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The Old Testament cannot be correctly understood without viewing it through the lens of Jesus Christ.
“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,”
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.”
Key Old Testament Prophecies:
Jesus as the Seed:
1. The Victorious Seed
Genesis 3:15 (NIV)
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.””
2. The Blessing Seed
Galatians 3:16 (NKJV)
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.”
3. The Eternal Ruling Seed
II Samuel 7:12-13 (NKJV)
““When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
Jesus as the Suffering Servant:
1. Forsaken and Pierced
Psalm 22:1, 16, 18 (NIV)
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”
2. Suffering and Substituting
Isaiah 53:3-5, 7, 10 NIV
“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and his wounds heal us.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.”
Jesus as the Resurrected:
1. Delivered from Death and Decay
Psalm 16:10 (NIV)
“because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.”
2. Will see the Light of Life
Isaiah 53:11 (NIV)
“After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.”
Jesus as the Global King and Heir of the Nations:
1. Jesus made King invited to ask for all nations
Psalm 2:1-6 (NIV)
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.””
Psalm 2:7-9 (NIV)
“I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.”
“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.””
2. Jesus is "son of man" given all authority
Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV)
““In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”
The "Year" and "Day" of Jesus:
Isaiah 61:1-2 (NIV)
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God.