Monday Morning Prophecy #106 – The Messiah’s Palms Would Bear Witness

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Introduction

The Old Testament was very specific in certain prophecies. For example, it is clear that the palms of the hands of the Messiah would be bear witness to His sacrifice.

Old Testament Prophecy

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. [Isaiah 49:16 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #105 – It Was God’s Will That the Messiah Would Bear The Sins of Man

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Introduction

The Messiah’s sacrificial death was no accident and it was not completed in contravention of God’s will. To the contrary, God the Father willed that the Son would bear the sin of man.

Old Testament Prophecy

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. [Isaiah 53:6 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #104 – The Messiah Would Be a Sacrifice to God

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Introduction

The Messiah would come to be a blood sacrifice to God the Father. The whole sacrificial system of the Old Testament was a foreshadowing of the coming Messiah.

Old Testament Prophecy

Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. [Isaiah 53:10 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #103 – The Messiah Would Freely Lay Down His Life

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Introduction

The Messiah would not go to his death kicking and screaming. The prophecies of the Old Testament make it clear that He would willingly lay down His life for those who would put their faith in Him.

Old Testament Prophecy

Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. [Isaiah 53:12 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #102 – The Messiah’s Heart Would Be Broken

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Introduction

The Old Testament prophecy is not limited to physical things that would happen to the Messiah. It also addresses the emotions of the coming Messiah.

Old Testament Prophecy

Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. [Psalm 69:20 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #101 – The Messiah Would Be Pierced

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Introduction

Last week we saw that the Messiah’s bones would not be broken. However, the Old Testament prophecy does tell us that the Messiah would be pierced.

Old Testament Prophecy

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. [Isaiah 53:5 NIV]

"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. [Zechariah 12:10 NIV]

Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet [Psalm 22:16 NIV]

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