Saturday, December 13, 2014

Prophecies of Jesus fulfilled Part 1 [Genesis]

Well here is an ambitious project.  There are hundreds of prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament which are fulfilled in the New Testament.  My aim is to catalog them all and show where they are fulfilled.  In this first installment, I will concentrate only on the Prophecies about Jesus contained in the book of Genesis.  My hope is that this will also be a helpful reference for others when it is finished.  The prophecies are in bold followed by an outline of what the prophecy says [sometimes multiple ideas in a single verse] then the references to where it is fulfilled int he New Testament.  I have left out commentary on these passages for now and am letting the Scripture speak for itself. [All Scripture references are from the NASB translation.]
  1. -Genesis 3:15- "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
    1. He will be the seed of a woman [virgin birth].-Matthew 1:18-Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.-Galatians 4:4-5-But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
    2. He will bruise Satan's head.
      -Hebrews 2:14-Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,-1 John 3:8-the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
    3. Christ's heel would be bruised with nails on the cross.-Luke 24:39-40-"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.  And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
  2. -Genesis 9:26,27-He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.  May God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant."
    1. The God of Shem will be the son of Shem.
      -Luke 3:36-
      the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
  3. -Genesis 12:3-And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
    1. The seed of Abraham will bless all nations.-Galatians 3:8-The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."
      -Acts 3:25,26-
      "It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.'"For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."
  4. -Genesis 12:7-The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
    1. The Promise made to Abraham's Seed.-Galatians 3:16-Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
  5. -Genesis 14:18-And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
    1. A priest after the order of Melchizedek.-Hebrews 6:20-where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
  6. -Genesis 17:19-But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
    1. King of Peace and Righteousness.-Hebrews 7:2-to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
  7. -Genesis 22:8-Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.
    1. The Lamb God promised.-John 1:29-The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
  8. -Genesis 22:18-"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
    1. As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations.-Galatians 3:16-Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
  9. -Genesis 26:2,3,4,5-The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you."Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham."I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."
    1. The seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer.-Hebrews 11:18-it was he to whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED."
  10. -Genesis 28:12-He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
    1. The Bridge to Heaven.-John 1:51-And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
  11. -Genesis 28:14-"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
    1. The Seed of Jacob.-Luke 3:34-the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
  12. -Genesis 49:10-"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
    1. The time of His coming.-Luke 2:1-7-Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.  This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.  While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
      -Galatians 4:4-
      But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
    2. The Seed of Judah.
      -Luke 3:33-
      the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
    3. Called Shiloh [means One Sent].
      -John 17:3-
      "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
    4. Messiah to come before Judah lost identity.
      -John 11:47-52-
       Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs. “If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
    5. Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be.
      -John 10:16-“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

Keep the lookout for more prophecies and fulfillments to come.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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