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Monday, 17 December 2018

Yeshua – THe Messiah

Deuteronomy 18:18-19:
Moshe (Moses) brought to the Israelites G-d’s promise of the coming Messiah with this prophecy:

"I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and I will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him."

Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled every prophecy concerning the Moshiach (Messiah); listed are those which compare him to Moshe:

Both Moshe and Yeshua were born in a period when Israel was under foreign rule. (Exodus 1:8, 11) (Luke 2:1-5) 
Cruel kings decreed that both Moses and Yeshua should be killed as infants. (Exodus 1:15-17) (Matthew 2:16)
The faith of both Moses’ and Yeshua’s parents saved their lives. (Ex 2:2-4 & Heb 11:23) (Matthew 2:13-14)

Both Moses and Yeshua found protection for a time with the people of Egypt.

(Exodus 2:10) (Matthew 2:14-15)
Both Moses and Yeshua displayed unusual wisdom and understanding. (Acts 7:22) (Luke 2:46-47)
Both Moses and Yeshua’s characters were marked by meekness and humility. (Numbers 12:13) (Matthew 11:28-30)
Both Moses and Yeshua were completely faithful to G-d. (Numbers 12:7) (Hebrews 3:1-6)
Both Moses and Yeshua were rejected by Israel for a time. (Exodus 2:13-14) (Matthew 27:21-22)
Both Moses and Yeshua criticized by brothers and sisters. (Numbers 12:1) (John 7:5)
Both Moses and Yeshua were received by Gentiles after being rejected by Israel. (Exodus 2:15, 21) (Acts 13:44-48)
Both Moses and Yeshua prayed asking forgiveness for G-d’s people. (Exodus 32:31-32) (Luke 23:34)
Both Moses and Yeshua were willing to bear the punishment for G-d’s people. (Exodus 32:31-32) (1 Peter 3:18)
Both Moses and Yeshua endured a forty-day fast. (Exodus 34:28) (Matthew 4:2)
Both Moses and Yeshua spoke with G-d face-to-face. (Numbers 12:7-8; Deut 34:10) (John 1:8)
Both Moses and Yeshua went up into a high mountain to commune with G-d, with some of their closest followers. (Exodus 24:9-10) (Matthew 17:1-5)
After their mountain-top experiences, both Moses’ and Yeshua’s faces shone with supernatural glory. (Exodus 34:34-35) (Matthew 17:2)
Both Moses’ and Yeshua’s places of burial were attended by angels. (Jude 9) (Matthew 28:2, 5-6)
Both Moses and Yeshua appeared alive after their deaths. (Matthew 17:3) (John 20:19-20)
Both Moses and Yeshua were teachers. (Deuteronomy 4:1) (John 3:1-2)
Both Moses and Yeshua were shepherds to G-d’s people. (Psalm 77:20) (John 10:11, 27)
Both Moses and Yeshua revealed G-d’s name to His people. (Exodus 3:13-14) (John 17:6, 11-12)
Through both Moses and Yeshua G-d gave His people food from a supernatural source. (Exodus 16:14-15) (Matthew 14:19-21)
Both Moses and Yeshua brought deliverance to G-d’s people. (Exodus 3:7-8, 10) (Luke 4:17-19, 21)
Both Moses and Yeshua brought healing to G-d’s people. (Numbers 21:4, 6-9) (Matthew 4:23, 1 Peter 2:24)
Both Moses and Yeshua worked great miracles. (Deuteronomy 34:10-12) (Acts 2:22)
Both Moses and Yeshua established and sealed with blood a covenant between G-d and His people. (Exodus 24:7-8) (Hebrews 9:11-15)

Not only does Scripture paint a vivid picture of Yeshua’s similarity to Moses, but the prophets foretold his coming and ministry for thousands of years.

All the following prophecies were fulfilled by Yeshua at his first appearance:

  Prophecy Fulfilment
1. The Messiah will be born of a woman; Gen 3:15 Gal 4:4
2. The Messiah will be born of a virgin: Is 7:14 Luke 1:26-38
3. The Messiah will be the Son of G-d: Ps 2:7 Matt 3:17
4. The Messiah will be the Seed of Abraham: Gen 22:18,12:3 Matt 1:1
5. The Messiah will be a Son of Isaac: Gen 17:19 Matt 1:2, 16
6. The Messiah will be a Son of Jacob: Num 24:17 Matt 1:2, 16
7. The Messiah will be from the tribe of Judah: Gen 49:10 Matt 1:3
8. The Messiah will be of the family line of Jesse: Is 11:1 Luke 3:23, 32
9. The Messiah will be of the House of David: Is 9:6-7 Matt 1:6, 16
10. The Messiah will be born at Bethlehem: Mic 5:2 Matt 2:1
11. The Messiah’s birth announced by a star: Num 24:17 Matt 2:1-2
12. Herod will kill the children: Jer 31:15 Matt 2:16
13. The Messiah has pre-existed: Mic 5:2 Col 1:17
14. The Messiah shall be called "Lord" Ps 110:1 Mark 12:35-37
15. The Messiah shall be called Immanuel: Is 7:14 Matt 1:23-25
16. The Messiah shall be a prophet: Deut 18:18 Matt 21:11
17. The Messiah shall be a priest: Ps 110:4 Heb 5:7-10
18. The Messiah shall be a judge: Is 33:22 2 Tim 4:1
19. The Messiah shall be King: Is 9:7 John 18:37
20. The Messiah shall be anointed by Holy Spirit: Is 11:2 Matt 3:16-17
21. The Messiah will have great zeal for G-d: Ps 69:9 John 2:13-17
22. The Messiah will be preceded by a messenger: Is 40:3 Mat 3:1-3
23. The Messiah will minister in Galilee: Is 9:1 Matt 4:12-17
24. The Messiah’s ministry will include miracles: Is 35:5-6 Matt 9:35
25. The Messiah will be a teacher of parables: 78:2; Is 6:9-10 Matt 13:34-35
26. The Messiah will enter the temple: Mal 3:1 Matt 24:1-2
27. The Messiah will enter Jerusalem on a donkey: Zech 9:9 Matt 21:1-7
28. The Messiah – will be a ‘stone of stumbling’ to many Jews: Ps 118:22 1 Pet 2:6-8
29. The Messiah will be a light to the Gentiles: Is 42:6-7 Mat 4:16
30. The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend: Ps 41:9 John 13:18-21
31. The Messiah to be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver: Zech 11:12 Matt 26:14-16
32. The Messiah’s blood money cast into God’s house: Zech 11:13 Matt 27:5
33. The Messiahs blood money buys a potter’s field Zech 11:13 Matt 27:7
34. The Messiah will be forsaken by His followers: Zech 13:7 Mark 14:27,50
35. The Messiah will be accused by false witness: Ps 35:11 Matt 26:59-60
36. The Messiah will be silent before His accusers: Is 53:7 Matt 27:12
37. The Messiah will be scourged and wounded: Is 53:5 Matt 27:26
38. The Messiah will be smitten and spat upon: Is 50:6 Matt 26:67
39. The Messiah will be mocked: Ps 22:7-8 Matt 27:38-44
40. The Messiah will appear weak, an object of scorn: Ps 109:24-25 Mark 15:29-30
41. The Messiah’s hands and feet will be pierced: Ps 22:16 Luke 23:33
42. The Messiah to be put to death alongside transgressors Is 53:12 Matt 27:38
43. The Messiah will intercede for his persecutors: Is 53:12 Luke 23:34
44. The Messiah will be rejected by His people: Is 53:3 Luke 23:13-25
45. The Messiah will be hated without a cause: Ps 69:4 John 15:25
46. The Messiah’s friends will stand afar off Ps 38:11 Luke 23:49
47. People will shake their heads at the Messiah: Ps 109:25 27:39
48. The Messiah will be stared at by the people: Ps 22:17 Luke 23:35
49. The Messiah’s garments parted and lots cast: Ps 22:18 John 19:23-24
50. The Messiah will suffer thirst: Ps 69:21 John 19:28
51. The Messiah will be offered gall and vinegar: Ps 69:21 Matt 27:34
52. The Messiah will utter a forsaken cry: Ps 22:1 Matt 27:46
53. The Messiah will commit Himself to God: Ps 31:5 Luke 23:46
54. The Messiah will have none of his bones broken: Ps 34:20 John 19:33
55. The Messiah’s heart will literally break: Ps 22:14 John 19:34
56. The Messiah’s side will be pierced: Zech 12:10 John 19:34
57. From Noon – 3 o’clock darkness will cover the land: Amos 8:9 Matt 27:45
58. The Messiah will be buried in a rich man’s tomb: Is 53:9 Matt 27:57-60
59. The Messiah will rise from the dead: Ps 16:10 Mark 16:6
60. The Messiah will ascend to Heaven: Ps 68:18 Acts 1:9
61. The Messiah will be seated at G-d’s right hand: Ps 110:1 Heb 1:3

Over 80 prophecies have been listed here. All these prophecies could not have been fulfilled by Yeshua unless He was the Messiah. How could He control His birth? What false Messiah would submit to Yeshua’s death and burial? What chance is there of one person fulfilling these and more? It’s an impossibility unless you are the real Messiah!

Yeshua has fulfilled every prophecy relating to His first coming.

Now we must prepare ourselves for what the Bible says about His second coming at the conclusion of the last generation. Are you prepared to accept Yeshua as Your Messiah – as the Messiah of G-d?

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