Monday Morning Prophecy #109 – The Messiah Would Die Before the Temple in Jerusalem was Destroyed

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Introduction

In terms of timing, certain passages of the Old Testament give clues as the timing of the coming Messiah. In today’s passage, we learn the Messiah would die before the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.

Old Testament Prophecy

After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. [Daniel 9:26 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #108 – The Messiah Would Be Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb

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Introduction

There are prophecies in the Old Testament which address how the Messiah’s body would be treated following his death. In this week’s prophecy, we learn that the Messiah was to be buried in a rich man’s tomb.

Old Testament Prophecy

He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. [Isaiah 53:9 NIV]

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Monday Morning Prophecy #107 – The Messiah Would Bear the Sins of Man in His Death

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Introduction

In His death, predicted hundreds of years earlier, the Messiah would take on the sins of man.

Old Testament Prophecy

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. [Isaiah 53:4 NIV]

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] 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]

After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. [Isaiah 53:11 NIV]

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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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