Continuing from my last blog post Meet My Jesus, I wanted to continue with the wonder of my Savior from an Old Testament (Covenant) perspective.
After Jesus’ death, The Holy Spirit would be sent into the world, to create within us, an individual relationship with The One who was sent to change our lives.
What about before He was born? I often wonder about those who longed for the One who would come forth as foretold by God and through several Old Testament Prophets. Do you ever wonder what the conversations looked like? “Moma, when will He come?”, “Daddy, what will He look like?”, “Father, please come now, we need you.”
There are many prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament. Here are just a few:
Beginning in Genesis 3:15 after The Fall, God is speaking to the serpent when He says “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will crush your head, and you will strike His heel.”
In Genesis 12:3, God shares a great promise with Abram (Abraham), “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
In 2 Samuel 7:12-13, God shares with David “When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you , your own flesh and blood, and I will establish His Kingdom. He is the One who will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of His Kingdom forever.”
In Psalm 2:6-7, it is shared “I have installed my King on Zion, My Holy Mountain, I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become Your Father.”
In Psalm 22, we are given the Prophecy of His Crucifixion, in Psalm 23, the Prophecy of Grace and in Psalm 24 the Prophecy of His return.
In Psalm 49:15, “But God will redeem Me from the realm of the dead; He will surely take Me to Himself.”
Psalm 110:1, David shares, “The Lord says to my Lord: Sit at My Right Hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
Psalm 118:22-23 shares “The Stone the builders rejected has become The Cornerstone; The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and will call Him Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:1-2 promises “Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past, He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan- The people walking in darkness have seen a great Light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a Light has dawned.”
Isaiah 42:1-4 shares of The Servant upheld as God’s “Chosen One in whom He delights”, God says He will put His Spirit on Him and He will bring justice to the nations.
In Isaiah 53:4-5, “Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by Him and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was on Him and by His wounds we are healed.”
Jeremiah 23:5-6 tells us “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In His days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which He will be called: The Lord our Righteous Savior.”
In Jeremiah 31:31-34, God speaks of a New Covenant He will make with His people, “To put His Law in their minds and write it on their hearts. “ “I will be their God and they will be my people.” He says.
Zechariah 9:9 tells us to “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout Daughter Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey…”
Zechariah 12:10 says, “And I will pour out on the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of Grace and supplication. They will look on Me, the One they have pierced and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
Malachi 3:1 tells us, “I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to His Temple; the Messenger of the Covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says The Lord Almighty.”
Micah 5:2-5 shares with us of a Ruler over Israel who comes out of Bethlehem, whose origins are from of old and ancient times. One who stands and shepherds His flock in the strength of the Lord, One who will be our Peace.
These are a handful of prophecies of our Savior.
From the beginning of time, we were promised One who would save us from the curse which sin and death would place in our lives at the beginning of time.
His chosen people would wait for Him.
Our Father’s Infallible Word would come to Life in a little town called Bethlehem.
His Birth would signify that a New Day had dawned, the prophecies have been fulfilled, Our Savior, JESUS is ALIVE!
Do you know Jesus?
He came to set You free . . .
To be Continued . . .