December 18: Christmas

His Birth – Prophecies

 

The birth of Jesus was prophesied in detail thousands of years before His birth.

  • He would be of the tribe of Judah

Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, 
nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh comes;
and to Him shall bethe obedience of the people.

  • He would be a descendant of King David

2 Sam 7:12-13, 16; (Also Isaiah 11:10, Psalm 89:3-4)

“When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.  He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever…And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.”

  • He would be born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, 
thoughyou are little among the thousands of Judah,
yetout of you shall come forth to Me
the One to be Ruler in Israel,
whose goings forth are from of old, 
from everlasting.”

 

The prophet Daniel recorded the date of the Messiah’s death.  Who but Yeshua was executed in the year 32 and was called Messiah the Prince? Knowing the date of His death and the length of His earthly ministry we can determine the time of His birth.

Daniel 9:25-26a

Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
 To restore and build Jerusalem
 until Messiah the Prince,
There shall beseven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
 the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.

And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself.

Without the shedding of sacrificial blood, there is no forgiveness of sin.

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