Presentation on theme: "Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful,"— Presentation transcript:
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice. From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Last year we began what would be a series of lessons This series was designed to be spread out over quite some time These lessons are centered around Jesus Christ and a better understanding of Him from scriptures
Do You Know My Jesus? Our previous lessons looked at Jesus in the Old Testament We looked at Jesus in creation We looked at the appearances of Christ in the OT Besides the Christophanies, we also looked at typology
Do You Know My Jesus? That brings us to continue our study of Christ from the Old Testament One of the most powerful ways that we see Jesus in the Old Testament is through the many prophecies There was always a pointing to the coming of Christ in the OT
Prophecies Prophecy is simply the speaking forth of the mind and counsel of God (beyond the power of humans to see) Most prophecy we see is predictive Much of OT prophecy pointed towards Israel’s future and God’s reaction to the sin of mankind
Prophecies It should be no surprise that many of the prophecies of the OT pointed to Jesus in some way These prophecies show us that Jesus was a part of the plans of God from the very beginning Why are the prophecies so important?
Prophecies Professor Peter Stone did some research on the probability of one person fulfilling these prophecies The chances of Christ fulfilling just 8 are 1 in 100 quadrillion (1 X 10^17) These prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the Messiah
Christ and Prophecies Jesus Himself spoke of the prophecies of the OT pointing to Him “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” (Jn. 5:39) The OT points to the coming of Christ
Christ and Prophecies Again, Jesus pointed to the OT in explaining about Himself (Lk. 24:27, 44-47) “I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matt. 5:17) Jesus wanted Israel to recognize Him through the proof and evidence of these OT prophecies
Christ and Prophecies Peter used the OT prophecy to preach about Christ (Acts 2:25ff; 3:20ff) These prophecies were there to prove who Christ was Not only that, but also to show that Christ has been there since the beginning of time
Old Testament Prophecies The first prophecy we see concerning Jesus is found all the way back in Genesis 3:15 This occurs directly after Adam and Eve sin in the Garden The prophecy shows the victory Christ would have over Satan
Old Testament Prophecies God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 includes Jesus Christ The lineage and coming of Jesus are seen in Jacob’s blessings (Gen. 49:10) “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes”
Old Testament Prophecies Moses prophesied about the coming of Jesus in Deuteronomy 18:15-19 The suffering of Christ is prophesied about in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 Isaiah 7:14 predicts Jesus to be born of a virgin and Micah 5:2 points to the birth being in Bethlehem
Old Testament Prophecies Again Isaiah speaks of the coming of Christ in 9:6-7 and 11:1-2 Jeremiah heralded the coming of Christ as the one to bring salvation (Jer. 23:5-6) Isaiah 53:11 and Zechariah 13:1 point to the cleansing of our sins by Christ
Old Testament Prophecies Even the price that Jesus would be betrayed with was prophesied about in Zechariah 11:12-13 There are hundreds of these prophecies that are found throughout the OT Learning about Jesus means recognizing Him from the very start