Arquivo para December 13th, 2023

Prophecies about the coming of Jesus

13 Dec

There were many prophecies about the coming of the messiah, although Isaiah’s is the most cited (Isaiah 7:14): “therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive, and will give birth to a son, and will call him his name Emmanuel.”

What does God mean with us, so is the first argument that Jesus was God”, but Zechariah’s eight visions are interesting for two reasons: that he spoke most about messianic prophecies and that his name is that of the father, the last and greatest of the prophets John the Baptist, Zechariah means “remembered by God”.

Thus the prophet Zechariah, who is not Elizabeth’s husband, among his various prophecies, predicted the coming of the Messiah to Jerusalem and the rejection by His people (Zechariah 9,11).

Bethlehem was a small village, the birthplace of King David, and the prophet Micah (5:2) who predicted the hometown of Jesus, was said to be from Bethlehem of Ephrath, from the clan of Judah (one of the 12 tribes of Israel born from the children of Israel, Jacob’s new name), said Micah: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, from you will come to me one who will be ruler over Israel. Its origins lie in the distant past, in ancient times.”

Yes, because a prophecy in the first biblical book, which states that from the Jewish people (Hebrews at the time of Abraham), nine people will be born, is in Genesis (12:2-3):

“I will make you a great people, and I will bless you. I will make your name famous, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless him, and I will curse those who curse him; and through you all the peoples of the earth will be blessed”, see that the prophecy goes beyond the Abrahamic peoples, although there are Jews and Christians who do so.

 And finally the prophet made to David in Psalm 89:3-4: “I made a covenant with my chosen one, I swore to my servant David: “I will establish your lineage forever and I will establish your throne for all generations”.

Joseph, Mary’s husband, went to Bethlehem (prophesied by Micah) because he was from David’s lineage and his son should be registered there, so it is also a historical fact, as there was a sense when Jesus was born.

Someone who knows the Bible may ask and John the Baptist, yes he baptized Jesus and did not prophesy but announced (or if you prefer the greatest prophesy), after me will come one “who am not worthy even to untie his sandals” (John 1:27), well whoever untied his sandals slaves were to wash the feet and John the Baptist did not even consider himself worthy of this.

There are so many prophecies, and the fit is so divine and logical (the sense that Jesus told, for example), that the sign of his birth is divinely and humanly clear.