

The greatest question every man and woman ever born has to answer is found in Matthew 16:13- 17.

Mat 16:13  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Mat 16:14  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
Mat 16:15  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 

It is not enough to know what other mens'opinions are about the Messiah.  You must know Him personally and be able to give an answer.  The word of God tells us that unless God draws us to Him, we cannot come to Him. (John 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.)  KJV

The plan of salvation began unfolding at the beginning of time.  You can search the scriptures and find Him on every page from Genesis to Revelation.  Jesus explained this to His disciples on the road to Emmaus. (Luke 24:27  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.) KJV

Following is a partial list of prophecies that pertain to the first coming of the Messiah/Jesus.

Prophecy
Source
Fulfillment
The Messiah Must …
In The Tanakh
In The New Testament
Be the "seed of the woman" that would "bruise" the serpent's "heel"
Genesis 3:15
Galatians 4:4
1 John 3:8
Be the "seed of "Abraham"
Genesis 12:3
Matthew 1:1
Acts 3:25, 18:18, 22:18
Galatians 3:16
Be the "seed of Isaac"
Genesis 17:19, 21:12
Matthew 1:2, Lk 3:34
Be the "seed of Jacob" and the "star out of Jacob" who will "have dominion"
Genesis 28:14
Numbers 24:17, 19
Matthew 1:2, Lk 3:34
Rev. 22:16
Be a descendant of Judah
Genesis 49:10
Matthew 1:2-3, Lk 3:33
Be a descendant of David and heir to his throne
2 Sam 7:12-13,
Isaiah 9: 6 (7), 11:1-5;
Jeremiah 23:5
Matthew 1:1,6
Acts 11:23
Romans 1:4
Have eternal existence
Micah 5:1 (2)
John 11,14; 8:58;
Ephesians 1:3-14
Colossians 1:15-19;
Rev. 5:11
Be the Son of God
Psalms 2:7
Proverbs 30:4
Matthew 3:17;
Luke 1:32
Have God's own name, Y-H-V-H (Adonai), applied to him.
Isaiah 9:6-7
Jeremiah 23:5-7
Romans 10:9
Philippians 2:9-11
Come at a specific time, namely, 69 x 7 years (483 years) after The rebuilding of the wall of of Jerusalem
Daniel 9:24-26
Matthew 2:1, 16, 19
Luke 3:1, 23
Be born in Bethlehem, in Y'hudah
Micah 5:2
Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-7
Be born of a virgin
Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 1:18 - 2:1, Luke 1:26-35
Be adored by great persons
Psalm 72:10-11
Matthew 2:1-11
Be preceded by one who would announce him
Isaiah 40:3-5
Mal. 3:1
Matthew 3:1-3
Luke 1:17, 3:2-6
Be anointed with the Spirit of God
Isaiah 11:2, 61:1
Psalm 45:7
Matthew 3:16
John 3:34, Acts 10:38
Be a prophet like Moses
Deut. 18:15, 18
Acts 3:20-22
Have a ministry of binding up the brokenhearted, proclaiming liberty to the captives and announcing the acceptable year of the LORD
Isaiah 61:1-2
Luke 4:18-19
Have a ministry of healing
Isaiah 35:5-6, 42:18
Matthew 11:5
Throughout the gospels
Have a ministry in the Galil
Isaiah 8:23-9:1-2
Matthew 4:12-16
Be tender and compassionate
Isaiah 40:11, 42:3
Matthew 12:15, 20
Be meek and unostentatious
Isaiah 42:2
Matthew 12:15-16,19
Be sinless and without guile
Isaiah 53:9
I Peter 2:22
Bear the reproaches due others
Isaiah 53:12
Psalm 69:10
Romans 15:3
Be a priest
Psalm 110:4
 
Enter publicly into Jerusalem on a donkey
Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:1-11
Mark 11:1-11
Enter the Temple w/authority
Haggai 2:7-9
Malachi 3:1
Matthew 21:12-24:1
Luke 2:27-38, 45-50
John 2:13-22
Be hated without cause
Isaiah 49:7,
Psalm 69:4
John 7:48, 15:24-25
Be undesired and rejected by his own people
Isaiah 53:2, 63:3;
Psalm 69:8
Mark 6:3; Luke 9:58
John 1:11, 7:3-5
Be rejected by the Jewish leadership
Psalm 118:22
Matthew 21:42
John 7:48
Be plotted against by Jews and Gentiles together
Psalm 2:1-1
Acts 4:27
Be betrayed by a friend
Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14
Matthew 26:21-25, 47-50;
John 13:18-21;
Acts 1:16-18
Be sold for 30 pieces of silver
Zechariah 11:12
Matthew 26:15
Have his price given for a potter's field
Zechariah 11:13
Matthew 27:7
Be forsaken by his talmidim
Zechariah 13:7
Matthew 26:31, 39-44, 67-68
Be struck on the cheek
Micah 5:1
Matthew 27:30
Be spat on
Isaiah 50:6
Matthew 26:67, 27:30
Be mocked
Psalm 22:8-9 (7-8)
Matthew 27:31, 39-44, 67-68
Be beaten
Isaiah 50:6
Matthew 26:67; 27:26,30
Be executed by crucifixion,
Psalm 22:16
Matthew 27:35; Luke 24:39; John 19:18, 34-37; 20:35; Revelation 1:7
Be thirsty during his execution
Psalm 22:15
John 19:28
Be given vinegar to quench that thirst
Psalm 69:21
Matthew 27:34
Be executed without having A bone broken
Exodus 12:46
John 19:33-36
Be considered a transgressor
Isaiah 53:12
Matthew 27:38
Be "cut off, but not for himself."
Daniel 9:24-26
Matthew 2:1; Luke 3:1, 23
Be the one whose death would atone for sins of mankind
Isaiah 53:5-7, 12
Mark 10:45;
John 1:29, 3:16;
Acts 8:30-35
Be buried with the rich when dead
Isaiah 53:9
Matthew 27:57-60
Be raised from the dead
Isaiah 53:9-10
Psalm 2:7, 16:10
Matthew 28:1-20;
Acts 2:23-36, 13:33-37;
I Corinthians 11:4-6
Ascend to the right hand of God
Psalm 16:11, 110:1
Luke 24:51' Acts 1:9-11, 7:55
Exercise his priestly office in heaven
Zechariah 6:13
Romans 8:34
Be the cornerstone of God's Messianic Community
Isaiah 28:16,
Psalm 118:22-23
Matthew 21:42, Ephesians 2:30, I Peter 2:5-7
Be sought after by Gentiles
Isaiah 11:10, 42:1
Acts 10:45
Be accepted by Gentiles
Isaiah 11:10, 42:1-4, 49:1-12
Matthew 12:21,
Romans 15:10
 

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