The Old Testament predictions of Jesus:
Is it important? – Yes – Peter speaks (Acts 3) "What God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled." In these prophecies we find many secrets as to why Jesus died. Please look them up in your Bible.
Deuteronomy 18 – Moses foretold the character of the coming Messiah – one whose word was final and to be obeyed.
Psalm 2 – David prophesied of the coming King – God's Son
Psalm 22 – graphically describes the sufferings of the crucifixion
Psalm 110 – previews the exaltation of the Messiah
Isaiah 53 – explains very clearly the cause of Jesus sufferings
I quote "He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities....
"The Lord laid on Him the sins of us all
"When His soul is made an offering for sin..
"He was numbered with the transgressors, yet He bore the sins of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors."
The whole crucifixion story takes on a new meaning when we read Isaiah 53 – it is God at work reconciling people back to Himself.
The song is good
"Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah , what a Saviour"
Many more Old Testament places tell more about the Lord Jesus. Try reading Zechariah (9:9, 12:10 13:6-9 14:4)
For the many who do not read the New Testament eg Jews, this OT teaching is very relevant.
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