The Messiah was to be the "seed of woman" (Genesis ) there would be no "seed of man" involved in the birth of God's Son. His conception would be a biological miracle (Isaiah ), that is, He would be born of a virgin. JESUS was born of a virgin; JESUS had a miraculous birth (Matthew -23).
The Messiah was to be in the lineage of Abraham, Isaac,
The Messiah was to be born in the city of
The Messiah would work miracles (Isaiah 35:5-7). JESUS worked miracles (Matthew ); He even raised the dead which was something His worst enemies could not deny (John ).
God's Son would be crucified (Isaiah 53). JESUS was crucified (Matthew 27).
God's Son would be numbered with transgressors (Isaiah 53:12). JESUS was numbered with transgressors, being crucified between two thieves (Matthew 27:38).
The Messiah would even intercede for His own murderers! (Isaiah 53:12). JESUS prayed, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke ).
It was prophesied that when God's Son was crucified it would become dark at (Amos 8:9). When JESUS was crucified, a thick darkness fell over the land at (Mark ).
The Messiah's grave would be with the rich (Isaiah 53:9). JESUS was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, a very rich man (Matthew 27:57-60).
God's Son would rise from the dead on the third day (Psalm with John ). JESUS rose from the dead on the third day (1Corinthians 15:4).
These are just ten of the over 300 prophecies concerning the Messiah that were fulfilled by a single Man named JESUS.
Consider: Could an imposter fulfill a promise to rise again? JESUS prophesied His own death and resurrection (John -22). After His crucifixion and burial, He was seen alive again by over 500 eye witnesses (1Corinthians 15:3-6).
Consider also: it's a fact of History that tens of thousands of men and women in the first century endured torture and death rather than deny the resurrection of Jesus - - why did they do this? Answer: Because they were of such noble character that they refused to deny the Truth. What kind of *character* do you have? Stay Hungry (Matt. 5:6) - Toby