The Old Testament promises and their fulfillment
The prophecies God made through the Old Testament prophets were all fulfilled through God’s son, Jesus (Jn 19:30).
God sent John the Baptist as the messenger who prepared the way for the Lord (Mt 11:10). Jesus spent his childhood in Egypt, was raised in Nazareth, and started his ministry in the gentile region of Galilee when he reached the age of 30.
Jesus brought the era of Physical Israel (OT nation of Israel, God’s chosen people) to an end, chose twelve disciples, and through them he created Spiritual Israel (NT nation of Israel, God’s chosen people).
Key things Jesus did on earth 2000 years ago:
- He sowed the seed of the gospel (Mt 13:24)
- Prophesied about what would take place later (Mt 24)
- He established the new covenant (Lk 22:20)
- Bore the cross (Mt 27)
- Gave up his life to atone for the sins of humanity (Heb 9:28)
- And after resurrecting he taught the disciples for 40 days (Acts 1:3) before ascending to heaven (Acts 1:9)
God fulfilled everything he prophesied in the Old Testament through Jesus over a span of just three years.
While Jesus was on earth he gave many prophecies concerning his return, the second coming (the time of Revelation’s fulfillment). Next we will be looking at these prophecies and how they are fulfilled.