Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Our journey has been difficult. We have fought sand storms, cold, and that never-ending heat! My back aches from the rocking motion of my camel. It is like riding on a slow-moving boat pushed back and forth continually by repetitive and stern ocean waves. But, I am sure our inconveniences will be rewarded! We have put our hearts and time into this journey, because we are certain of the prophecies from the ancient scrolls.
The camels have done well, but like us, they enjoy the breaks we often take and the people we meet along the way. When we pass through the many villages, the beasts become the center of attention for the children who try to feed them hay and anything else they can find.
The adults are filled with questions about our journey and our destination. They want to know where we come from. Their wide eyes reveal they are impressed with the distance we have traveled. We are glad to share with them the news of the Messiah and what we know from the ancient scrolls. Some consider us crazy, but many listen and wish they could go with us. They call it an adventure, but we know it is more…much more.
Night time is my favorite part of the day because of the brightness of the star in the east and the peace that comes from the quiet, disturbed only by the crackling fire and the occasional snort of a tired camel. The star is a constant reminder of the accuracy of the scrolls and a confirmation of our journey. Many people we have met have seen the unusually bright star in the east and wondered. They don’t know what it means but are comforted by its beauty and marvel that its magnificence is not diminished by the light of day. When we started, it was low on the horizon, but it is rising and become brighter as we have drawn nearer to our destination, Bethlehem!
I lean back on the saddle I have used as a pillow and enjoy the warmth of the fire. I am warm and content. My journal and mind are filling up with my notes. I make this entry under the light from the twinkling star-lit night.
Now, we are only one day out from Jerusalem. We hope to visit King Herod and celebrate with him the coming of the Messiah. The town is surely busy with activity and celebration even though it has taken us many months to get this far.
Our anticipation grows so much that we wake in the clearness of the night so we can arrive in Jerusalem early in the morning to seek audience with the king before we head off to Bethlehem only about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) to the south of the capital city.
So I rise with the others, full of energy. We mount our ships of the desert, who match our excitement to start moving again. This is going to be a good day! I can feel it!
The night is cold and the star brighter than ever! We hear music in the distance. As we approach the outskirts of Jerusalem, we are greeted by shepherds watching over their sheep. With wonder in their eyes, they run up to our caravan and ask us the usual questions about us, our destination, and home.
I tell them the story of our journey and our wish to see the new baby king. They are polite and respectful and let us speak first. When we have a pause, they begin to talk fast and together as if they will burst if their words are not heard. Wonder and curiosity force us to quickly dismount our camels and gather around them. They calm themselves and begin to talk one at a time. Then begins their beautiful story of the night’s events when the Messiah was born.
“We were in the field at night when we heard the sound of singing and joy and there was light all around us that lit up the countryside like it was daytime….only brighter.“
Then the next one speaks with equal intensity.“We were afraid! I turned my eyes toward the ground”
A third young man, a little older says,“The brightness was coming from an angel who told us to fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
“The angel told us to go to the city of David where we would find Christ the Lord and we would find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.”
Another one talks before the older one finishes,”The music continued and many more angels appeared high in the night sky!”
It is starting to come all together for me. The older boy exclaims with confidence, “That star you have followed are angels. They began to sing again as your caravan approached us.”
The youngest one blurts out, “After the angels appeared to us, we left our flocks and raced towards Bethlehem. There we found a woman by the name of Mary and her husband Joseph and there in a manger was the baby they call Jesus.”
My heart pounds faster as I realize we now know the name of the king! His name is Jesus!
Their eyes are bright and they all nod their heads in agreement when the older shepherd boy slows down his words and says with tears in his eyes. “Our hearts are changed! We can’t stop talking about that night and the baby Jesus. We have told everyone! Even Mary rejoiced at our story!”
The visit with the young men has inspired and energized us! We have also learned the name of the mother and father. It is an easier climb back on my camel. Our strength has been renewed as well as our urgency to get to Bethlehem. The music and praise in the heavens grow louder and brighter even as the yellow and orange of the sunrise pull us toward Jerusalem and King Herod.
We arrive in Jerusalem by mid-morning. The smell of food awakens our hunger. But, our great desire to see the king as soon as possible overrides all our other senses.
There is a crowd to meet us. It is easy to notice they are not like the excited shepherds. They are curious and seem afraid and worried. Maybe it is our large caravan and the way we look. Our skin and clothes are different.
We finally arrive at the king’s palace and request an audience with him. To my surprise, we are immediately invited in. A few of us go and the others mix with the growing crowd outside telling them of our journey and the new story from the shepherds which they had already heard. And of course, the children ask many questions and try to feed the camels.
The king reflects the same aura as the people outside. He looks concerned. For a moment I wonder if we made a mistake coming here.
I am the first one to speak.
In my excitement, I blurt out words without considering that I am talking to a king.
“Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
I begin to think this was not a good question and statement…asking a reigning king about a king that will rule the Jews in the future. The king struggles to stay polite and excuses himself. We can hear him calling all his wise men and priests together, who were standing close by. He tries to whisper so we can’t hear, but the cold palace lets his voice carry easily through its halls.
He is angry and demands they tell him where this Christ would be born. We hear them quote the same scrolls we studied before and after we left on our long journey. The word “Bethlehem” is heard clearly.
We look at each other with the same surprise. They have taken the words of their ancient prophets so lightly. I feel foreboding and regret rising up as the king invites us back into his private chambers.
A forced smile appears on his troubled face. He apologizes for not being more hospitable and invites us to have some food and something to drink. I am uncomfortable. The meeting is uncomfortable. We politely eat some of the food even though our hunger is of a different sort.
He asks about our trip and we tell him about our long journey, the star in the east, and the shepherds we met just outside of town. We sense we should not be telling the king anything and look for an excuse to leave quickly.
Then he asks us a question he was eager to know. It seemed to be the main reason for his talking with us hinged on this question.
“When was it you first saw the star and began the journey ?”
Reluctantly, I tell him it has been almost two years. He then says in almost a whisper and an evil voice,
“Go and search for him and when you find him, bring him here to the palace that I might worship him too.”
With a jump and quick turn around, he immediately leaves us and disappears back into the palace.
The attendant escorts us back to our caravan and the crowd that has gathered. We never expected to have such a greeting. I along with my friends have become suspicious and concerned. We are glad to get back on our camels and back to following the star which has turned us south towards the sleepy little village of Bethlehem.
The sun has risen fast. It waits for no one. We continue our journey south towards Bethlehem. It is a short distance, but we travel slowly enjoying the final leg of our journey. It will be dark before we arrive.
The excitement of seeing the new king of the Jews comes back to our hearts as we travel along silently contemplating the events of last night and this morning. The crowds have disappeared.
There before us, lies the twinkling lights of the little city of Bethlehem! The star is just above the peaceful town shining its clear light and casting shadows on the surrounding hillside. How beautiful it is! We feel happiness and express our joy and congratulations to each other. A journey of hundreds of miles has brought us to this moment! A small group of people comes to greet us at the entrance to the village. We ask for Mary and Joseph.
The star is almost directly overhead, as a sweet girl escorts us to a tiny house near the edge of town.
Dismounting our camels, we hear the music again far up in the night sky. Mary greets us at the door as we crowd into the small clean home.
We feel the presence of royalty as the young toddler Jesus walks into the room. Emotions overcome us and we fall down and worship the child we know to be the fulfillment of thousands of years of prophecy. We have seen him in all the scrolls of the Jews many times. The face of God is in his! We can sense a power that searches our hearts. Many of us weep and then gather ourselves so we can give our gifts.
We bring in our offerings of gold, frankincense, and myrrh and we celebrate our time with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. They make our visit enjoyable and pleasant. We spend the night laughing and playing with little Jesus. I take him up in my arms and show him the camels. They are calm and peaceful as Jesus reaches out and touches them. He wants to touch all of them! Never before have I see such a face as the One who looks at me. The others demand their time to hold him, so I pass him to the other men. I still feel his warmth in my arms and on my chest. The journey has been worth every step and more. My heart wants to burst with joy! I feel alive!
The rest of the night is spent talking and eating. Too soon, our time with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus is finished. Before we leave we ask for permission to anoint Jesus with more gifts we brought. It is a special moment when we place the sweet smell upon the head of Jesus as he sits in his mother’s lap. We are content and feel the presence of God in the room and in the sparkling eyes of the little king.
I am in wonder about why more people do not understand, that here before us is Immanuel (God with us)! This little boy will grow up to save the world from eternal death! He will pay the penalty that we deserve and teach us spiritual things about the kingdom of God! It is all in the ancient scrolls!
We wish to stay, but feel we must begin our journey back. We promise to return when the child is older. We know from the writings of the prophet Daniel, that the young child will live to be only about 30 years old and then he will sacrifice himself for the sins of the people and rise on the third day to show his power over the clutches of the grave and death.
Our wish is to return when he is older, but in the meantime, we pledge among ourselves to share, in our homeland, the good news of the birth of Jesus. We will begin to tell our story with those we will meet along the way back to our home in the west.
We say our good-byes to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and begin to head back north.
I am stopped in my tracks as I begin to consider our strange visit with King Herod.
We decide to take a different path home and head east instead of North. The king is up to some evil and we don’t want to help him in any way. We probably made a mistake visiting him and giving him information about the approximate age of the baby Jesus. It is an unfortunate turn of events. We are going to miss the young shepherd boys on the way back. I was looking forward to telling them of our visit.
The star is gone as we begin our travel home. We stop to rest when we feel we have put some distance between us and King Herod. Around the fire, we talk about our great journey and look again at scripture. We come across a disturbing message from the prophet Jeremiah:
“Thus says the Lord:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
she refuses to be comforted for her children,
because they are no more.”
Soon the voices and the fire go out and we sleep…exhausted from excitement and the sleep we missed,I can feel the warmth of my camel next to me. The trip home will be long, but it will go fast as we tell the wonderful story of Jesus along the way.
Later, the next day, we hear the news and fulfillment of that passage in Jeremiah that troubled us. King Herod had all the male children 2 years old and younger killed. What a cruel and foolish man!
We also got news that Joseph was warned of Herod’s intention and our friends Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus escaped to the safety of Egypt.
After Herod died a few years later, Joseph took his family to a little town called Nazareth.
More fulfillment of the ancient scrolls:
“And out of Egypt, I called my son.”
Our journey to find Jesus was long and difficult, but we have been transformed by it. The scrolls, the star, the shepherds even the evil king Herod has made us wiser. But most of all, it has made us a believer in Jesus.
We will continue to study the ancient scrolls because now that we have seen Jesus ourselves, we can see Him in every story told there.
So many scrolls to read, so little time.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
My friends, join me in a Christmas worship of the One who gave all that we might have all. Let us fall on our knees this night as we think about the birth of Jesus and the visit of men who were seeking Him. They found Him! Have you?
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For additional study:
Jesus’ first coming was predicted in hundreds of Old Testament writings!
The one prophecy that pinpoints the exact time of His coming which helped in the wise men’s timing of their journey and a brief outline of his life, death, and ministry is found in Daniel 9. To know more about this prophecy, click here: http://www.answersfromscriptureonline.com/2017/11/19/daniel-revelation-part-6-longest-time-prophecy/
353 prophecies about the first coming of Christ are below. Much more concerning his second coming…will discuss in future posts.
|1. Gen. 3:15||Seed of a woman (virgin birth)||Galatians 4:4-5, Matthew 1:18|
|2. Gen. 3:15||He will bruise Satan’s head||Hebrews 2:14, 1John 3:8|
|3. Gen. 3:15||Christ’s heel would be bruised with nails on the cross||Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:39-40|
|4. Gen. 5:24||The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated||Mark 16:19, Rev. 12:5|
|5. Gen. 9:26, 27||The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem||Luke 3:23-36|
|6. Gen. 12:3||Seed of Abraham will bless all nations||Galatians 3:8, Acts 3:25, 26|
|7. Gen. 12:7||The Promise made to Abraham’s Seed||Galatians 3:16|
|8. Gen. 14:18||A priest after the order of Melchizedek||Hebrews 6:20|
|9. Gen. 14:18||King of Peace and Righteousness||Hebrews 7:2|
|10. Gen. 14:18||The Last Supper foreshadowed||Matthew 26:26-29|
|11. Gen. 17:19||Seed of Isaac (Gen. 21:12)||Romans 9:7|
|12. Gen. 22:8||The Lamb of God promised||John 1:29|
|13. Gen. 22:18||As Isaac’s seed, will bless all nations||Galatians 3:16|
|14. Gen. 26:2-5||The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer||Hebrews 11:18|
|15. Gen. 28:12||The Bridge to heaven||John 1:51|
|16. Gen. 28:14||The Seed of Jacob||Luke 3:34|
|17. Gen. 49:10||The time of His coming||Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4|
|18. Gen. 49:10||The Seed of Judah||Luke 3:33|
|19. Gen. 49:10||Called Shiloh or One Sent||John 17:3|
|20. Gen. 49:10||Messiah to come before Judah lost identity||John 11:47-52|
|21. Gen. 49:10||Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be||John 10:16|
|22. Ex. 3:13-15||The Great “I AM”||John 4:26; 8:58|
|23. Ex. 12:3-6||The Lamb presented to Israel 4 days before Passover||Mark 11:7-11|
|24. Ex. 12:5||A Lamb without blemish||Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:19|
|25. Ex. 12:13||The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath||Romans 5:8|
|26. Ex. 12:21-27||Christ is our Passover||1Corinthians 5:7|
|27. Ex. 12:46||Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken||John 19:31-36|
|28. Ex. 15:2||His exaltation predicted as Yeshua||Acts 7:55, 56|
|29. Ex. 15:11||His Character-Holiness||Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27|
|30. Ex. 17:6||The Spiritual Rock of Israel||1Corinthians 10:4|
|31. Ex. 33:19||His Character-Merciful||Luke 1:72|
|32. Lev. 1:2-9||His sacrifice a sweet smelling savor unto God||Ephesians 5:2|
|33. Lev. 14:11||The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood||Luke 5:12-14; Acts 6:7|
|34. Lev. 16:15-17||Prefigures Christ’s once-for-all death||Hebrews 9:7-14|
|35. Lev. 16:27||Suffering outside the Camp||Matthew 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12|
|36. Lev. 17:11||The Blood-the life of the flesh||Matthew 26:28; Mark 10:45|
|37. Lev. 17:11||It is the blood that makes atonement||Rom. 3:23-24; 1John 1:7|
|38. Lev. 23:36-37||The Drink-offering: “If any man thirst”||John 7:37|
|39. Num. 9:12||Not a bone of Him broken||John 19:31-36|
|40. Num. 21:9||The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up||John 3:14-18; 12:32|
|41. Num. 24:17||Time: “I shall see him, but not now.”||John 1:14; Galatians 4:4|
|42. Deut. 18:15||“This is of a truth that prophet.”||John 6:14|
|43. Deut. 18:15-16||“Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me.”||John 5:45-47|
|44. Deut. 18:18||Sent by the Father to speak His word||John 8:28, 29|
|45. Deut. 18:19||Whoever will not hear must bear his sin||Acts 3:22-23|
|46. Deut. 21:23||Cursed is he that hangs on a tree||Galatians 3:10-13|
|47. Joshua 5:14-15||The Captain of our salvation||Hebrews 2:10|
|48. Ruth 4:4-10||Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us||Ephesians 1:3-7|
|49. 1 Sam. 2:35||A Faithful Priest||Heb. 2:17; 3:1-3, 6; 7:24-25|
|50. 1 Sam. 2:10||Shall be an anointed King to the Lord||Mt. 28:18, John 12:15|
|51. 2 Sam. 7:12||David’s Seed||Matthew 1:1|
|52. 2 Sam. 7:13||His Kingdom is everlasting||2Peter 1:11|
|53. 2 Sam. 7:14||The Son of God||Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4|
|54. 2 Sam. 7:16||David’s house established forever||Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16|
|55. 2 Ki. 2:11||The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated||Luke 24:51|
|56. 1 Chr. 17:11||David’s Seed||Matthew 1:1; 9:27|
|57. 1 Chr. 17:12-13||To reign on David’s throne forever||Luke 1:32, 33|
|58. 1 Chr. 17:13||“I will be His Father, He…my Son.”||Hebrews 1:5|
|59. Job 9:32-33||Mediator between man and God||1 Timothy 2:5|
|60. Job 19:23-27||The Resurrection predicted||John 5:24-29|
|61. Psa. 2:1-3||The enmity of kings foreordained||Acts 4:25-28|
|62. Psa. 2:2||To own the title, Anointed (Christ)||John 1:41, Acts 2:36|
|63. Psa. 2:6||His Character-Holiness||John 8:46; Revelation 3:7|
|64. Psa. 2:6||To own the title King||Matthew 2:2|
|65. Psa. 2:7||Declared the Beloved Son||Matthew 3:17, Romans 1:4|
|66. Psa. 2:7, 8||The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated||Acts 13:29-33|
|67. Psa. 2:8, 9||Rule the nations with a rod of iron||Rev. 2:27; 12:5; 19:15|
|68. Psa. 2:12||Life comes through faith in Him||John 20:31|
|69. Psa. 8:2||The mouths of babes perfect His praise||Matthew 21:16|
|70. Psa. 8:5, 6||His humiliation and exaltation||Hebrews 2:5-9|
|71. Psa. 9:7-10||Judge the world in righteousness||Acts 17:31|
|72. Psa. 16:10||Was not to see corruption||Acts 2:31; 13:35|
|73. Psa. 16:9-11||Was to arise from the dead||John 20:9|
|74. Psa. 17:15||The resurrection predicted||Luke 24:6|
|75. Psa. 18:2-3||The horn of salvation||Luke 1:69-71|
|76. Psa. 22:1||Forsaken because of sins of others||2 Corinthians 5:21|
|77. Psa. 22:1||“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”||Matthew 27:46|
|78. Psa. 22:2||Darkness upon Calvary for three hours||Matthew 27:45|
|79. Psa. 22:7||They shoot out the lip and shake the head||Matthew 27:39-44|
|80. Psa. 22:8||“He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him”||Matthew 27:43|
|81. Psa. 22:9-10||Born the Saviour||Luke 2:7|
|82. Psa. 22:12-13||They seek His death||John 19:6|
|83. Psa. 22:14||His blood poured out when they pierced His side||John 19:34|
|84. Psa. 22:14, 15||Suffered agony on Calvary||Mark 15:34-37|
|85. Psa. 22:15||He thirsted||John 19:28|
|86. Psa. 22:16||They pierced His hands and His feet||John 19:34, 37; 20:27|
|87. Psa. 22:17, 18||Stripped Him before the stares of men||Luke 23:34, 35|
|88. Psa. 22:18||They parted His garments||John 19:23, 24|
|89. Psa. 22:20, 21||He committed Himself to God||Luke 23:46|
|90. Psa. 22:20, 21||Satanic power bruising the Redeemer’s heel||Hebrews 2:14|
|91. Psa. 22:22||His Resurrection declared||John 20:17|
|92. Psa. 22:27-28||He shall be the governor of the nations||Colossians 1:16|
|93. Psa. 22:31||“It is finished”||John 19:30, Heb. 10:10, 12, 14, 18|
|94. Psa. 23:1||“I am the Good Shepherd”||John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25|
|95. Psa. 24:3||His exaltation predicted||Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9|
|96. Psa. 30:3||His resurrection predicted||Acts 2:32|
|97. Psa. 31:5||“Into thy hands I commit my spirit”||Luke 23:46|
|98. Psa. 31:11||His acquaintances fled from Him||Mark 14:50|
|99. Psa. 31:13||They took counsel to put Him to death||Mt. 27:1, John 11:53|
|100. Psa. 31:14, 15||“He trusted in God, let Him deliver him”||Matthew 27:43|
|101. Psa. 34:20||Not a bone of Him broken||John 19:31-36|
|102. Psa. 35:11||False witnesses rose up against Him||Matthew 26:59|
|103. Psa. 35:19||He was hated without a cause||John 15:25|
|104. Psa. 38:11||His friends stood afar off||Luke 23:49|
|105. Psa. 38:12||Enemies try to entangle Him by craft||Mark 14:1, Mt. 22:15|
|106. Psa. 38:12-13||Silent before His accusers||Matthew 27:12-14|
|107. Psa. 38:20||He went about doing good||Acts 10:38|
|108. Psa. 40:2-5||The joy of His resurrection predicted||John 20:20|
|109. Psa. 40:6-8||His delight-the will of the Father||John 4:34, Heb. 10:5-10|
|110. Psa. 40:9||He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel||Matthew 4:17|
|111. Psa. 40:14||Confronted by adversaries in the Garden||John 18:4-6|
|112. Psa. 41:9||Betrayed by a familiar friend||John 13:18|
|113. Psa. 45:2||Words of Grace come from His lips||John 1:17, Luke 4:22|
|114. Psa. 45:6||To own the title, God or Elohim||Hebrews 1:8|
|115. Psa. 45:7||A special anointing by the Holy Spirit||Mt. 3:16; Heb. 1:9|
|116. Psa. 45:7, 8||Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)||Luke 2:11|
|117. Psa. 45:17||His name remembered forever||Ephesians 1:20-21, Heb. 1:8|
|118. Psa. 55:12-14||Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy||John 13:18|
|119. Psa. 55:15||Unrepentant death of the Betrayer||Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19|
|120. Psa. 68:18||To give gifts to men||Ephesians 4:7-16|
|121. Psa. 68:18||Ascended into Heaven||Luke 24:51|
|122. Psa. 69:4||Hated without a cause||John 15:25|
|123. Psa. 69:8||A stranger to own brethren||John 1:11; 7:5|
|124. Psa. 69:9||Zealous for the Lord’s House||John 2:17|
|125. Psa. 69:14-20||Messiah’s anguish of soul before crucifixion||Matthew 26:36-45|
|126. Psa. 69:20||“My soul is exceeding sorrowful.”||Matthew 26:38|
|127. Psa. 69:21||Given vinegar in thirst||Matthew 27:34|
|128. Psa. 69:26||The Saviour given and smitten by God||John 17:4; 18:11|
|129. Psa. 72:10, 11||Great persons were to visit Him||Matthew 2:1-11|
|130. Psa. 72:16||The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground||John 12:24-25|
|131. Psa. 72:17||Belief on His name will produce offspring||John 1:12, 13|
|132. Psa. 72:17||All nations shall be blessed by Him||Galatians 3:8|
|133. Psa. 72:17||All nations shall call Him blessed||John 12:13, Rev. 5:8-12|
|134. Psa. 78:1-2||He would teach in parables||Matthew 13:34-35|
|135. Psa. 78:2||To speak the Wisdom of God with authority||Matthew 7:29|
|136. Psa. 80:17||The Man of God’s right hand||Mark 14:61-62|
|137. Psa. 88||The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary||Matthew 27:26-50|
|138. Psa. 88:8||They stood afar off and watched||Luke 23:49|
|139. Psa. 89:27||Firstborn||Colossians 1:15, 18|
|140. Psa. 89:27||Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings||Luke 1:32, 33|
|141. Psa. 89:35-37||David’s Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever||Luke 1:32, 33|
|142. Psa. 89:36-37||His character-Faithfulness||Revelation 1:5; 19:11|
|143. Psa. 90:2||He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)||John 1:1|
|144. Psa. 91:11, 12||Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ||Luke 4:10, 11|
|145. Psa. 97:9||His exaltation predicted||Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20|
|146. Psa. 100:5||His character-Goodness||Matthew 19:16, 17|
|147. Psa. 102:1-11||The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary||John 19:16-30|
|148. Psa. 102:25-27||Messiah is the Preexistent Son||Hebrews 1:10-12|
|149. Psa. 109:25||Ridiculed||Matthew 27:39|
|150. Psa. 110:1||Son of David||Matthew 22:42-43|
|151. Psa. 110:1||To ascend to the right-hand of the Father||Mark 16:19|
|152. Psa. 110:1||David’s son called Lord||Matthew 22:44, 45|
|153. Psa. 110:4||A priest after Melchizedek’s order||Hebrews 6:20|
|154. Psa. 112:4||His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al||Matthew 9:36|
|155. Psa. 118:17, 18||Messiah’s Resurrection assured||Luke 24:5-7; 1Cor. 15:20|
|156. Psa. 118:22, 23||The rejected stone is Head of the corner||Matthew 21:42, 43|
|157. Psa. 118:26||The Blessed One presented to Israel||Matthew 21:9|
|158. Psa. 118:26||To come while Temple standing||Matthew 21:12-15|
|159. Psa. 132:11||The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body)||Luke 1:32, Act 2:30|
|160. Psa. 129:3||He was scourged||Matthew 27:26|
|161. Psa. 138:1-6||The supremacy of David’s Seed amazes kings||Matthew 2:2-6|
|162. Psa. 147:3, 6||The earthly ministry of Christ described||Luke 4:18|
|163. Prov. 1:23||He will send the Spirit of God||John 16:7|
|164. Prov. 8:23||Foreordained from everlasting||Rev. 13:8, 1Peter 1:19-20|
|165. Song. 5:16||The altogether lovely One||John 1:17|
|166. Isa. 2:3||He shall teach all nations||John 4:25|
|167. Isa. 2:4||He shall judge among the nations||John 5:22|
|168. Isa. 6:1||When Isaiah saw His glory||John 12:40-41|
|169. Isa. 6:8||The One Sent by God||John 12:38-45|
|170. Isa. 6:9-10||Parables fall on deaf ears||Matthew 13:13-15|
|171. Isa. 6:9-12||Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words||Acts 28:23-29|
|172. Isa. 7:14||To be born of a virgin||Luke 1:35|
|173. Isa. 7:14||To be Emmanuel-God with us||Matthew 1:18-23, 1Tim. 3:16|
|174. Isa. 8:8||Called Emmanuel||Matthew 28:20|
|175. Isa. 8:14||A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense||1Peter 2:8|
|176. Isa. 9:1, 2||His ministry to begin in Galilee||Matthew 4:12-17|
|177. Isa. 9:6||A child born-Humanity||Luke 1:31|
|178. Isa. 9:6||A Son given-Deity||Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1Tim. 3:16|
|179. Isa. 9:6||Declared to be the Son of God with power||Romans 1:3, 4|
|180. Isa. 9:6||The Wonderful One, Peleh||Luke 4:22|
|181. Isa. 9:6||The Counsellor, Yaatz||Matthew 13:54|
|182. Isa. 9:6||The Mighty God, El Gibor||1Cor. 1:24, Titus 2:13|
|183. Isa. 9:6||The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth||John 8:58; 10:30|
|184. Isa. 9:6||The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom||John 16:33|
|185. Isa. 9:7||Inherits the throne of David||Luke 1:32|
|186. Isa. 9:7||His Character-Just||John 5:30|
|187. Isa. 9:7||No end to his Government, Throne, and kingdom||Luke 1:33|
|188. Isa. 11:1||Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer||Matthew 2:23|
|189. Isa. 11:1||A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse||Luke 3:23, 32|
|190. Isa. 11:2||Anointed One by the Spirit||Matthew 3:16, 17, Acts 10:38|
|191. Isa. 11:2||His Character-Wisdom, Knowledge, et al||Colossians 2:3|
|192. Isa. 11:3||He would know their thoughts||Luke 6:8, John 2:25|
|193. Isa. 11:4||Judge in righteousness||Acts 17:31|
|194. Isa. 11:4||Judges with the sword of His mouth||Rev. 2:16; 19:11, 15|
|195. Isa. 11:5||Character: Righteous & Faithful||Rev. 19:11|
|196. Isa. 11:10||The Gentiles seek Him||John 12:18-21|
|197. Isa. 12:2||Called Jesus-Yeshua||Matthew 1:21|
|198. Isa. 22:22||The One given all authority to govern||Revelation 3:7|
|199. Isa. 25:8||The Resurrection predicted||1Corinthians 15:54|
|200. Isa. 26:19||His power of Resurrection predicted||Matthew 27:50-54|
|201. Isa. 28:16||The Messiah is the precious corner stone||Acts 4:11, 12|
|202. Isa. 28:16||The Sure Foundation||1Corinthians 3:11, Mt. 16:18|
|203. Isa. 29:13||He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word||Matthew 15:7-9|
|204. Isa. 29:14||The wise are confounded by the Word||1Corinthians 1:18-31|
|205. Isa. 32:2||A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place||Matthew 23:37|
|206. Isa. 35:4||He will come and save you||Matthew 1:21|
|207. Isa. 35:5-6||To have a ministry of miracles||Matthew 11:2-6|
|208. Isa. 40:3, 4||Preceded by forerunner||John 1:23|
|209. Isa. 40:9||“Behold your God.”||John 1:36; 19:14|
|210. Isa. 40:10.||He will come to reward||Revelation 22:12|
|211. Isa. 40:11||A shepherd-compassionate life-giver||John 10:10-18|
|212. Isa. 42:1-4||The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer||Matthew 12:18-21|
|213. Isa. 42:2||Meek and lowly||Matthew 11:28-30|
|214. Isa. 42:3||He brings hope for the hopeless||Mt. 12:14-21; John 4:1-54|
|215. Isa. 42:4||The nations shall wait on His teachings||John 12:20-26|
|216. Isa. 42:6||The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles||Luke 2:32|
|217. Isa. 42:1, 6||His is a worldwide compassion||Matthew 28:19, 20|
|218. Isa. 42:7||Blind eyes opened.||John 9:25-38|
|219. Isa. 43:11||He is the only Saviour.||Acts 4:12|
|220. Isa. 44:3||He will send the Spirit of God||John 16:7, 13|
|221. Isa. 45:21-25||He is Lord and Saviour||Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13|
|222. Isa. 45:23||He will be the Judge||John 5:22; Romans 14:11|
|223. Isa. 46:9, 10||Declares things not yet done||John 13:19|
|224. Isa. 48:12||The First and the Last||John 1:30, Revelation 1:8, 17|
|225. Isa. 48:16, 17||He came as a Teacher||John 3:2|
|226. Isa. 49:1||Called from the womb-His humanity||Matthew 1:18|
|227. Isa. 49:5||A Servant from the womb.||Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7|
|228. Isa. 49:6||He will restore Israel||Acts 3:19-21; 15:16-17|
|229. Isa. 49:6||He is Salvation for Israel||Luke 2:29-32|
|230. Isa. 49:6||He is the Light of the Gentiles||John 8:12, Acts 13:47|
|231. Isa. 49:6||He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth||Acts 15:7-18|
|232. Isa. 49:7||He is despised of the Nation||John 1:11; 8:48-49; 19:14-15|
|233. Isa. 50:3||Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation||Luke 23:44, 45|
|234. Isa. 50:4||He is a learned counselor for the weary||Matthew 7:29; 11:28, 29|
|235. Isa. 50:5||The Servant bound willingly to obedience||Matthew 26:39|
|236. Isa. 50:6||“I gave my back to the smiters.”||Matthew 27:26|
|237. Isa. 50:6||He was smitten on the cheeks||Matthew 26:67|
|238. Isa. 50:6||He was spat upon||Matthew 27:30|
|239. Isa. 52:7||Published good tidings upon mountains||Matthew 5:12; 15:29; 28:16|
|240. Isa. 52:13||The Servant exalted||Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22, Php. 2:5-9|
|241. Isa. 52:14||The Servant shockingly abused||Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68|
|242. Isa. 52:15||Nations startled by message of the Servant||Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68|
|243. Isa. 52:15||His blood shed sprinkles nations||Hebrews 9:13-14, Rev. 1:5|
|244. Isa. 53:1||His people would not believe Him||John 12:37-38|
|245. Isa. 53:2||Appearance of an ordinary man||Philippians 2:6-8|
|246. Isa. 53:3||Despised||Luke 4:28-29|
|247. Isa. 53:3||Rejected||Matthew 27:21-23|
|248. Isa. 53:3||Great sorrow and grief||Matthew 26:37-38, Luke 19:41, Heb. 4:15|
|249. Isa. 53:3||Men hide from being associated with Him||Mark 14:50-52|
|250. Isa. 53:4||He would have a healing ministry||Matthew 8:16-17|
|251. Isa. 53:4||Thought to be cursed by God||Matthew 26:66; 27:41-43|
|252. Isa. 53:5||Bears penalty for mankind’s iniquities||2Cor. 5:21, Heb. 2:9|
|253. Isa. 53:5||His sacrifice provides peace between man and God||Colossians 1:20|
|254. Isa. 53:5||His sacrifice would heal man of sin||1Peter 2:24|
|255. Isa. 53:6||He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind||1John 2:2; 4:10|
|256. Isa. 53:6||God’s will that He bear sin for all mankind||Galatians 1:4|
|257. Isa. 53:7||Oppressed and afflicted||Matthew 27:27-31|
|258. Isa. 53:7||Silent before his accusers||Matthew 27:12-14|
|259. Isa. 53:7||Sacrificial lamb||John 1:29, 1Peter 1:18-19|
|260. Isa. 53:8||Confined and persecuted||Matthew 26:47-75; 27:1-31|
|261. Isa. 53:8||He would be judged||John 18:13-22|
|262. Isa. 53:8||Killed||Matthew 27:35|
|263. Isa. 53:8||Dies for the sins of the world||1John 2:2|
|264. Isa. 53:9||Buried in a rich man’s grave||Matthew 27:57|
|265. Isa. 53:9||Innocent and had done no violence||Luke 23:41, John 18:38|
|266. Isa. 53:9||No deceit in his mouth||1Peter 2:22|
|267. Isa. 53:10||God’s will that He die for mankind||John 18:11|
|268. Isa. 53:10||An offering for sin||Matthew 20:28, Galatians 3:13|
|269. Isa. 53:10||Resurrected and live forever||Romans 6:9|
|270. Isa. 53:10||He would prosper||John 17:1-5|
|271. Isa. 53:11||God fully satisfied with His suffering||John 12:27|
|272. Isa. 53:11||God’s servant would justify man||Romans 5:8-9, 18-19|
|273. Isa. 53:11||The sin-bearer for all mankind||Hebrews 9:28|
|274. Isa. 53:12||Exalted by God because of his sacrifice||Matthew 28:18|
|275. Isa. 53:12||He would give up his life to save mankind||Luke 23:46|
|276. Isa. 53:12||Numbered with the transgressors||Mark 15:27-28; Luke 22:37|
|277. Isa. 53:12||Sin-bearer for all mankind||1Peter 2:24|
|278. Isa. 53:12||Intercede to God in behalf of mankind||Luke 23:34, Rom. 8:34|
|279. Isa. 55:3||Resurrected by God||Acts 13:34|
|280. Isa. 55:4||A witness||John 18:37|
|281. Isa. 55:4||He is a leader and commander||Hebrews 2:10|
|282. Isa. 55:5||God would glorify Him||Acts 3:13|
|283. Isa. 59:16a||Intercessor between man and God||Matthew 10:32|
|284. Isa. 59:16b||He would come to provide salvation||John 6:40|
|285. Isa. 59:20||He would come to Zion as their Redeemer||Luke 2:38|
|286. Isa. 60:1-3||He would shew light to the Gentiles||Acts 26:23|
|287. Isa. 61:1||The Spirit of God upon him||Matthew 3:16-17|
|288. Isa. 61:1||The Messiah would preach the good news||Luke 4:16-21|
|289. Isa. 61:1||Provide freedom from the bondage of sin||John 8:31-36|
|290. Isa. 61:1-2||Proclaim a period of grace||Galatians 4:4-5|
|291. Jer. 11:21||Conspiracy to kill Jesus||John 7:1, Matthew 21:38|
|292. Jer. 23:5-6||Descendant of David||Luke 3:23-31|
|293. Jer. 23:5-6||The Messiah would be both God and Man||John 13:13, 1Ti 3:16|
|294. Jer. 31:22||Born of a virgin||Matthew 1:18-20|
|295. Jer. 31:31||The Messiah would be the new covenant||Matthew 26:28|
|296. Jer. 33:14-15||Descendant of David||Luke 3:23-31|
|297. Eze.34:23-24||Descendant of David||Matthew 1:1|
|298. Eze.37:24-25||Descendant of David||Luke 1:31-33|
|299. Dan. 2:44-45||The Stone that shall break the kingdoms||Matthew 21:44|
|300. Dan. 7:13-14||He would ascend into heaven||Acts 1:9-11|
|301. Dan. 7:13-14||Highly exalted||Ephesians 1:20-22|
|302. Dan. 7:13-14||His dominion would be everlasting||Luke 1:31-33|
|303. Dan. 9:24||To make an end to sins||Galatians 1:3-5|
|304. Dan. 9:24||To make reconciliation for iniquity||Romans 5:10, 2Cor. 5:18-21|
|305. Dan. 9:24||He would be holy||Luke 1:35|
|306. Dan. 9:25||His announcement||John 12:12-13|
|307. Dan. 9:26||Cut off||Matthew 16:21; 21:38-39|
|308. Dan. 9:26||Die for the sins of the world||Hebrews 2:9|
|309. Dan. 9:26||Killed before the destruction of the temple||Matthew 27:50-51|
|310. Dan. 10:5-6||Messiah in a glorified state||Revelation 1:13-16|
|311. Hos. 11:1||He would be called out of Egypt||Matthew 2:15|
|312. Hos. 13:14||He would defeat death||1Corinthians 15:55-57|
|313. Joel 2:32||Offer salvation to all mankind||Romans 10:9-13|
|314. Jonah 1:17||Death and resurrection of Christ||Matthew 12:40; 16:4|
|315. Mic. 5:2||Born in Bethlehem||Matthew 2:1-6|
|316. Mic. 5:2||Ruler in Israel||Luke 1:33|
|317. Mic. 5:2||From everlasting||John 8:58|
|318. Hag. 2:6-9||He would visit the second Temple||Luke 2:27-32|
|319. Hag. 2:23||Descendant of Zerubbabel||Luke 2:27-32|
|320. Zech. 3:8||God’s servant||John 17:4|
|321. Zech. 6:12-13||Priest and King||Hebrews 8:1|
|322. Zech. 9:9||Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem||Matthew 21:8-10|
|323. Zech. 9:9||Beheld as King||John 12:12-13|
|324. Zech. 9:9||The Messiah would be just||John 5:30|
|325. Zech. 9:9||The Messiah would bring salvation||Luke 19:10|
|326. Zech. 9:9||The Messiah would be humble||Matthew 11:29|
|327. Zech. 9:9||Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey||Matthew 21:6-9|
|328. Zech. 10:4||The cornerstone||Ephesians 2:20|
|329. Zech. 11:4-6||At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders||Matthew 23:1-4|
|330. Zech. 11:4-6||Rejection causes God to remove His protection||Luke 19:41-44|
|331. Zech. 11:4-6||Rejected in favor of another king||John 19:13-15|
|332. Zech. 11:7||Ministry to “poor,” the believing remnant||Matthew 9:35-36|
|333. Zech. 11:8||Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them||Matthew 23:33|
|334. Zech. 11:8||Despised||Matthew 27:20|
|335. Zech. 11:9||Stops ministering to those who rejected Him||Matthew 13:10-11|
|336. Zech. 11:10-11||Rejection causes God to remove protection||Luke 19:41-44|
|337. Zech. 11:10-11||The Messiah would be God||John 14:7|
|338. Zech. 11:12-13||Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver||Matthew 26:14-15|
|339. Zech. 11:12-13||Rejected||Matthew 26:14-15|
|340. Zech. 11:12-13||Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord||Matthew 27:3-5|
|341. Zech. 11:12-13||The Messiah would be God||John 12:45|
|342. Zech. 12:10||The Messiah’s body would be pierced||John 19:34-37|
|343. Zech. 12:10||The Messiah would be both God and man||John 10:30|
|344. Zech. 12:10||The Messiah would be rejected||John 1:11|
|345. Zech. 13:7||God’s will He die for mankind||John 18:11|
|346. Zech. 13:||A violent death||Mark 14:27|
|347. Zech. 13:7||Both God and man||John 14:9|
|348. Zech. 13:7||Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him||Matthew 26:31-56|
|349. Zech. 14:4||He would return to the Mt. of Olives||Acts 1:11-12|
|350. Mal. 3:1||Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah||Mark 1:1-8|
|351. Mal. 3:1||Sudden appearance at the temple||Mark 11:15-16|
|352. Mal. 3:1||Messenger of the new covenant||Luke 4:43|
|353. Mal. 3:6||The God who changes not||Hebrews 13:8|
|354. Mal. 4:5||Forerunner in spirit of Elijah||Mt. 3:1-3; 11:10-14; 17:11-13|
|355. Mal. 4:6||Forerunner would turn many to righteousness||Luke 1:16-17|