Home ] Up ] Arian Catholic Lore and Philosophy ] The Bible in the Arian Catholic Church ] [ Evidence in the Hebrew Testament that Yeshua was the Messiah ] The Commandments ] The Resurrection ] The Virgin Birth ] 33 Theses: Disputation on Apostasies and Heresies ]

Evidence in the Hebrew Testament that
Yeshua was the Messiah

The Hebrew Testament is filled with references prophesying the coming life of Yeshua the Messiah King and Archangel of YaHWeH, at first glance the Hebrew Testament (Old Testament) might appear to be just God’s message to the Jewish people and an account of their history. But it is much more than this. There is something which is part of the very texture of the Hebrew Testament and which cannot be removed without destroying the book as a whole. Simply stated, it is the fact that we have the life history of Yeshua written into the Hebrew Testament like a watermark centuries before he was born.

Chi-Rho = Christ = Messiah

A traditional poetic Christian response to the question: “Where can I find Jesus in the Old Testament?”...

You can find Jesus anywhere you look in the Bible:-

Go to Genesis and there he is, the seed of the woman.
In Exodus, he is there as the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, he is there as the High Priest.
In Numbers, he is there as the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy he is there as the prophet, just like Moses.
In Joshua, he is the captain of our salvation.
In Judges, he is our judge and lawgiver.
In Ruth, he is our kinsman redeemer.
In Samuel, he is the trusted prophet.
In Kings and Chronicles, he is a reigning King.
In Ezra, Jesus is our faithful scribe.
In Nehemiah, he is the rebuilder of the broken down laws in our lives.
In Ester, he is our Mordicia.
In Job, Jesus is our giver of life.
In Psalms, he is the Lord our Shepard.
In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, he is our wisdom.
In the Song of Solomon, he is the lover and the bridegroom.
In Isaiah, he is our prince or peace.
In Jeremiah, he is a righteous branch.
In Lamentations, he is a weeping prophet.
In Ezekiel, he is that wheel turning.
In Daniel you know him as that fourth man in the fiery furnace.
In Hosea, he is that bridegroom that is married to the backslider.
In Joel, he is the baptiser with the Holy Spirit and fire.
In Amos, he is the burden bearer.
In Obadiah, he is the mighty Saviour.
In Jonah, he is the great foreign missionary.
In Micah, he is a messenger with the beautiful feet, carrying the gospel.
In Nahum, he is the avenger of God’s elect.
In Habakkuk, he is the great evangelist crying for a revival.
In Zephaniah, he is the restorer of God’s love.
In Haggai, he is the cleansing fountain.
In Zechariah, he is the merciful Father.
In Malachi, he is the Son of Righteousness, rising with healing in his wings.

 

The Messianic Prophecies

As stated earlier, there are numerous prophecies throughout the Hebrew Testament that testify to the Messiahship of Yeshua by foretelling each key episode in his life. Isaiah alone contains 114 prophecies concerning Yeshua (see the Messianic prophecies of Isaiah below), all of which have come to pass! The key point here is the statistic, the fact that 100% of the prophecies of Isaiah have come true is testimony that Isaiah was a true prophet of God AND that Yeshua was the true Messiah sent by God.

 

How can Yeshua relate being Messiah with being the son of God?

In Psalm 2:6-7 we are told of God's decree that he will have a son...

The prophecy of God having a son (Psalm 2: 6-7)

6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will tell of the decree of the Lord:

He said to me, “You are my son;

today I have begotten you...”

How do we know that the Messiah isn't still yet to come? Couldn't Yeshua have been an impostor? After all he was crucified on a charge of blasphemy!

First of all, if God has sent His Messiah to us, we would definitely have known about it and the visit would have left ripples in the fabric of human history both before and since. - This has happened! Every book in the Hebrew Testament (Old Testament) contains a prophetic reference to the life of the coming Messiah which is matched by an event that took place in Yeshua's life, thus fulfilling each prophecy. The 114 prophecies in the book of Isaiah cover each aspect of Yeshua's life from his birth to his ministry to his suffering and sacrifice for our sins, there are far too many fulfilled prophecies here, written hundreds of years before they happened, to be simply dismissed.

 

Secondly, the recent discovery of Gabriel’s Tablet, which was dated to the first century B.C., proves that in the decades running up to Yeshua’s (Jesus’) birth the old prophesies of Isaiah, Daniel, Zechariah and Haggai were believed to pertain to the imminent arrival of the Messiah and refers to a Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. Even the Magi recognised the signs (see Genesis, and also ***) that the Messiah was about to be born in Bethlehem.

 

Thirdly, the date of the arrival of Yeshua in Jerusalem as the triumphant King riding on the foal of a donkey was predicted to the week in the Book of Daniel (see the prophecy of Daniel below), which came true!

 

Furthermore the charge of blasphemy was based on the testimony of one person which was accepted by the Pharisees as sufficient to execute Yeshua according to Jewish oral tradition (a non-biblical Noahide law). This was contrary to the Law or the Torah (especially Deuteronomy 17:6) which renders the actions of the Pharisees as apostate and Satanic.

 

What proof did Yeshua himself give that he was the prophesied Messiah?

He gave only one proof, which is cited in Matthew 12:38-40 (also confirmed in Matthew 27:63), when he said he would give one proof only to substantiate his Messiahship by quoting Jonah 1:17 (see the Prophecy of Jonah below) where, just as Jonah was in the belly of the beast for three days and three nights, he would rise again in three days and three nights. Yeshua died before sunset on the Passover (a Wednesday) and rose again three days and three nights later at the same time before sunset on the Sabbath (a Saturday), the risen spirit of Yeshua visited Mary Magdalene in Angelic form when she visited the tomb on the Sunday morning (see Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8 and Luke 24:1-12). Yet another prophecy was fulfilled (see Isaiah 53:10–12; Psalms 16:10-11).

 

The Prophecy of Daniel

 

The Prophecy of Jonah

 

Archangel Gabriel’s Stone

The finding of Gabriel’s tablet with the text dated from the late first century B.C. is an amazing discovery that proves that in the decades running up to Yeshua’s (Jesus’) time the old prophesies of Isaiah, Daniel, Zechariah and Haggai were believed to pertain to the imminent arrival of the Messiah! In Jerusalem the tablet (referred to as Gabriel’s Tablet), three-feet-tall with 87 lines written in Hebrew is believed by scholars to date back to decades just before Yeshua’s birth. It is causing quite a stir worldwide with biblical and archaeology scholars, because it speaks about a Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.

The tablet was found near the Dead Sea on the Jordanian side and it is a rare finding of a stone with ink writings from that time era. Some describe it as a type of Dead Sea Scroll written on stone. Much of the text, a vision of the apocalypse transmitted by the angel Gabriel, draws on the Old Testament, especially the prophets Daniel, Zechariah and Haggai.

Lines 19 through 21 of the “Gabriel” Tablet contain words, which translated read: “In three days you will know that evil will be defeated by justice.” And there are other lines that speak of blood and slaughter as pathways to justice. Line 80 of the tablet begins with the words “L’shloshet yamin,” meaning “in three days,” but then fades. Some scholars believe the next word is Hebrew for “live,” and thus: “In three days you shall live, I, Gabriel, command you.

Here is more proof that Yeshua is the Messiah! It seems that in these days approaching the Millennial Sabbath, the Lord is continually opening up signs for our people to see that Yeshua is the suffering servant as expressed in Isaiah 53, and that this and other Messianic prophecies, truly are about a suffering Jewish Messiah.

 

The Magi

The Testimony of the Magi is confirmed in numerous writings, not just confined to the canonical scriptures, they recognised the the time of the coming Messiah was imminent and they recognised the signs that were foretold:-

 

God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:16-18)

 

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. (Genesis 1:14-15)

The Magi saw the signs in the sky and knew that the coming King and Messiah was imminent and travelled to Jerusalem.

Gabriel’s Tablet, which was found in Jerusalem is dated to the late first century BC (just decades before Yeshua’s birth) and testifies to the arrival of the Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.

 

 

 

The Proof of Yeshua’s Messiahship

Many believe that Christ’s signs and wonders were given to prove His Messiahship. Not so, according to the Scriptures! Christ said He would give one proof only to substantiate His Messiahship. Here it is:
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, ‘Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.’ 39 But he answered them, ‘An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth.’ (Matthew 12:38-40 NRSV). Notice carefully, it was not Christ’s resurrection that was the proof of His Messiahship. Rather, it was the length of time He would be in the grave-three days and three nights! This 72-hour period, Jesus said, is what establishes His claim as the Messiah.

Now this leads to a question. Did Jesus mean He would be in the grave parts of days and parts of nights, or did He mean a full three days and three nights? The correct answer to this question is crucial in examining the Sunday resurrection tradition. Anyone familiar with the Bible knows that a day consists of approximately 24 hours called the “evening” and “morning” (Genesis 1:5). A biblical day begins with the going down of the sun, and ends with the going down of the sun the following evening. A biblical day is approximately 24 hours in length, consisting of an approximate 12-hour period of darkness followed by an approximate 12-hour period of light. Jesus described the length of a day, as opposed to the night, when He said:
“...Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world.” (John 11:9). Biblical days are reckoned from “even to even” (Leviticus 23:32). Remember, Jesus said He would be in the grave three days and three nights. Scholars have sought in vain to find either a Hebrew or Greek idiom which would define a biblical day as part of a day only. Both Jonah 1:17, which Jesus quoted when He spoke of three days and three nights, and His statement in Matthew 12:40, are precise and mean exactly what they say. Notice what Jesus stated in Matthew 27:63, Mark 8:31; 9:31, and John 2:18-22.

In Matthew 27:63 Jesus is quoted as saying, “. . . After three days I will rise again.” If we follow the definition of a biblical day, this length of time can only mean that a full 72 hours must be completed. In Mark 8:31 Jesus states that He would be killed and “. . . after three days rise again.” Again, if we are consistent with the Bible definition of a day, this time period has to mean 72 complete hours. In Mark 9:31 Jesus told His disciples that He would “. . . rise the third day.” This length of time has to mean at least 48 hours, but no more than 72 hours. Jesus was asked more than once for a sign-proof of His Messiahship. In John 2:18-21, He replied, “. . . Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Jesus referred to Himself as God’s temple. Again, this could not mean more than 72 hours. These texts make plain that the time period of three days and three nights in the tomb had to be 72 hours, not any less. The fact is: These texts give us the precise time length.

121 Messianic Prophecies of Isaiah fulfilled in Jesus Christ

 

Isaiah Prophecies Hebrew Testament Scripture Second Testament Fulfillment

The Jews would reject the Messiah.

 Isaiah 6:9-10a

 John 12:37-40

The Messiah would teach in parables.

 Isaiah 6:9-10b

 Matthew 13:13-15

The Messiah would be born of a young woman under the law.

 Isaiah 7:14a

 Galatians 4:4

The Messiah would be called Immanuel, "God With Us."

 Isaiah 7:14b

 Matthew 1:21-23, John 12:45

The Messiah would have wisdom from His childhood.

 Isaiah 7:15

 Luke 2:40

The Messiah would be a "Stumbling Stone" for the Jews.

 Isaiah 8:14

 Matthew 21:43-44

The Messiah would minister in Galilee.

 Isaiah 9:1-2a

 Matthew 4:12-17

The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles.

 Isaiah 9:1-2b

 Luke 2:28-32

The birth of the Messiah.

 Isaiah 9:6a

 Luke 2:11

The Messiah would be the Son of God.

 Isaiah 9:6b

 Luke 1:35

The Messiah would be both man and divine mediator (Angel of Great Counsel (LXX)) between man and God.

 Isaiah 9:6c
 LXX Isaiah 9:6

 1 Timothy 2:5-6a

The Messiah would be from everlasting.

 Isaiah 9:6d

 Colossians 1:17

The Messiah would come from the lineage of Jesse.

 Isaiah 11:1a

 Luke 3:23-32

The Messiah would grow up in Nazareth.

 Isaiah 11:1b

 Matthew 2:21-23

The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon Him.

 Isaiah 11:2a

 Matthew 3:16-17

The Messiah would have the Spirit of knowledge and wisdom.

 Isaiah 11:2b

 Matthew 13:54

The Messiah would have the Spirit of knowledge and fear of God.

 Isaiah 11:2c

 Matthew 11:27
 John 15:10

The Messiah would have a quick understanding in the fear of the LORD.

 Isaiah 11:3a

 Luke 2:46-47
 Luke 4:31-32
 John 14:31

The Messiah would not judge on the basis of outward appearance.

 Isaiah 11:3b

 John 2:24-25
 John 7:24

The Messiah would judge the poor with righteousness.

 Isaiah 11:4

 Mark 12:41-44
 Luke 13:30

The Messiah would come from the lineage of Jesse.

 Isaiah 11:10a

 Luke 3:23-32

The Messiah would come for all people.

 Isaiah 11:10b

 Acts 13:47-48

The Messiah would have the key of David.

 Isaiah 22:22

 Revelation 3:7

The Messiah would defeat death (sin).

 Isaiah 25:8

 Revelation 1:18
 2 Timothy 1:10

Several Saints would rise to life at the resurrection of the Messiah.

 Isaiah 26:19

 Matthew 27:52-53

The Messiah would be the cornerstone.

 Isaiah 28:16

 1 Peter 2:4-6

The Messiah would heal the blind.

 Isaiah 35:5a

 Mark 10:51-52
 John 9:1-7

The Messiah would heal the deaf.

 Isaiah 35:5b

 Mark 7:32-35

The Messiah would heal the lame.

 Isaiah 35:6a

 Matthew 12:10-13
 John 5:5-9

The Messiah would heal the dumb.

 Isaiah 35:6b

 Matthew 9:32-33
 Matthew 15:30

The forerunner (John The Baptist) of the Messiah would live in the wilderness.

 Isaiah 40:3a

 Matthew 3:1-4

The forerunner (John The Baptist) would prepare people for the coming of the Messiah.

 Isaiah 40:3b

 Matthew 3:11
 Luke 1:17
 John 1:29
 John 3:28

The Messiah would be God.

 Isaiah 40:3c

 John 10:30
 Philippians 2:5-7

The Messiah would be as a shepherd.

 Isaiah 40:11

 John 10:11
 Mark 9:36-37

The Messiah would be God's messenger.

 Isaiah 42:1a

 John 4:34
 John 5:30

The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon Him.

 Isaiah 42:1b

 Matthew 3:16-17

The Messiah would please God.

 Isaiah 42:1c

 Matthew 3:16-17

The Messiah would not desire personal attention for Himself.

 Isaiah 42:2

 Matthew 12:15-21

The Messiah would have compassion for the poor and needy.

 Isaiah 42:3

 Matthew 11:4-5
 Matthew 12:15-20

The Messiah would receive direction from God.

 Isaiah 42:6a

 John 5:19-20
 John 14:10-11

The Messiah would be ministered to by God.

 Isaiah 42:6b

 John 8:29
 Luke 22:42-43

The Messiah would be the "New Covenant".

 Isaiah 42:6c

 Matthew 26:28

The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles.

 Isaiah 42:6d

 John 8:12

The Messiah would heal the blind.

 Isaiah 42:7

 Matthew 9:27-30
 Matthew 21:14

The Messiah would be the "First and the Last".

 Isaiah 44:6

 Rev. 1:17-18

The Messiah would be from everlasting.

 Isaiah 48:16

 John 17:24

The Messiah would come for all people.

 Isaiah 49:1a

 1 Timothy 2:4-6

The Messiah would be called by God while in the womb.

 Isaiah 49:1b

 Matthew 1:20-21

The Messiah would be called by His name before he was born.

 Isaiah 49:1c

 Luke 1:30-31

The Messiah's words would be as a sharp as a two-edged sword.

 Isaiah 49:2a

 Rev. 2:12-16
 John 12:48

The Messiah would be protected by God.

 Isaiah 49:2b

 Matthew 2:13-15

The Messiah would be empowered for the judgment of mankind.

 Isaiah 49:2c

 John 5:22-29

The Messiah would be God's servant.

 Isaiah 49:3a

 John 17:4

The Messiah's life and death would glorify God.

 Isaiah 49:3b

 Matthew 15:30-31

The Messiah would be sorrowful because of the Jew's unbelief.

 Isaiah 49:4

 Luke 19:41-42

The Messiah would be God's servant.

 Isaiah 49:5a

 John 6:38
 John 8:29

The Messiah would come to bring Israel back to God.

 Isaiah 49:5b

 Matthew 15:24
 Matthew 10:5-7

The Messiah would be God's servant.

 Isaiah 49:6a

 John 1:49-50

The Messiah would be a light to the Gentiles.

 Isaiah 49:6b

 Acts 13:47-48

The Messiah would be despised.

 Isaiah 49:7

 John 10:20
 Matthew 27:22

The Palms of the Messiah would be a witness.

 Isaiah 49:16

 John 20:25-28

The Messiah would speak with God given knowledge.

 Isaiah 50:4

 John 12:49
 Matthew 7:28-29

The Messiah would not be rebellious to God's will.

 Isaiah 50:5

 John 12:27

The Messiah's back would be lashed (stripped).

 Isaiah 50:6a

 Matthew 27:26

The Messiah's face would be beaten and spit upon.

 Isaiah 50:6b

 Matthew 26:67

The Messiah would not waver from His mission.

 Isaiah 50:7

 Luke 9:51-53

The Messiah would be justified by His righteousness.

 Isaiah 50:8

 1 Timothy 3:16
 Hebrews 8:32-34

The Messiah would completely trust in God.

 Isaiah 50:8-10

 John 11:7-10

The Messiah would proclaim the gospel from the mountain tops.

 Isaiah 52:7

 Matthew 5:1-7:29
 John 14:31

The Messiah would be God's servant.

 Isaiah 52:13a

 John 9:4
 John 14:31

The Messiah would be highly exalted by God.

 Isaiah 52:13b

 Philippians 2:9-11

The Messiah's face would be disfigured from extreme beatings during His trial.


 Isaiah 52:14

 Mat. 26:67-68
 Mat. 27:26-30

The Messiah's blood would be shed to make atonement for all mankind.

 Isaiah 52:15

 Revelation 1:5

The Messiah's own people would reject Him.

 Isaiah 53:1

 John 12:37-38

The Messiah would grow up in Nazareth.

 Isaiah 53:2a

 Matthew 2:21-23

The Messiah would appear as an ordinary man.

 Isaiah 53:2b

 Philippians 2:7-8

The Messiah would be despised.

 Isaiah 53:3a

 Luke 4:28-29

The Messiah would be rejected.

 Isaiah 53:3b

 Mat. 27:21-23

The Messiah would suffer great sorrow and grief.

 Isaiah 53:3c

 Luke 19:41-42
 Mat. 26:37-38
 Matthew 27:46

Men would deny association with the Messiah.

Isaiah 53:3d

 Mark 14:50-52
 Mat. 26:73-74

The Messiah bore our sorrows and sufferings

Isaiah 53:4a

 Luke 6:17-19
 Matthew 8:16-17

The Messiah would bear the sins of the world upon Himself.


 Isaiah 53:4b

 1 Peter 2:24
 1 Peter 3:18

Many would think the Messiah to be cursed by God.

 Isaiah 53:4c

 Mat. 27:41-43

The Messiah would bear the penalty of death for man's sins.

 Isaiah 53:5a

 Luke 23:33
 Hebrews 9:28

The Messiah's would be bruised for our iniquities.
 

 Isaiah 53:5b

 Colossians 1:20
 Eph. 2:13-18

The Messiah's back would be lashed at His trial.

 Isaiah 53:5c

 Matthew 27:26
 1 Peter 2:24

The Messiah would be the sin-bearer for all mankind.

 Isaiah 53:6

 Galatians 1:4

The Messiah would be oppressed and afflicted.

 Isaiah 53:7a

 Mat. 27:27-31

The Messiah would be silent as a lamb before His accusers.

 Isaiah 53:7b

 Mat. 27:12-14

The Messiah would be God's sacrificial lamb.

 Isaiah 53:7c

 John 1:29
 John 19:14-18

The Messiah would be condemned and persecuted.

 Isaiah 53:8a

 Mat. 26:47-27:31

The Messiah would be judged.

 Isaiah 53:8b

 John 18:13-22
 Mat. 26:57-66
 Matthew 27:1
 Matthew 27:22
 Luke 23:11

The Messiah would be killed.

 Isaiah 53:8c

 Matthew 27:35

The Messiah would die for the sins of the world.

 Isaiah 53:8d

 1 John 2:2

The Messiah would be buried in a borrowed rich man's tomb.

 Isaiah 53:9a

 Matthew 27:57

The Messiah would be completely innocent.

 Isaiah 53:9b

 Mark 15:3

The Messiah would have no deceit guile in His mouth.

 Isaiah 53:9c

 John 18:38
 Luke 23:33-34
 1 Peter 2:21-22

God's will would be that the Messiah should die for all mankind.

 Isaiah 53:10a

 John 18:11
 Romans 3:23-26

The Messiah would be a sin offering.

 Isaiah 53:10b

 Matthew 20:28
 Ephesians 5:2

The Messiah would be resurrected and live forever.

Isaiah 53:10c

 Mark 16:16
 Rev. 1:17-18

The Messiah would prosper.

 Isaiah 53:10d

 John 17:1-5
 Revelation 5:12

God would be completely satisfied with the suffering of the Messiah.

 Isaiah 53:11a

 John 12:27
 Matthew 27:46

The Messiah would be God's servant.

 Isaiah 53:11b

 Romans 5:18-19

The Messiah would justify man before God.

 Isaiah 53:11c

 Romans 5:8-9

The Messiah would be the sin offering for all mankind.

 Isaiah 53:11d

 Hebrews 9:28

The Messiah would be exalted by God for his sacrifice.

 Isaiah 53:12a

 Matthew 28:18

The Messiah would freely lay down His life to save mankind.

 Isaiah 53:12b

 Luke 23:46

The Messiah would be counted with the criminals.

 Isaiah 53:12c

 Luke 23:32

The Messiah would be the sin offering for all mankind.

 Isaiah 53:12d

 2 Cor. 5:21

The Messiah would intercede for man to God.

 Isaiah 53:12e

 Luke 23:34

The Messiah would be resurrected by God.

 Isaiah 55:3

 Acts 10:40-41
 Acts 13:34

The Messiah would be a witness.

 Isaiah 55:4

 John 3:10-12
 John 18:37

The Messiah would come to provide salvation for all mankind.

 Isaiah 59:15-16a

 John 6:40
 1 Thes. 5:8-10

The Messiah would intercede between God and man.

 Isaiah 59:15-16b

 Mat. 10:32-33
 Romans 8:34

The Messiah would come to Zion as their Redeemer.

 Isaiah 59:20

 Luke 2:38
 John 10:11

The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon Him.

 Isaiah 61:1

 Matthew 3:16-17

The Messiah would preach the gospel of "Good News".

 Isaiah 61:1-2

 Luke 4:18-21

The Messiah would come to provide salvation.

 Isaiah 63:5

 John 3:17
 Col. 2:13-15

The Messiah would be revealed to a people who were not seeking Him.

 Isaiah 65:1

 Mat. 15:22-28
 Romans 10:18-20

The Messiah would be rejected by His own (Jews).

 Isaiah 65:2

 John 5:37-40

The Prophecy of Daniel

 

The Prophecy of 

 

Archangel Gabriel's Stone

 

The Magi

The Testimony of the Magi is confirmed in numerous writings, not just confined to the canonical scriptures, they recognised the the time of the coming Messiah was imminent and they recognised the signs that were foretold:-

 

God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:16-18)

 

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. (Genesis 1:14-15)

The Magi saw the signs in the sky and knew that the coming King and Messiah was imminent and travelled to Jerusalem.

Gabriel’s Tablet, which was found in Jerusalem is dated to the late first century BC (just decades before Yeshua’s birth) and testifies to the arrival of the Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.

 

The prophecy of God having a son (Psalm 2: 6-7)

6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will tell of the decree of the Lord:

He said to me, “You are my son;

today I have begotten you.

 

 

 

1. The Birth of Jesus ( OT)

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

1.  The Birth of Jesus (NT)

Mat 1:21-23 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us

2.  John The Baptist ( OT)

Isa 40:3-5 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:  And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

2. John The Baptist (NT)

Mat 3:1-3  In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3. The Messiah ( OT)

Isa 61:1-3  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

3. The Messiah (NT)

Luk 4:16-21  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.  And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

4.  The Temptation ( OT)

 Psa 91:11-12  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4.  The Temptation (NT)

Mat 4:5-6   Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

5.  The Light (OT)

Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

5.  The Light (NT)

 Mat 4:16-17  The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.  From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

6. Taught in Parables (OT)

Psa 78:2-3  I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

6.  Taught in Parables (NT)

 Mat 13:34-35 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

 7.  The Cleansing of the Temple (OT)

 Psa 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

7.  The Cleansing of the Temple (NT)

 Joh 2:16-17  And [Jesus] said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

8. His Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (OT)

Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

8.  His Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (NT)

Luk 19:33-35  And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him.  And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

9.  The Skeptics (OT)

Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed.

9.  The Skeptics (NT)

Joh 12:37-38  But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

10.  His Crucifixion (OT)

 Psa 22:6 - 8  But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Psa 22:16  For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psa 22:17-18 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Psa 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

Psalm 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

10.  His Crucifixion (NT)

Mat 27:39-43  And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Luke 23:3  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Mat.  27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Joh 19:32-33 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

Mat 27:34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

11.  Resurrection( OT)

 Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11.  Resurrection (NT)

 Act 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

12.  Ascension (OT)

 Psa 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them

12.  Ascension (NT)

 Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

 

Chi-Rho

All quotes from the Holy Bible, unless otherwise stated, use:
New Revised Standard Version
. 1989. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Back to the Top Top Of Page

 Home | Arian Catholic Creed | Arian Catholic Hymn | Arian Catholic Lore and Philosophy

holy-catholic.org 
arian.org.uk | arian-catholic.org
holy-catholic.org.uk | arian-catholic.org.uk

enquiriesNo SPAM at symbolholy-catholic.org

 © 2005-9 Rev Dr B B M J Mackenzie-Hanson, BA (Hons), DD, acOSB.

PowerMacintosh G3