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Personal Study Observations: Old Testament Prophecy About Jesus

Some Old Testament prophecies concerning the Christ describe his first coming—the incarnation—while others deal with his triumphant return in the Second Coming.  At times, Old Testament prophecies will deal with the former, the latter, or a combination of both in the same passage.  So, now when we read the Bible, it will serve us well to ask ourselves this question when reading Old Testament prophecy about Christ: “Is it speaking of the first coming and events which have been fulfilled, or is it speaking of the second coming, for which we await fulfillment in his return?”


For an example of a prophecy about the atoning work of Jesus, which has been fulfilled:

By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:8-9 ESV)


For an example of a prophecy that is awaiting fulfillment in the second coming:

Then the LORD will

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