God promised His people that a Rescuer, the Messiah, was coming and told them some of what would happen when He came so they would be able to recognize Him. These prophecies—also called Messianic Prophecies—gave hope to the people in the Old Testament and give confidence to us today that Jesus is the Promised One.
- Virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14)
- Suffering Servant (Isaiah 52–53)
- Eternal kingdom (Daniel 7:14)
- Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
- Ride on a colt (Zechariah 9:9)
WHAT DOES A PARENT OR LEADER NEED TO KNOW?
- The Old Testament includes more than 300 prophecies about Jesus.
- Old Testament prophecies about Jesus are confirmed in the New Testament.
- Jesus' fulfillment of these prophecies proves God sent Jesus as the promised Messiah.