Prophecies Concerning the Birth of Christ

Scripture Verses

1 Peter 1:19-20

Outline

Learn how the prophecies of the Old Testament have come true about the birth of our Savior!

Purpose of Messianic Prophecies

  • God is the only true God whose knowledge is infinite and whose Word is never broken
    • Numbers 23:19
  • All things are subject to God’s divine will
    • Isaiah 46:9-10
  • The Messiah will absolutely be known, based on His credentials
    • Isaiah 48:3-5; Romans 1:2-4

Proof of Christ’s Authenticity

  • Jesus
    • Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39-40, 46-47; Matthew 21:42 (1 Peter 2:5-6); Matthew 26:56; Luke 22:37; John 15:25
  • New Testament writers
    • John 19:24, 28, 36; Acts 3:18; 13:29; 17:2-3; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:2; Matthew 2:4-6

Providing the Significance to Predictive Prophecy

  • Concludes that there is a divine intellect behind the Old and New Testaments
  • Establishes the fact of God
  • Authenticates the deity of Christ
  • Demonstrates the inspiration of the Bible
  • Proves God has a plan and can bring that plan to pass

The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem

  • Prophecy – Micah 5:2
  • About the prophecy
  • Fulfillment – Matthew 2:1-6; Luke 2:4-5, 7, 15; John 7:42

The Messiah will be born of a virgin

  • Prophecy – Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-7
  • About the Prophecy
  • Fulfillment – Matthew 1:20-23; Luke 1:26-35

The Messiah will be born of the seed of a woman

  • Prophecy – Genesis 3:15
  • Fulfillment – Galatians 4:4 (Matthew 1:20)

The Messiah will be the Son of God

  • Prophecy – Psalm 2 (1 Chronicles 17:11-14; 2 Samuel 7:12-16)
  • Fulfillment – Matthew 3:17; 16:16; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35; 22:70; Acts 13:30-33; John 1:34, 49
    • Demons – Mark 3:11
    • High Priest – Matthew 26:63

The Messiah’s Lineage

5.  The Messiah Will Be From The Hebrew Race (The Seed of Abraham)

  • Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16 (Isaiah 65:16)  – Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16

6.  Son of Isaac

  • Genesis 21:12 – Luke 3:23, 34

7.  Son of Jacob

  • Numbers 24:17; Genesis 35:10-12 – Luke 3:23, 34 (Matthew 1:2; Luke 1:33)

8. Tribe of Judah

  • Genesis 49:10 (Micah 5:2) – Luke 3:23, 33 (Matthew 1:2; Hebrews 7:14)  

9.  Family Line of Jesse

    • Isaiah 11:1 – Luke 3:23, 32

The Messiah will be presented with gifts

  • Prophecy – Psalm 72:10 (72:12-15); (Isaiah 60:3, 6)
  • Fulfillment – Matthew 2:1, 11

The Messiah’s attempted murder

  • Prophecy – Jeremiah 31:15-18
  • Fulfillment – Matthew 2:16

Party Poopers

  • Objection: Fulfilled prophecy was deliberate
  • Answer: Many of the prophecies concerning the Messiah were totally beyond human control
    • Place of birth, time of birth, manner of birth, betrayal, manner of death, people’s reactions
  • Objection: Fulfilled prophecy was coincidental
  • Answer: Perhaps one or two, but not 61 major prophecies

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