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How Many Prophecies Of Jesus In Old Testament?
The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with prophecies about Jesus that have been fulfilled. These prophecies span from hundreds of years prior to his birth, to events during his lifetime, to the time of his death and resurrection.
In Genesis 3:15, God speaks to the serpent and declares, “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.” This was the first prophecy of a Savior and His victory over sin and death.
In Genesis 12:3 God says, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” This is a prophecy of how the nations of the world will respond to the Messiah.
Isaiah 7:14 is among the most well-known prophecies of Jesus. It says, “Therefore, the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:6 speaks of Jesus as “The everlasting Father” and “The Prince of Peace.” This prophecy speaks of the nature of Jesus as both divine and human.
In Isaiah 53, God predicts a coming Savior who will be rejected, persecuted, and put to death for the sins of mankind. Even though the Messiah will suffer, God says He will be “brought as a lamb to the slaughter.” This is a prophecy of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
In Micah 5:2, a prophecy about the town of Bethlehem is given. It says “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” This prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem.
In Zechariah 9:9, God foretells of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It says, “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The Old Testament is replete with prophecies of Jesus and His mission. These prophecies were fulfilled in His life, death, and resurrection. The fact that these prophecies were fulfilled proves that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Savior of the world.