Promise of the First and Second Coming of Jesus

December 24, 2019   |   Category: End of the Age   |   Tags: ,


 

In the scriptures, there are promises given about the First and the Second Coming of the Messiah. We’ll talk about both comings on today’s edition of End of the Age.

The First Coming

“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.” Acts 3:22-23 (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)

Moses, Israel’s most revered leader, prophesied that a prophet like himself would someday come to the Jewish people. From that time forward, the Jewish people looked with expectancy for the appearance of “that prophet”.

A forerunner would come first

A devout couple by the names of Zacharias and Elizabeth lived just before the beginning of the first century. Zacharias was a priest whose duty was to burn incense in the Holy Place. One day, while burning incense unto the Lord, an angel named Gabriel suddenly appeared to him. The angel announced that Zacharias and Elizabeth would soon have a child, and they were to name him John. The spirit of Elijah would be upon this child, and he would prepare the people for the coming of the Messiah.

Zacharias and Elizabeth had never been able to have children, and by the time of the angel’s appearance, they were too old. Because of their situation, Zacharias asked the angel how he could know that these things were true. The angel replied that, because Zacharias had doubted, he would be unable to speak until after the child was born. Immediately, Zacharias was smitten with dumbness.

The promise of the Messiah

Six months later, the angel Gabriel appeared to a young virgin named Mary. Gabriel said to Mary,

“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:31-33

The Lord will give you a sign

Mary asked the angel the obvious question: How can I have a child when I’m a virgin? The angel explained that the power of the Holy Ghost would overshadow her, causing her to conceive supernaturally. This would fulfill the prophecy of the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah:

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Before all this happened to her, Mary was engaged to a young man named Joseph. When Mary told Joseph what the angel had said to her, he thought she had been unfaithful to him and had concocted this story to conceal her illegitimate pregnancy. Believing this, Joseph planned to break his engagement to Mary. However, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,

“…Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 1:20

The birth of the forerunner

When the child promised to Zacharias and Elizabeth was born, their friends and relatives exclaimed that the child should be named Zacharias after his father. However, Elizabeth said no. His name is going to be John. The relatives argued that no one in the family had ever been named John. They turned to Zacharias to settle the dispute.

Zacharias, still unable to speak, asked for a writing tablet. He then wrote, “His name is John.” Immediately, his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke for the first time in nine months. All who knew about these events were filled with wonder and amazement!

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    • Doug Norvell

      Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

      Prophecies of Jesus’ First and Second Coming

      PROPHECIES OF THE FIRST COMING AND THEIR FULFILLMENTS

      Many prophecies were given in the Old Testament about the First Coming of the Messiah. Jesus fulfilled every one of them down to the most intricate detail. Below are twenty-four of those prophecies and proof from the New Testament of each of their fulfillments.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Bruise Satan’s Head
      Genesis 3:15
      And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Destroyed the Devil
      Hebrews 2:14
      Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Jesus) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

      Prophecy: Messiah would come From Tribe of Judah
      Genesis 49:10
      The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh (Messiah) comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was From the Tribe of Judah
      Luke 3:23-33
      Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli…the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph, the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah…

      Prophecy: Messiah would be God Himself
      Isaiah 9:6
      For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was God With Us
      Matthew 1:23
      Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Occupy the Throne of David
      Isaiah 9:7
      Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was the Son of David
      Matthew 1:1
      The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

      Prophecy: Messiah would be Born in Bethlehem
      Micah 5:2
      But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Born in Bethlehem
      Matthew 2:1
      Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.

      Prophecy: Messiah would be born of a Virgin
      Isaiah 7:14
      Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Born of a Virgin
      Matthew 1:18
      Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

      Prophecy: Moses Prophesied His Coming
      Deuteronomy 18:15
      The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

      Fulfillment: Jesus was “That Prophet”
      Acts 7:37
      This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

      John 6:14
      Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Appear and be Cut Off Before the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD
      Daniel 9:26
      And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Came and was Crucified Around 30 AD
      The Romans then destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Come Out of Egypt
      Hosea 11:1
      When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Taken to Egypt and Then Returned
      Matthew 2:14-15
      When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

      Prophecy: Messiah would be Rejected
      Isaiah 53:3
      He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Rejected
      John 1:11
      He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

      Luke 23:18
      And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas.

      Prophecy: Jesus would Ride Upon a Donkey
      Zechariah 9:9
      Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

      Fulfillment: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry was on a Donkey
      John 12:13-14
      Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written.

      Prophecy: He would be betrayed by a Friend
      Psalm 41:9
      Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

      Fulfillment: One of Jesus’ Own Disciples Betrayed Him
      Mark 14:10
      And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

      Prophecy: His Betrayal Price would be 30 Pieces of Silver
      Zechariah 11:12
      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.

      Fulfillment: Judas Betrayed Jesus for 30 Pieces of Silver
      Matthew 26:15
      And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

      Prophecy: His Betrayal Price Used to Buy a Potter’s Field
      Zechariah 11:13
      And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

      Fulfillment: A Potter’s Field was Purchased with the Betrayal Money
      Matthew 27:5-7
      And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

      Prophecy: He would be Beaten With Stripes
      Isaiah 53:5
      But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Beaten
      Matthew 27:26
      Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Die With the Wicked
      Isaiah 53:12
      Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Died Between Two Thieves
      Matthew 27:38
      Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

      Prophecy: Messiah’s Hands and Feet would be Pierced
      Psalm 22:16
      For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Died by Crucifixion
      John 20:27
      Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

      Prophecy: Messiah would be Given Vinegar to Drink
      Psalm 69:21
      They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

      Fulfillment: On the Cross, Jesus was Given Vinegar to Drink
      John 19:29
      Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

      Prophecy: He would be Pierced in the Side with a Spear
      Zechariah 12:10
      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.

      Fulfillment: The Roman Soldiers Stuck a Spear Into Jesus’ Side
      John 19:34
      But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

      Prophecy: Men would Gamble for His Clothing
      Psalm 22:18
      They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

      Fulfillment: The Roman Soldiers Gambled for Jesus’ Garments
      Mark 15:24
      And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

      Prophecy: None of His bones would be Broken
      Psalm 34:20
      He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

      Fulfillment: Jesus’ legs were Not Broken
      John 19:33
      But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs.

      Prophecy: He would be Buried With the Rich
      Isaiah 53:9
      And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

      Fulfillment: Jesus was Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb
      Matthew 27:57-60
      When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

      Prophecy: He would Resurrect From the Dead
      Psalm 16:10
      For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Rose From the Dead
      Luke 24:4-6
      And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.

      Prophecy: Messiah would Ascend Into the Sky
      Psalm 68:18
      Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

      Fulfillment: Jesus Ascended Up Into the Sky
      Acts 1:9
      And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.