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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:1




Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would be the creator of all. Psalm 102:25-27b John 1:3
The Messiah would be Lord. Psalm 110:1a Matthew 22:41-45
The Messiah would be holy. Daniel 9:24b Luke 1:35
The Messiah would be God. Psalm 45:6-7b Hebrews 1:8-9
The Messiah would be God. Isaiah 7:14c John 12:45
The Messiah would be God. Isaiah 40:3c John 10:30
The Messiah would be God. Jeremiah 23:5-6b John 13:13
The Messiah would be both God and man. Jeremiah 23:5-6c 1 Timothy 3:16
The Messiah would be both God and man (the "Mighty God"). Isaiah 9:6d John 10:30
The Messiah would be God Zechariah 11:10-11b John 14:7
The Messiah would be God Zechariah 11:12-13d John 12:45
The Messiah would be both God and man. Zechariah 12:10b John 10:30
The Messiah would be both God and man Zechariah 13:7c John 14:9



The Messiah would be the creator of all.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 102:25-27b
" 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end."
John 1:3
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

Ephesians 3:9
"And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"

Hebrews 1:10-12
" 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:10,  1 Corinthians 8:6,  Colossians 1:16  Hebrews 1:2

The Messiah would be Lord.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 110:1a
"THE Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool."
Matthew 22:41-45
" 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Mark 12:36,  Luke 20:43

The Messiah would be holy.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Daniel 9:24b
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."
Luke 1:35
"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Mark 1:24,  John 8:46,  1 John 3:5,  Revelation 3:7

The Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 45:6-7b
" 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."
Hebrews 1:8-9
" 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1,  1:14,  8:58,  10:30,  12:45,  14:7-9,  Philippians 2:7,  Colossians 2:8-9,  1 Timothy 3:16,  Hebrews 2:14,  1 John 4:2

The Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 7:14c
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel."
John 12:45
"And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me."

1 Timothy 3:16
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1,  1:14,  8:58,  10:30,  14:7-9,  Philippians 2:5-7,  Colossians 2:8-9,  Hebrews 2:14,  1 John 4:2
Notes

As Matthew 1:23 states, the name Immanuel means "God with us," and is representative of the literal event of God becoming a man, and dwelling among us. Isaiah 9:6 (Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace) and Jeremiah 23:5-6 (The Lord our Righteousness) are other examples of names being applied to the Messiah that describe his nature and attributes.

The Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 40:3c
"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."
John 10:30
"I and my Father are one."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1,  1:14,  8:58,  12:45,  14:7-9,  Colossians 2:8-9,  Hebrews 2:14,  1 John 4:2
Notes

John the Baptist, "the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness," points to Jesus' pre-existence as God in John 1:15 saying, "...This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me." In speaking of Jesus, he says, "He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all."

The Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Jeremiah 23:5-6b
" 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
John 13:13
"Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am."

John 12:45
" And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 23:41-45,  Mark 12:35-37,  Luke 20:41-44,  John 1:1-14,  8:58,  10:30,  10:38,  14:7-10,  Romans 9:5,  Philippians 2:5-7  Colossians 2:9  1 Timothy 3:16,  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 1:3,  1:8-9,  2:14
Notes

The Hebrew text for the name LORD used in Jeremiah 23:6 is "YHWH" (commonly rendered "Jehovah"), clearly referring to God (and not a social position of man). The King described here is called, "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS," signifying his deity.1  Whereas Israel's good kings and bad kings alike were sinners, this descendent of David would be holy and righteous.

In Jeremiah 33:16, the same name, "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" is applied to Jerusalem. Some point to this to say that the name in Jeremiah 23:6 also refers to Jerusalem. However, given the geneological reference of Jeremiah 23:5 and the fact that Jeremiah presents this righteous King as a contrast to the wicked Kings of the past, this verse clearly indicates a person and not a city.2  Why is the name "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" given to Jerusalem in Jeremiah 33:16? Because One who rules with righteousness like no other is upon the throne in Zion. Jerusalem will be ruled by a just and righteousness King and the city itself will take on these attributes. The city is immersed in the glorious radiance of a holy King and cannot help but be transformed and reflect the righteousness bestowed upon it. Who is this king? It is Jesus, King Messiah, our savior, and our righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30). All believers in the saving work of Jesus become His bride, and just as a bride takes on the name of her husband, so Jerusalem takes on the name of her King, "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."

1. Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum in his book "Messianic Christology" writes that while there were people throughout the scriptures who had names with "Jehovah" (rendered "LORD" in the King James translation) in them, "It needs to be realized that in none of these cases are all four of the letters YHVH found. Usually twos letters are found, sometimes three, but nowhere are all four letters of the name of God ever used in relation to a human being."

2. Dr. James Smith, in his book "What the Bible Teaches About the Promised Messiah" notes that the Jews interpreted "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" in Jeremiah 23:6 as personal Messianic title, and that it is recorded as such in the Targum, Midrash, and Talmud.

The Messiah would be both God and man.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Jeremiah 23:5-6c
" 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
1 Timothy 3:16
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

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

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 22:41-45,  Mark 12:35-37,  Luke 20:41-44,  John 1:1-14,  8:58,  10:30,  10:38,  13:13,  12:45,  14:7-10,  Romans 9:5,  Philippians 2:5-7  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 1:3,  1:8-9,  2:14
Notes

Jeremiah 23:6 tells us that Messiah is to be God, and yet verse 5 states that he will be a human descendent of the line of David. This is reminiscent of Psalm 110:1, which Jesus referenced when he said to the Pharisees, "If David then calls him "Lord," how is he his son?" (Matthew 22:45).

The Messiah would be both God and man (the "Mighty God").
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 9:6d
"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 10:30
"I and my Father are one."

John 12:45
"And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me."

John 14:7
"If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:14,  8:58,  14:8-9,  Philippians 2:7,  1 Timothy 3:16,   Hebrews 2:14,  1 John 4:2
Notes

The phrase "Mighty God," or "El gibbor" in Hebrew not only speaks of the deity of the Messiah (the book of Isaiah always uses "El" as the name of God), it also points to his power and strength (See: Matthew 28:18, Colossians 2:10, 1 Peter 3:22, Ephesians 1:19-22, Philippians 2:9-11, Luke 8:25). This will be more fully manifest in Jesus' second coming when he executes judgment upon the nations (see Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelation 19:11-16) and his glorious rule upon the earth is established. At that time Jews and Gentiles alike will know that he is the "mighty one" (See Isaiah 60:16) who is our Savior and Redeemer.

The Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 11:10-11b
" 10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. 11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lord."
John 14:7
"If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 22:41-45,  Mark 12:35-37,  Luke 20:41-44,  John 1:1-14,  8:58,  10:30,  10:38,  13:13,  12:45,  14:7-10,  Romans 9:5,  Philippians 2:5-7  Colossians 2:9  1 Timothy 3:16,  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 1:3,  1:8-9,  2:14
Notes

The Good Shepherd breaks his staff "that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people," - only God can decide that He will remove His protection of the nation Israel. Only God can decide that God will break a covenant.

Note that this covenant that God broke was a "conditional covenant." God's promise of Israel's protection was conditional upon the nation fulfilling certain conditions - obeying His statues and commandments (reference Leviticus chapter 26). When a conditional covenant is broken, it is always broken as a result of man's sin. Contrasting, "unconditional covenants" are promises dependent on God alone, and man's sinful actions will never cause God to break His agreement. An example of an unconditional covenant would be God's promise of the land to Abraham (see Genesis 15:9-21).

the Messiah would be God.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 11:12-13d
" 12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord."
John 12:45
" And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me."
More Prophecies From This Book
Matthew 22:41-45,  Mark 12:35-37,  Luke 20:41-44,  John 1:1-14,  8:58,  10:30,  10:38,  13:13,  14:7-10,  Romans 9:5,  Philippians 2:5-7  Colossians 2:9  1 Timothy 3:16,  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 1:3,  1:8-9,  2:14
Notes

In Zechariah 11:12 the good shepherd asks for his wages - for the people to place a value on his devoted service and tender care among them. They respond that his services are worth thirty pieces of silver (the price of a slave). Yet in verse 13, the Lord refers to the silver as the "goodly price that I was prised at of them," with "I" being the Lord God. This speaks of God being manifest in the flesh in the form of the True Shepherd of Israel, Jesus the Messiah.

The payment of the Shepherd's wages is introduced toward the end of parable. Just as a shepherd receives for his wages at the end of the day, so Jesus' work was valued at the end of His ministry. The wages He hoped for (and supremely and uniquely deserved) was the people's love, acceptance, repentance, devotion, and the turning of their hearts toward God. The shepherd's question is really a test of the nation's heart. God had become man and dwelt among His people, surely there would be an awesome wonder and reverence and joy bestowed upon the Shepherd. But this was not to be. The shepherd leaves it to the people to decide what His work is worth. He does not demand a certain wage, rather it is to be determined solely by the flock themselves. Likewise, Jesus will not force Himself upon anyone, His message of eternal life must be embraced and sincerely received by each individual.

The Brotherhood of the Jewish Commonwealth is Broken, Zechariah 11:14
"Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel."

After being bitterly rejected by the flock by being valued at just thirty pieces of silver, the shepherd is left has no choice but to discontinue his services. No longer will the flock be tended and kept together as the shepherd breaks his other staff "Bands" to symbolize the breaking of the unity among Israel and Judah. By asking for his wages the shepherd was giving the flock another chance to repent of their hard-hearted ways, and yet they would not. Now they would have increased civil strife and ultimately be scattered. The fulfillment of this judgement was the dissolution of the nation Israel in 66 - 70 C.E. during the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman general Titus. Intense civil division among the Jewish people was widespread and weakened their ability to defend themselves. After of the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E., the great dispersion of the Jewish people began.

The False Shepherd, Zechariah 11:15-17
" 15 And the Lord said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that is broken, nor feed that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened."

Zechariah is now instructed to play the part of a foolish (wicked) shepherd. This description of the evil shepherd is believed by many to be of that coming great desolator, the Antichrist. In John 5:43 Jesus says, "I am come in my Fathers name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." Instead of caring for, nurturing, and protecting the flock like the True Shepherd, this false shepherd neglects and mistreats the sheep of the fold. "But not only will he neglect the flock, he will also seize upon it, and utterly consume it, not only devouring the flesh of the fat one, but even tearing in pieces the claws of the sheep." 1   Whereas Jesus came "to seek and to save that which was lost," 2   the wicked shepherd shall not seek the lost. Whereas with Jesus, "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," 3   the wicked shepherd will not heal that which is broken. Whereas Jesus gave His body as sacrificial substitution for the flock, the wicked shepherd seek only to please himself, and will eat the flesh of the sheep. But God is not mocked, and this false messiah will be judged, his strength (right arm) and his intelligence (right eye) will be taken from him, and ultimately he will be tossed into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20). Come Jesus, come.

1. Keil & Delitzsch, "Commentary on the Old Testament"
2. Matthew 18:11
3. Matthew 11:5

The Messiah would be both God and man.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 12:10b
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
John 10:30
"I and my Father are one."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
Matthew 22:41-45,  Mark 12:35-37,  Luke 20:41-44,  John 1:1-14,  8:58,  10:38,  13:13,  12:45,  14:7-10,  Romans 9:5,  Philippians 2:5-7  Colossians 2:9  1 Timothy 3:16,  Titus 2:13,  Hebrews 1:3,  1:8-9,  2:14
Notes

God is speaking in Zechariah 12:10 and says "... they shall look upon me whom they have pierced." It is Jesus that was pierced and yet it is God speaking. This points to the "God-man" Messianic theme seen in passages such as Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, and Jeremiah 23:5-6, and well as Zechariah 11:10-11, and 11:12-13. The events recorded here look to a time in the future when God will pour out His Holy Spirit upon the house of David and the people of Jerusalem (also see Joel 2:28). The Holy Spirit's work in the hearts of the people will draw them to the truth of Jesus, their eyes will be opened, and they will understand that which they could not understand before. "There is nothing in the whole range of scripture that is more touching than the promise contained in these simple unadorned words. As they touch the heart they fix themselves on our memory. Who can ever forget then? They shall look upon me whom they have pierced." 1   Zechariah chapter 11 pointed to the first coming and rejection of the Messiah, and Zechariah chapters 12-14 look to the second coming as Jesus is received in glory and Israel is re-born. It's interesting to note that all three person of the Trinity are represented in this passage, God who sends the Holy Spirit, the Son who was pierced and who is looked upon, and the Holy Spirit who points the people to the true understanding of Jesus.

1. A quote from Adolph Saphir referenced in "Messianic Prophecy in the Old Testament" by Aaron J. Klingerman

The Messiah would be both God and Man.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Zechariah 13:7c
"Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones."
John 14:9
"Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?"

Philippians 2:5-7
" 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:"

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 5:18,  10:30,  12:44-45
Notes

"the man that is my fellow"
The word "fellow" from the Hebrew "amiyth" has been described as meaning "equal", "companion", "relative", "nearest one," "neighbor", or "partner." It also means "kindred," as in being related or having a likeness in nature. 1  Any of these interpretations point to the deity of the shepherd God is speaking of, Jesus the Messiah. In John 10:30, Jesus says "I and my Father are one."

"He is called the man that is God's fellow: if 'man,' he possesses a human nature, if God's 'fellow,' as this word denotes a close blood-relationship, he must participate in, be intimately united to, the divine nature." 2  "The idea of nearest one (or fellow) involves not only similarity in vocation, but community of physical or spiritual descent, according to which he whom God calls His neighbor cannot be a mere man, but can only be one who participates in the divine nature, or is essentially divine." 3

1. Strong's "Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary of the Old Testament, #5997
2. William S. Kennedy, "Messianic Prophecy and the Life of Christ"
3. Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament