Christ’s Incarnation and Divinity

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Christ’s incarnation is the most amazing event in history. God came into the world as a man, Jesus Christ, to redeem mankind and restore all things. The Bible – God’s Word – tells us about the God who made the universe and everything in it, including our planet earth, and then visited it to provide a way for man to get to heaven, to be a part of His family, and to show man how he may share in God’s kingdom and assist in bringing it to earth.

One point of evidence of Christ’s divinity, as well as the divine origin of the Bible, is fulfilled prophecy. In Luke 24:24-27, Jesus claimed Himself to be the subject of prophecy all through the Old Testament. He said Scripture must be fulfilled (Matt. 13:14; Luke 21:22, John 13:18). He claimed His own words were inspired (Mark 13:31, John 6:63). In John 10:35 He said Scripture cannot be broken. His own claims to Divine origin and the claims of the Bible stand or fall together. If He cannot be proved a liar or a lunatic, the Bible is God’s Word.

The Old Testament contains over 300 references to the Messiah that were fulfilled in Jesus and recorded in the New Testament. Some of these include:

[To learn more about Biblical infallibility see The Bible: Divine or Human? by Stephen McDowell]



Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ


Jesus claimed to be the object of fulfilled prophecy (Luke 24:27; Luke 24:44; John 5:39-40, 46-47; Luke 4:20-21; Luke 22:37). The Old Testament  (O.T.) contains over 300 references to the Messiah that were fulfilled in Jesus and recorded in the New Testament (N.T.). Some of these include:


Prophecy                                               Prophecy in O.T.    Fulfilled in N.T.

Born of a virgin                                               Isaiah 7:14             Matt. 1:18, 24, 25

Born at Bethlehem                                         Micah 5:2               Matt. 2:1

Presented with gifts                                         Psalms 72:10        Matt. 2:1, 11

Ministry to begin in Galilee                           Isaiah 9:1              Matt. 4:12, 13, 17

Ministry of miracles                                       Is. 35:5, 6a            Matt. 9:35

Teacher of parables                                       Ps. 78:2                  Matt. 13:34

He was to enter Jerusalem on a donkey     Zech. 9:9              Luke 19:35-37

Betrayed by a friend                                      Ps. 42:9                 Matt. 10:4

Sold for 30 pieces of silver                            Zech. 11:12          Matt. 26:15

Money to be thrown in God’s house           Zech. 11:13          Matt. 27:5

Forsaken by His disciples                              Zech. 13:7           Mark 14:50

Accused by false witnesses                           Ps. 35:11               Matt. 26:59-60

Dumb before accusers                                   Is. 53:7                 Matt. 27:12

Wounded and bruised                                    Is. 53:5                 Matt. 27:26

Smitten and spit upon                                    Is. 50:6                 Matt. 26:67

Mocked                                                            Ps. 22:7-8              Matt. 27:31

Hands and feet pierced                                 Ps. 22:16               Luke 23:33

Crucified with thieves                                    Is. 53:12                Matt. 27:38

Made intercession for His persecutors        Is. 53:12              Luke 23:34

Rejected by His own people                         Is. 53:3                  John 7:5, 48

Hated without a cause                                   Ps. 69:4                  John 15:25

People shook their heads                               Ps. 109:25             Matt. 27:39

Stared upon                                                     Ps. 22:17               Luke 23:35

Garments parted and lots cast                     Ps. 22:18               John 19:23-24

To suffer thirst                                                 Ps. 69:21               John 19:28

Gall and vinegar offered him                       Ps. 69:21               Matt. 27:34

His forsaken cry                                              Ps. 22:1                  Matt. 27:46

Committed Himself to God                          Ps. 31:5                  Luke 23:46

Bones not broken                                           Ps. 34:20               John 19:33

Heart broken                                                   Ps. 22:14               John 19:34

His side pierced                                               Zech. 12:10          John 19:34

Darkness over the land                                  Amos 8:9              Matt. 27:45

Buried in rich man’s tomb                            Is. 53:9                  Matt. 27:57-60

His resurrection                                               Ps. 16:10               Acts 2:31

His ascension                                                   Ps. 68:18               Acts 1:9


These did not happen by chance!

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