Series: Uncommon Prophecies Of A Coming Savior
We’ve been looking at uncommon prophecies of a coming Savior this Christmas season. These are prophecies that you don’t find on Christmas cards. Unlike, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given” (Isaiah 9:6), these prophecies simply aren’t well-known.
We’ve seen the prediction of the coming of Shiloh:
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh come; And unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Genesis 49:10)
And then the prophecy of a Star from the land of Jacob:
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: There shall come a Star out of Jacob, And a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel… (Numbers 24:17)
For our third and final prophecy (next we will look at why we can trust these and other prophecies) we turn to Deuteronomy 18, where we find that Moses talked about a Prophet that would someday come.
In New Testament times, the Jews were expecting a Prophet. That much is clear from passages like these—
21 And they asked [John the Baptist], What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. (John 1:21)
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did [the feeding of the 5,000], said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. (John 6:14)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying [about believing on Jesus and being filled with the Spirit], said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. (John 7:40)
Where did they get the idea that there would be a prophet who would come one day? For the answer we turn to another uncommon prophecy of the coming Savior.