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"The officers answered, Never man spake like this man." John 7:46




Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would be a Prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15-19a John 6:14
The Messiah would be a Priest in the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 6:17-20
The Messiah would be Priest and King. Zechariah 6:12-13 Hebrews 8:1
The Messiah would be a King. Genesis 49:10b John 1:49
The Messiah would be a King. Numbers 24:17 John 19:19
The Messiah would be a King. Psalm 2:6 John 12:12-13
The Messiah would be the "Wonderful Counselor." Isaiah 9:6c John 7:46
The Messiah would be the "Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6f Colossians 1:20
The Messiah would be the subject of angels' worship. Deuteronomy 32:43 Luke 2:13-14
The Messiah would be a witness. Isaiah 55:4 John 18:37
The Messiah would be as a shepherd. Isaiah 40:11 John 10:11
The Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2 Matthew 13:34-35
The Messiah would speak in parables. Isaiah 6:9-10b Matthew 13:13-15
The Messiah would speak with a message of grace. Psalm 45:2 Luke 4:22
The Messiah's words would be as a sharp sword. Isaiah 49:2a Revelation 2:12-16
The Messiah would speak with words of authority given to Him from God. Deuteronomy 18:15-19b John 12:48-50
The Messiah would minister in Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2a Matthew 4:12-17
The Messiah would have the full Spirit of God upon him. Isaiah 11:2a Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon him. Isaiah 42:1b Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon him. Isaiah 61:1-2a Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah would have the Spirit of Wisdom. Isaiah 11:2b Luke 2:40
The Messiah would have the Spirit of Understanding. Isaiah 11:2c Luke 2:40
The Messiah would have the Spirit of Counsel. Isaiah 11:2d Matthew 7:28-29
The Messiah would have the Spirit of Might. Isaiah 11:2e Matthew 8:27
The Messiah would have the Spirit of the Knowledge of God. Isaiah 11:2f John 7:29
The Messiah would have the Spirit of the Fear of God. Isaiah 11:2g Hebrews 5:7
The Messiah would have a quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:3a Luke 2:46-47
The Messiah would place his trust in God. Isaiah 50:8-10 John 11:7-10
The Messiah would be just. Zechariah 9:9c John 5:30
The Messiah would not judge on the basis of external representations. Isaiah 11:3b John 7:24
The Messiah would judge the poor with righteousness. Isaiah 11:4 Mark 12:41-44
The Messiah would have compassion for the poor and needy. Isaiah 42:3 Matthew 11:4-5
The Messiah would act with righteousness. Psalm 45:6-7c John 5:30
The Messiah would be responsible for the judgement of mankind. Isaiah 49:2c John 5:22-29
The Messiah would not draw attention to himself. Isaiah 42:2 Matthew 12:15-21
The Messiah would be humble. Zechariah 9:9e Matthew 11:29
The Messiah would have the appearance of an ordinary man. Isaiah 53:2b Philippians 2:7-8
The Messiah would be the cornerstone. Isaiah 28:16 1 Peter 2:4-6
The Messiah would be the cornerstone. Zechariah 10:4 Ephesians 2:20
The Messiah would be the "Rock." 2 Samuel 23:2-4a 1 Corinthians 10:4
The Messiah would be as the "light of the morning." 2 Samuel 23:2-4b Revelation 22:16
The Messiah would say the scriptures were written of him. Psalm 40:6-8b Luke 24:44
The Messiah would give gifts to men. Psalm 68:18b Matthew 10:1
The Messiah would have the key of David. Isaiah 22:22 Revelation 3:7



The Messiah would be a Prophet.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Deuteronomy 18:15-19a
" 15 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him."
John 6:14
"Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world."

Matthew 21:11
"And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."

John 4:19
"The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet."

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Matthew 21:46,  Mark 6:15,  Luke 7:16,  13:33,  24:19,  John 7:40,  9:17,  Acts 3:22-23
Notes

A Prophet Like Moses
There are many ways in which Moses and Jesus were alike as Moses was a model of the Messiah to come. Both were prophets, both were intercessors, and both performed great miracles. However, the fundamental similarities which Moses and Jesus uniquely have in common can be seen as:

1) Both had a direct relationship with God (Moses Deuteronomy 34:10, Jesus: John 6:46, Luke 10:22)
2) Both were mediators (Moses: Exodus 20:18-21, Jesus: 1 Timothy 2:5)
3) Both were deliverers (Moses: Exodus 3:1-10, Jesus John 1:29, 8:31-32, 1 Corinthians 15:56-57)
4) Both were lawgivers (Moses: the Mosaic Law, Jesus: the New Covenant)

It's interesting to note some of the other typological ways in which Moses and Jesus are similar, both survived attacks on their life when they were infants, both left a home of royalty to be a servant of the people and God, both were raised by a step-father, and both were rejected by the nation Israel at their first coming.

Verse 16 - Horeb
Horeb is another name for the Mt. Sinai area. Reference Exodus 20:18-19, at the giving of the ten commandments at Mt. Sinai the people of Israel expressed their great fear of hearing the voice of God, and asked that God's communication be given to them through Moses.

A Prophet, or a Succession of Prophets?
Some commentators understand the word "prophet" as used in Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 to refer to the "prophetic order" or successive line of prophets that would come after Moses. The context of the passage seems to be harmony with this view, but there are several compelling reasons why this scripture points an individual and not a collective body. First, looking at Deuteronomy 34:10-12, the meaning of the phrase "like unto thee" from Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 is expounded upon, " 10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, 12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel." This prophet is to come from the people of Israel, he is to have a face-to-face relationship with God, he is to publicly perform wondrous miracles, he is to deliver the people from bondage, he is to be a servant sent from God to be a witness to all people, and he is to act with authority over the people. While all the prophets were servants commissioned by God, none had the unique relationship that Moses had with God, most did not perform miracles like Moses, and none were delivers of the people as Moses was. However, Jesus supremely embodies all of these qualifications, being the Son of God who was with Him from the beginning, who performed greater miracles, who was completely obedient to God, even unto death, and who and provided a greater deliverance - offering everlasting life and freedom from the bondage of sin and eternal damnation to all that would receive Him as Savior.

Numbers 12:6-8 further supports the view that Deuteronomy 18:15-19 speaks of an individual prophet versus a succession of prophets, " 6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

So while other prophets would come, Moses was set apart from them in his special relationship with God. And yet while Moses uniquely saw the rays of the glory of God, a "similitude" or "form" of the Lord, Jesus has a superior relationship with the Almighty. In John 6:46 Jesus speaking of Himself says, "Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father." The point is that the word "prophet" in Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 cannot be speaking solely of a prophetic order or successive line of prophets that come would after Moses, because none except Jesus truly had the relationship with God that Moses was blessed with.

At the time of Jesus, the premise that the "prophet" would be an individual is clearly seen in passages such as John 6:14, and 7:40. Although John 1:20-25 indicates that though they understood the prophet "like unto me" to be an individual, it appears not all had made the connection that this special prophet would also be the Messiah. In Acts 3:22-23 Peter specifically attributes Deuteronomy 18:15-19 to Jesus.

The Messiah would be a Priest in the order of Melchisedec.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 110:4
"The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek."
Hebrews 6:17-20
" 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."
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The Messiah would be Priest and King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 6:12-13
" 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: 13 Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both."
Hebrews 8:1
"NOW of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;"

Romans 8:34
"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

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The Messiah would be a King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Genesis 49:10b
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
John 1:49
"Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel."

John 12:12-13
" 12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 2:2,  21:5,  27:11,  27:29,  27:37,  Mark 15:2,  15:9,  15:12,  15:26,  Luke 1:33,  19:37-38,  23:3,  23:38,  John 18:39,  19:14,  19:19,  1 Timothy 6:15,  Revelation 1:5,  17:14,  19:16,
Notes

Shiloh means ³the one who brings², or ³until he comes to which it belongs² and is a word commonly attributed as a name for the Messiah. Ezekiel 21:27 uses the same phrase when addressing Zedekiah (the last king of Judah) stating that Israel would not have a king again until Messiah came. The ³scepter² represents the authority and right to rule (See Numbers 24:17,  Esther 4:11,  Isaiah 14:5, and  Hebrews 1:8). King David and then Jesus, who is the ultimate fulfillment of this verse, were both in the genealogical line of Judah. The phrase "gathering of the people" is best translated as "the obedience of the people" (the Jewish Masoretic Text-based "Holy Scriptures" renders it "obedience," as do the NAS, NIV, and NKJ translations). Although at His first coming Jesus' "kingdom" was not of this world (John 18:33-37), this verse mainly looks to His kingship upon earth at His second coming and His glorious millennial reign as King Messiah.

The Messiah would be a King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Numbers 24:17
"I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth."
John 19:19
" And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS."

1 Timothy 6:13-16
" 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen."

>More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 2:2,  21:5,  27:11,  27:29,  27:37,  Mark 15:2,  15:9,  15:12,  15:26,  Luke 1:33,  19:37-38,  23:3,  23:38,  John 1:49,  12:12-13,  18:39,  19:14,  Revelation 1:5,  17:14,  19:16,
Notes

Although at His first coming Jesus' "kingdom" was not of this world (John 18:33-37), this verse mainly looks to His kingship upon earth at His second coming and His glorious millennial reign as King Messiah. The word "Star" was well established in the Eastern culture of the time to mean a prince or ruler, one with dignity, glorious power, and majesty. The fact that the word "Star" refers to a ruler is further supported by the subsequent use of the word "Scepter" immediately following. The word Scepter here represents a symbol of authority and dominion. Numbers 24:14-19 is a continuation of the theme established in Genesis 49:10, which references "scepter" when speaking of "Shiloh," the Messiah to come. See Genesis 49:10, "The Messiah would be a King."

In addition to the people of "Moab" in Numbers 24:17, verse 18 also goes on to reference victory over "Edom." While King David had success against Moab and Edom, this verse cannot refer to him because he did not fully complete their destruction in his victories. In addition, in Numbers 24:14 Balaam says that his prophecies are to be realized "in the latter days." Jeremiah 48-49 also speak of God judgement of Moab and Edom in the latter days 1. Moab and Edom are symbolic of all nations at war or against the nation of Israel 2. Genesis 12:3 says "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee."

Numbers's 24:17 speaks of the "Star out of Jacob," and in Revelation 22:16 Jesus refers to Himself as "the bright and morning star." John 8:12 says "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." Through his saving act of sacrifice and substitution, Jesus defeated death for Israel and all that accept him, and has been exalted with glory and power to the right hand of God the Father. Jesus' first coming was a mission of grace, his second coming will be one of judgement and splendid dominion. For more details on the exaltation and victory of the Messiah, see The Resurrection & Victory of the Messiah.

The Star and the Wise Men
Some point to the star the wise men followed to the baby Jesus (Matthew 2:1-2) as a fulfillment of Numbers 24:17. The birth of royalty was believed by many in ancient times to be preceded by an appearance of a star or comet. While it is interesting that a star did indeed direct the magi to the baby Jesus, Numbers 24:17 is better understood to be speaking of the Messiah Himself, "... the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

1. Dr. James Smith, "What the Bible Teaches About the Promised Messiah" page 62
2. Ibid., page 62

The Messiah would be a King.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 2:6
"Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion."
John 12:12-13
" 12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem," 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."

John 18:37
"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."

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Matthew 2:2,  27:11,  27:29,  27:37,  Mark 15:2,  15:9,  15:12,  15:26,  Luke 1:33,  19:37-38,  23:3,  23:38,  John 1:49,  18:39,  19:14,  19:19

The Messiah would be the "Wonderful Counselor."
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 9:6c
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
John 7:46
"The officers answered, Never man spake like this man."

Luke 4:32
"And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power."

Matthew 13:54
"And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?"

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Matthew 7:28-29,  Mark 13:31,  Luke 2:40,  4:22,  John 6:63  Colossians 2:3  1 Corinthians 1:24
Notes

While the King James Version renders "Wonderful" and "Counselor" as two distinct titles, they are best translated as one, an adjective followed by a noun; "Wonderful Counselor." The Hebrew is "Pele-Yoeitz" and literally translates as "a wonder of a counselor," but the meaning is more profound than today's English language communicates. The Hebrew "Pele" (from the prim. root "pala") is translated "wonderful" in English and means a "miracle" or "extraordinary," and reflects a "supernatural accomplishment," or something "incomprehensible to man" and is only used when describing something that is divine.1  The word "counselor" is often connected with the word "king" (as in Micah 4:9).2  So as the phrase "the government shall be upon his shoulder" communicates that Messiah was to be a king, so does the phrase "Wonderful Counselor."3  But more than just a king, this person is divine, as the word "wonderful" indicates. An excellent example in support of this interpretation is found in Isaiah 28:29;  "This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working."

1. Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, "Messianic Christology" page 39
2. The KJV Parallel Commentary, page 1317
3. Walter C. Kaiser, "The Messiah in the Old Testament" page 163

The Messiah would be the "Prince of Peace."
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 9:6f
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Colossians 1:20
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."

John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

John 16:33
" These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

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Mark 9:50,  Luke 1:79,  John 14:18,  16:22,  Acts 10:36,  Galations 1:3,  Ephesians 2:14,  Philippians 4:7,  2 Peter 1:2
Notes

There are three ways in which the title "Prince of Peace" exclusively and uniquely represents the work and ministry of Jesus:

1. He brought peace between man and God.
2 Corinthians 5:18, says; "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;" The "Peace Offering" in Leviticus 3:1-17  was a voluntary offering that enabled a fellowship with God. Jesus' substitutionary and voluntary act of giving His perfect and unblemished life as a peace offering for all mankind's sin has eliminated the chasm between man and God. For God is Holy and could not accept man in his sinful state. Habakkuk 1:3  says of God; "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity..." Jesus cleansed us of our sins and reconciled us before God. Romans 5:1  says "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Jesus is our peace, the "Prince of Peace."

2. He offers internal peace to those who accept Him as Savior.
Those who accept Jesus as savior are filled with the Holy Spirit who gives a deep and lasting peace. Philippians 4:7  says; "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Jesus in John 14:18  says "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."

3. He will bring peace among all mankind during His milennial reign.
Complete peace among all mankind will only come when Jesus returns to rule on earth. Immediately following the descriptions of the attributes of the Messiah in Isaiah 9:6,  verse 9:7  says; "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 2:4  speaks of that day; "And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."

The Messiah would be the subject of angels' worship.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Deuteronomy 32:43
"Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people."
Luke 2:13-14
" 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
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Hebrews 1:6,  1 Peter 3:22
Notes

While the King James Version of the Bible has no reference to angels in Deuteronomy 32:43, the text "And let all the angels of God worship him" was later found the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1  The writer of Hebrews references the phrase in Hebrews 1:6, and applies it to Jesus.

1. J. Barton Payne, "Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy"

The Messiah would be a witness.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 55:4
"Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people."
John 18:37
"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."

John 3:10-12
" 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"

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John 3:11,  8:14,  Acts 3:15,  1 Timothy 6:13,  Revelation 1:5

The Messiah would be as a shepherd.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 40:11
"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young."
John 10:11
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."

Mark 9:36-37
" 36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me."

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Mark 10:14-16,  Hebrews 13:20,  1 Peter 2:25,  5:4

The Messiah would speak in parables.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 78:2
"I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:"
Matthew 13:34-35
" 13 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 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."
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Matthew 13:13-15

The Messiah would speak in parables.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 6:9-10b
" 9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed."
Matthew 13:13-15
" 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
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Matthew 13:34-35,  Mark 4:12,  Luke 8:10,  John 12:39-40,   Acts 28:26-28,  Romans 11:8,  11:25

The Messiah would speak with a message of grace.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 45:2
"Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever."
Luke 4:22
"And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Josephs son?"
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John 1:17

The Messiah's words would be as a sharp sword.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:2a
"And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;"
Revelation 2:12-16
" 12 ...These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; ... 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."

John 12:48
"He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."

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Luke 4:32,  John 7:45-46,  18:4-6,  Ephesians 6:17,  2 Thessalonians 2:8,  Hebrews 4:12,  Revelation 1:16,  19:15,  19:21

The Messiah would speak with words of authority given to Him from God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Deuteronomy 18:15-19b
" 15 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him."
John 12:48-50
" 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."
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John 8:26,  14:10,  14:24,
Notes

Jesus' statements in John 12:48-50 are a further affirmation of His undeniable credentials as being the Prophet spoken of in Deuteronomy 18:15-19. Just as God told Moses what to say, so Jesus is empowered with authority through the words given to Him directly from His Heavenly Father. Just as God spoke to Moses through a cloud (Exodus 24:16) at Mount Sinai, so He spoke of the authority of Jesus through a cloud (Mark 9:7), "And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him." These words "This is my beloved Son: hear him," spoken to the people of Israel during the time of Jesus are just as valid for us today. Oh that we would just "hear him." In John 14:15 Jesus says "If ye love me, keep my commandments," and in John 15:10 He says, "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in his love."

The Messiah would minister in Galilee.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 9:1-2a
" 1 NEVERTHELESS the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. 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."
Matthew 4:12-17
" 12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim... 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
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Mark 1:14,   Luke 4:14

The Messiah would have the full Spirit of God upon him.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2a
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Matthew 3:16-17
" 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

John 3:34
"For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him."

Colossians 2:9
"For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."

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Matthew 12:18,  Mark 1:10,  Luke 2:40,  4:1,  4:14,  4:18,  John 1:16,  1:32,  3:34,  Acts 10:38,  Colossians 1:19  Revelation 1:4  3:1  4:5  5:6
Notes

Isaiah 11:2 describes seven gifts of the Spirit of God, sometimes referred to as the "Sevenfold Spirit of God."1  These seven gifts are:

1) the Sprit of God, 2) the Spirit of Wisdom, 3) the Sprit of Understanding, 4) the Spirit of Counsel, 5) the Spirit of Power, 6) the Spirit of the Knowledge of the Lord, and 7) the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord.

In the scriptures, the number seven represents "perfection", or "completeness" and is normally associated with God. Since Messiah was to be a prophet (see Deuteronomy 18:15, 18) He would be filled with the Spirit of God. But unlike other prophets, Messiah would be given the Holy Spirit "without measure" (John 3:34).

Note that after "the Spirit of God," the attributes are grouped into three sets of logically paired gifts:2

1. Intellectual attributes:  wisdom and understanding.
2. Adminstrative attributes:  counsel and might (power, the means and authority to accomplish His plans).
3. Spiritual attributes:  knowledge and fear of the Lord.

1. Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, "Messianic Christology" pages 42-43
2. Dr. James E. Smith, "What The Bible Teaches About The Promised Messiah" pages 269-270

The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon him.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 42:1b
"BEHOLD my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles."
Matthew 3:16-17
" 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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Matthew 12:18,  Mark 1:10,  Luke 4:14,  John 1:16,  1:32,  3:34,  Acts 10:38,  Colossians 1:19

The Messiah would have the Spirit of God upon him.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 61:1-2a
"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;"
Matthew 3:16-17
" 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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Matthew 12:18,  Mark 1:10,  Luke 4:14,  John 1:16,  1:32,  3:34,  Acts 10:38,  Colossians 1:19
Notes

Continuing with the theme established for the "shoot from the stem of Jesse" in Isaiah 11:2 and the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 42:1, here we are told again that Messiah will have the Spirit of God upon him. In John 1:32 John the Baptist says that the Sprit of God descended and "abode upon" Jesus. Again in John 1:34 the Baptist says that Jesus has been given the Spirit of God without measure.

Some see Isaiah 61 as Isaiah himself providing comfort and consolation to the suffering Israeli exiles in Babylon. But the only one capable of fulling these prophecies would be the Messiah Himself. Jesus specifically applies Isaiah 61:1-2 to himself in Luke 4:17-21. Isaiah 61:1 paints a picture of the Trinity by referring to the "Lord God" (God the Father), the "Spirit of the Lord God" (the Holy Spirit) and "me" (Messiah, the Son of God).

The Messiah would have the Spirit of Wisdom.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2b
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Luke 2:40
"And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."

Matthew 13:54
"And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? "

1 Corinthians 1:24
"But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."

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Luke 2:52,  1 Corinthians 1:30,  Colossians 2:2-3

The Messiah would have the Spirit of Understanding.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2c
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
John 2:24-25
" 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man."

Mark 2:8
"And immediately, when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?"

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Matthew 12:25,  22:28,  Mark 12:34,  Luke 6:8  11:17
Notes

Understanding; "judgement resulting from wisdom, by which we distinguish things, or decide on their character."1

1. Barnes Notes, Isaiah

The Messiah would have the Spirit of Counsel.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2d
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Matthew 7:28-29
" 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."

John 12:49
"For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak."

Mark 13:31
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away."

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Matthew 4:23,  13:54,  Mark 4:2,  4:34,  6:34,  Luke 4:14,  4:22,  5:3,  24:27,  John 3:2,  6:63,  6:68,  7:14-16,  7:46,  8:2,  8:26,  8:51,  14:24,  15:3,  17:8
Notes

The incredible influence and impact of the words of Jesus are perhaps best summarized in John 7:46; "... Never man spake like this man."

The Messiah would have the Spirit of Might.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2e
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Matthew 8:27
"But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him."

Mark 1:27
"And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him."

Acts 10:38
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."

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Matthew 9:6,  13:54,  17:2,  28:18,  Mark 4:39,  Luke 4:14,  4:32,  8:25,  John 3:35,  15:3,  10:18,  16:15,  17:2,  Romans 1:4,  1 Corinthians 1:24,  Colossians 2:10,  Hebrews 1:3,  Revelation 1:18
Notes

In John 17:2, Jesus, speaking of Himself while praying to God the Father says; "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him." Have you accepted Jesus' gift of eternal life?

The Messiah would have the Spirit of the Knowledge of the Lord.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2f
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
John 7:29
"But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me."

John 8:55
"Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying."

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Matthew 11:27,  John 17:25,  Colossians 2:2-3

The Messiah would have the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:2g
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
Hebrews 5:7
"Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;"

John 14:31
"But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence."

John 8:29
"And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do alway those things that please him."

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Matthew 10:28,  15:20,  Luke 12:5,  John 4:34,  5:30,  6:38,  9:4,  Romans 5:19
Notes

The "fear of the Lord" can be described as having reverence for God, an obedience to God, and a desire to please God.

The Messiah would have a quick understanding in the fear of the Lord.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:3a
"And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:"
Luke 2:46-47
" 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers."

Luke 4:31-32
" 31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. 32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power."

John 14:31
"But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence."

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John 4:34,  8:29
Notes

The phrase "shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord," is also interpreted as "his delight is in the fear of the Lord." Either rendering points to Jesus' immeasurable understanding of the things of God, and his complete and absolute willingness to submit to the will of God.

The Messiah would place his trust in God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 50:8-10
" 8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 9 Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up. 10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God."
John 11:7-10
" 7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him."
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Luke 23:46 

The Messiah would be just.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 9:9c
"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."
John 5:30
"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."
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John 2:24-25,  7:24,  Revelation 3:7

The Messiah would not judge on the basis of external representations.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:3b
"And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:"
John 7:24
"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

John 2:24-25
" 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man."

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Matthew 23:27,  John 8:15-16
Notes

This prophecy is also related to Jesus' second coming.

The Messiah would judge the poor with righteousness.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 11:4
"But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked."
Mark 12:41-44
" 41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living."

Luke 13:30
"And, behold, there are last which shall be first; and there are first which shall be last."

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Matthew 20:16,  Mark 10:30,  12:40,  Luke 20:46-67,  21:1-4

The Messiah would have compassion for the poor and needy.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 42:3
"A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth."
Matthew 11:4-5
" 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them."

Matthew 12:15-20
" 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; ... 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying ... 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory."

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Matthew 11:28,  20:34,  Mark 1:40-41

The Messiah would act with righteousness.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 45:6-7c
" 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
John 5:30
"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."
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Philippians 1:11,  Hebrews 1:8-9

The Messiah would be responsible for the judgement of mankind.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 49:2c
"And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;"
John 5:22-29
" 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: ... 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. ... 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."
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Matthew 25:31-46,  Acts 10:42,  Romans 14:10,  2 Timothy 4:1,  1 Peter 4:5
Notes

Arrows are a metaphor for judgement against the wicked. Here the Messiah is described as a "polished arrow." For other examples of the word arrow being associated with judgement, see Numbers 24:8, Psalm 144:5-6, and Zechariah 9:14.

The Messiah would not draw attention to himself.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 42:2
"He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street."
Matthew 12:15-21
" 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying... 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets."
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Matthew 8:4,  9:30,  16:20

The Messiah would be humble.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 9:9e
"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."
Matthew 11:29
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

John 13:4-14
" 4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. ... 14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one anothers feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."

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Luke 22:27,  2 Corinthians 8:9,  Philppians 2:7-8

The Messiah would have the appearance of an ordinary man.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 53:2b
"For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him."
Philipians 2:7-8
" 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
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Matthew 13:54-57,  Luke 4:28-30,  23:35,  John 8:53

The Messiah would be the cornerstone.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 28:16
"Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."
1 Peter 2:4-6
" 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded."
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Matthew 21:42,  Acts 4:11,  Ephesians 2:20

The Messiah would be the cornerstone.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 10:4
"Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together."
Ephesians 2:20
"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;"
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Matthew 21:42,  Acts 4:11,  1 Peter 2:6

The Messiah would be the "Rock."
Prophecy Fulfillment
2 Samuel 23:2-4a
" 2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."
1 Corinthians 10:4
"And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."
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1 Peter 2:8
Notes

The Holy Trinity is represented in David's last words, with the "Spirit of the Lord" (Holy Spirit), the "God of Israel" (God the Father), and "the Rock of Israel" (the Messiah, the Son of God).

The Messiah would be as the "light of the morning."
Prophecy Fulfillment
2 Samuel 23:2-4b
" 2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."
Revelation 22:16
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
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Luke 1:78,  2 Peter 1:19

The Messiah would say the scriptures were written of him.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 40:6-8b
" 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart."
Luke 24:44
"And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me."

John 5:39-40
" 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."

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Matthew 5:17-18,  Luke 4:17-21,  24:27,  Hebrews 10:5-10

The Messiah would give gifts to men.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 68:18b
"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."
Matthew 10:1
"AND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease."

Ephesians 4:7-11
" 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. ... 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;"

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Matthew 11:28,  16:19,  Luke 9:1,  10:19,  John 4:14,  6:51,  10:28,  14:27,  Acts 4:30,  Romans 5:15,  Revelation 2:26-28,  21:6

The Messiah would have the key of David.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 22:22
"And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open."
Revelation 3:7
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;"
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