Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Table of Contents

I have always wanted to do a series on the Messianic prophecies in the Scriptures which were fulfilled by Jesus. In my research, I have discovered that there are nearly one for every day of the year! Wow! You wonder how Israel missed Jesus Christ’s first coming with all the Scriptures that speak of Him pointing to both His first and second coming as the Messiah. As we have seen from the series on the Rapture and the Tribulation, I see it clearly since we are currently living in those end times. Today’s people are blinded by the devil’s work on this earth that they are missing the beautiful plan of salvation for which Jesus Christ gave His own life in order to redeem mankind! Won’t you join me on this journey to confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the One and Only Messiah? Let’s get started!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 20

Prophecy of Messiah:

Numbers 21:9  And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

Good morning, reader! As I sat at my desk this morning, I pled with the Lord to open my eyes to His will for my life. It has been my goal to spend more time in His Word and prayer. When I opened His Word, I read today’s verse: Revelation 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. As you know, brass was one of the strongest metal in ancient days. It was a symbol for judgment.

We see that those that were bitten by the serpents had to look up at the fiery serpent on the pole in order to live. They had to “look in order to live.” The judgment for their sin was to obey God and “look and live.” If they did not, they received God’s judgment. It is no difference with us today. Look to Jesus and live, Reader! Either way, the Israelites had to look up and so do we today!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

John 3:14-18  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  (15)  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  (16)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (17)  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  (18)  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Have you ever noticed that the medical profession uses a similar logo? Today, people look to doctors to help them with their “physical” ailments. But doctors cannot cure the sickness of the heart. Satan’s lies deceived Adam and Eve and their own pride caused them to sin. God impressed upon my heart to show anyone reading that it is our own sinful pride that keeps us from looking up and receiving eternal life. People must look to Christ for their “spiritual” sickness, which is their sin. Jesus is the only cure for our sins. Just as Israel was bitten by the snakes due to their disobedience, they had to look to the serpent on the pole in order to live! So must we look to Jesus on the cross to receive eternal life! Back in 1887, William Ogden wrote this beautiful hymn which beautifully depicts this:

Look and Live

1 I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
The message unto you I’ll give.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

Refrain:
“Look and live,” my brother, live.
Look to Jesus now and live.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

2 I’ve a message full of love, Hallelujah!
A message, O my friend, for you.
’Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it, and I know ’tis true. [Refrain]

3 Life is offered unto you. Hallelujah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him. Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save. [Refrain]

4 I will tell you how I came, Hallelujah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
’Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul. [Refrain]

Oh what blessed words indeed! Have you looked up to the cross as Israel looked up to the serpent on the pole in order to live? Looking up to Jesus for forgiveness of sin is just not mouthing it with your lips. I did this as a Catholic but I definitely was not born again. (John 3:3 and John 3:7) It is an actual believing that Christ died for those sins of yours; acceptance of this also requires a biblical repentance. Can you imagine if you told your parents when you were young that you would never lie again but then turned around and lied that very same day? That was not repentance. That was just mouthing something without the intention of changing. Repentance requires a changing of the heart and mind and it produces a changed life! You must change direction – going from giving into your sins and turning in the opposite direction and obeying God’s Word. God’s Word says 2Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. This is where many so-called Christians go wrong. They blabbed a prayer thinking this would make them OK in God’s eyes. But God wants the fruits of repentance in our lives to shine forth. Matthew 3:8  Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: One who has not repented from their sins cannot bring forth good Christian fruit. It will be a struggle for that person. Others will see that your old life has never changed and won’t want that “Jesus” that you say you have in your heart. However, for the Christian, repentance brings us closer to Jesus Christ and we no longer desire to sin. We want to please Him and live for Him. A Christian is not “sinless” but a Christian does sin less than when he first was born again.

Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 19

Prophecy of Messiah:

Numbers 9:12  They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

Good morning, reader! Has this series strengthened your resolve? Has it added to your arsenal of Scriptures which proved Jesus is the Messiah? If it has, I want you to know that you are not alone!😀 It has lit a fire in my heart and excited my spirit! As if we needed any more proof that Jesus is our Saviour, we are taught in God’s Word that it was prophesied thousands of years ago! Please feel free to leave a comment so I can rejoice with you.

We touched upon this slightly in a previous post. However, today we are digging a little more into the actual prophecy being fulfilled by Jesus. As we see in Numbers 9:12, Israel’s sacrificial lamb could not have a single broken bone. After it was roasted, none could be left until morning. Surely something this simple would not have any significance, you may tell yourself. But nothing is trivial with God and when it is combined with the actual fulfillment, it bears noticing!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

John 19:31-36  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  (32)  Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.  (33)  But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:  (34)  But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.  (35)  And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.  (36)  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

As we see above, in order for Jesus to be prepared for burial, it was necessary that He be taken down from the cross before sunset because the Jews were celebrating the Sabbath. Since it was the custom of those days, if one was crucified and was not yet dead, soldiers would break their legs. Why break the legs? When hanging on the cross, the knees were bent so the person could push himself upward to be able to open the airways to breathe. Wit broken legs, they could not push up to breathe so this expedited their death. When they got to Jesus, it did not appear that it was necessary to do so therefore the soldier made sure by piercing His side. This produced a water and blood mixture, which indicated that water had formed around the heart and proved He was already dead.

How could a simple prophecy of no broken bones be even considered as part of Christ’s fulfillment of it? Maybe fulfilling one sole prophecy wouldn’t be enough, but when you take all of the Old Testament prophecies of His first coming and seeing how Jesus fulfilled them all, well then that’s something:

Josh and Sean McDowell quote Stoner in their book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict: “We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000).” Jesus fulfilled MUCH more than 8 (Over 300)! So just think of those odds!

Does this cause you to think, Reader? Are you a born again child of God? If not, doesn’t it make you wonder if there’s a speck of truth in the prophecies of Jesus Christ’s coming and how He fulfilled them all? How can you doubt when there is so much evidence of truth?

Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 18

Prophecy of Messiah:

Leviticus 23:36-37  Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.  (37)  These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

Good morning! I don’t know about you, but there are some antiquated laws in the State of Virginia that I’ve found absolutely ridiculous and wonder why they are still on the books. While other laws that are considered antiquated but are actually helpful make sense. Here are a couple of examples:

Virginians cannot spit on seagulls. What???? Was there really a need to put that on the books? Were people actually spitting on seagulls? And if they were, whyyyy?

In Prince William County, it is illegal for a motorist to park their vehicle on a set of railroad tracks. Well, duh! It’s actually a law everywhere in the United States I would think.

I remember when I was first saved, I could not understand why God required these sacrifices in the Old Testament. I thought they were harsh and cruel. But as I grew in grace and the Holy Spirit taught me, I began to “get it”! As I was taught about Christ’s fulfillment of these sacrifices, I saw that these same verses were a history lesson for me to learn from. I love how the Apostle Paul wrote about this to the Galatians:

Galatians 3:22-26  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.  (23)  But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  (24)  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  (25)  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.  (26)  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

It took a very Holy God to come to earth as a man so He could live a sinless life in order to become that perfect, spotless and sinless sacrifice for all mankind. As we look at the the different sacrifices mentioned in Leviticus 23:36-37, we see that one of those sacrifices was a drink offering. Why do you think that would that be necessary?

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

John 7:37-38  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  (38)  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 4:14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

All the sacrifices point to Jesus Christ; this one in particular to Him being the Living Water. Jesus offers the water of life flowing from the Throne! All of the Holy Scriptures intertwine beautifully, don’t they? Man cannot live without water. It is the source of physical life itself! Jesus has the living water which is the source of eternal life!

Revelation 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Do you want that living water that will give you eternal life in Heaven? Do you know Jesus personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 17

Prophecy of Messiah:

Lev 17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Good morning! As we continue our series, we see many of these prophecies revolve around His blood sacrifice and the reason it was needed. Today’s post rests on this same topic; however, it never gets old and it always blesses!

As we see in today’s Scripture, it’s all about the soul. The soul lives eternally, not at the moment of birth, but from the moment we are conceived.

Jer 1:4-5  Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,  (5)  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

The destination for our soul is dependent on whether or not we are saved by the blood of Yeshua, Jesus the Christ: we will spend the rest of eternity either in Heaven or in Hell. There is no other choice. We don’t all just simply sleep, get reincarnated or just cease to exist. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 that everyone’s physical body dies but afterwards come judgment! And should you live until Christ’s return at the Second Coming and are not saved, you will be judged (2Timothy 4:1). The only way we can enter God’s Kingdom is if our sins have been atoned and forgiven by the blood of the Lamb of God. There is no other way.

Jesus Christ laid down His own life, shed His own blood and placed Himself on Heaven’s altar. The life is in the blood according to today’s verse. Therefore, His life and His blood were given in place of yours. There is only one altar that matters and that is the one which is in Heaven. As I wrote in the last post, that altar could only be accessed by the One and only High Priest who could offer the sacrifice which would forgive all of mankind’s sin.

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mar 10:45  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Friend, Almighty God is Holy. He cannot and will not allow any sin in Heaven. He created man with a free will, placed him in a perfect utopian type world, and there man could live forever in fellowship with God. At the beginning, earth was like a terrarium. (Genesis 2:5) This “green house” was misted and watered in this manner. No bacteria entered and everything was pure, healthy and flourished. This is what God intended for His creation. But because man had a free will, man chose to listen to Satan and as a result, man sinned. God’s initial intention was for man to live in a perfect world where no one ever got sick. It was not intended for women to have pain when they delivered their child (see Genesis 3:16). Man was not intended to deal with weeds; he was tending to the gardens and weeds did not even exist (see Genesis 3:17-19). But because of their own choices, they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden and had to live in a fallen world where sinning would be easy. God could no longer walk amongst them because of their sin and because He is holy.

A price had to be paid at this point; a ransom had to be given. Prior to Christ, a sacrificial lamb had to be offered. Its life and shedding of blood would make an atonement for the soul of man. The whole process of the sacrificial offering was pointing the Jews to look for their Messiah. But they preferred to only see Him as the Conquering King, which He will be when He returns at His Second Coming. They didn’t want to see Him as a sacrificial Lamb, a suffering Messiah. Israel’s sacrificial offerings of the time was a picture of what was to come. Because they missed His first coming, the Gentiles were given the blessed opportunity to be saved. Today, we believers look back to the cross because Jesus was the Perfect Offering for our sins. Once He comes again at the Second Coming, Israel will recognize their King as the One who died for their sins. (Zechariah 12:10) Their eyes will be opened and they will see that He suffered, bled and died for them!

Jesus gave up His heavenly throne to come to earth in human form because He knew that we could not gain entrance to Heaven because of our sin (James 2:10). He lived a sinless life so He could be that perfect Lamb of God to shed His own blood and be that perfect sacrifice. We owe Him a lot, Reader! There is nothing we can do as human beings that will ever pay for our sins. Only Jesus Christ the Messiah can do that. Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 16

Prophecy of Messiah:

Lev 16:27  And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.

Good morning, Reader! As we learn about the prophecies of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled each one, my heart aches when I read those prophecies where He suffers because of my sins. 😥 It breaks my heart that He loves me so much that He would do this for me!!!

Today’s prophecy is quite revealing, in my opinion. The sacrifice of the lamb or goat in the Temple was concluded with its burning outside “the camp” or the walls of Jerusalem. The actual sprinkling of the blood from the sacrificial lamb was performed by the High Priest on the altar located behind the curtain within the Temple. I see two points that really stand out to me. Afterwards the lamb/goat was not left within the walls of the city. It was taken outside the city to burn. Although Jesus was sacrificed outside the city on the cross, He surely suffered and shed His blood within the walls when they scourged Him beyond recognition. (Isaiah 52:14, Isaiah 50:6)

The fact that Jesus was crucified outside the city means more now because to me that means that His shed blood was not just for the Jewish people but for the Gentiles as well! Salvation began with the Jews (John 4:22) but now includes everyone else! Does this not excite you? Praise the Lord that Jesus is the Saviour of all mankind and not just for Israel! \o/ (John 3:16) He took my punishment (of burning in Hell for all eternity) on that cross!

On a side note, just to get your spiritual engine “amped up,” after Jesus gave up the ghost (Mark 15:37-38), that curtain in the Temple was torn in half from TOP to BOTTOM! This curtain was 60 feet high by 30 feet wide! There was no way that man could tear the curtain himself; plus man would have torn it from the bottom upward. This tear was done by the hand of God and torn top to bottom. That curtain hid the most Holy of Holies, which held the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat. The top of the Ark of the Covenant is where the Mercy Seat was located and the high priest would sprinkle the blood on it to make atonement for sins. Our High Priest, Jesus Christ, shed His own blood and took it to the Mercy Seat in Heaven and sprinkled that precious Blood on that Mercy Seat. No longer would there need to be a curtain separating the people from the mercy seat. Now mankind would have direct access to the Father in Heaven through Jesus’ shed blood on that Mercy Seat so that all sin would be forgiven! \o/ Praise the Lord!!! Glory!

So back on point, Jesus was crucified without the camp just as prophesied in Leviticus 16:27! It’s no small detail, amen?

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Mat 27:33  And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

Heb 13:11-12  For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.  (12)  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Jesus totally fulfilled this prophecy; for the entire world: but only if you believe in Him. Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 15

Prophecy of Messiah:

Lev 17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Good morning, reader! What a wonderful way to start the day – sitting in quietness and meditating on God’s goodness to us! We do not deserve it but I’m so grateful that He loves me and has forgiven my sins!

It may be difficult for some to comprehend why God would require blood. It was required in the Garden of Eden when God created “coats made of skins” for Adam and Eve to wear (Genesis 3:21). It has been part of the redemptive plan ever since. Why did God choose blood to be a part of redeeming mankind? It all had to do with the giving of one’s life in order to bring mankind back into fellowship with God. All knowing God knew that mankind would not be able to earn that fellowship by their works. Their own works didn’t cut it. After all, Adam and Eve made themselves aprons made of fig leaves. Their aprons didn’t cover the entire body. But the coat made of skins covered the entire body. What a beautiful picture! I liken the aprons to the Jews’ sacrifices in the temple: they could not fulfill total forgiveness. However, the Perfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s blood (the coat made of skins) not only covers our sins but forgives us for our sins! (Psalm 103:12, Micah 7:19)

If you recall, Adam and Eve lived in a perfect environment. They were created to live forever and to live in a perfect world. They were not created to die and go to Hell. But just as it was Satan’s goal for Adam and Eve, it is his goal for all mankind. In order for fellowship to be restored, God laid out this redemptive plan that I mentioned above. We see it throughout the scriptures and it culminates with Jesus, God in the flesh, giving His own blood; but His blood actually redeems those who believe in Him and brings us back into that fellowship with God which was initially intended for Adam and Eve. Revelation 21:3 reveals to us that God Himself will dwell with His people when the New Heaven and the New Earth are created after the millennium! Praise the Lord!

So let’s get back on track and see how the prophecy of Messiah was foretold in Leviticus 17:11. We are told that the life is in the blood and it is only with the blood that atonement for sins can be made. For this very reason, the High Priest sacrificed a spotless lamb and shed its blood so atonement for his own sins and those of the people.

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mar 10:45  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Rom 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Just as it is life saving when an extremely sick person receives a blood transfusion, so is Jesus’ blood which is given for the remission of our sins. In this case however, it’s eternally life saving. Matthew 26:28 is such a beautiful depiction. Here it says that Jesus gave his life for a ransom for many. Noah Webster captures the meaning of the word as follows:

Ransom
RAN’SOM, n.

1. The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner or slave, or for goods captured by an enemy; that which procures the release of a prisoner or captive, or of captured property, and restores the one to liberty and the other to the original owner. 2. Release from captivity, bondage or the possession of an enemy. 3. In law, a sum paid for the pardon of some great offense and the discharge of the offender; or a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment. 4. In Scripture, the price paid for a forfeited life, or for delivery or release from capital punishment. 5. The price paid for procuring the pardon of sins and the redemption of the sinner from punishment. 6. To redeem from captivity or punishment by paying an equivalent; applied to persons; as, to ransom prisoners from an enemy. 7. To redeem from the possession of an enemy by paying a price deemed equivalent; applied to goods or property. 8. In Scripture, to redeem from the bondage of sin, and from the punishment to which sinners are subjected by the divine law.

Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary

Oh my word! After reading each of those eight definitions, one can understand the true meaning of ransom and what Jesus did! The price for sin is eternal punishment in Hell burning for all eternity. Jesus paid that ransom, that penalty, for our sins because we personally could not do it (Ephesians 2:8-9). You may have heard this example but it is worth repeating. I commit murder and appear before a court of law along with my lawyer. The judge sentences me to death under the law of the land. My lawyer stands up and tells the judge that he (the lawyer) will take my punishment so that I can be set free. You may wonder why someone would take that punishment on my behalf? But that is exactly what Jesus did! We don’t deserve His mercy but I’m sure glad that He paid my ransom and took my punishment! He paid the price with His own blood and suffered the excruciating pain of the crucifixion so that I can be saved!

Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 14

Prophecy of Messiah:

Lev 16:15-17  Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:  (16)  And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.  (17)  And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.

Good morning, Reader! Have the prophetic verses for Messiah fulfilled through Christ blessed you? They serve to enforce my faith and encourage me that there IS no other God but our God! Amen and amen! When one reads these prophecies and how Christ fulfilled all those about His first coming, how much more should we believe that He will fulfill all those about His Second Coming? Israel will see their Messiah for the first time and He will reveal to them how they missed Him that first time.

I love today’s Scriptures because the Apostle Paul made it perfectly clear that Jesus fulfilled this sacrifice, once for all sins. There is no need for any other sacrifice to be made for any sin because He paid the price for every sin for every human being if they accept His perfect redemption! Friend, if you are a Roman Catholic, you go to church and the priest offers Jesus up on the cross over and over. This is no different that the High Priest in the Jewish faith offering a yearly sacrifice. But Jesus died ONCE for ALL sins. There is no other need for His sacrifice to be offered over and over.

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Heb 7:21-28  (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)  (22)  By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.  (23)  And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:  (24)  But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.  (25)  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  (26)  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;  (27)  Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.  (28)  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Heb 9:7-14  But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:  (8)  The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:  (9)  Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;  (10)  Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.  (11)  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  (12)  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  (13)  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:  (14)  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb 10:10-12  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  (11)  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:  (12)  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Wow … just wow! Jesus entered in the Holy Place in Heaven, which in the Old Testament was represented by the High Priest entering the Holy of Holies. Jesus’ sinless life (the spotless lamb) concluded with His death and the perfect sacrifice. The Old Testament spotless lamb’s blood could only “cover” the sins for that particular person or family each year. While Jesus’ blood eliminates and forgives (not covers, but eliminates) all the sins for all men and it’s as if man had never sinned.

What a beautiful picture! Our High Priest is the Perfect Sacrifice and none other can even come close! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 13

Prophecy of Messiah:

Lev 14:11  And the priest that maketh him clean shall present the man that is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

Have you ever wondered why leprosy in the Bible is likened to sin? Isaiah gave the best description in Isa 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah is saying that even our very best deed is like filthy rags! Ponder that for a moment! The greatest philanthropist still needs salvation because nothing that person has done can make him clean before God. The procedure in the Old Testament for a leper to be pronounced cleaned was to first go to the priest. Then the priest had to present the man at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Jesus, the great High Priest, is the only One who can make us clean and He is the only door!

Heb 4:14-16  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  (15)  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  (16)  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1Jn 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Joh 10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. Joh 10:9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

This is why Jesus told the leper to go to the priest and do all that Moses commanded to be done in this instance. Jesus did not contradict the Scriptures but showed the priests that He was fulfilling those Scriptures: that He would make man clean as He is that one and only door which man must enter into in order to be saved! Jesus cleans us from our our sinfulness (our leprosy) and He is the only offering that can be given for our sin! He then presents us to that door – that entrance to eternal life in Heaven!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Luk 5:12-14  And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  (13)  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.  (14)  And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

What a beautiful picture! Have you experienced the Lord’s mercy? He will show you mercy if your heart is open to acknowledge your sin before Him. He is the only one that can take leprous sin and forgive it! Jesus stands ready to forgive and save! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 12

Prophecy of Messiah:

Exo 33:19  And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

It’s a new day and it’s bright and beautiful on the outside. 😀 But how do you feel when it isn’t so sunny or beautiful? Do you rely on your circumstances to guide your emotions? I praise God that we don’t need to rely on our circumstances or ourselves to gain entrance into Heaven. It is only because of God’s love that we obtain mercy through Christ’s shed blood! God doesn’t have to show us mercy, but His mercy is displayed all throughout the Bible as it relates to rebellious Israel. We also see it in full when we accept His Son as Saviour and Messiah!

An example of His goodness is when He passes before us and He proclaims His Name in our hearts. He does this through someone He sends our way, or maybe even by watching church services online. He knows what it will take to open your heart to Him and He provides the perfect opportunities. It is at this point that we hear the plan of salvation and we accept it and believe it through faith. At that moment, we see His mercy and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God for His mercy upon my wicked heart! When my eyes were opened, it was as though a hundred pounds was lifted from my shoulders and I was no longer blind! The Bible, which was mumbo jumbo to me before that day, was now living and breathing. How exciting it is for me to discover God’s truths in its pages! Oh reader, I pray you have come to the same place and are born again and saved from the fiery pits of hell! If you are not, please, I beg of you, continue reading. Salvation can be found on this blog if only you will seek it! You do not want to experience the consequences of rejecting His mercy but instead be at the hands of His judgments.

We see that Jesus fulfilled today’s prophecy without a shadow of a doubt. In the Book of Luke, we learn that when Luke speaks of mercy, he is referring to Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Luk 1:72  To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

Luk 1:76-79  And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;  (77)  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,  (78)  Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,  (79)  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Mat 9:13  But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Eph 2:4-6  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  (5)  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  (6)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Have you received Messiah’s mercy, reader? Have you experienced God’s forgiveness for your sins? The older you are, the more sins accumulate in your life. The more forgiveness is needed for those sins. Just as the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, much was forgiven in her life (Luke 7:44-48). Her repentance was evident; it was real and the Lord saw her heart and her need for salvation. Jesus Christ, the merciful, stands ready to show mercy. It is His nature to be merciful, loving and kind. No one else can claim this prophecy! Every human being reaches the end of his/her rope when someone sins against them repeatedly. But not the Lord Jesus! His mercies are plentiful and He is ready to forgive.

Psa 25:6  Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Lam 3:22-23  It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  (23)  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

What a beautiful picture! Have you experienced the Lord’s mercy? He will show you mercy if your heart is open to acknowledge your sin before Him. Jesus stands ready to forgive and save! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 11

Prophecy of Messiah:

Exo 17:6  Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

How are you this fine morning? It’s always a joy to start the morning in God’s Word and be able to see Him in every page that I read. I stand amazed how He reveals Himself and shows me just how marvelous and wonderful He really is! Praise Him! \o/ This morning, I came to the Rock that is higher than I am and begged Him to speak to my heart. (Psa 61:2  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.) It is Christ who reveals Himself to us through His Word. His Holy Spirit worked in men’s hearts to pen the Scriptures and not one letter or punctuation is wrong. We can rest in the knowledge that we are being taught by our Heavenly Father, our Abba! I heard a message the other day where the Preacher gave a wonderful depiction of the Trinity. The concept of three in one God is a difficult one. I’ve heard a few analogies but this was the best one yet. As white light goes through a prism, it is refracted into three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. As God is one God (the white light) He, in a sense, refracts Himself and reveals Himself as three personalities. One of those “refractions / personalities” is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus had to take on human form in order to accomplish the wonderful gift of salvation. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9) Divinity wrapped Himself in humanity in order for us to be saved!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

1Co 10:1-4  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;  (2)  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;  (3)  And did all eat the same spiritual meat;  (4)  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

I grew up in a religion where we were taught that the Peter was the rock and this was what the Catholic Church was built upon. However, when you look at Matthew 16:16-18, Jesus responded in this manner because of the statement that Peter made: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16). That statement, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, is what the Church is built upon, not Peter himself. In fact, the word Peter in Greek is defined as a piece of a rock (petros, which is masculine). The Church is built upon Jesus, the Rock. That Greek word in Matthew 16:18 is petra, which is feminine. This rock is a mass of rock, not a piece of a rock. The word petra is feminine – the Church which is the Bride of Christ, is feminine.

petra
pet’-ra
Feminine of the same as G4074; a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively): – rock.

This is no coincidence, friend. Peter is not the rock. We must build our faith on the Rock. Jesus used an analogy that describes it well in Matthew 7:24-25. If our faith is built on the foundation of Jesus, the Rock, it will stand firm.

The Holy Spirit of God revealed this to me in the Scriptures (1Cor 10:4) the first week I was born again. He knew that this would be a stumbling block for me because I was raised Catholic. I remember calling my “spiritual mother,” Vicky, and telling her what the Lord had shown me. She always rejoiced at my “revelations” because she knew them as well. She was saved six months before me and God used her to show me the way to Him. 😀 The best thing she taught me was not to trust man’s words (or religion for that matter) but to turn to God’s Word and let Him show me and teach me. “Read the Bible for yourself and God will show you the truth of His Word.”

Friend, do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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