THE PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (OT)

ON THE MESSAYAH

AND THEIR FULLFILMENT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (NT)

(Part One)

 

For Part II see Here

 

Study done by Archipriest/Hieromonk Michael (Mikhail) Stanciu

 

(Please do not copy without referencing the original text!)

 

  

The 1st Prophecy: A WOMAN’ “SEED” TO CRUSH the Head of the SERPENT

 


THE OT. PROPHECY
[Genesis 3:15] And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her seed, he shall watch against thy head, and thou shalt watch against his heel.
 
 

IT’S FULFILLMENT IN THE NT.
[Galatians 4:4] But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law…
[Hebrew 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;

[Hebrew 2:15]
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  

[Colossians 1:13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…

[Revelation 20:10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
 

 

02.  A DESCENDENT FROM AVRAAM AND THE BLESSED SEED FOR ALL NATIONS

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES
[Genesis 12:3] And I will bless those that bless thee, and curse those that curse thee, and in thee shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.
[Genesis 12:18]
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.
[Genesis 26:4]
And I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven; and I will give to thy seed all this land, and all the nations of the earth shall be blest in thy seed,…

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT
[Matthew 1:1] The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham… 

[Hebrew 2:16] For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.  

  

03. SUCCESSOR OF ISAAC

 

THE OT. PROPHECY
[Genesis 17:19 p.m.] And God said to Abraam, Yea, behold, Sarrha thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to him and to his seed after him.

 
ITS FULFILL
MENT IN THE NT.
[Luke 3:34] Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
 
 

 

04. SUCCESSOR OF JACOB 

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES
[Numbers 24:17]
I will point to him, but not now; I bless him, but he draws not near: a star shall rise out of Jacob, a man shall spring out of Israel; and shall crush the princes of Moab, and shall spoil all the sons of Seth.
[Numbers 24:19]
And one shall arise out of Jacob, and destroy out of the city him that escapes.  


THE FULFILLMENT
[Matthew 1:2] Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;  

 

 

05. DESCENDENT OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH

 

THE OT. PROPHECY
[Genesis 49:10]. A ruler shall not fail from Juda, nor a prince from his loins, until there come the things stored up for him; and he is the expectation of nations.

 
ITS FULFILLMENT
[Luke 3:33] Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda, … 

 

 

06. Successor of the throne of David

  

The OT. PROPHECY

[Esaias 9:6,7] For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, whose government is upon his shoulder: and his name is called the Messenger of great counsel: for I will bring peace upon the princes, and health to him. 7 His government shall be great, and of his peace there is no end: it shall be upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to support it with judgement and with righteousness, from henceforth and forever. The seal of the Lord of hosts shall perform this.

 

IT’S FULFILLMENT

[Luke 1:32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. 

 

 

07. NUS and Eternal

 

The OT. PROPHECIES

[Daniel 9:25] And thou shalt know and understand, that from the going forth of the command for the answer and for the building of Jerusalem until Christ the prince there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks; and then the time shall return, and the street shall be built, and the wall, and the times shall be exhausted.  

[Psalms 44:9] Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity. Wherefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness more than Thy fellows.  

[Psalms 44:10] Myrrh and stacte and cassia exhale from Thy garments;

[Psalms 101:25] Take me not away at the half of my days; in generations and generations are Thy years.

[Psalms 101:27]They shall perish, but Thou abidest; and all like a garment shall grow old, And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them, and they shall be changed;

[Psalms 101:28] But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.

 

THE FULFILLMENT

[Luke 1:33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

[Hebrew 1:9] Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

[Hebrew 1:12] And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 

 
 

08. BORN IN BETHLEHEM

 

 

Nativity of the Lord

 

THE OT. PROPHECY
[Michaeas 5:1] And thou, Bethlehem, house of Ephratha, art few in number to be reckoned among the thousands of Juda; yet out of thee shall one come forth to me, to be a ruler of Israel; and his goings forth were from the beginning, even from eternity.


ITS FULFILLMENT

[Luke 2:4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
[Luke 2:5]
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
[Luke 2:7]
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  

 

 

09. THE TIME OF HIS BIRTH

 

THE OT. PROPHECY
[Daniel 9:25] And thou shalt know and understand, that from the going forth of the command for the answer and for the building of Jerusalem until Christ the prince there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks; and then the time shall return, and the street shall be built, and the wall, and the times shall be exhausted.


ITS FULFILL
MENT
[Luke 2:1] And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
[Luke 2:2]
And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

 

 

10. BORN OF A VIRGIN

 

 

 

THE OT. PROPHECY
[Esaias 7:14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel.

 

ITS FULFILLMENT

[Luke 1:26] And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,  

[Luke 1: 27] To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.  

[Luke 1:30] And the angel said unto her, “Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.”  

[Luke 1:31] And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
 

 

11.   HEROD’S MASSACRE OF THE INOCENT

 

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Jeremias 31:15] Moab is ruined, even his city, and his choice young men have gone down to slaughter.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 2:16] Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.  

[Matthew 2:17] Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

[Matthew 2:18] In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

 

 

12.   THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Osee 11:1] Early in the morning were they cast off, the king of Israel has been cast off: for Israel is a Child, and I loved him, and out of Egypt have I called Him.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 2:13] And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

[Matthew 2:14] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt

[Matthew 2:15] And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt have I called my Son.”

 

 

13.   GOD PREPARED HIS WAY

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES

[Esaias 40:3] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight the paths of our God.

[Esaias 40:4] Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low: and all the crooked ways shall become straight, and the rough places plains.

[Esaias 40:5] And the glory of the Lord shall appear, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God: for the Lord has spoken it.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Luke 3:3] And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

[Luke 3:4] As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight

[Luke 3:5] Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

[Luke 3:6] And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

 

 

14.   THE FORERUNNER (JOHN THE BAPTIST)

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Malachias 3:1] Behold, I send forth my messenger, and he shall survey the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come into his temple, even the angel of the covenant, whom ye take pleasure in: behold, he is coming, saith the Lord Almighty.

 

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Luke7:24] And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

[Luke7:25] But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings courts.

[Luke7:26] But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

[Luke7:27] This is he, of whom it is written, “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee”.

 

15.   PRECEEDED BY ELIAS 

 

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Malachias 3:23] And, behold, I will send to you Elias the Thesbite, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes…

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 11:13] For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

[Matthew 11:14] And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

 

 

16.   NAMED THE “SON OF GOD”

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES

[Esaias 9: 5) For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, whose government is upon his shoulder: and his name is called the Messenger of great counsel: for I will bring peace upon the princes, and health to him.

[Psalm 2:7] …the Lord said, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 3:17] And lo a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.“

 

 

17.   SERVING IN GALILEE

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES

[Esaias 9: 1] Drink this first. Act quickly, O land of Zabulon, land of Nephthalim, and the rest inhabiting the sea-coast, and the land beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles.

[Esaias 9:2] O people walking in darkness, behold a great light: ye that dwell in the region and shadow of death, a light shall shine upon you.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 4:12] Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

[Matthew 4:13] And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

[Matthew 4:14] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying:

[Matthew 4:15] The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

[Matthew 4:16] The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.”

 

 

18.    ZEAL FOR THE HOUSE OF GOD

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Psalm 68:11] For the zeal of Thy house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen on me.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[John 2:14] And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

[John 2:15] And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;  

[John 2:16] And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

[John 2:17] And his disciples remembered that it was written, “The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.”

 

19.   HE SPOKE IN PARABLES

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES

[Psalm 77:2] I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter dark sayings which have been from the beginning…

[Esaias 6:9] And he said, “Go, and say to this people,Ye shall hear indeed, but ye shall not understand; and ye shall see indeed, but ye shall not perceive”.

[Esaias 6:10] For the heart of this people has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Matthew 13:13] Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

[Matthew 13:14] And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, “By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive”.

[Matthew 13:15] For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

[Matthew 13:34] All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

[Matthew 13:35] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”

 

 

20.   HE CAME TO HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTS

 

THE OT. PROPHECIES

[Esaias 61:1] The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me; he has sent me to preach glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken in heart, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind;

[Esaias 61:2] to declare the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of recompence; to comfort all that mourn;

[Esaias 61:3] that there should be given to them that mourn in Sion glory instead of ashes, the oil of joy to the mourners, the garment of glory for the spirit of heaviness: and they shall be called generations of righteousness, the planting of the Lord for glory.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[Luke 4:18] The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

[Luke 4:19] To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

[Luke 4:21] And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

 

 

21.   REJECTED BY HIS PEOPLE

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Esaias 53:3] But his form was ignoble, and inferior to that of the children of men; he was a man in suffering, and acquainted with the bearing of sickness, for his face is turned from us: he was dishonoured, and not esteemed.

 

THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[John 1:11] He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

[Luke 23:18] And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas

 

 

22.    HIM “THE PROPHET” 

 

THE OT. PROPHECY

[Deuteronomy 18:15] The Lord thy God shall raise up to thee a prophet of thy brethren, like me; him shall ye hear…

[Deuteronomy 18:18] I will raise up to them a prophet of their brethren, like thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them as I shall command him.


THE NT. FULFILLMENT

[John 6:14] Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

[John 7:40] Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

[Luke 24:19] And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people…

[Acts 3:20] when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord ; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you.

[Acts 3:21] Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

(Translated by EC, to be continued)

 

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