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"For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John." Matthew 11:13




Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The forerunner of the Messiah would live in the wilderness. Isaiah 40:3a Matthew 3:1-4
The forerunner would prepare people for the coming of the Messiah. Isaiah 40:3b Luke 1:17
A messenger would prepare the way for the Messiah. Malachi 3:1a Matthew 11:10
The Messiah's forerunner would come in the spirit of Elijah. Malachi 4:5 Matthew 3:1-2
The Messiah's forerunner would turn many to righteousness. Malachi 4:6 Luke 1:16-17



The forerunner of the Messiah would live in the wilderness.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 40:3a
"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."
Matthew 3:1-4
" 1 IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." 3 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. 4 And the same John had his raiment of camels hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:19-28

The forerunner would prepare people for the coming of the Messiah.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 40:3b
"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."
Luke 1:17
"-And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

John 3:28
"Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him."

Matthew 3:11
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:"

John 1:29
"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 3:1-4,  Mark 1:2,  Luke 1:76,  3:16,  John 1:15,  5:33

A messenger would prepare the way for the Messiah.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Malachi 3:1a
"BEHOLD, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts."
Matthew 11:10-11
" 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
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Matthew 3:1-3,  Luke 1:76

The Messiah's forerunner would come in the spirit of Elijah.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Malachi 4:5
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:"
Matthew 3:1-2
" 3:1 IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 11:13-14
" 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Mark 9:13,  Luke 1:17
Notes

John the Baptist, like Elijah, zealously preached a message of repentence, wore clothing of camel hairs (and a leather belt around his waist, see 2 Kings 1:8), lead a solitary life, and had a significant conflict with the king and his wife.

The Messiah's forerunner would turn many to righteousness.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Malachi 4:6
"And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
Luke 1:16-17
" 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

Mark 1:3-5
" 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 11:11