Matthew Prophecies Concerning Christ

Matthew Prophecies  Concerning Christ

Jesus declare, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Since the New Testament was not written yet Jesus was declaring would fulfilled all the Old Testament prophesies 

In gospel of Matthew there are twelve such fulfillment formulas, and more than fifty Old Testament quotations.Since Jesus declares these words He needed 100% accurate or declare a false prophets and would put to death by stoning  

Armageddon: Appointment With Destiny the odds anyone fulfilling five prophecies centre around the messiah  would been  120,00 to 1  for one person to accomplished.  It would like throwing a diamond ring in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean and retrieving the diamond back. Never mind the over 300 prophesy on first and second coming written in the Old Testament about Him. 

Jesus had to relay on other such as, Caesar Augustus, King Herod, and Pilate not exactly committed follower of Christ.  

He would be human, born of a woman  Matt.1:18 , It was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. In Genesis 3;15  I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. a promise fulfilled in Christ’s victory over Satan—a victory in which all believers will share see Ro 16:20 Believer Bible Commentary wrote The woman’s Seed would crush the Devil’s head, a mortal wound spelling utter defeat. This wound was administered at Calvary when the Savior decisively triumphed over the Devil. Satan, in turn, would bruise the Messiah’s heel. The heel wound here speaks of suffering and even of physical death, but not of ultimate defeat

 He would be a descendant of Abraham   Matt. 1:2-3 Abraham fathered Isaac,Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Genesis 17;5  Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. Meaning the gospel of salvation is for many nations, the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Reformed Bible Study wroteBut this promise finds final fulfillment in the multitude from every tribe, language, and nation who share the faith of Abraham and are baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom. 4:16, 17; 15:8–12; Gal. 3:29; Rev. 7:

  He would be a descendant of Jesse, a descendant of Judah    Matt. 1:2-3 He would be a descendant of Jesse’s son King David  

Matt 1;6-7 Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Note Tamar a woman who committed incests  also in verse 5 Boaz by Rahab, Canaanite a harlot women   Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, a mobile women in verse 6 David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, a women who committed adultery Bathsheba. NKJV Study Bible wrote The mention of women in a Jewish genealogy is unusual. But in addition to Mary, four women are listed in this catalog of names. The extraordinary emphasis is underscored by the kind of women Matthew mentions: Tamar, who was involved in a scandal with Judah (Gen. 38); Rahab, the Canaanite harlot of Jericho (Josh. 2); Ruth, who was not an Israelite, but a Moabite (Ruth 1:4); and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a woman involved in a sin of horrendous proportions (2 Sam. 11:1-12:23), and who may have been a Hittite. At the beginning of his Gospel, Matthew shows how God’s grace forgives the darkest of sins and reaches beyond the nation of Israel to the world. He also points out that God can lift the lowest and place them in royal lineage. 

Orthodox Study Bible wrote The mention of women (Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba) is unusual. Each one was either a Gentile or a sinner. The inclusion of these women declares God’s graciousness and prefigures the calling of Gentiles into the Church. It also underscores the role of women in God’s plan of salvation and anticipates the special place of the Virgin Mary in that plan.

He would be born from a virgin Matthew 1:23   See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel.  Isa 7:14 

Luke 1;35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. In Matthew 1;18 it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

Orthodox Study Bible He who is conceived in Mary is not a new Person coming into existence but the eternal Son of God now using her womb as His throne. Both the virginal conception by means of the Holy Spirit and the name Immanuel, God with us declare Christ’s divinity.

When God had pronounced a curse on the snake found in Genesis 3:15, I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his {Jesus} heel. Since the seed had needed to be implanted by a man for woman to become pregnant the seed needed to be without defect hence. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with a seed. 

Also, the Son of God needed to experience every human tempting every difficult situation known to mankind yet without sinning.  As scripture declares, ” but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet he did not sin. In short, Jesus needed to be both God and mankind to conquered sin.  The genealogy nonetheless establishes Jesus claim to the throne of David as Joseph’s legal heir.

Luke 1:38; While Mary said yes NIV Student Bible wrote,”Saying yes to God usually involves sacrifice. It did for Mary who endured the doubts of her fiancé and the scorn of neighbors who saw her pregnant before marriage. Saying yes meant bearing the pain of childbirth. It meant fleeing to far-off Egypt to protect her baby from Herod’s soldiers. It meant raising a child she did not completely understand. (Once during his ministry she came to take charge of Jesus, thinking him out of his mind [see Mark 3:21].) Hardest of all, it meant watching her son die on the cross. 

In Biblical times, no women could ever, get pregnant without having sex with a man  in Jewish cultures adultery was punishable by death by stoning under the Mosaic law. Deut. 22:23, 24. NIV Culture Background Bible Study wrote, “For a woman who was betrothed but not yet married to be pregnant violated social standards.” 

He would be born in Bethlehem Matt.2;1-5

Cases for Christ Bible Study Possibly wanting to emphasize Jesus’ Davidic background, he begins with the events that happened in David’s city That Jews expected the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem and to be from David’s family is clear from Jn 7:42 (cf. Mic 5:2).

In Luke, 2; 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. Where Joseph and Mary went from Nazareth to Bethlehem because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered fulfilling prophesies in Mic 5:2

A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Matthew 2:16-18

Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.  Matthew 2’16-18

In Matthew 2;13 the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” 

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Matthew quotes from Jer 31:15; Matthew undoubtedly knew that the context calls Israel God’s “son” (Jer 31:20) and goes on to promise a new covenant (Jer 31:31 – 34). Reformation Study Bible Rachel, the mother, represents all Israel in her weeping, and the departure of Christ to Egypt is like the departure of Rachel’s sons, Joseph and Benjamin, to Egypt (Gen. 37:28; 43:15). 

Rachel, who was buried in Ramah (near Bethlehem, where the massacre took place)

 The ministry of Jesus is foreshadowed by Isaiah Matt. 3:16-17,

NIV Study Bible Notes The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus not to overcome sin (for he was sinless) but to equip him (see note on Jdg 3:10) for his work as the divine-human Messiah. like a dove. Either in the form of a dove or in a descent like a dove. 

It was a hallowed occasion, when all three members of the Trinity were evident.

He would appear in Galilee, be a light to Gentiles Matt. 4:12-13

He would perform miracles Matt. 11:4-5, Matt. 12:10-13, Matt. 9:32-33 John MacArthur in sermon on Blind for the Glory of God spoke these words concerning Jesus healing powers, “People with deformed and diseased organs were given new organs.  People with blind eyes given new eyes.  People who couldn’t hear given new ears.  Each is a creative work.  This consistent, John introduces the gospel by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  Nothing that was made was made without him; all things were made by Him.  He is the creator, and we see Him create.  All of these healing miracles are supernatural acts of creation, taking something corrupted, something deformed, something diseased, something infected, and replacing it with something brand new.  The works of God through Christ. “

He would teach in parables Matt. 13:3, 13-15 

Matthew Henry compares the parables to the pillar of cloud and fire which enlightened Israel while confusing the Egyptians. The parables would be revealed to those who were sincerely interested but would prove “only an irritation to those who were hostile to Jesus.”

A parable is a short and simple story that teaches a religious or moral lesson. The parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son are just two examples of the many parables attributed to Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels.

Jesus knew that the people were still at the human level of understanding, therefore, he spoke to them in parable in order for them to understand what he was saying. In Matthew contains 23 parables while in Luke there was 24 parables A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.

Jesus predicted that he would be rejected by Jewish leader Matt. 16:21; 21:38-39

Prior to His crucifixion Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his disciples that he would be handed over to Elders, Chief Priest, and legal expects and would be crucified and die and after three days He would rise again.

NIV Application Commentary As much as he tries to get his disciples to understand the necessity of that mission, they continually misapprehend its significance. Instead of being a revolutionary liberator, Jesus will be a suffering Messiah, something that even his own disciples, let alone the crowds, have great difficulty fathoming. By claiming the necessity of suffering death at the hands of the religious leadership of Jerusalem, Jesus begins to reveal the ultimate destiny and purpose for his life’s ministry. Nothing must deter him from his mission. While this in a sense is martyrdom (the act of choosing death rather than renouncing one’s religious principles), it is not martyrdom in the traditional sense. While others in Jewish history had experienced martyrdom, it was for them a consequence of their convictions; for Jesus it is the purpose of his entrance to history (cf. 20:28).  Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for man

Matt.21;38-39  NKJV Study Bible The servants represent God’s messengers, the prophets, who were so shamefully treated by the Jewish leaders (see 1 Kin. 18:4; 19:10; 22:24; 2 Chr. 24:20, 21; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 2:30; 20:1, 2; 26:20–23; 37:15; 38:6).

 The son is Jesus, the Messiah. He also foretold his death and resurrection in John 3; 14-15 and in John 2; 18 His mission was to sacrifice Himself on the cross and take mankind sins and His Father wrath and to those who believe in His atoning works Jesus will replace with His righteousness. 

He would be oppressed Matt. 27:27-31

He would be silent before his accusers Matt. 27:12-14 Jesus’ silence fulfills Is. 53:7.

12  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer. 14 But He didn’t answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

NIV Study Bible Notes Probably because he had never seen such behavior before. He had no idea that Jesus was carrying out his Father’s plan for the redemption of the world

Believer Bible Commentary wrote Pilate marveled greatly at the Defendant’s silence; He would not dignify even one of their charges with an answer. Probably never before had the governor seen anyone remain silent under such attack.

NIV Application Commentary Pilate has certainly heard of Jesus prior to this encounter, but he is not prepared for the sovereign silence that Jesus maintains in the middle of these threatening circumstances. Jesus recognizes the trial is a sham, so he does not grace the charade with a reply. His refusal to speak may bring to mind among Matthew’s readers the servant of Isaiah 53:7:

 

Matthew Henry wrote He was now taken up with the great concern that lay between him and his Father, to whom he was offering up himself a Sacrifice, to answer the demands of his justice, which he was so intent upon, that he minded not what they said against him.  His hour was come, and he submitted to his Father’s will. He will soon be the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world foretold John Baptist   

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