Bob Crittenden
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December 8, 2021

Throughout the pages of the Old Testament, we see God extending His love to fallen humanity and promising that a Messiah, a Redeemer, would be coming.

His name is Jesus, and we celebrate His birth at Christmas. It has been noted that Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophecies written about Him and that can build our sense of confidence in Him and His promises.

This year’s Faith Radio Advent Guide features a number of these prophecies, which are listed in the order they appear in the Bible.

These can be used each day in December, one per day, or you can incorporate the material into your weekly Advent readings. (Note: First Day of Advent is November 28.)

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1 – Satan will be crushed – Genesis 3:15

He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel…

2 – The Messiah would be descended from Abraham – Genesis 12:3

…in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

3 – Born of the tribe of Judah – Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah…

4 – The Scepter would come from Israel – Numbers 24:17

…A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel…

5 – The Messiah would be a great prophet – Deuteronomy 18:18

I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren…

6 – Jesus would be raised from the dead – Psalm 16:10

For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

7 – He would be beaten and scoured, clothing divided – Psalm 22:14, 18

I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint…They divide My garments among And for My clothing they cast lots.

8 – None of Jesus’ bones would be broken – Psalm 34:20

He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.

9 – He would rule over all – Psalm 72:8-10

He shall have dominion also from sea to sea…His enemies will lick the dust…

10 – He would be rejected by the religious leaders – Psalm 118:22

The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.

11 – The Messiah would be born of a virgin – Isaiah 7:14

…the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

12 – He would go to the Gentiles – Isaiah 9:1-2

…By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles.

13 – He would come as a child – Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given…

14 – Christ would be seated on David’s throne – 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…

15 – He would come from the root of Jesse (David’s father) – Isaiah 11:1

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse…

16 – Jesus would come as a servant – Isaiah 42:1

Behold! My Servant whom I uphold…He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

17 – He would suffer for our sins – Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows…He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

18 – He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, submissive to death – Isaiah 53:7

He was led as a lamb to the slaughter…He opened not His mouth.

19 – He would proclaim God’s truth – Isaiah 61:1-2a

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me…

20 – Children would be slain – Jeremiah 31:15

…Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more…

21 – The Messiah would be called out of Egypt – Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.

22 – Jesus would be born in Bethlehem – Micah 5:2

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah…out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel…

23 – The Messiah would ride on a donkey into Jerusalem – Zechariah 9:9

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.

24 – He would be pierced – Zechariah 12:10

…they will look on Me whom they pierced…

25 – Christ’s way would be prepared by a messenger – Malachi 3:1

Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.

All Scriptures NKJV
With assistance from The MacArthur Study Bible.

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Bob Crittenden
Since 2004 Bob has been the host of Faith Radio's “The Meeting House,” a program of music and conversation heard weekday afternoons from 4 until 6.

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