Its Origin, Results, and Remedy
Prophecies Relating to Christ
1. WHOM did
Moses say the Lord would raise up?
"The Lord thy
God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of
thy brethren, like unto me, unto Him ye shall harken." Deut. 18:15.
See also verse 18.
use of this prophecy by the apostle Peter shows that it referred to
truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God
raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me. . . . Yea, and all the
prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken,
have likewise foretold of these days." Acts 3:22-24.
3. In what
language did Isaiah foretell Christ's birth?
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name
Immanuel." Isa. 7:14.
4. In what
event was this prophecy fulfilled?
"Now all this was done [the birth of Jesus of the Virgin
Mary], that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the
prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring
forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us." Matt. 1:22,23.
was the Messiah to be born?
"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among
the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that
is to be ruler in Israel." Micah 5:2.
was Jesus born?
"Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the
king." Matt. 2:1.
what striking emblem was He prophesied of by Balaam?
"There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall
rise out of Israel." Num. 24:17.
8. In what
scripture does Christ apply the same emblem to Himself?
"I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and
morning star." Rev. 22:16. See also 2 Peter. 1:19; Rev.
prophecy was fulfilled in the slaughter of the children of Bethlehem?
"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 inquired of the wise
men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
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." Matt. 2:13-18.
was Christ's first advent to be heralded?
"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare
ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our
God." Isa. 40:3.
whom was this fulfilled?
"And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent
priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? . . . he
said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight
the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias." John 1:19-23.
was Christ to be received by His own people?
despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and
we esteemed Him not." Isa. 53:3.
13. How is
the fulfillment of this prophecy recorded?
"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the
world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him
not." John 1:10,11.
was predicted of Christ's preaching?
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath
anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to
bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the
opening of the prison to them that are bound." Isa. 61:1.
application did Jesus make of this prophecy?
"And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His
custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up
for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet
Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was
written, 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 broken-hearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. . . . And He began to say
unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." Luke
4:16-21. See Luke 7:19-22.
according to prophecy, was Christ to conduct Himself when on trial?
"He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His
mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before
her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth." Isa. 53:7.
accused by His enemies before Pilate, how did Christ treat these
"Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they
witness against Thee? And He answered him to never a word; insomuch
that the governor marveled greatly." Matt. 27:13;14.
prophecy foretold of the disposal of Christ's garments at the crucifixion?
"They part My garments among them, and cast lots upon
My vesture." Ps. 22:18.
record answers to this prophecy?
"And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting
lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They
parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast
lots." Matt. 27:35.
was foretold of His treatment while on the cross?
"They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they
gave Me vinegar to drink." Ps. 69:21.
was offered Christ at His crucifixion?
"They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and
when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink." Matt. 27:34. See
also John 19:28-30.
whom did the prophet Isaiah say Christ would make His grave?
"And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich
in His death." Isa. 53:9.
whom was Christ crucified?
"Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on
the right hand, and another on the left." Matt. 27:38.
took charge of Christ's body after it was taken down from the cross?
"A rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, . . . went to
Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. . . . He wrapped it in a clean linen
cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the
rock." Verses 57-60.
experience in the life of a noted prophet indicated the length of Christ's
stay in the grave?
"But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for as Jonas was three days and
three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three
days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matt. 12:39,40.
prophecy foretold Christ's triumph over death?
"For Thou wilt not leave My soul in hell; neither wilt
Thou suffer Thine Holy
One to see corruption." Ps. 16:10. See Acts 2:24-27.
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