Did you know that there are dozens of prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament?
Most Americans do not understand that Jesus fulfilled some incredibly amazing prophecies when He came to this earth. And even most Christians do not understand that these fulfilled prophecies are very powerful evidence for the Christian faith, and should regularly be used in evangelism and in destroying the arguments of skeptics.
Did you even know that even Jesus used these prophecies to tell other people the good news?
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
"If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me."
In the same way, the early disciples of Christ also used these prophecies to persuade people that Jesus was indeed the Messiah.
But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.
As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ" he said.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4-
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
If you do not know about these amazing prophecies, I would encourage you to learn. The following link is to a great site that lists 45 of these prophecies: