2366 Jesus Christ, prophecies concerning

2366 Jesus Christ, prophecies concerning

The OT points ahead to the person and ministry of Jesus Christ. Christ’s fulfilment of OT prophecy is often noted by NT writers as a demonstration of God’s faithfulness to his promises of salvation and as confirmation of the divine authority of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ fulfils OT prophecy

He fulfils the OT as a whole Lk 24:27 See also Mt 5:17; Lk 24:44; 2Co 1:20

He fulfils God’s promises to Abraham Gal 3:14 See also Lk 1:54-55,72-74; Gal 3:16

He fulfils God’s promises through the prophets Ac 10:43 See also Mt 26:56; Ac 3:18,24; Ac 13:27; Ro 1:2; 1Pe 1:10

Prophecies about Jesus Christ’s birth

Mt 1:23 See also Isa 7:14; Mt 1:21; Lk 1:31-32; Isa 9:6; Mt 2:6-7; Mic 5:2; Mt 2:15; Hos 11:1

Prophecies about Jesus Christ’s ministry

He brings good news Lk 4:17-19 See also Isa 61:1-2; Mt 4:13-16; Isa 9:1-2

He divides people and is rejected Lk 2:34-35 See also Mt 3:11-12 pp Mk 1:7-8 pp Lk 3:16-17; Mt 21:42 pp Mk 12:10-11 pp Lk 20:17; Ps 118:22-23; Jn 13:18; Ps 41:9

He teaches in parables Mt 13:35 See also Ps 78:2; Mt 13:13-15 pp Mk 4:11-12 pp Lk 8:10; Isa 6:9-10

Prophecies about Jesus Christ’s death

The Lord’s Supper Mt 26:28 pp Mk 14:24 pp Lk 22:20 See also Isa 53:12; Jer 31:34

The betrayal Mt 27:9-10 Matthew brings together two prophetic passages fulfilled by this incident: Jer 19:1-13; Zec 11:12-13
Jn 18:9; Jn 6:39

The cross Mt 27:46 pp Mk 15:34 See also Ps 22:1; Mt 27:35 fn; Ps 22:18; Lk 23:46; Ps 31:5

Prophecies about Jesus Christ’s resurrection and ascension

Mt 12:39-40 pp Lk 11:29-30 See also Jnh 1:17; Ac 2:25-28; Ps 16:8-11; Ac 2:31; Ac 13:35; Ac 2:34; Ps 110:1; Eph 4:8; Ps 68:18

Prophecies about Jesus Christ’s titles

Jesus Christ as Son of God Ac 13:32-33 See also Ps 2:7; Heb 1:5; Heb 5:5; Mt 22:44 pp Mk 12:36 pp Lk 20:42; Ps 110:1; Heb 1:8-9; Ps 45:6-7

Jesus Christ as Son of Man Mt 26:64 pp Mk 14:62 pp Lk 22:69 See also Da 7:13-14; Mk 8:31 pp Lk 9:22

Jesus Christ as Son of David Rev 22:16 See also 2Sa 7:12-16 pp 1Ch 17:11-14; Lk 1:32-33; Isa 9:7; Ac 13:34; Isa 55:3; Ro 15:12; Isa 11:1

Jesus Christ as the coming Messianic king Mt 26:31 pp Mk 14:27; Zec 13:7; Mt 21:4-5; Zec 9:9

Jesus Christ as the suffering servant Ac 8:32-35 See also Isa 53:7-8; Mt 12:17-21; Isa 42:1-4

Jesus Christ as the prophet who is to come Ac 3:22 See also Dt 18:18; Lk 4:18-19; Isa 61:1-2; Jn 6:14

Jesus Christ as priest Heb 7:21 See also Ps 110:4; Heb 5:5-6; Heb 7:17

See also

2215Christ, Son of David
2218Christ, Son of God
2221Christ, Son of Man
2230Messiah, coming of
2318Christ as prophet
2327Christ as servant
2357Christ, parables
2505Christ, ascension
2515Christ, birth of
2525Christ, cross of
2530Christ, death of
2560Christ, resurrection

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