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Prophecies Fulfilled By The Events Of The Gospel

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; to which you do well to heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arise in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19

When the morning star rises the light of day is about to dawn. God planned and ordained all the events of the gospel predicted in the prophetic Scriptures which "must be fulfilled"

After His resurrection the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples:

"Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." Luke 24:25-27

The gospel writers stressed the fact that the Scripture must be fulfilled:

The apostles preached the Gospel from the prophetic Scriptures:

Fulfillment of the prophetic Scriptures confirms the truth of the Gospel, since God alone is able to predict future events with unfailing accuracy.

ProphecyOT RefFulfillment
The Son of GodPsalm 2:7Heb 1:5
Heb 5:5
Of the tribe of JudahMicah 5:2Heb 7:14
To be born at the appointed timeDaniel 9:24,25Gal 4:4
To be born of a virginIsaiah 7:14 (note1)Matt 1:18
To be born at BethlehemMicah 5:2Matt 1:22
To be called out of EgyptHosea 11:1Matt 2:13
Annointing with the Holy SpiritIsaiah 11:2
Isaiah 61:1
Matt 3:16
John 3:34
Acts 10:38
Coming to synagogue at NazarethIsaiah 61:1,2Luke 4:21
Coming into the templeHaggai 2:7
Malachi 3:1
Luke 3:27-32
Entry to Jerusalem on a donkeyZechariah 9:9Matt 21:12
Casting money changers out of the templeJer 7:11
Isaiah 56:7
Matt 21:12
Mark 9:12
John 2:13-16
His zeal for the house of GodPsalm 69:9John 2:17
Betrayed by a friendPsalm 41:9
Psalm 55:12-14
John 13:18,21
Betrayed for thirty pieces of silverZechariah 11:12Matt 26:15,16
Hated without a causePsalm 69:4
Isaiah 49:7
John 15:24,25
Numbered with the transgressorsIsaiah 53:12Mark 15:28
Made intercession for His murderersIsaiah 53:12Luke 23:34
None lost but the son of perditionPsalm 41:9John 7:12
Delivered to the Gentiles, mocked,  
spitefully treated, spat uponIsaiah 50:6
Isaiah 52:4
Luke 18:32
His garments divided and lots cast for themPsalm 22:18John 19:24
Given vinegar to drink for His thirstPsalm 69:21Matt 17:34
Not one of His bones brokenPsalm 22:16
Psalm 34:20
Zech 12:10
John 19:36,37
Led as a lamb to the slaughterIsaiah 53:7,8Acts 8:2
He made to reply to His accusersIsaiah 53:71 Peter 2:23
His disciples left Him and fledZech 13:7Matt 26:56
Buried with the richIsaiah 53:9Matt 27:57-60
Made to be sin for usIsaiah 53:62 Cor 5:21
He will justify manyIsaiah 53:11Rom 5:18
His resurrectionPsalm 16:10Luke 24:6
John 20:7
Acts 2:31
His ascensionPsalm 68:18Luke 24:51
Acts 1:9
Eph 4:8
The chief cornerstone of God's buildingPsalm 118:22-24
Isaiah 28:16
Matt 21:42
1 Peter 2:6,7
Judas to be replacedPsalm 69:25Acts 1:16,17
The giving of the Holy SpiritJoel 2:28,29Acts 2:17,18
Justification by faithHabakkuk 2:4
Isaiah 53:11
Rom 5:1
Gal 3:8
The conversion of the GentilesIsaiah 11:10,21John 10:16
Acts 10:45
Rom 15:9-11
Rebuilding the tabernacle of DavidAmos 9:11,12Acts 15:14-18
Rejoicing and praising God in the churchPsalm 22:22 Isaiah 8:18Heb 2:12,13
Now to him who is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the prophetic scriptures, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Rom 16:25-27


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Note 1: To be born of a virgin

In his book "The New EVIDENCE That Demands A Verdict" Josh McDowell writes...

In Hebrew the word "virgin" is denoted by two words:

1. bethulah: The proper meaning denotes a virgin maiden
2. almeh (veiled): A young woman of marriagable age. This is the word used in Isaiah 7:14.

"Virgin" is denoted in the Greek by the word parthenos; a virgin, marriageable maiden, or young married woman, pure virgin (Matt 1:23)

When the translators of the Septuagint translated Isaiah 7:14 into Greek they used the Greek word parthenos. To them Isaiah 7:14 denoted that the Messiah would be born a virgin.

(Josh uses as his source: Unger,UBD,1159)