Proof of the Bible’s Accuracy
Of the different ways that are available to prove the accuracy of the Bible, Messianic Prophecy still ranks as one of the best. Only God could have given the kind of detailed information that we have in the Bible about the Messiah.
Messiah Would be From the Tribe of Judah
Gen. 49:10 – “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Rev. 5:5 – and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.”
Messiah Would be a Prophet
Deut. 18:18 – ‘I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Matt. 21:11 – And the multitudes were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Messiah Would be a Priest
Ps. 110:4 – The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, “Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”
Heb. 3:1 – Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.
Messiah Would be a King
Ps. 2:6 – “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
Rev. 17:14 – “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Messiah Would Perform Miracles
Is. 35:5-6 – Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy.
Matt. 9:35 – And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Messiah Would Teach in Parables
Ps. 78:2 – I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
Matt. 13:34 – All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
Messiah Would be Betrayed by A Friend
Ps. 41:9 – Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
John 13:18 – “I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘ He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’
Messiah Would be Sold for Thirty Pieces of Silver
Zech. 11:12 – And I said to them, “If it is good in your sight, give me my wages; but if not, never mind!” So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages.
Matt. 26:15 – and said, “What are you willing to give me to deliver Him up to you?” And they weighed out to him thirty pieces of silver.
Messiah Would Not Respond to His Accusers
Is. 53:7 – He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.
Matt. 27:12 – And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer.
Messiah Would be Smitten and Spit Upon
Is. 50:6 – I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
Matt. 26:67 – Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him.
Messiah Would Pray for His Persecutors
Is. 53:12 – Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
Luke 23:34 – But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
Messiah Would be Hated Without A Cause
Ps. 69:4 – Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies, What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
John 15:25 – “But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, ‘ They hated Me without a cause.’
People Would Cast Lots for His Garment
Ps. 22:18 – They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.
John 19:23-24 – The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. They said therefore to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be”; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, ” They divided My outer garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
No one could have orchestrated these kinds of events to make it seem as though they were trying to fulfill these predictions. Rather, they clearly demonstrate that the Bible is a miraculous Book.