Jesus in Messianic Bible Prophecies
James M. Arlandson
Old Testament prophecy about the Messiah was very important to our Lord Jesus Christ, so it should be to us, as well.
After he was resurrected bodily, he appeared to many disciples. Two of them were walking down a road that led to a village called Emmaus. They recounted the recent events and their disappointment that Jesus had not redeemed Israel. But they were amazed that several of the disciples said that the tomb was empty and that Jesus had appeared to some of them. It was a surprise when a seeming stranger joined them in their journey. He asked them what they were talking about. They told him about their disappointment that Jesus was not everything that they had hoped for. Then Jesus (the seeming stranger) revealed himself to them and rebuked them for not figuring out that these things must be fulfilled.
He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter glory?" (Luke 24:25-26)
This is the key verse from Luke’s narrative:
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he [Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (verse 27)
It is quite possible that Jesus discussed at least some of these verses listed in the Table, below.
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