Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by. Let’s learn together. We will spend today’s time doing a little cross-referencing of The Old and New Testaments. In this post today, we continue to look for answers as to who Jesus Christ was, is, and will be in the future.
Do you remember what I said in our prior discussions? Many people believe Jesus was one of three things:
- A liar
- A lunatic
- The Son of God
Today, we will look at Old Testament references to Jesus Christ as the coming Messiah alongside New Testament passages that confirm Jesus Christ came and fulfilled those prophecies.
OT – “He will crush your head.” – Genesis 3:15 / NT – 1 John 3:8, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
OT – “The scepter will not depart from Judah.” Genesis 49:10 / NT – Luke 3:33, “the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah…”
OT – “The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect.” Exodus 12:5 / NT – 1 Peter 1:19, “but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
OT – “He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever.” 2 Samuel 7:13 / NT – Matthew 1:1, “A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
And still another
OT – “You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet.” Psalm 8:5-6 / NT – Hebrews 2:5-9, “It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified, ” What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet.”
OT – “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, “Here I am, I have come – it is written about me in the scroll.” Psalm 40:6-8 / NT “Therefore when Christ came into the world he said, ” Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ”Here I am – it is written about me in the scroll.” Hebrews 10:5-10
We’ve only scratched the surface.
Are you starting to see what I see as you read these passages?
Scripture from the Old Testament speaks of the coming Messiah, and we can see from Scripture in the New Testament that Jesus Christ fulfills those prophecies.
Can we tie the two together?
If Jewish people read the Old Testament and then read the New Testament, they would see what God spoke through the prophets in the Old Testament has already come true in the one called Jesus.
Many jews are still waiting for the Messiah to come. He has already come according to the New Testament Scriptures.
The eyewitnesses and the disciples testified and proclaimed his appearance. Jesus appeared to more than 500 people after his resurrection. Jesus is not fake news.
We have a long way to go before we finish the cross-references, but let’s stop here for now. Do yourself a favor and go back and reread the passages from your Bible. Read the footnotes if you have a study Bible. See the words for yourself.
See you next time.
John 1:11, “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”
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