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Good News: Prophecy Fulfilled
March 28, 2021

Good News: Prophecy Fulfilled

March 28, 2021

Prophecy Fulfilled

Scholars say that Jesus fulfills over 300 bible prophecies found in the Old Testament. These were written years before Jesus was born. It is amazing to read the writings that so vividly and specifically spoke concerning Jesus’ birth, suffering, death and resurrection. This week as we celebrate the final week of Jesus’ earthly life, we are going to look at two specific passages of scripture that speak so powerfully concerning His suffering and death. As we open up these passages ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the word of God to gain a deeper revelation of the cost of the freedom that we have in Jesus Christ.

Today’s Text:

Isaiah 53:1-5 (NKJV); Psalms 22:14-18 (NKJV); Isaiah 52:13-15 (NKJV)

Prophecy Fulfilled

 

Matthew 26:56 – All this was done that it might be

Isaiah 52&53 – Written about 700 years prior to their .

Psalms 22:14-18 – Written about 1000 years prior to their .

 

Prophecies Fulfilled

Betrayed by a friend. Psalm 41:9; Psalm 55:12-14

Sold for 30 pieces of silver. Zechariah 11:12

False witnesses. Psalm 35:11; Psalm 109:2

Smitten with a rod upon His cheek. Micah 5:1

Spat upon. Isaiah 50:6

Pierced hands and feet. Psalm 22:16

Crucified with thieves. Isaiah 53:9,12

Prayed for His persecutors. Psalm 109:4; Isaiah 53:12

Object of ridicule. Psalm 109:25; Psalm 22:7

His garments were gambled for. Psalm 22:18

His bones were spared from being broken. Psalm 34:20

He was to be pierced. Zechariah 12:10; Psalm 22:16

He was to be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9

He died a voluntary substitutionary death. Isaiah 53:12; Isaiah 50:6

Jesus was the fulfillment of the Word of God. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. Seeing the fulfillment of every prophecy provides the faith and confidence that God’s Word is true and the certainty of the prophecies from the Word of God yet to be fulfilled.

The Cost:

Psalms 22:14-18 (NKJV)

Isaiah 52:13-15 (NKJV)

Arrest- Betrayed by His own

Mocking – Spit on Him, Hit Him, Belittled Him

Crown of Thorns – Placed upon His head

Beating – Marred beyond recognition

Scourging – Roman Scourging – disfigured, beyond recognition

The Nails – pierced His hands and feet

The Piercing – pierced His side – blood and water flowed

The Free Gift:

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV); Romans 5:15-17 (NKJV); Titus 3:4-7 (NKJV)

Making it Personal:

Isaiah 53:4-5 (NKJV)

4 Surely He has borne MY griefs

And carried MY sorrows;

Yet I esteemed Him stricken,

Smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But He was wounded for MY transgressions,

He was bruised for MY iniquities;

The chastisement for MY peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes I am healed.

1 John 2:2 (NKJV)

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for MY sins, and not for mine only but also for the whole world.

Practical Application:

1. How does His suffering and death in my place impact my life?

2. What is the Holy Spirit speaking to me from the Word of God?

3. How can I apply this week what the Holy Spirit is speaking to me?

 

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