FAQ :: How many prophecies did Jesus fulfill?

Jesus fulfilled all of the prophecies pertaining to the coming Messiah. . There are over 400 prophecies in the Old Testament, which point to the coming Messiah and to His life and death. Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled every single one of them. The odds of someone doing that who was not the Messiah are too great to even figure. It is impossible. Here are just a few examples of fulfilled prophecies:

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, the young Jewish virgin:

Isaiah 7.14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Jesus was born in Bethlehem:

Micah 5:2: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of there shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old; from everlasting.”

Also prophesied were events like John the Baptist preparing the way, Jesus teaching in Capernaum and Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a colt.

Psalm 41:9 even foretells Judas’ betrayal, “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.”

And Zechariah 11:12 perfectly predicts the payment Judas would receive, “And I said unto them, if ye think good, give me my price thirty pieces of silver.”

Jesus’ death on the cross was prophesied to the smallest detail. Isaiah 53 spoke of His sacrificial death paying the price for the sins of all mankind.

Psalm 109:25, tells us that He would be mocked by those who watched.

Psalm 34:20 records the miracle that would happen when none of His bones were broken.

Psalm 22:18 reveals that people would gamble to possess His clothing.

Psalm 31:5, contains the words that Jesus said when He committed His Spirit into His Father’s hands.

Isaiah 53:12, says that He would plead for the forgiveness of those who persecuted Him.

Amos 8:9, records the darkness that would follow the death of the Messiah.

To find evidence that Jesus fulfilled all of these prophecies, read the gospel accounts of His life and death. These fulfilled prophecies are evidence of Christ’s indisputable Lordship.