Foretold and Fulfilled

Prophecies and fulfillment (Old and New Testaments) on the birth and life of Jesus Christ

In (Genesis 12:3 and 22:18) the Lord told Abraham that by His design,
the blessing of the Messiah would come from his (Abraham’s) own line. (Matthew 1:1)

The Messiah’s mother would be a virgin–Immanuel, He’d be called. (Isaiah 7:14)
By an angel in a dream, to Joseph, this was confirmed and recalled. (Matthew 1:18-23)

(Genesis 17:19 and Numbers 24:17) reference Isaac and Jacob, these two–
(Matthew 1:2,16) shows Jesus Christ as a descendent of theirs, so this became true.

(Micah 5:2) prophesies Bethlehem Ephrathah as the town of Jesus’ birth.
(Luke 2:1-7) tells how that came about, making it a place of special worth.

In (Hosea 11:1) is the prophetic, “Out of Egypt, I called My son.”
In (Matthew 2:13-15) an angel warned Joseph to take Mary and the Child to Egypt, to protect God’s Holy One.

He would be a member of the tribe of Judah, as recorded in (Genesis 49:10)–
In (Luke 3:33) it’s confirmed, in the genealogy of Jesus, how that had actually been.

Some see, as prophetic, Jesus entering the temple noted in (Malachi 3:1);
Then in (Luke 2:25-33), we see Mary and Joseph bringing into the temple their son.

(Jeremiah 23:5) The Lord said He would raise up for David a righteous Branch–a King to reign. In (Matthew 1:6), that the Messiah would come from the house of David is again made plain.

Great sorrow is predicted in (Jeremiah 31:15) to come at the time of the Messiah’s birth;
(Matthew 2:16-18) Herod kills boys two and under, causing mothers to grieve at their children’s irreplaceable worth.

Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension, and seating at God’s right hand: (Psalm 22:16; Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 53:10-11; Psalm 68:18; Psalm 110:1)
Shown to be fulfilled, as God had planned: (1 Peter 2:21-22; Luke 23:33; Acts 2:25-32, Acts 1:9; Hebrews 1:3)

P. A. Oltrogge

“And she gave birth to her first-born son, and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

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