Many people have questions on what makes Jesus the Messiah.
And yet it isn’t very hard to see the telltale signs that Jesus is King. To explore some more in-depth conclusions, I will try to explain the monumental messianic prophecies that prove who the true Messiah is.
The Messiah had to have been in existence at the beginning of time; he must have seen the creation of the Earth. In John 1:1, it says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Word is Jesus Christ: He was here in the beginning and will be forever, past the frontiers of time and space.
I have been doing research on the subject, and it’s clear that Jesus has been present in stories throughout the Bible. He has been hiding in plain sight throughout the old testament.
In Genesis 22:13, “Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a lamb caught by its horns. He went over and took the lamb and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.”
“The Lamb Was Sacrificed as an offering to God,” it says; the only person mentioned as a lamb in the Bible is Jesus. He is the spotless lamb who sacrificed himself for our sins. And just like the lamb sacrificed for Abraham’s son, Jesus was sacrificed for us. There is much similar symbolic significance throughout the Old Testament
Jesus also is found in Genesis often. In Genesis 21:17-18, ” And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, ‘What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation.'” Jesus is the Angel of God; He has been here throughout time, comforting us all. Jesus is omnipresent. He is here, there, and everywhere all at the same time.
A Messianic prophecy is a prediction of who the Christ will be and what and how He will present himself.
The scriptures made it clear that the Messiah was to be born of a Virgin, and in Isaiah 7:14 it says “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
In Matthew 1:22-23, “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call.” Jesus was this Son, the only man in the world who was born of a virgin — Jesus of Nazareth.
The prophets proclaimed that the Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted, to heal all wounds, to raise the dead, feed the hungry and lead people towards God. In these verses are proof that Jesus has done them all!
In Isaiah 61:1-2 ” The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.”
This passage from the Bible said that the Lord is here to heal all broken hearts and to catch every tear that falls from every cheek. In Mark 8:25, “Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.”
This verse shows that Jesus not only came to heal you spiritually, but physically as well. In Matthew 5:40-43, “But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand) and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this,and told them to give her something to eat.”
Jesus brought back to life a dead girl by just His voice. He has shown that He can raise the dead by the power of His voice, fulfillment of prophecies in its own right.
In Matthew 14:18-21,“‘Bring them here to me,’ he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.” This verse says that Jesus in fact can feed the hungry no matter the number, and by all these passages they also say that Jesus can lead. Jesus is the true Messiah.
Other prophecies say that the Messiah was to be falsely accused (Psalms 35:11, Mark 14:57-58), that He was to be crucified rather than a criminal (Isaiah 53:7 , Mark 15:4-5) , and that He was to be mocked many times (Psalms 22:7-8,Luke 23:35) . It has all come to pass.
Tell Tale Messiah
There are over a thousand messianic prophecies that tell who the Messiah really is, and the only person who fits those descriptions is Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ fits those prophecies because He is the direct description of them. He shows the telltale signs throughout the Bible, in the Old and New Testament, and in the lives and testimonies of people throughout history.
He cannot be faked; He fit all descriptions of the Messiah, and for you (or anyone other than Christ) to fit just one of those descriptions is impossible. Jesus is here to present to you a gift of forgiveness and everlasting life in His perfect footsteps, and one aspect of the proof that this is true is that the Biblical prophecies have been fulfilled.
In John 20:31, “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
Jesus is Messiah because of all the miracles, blessings, prayers, words, and His sacrifice so that He can see us to heaven even when we have miserably, utterly failed Him.
The Devil’s Play
This is something I wrote to describe why Jesus died for us.
The Devil is staring at the world, smiling in a mischievous way; He knows what is happening to it.
Devil: If they continue this, then the world will soon be mine to control. It will soon come to where floods and whales won’t stop them from continuing their paths.
Jesus walks next to him and sits calmly on a bench, watching the Church perform deeds in His Father’s name and for His Father’s glory. He smiles.
Devil: Do you see it?
Devil: The bet I made is coming true before your eyes, this world only cares about what they can do to fight you. They are all going to turn against you soon. If you continue this, they will overthrow you.
Jesus: Not all people.
Devil: But most. Cain, for instance.
The devil looks at the world again; this time he is whispering something to them. Jesus knows what Satan is doing — he is trying to throw doubt in their minds,and with a flick of a finger Jesus writes a letter to them. He writes a history — His story — of many beautiful beginnings, astounding miracles, and acts of faith. He closes the book and put a name in bold letters “The Holy Bible” He copies it and sends it to the Earth. With a smile He knows soon that people will read this story.
Devil: What do you see in them?
Jesus: What you don’t. Let me take them from you — because I see beautiful people made by my Father. How much do you want?
Devil: Your life.
The love letter Jesus sent to earth converted many people, and the Devil saw that there was more power in Jesus then he realized. Jesus,in order to stop evil from pushing the barriers of good, sacrificed himself to cleanse people of the bad things they’ve done. When He drew His last breath, people cried. For they knew that the man who died was really the Messiah.
Jesus died for you, even knowing the bad things you done. He is the Messiah. He saw the potential in you, a sinner. He saw that you could be perfect in Christ. So if you ever want to know what makes Him the Messiah…
Just read the love story He wrote for you.
God Bless and Godspeed.