Series: Uncommon Prophecies Of A Coming Savior
PROPHECIES OF A COMING SAVIOR
Let’s begin by reading from Matthew 1:18-25—
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1:18–25)
“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled…” With these words, Matthew begins to show us that Jesus was the coming Savior that the Old Testament prophecies had foretold.
This Christmas season, we’ve been looking at some of the uncommon—the lesser known—prophecies of the coming Savior. Briefly, let’s review those: