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Sermon: Ten Prophecies of the Christ

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Ten Prophecies of the Christ

Luke 24.25–27


Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • January 13, In the year of our Lord Christ, 2019


  1. Pre-existent and Divine:
    1. Micah 5.2

      2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
      Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
      Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
      The One to be Ruler in Israel,
      Whose goings forth are from of old,
      From everlasting.”
      (Micah 5.2)

    2. Matthew 2.1–6

      1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

      6 ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
      Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
      For out of you shall come a Ruler
      Who will shepherd My people Israel.’”
      (Matthew 2.1–6).

    3. Colossians 1.17

      17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist (Colossians 1.17).

  2. A Prophet:
    1. Deuteronomy 18.18

      18 “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him” (Deuteronomy 18.18).

    2. John 1.45

      45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (John 1.45).

    3. John 8.28

      28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things” (John 8.28).

  3. Of the Line of Jesse and the House of David:
    1. Isaiah 11.1

      1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
      And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
      (Isaiah 11.1)

    2. Matthew 1.1

      1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham… (Matthew 1.1).

    3. Romans 1.1–3

      1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh… (Romans 1.1–3).

  4. A Judge:
    1. Isaiah 2.4

      4 He shall judge between the nations,
      And rebuke many people;
      They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
      And their spears into pruning hooks;
      Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
      Neither shall they learn war anymore.
      (Isaiah 2.4)

    2. Matthew 25.31–32

      31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats” (Matthew 25.31–32).

  5. King:
    1. Psalm 2.6

      6 “Yet I have set My King
      On My holy hill of Zion.”
      (Psalm 2.6)

    2. Psalm 118.25–26

      25 Save now, I pray, O LORD;
      O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
      26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
      We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
      (Psalm 118.25–26)

    3. John 12.12–13

      12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:

      ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’
      The King of Israel!”
      (John 12.12–13)

  6. Have the Holy Spirit:
    1. Isaiah 42.1

      1 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
      My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
      I have put My Spirit upon Him;
      He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.”
      (Isaiah 42.1)

    2. Matthew 3.16–17

      16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3.16–17).

  7. VII.Preceded by Messenger:
    1. Isaiah 40.3

      3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
      “Prepare the way of the LORD;
      Make straight in the desert
      A highway for our God.”
      (Isaiah 40.3)

    2. Matthew 3.1–3

      1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:

      The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
      ‘Prepare the way of the LORD;
      Make His paths straight.’”
      (Matthew 3.1–3)

  8. VIII.Ministry of Miracles:
    1. Isaiah 35.5–6

      5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
      And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
      6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
      And the tongue of the dumb sing.
      For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
      And streams in the desert.
      (Isaiah 35.5–6)

    2. Matthew 9.1–8

      1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” 3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7 And he arose and departed to his house. 8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men (Matthew 9.1–8).

  9. Enter the Temple:
    1. Malachi 3.1

      1 “Behold, I send My messenger,
      And he will prepare the way before Me.
      And the Lord, whom you seek,
      Will suddenly come to His temple,
      Even the Messenger of the covenant,
      In whom you delight.
      Behold, He is coming,”
      Says the LORD of hosts.
      (Malachi 3.1)

    2. Matthew 21.12

      12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves (Matthew 21.12).

  10. Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey:
    1. Zechariah 9.9

      9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
      Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
      Behold, your King is coming to you;
      He is just and having salvation,
      Lowly and riding on a donkey,
      A colt, the foal of a donkey.”
      (Zechariah 9.9)

    2. Luke 19.35

      35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him (Luke 19.35).


  1. What do you think of these prophecies and their fulfillment?
  2. Who do you think Jesus of Nazareth is?
  3. Do you know why He came to earth?
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