Tuesday, April 8, 2014

13 Days Until Easter

I am counting down the days until Easter-- only 13 more to go-- with Old Testament prophecies about the coming Messiah and their fulfillment in the New Testament in Jesus Christ.

Prophecy: The Messiah would be rejected by his own people

Old Testament: 
Psalm 69:8: I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons.
Isaiah 53:3: He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
New Testament:
John 1:11: He came to his own, and his own people did not know him.
John 7:5: For not even his brothers believed in him.
Prophecy: The Messiah would be a prophet

Old Testament:
Deuteronomy 18:15: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me [Moses] from among you, from your brothers-- it is to him you shall listen...
New Testament:
Acts 3:20-22: ...that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all things which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
Prophecy: The Messiah would be preceded by Elijah

Old Testament:
Malachi 4:5-6: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.  And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.
New Testament:
Matthew 11:13-14: For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 
Source: http://christianity.about.com/od/biblefactsandlists/a/Prophecies-Jesus.htm

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