Pastor Mark’s Devotions #122

“Prophecies Fulfilled”

“He poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
Isaiah 53:12

 
If one does the research, it is unfathomable to consider the enormity of Old Testament prophecy which Jesus fulfilled. As we honor and celebrate, this week, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross for our salvation, let us pause and reflect upon God’s faithfulness and fulfillment of His Word. As Paul states in Romans 5:6, “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” Have you ever considered the mathematical possibility that Jesus’ fulfillment of only Isaiah’s prophecies are a simple matter of chance? If truly considered by a reasonable person, the leap of faith, trusting that Jesus is truly who he said he was, the Messiah of God becomes barely the tiniest step. Yet God still calls us forward to embrace the tiniest mustard seed of trust. Rejoice believers, for Jesus IS the fulfillment of ALL Old Testament prophecy, and behold him afresh as your Savior who died for your sins and the sins of the world. Salvation and eternity has been placed in our hands, through the outstretched hands of an obedient Son on a cross. And its truth has been staked in the ground by the evidence of the empty tomb! May your faith be strengthened as you read BOTH the prophecy AND fulfillment of Jesus Christ below.

God Bless You All This Most Holy Week!

Pastor Mark
 

 
ISAIAH’S PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH
FULFILLED IN JESUS OF NAZARETH

 

THE PROPHECY THE FULFILLMENT
The Messiah: Jesus of Nazareth:
Will be born of a Davidic virgin
(Is 7:14)
Born of a Davidic virgin named Mary (Lk 1:26-31)
Will have a Galilean ministry
(Is 9:1-2)
Ministry began in Galilee of the Gentiles (Mt 4:13-16)
Will be an heir to the throne of David and the Davidic Covenant
(Is 9:6/7; 11:110)
Received the throne of His father David (Lk 1:32-33Rom 15:12;
 Rev 22:16)
Will have His way prepared
(Is 40:3-5)
John the Baptist is the prophetic voice who announced His coming (Mt 3:3Mk 1:2-3Lk 1:76
Jn 1:19-28)
Will be spat on and struck (Is 50:6) Spat on and beaten (Mt 26:67)
Will be exalted (Is 52:13) Highly exalted by God and the people (Jn 12:32Phil 2:9-11)
Will be disfigured by suffering
(Is 52:1453:2)
Scourged by Roman soldiers; received a crown of thorns
(Mt 27:29-30Mk 15:15-19
Lk 22:63Jn 19:1-3)
Will be widely rejected (Is 53:13) Not accepted by many
(Jn 12:3738)
Will bear our sins and sorrows
(Is 53:45)
Died for our sins (Rom 4:25
2 Cor 5:211 Pt 2:24-25)
God’s Spirit will rest on Him (Is 11:2) The Spirit of God descended on Him (Mt 3:16Mk 1:10Lk 3:224:1)
Gentiles will seek Him (Is 11:10) Gentiles came to find Jesus
(Lk 2:30-32Jn 12:20-21
Rom 15:12)
Will make a blood atonement
(Is 53:5)
Shed His blood to atone for our sins (Jn 19:34Acts 13:38Rom 8:3;
 1 Pt 1:2)
Will voluntarily accept our guilt and punishment for sin without opening His mouth like a lamb led to slaughter (Is 53:7) Jesus silently took on our sins
(Mt 27:14Lk 23:9Jn 1:29Acts 8:32Rom 6:102 Cor 5:21
1 Pt 2:23)
Will be our substitute (Is 53:68) Died in our place (Rom 5:68
2 Cor 5:21)
Will bear the sins of many for the sake of their salvation (Is 53:12) Took away our sins to bring salvation for all who believe (Jn 3:16
Acts 16:31Rom 4:25Heb 9:28)
Will die with transgressors (Is 53:12) Numbered with the transgressors (Mt 27:38Mk 15:27-28
Lk 22:3723:33)
Will heal the blind, lame, deaf, diseased, brokenhearted, and raise the dead (Is 26:19Is 29:18-19;
 Is 61:1-2)
Healed the blind, lame, deaf, diseased, brokenhearted, and raised the dead (Mt 11:4-5;
 Lk 4:18-197:21-23)
Will be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Is 53:9) Buried in the tomb of a rich man from Arimathea (Mt 27:57-60
Jn 19:38-42)
He will judge the earth with righteousness (Is 11:45) Received authority to judge
(Jn 5:27Lk 19:222 Thess 2:5-8
2 Tim 4:18Rev 19:1115)