“Jesus in the Old Testament “
Yes indeed, you did not read that wrong. Many believe that Jesus shows up as an infant born of a virgin girl named Mary and that is His first appearance and we don’t know what to expect from His life. Truth be told, Jesus, and what will happen to Him is in the Old Testament in many places.
Some 750 or so years before Jesus comes as a baby, Isaiah tells us what will happen to Him.
Please read the following verses which are known by many, perhaps by you.
1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 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. 4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 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. 6 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. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people, he was stricken. 9 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. 10 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. 11 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. 12 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.
This is just one of many accounts about the coming Jesus. He fulfills over 300 prophecies. We can read about them and we are living through some of them at this very moment.
We might think life is a matter of luck, either you have luck or you are unlucky. But our lives are much more complicated than that. This world has been around some 6.000 years. Some people are working for the Lord, many against.
Where do we find ourselves in the prophetic verses given in the Bible? Exactly where we are supposed to be. We are not years early or years late. We are not one second early or two seconds late. We are at just where the Lord wants us on this earth.
Ask Him today, ask Him every day what it is that He would have us do. When He lets us know, then simply do it.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;