Relating to Christ
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In what words
did Moses speak of Christ?
"The Lord thy God
will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren,
like unto me, unto Him ye shall hearken." Deut. 18:15.
How may we know
that the Prophet here spoken of is Christ?
"For Moses truly
said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto
you of your brethren, like unto me," "Yea, and all the prophets from
Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise
foretold of these days." Acts 3:22, 24.
"Now all this was
done [the birth of Jesus of the Virgin Mary], that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with
child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is, God with us." Matt. 1:22, 23.
Where was He to
"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is
to be ruler in Israel." Micah 5:2.
"Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king." Matt. 2:1.
How was His
advent to be heralded?
"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God." Isa. 40:3.
was this fulfilled?
"And this is the record of John, when the
Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?"
"He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make
straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias." John 1:19.23.
striking emblem was He prophesied of by Balaam?
"There shall come a
Star out of Jacob and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel." Num.
Is He designated
under the same emblem in the New Testament?
"I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning
star." Rev. 22:16. See also 2 Peter 1:19. Rev. 2:28.
predicted of the little children in connection with the birth of Christ?
"A voice was heard
in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused
to be comforted for her children, because they were not." Jer.
How were these
words of the prophet verified?
"Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding
wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and
in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the
time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that
which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard,
lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children,
and would not be comforted, because they are not." Matt. 2:16-18.
How was He to be
received by His own people?
"He is despised and
rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and we hid
as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him
not." Isa. 53:3.
prophecy prove true?
"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him
not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not." John
predicted of His preaching?
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to
preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the
prison to them that are bound." Isa 61:1.
In what way was
this prediction verified?
"And He came to
Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the
synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered
unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He
found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because
He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor: He hath sent Me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised... And He began to
say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." Luke
What was said He
would do when on trial?
"He was oppressed,
and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not
His mouth." Isa. 53:7.
When accused by
His enemies before Pilate, how did Christ receive their words?
"Then said Pilate
unto Him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And He
answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marveled
greatly." Matt. 27:13,14.
How did the
prophecy state that Christ's murderers would dispose of His garments?
"They part My
garments among them, and cast lots upon My vesture." Ps. 22:18.
"And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments
among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots." Matt. 27:35.
How was it said
they would treat Him while on the cross?
"They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar
to drink." Ps. 69:21.
What was offered
Him, when in His dying agony? "They
gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He
would not drink." Matt. 27:34.
Where was the
grave of Christ to be made?
"And He made His
grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death." Isa. 53:9.
actually done with His body, after it was taken down from the cross?
"A rich man of
Arimathea, named Joseph,... went to Pirate, and begged the body of Jesus... He
wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in His own new tomb, which
he had hewn out of the rock." Matt. 21:57-60.