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Home Siteinfo Does God Love Me? What's Important? Eternity: It's Your Decision What Is Salvation? Is The Bible Inerrant? Jesus: Who Is He? Who's The Real God? After Salvation? God's Gift PTW Blog ACTS Devotional Prayer Requests Gallery Links The Bible tells us that Jesus is the son of God and our eternal destination (Heaven or Hell) is determined solely by our decision of whether to accept or reject Him. How can we know and be confident that the Bible is true and the inerrant word of God? If you haven't read our other page about Jesus' claim to be the son of God, we strongly recommend you read our other page, Jesus: Who is He?.

Fortunately, God validates His word through the many prophecies foretold hundreds of years before the time of Christ. These prophecies not only deal with end-time events but also Jesus' birth, resurrection, and His claims to be God in the flesh. Please check out the chart below which describes some of the Old Testament prophecies regarding the Messiah and their fulfillment during New Testament times through Jesus Christ. The first column lists the prophecy and the Old Testament scripture(s) containing the prophecy. The second column shows the New Testament scripture(s) in which the prophecy was fulfilled.

The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2) Jesus born in Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:1-6; Luke 2:1-20)
Messiah would be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14) Jesus born of the virgin, Mary. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38)
The Messiah was to be like the prophet, Moses. (Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19) The people declare Jesus as the "Prophet". (John 7:40)
Messiah was to enter triumphantly into Jerusalem. (Zechariah 9:9) Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. (Matthew 21:1-9; John 12:12-16)
Messiah would be rejected by the Jews. (Isaiah 53:1, 3; Psalm 118:22) Jewish people reject Jesus as the Messiah. (Matthew 26:3; John 12:37-43; Acts 4:1-12)
Messiah would be betrayed by one of His followers. (Psalm 41:9) Jesus betrayed by His disciple, Judas. (Matthew 26:14-16, 47-50; Luke 22:19-23)
The Messiah was to be tried and condemned. (Isaiah 53:8) Jesus taken to trial and condemned to death. (Luke 23:1-25; Matthew 27:1-2)
Messiah was to be spat upon and struck by his enemies. (Isaiah 50:6) Jesus struck and spat upon. (Matthew 26:67, 27-30; Mark 14:65)
Messiah was to be mocked and insulted. (Psalm 22:7-8) Jesus mocked and insulted by his enemies.(Matthew 27:39-44; Luke 23:11, 35)
The Messiah's death would be by crucifixion. (Psalm 22:14, 16, 17) Jesus crucified. (Matthew 27:31; Mark 15:20, 25)
Messiah was to pray for his enemies and to suffer with criminals. (Isaiah 53:12) Jesus dies crucified between two thieves and asks the Father to forgive those who crucified Him. (Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27-28; Luke 23:32-34)
Messiah was to be given vinegar and gall. (Psalm 69:21) Jesus given vinegar and gall while on the cross. (Matthew 27:34; John 19:28-30)
People would cast lots for the Messiah's garments. (Psalm 22:18) Jesus' clothes were divided by casting lots. (Matthew 27:35; John 19:23-24)
The Messiah's bones would not be broken. (Exodus 12:46) Roman soldies decide against breaking Jesus' bones. (John 19:31-36)
Messiah was to die as a sacrifice for sin. (Isaiah 53:5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12) Jesus' sacrifice given as an atonement for our sins. (John 1:29, 11:49-52; Acts 10:43, 13:38, 39)
Messiah was to be raised from the dead. (Psalm 16:10) God the Father raises Jesus from the dead. (Acts 2:22-32; Matthew 28:1-10)
Messiah is now at the right hand of God. (Psalm 110:1) Jesus now resides at God's right hand. (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-51)