Messianic Prophecies in Scripture

By Luke Lancaster

How many of us know where in Scripture that Jesus was predicted to come? Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, has numerous prophecies that we should be at the ready to quote to our Jewish friends who do not realize that the Messiah has come! Consider some of these verses.

Micah 5:2 says that the Messiah would come from Bethlehem, the city where King David was born. Did that happen with Jesus? Check.

Isaiah 7:14 says that the Messiah would be called "Emmanuel" and be born of a virgin. Did that occur with Jesus? Yes according to Matthew 1:23, where Matt calls Jesus "Emmanuel." Mary was also a virgin. So, check.

Jeremiah 23:5-6 says that the Messiah would be of the lineage of King David. Well, Matthew 1:6-17 traces out all of the kings of Israel from David to Jesus. So, check.

Psalm 2:7 says that the Messiah would be God's own Son. Did that occur? Well, the Heavens opened when Jesus got baptized, and a loud voice was heard by all saying, "This is my Son" (Mark 1:11).

Jesus consistently called God His Father (see for example John 10:25-30), and Peter claimed that Jesus was the "Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16). So, I'd say check.

These were just a few verses, so stay tuned for more.