Jesus is Messiah

Jesus is Messiah
Joh 20:31  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Messiah in Hebrew literally means an anointed one, as in a king (1 Samuel 24:6, 10), prophet (1 Kings 19:16) or priest (Leviticus 4:3, 5, 16; 6:22).  The term is used in reference to His people as well (Psalm 105:15; 1 Chronicles 16:22).  Most important is the usage of the term in reference to the Son of God (Psalm 2:2, 6-7; Matthew 16:16; 26:63; John 6:69),  the Savior of the world (Habakkuk 3:13; Daniel 9:25) who is to rule as King over all the earth (Psalm 45:6-7; 72:1-11; Isaiah 9:6-7; 33:22; Psalm 110:1-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 9:9-10; Daniel 7:13-14).

The Messiah is revealed from the TaNaKH in a ‘step by step’ method, here a little, there a little (Isaiah 28:10).

Act 9:22  But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving {συμβιβάζω ‘sumbibazō’} that this is very Christ.

The Greek word translated as ‘proving’ comes is:

Thayer Definition:
1) to cause to coalesce, to join together, put together
1a) to unite or knit together: in affection
2) to put together in one’s mind
2a) to compare
2b) to gather, conclude, consider
3) to cause a person to unite with one in a conclusion or come to the same opinion, to prove, demonstrate
3a) to teach, instruct, one
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G4862 and bibazo (to force, causative [by reduplication] of the base of G939βάσις‘)<–stepping with the foot

The meaning in Acts 9:22 of Paul “proving” Christ from the Scriptures is that he joined together Scriptures step by step, knitting together the meaning.


Paul’s custom was to go into synagogues on the Sabbath days, when the Torah portions were read and to show Messiah to those in the synagogue in that Torah portion.

Act 17:2  And according to Paul’s custom, he went in to them and reasoned with them from the Scriptures on three sabbaths,
Act 17:3  opening and setting forth that the Christ must have suffered, and to have risen from the dead, and that this is the Christ, Jesus, whom I announce to you.
Act 17:4  And some of them were persuaded and joined themselves to Paul and Silas, both a great multitude of the worshiping Greeks, and not a few of the leading women.
Act 28:23  And having appointed him a day, more came to him in the lodging, to whom he expounded, earnestly testifying the kingdom of God and persuading them the things concerning Jesus, both from the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning until evening.

Messiah Jesus taught that the TaNaKH was written about Himself.  His custom was to teach in the synagogues each sabbath as well.

Luk 4:16  And He came to Nazareth where He was brought up. And as was His custom, He went in on the day of the sabbaths, into the synagogue, and He stood up to read.

He used this time to show the people about Himself.

Luk 4:17  And the scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to Him. And unrolling the book, He found the place where it was written:
Luk 4:18  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me. Because of this He anointed Me to proclaim the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me” to heal the brokenhearted, “to proclaim remission to captives, and to the blind to see again,” to send away the ones being crushed, in remission,
Luk 4:19  “to preach an acceptable year of the Lord.” Isa. 61:1, 2
Luk 4:20  And rolling up the scroll, returning it to the attendant, He sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
Luk 4:21  And He began to say to them, Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your ears.

Here we see the precedent set that the TaNaKH is used not only for doctrine, reproof and instruction for righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16), but most importantly, to teach mankind about Messiah (Acts 13:14-32).

Act 13:14  But going through from Perga, they came to Antioch-Pisidia, and going into the synagogue on the day of the sabbaths, they sat down.

Act 13:15  And after the reading of the Law, and of the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent to them, saying, Men, brothers, if there is a word of exhortation to the people, speak.

Act 13:16  And rising up, and signaling with his hand, Paul said, Men, Israelites, and the ones fearing God, listen.
Act 13:17  The God of this people Israel chose out our fathers, and exalted the people in their stay in the land of Egypt. And with a high arm, He led them out of it.
Act 13:18  And as forty years time passed, He tenderly bore them in the wilderness.
Deut. 1:31
Act 13:19  And He pulled down seven nations in Canaan land, and gave their land to them as an inheritance. Deut. 7:1
Act 13:20  And after these things, as four hundred and fifty years passed, He gave judges until Samuel the prophet.
Act 13:21  And from there they asked for a king. And God gave Saul the son of Kish to them, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Act 13:22  And removing him, He raised up to them David for a king, to whom He also said, witnessing, “I found David” the son of Jesse “to be a man according to My own heart, who will do all My will.
1 Samuel 13:14; Psa. 89:20; LXX-Isa. 44:28
Act 13:23  Of the seed of this one, according to promise, God raised up to Israel a Savior, Jesus;
Act 13:24  John going before to proclaim before the face of His entrance a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Act 13:25  And as John fulfilled the course, he said, Whom do you suppose me to be? I am not He, but, behold, “He comes after me, of whom I am not worthy to loosen the sandal of His feet.”
John 1:27
Act 13:26  Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and the ones among you fearing God, to you the Word of this salvation was sent.
Act 13:27  For those dwelling in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known this One, and the voices of the prophets being read throughout every sabbath, condemning Him, they fulfilled the Scriptures.
Act 13:28  And finding not one cause of death, they asked Pilate to do away with Him.
Act 13:29  And when they finished all the things having been written concerning Him, taking Him down from the tree, they laid Him in a tomb.
Act 13:30  But God raised Him from the dead;
Act 13:31  who appeared for many days to those coming up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are witnesses of Him to the people.
Act 13:32  And we preach the gospel to you, the promise made to the fathers,

The Gospel being spoken of was written in the TaNaKH (1 Peter 1:25; Psalm 68:11; Acts 10:34-36; Romans 1:1-4; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5-6).

The Gospel is the promise to Abraham (Galatians 3:8, 16; Romans 4:13), the promise =the Word (Deuteronomy 6:3 דבר ‘davar’= promise) the promise = the Messiah (Jeremiah 33:14-16) the promise = eternal life (1 John 2:25; Genesis 17:8)

Act 13:33  that this God has fulfilled to us, their children, raising up Jesus; as also it has been written in the second Psalm, “You are My Son, today I have begotten You.” Psa. 2:7
Act 13:34  And that He raised Him from the dead, no more being about to return to corruption, so He has said, “I will give You” “the holy things of faithful David.” Isa. 55:3
Act 13:35  So He also said in another, “You will not give Your Holy One to see corruption.” LXX-Psa. 15:10; MT-Psa. 16:10
Act 13:36  For having served his own generation by the counsel of God, David truly fell asleep and was added to his fathers and saw corruption. 1 Kg. 2:10
Act 13:37  But He whom God raised up, this One did not see corruption.
Act 13:38  Then let it be known to you, men, brothers, that through this One remission of sin is announced to you.
Act 13:39  And everyone believing in this One is justified from all things which you could not be justified by the Law of Moses.
Act 13:40  Then watch that the thing spoken in the Prophets may not come on you:
Act 13:41  “Behold, you despisers,” “and marvel,” “and perish, because I work a work in your days,” a work which you would “in no way believe if anyone declares it to you.
Hab. 1:5
Act 13:42  But the Jews having gone out of the synagogue, the nations begged that these words be spoken to them on the next sabbath.

The TaNaKH is about Jesus the Messiah

Joh 1:45  Philip finds Nathanael and said to him, We have found the One of whom Moses wrote in the Law and the Prophets, Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth.
Joh 5:39  You search the Scriptures, for you think in them you have everlasting life. And they are the ones witnessing concerning Me.
Joh 5:46  For if you were believing Moses, you would then believe Me; for that one wrote concerning Me.
Joh 5:47  But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My Words?
Psa 40:7  Then I said, Lo, I come, in the roll of the Book it is written of Me;

Jesus & the Apostles taught from the TaNaKH

Luk 24:27  And beginning from Moses, and from all the prophets, He explained to them the things about Himself in all the Scriptures.
Luk 24:44  And He said to them, These are the Words which I spoke to you yet being with you, that all the things must be fulfilled having been written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning Me.
Luk 24:45  Then He opened up their mind to understand the Scriptures,

Act 26:22  Then obtaining help from God, I stand until this day, witnessing both to small and to great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses also said was going to happen:
Act 28:23  And having appointed him a day, more came to him in the lodging, to whom he expounded, earnestly testifying the kingdom of God and persuading them the things concerning Jesus, both from the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning until evening.

1Co 15:3  For I delivered to you in the first place what I also received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures,
1Co 15:4  and that He was buried, and that He was raised the third day, according to the Scriptures,

2Ti 3:15  and that from a babe you know the Holy Scriptures, those being able to make you wise to salvation through belief in Christ Jesus.

The New Testament is specifically written so that men may know that Jesus is the Messiah.
Joh 20:31  But these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
1Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given to us an understanding that we may know the true One, and we are in the true One, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and the life everlasting.
2Jn 1:9  Everyone transgressing and not abiding in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. The one abiding in the doctrine of Christ, this one has the Father and the Son.

Messiah in the TaNaKH

Following are some of the primary portions of the TaNaKH that are speaking of Messiah.  The ENTIRE Bible was written of Him (Psalm 40:7) so it would take volumes to even scratch the surface on revealing Messiah from the TaNaKH (Old Testament).  For more in depth studies on the Messiah in the TaNaKH.

Promised Seed

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

This is perhaps the most important prophecy of the Messiah.  The entire message of the Holy Scriptures hinges off of this Scripture.  All of human history traces down to this verse as well as there have always been two seeds at war with one another since the beginning.

Psalm 89 links this prophecy with the Messiah.

Psa 89:19  Then You spoke in a vision to Your holy one; and You said, I have laid help on a mighty one. I have exalted a chosen one from the people.
Psa 89:20  I have found My servant David; I have anointed him with My holy oil.

David was a picture of Messiah (1 Chronicles 17:17) whose name became a prophetic reference to the Messiah (Jeremiah 23:5; 30:9; 33:15; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Hosea 3:5; Matthew 1:1; 12:23; 22:42; Acts 2:25-34).

Psa 89:22  An enemy will not exact against him; nor the son of iniquity afflict him.
Psa 89:23  And I will beat down his foes before him, and plague those hating him.
Psa 89:24  But My faithfulness and My mercy is with him; and his horn shall be exalted in My name.
Psa 89:25  And I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
Psa 89:26  He shall cry to Me, My Father, You are my God, and the rock of my salvation.
Psa 89:27  And I will make Him My first-born, higher than the kings of the earth.
Psa 89:28  I will keep My mercy for him forever, and My covenant shall hold fast with him.
Psa 89:29  And I have established his Seed forever, and His throne as the days of the heavens.

Psa 89:35  Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
Psa 89:36  His Seed shall be forever, and his throne as the sun before Me.
Psa 89:37  Like the moon, it shall be forever; and a faithful witness in the sky. Selah.

Psa 89:50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants, my bearing in my bosom the insults of the many peoples (This is in reference to Christ carrying the sins of mankind Isaiah 53; Romans 15:3)
Psa 89:51 with which Your enemies have cursed (חרף ‘charaph’), O Jehovah; with which they have cursed (חרף ‘charaph– pierced) the footsteps (עקב ‘aqav’– heel) of Your anointed ( משיח ‘mashiyach’ messiah/christ).

The word translated ‘cursed’ above is from the Hebrew חרף ‘charaph’ which means to pierce, referring back to Genesis 3:15 and the piercing of the heel of the Seed of the woman.

The word חרף ‘charaph’ comes from the root word חל ‘chal’ which means a twisting in pain. This word is used in reference to the piercing of Messiah in Isaiah 53.

Isa 53:5 But He was wounded (חלל ‘chalal’) for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed.

The word translated as ‘footsteps’ in Psalm 89:51 refers to the heel.

Birth of the Seed of the woman

Mic 5:1  Now gather yourself together, daughter of a troop; one sets a siege against us. They shall strike the Judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek.
Mic 5:2  And you, Bethlehem Ephratah, being least among the thousands of Judah, out of you He shall come forth to Me to become One ruling in Israel; and His goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity.
Mic 5:3  So He will give them over until the time the one giving birth has given birth. Then the rest of His brothers shall return to the sons of Israel.
Mic 5:4  And He shall stand and feed in the strength of Jehovah, in the majesty of the name of Jehovah His God. And they shall sit, for now He is great to the ends of the earth.
Mic 5:5  And this One shall be peace. When Assyria shall come into our land, and when he shall walk in our palaces, then we shall raise against him seven shepherds and eight anointed ones of man.

Isa 7:14  So, The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold! The virgin will conceive and will bring forth a son; and she shall call His name Immanuel.

In Genesis 3, when God is speaking of the war between the two seeds, He is speaking of the Seed of the woman (Eve) when she was yet a virgin.  This is the first reference to the virgin birth.

The Promised Seed is Immanuel (God with us).

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Adam & Eve understood this as Eve believed that Cain was the fulfillment of this prophecy.

Gen 4:1  And the man knew his wife Eve. And she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the help of Jehovah.

The phrase ‘with the help of’ is not in the Hebrew text.  Literally, the Hebrew says ‘I have gotten a man, Yahweh.’

In Revelation 12, the Messiah is born of Zion which in the natural is the virgin Mary.  Zion is likened unto a virgin in Scripture (2Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22; Lamentations 2:13).

Rev 12:1  And a great sign was seen in the heavens, a woman having been clothed with the sun, and the moon was underneath her feet; and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
Rev 12:2  and having a babe in womb. She cries, being in labor, and having been distressed to bear.
Rev 12:3  And another sign was seen in the heavens. And, behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns! And on his heads were seven diadems,
Rev 12:4  and his tail drew the third part of the stars of the heaven, and he throws them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman being about to bear, so that when she bears he might devour her child.
Rev 12:5  And she bore a son, a male, who is going to shepherd all the nations with an iron staff. And her child was caught away to God, and to His throne.

Jer 31:22  Until when will you turn to and fro, O faithless daughter? For Jehovah has created a new thing in the land: a woman shall enclose a man.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A woman: נקבה תסובב גבר [Strong’s H5347], literally “A female (‘one who is only a woman, not a wife, namely a virgin,’ says Cocceius) shall encompass a man,” or a male child. Comp. Job_3:3. Which, together with the addition of a new creation, may well be understood to denote the miraculous conception. Hence the Jews have applied it determinately to the Messiah. In Berashith Rabba (Parash 89) it is said, that as God punished Israel in a virgin, so would he also heal; and in Midrash Tillim, on Psa_2:1-12, R. Huna, in the name of R. Idi, speaking of the sufferings of the Messiah, says, that when his hour is come, God shall say, “I must create him with a new creation; and so he saith, This day I have begotten thee.” Gen_3:15; Isa_7:14; Mat_1:21; Luk_1:34-35; Gal_4:4

John Gill commentary on Jeremiah 31:22

So the Targum, “for, behold, the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth and the people of the house of Israel have given themselves up to the law.”

some of the Jewish doctors themselves have acknowledged, that the Messiah is here intended. In an ancient  book of theirs {Zohar in Gen. tom. 13. 4.}, on mention of these words, it is added,

“this shall be in the time of the Messiah, which will be on the sixth day;”

that is, the sixth millennium And elsewhere {In Abarbinel. Mashmiah Jeshuah, fol. 37. 4.} “a woman shall compass a man”; says R. Hona, in the name of R. Ame, this is the King Messiah. So says R. Joshua ben Levi {Apud Moses Hadarsan in Gen. c. 41. Vid. Galatin. de Arcanis Cath. Ver. l. 7. c. 14. p. 52, 526.},

“he, that is, God, heals with the same he wounds; so will you find in Israel, they sinned by a virgin, and were punished in virgins, Eze_23:1; so he comforts them by a virgin, according to Jer_31:21; “turn again, O virgin of Israel”, &c. “a woman shall compass a man”. R Huna, in the name of R. Idi and R. Joshua, said, that this man is the King Messiah, of whom it is said, Psa_2:7, “this day have I begotten thee”.”

The Closed Mem

The Hebrew letter מ ‘mem’ has two forms. The ‘open’ ‘mem’ מ is used at the beginning or middle of words while the ‘closed mem’ ם is used at the end of words. The letter מ ‘mem’ has the meaning of waters or a womb. In the Hebrew text there is a unique anomaly which alludes to the virgin birth of Messiah found in Isaiah 9:7.

Isa 9:7 There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this.

In the Hebrew text an amazing mystery is revealed showing that the Prince of peace will come from the closed womb. The closed מ ‘mem’ should only occur at the end of a word, but in the text it occurs in the middle. This is the only time in Scripture that this happens.

Crushing the serpent’s head

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Scripture declares this was fulfilled in Jesus.

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1Jn 3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Love & the cross

Messiah triumphed over the adversary by His work on the cross.
Col 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Christ on the cross is the revelation of God’s love.

The Father revealed what true love is when He gave His only begotten Son, who came from His bosom (John 1:18), as an atonement for the sins of mankind.  The most common Hebrew word for love is אהבה ‘ahavah,’ which literally means to give.

What is the ultimate definition of love? Giving one’s life for another
Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 15:13  Greater love than this has no one, that anyone should lay down his soul for his friends.

The pictograph meaning of אהב ‘ahav’ (love) displays this concept even further.

The first and last letters spell out the word for Father (אב ‘av’) and the middle letter is a picture of a man with outstretched arms.  The Love of the Father is revealed through the Messiah on the cross, gathering all mankind back to their Creator.

Ancient Jewish thought applies Genesis 3:15 to the Messiah.

“Satan said before the Holy One, blessed be He, ‘Master of the World! The light which is hidden under your throne of Glory, for whom is it?’ He said to him, ‘For him who will turn you back and disgrace you, and shame your face.’ He (Satan) said to him, ‘Master of the World! Show him to me.’ He said to him, ‘Come and see him.’ When Satan saw the Messiah, he trembled and fell upon his face and said, ‘Surely this is the Messiah who in the future will cast me and all the princes of the nations of the world into Gehenna.’” [Pesiqta Rabbati page 161a]

Aramaic Targum

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between the seed of thy son, and the seed of her sons; and it shall be when the sons of the woman keep the commandments of the law, they will be prepared to smite thee upon thy head; but when they forsake the commandments of the law, thou wilt be ready to wound them in their heel. Nevertheless for them there shall be a medicine, but for thee there will be no medicine; and they shall make a remedy for the heel in the days of the King Meshiha.”

Promise to Abraham

The Promised Seed of the woman passes through Abraham.

Gen 12:7  And Jehovah appeared to Abram and said, I will give this land to your Seed. And he built an altar there to Jehovah, who appeared to him.

Gen 13:15  For all the land which you see I will give to you, and to your Seed always.
Gen 13:16  And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then your seed also will be counted.
Gen 13:17  Rise up! Walk through the land, in its length and in its breadth, for I will give it to you.

Gen 22:18  And in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because you have obeyed My voice.

What is the blessing?

Act 3:25  You are sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God appointed to our fathers, saying to Abraham, “Even in your Seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen. 22:18
Act 3:26  Having raised up His child Jesus, God sent Him first to you, blessing you in turning away each one from your iniquities.

Eph 1:3  Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies with Christ,
Eph 1:4  even as He elected us in Him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and without blemish before Him in love,
Eph 1:5  predestinating us to adoption through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Eph 1:6  to the praise of the glory of His grace in which He favored us in the One having been loved,
Eph 1:7  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of deviations, according to the riches of His grace
Eph 1:8  which He caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding,
Eph 1:9  making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
Eph 1:10  for the administration of the fullness of the times to head up all things in Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things on earth, in Him,
Eph 1:11  in whom we also have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of the One working all things according to the counsel of His own will,
Eph 1:12  for us to be to the praise of His glory, the ones who had previously trusted in Christ;
Eph 1:13  in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14  who is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Gal 3:8  And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel before to Abraham: “All the nations will be blessed” “in you.” Gen. 12:3
Gal 3:9  So that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.

The blessed are the faithful.  The faithful are the overcomers.

1Jn 5:4  Because everything having been born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory overcoming the world, our faith.
1Jn 5:5  Who is the one overcoming the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

The Seed of Abraham = The Messiah

Gal 3:16  But the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed (it does not say, And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” which is Christ). Genesis 3:15; 21:12; 22:18, Rom. 9:6; Heb. 11:18

Gal 3:29  And if you are of Christ, then you are a seed of Abraham, even heirs according to promise.

The Promise to Abraham is the Gospel

Gal 3:8  And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel before to Abraham: “All the nations will be blessed” “in you.” Gen. 12:3

The Promise = the Word
Deu 6:3  Hear, then, O Israel, and take heed to do it, that it may be well with you, that you may increase greatly, as Jehovah the God of your fathers has promised {דבר ‘davar’} you, in the land flowing with milk and honey.

דבר ‘davar’…His Word is His promise

Psa 105:42  For He remembered His holy Word (KJV promise) and His servant Abraham;

This Promise is of the Seed, God in the flesh

Jer 33:14  Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will fulfill the good thing (דבר ‘dabar’ – Word) which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
Jer 33:15  In those days, and at that time, I will cause a Branch of Righteousness to grow up to David. And He shall do judgment and righteousness in the land.
Jer 33:16  In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. And this is the name that shall be called on her: JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Zachariah connected this promise with the coming of the Most High

Luk 1:68  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He visited and worked redemption for His people.
Luk 1:69  And He raised up a Horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David;
Luk 1:70  even as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from the age before:
Luk 1:71  Salvation from ones hostile to us, and from the hand of all the ones hostile to us,
Luk 1:72  to execute mercy with our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant,
Luk 1:73  the oath which He swore to our father Abraham,
Luk 1:74  to give to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of those hostile to us, in order to serve Him without fear,
Luk 1:75  in consecration and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
Luk 1:76  And you, child, will be called Prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, Mal. 3:1
Luk 1:77  to give a knowledge of salvation to His people by remission of their sins,
Luk 1:78  through the tender heart of mercy of our God, in which the Dayspring from on high will visit us,
Luk 1:79  to appear to those sitting in darkness and in shadow of death, to direct our feet into the way of peace. Isa. 9:2

The Word is the Gospel

Act 13:32  And we preach the gospel to you, the promise made to the fathers,

1Pe 1:25  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Act 10:36  The Word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, this One is Lord of all.

Eph 1:13  in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

The Promise passed through Isaac

Gal 4:22  For it has been written, Abraham had two sons, one out of the slave woman and one out of the free woman.
Gal 4:23  But, indeed, he of the slave woman has been born according to flesh, and he out of the free woman through the promise,

Gal 4:28  But, brothers, we are children of promise according to Isaac.

Rom 9:8  That is: Not the children of flesh are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted for a seed.
Rom 9:9  For the Word of promise is this, “According to this time I will come, and a son will be to Sarah.” Gen. 18:10
Rom 9:10  And not only so, but also Rebekah conceiving of one, our father Isaac,
Rom 9:11  for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of the One calling,
Rom 9:12  it was said to her, “The greater shall serve the lesser;” Gen. 25:23
Rom 9:13  even as it has been written, “I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau.” Mal. 1:2, 3

The Promise then passed to Jacob/Israel

Heb 11:8  Having been called out by faith, Abraham obeyed to go forth to a place which he was going to receive for an inheritance; and he went out not understanding where he went.
Heb 11:9  By faith he resided as a foreigner in a land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise;
Heb 11:10  for he looked forward to a city having the foundations of which the builder and maker is God.

The rulership of the sons of Jacob was given to Judah

Gen 49:10  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the lawmaker from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and the obedience of the peoples to him.

From this line King Messiah was promised to come

Psa 89:3  I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
Psa 89:4  Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,

Psalm 72 speaks of Solomon as a picture of the Messiah to come.

Psa 72:1  Of Solomon. Give the king Your judgments, O God; and Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Psa 72:2  Your people He shall judge in righteousness, and Your poor in justice.
Psa 72:3  The mountains will lift up peace to the people, and the little hills through righteousness.
Psa 72:4  He shall judge the poor of the people; and He shall save the sons of the needy; and He shall crush the oppressor.
Psa 72:5  They shall fear You with the sun, and before the moon in all generations.
Psa 72:6  He shall descend like rain on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. {This is a prophecy of the 2 comings of Messiah – Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23}
Psa 72:7  In His days the righteous shall flourish, and plenty of peace, till the moon is not.
Psa 72:8  He shall also rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. See Zechariah 9:10; Revelation 11:15
Psa 72:9  Those dwelling in the desert will bow before Him, and His enemies will lick the dust.
Psa 72:10  The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Psa 72:11  Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him.
Psa 72:12  For He shall save the needy who cries, and the poor with no helper.
Psa 72:13  He shall have pity on the poor and needy; and He saves the souls of the needy ones.
Psa 72:14  He shall redeem their souls from oppression and violence; and their blood shall be precious in His eyes.
Psa 72:15  And He shall live, and the gold of Sheba shall be given to Him; and prayer shall be made for Him (בעדו ‘b’ado’ in/through Him) continually; He shall bless Him all the day.
Psa 72:16  A fullness of grain shall be in the earth on top of the mountains; its fruit shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth.
Psa 72:17  His name shall be forever; His name shall continue* before the sun; and they shall bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed.

*Hebrew – ינין ‘yinon’ – KJV footnote “shall be as a son to continue his father’s name forever”
Psa 72:18  Blessed is Jehovah God, the God of Israel, who alone does wonderful things.
Psa 72:19  And blessed is His glorious name forever; and the whole earth is filled with His glory! Amen and amen!

The Son

Psa 2:1  Why have the nations raged and the peoples are meditating on vanity?
Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves; yea, the rulers have plotted together against Jehovah and His Anointed (His Messiah), saying,
Psa 2:3  We will break their bands in two, and throw off their cords from us.
Psa 2:4  He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall mock at them.
Psa 2:5  Then He will speak to them in His anger, and He will terrify them in His wrath;
Psa 2:6  Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion.
Psa 2:7  I will declare concerning the statute of Jehovah: He said to Me, You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.
Psa 2:8  Ask of Me, and I will give the nations as Your inheritance; and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
Psa 2:9  You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Psa 2:10  Now, then, be wise, O kings; be taught, O judges of the earth:
Psa 2:11  Serve Jehovah with fear; yea, rejoice with trembling.
Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Oh the blessings of all those who flee to Him for refuge (Hebrew – חסה ‘chasah’ – put trust/hope in)!

Verse 12 states that we are to put our trust in the Messiah, yet Scripture also states that we are not to trust men.

Don’t trust in men
Jer 17:5  Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Psa 118:8  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psa 146:3  Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help

Trust in the LORD only
Isa 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for Yah Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Psa 32:10  Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Psa 34:8  O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psa 40:4  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Psa 84:12  O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Pro 16:20  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
Isa 26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isa 26:4  Trust ye in Jehovah for ever: for in the Jah Jehovah is everlasting strength:
Jer 17:7  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
1Pe 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

We are to trust in the King spoken of in Psalm 2 because He is the LORD.

Pro 30:4  Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Dan 7:13  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Isa 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

BDB Definition:
Immanuel = “God with us” or “with us is God”

The Seed of Abraham is the Son of Man who comes from above (John 3:13).  God who came in the flesh, who took hold of the seed of Abraham (Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16).

Heb 2:10  For it was fitting for Him, because of whom are all things, and through whom are all things {Christ is the CreatorEphesians 3:9; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Psalm 33:6; Hebrews 1:1-3, 8-12; 11:3; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:13-17:}, having brought many sons to glory, to perfect Him as the Author of their salvation through sufferings.

Heb 2:16  For indeed He does not take hold of angels, “but He takes hold of” “the seed of Abraham.” Isa. 41:8, 9

The word for ‘takes hold of’ is  ἐπιλαμβάνομαι ‘epilambanomai.’

Thayer Definition:
1) to take in addition, to lay hold of, take possession of, overtake, attain, attain to
1a) to lay hold of or to seize upon anything with the hands, to take hold of, lay hold of
1b) metaphorically to rescue one from peril, to help, succour

This word is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word חזק ‘chazaq’ which means to seize or strength.  This is related to the Hebrew word אמץ ‘amatz’ which also means strength.

Psa 80:14  O God of Hosts, we beg You, return! Look down from Heaven and see and visit this vine, (Luke 1:68)
Psa 80:15  and the vineyard which Your right hand has planted, and on the son (KJV branch Hebrew: בן ‘ben’ – Son) You made strong (אמץ ‘amatz’) for Yourself.
Psa 80:16  It is burned with fire, cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your face.
Psa 80:17  Let Your hand be on the man of Your right hand (Acts 5:31; Mark 14:62; Psalm 110:1; 118:15-16); on the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself.
Psa 80:18  So we will not backslide from You; make us live, and we will call on Your name.
Psa 80:19  O Jehovah, God of Hosts, turn us again! Cause Your face to shine, and we will be saved. (Isaiah 63:9; Psalm 42:5)

He is the God from eternity

Mic 5:2  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Psa 45:6  Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Psa 45:7  Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psa 45:11  And the King will desire your beauty, for He is your Lord, and you shall worship Him.

Psa 110:1  <A Psalm of David.> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.


Ecc 12:1  Remember now thy Creator {בוראיך ‘bore`kha’} in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

בוראיך ‘bore`kha’ is plural which literally means ‘Remember now thy Creators

This plurality of the Creator (in the plural majestic Hebrew verb form) is also seen in Isaiah 54:5 & Job 35:10

Isa 54:5  For thy Maker {עשׂיך ‘osayikh’} is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Job 35:10  But none saith, Where is God my maker {עשׂי ‘osay’}, who giveth songs in the night;

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Isa 44:24  Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Isa 45:11  Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

Isa 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Isa 54:5  For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

1Ki 8:23  And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Jer 51:14  The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

Jer 51:15  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

The Word
Psa 33:6  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

JER. But the house of Jeshuron ate and kicked; they became rich, and rebelled; they prospered, got wealth, and forsook the Word of God who had created them, and refused to worship the Almighty who had redeemed them. They provoked Him to anger with their idols, by their abominations they made Him wroth They sacrificed to demons in whom is no stability,[5] idols which they had not known, lately formed, which your fathers remembered not. The Almighty who created you ye have forgotten, and have forsaken the Word of God who gave you to be, and made you so many refuges.

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the Word of God, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that appear.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  He was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.

Jesus the Creator

Col 1:12  giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light,
Col 1:13  who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
Col 1:14  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins;
Col 1:15  who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.
Col 1:16  For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17  And He is before all things, and all things have subsisted in Him.
Heb 1:1  In many ways and in various ways of old, God spoke to the fathers in the prophets;
Heb 1:2  in these last days He spoke to us in the Son, whom He appointed heir of all; through whom He indeed made the ages;
Heb 1:3  who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high,

Heb 1:8  but as to the Son, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom;
Heb 1:9  You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; because of this God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness beside Your fellows.”
Psa. 45:6, 7
Heb 1:10  And, “You, Lord, at the beginning founded the earth, and the heavens are works of Your hands.
Heb 1:11  They will vanish away, but You will continue; and they will all become old, like a garment,
Heb 1:12  and You shall fold them up like a covering, and they shall be changed. But You are the same, and Your years shall not fail.”
LXX-Psa. 101:26-28; MT-Psa. 102:25-27

Eph 3:9  and to bring to light all, what is the fellowship of the mystery having been hidden from eternity in God, the One creating all things through Jesus Christ,

Universe created through Wisdom

Pro 3:19  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Jer 10:12  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Jer 51:15  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.


Jesus is the Wisdom of God
1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Messiah Yahweh
Luk 2:11  because today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born to you in the city of David.

Luk 2:11  ὅτι ἐτέχθη ὑμῖν σήμερον σωτὴρ, ὅς ἐστι Χριστὸς Κύριος, ἐν πόλει Δαυΐδ.

χριστος κυριος ‘Christos Kurios’ occurs in the Septuagint in Lamentations 4:20

Lam 4:20  Πνεῦμα προσώπου ἡμῶν χριστὸς κυρίου συνελήμφθη ἐν ταῖς διαφθοραῖς αὐτῶν, οὗ εἴπαμεν Ἐν τῇ σκιᾷ αὐτοῦ ζησόμεθα ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν.

Lam 4:20  The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.


The phrase “anointed of the LORD” in Hebrew is משיח יהוה ‘moshiach Yahweh.’  Literally, it means Messiah Yahweh.

Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and He shall do justice and righteousness in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, Jehovah our Righteousness.

John Gill commentary

“That the Messiah is here meant is acknowledged by the Jews, ancient and modern: T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 75. 2. Echa Rabbati, fol. 50. 1. R. Saadiah Gaon in Dan vii. 13. R. Albo, Sepher Ikkarim, l. 2. c. 28. Abarbinel, Mashmiah Jeshuah. fol. 35. 2. Caphtor fol. 87. 1. Yalkut Simeoni, par. 2. fol. 75. 2. Kimchi in loc. & in Ezek. xlviii. 35. & Ben Melech in loc.”

the Targum (of Lam 4:20), in the king of Spain’s Bible, is,

“the King Messiah, who was beloved by us, as the breath of the spirit of life, which is in our nostrils.”

The Aramaic Peshitta translation of Luke 2:11 translates ‘Christ the Lord’ as מריא משיחא ‘maryah meshikah.’

The Aramaic word מריא ‘MarYah’ is used to translated יהוה ‘Yahweh’ over 6,000 times in the Peshitta Old Testament

The Glory Revealed

Psa 96:1  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Psa 96:2  Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Psa 96:3  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

The Holy Spirit made Luke associate the Glory of the LORD with the Salvation of God.

Luk 3:3  And he came into the neighborhood of the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance for remission of sins,
Luk 3:4  as it has been written in the scroll of the Words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.
Luk 3:5  Every valley shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked places shall be made into straight, and the rough into smooth ways;”
Luk 3:6  “and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Isaiah 40:3-5
Isa 40:5  And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

The Glory of the LORD is the Messiah

Rev 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.
Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Luk 2:30  For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Luk 2:31  Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
Luk 2:32  A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Isa 52:7  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Isa 52:8  Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
Isa 52:9  Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Isa 52:10  The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

The Arm of the LORD is Messiah

Isa 53:1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Psa 80:15  And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:16  It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Psa 80:17  Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

Psa 118:14  The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
Psa 118:15  The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
Psa 118:16  The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

Psa 98:1  <A Psalm.> O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Act 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Isa 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

The human hand has 27 bones: the carpus or wrist account for 8; the metacarpals or palm contains five; the remaining fourteen are digital bones; fingers and thumb.  The 27 bones of the hand correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament.  The human arm consists of the humerus, ulna and radius representing the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings (TaNaKH).

This is interesting as the Messiah, the Word, is likened to the Arm of the LORD (Isaiah 53:1).  The bones of the human arm and hand are a picture of the Word. The hand as Messiah is specifically described as the ‘Hand’ of the LORD (Psalm 118:14-16; Isaiah 48:13; Acts 5:31 etc.). The human hand consists of 27 bones which correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament. These bones are divided into 3 parts. 5 metacarpal bones of the palm corresponding to the Gospels & Revelation. 14 bones of the fingers corresponding to the epistles of Paul and 8 bones in the wrist corresponding to the epistles of the other Apostles…The hand is connected to the three bones of the Arm (Isaiah 40:10; 63:5-8; Psalm 44:3; Deuteronomy 33:2 etc.) which correspond to the Torah, Prophets & Writings. The arm connects to the shoulder of which we are yoked to the Most High (Matthew 11:30), walking in one consent (Zephaniah 3:9).

Further, the 27 bones of the hand connect to 3 bones in the arm which equals 30.  30 bones in each arm and hand add up to 60.  This is amazing as the arms connect to the shoulders which consist of the 2 shoulder bones themselves that are connected to 2 clavicles and 2 scapulas which =6.  60+6= 66…the exact number of books in the Bible!

The Arm of the LORD would suffer for the sins of mankind.
Isa 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Isa 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Isa 53:12  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Dan 9:25  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
Dan 9:26  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

He would be given as a covenant
Isa 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.  {Jeremiah 31:34 – The Lord forgives sins through the new covenant}
Isa 42:1  Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Isa 42:2  He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
Isa 42:3  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
Isa 42:4  He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
Isa 42:5  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Isa 42:6  I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Isa 49:3  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Isa 49:4  Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Isa 49:5  And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Isa 49:6  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Isa 49:7  Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Isa 49:8  Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
Isa 49:9  That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
Isa 52:13  Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
Isa 52:14  As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
Isa 52:15  So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
Eze 34:23  And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Eze 37:24  And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
Zec 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Zec 9:10  And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
Zec 9:11  As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

The King would be accepted (Zechariah 9:9) and then rejected (Isaiah 49:7).
Isa 49:7  Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Psa 89:19  Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
Psa 89:20  I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
Psa 89:21  With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
Psa 89:22  The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
Psa 89:23  And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
Psa 89:24  But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
Psa 89:25  I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
Psa 89:26  He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
Psa 89:27  Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
Psa 89:28  My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
Psa 89:29  His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
Psa 89:30  If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
Psa 89:31  If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
Psa 89:32  Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
Psa 89:33  Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Psa 89:34  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Psa 89:35  Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
Psa 89:36  His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
Psa 89:37  It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Psa 89:38  But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
Psa 89:39  Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
Psa 89:40  Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
Psa 89:41  All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
Psa 89:42  Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
Psa 89:43  Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
Psa 89:44  Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

But the Messiah, the Arm of the LORD would rise again from the dead
Isa 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Psa 16:10  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psa 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psa 68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Psa 41:9  Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Psa 41:10  But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
Psa 41:11  By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
Psa 41:12  And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Psa 41:13  Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

He would ascend into heaven to sit at the Right Hand of the Father
Psa 110:1  <A Psalm of David.> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Act 7:55  But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Act 7:56  And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

He will come back to earth a second time to reign over the nations
Hos 6:3  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Jas 5:7  Therefore, brothers, be long-suffering until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being long-suffering over it until it may receive the early and the latter rain.
Jas 5:8  You also be long-suffering. Set your hearts firmly, because the coming of the Lord has drawn near.
Psa 96:13  before Jehovah; for He comes; for He comes to judge the earth; He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His faithfulness.
Joe 2:23  Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
Mal 3:18  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Dan 7:13  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Dan 7:14  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Rev 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Zec 12:10  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Mat 26:64  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

These are but a few of the portions of Scripture which declare that Jesus is the Messiah.  There are well over 300 prophecies in the TaNaKH that are widely accepted as applying to Jesus of Nazareth.  In the series “Prophecies of Messiah” I hope to go through each of these prophecies.

Here is a partial list:

Of these 360 + prophecies, there are 109 that ONLY Jesus could have fulfilled.

1. Genesis 3:15…..Seed of a woman (virgin birth)…..Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20

2. Genesis 3:15…..He will bruise Satan’s head…..Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:18

3. Genesis 5:24….The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated….Mark 6:19

4. Genesis 9:26-27…The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem…Luke 3:36

5. Genesis 12:3…As Abraham’s seed, will bless all nations…Acts 3:25,26

6. Genesis 12:7…The The Promise made made to Abraham’s Seed…Galatians 3:16

7. Genesis 14:18…A priest after Melchizedek…Hebrews 6:20

8. Genesis 14:18……..A King also……..Hebrews 7:2

9. Genesis 14:18…The Last Supper foreshadowed…Matthew 26:26-29

10. Genesis 17:19…….The Seed of Isaac…….Romans. 9:7

11. Genesis 21:12 …Seed of Isaac…Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18

12. Genesis 22:8…The Lamb of God promised…John 1:29

13. Genesis 22:18…As Isaac’s seed, will bless all nations…Galatians 3:16

14. Genesis26:2-5..The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer..Hebrews11:18

15. Genesis 49:10…The time of His coming…Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4

16. Genesis 49:10…….The Seed of Judah…….Luke 3:33

17. Genesis 49:10……Called Shiloh or One Sent……John 17:3

18. Genesis 49:10…To come before Judah lost identity…John 11:47-52

19. Genesis 49:10…To Him shall the obedience of the people be…John 10:16

20. Exodus 3:13,14……..The Great “I Am”…….John 4:26

21. Exodus 12:5…A Lamb without blemish…1 Pet. 1:19

22. Exodus 12:13…The blood of the Lamb saves Romans wrath…Romans. 5:8

23. Exodus 12:21-27…Christ is our Passover…1 Corinthians 5;7

24. Exodus 12:46…Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken…John 19:31-36

25. Exodus 13:2…Blessing to first born son…Luke 2:23

26. Exodus 15:2…His exaltation predicted as Yeshua…Acts 7:55,56

27. Exodus 15:11…His Character-Holiness…Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27

28. Exodus 17:6…The Spiritual Rock of Israel…1 Corinthians 10;4

29. Exodus 33:19…His Character-Merciful…Luke 1:72

30. Leviticus14:11…The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood..Luke5:12-14; Acts 6:7

31. Leviticus16:15-17…Prefigures Christ’s once-for-all death…Hebrews 9:7-14

32. Leviticus16:27…Suffering outside the Camp…Matthew 27:33; Hebrews 13:11, 12

33. Leviticus17:11…The Blood-the life of the flesh…Matthew 26;28; Mark 10:45

34. Leviticus17:11…It is the blood that makes atonement…1 John 3:14-18

35. Leviticus23:36-37…The Drink-offering: “If any man thirst.” ..John 19:31-36

36. Numbers 9:12…Not a bone of Him broken…John 19:31-36

37. Numbers 21:9…The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up…John 3:14-18

38. Numbers 24:8… Flight to Egypt…Matthew 2:14

39. Numbers 24:17…Time: “I shall see him, but not now.”…Galatians 4:4

40. Numbers 24:17-19…A star out of Jacob…Matthew 2:2, Luke 1:33,78, Revelation 22:16

41. Deuteronomy 18:15…”This is of a truth that prophet.”…John 6:14

42. Deuteronomy 18:15-16…”Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me.”…John 5:45-47

43. Deuteronomy 18:18…Sent by the Father to speak His word…John 8:28, 29

44. Deuteronomy 18:19…Whoever will not hear must bear his sin…John 12:15

45. Deuteronomy 21:13-23…As a prophet…John 6:14; 7:40, Acts 3:22,23

46. Deuteronomy 21:23…Cursed is he that hangs on a tree…Galatians 3:10-13

47. Ruth 4:4-9…Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us…Ephesians 1:3-7

48. 1 Samuel 2:10…Shall be an anointed King to the Lord…Matthew 28:18; John 12:15

49. 2 Samuel 7:12…David’s Seed…Matthew 1:1

50. 2 Samuel 7:14a…The Son of God… Luke 1:32

51. 2 Samuel 7:16…David’s house established forever…Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16

52. 2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be the “Rock”…1 Corinthians 10:4

53. 2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be as the “light of the morning”…Revelation 22:16

54. 2 Kings 2:11…The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated…Luke 24:51

55. 1 Chronicles 17:11…David’s Seed…Matthew 1:1; 9:27

56. 1 Chronicles 17:12, 13a…To reign on David’s throne forever…Luke 1:32, 33

57. 1 Chronicles 17:13a…”I will be His Father, He…my Son.”…Hebrews 1:5

58. Job 19:23-27…The Resurrection predicted…John 5:24-29

59. Psalms 2:1-3…The enmity of kings foreordained…Acts 4:25-28

60. Psalms 2:2…To own the title, Anointed (Christ)…Acts 2:36

61. Psalms 2:6…His Character-Holiness…John 8:46; Rev. 3:7

62. Psalms 2:6…To own the title King…Matthew 2:2

63. Psalms 2:7…Declared the Beloved Son…Matthew 3:17

64. Psalms 2:7, 8…The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated…Acts 13:29-33

65. Psalms 2:12…Life comes through faith in Him…John 20:31

66. Psalms 8:2…The mouths of babes perfect His praise…Matthew 21:16

67. Psalms 8:5, 6…His humiliation and exaltation…Luke 24:50-53; 1 Corinthians 15:27

68. Psalms 16:10…Was not to see corruption…Acts 2:31

69. Psalms 16:9-11…Was to arise from the dead…John 20:9

70. Psalms 17;15…The resurrection predicted…Luke 24:6

71. Psalms 22:1…Forsaken because of sins of others…2 Corinthians 5:21

72. Psalms 22:1…Words spoken from Calvary, “My God…” Mark 15:34

73. Psalms 22:2…Darkness upon Calvary…Matthew 27:45

74. Psalms 22:7…They shoot out the lip and shake the head…Matthew 27:39

75. Psalms 22:8..” He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him “…Matthew 27:43

76. Psalms 22:9……Born the Savior……Luke 2:7

77. Psalms 22:14…Died of a broken (ruptured) heart…John 19:34

78. Psalms 22:14,15…Suffered agony on Calvary…Mark 15:34-37

79. Psalms 22:15……..He thirsted……..John 19:28

80. Psalms 22:16…They pierced His hands and His feet….John 19:34,37;20:27

81. Psalms 22:17,18…Stripped Him before the stares of men…Luke 23:34,35

82. Psalms 22:18…..They parted His garments…..John 19:23,24

83. Psalms 22:20,21…He committed Himself to God…Luke23:46

84. Psalms 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer’s heel.. Hebrews 2:14

85. Psalms 22:22…..His Resurrection declared…..John 20:17

86. Psalms 22:27…He shall be the governor of the nations…Col 1:16

87. Psalms 22:31……”It is finished”……John 19:30

88. Psalms 23:1….”I am the Good Shepherd”….John 10:11

89. Psalms 24:3……His exaltation predicted……Acts 1:11; Phil. 2:9

90. Psalms 27:12…Accused by false witnesses…Matthew 26:60,61, Mark 14:57,58

91. Psalms 30:3……His resurrection predicted……Acts 2:32

92. Psalms 31:5…”Into thy hands I commit my spirit”…Luke 23:46

93. Psalms 31:11…His acquaintances fled from Him…Mark 14:50

94. Psalms 31:13…They took counsel to put Him to death…John 11:53

95. Psalms 31:14,15…” He trusted in God, let Him deliver him”…Matthew 27:43

96. Psalms 34:20…..Not a bone of Him broken…..John 19:31-36

97. Psalms 35:11….False witnesses rose up against Him….Matthew 26:59

98. Psalms 35:19…He was hated without a cause…John 15:25

99. Psalms 38:11…..His friends stood afar off…..Luke 23:49

100. Psalms 40:2-5…The joy of His resurrection predicted…John 20:20

101. Psalms 40:6-8….His delight-the will of the Father….John 4:34

102. Psalms 40:9….He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel….Matthew 4:17

103. Psalms 40:14…Confronted by adversaries in the Garden…John

104. Psalms 41:9…..Betrayed by a familiar friend…..John 13:18

105. Psalms 45:2…Words of Grace come from His lips.. Luke 4:22

106. Psalms 45:6…To own the title, God or Elohim…Hebrews 1:8

107. Psalms 45:7…A special anointing by the Holy Spirit…Matthew3:16; Hebrews1:9

108. Psalms 45:7,8…Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)…Luke 2:11

109. Psalms 49-15…His Resurrection…Acts 2:27; 13:35, Mark 16:6

110. Psalms 55:12-14…Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy…John 13:18

111. Psalms 55:15…Unrepentant death of the Betrayer…Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19

112. Psalms 68:18…To give gifts to men…Ephesians 4:7-16

113. Psalms 68:18…Ascended into Heaven…Luke 24:51

114. Psalms 69:4…Hated without a cause…John 15:25

115. Psalms 69:8…A stranger to own brethren…Luke 8;20,21

116. Psalms 69:9…Zealous for the Lord’s House…John 2:17

117. Psalms 69:14-20…Messiah’s anguish of soul before crucifixion…Matthew 26:36-45

118. Psalms 69:20…”My soul is exceeding sorrowful.”…Matthew 26:38

119. Psalms 69:21…Given vinegar in thirst…Matthew 27:34

120. Psalms 69:26…The Savior given and smitten by God…John 17:4; 18:11

121. Psalms 72:10,11…Great persons were to visit Him…Matthew 2:1-11

122. Psalms 72:16…The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground…John 12:24

123. Psalms 72:17…His name, Yinon, will produce offspring…John 1:12,13

124. Psalms 72:17…All nations shall be blessed by Him…Acts 2:11,12,41

125. Psalms 78:1.2…He would teach in parables…Matthew 13:34-35

126. Psalms 78:2b…To speak the Wisdom of God with authority…Matthew 7:29

127. Psalms 88:8…They stood afar off and watched…Luke 23:49

128. Psalms 89:26…Messiah will call God His Father…Matthew 11:27

129. Psalms 89:27…Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings…Luke 1:32,33

130. Psalms 89:35-37…David’s Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever…Luke 1:32,33

131. Psalms 89:36-37…His character-Faithfulness…Rev. 1:5

132. Psalms 90:2…He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)…John 1:1

133. Psalms 91:11,12…Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ…Luke 4;10,11

134. Psalms 97:9…His exaltation predicted…Acts 1:11;Ephesians 1:20

135. Psalms 100:5…His character-Goodness…Matthew 19:16,17

136. Psalms 102:1-11…The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary…John 21:16-30

137. Psalms 102:16…Son of Man comes in Glory…Luke 21:24

Revelation 12:5-10

138. Psalms 102:25-27…Messiah is the Preexistent Son…Hebrews 1:10-12

139. Psalms 109:4…Prays for His enemies…Luke 23:34

140. Psalms 109:7,8…Another to succeed Judas…Acts 1:16-20

141. Psalms 109:25…Ridiculed…Matthew 27:39

142. Psalms 110:1…Son of David…Matthew 22:43

143. Psalms 110:1…To ascend to the right-hand of the Father…Mark16:19

144. Psalms 110:1…David’s son called Lord…Matthew 22:44,45

145. Psalms 110:4…A priest after Melchizedek’s order…Hebrews 6:20

146. Psalms 112:4…His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al… Matthew 9;36

147. Psalms 118:17,18…Messiah’s Resurrection assured…Luke 24:5-7;1 Corinthians 15:20

148. Psalms 118:22,23…The rejected stone is Head of the corner…Matthew 21:42,43

149. Psalms 118:26a…The Blessed One presented to Israel…Matthew 21:9

150. Psalms 118:26b…To come while Temple standing…Matthew 21;12-15

151. Psalms 132:11…The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body)…Luke 1:32

152. Psalms 138:1-6…The supremacy of David’s Seed amazes kings… Matthew 2:2-6

153. Psalms 147:3,6…The earthly ministry of Christ described…Luke 4:18

154. Psalms 1:23…He will send the Spirit of God… John 16;7

155. Proverbs 8:22-23…The Messiah would be from everlasting…John 17:5

156. Proverbs 30:4…Declared to be the Son of God…John 3:13, Romans 1:2-4, 10:6-9, 2 Peter 1:17

157. Song of Solomon 5:16…The altogether lovely One…John 1:17

158. Isaiah 2:2-4…Repentance for the nations…Luke 24:47

159. Isaiah 4:2…Messiah reigning

160. Isaiah 5:1-6…Son of God’s vineyard: a parable of judgment

161. Isaiah 6:1…When Isaiah saw His glory… John 12:40-41

162. Isaiah 6:9-10…Parables fall on deaf ears…Matthew 13:13-15

163. Isaiah 6:9-12…Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words…Acts 28:23-29

164. Isaiah 7:14…To be born of a virgin…Luke 1:35

165. Isaiah 7:14…To be Emmanuel-God with us… Matthew 1:18-23

166. Isaiah 8:8…Called Emmanuel…Matthew 28:20

167. Isaiah 8:14…A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense… 1 Pet. 2:8

168. Isaiah 9:1,2…His ministry to begin in Galilee…Matthew 4:12-17

169. Isaiah 9:6…A child born-Humanity…Luke 1:31

170. Isaiah 9:6…A Son given-Deity…Luke 1:32; John 1;14; 1 Tim. 3:16

171. Isaiah 9:6…Declared to be the Son of God with power… Romans. 1:3,4

172. Isaiah 9:6…The Wonderful One, Peleh…Luke 4:22

173. Isaiah 9:6…The Counselor, Yaatz…Matthew 13:54

174. Isaiah 9:6…The Mighty God, El Gibor…Matthew 11:20

175. Isaiah 9:6…The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth…John 8:58

176. Isaiah 9:6…The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom…John . 16:33

177. Isaiah 9:7…To establish an everlasting kingdom…Luke 1:32-33

178. Isaiah 9:7…His Character-Just…John 5:30

179. Isaiah 9:7…No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace…Luke 1:32-33

180. Isaiah 11:1…Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer…Matthew 2:23

181. Isaiah 11:1…A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse…Luke 3:23,32

182. Isaiah 11:2…The anointed One by the Spirit…Matthew 3;16,17

183. Isaiah 11:2…His Character-Wisdom, Understanding, et al….John 4:4-26

184. Isaiah 11:4…His Character-Truth…John 14:6

185. Isaiah 11:10…The Gentiles seek Him…John 12:18-21

186. Isaiah 12:2…Called Jesus-Yeshua (salvation)…Matthew 1:21

187. Isaiah 16:4,5…Reigning in mercy…Luke 1:31-33

188. Isaiah 22:21-25…Peg in a sure place…Revelation 3:7

189. Isaiah 25:8…The Resurrection predicted…I Corinthians 15:54

190. Isaiah 26:19…His power of Resurrection predicted…John 11:43,44

191. Isaiah 28:16…The Messiah is the precious corner stone…Acts 4:11,12

192. Isaiah 29:13…He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word…Matthew 15:7-9

193. Isaiah 29:14…The wise are confounded by the Word…I Corinthians 1:18-31

194. Isaiah 32:2…A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place…Matthew 23:37

195. Isaiah 33:22…Son of the Highest…Luke 1:32; 1 Timothy 1:17 6:15

196. Isaiah 35:4…He will come and save you…Matthew 1:21

197. Isaiah 35:5…To have a ministry of miracles…Matthew 11:4-6

198. Isaiah 40:3,4…Preceded by forerunner…John 1:23

199. Isaiah 40:9…”Behold your God.”…John 1:36;19:14

200. Isaiah 40:11…A shepherd-compassionate life-giver…John 10:10-18

201. Isaiah 42:1-4…The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer… Matthew12:18-21

202. Isaiah 42:2…Meek and lowly… Matthew 11:28-30

203. Isaiah 42:3…He brings hope for the hopeless… John 4

204. Isaiah 42:4…The nations shall wait on His teachings… John 12:20-26

205. Isaiah 42:6…The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles…Luke 2:32

206. Isaiah 42:1,6…His is a Worldwide compassion… Matthew 28:19,20

207. Isaiah 42:7…Blind eyes opened… John 9:25-38

208. Isaiah 42:13-25…Messiah’s actions at His second coming…Revelation

209. Isaiah 43:11…He is the only Savior… Acts 4:12

210. Isaiah 44:3…He will send the Spirit of God… John 16:7,13

211. Isaiah 45:23…He will be the Judge… John 5:22;Romans. 14:11

212. Isaiah 48:12…The First and the Last…John 1:30;Rev. 1:8,17

213. Isaiah 48:17…He came as a Teacher…John 3:2

214. Isaiah 49:1…Called from the womb-His humanity…Matthew 1:18

215. Isaiah 49:5…A Servant from the womb…Luke 1:31;Phil. 2:7

216. Isaiah 49:6…He is Salvation for Israel…Luke 2:29-32

217. Isaiah 49:6…He is the Light of the Gentiles…Acts 13:47

218. Isaiah 49:6…He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth… Acts 15:7-18

219. Isaiah 49:7…He is despised of the Nation… John 8:48-49

220. Isaiah 50:3…Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation… Luke 23:44,45

221. Isaiah 50:4…He is a learned counselor for the weary… Matthew 11:28,29

222. Isaiah 50:5…The Servant bound willingly to obedience… Matthew 26:39

223. Isaiah 50:6a…”I gave my back to the smiters.”… Matthew 27:26

224. Isaiah 50:6b…He was smitten on the cheeks… Matthew 26:67

225. Isaiah 50:6c…He was spat upon… Matthew 27:30

226. Isaiah 52:4-5…Suffered vicariously…Mark 15:3,4,27,28; Luke 23:1-25,32-34

227. Isaiah 52:7…To publish good tidings of peace… Luke 4:14,15

228. Isaiah 52:13…The Servant exalted…Acts 1:8-11; Ephesians 1:19-22

229. Isaiah 52:13…Behold, My Servant… Matthew 17:5; Phil. 2:5-8

230. Isaiah 52:14…The Servant shockingly abused… Luke 18:31-34; Matthew 26:67,68

231. Isaiah 52:15…Nations startled by message of the Servant… Romans. 15:18-21

232. Isaiah 52:15…His blood shed to make atonement for all… Rev. 1:5

233. Isaiah 53:1…His people would not believe Him… John 12:37-38

234. Isaiah 53:2a…He would grow up in a poor family…. Luke 2:7

235. Isaiah 53:2b…Appearance of an ordinary man… Phil. 2:7-8

236. Isaiah 53:3a…Despised…. Luke 4:28-29

237. Isaiah 53:3b…Rejected… Matthew 27:21-23

238. Isaiah 53:3c…Great sorrow and grief… Luke 19:41-42

239. Isaiah 53:3d…Men hide from being associated with Him… Mark 14:50-52

240. Isaiah 53:4a…He would have a healing ministry… Luke 6:17-19

241. Isaiah 53:4b…He would bear the sins of the world… 1 Pet. 2:24

242. Isaiah 53:4c…Thought to be cursed by God… Matthew 27:41-43

243. Isaiah 53:5a…Bears penalty for mankind’s transgressions… Luke 23:33

244. Isaiah 53:5b…His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God… Col. 1:20

245. Isaiah 53:5c…His back would be whipped… Matthew 27:26

246. Isaiah 53:6a…He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind…Galatians 1:4

247. Isaiah 53:6b…God’s will that He bear sin for all mankind… 1 John 4:10

248. Isaiah 53:7a…Oppressed and afflicted… Matthew 27:27-31

249. Isaiah 53:7b…Silent before his accusers… Matthew 27:12-14

250. Isaiah 53:7c…Sacrificial lamb… John 1:29

251. Isaiah 53:8a…Confined and persecuted… Matthew 26:47-27:31

252. Isaiah 53:8b…He would be judged… John 18:13-22

253. Isaiah 53:8c…Killed…. Matthew 27:35

254. Isaiah 53:8d…Dies for the sins of the world… 1 John 2:2

255. Isaiah 53:9a…Buried in a rich man’s grave… Matthew 27:57

256. Isaiah 53:9b…Innocent and had done no violence… Mark 15:3

257. Isaiah 53:9c…No deceit in his mouth… John 18:38

258. Isaiah 53:10a…God’s will that He die for mankind… John 18:11

259. Isaiah 53:10b…An offering for sin… Matthew 20:28

260. Isaiah 53:10c…Resurrected and live forever…. Mark 16:16

261. Isaiah 53:10d…He would prosper… John 17:1-5

262. Isaiah 53:11a…God fully satisfied with His suffering… John 12:27

263. Isaiah 53:11b…God’s servant… Romans. 5:18-19

264. Isaiah 53:11c…He would justify man before God… Romans. 5:8-9

265. Isaiah 53:11d…The sin-bearer for all mankind… Hebrews 9:28

266. Isaiah 53:12a…Exalted by God because of his sacrifice… Matthew 28:18

267. Isaiah 53:12b…He would give up his life to save mankind… Luke 23:46

268. Isaiah 53:12c…Grouped with criminals… Luke 23:32

269. Isaiah 53:12d…Sin-bearer for all mankind… 2 Corinthians 5:21

270. Isaiah 53:12e…Intercede to God in behalf of mankind… Luke 23:34

271. Isaiah 55:1…Every one come who is thirsty…New Testament

272. Isaiah 55:3…Resurrected by God… Acts 13:34

273. Isaiah 55:4…A witness… John 18:37

274. Isaiah 55:5…Foreign nations come to God…Acts

275. Isaiah 59:15-16a…He would come to provide salvation… John 6:40

276. Isaiah 59:15-16b…Intercessor between man and God… Matthew 10:32

277. Isaiah 59:20…He would come to Zion as their Redeemer… Luke 2:38

278. Isaiah 60:1-3…Nations walk in the light…Luke 2:32

279. Isaiah 61:1-2a…The Spirit of God upon him… Matthew 3:16-17

280. Isaiah 61:1-2b…The Messiah would preach the good news… Luke 4:17-21

281. Isaiah 61:1-2c…Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death… John 8:31-32

282. Isaiah 61:1-2…Proclaim a period of grace… John 5:24

283. Isaiah 62:1-2…Called by an new name…Luke 2:32, Revelation 3:12

284. Isaiah 62:11…Thy King Cometh, Entered Jerusalem on Colt…Matthew 21:7

285. Isaiah 63:1-3…A vesture dipped in blood…Revelation 19:13

286. Isaiah 63:8,9…Afflicted with the afflicted…Matthew 25:34-40

287. Isaiah 65:9…The elect shall inherit…Romans 11 5-7, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 5:5

288. Isaiah 65:17-25…New heaven/New Earth…2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1

289. Isaiah 66:18-19…All nations come to God…New Testament

290. Jeremiah23:5-6a…Descendant of David…Luke 3:23-31

291. Jeremiah 23:5-6b…The Messiah would be God… John 13:13

292. Jeremiah 23:5-6c…The Messiah would be both God and Man… 1 Tim. 3:16

293. Jeremiah 30:9…Born a King…John 18:37, Revelation 1:5

294. Jeremiah 31:15…Massacre of infants…Matthew 2:16-18

295. Jeremiah 31:22…Born of a virgin… Matthew 1:18-20

296. Jeremiah 31:31…The Messiah would be the new covenant… Matthew 26:28

297. Jeremiah 33:14-15…Descendant of David… Luke 3:23-31

298. Ezekiel17:22-24…Descendant of David… Luke 3:23-31

299. Ezekiel 21:26,27…The humble exalted…Luke 1:52

300. Ezekiel34:23-24…Descendant of David… Matthew 1:1

301. Daniel 2:34-35…Stone cut without hands…Acts 4:10-12

302. Daniel 2:44,45…His Kingdom Triumphant…Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15

303. Dan. 7:13-14a…He would ascend into heaven… Acts 1:9-11

304. Dan. 7:13-14b…Highly exalted… Ephesians 1:20-22

305. Dan. 7:13-14c…His dominion would be everlasting… Luke 1:31-33

306. Daniel 7:27…Kingdom for the Saints…Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15

307. Dan. 9:24a…To make an end to sins… Galatians 1:3-5

308. Dan. 9:24b…He would be holy… Luke 1:35

309. Dan. 9:25…Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem… John 12:12-13

310. Dan. 9:26a…Killed… Matthew 27:35

311. Dan. 9:26b…Die for the sins of the world… Hebrews 2:9

312. Dan. 9:26c…Killed before the destruction of the temple… Matthew 27:50-51

313. Dan. 10:5-6…Messiah in a glorified state… Rev. 1:13-16

314. Hosea 3:5…Israel restored…John 18:37, Romans 11:25-27

315. Hosea 11:1, Numbers 24:8…Flight to Egypt…Matthew 2:14

316. Hosea 13:14…He would defeat death… 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

317. Joel 2:28-32…Promise of the Spirit…Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13

318. Joel 2:32…Offer salvation to all mankind… Romans. 10:12-13

319. Micah 2:12-13…Israel Regathered…John 10:14,26

320. Micah 4:1-8…The Kingdom established – place of Birth Bethlehem…Luke 1:33, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4,10,11

321. Micah 5:2a…Born in Bethlehem… Matthew 2:1-2

322. Micah 5:2b…God’s servant… John 15:10

323. Micah 5:2c…from everlasting… John 8:58

324. Haggai 2:6-9…He would visit the second Temple… Luke 2:27-32

325. Haggai 2:23…Descendant of Zerubbabel… Luke 3:23-27

326. Joel 2:28-32…Promise of the Spirit…Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13

327. Amos 8:9…The Sun Darkened…Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12

328. Amos 9:11-12…Restoration of tabernacle…Acts 14:16-18

329. Habakkuk 2:14…Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord…Romans 11:26, Revelation 21:23-26

330. Zechariah 2:10-13…The Lamb on the Throne…Revelation 5:13, 6:9, 21:24

331. Zechariah 3:8…God’s servant… John 17:4

332. Zechariah 6:12-13…Priest and King… Hebrews 8:1

333. Zechariah 9:9a…Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem… Matthew 21:8-10

334. Zechariah 9:9b…Beheld as King… John 12:12-13

335. Zechariah 9:9c…The Messiah would be just… John 5:30

336. Zechariah 9:9d…The Messiah would bring salvation… Luke 19:10

337. Zechariah 9:9e…The Messiah would be humble… Matthew 11:29

338. Zechariah 9:9f…Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey… Matthew 21:6-9

339. Zechariah 10:4…The cornerstone… Ephesians 2:20

340. Zechariah 11:4-6a…At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders… Matthew 23:1-4

341. Zechariah 11:4-6b…Rejection causes God to remove His protection.. Luke 19:41-44

342. Zechariah 11:4-6c…Rejected in favor of another king… John 19:13-15

343. Zechariah 11:7…Ministry to “poor,” the believing remnant… Matthew 9:35-36

344. Zechariah 11:8a…Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them… Matthew 23:33

345. Zechariah 11:8b…Despised… Matthew 27:20

346. Zechariah 11:9…Stops ministering to the those who rejected Him… Matthew 13:10-11

347. Zechariah 11:10-11a…Rejection causes God to remove protection… Luke 19:41-44

348. Zechariah 11:10-11b…The Messiah would be God… John 14:7

349. Zechariah 11:12-13a…Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver… Matthew 26:14-15

350. Zechariah 11:12-13b…Rejected… Matthew 26:14-15

351. Zechariah 11:12-13c…Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord… Matthew 27:3-5

352. Zechariah 11:12-13d…The Messiah would be God… John 12:45

353. Zechariah 12:10a…The Messiah’s body would be pierced… John 19:34-37

354. Zechariah 12:10b…The Messiah would be both God and man… John 10:30

355. Zechariah 12:10c…The Messiah would be rejected… John 1:11

356. Zechariah 13:7a…God’s will He die for mankind… John 18:11

357. Zechariah 13:7b…A violent death… Matthew 27:35

358. Zechariah 13:7c…Both God and man.. John 14:9

359. Zechariah 13:7d…Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him… Matthew 26:31-56

360. Malachi 3:1a…Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah… Matthew 11:10

361. Malachi 3:1b…Sudden appearance at the temple… Mark 11:15-16

362. Malachi 3:1c…Messenger of the new covenant… Luke 4:43

363. Malachi 3:3…Our Sins Are Purged…Luke 1:78, John 1:9; 12:46, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16

364. Malachi 4:5…Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah… Matthew 3:1-2

365. Malachi 4:6…Forerunner would turn many to righteousness… Luke 1:16-17



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