PROPHECIES OF A MESSIAH


Some of the prophecies could be contrived to be fulfilled,
but not all of them,
especially all the details regarding his birth and death

Due to a Gregorian calendar error, Jesus was actually born BC 4, not AD 1.
PROPHECY REGARDING COMING
MESSIAH
  PROPHECY FULFILLED
BC 4 ~ AD 27
     
c. . 1420 BC - Genesis 22:15,18 - "Abraham....through your
offspring all nations on earth will be blessed."
  Matthew 1:1 - "A  record of the genealogy of Jesus
Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 89:3,4,27 - "I have made a covenant
with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, I
will establish your line forever and make your throne firm
through all generations....I will also appoint him my
firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth."
  John 7:42 - "Does not the Scripture say that the Christ
will come from David's family and from Bethlehem, the
town where David lived?"
     
c. 530 BC - Daniel 9:24-27 - "Seventy 'sevens' [490 years]
are decreed for your people and your holy city
[Jerusalem] to finish transgression [punishment]....and
to anoint [crown] the most holy.  Know and understand
this:  From the issuing of the decree to restore and
rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One [priest-king],
the ruler, comes, there will be
seven 'sevens' [49 years]
and sixty-two 'sevens' [+434 years]....After the sixty-two
'sevens,' [434 years]
the Anointed One [priest-king] will
be cut off and will have nothing....He will confirm a
covenant with many for
one 'seven' [set of 7 years].  In
the
middle of the 'seven' [3-1/2 years] he will put an end
to sacrifice and offering"  [sacrifice himself - Hebrews
10:3-5].
  ['weeks' = years.  7 days in a week represent years.]
49 years + 434 years = 483 years

BC 457 city walls of Jerusalem rebuilt
AD +26 Jesus, at age 30, began to preach (Luke 3:23)
483 years

Jesus preached 3-1/2 years (count the annual
Passovers he attended), then was crucified, being the
sacrificial Lamb of God (John 1:29, 18:28 and 19:16-18).  
After that, sacrificing animals at the Temple became
unnecessary (Hebrews 10:3-5).  
     
c. 700 BC - 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."
  Matthew 1:24-25 - "When Joseph woke up, he did what
the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took
Mary home as his wife.  But he had no union with her
until she gave birth to a son.  And he gave him the
name Jesus."
     
c. 686 BC - Micah 5:2 - "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathat,
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 of old, from ancient times."
  Matthew 2:3-5 - "When King Herold heard this, he was
disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.  When he had
called together all the people's chief priests and
teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ
was to be born.  'In Bethlehem in Judea,' they replied,
'for this is what the prophet has written.' "
     
c. 600 BC - Jeremiah 31:15 - "A voice is heard [way over]
in Ramah, mourning and great [loud] weeping.  Rachel
[ancestress of King David] weeping for her children and
refusing to be comforted, because her children are no
more."
  Matthew 2:16 - "When Herod realized that he had been
outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave
orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
who were two years old and under, in accordance with
the time he had learned from the Magi."
     
c. 700 BC - Hosea 11:1 - "When Israel was a child, I loved
him, and out of Egypt I called my son."  
  Matthew 2:14-15 - "So he [Joseph] got up, took the
child [Jesus] and his mother [Mary] during the night
and left for Egypt where he stayed until the death of
Herod."
     
430 BC - Malachi 3:1 - "See, I will send my messenger
who will prepare the way before me.  Then suddenly, the
Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the
messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will
come."  
  John 1:19; 29 - "Now this was John's testimony when
the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask
him who he was.  He did not fail to confess, but
confessed freely, 'I am not the Christ.'  The next day
John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Lo, the
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' "
     
c. 700 BC - Isaiah 40:3 - "A voice of one calling:  'In the
desert prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the
wilderness a highway for our God.' "
  Matthew 3:4-5 - "John's clothes were made of camel's
hair, and he had a leather belt around this waist.  His
food was locusts and wild honey.  People went out to
him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region
of the Jordan."
     
c . 1000 BC - Psalm 91:10-12 - "Then no harm will befall
you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will
command his angels concerning you to guard you in all
your ways."
  Matthew 4:11 - "Then the devil left him, and angels
came and attended him."
     
c. 700 BC - Isaiah 35:4-6 - "Say to those with fearful
hearts, 'Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he
will come with vengeance [against Satan]; with divine
retribution he will come to save you.'  Then will the eyes
of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf unstopped.  
Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue
shout for joy."
  John 20:30-31 - "Jesus did many other miraculous signs
in the presence of his disciples, which are not
recorded in this book.  But these are written that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that by believing you may have life in his name."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 78:2 - "I will open my mouth in
parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old."
  Matthew 13:34 - "Jesus spoke all these things to the
crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them
without using a parable. "
     
c. 485 BC - Zechariah 9:9 - "Rejoice greatly, O 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."
  Matthew 21:7 - "They brought the donkey and the colt,
placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 41:9 - "Even my close friend, whom I
trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel
against me."
  John 13:21, 26 - "Jesus was troubled in spirit and
testified, 'I tell you the truth, one of you is going to
betray me.'...Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave
it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. "
     
c. 485 BC - Zechariah 11:12 - "I told them, 'If you think it
best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it."  So they paid
me thirty pieces of silver."
  Matthew 26:14-15 - "Then one of the Twelve ~ the one
called Judas Iscariot ~ went to the chief priests and
asked, 'What are you willing to give me if I hand him
over to you?"  So they counted out for him thirty silver
coins."
     
c. 485 BC - Zechariah 11:13 - "And the Lord said to me,
'Throw it to the potter' ~ the handsome price at which
they priced me!  So I took the thirty pieces of silver and
threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter."
  Matthew 27:5-7 - "So Judas threw the money into the
temple and left.  Then he went away and hanged
himself.  The chief priests picked up the coins and said,
'It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it
is blood money.'  So they decided to use the money to
buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners."
     
c.  700 BC - Isaiah 53:7 - "He was oppressed and afflicted;
yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is
silent, so he did not open his mouth."
  Matthew 27:12 -" When he was accused by the chief
priests and the elders, he gave no answer."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 69:21 - "They put gall in my food, and
gave me vinegar for my thirst."
  Matthew 27:34 - "There they offered Jesus wine to
drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to
drink it."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 22:18 - "They divide my garments
among them and cast lots for my clothing."
  Matthew 27:35 - "When they had crucified him, they
divided up his clothes by casting lots."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 22:7-8 - "All who see me mock me; they
hurl insults, shaking their heads; "He trusts in the Lord;
let the Lord rescue him.  Let him deliver him, since he
delights in him."
  Matthew 27:39, 41, 43 - "Those who passed by hurled
insults at him, shaking their head....In the same way the
chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders
mocked him....'He trusts in God.  Let God rescue him
now if he wants him, for he said, "I am the Son of God. "
' "
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 22:1 - "My God, my God, why have you
forsaken me?  Why are you so far from saving me, so far
from the words of my groaning?"
  Matthew 27:46 - "About the tenth hour Jesus cried out
in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?' ~ which
means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' "
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 31:5 - "Into your hands I commit my
spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth."
  Luke 23:46 - "Jesus called out with a loud voice,
'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.' "
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 34:20 - "He protects all his bones, not
one of them will be broken."
  John 19:32-33 - "The soldiers therefore came and broke
the legs of the first man who had been crucified with
Jesus, and then those of the other.  But when they
came to Jesus and found that he was already dead,
they did not break his legs."
     
c. 485 BC - 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."
  John 19:34 - "Instead, one of the soldiers pierced
Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of
blood and water."
     
c. 700 BC - Isaiah 53:9 - "He was assigned a grave with
the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had
done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth."
  Matthew 27:57-60  - "As evening approached, there
came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who
had himself become a disciple of Jesus.  Going to
Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that
it be given to him.  Joseph took the body, wrapped it in
a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb
that he had cut out of the rock."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 45:6, 8 - "Your throne, O God, will last
for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter
of your kingdom....All your robes are fragrant with myrrh
and aloes and cassia."
  John 19:39 - "He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the
man who earlier had visited Jesus at night.  Nicodemus
brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about
seventy-five pounds.  Taking Jesus' body, the two of
them wrapped it with the spices, in strips of linen."
     
c. 1000 BC - Psalm 16:10-11 - "Because you will not
abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One
see decay.  You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal
pleasures at your right hand."

c. 700 BC - Hosea 6:2 - "After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his
presence."
  Matthew 27:62-64; 28:6, 12-13 - "The next day, the one
after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the
Pharisees went to Pilate.  'Sir,' they said, 'we remember
that while he was still alive that deceiver said, "After
three days I will rise again."  So give the order for the
tomb to be made secure until the third day.  Otherwise,
his disciples may come and steal the body and tell
people that he has been raised from the dead.  this last
deception will be worse than the first'....'He is not here;
he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place
where he lay'....When the chief priests had met with the
elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a
large sum of money, telling them, 'You are to say, "His
disciples came during the night and stole him away
while we were asleep." '"