The Old Testament prophesies one of the chief roles of the Messiah – that he would come to redeem the people of God.
Old Testament Prophecy
“The Redeemer will come to Zion,
to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”
declares the LORD . [Isaiah 59:20 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” [Luke 2:25-32 NIV]
Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. [Luke 2:38 NIV]
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, [1 Timothy 2:5 NIV]
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