E-mail Augury

My father sent me an email that included a list of Old Testament Messianic prophecies that were directly fulfilled in the New Testament. He sent me the email in tandem with one further detailing his interpretation of the biblical timing of the Rapture, but I don’t really enjoy discussing eschatology, so I won’t go into that here. I do find the miraculous fulfillment of thirty-some prophecies to be particularly awesome, though, so I’m going to post them all here for your enjoyment. I’ll list the prophecies alongside their locations in Scripture and the approximate dates of their penning.

Christ was born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; fulfilled in Matthew 2:1), 700 B.C.

Christ was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; fulfilled in Matthew 1:21-23), 700 B.C.

Christ was a descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3 and 22:18; fulfilled in Matthew 1:1; Galatians 3:16), 1450 B.C.

Christ was of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10; fulfilled in Luke 3:23, 33; Galatians 3:16), 1450 B.C.

Christ was of the house of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16; fulfilled in Matthew 1:1), 930 B.C.

Herod was to murder the infants (Jeremiah 31:15; fulfilled in Matthew 2:16), 600 B.C.

Christ was taken to Egypt (Hosea 11:1; fulfilled in Matthew 2:14-15), 715 B.C.

Christ was heralded by the messenger of the Lord [John the Baptist] (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3), 430 B.C.

Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; fulfilled in Matthew 3:16-17), 700 B.C.

Christ preached good news (Isaiah 61:1; fulfilled in Luke 4:14-21), 700 B.C.

Christ performed miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6; fulfilled in Matthew 9:35), 700 B.C.

Christ cleansed the temple (Malachi 3:1; fulfilled in Matthew 21:12-13), 430 B.C.

Christ ministered in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1; fulfilled in Matthew 4:12-16), 700 B.C.

Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; fulfilled in Matthew 21:4-9), 480 B.C.

Christ first presented Himself as King 173,880 days from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25; fulfilled in Matthew 21:4-11), 530 B.C.

Christ was rejected by the Jews (Psalm 118:22; fulfilled in 1 Peter 2:7), 580 B.C.

Christ died a humiliating death (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53) involving rejection (Isaiah 53:3; fulfilled in John 1:10-11; 7:5), 1400 B.C.

Christ was betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9; fulfilled in Luke 22:3-4; John 13:1) and sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; fulfilled in Matthew 26:14-15)

Christ was silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; fulfilled in Matthew 27:12-14), 680 B.C.

Christ was mocked (Psalm 22:7-8; fulfilled in Matthew 27:31), 1440 B.C.

Christ was beaten (Isaiah 52:14; fulfilled Matthew 27:26) and spit upon (Isaiah 50:6; fulfilled Matthew 27:30), 680 B.C.

Christ’s hands and feet were pierced (Psalm 22:16; fulfilled in Matthew 27:31), 1440 B.C.

Christ was crucified with thieves (Isaiah 53:12; fulfilled in Matthew 27:3), 680 B.C.

Christ prayed for His persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; fulfilled in Luke 23:34), 680 B.C.

Christ’s side was pierced (Zechariah 12:10; fulfilled in John 19:34), 480 B.C.

Christ was given gall/vinegar to drink (Psalm 69:21; fulfilled Matthew 27:34; Luke 23:36), 800 B.C.

Christ’s bones were not broken (Psalm 34:20; fulfilled in John 19:32-36), 1440 B.C.

Christ was buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9; fulfilled in Matthew 27:57-60), 680 B.C.

The guards cast lots for Christ’s garments (Psalm 22:18; fulfilled in John 19:23-24), 1440 B.C.

Christ arose from the dead (Psalm 16:10; fulfilled in Mark 16:6; Acts 2:31), 1440 B.C.

Christ ascended into heaven (Psalm 68:18; fulfilled in Acts 1:9), 800 B.C.

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2 Responses to E-mail Augury

  1. Could you write another post about this topic simply because this post was a bit tricky to comprehend?

    • sadermatt says:

      Just wondering — which portions did you find difficult? Did you not understand the correlations between the OT prophecies and their fulfillment in the NT, or were you just curious as to my intentions for posting the list?

      Trying to guage the purpose for your question so I can properly respond with another post… Thanks!

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