Monday Morning Prophecy #80 – The Messiah Would Be Abandoned

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Introduction

Despised. Oppressed. Afflicted. These are some words we’ve looked at over the last few weeks which described the coming Messiah. The Old Testament also predicts that He would be abandoned.

Old Testament Prophecy

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. [Isaiah 53:3 NIV]

New Testament Fulfillment

Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “ ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ [Matthew 26:31 NIV]

But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. [Matthew 26:56 NIV]

After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” [Matthew 26:73-74 NIV]

Then everyone deserted him and fled. A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. [Mark 14:50-52 NIV]

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