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"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10




Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would be a descendant of David. Ezekiel 17:22-24 Luke 3:23-31
The Messiah would be a descendant of David. Ezekiel 34:23-24 Matthew 1:1



The Messiah would be a descendant of David.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Ezekiel 17:22-24
" 22 Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent: 23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. 24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the Lord have spoken and have done it."
Luke 3:23-31
"Jesus... the son of David..."
More Prophecies Like This Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 1:1-17
Notes

The "high cedar" represents the royal line of David (reference 17:11-13, the Lord's explanation of the use of theses symbols in verses 17:3-4). However, this would be the "highest branch" of the high cedar, the Messiah. The word "branch" is a name used in the Old Testament to represent the Messiah (see: Isaiah 4:2, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:14-15, Zechariah 3:8, 6:12-13).

Rich in messianic imagery, Ezekiel 17:22-24 looks primarily toward the future kingdom of Jesus, King Messiah, during the millennial timeframe. The phrase "plant it" amplifies the previous "set it," and speaks to the fulfillment of God's immutable plan - Jesus is Lord over all and will reign as King on God's "high hill," his holy hill - Mount Zion (see Psalm 2:6). God's promise to Abraham is that "... in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise and is the "tender one," the "tender plant" as in Isaiah 53:2, the "goodly" and "majestic cedar" who is a shelter and blessing to Israel and to all nations. Isaiah 11:10 states "And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious." All nations, "all the trees of the field" shall know Jesus as Lord. Jesus is the root of Jesse, the "low tree" that has been exalted. He is the "dry tree," the "root out of dry ground" (Isaiah 53:2) that flourishes and prospers (Isaiah 53:10).

The Messiah would be a descendant of David.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Ezekiel 34:23-24
" 23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it."
Matthew 1:1
"THE book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
More Prophecies Like This Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 1:1-17,  Luke 3:23-31