The First & Second Coming
By Irvin Baxter
Many prophecies were given in the Old Testament about the First Coming of the Messiah. Jesus fulfilled every one of them down to the most intricate detail. Below are twenty-four of those prophecies and proof from the New Testament of each of their fulfillments.
Prophecy: Messiah would Bruise Satan’s Head
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Fulfillment: Jesus Destroyed the Devil
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Jesus) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Prophecy: Messiah would Come From the Tribe of Judah
Genesis 49:10 The scepter 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.
Fulfillment: Jesus was From the Tribe of Judah
Luke 3:23-33 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph…the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
Prophecy: Messiah would be God Himself
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Fulfillment: Jesus was God With Us
Matthew 1:23 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.
Prophecy: Messiah would Occupy the Throne of David
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Fulfillment: Jesus was the Son of David
Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Prophecy: Messiah would be Born in Bethlehem
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Born in Bethlehem
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
Prophecy: Messiah would be Born of a Virgin
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Born of a Virgin
Matthew 1:18 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.
Prophecy: Moses Prophesied His Coming
Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Fulfillment: Jesus was “That Prophet”
Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
Prophecy: Messiah would Appear and be Cut Off Before the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD
Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;…
Fulfillment: Jesus Came and was Crucified Around 30 AD
The Romans then destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD.
Prophecy: Messiah would Come Out of Egypt
Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Taken to Egypt and Then Returned
Matthew 2:14-15 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Prophecy: Messiah would be Rejected
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Rejected
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. Luke 23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas.
Prophecy: Jesus would Ride Upon a Donkey
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Fulfillment: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry was on a Donkey
John 12:13-14 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written.
Prophecy: He would be Betrayed by a Friend
Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Fulfillment: One of Jesus’ Own Disciples Betrayed Him
Mark 14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
Prophecy: His Betrayal Price would be 30 Pieces of Silver
Zechariah 11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
Fulfillment: Judas Betrayed Jesus for 30 Pieces of Silver
Matthew 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Prophecy: His Betrayal Price Used to Buy a Potter’s Field
Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Fulfillment: A Potter’s Field was Purchased With the Betrayal Money
Matthew 27:5-7 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
Prophecy: He would be Beaten With Stripes
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Beaten
Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Prophecy: Messiah would Die With the Wicked
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Fulfillment: Jesus Died Between Two Thieves
Matthew 27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
Prophecy: Messiah’s Hands and Feet would be Pierced
Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Fulfillment: Jesus Died by Crucifixion
John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Prophecy: Messiah would be Given Vinegar to Drink
Psalm 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Fulfillment: On the Cross, Jesus was Given Vinegar to Drink
John 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
Prophecy: He would be Pierced in the Side with a Spear
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Fulfillment: The Roman Soldiers Stuck a Spear Into Jesus’ Side
John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Prophecy: Men would Gamble for His Clothing
Psalm 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
Fulfillment: The Roman Soldiers Gambled for Jesus’ Garments
Mark 15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
Prophecy: None of His bones would be Broken
Psalm 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
Fulfillment: Jesus’ legs were Not Broken
John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs.
Prophecy: He would be Buried With the Rich
Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Fulfillment: Jesus was Buried in a Rich Man’s Tomb
Matthew 27:57-60 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
Prophecy: He would Resurrect From the Dead
Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Fulfillment: Jesus Rose From the Dead
Luke 24:4-6 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen:…
Prophecy: Messiah would Ascend Into the Sky
Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Fulfillment: Jesus Ascended Up Into the Sky
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
PROPHECIES OF THE SECOND COMING AND THEIR PRESENT STATUS
As we can see from the incredible prophecies foretelling the First Coming and their astounding fulfillments, no one should have missed the First Coming of Jesus. But most people did miss the First Coming because they did not know the prophecies.
We now find ourselves living immediately before the Second Coming. We can see below that we have prophecies about Jesus’ Second Coming that are just as accurate as those given before His First Coming. With so many accurate and detailed prophecies, no one should miss the Second Coming! Yet the
Bible foretells that the vast majority will miss the Second Coming of Jesus. Why? Because the majority does not know the prophecies God has given us for this critical time.
However, not everyone missed the First Coming. There were those who fully understood that Jesus was the promised Messiah, and they left all to follow Him. Likewise, there are those today that understand completely that we are living in the end time right now, and many of them are devoting their lives to teach the imminence of His Second Coming.
We literally have hundreds of prophecies foretelling the Second Coming of Jesus that lies just ahead. The prophecies are coming to pass right now before our eyes. The few prophetic fulfillments that are explained below are more than enough to prove that the end time is now and that the Second Coming of Jesus is just ahead. These prophecies explained below are merely a miniscule sample of the hundreds that are being enacted throughout the world at this very time!
Prophecy: Five Specific Nations will be on the Earth at the Time of the Second Coming
The symbols of those nations will be a lion; a bear; an eagle; a leopard; and an unidentifiable ten-horned beast. (Daniel 7:1-8)
The Lion: the symbol of a country…Great Britain (Webster’s Third International Dictionary)
The Bear: the Russian Bear is a widespread symbol for Russia (Wikipedia)
The Eagle: the national symbol of the United States as depicted on the back of the dollar bill and on many government buildings
The Leopard: the leopard is the unofficial national animal of Nazi Germany (Webster’s Online Dictionary with Multilingual Translation)
Ten-horned Beast: the union of 10 kings yet to arise out of the European Union
Prophecy: A World Government will be Established Just Before the Second Coming
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Strobe Talbot, President of the Brookings Institute said, “In the next century, nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority.” (Birth of the Global Nation, Time magazine, July 20, 1992)
Terms now being used in the emerging world government system: Globalization, New World Order, International Community, World Community, World Bank, World Court, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, Global Governance.
Prophecy: A Global Religion will Exist Alongside the World Government
Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Question to George W. Bush: “Do Jews, Muslims, and Christians all worship the same God?”
Answer: “I believe they do.”
Question: “Do Jews, Muslims and Christians all go to heaven?”
Answer: “Yes, they do.”
(ABC America exclusive – Interview with Charles Gibson)
Quotes from Barack Obama: “…We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much
as our own…” (CBN News 9-28-10)
Prophecy: A Dramatic Increase of Homosexuality
Luke 17:28-30 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
“Supreme Court Rules Gay Couples Nationwide have a Right to Marry.” (Washington Post, June 26, 2015)
Prophecy: Great Tribulation Just Ahead
Revelation 13:5-7 And there was given unto him (the Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Anti-Semitism on rise across Europe ‘in the worst times since the Nazis’ (The Guardian, August 7, 2014)
Chants heard openly at anti-Jewish rallies throughout Europe:
“Death to the Jews”
“Slit the Jews’ throats”
“Jews, your end is near”
“Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas”
European official: “There’s no future for Jews in Europe. Jews should advise their children to immigrate to the United States or Israel.” It’s like the 1930’s all over again! Europe will be the powerbase of both
the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The Jews say, “Never again”. But it is going to happen again!
Prophecy: Russia and Iran will Invade Israel Triggering the Battle of Armageddon
Ezekiel 38:1-8 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
Meshech: Webster’s Third International Dictionary defines Meshech as the root word for Moscovi or Moscow.
Tubal: The Tobal River lies east of the Aural Mountains in Russia. Tobolsk is a Russian city of 47,000 located on the Tubal River. These are all areas located in what we now refer to as Russia.
Russia and Iran already have troops in Syria just north of Israel. They will invade Israel at the Battle of Armageddon.
Prophecy: Euphrates River War will Kill One-third of Mankind
Revelation 9:13-16 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
ISIS has captured over 50-70% of the Euphrates in the last 15 months. Russia, China, Syria, Iran, the United States, Great Britain, France, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia all have military forces in the area. Whether the present crisis with ISIS triggers the prophesied war of Revelation 9:13-16 or whether some future situation results in the war, the Euphrates War cannot be too far away.
Prophecy: A Peace Agreement will be Signed Between Israelis and Palestinians. This will Mark the Beginning of the Final 7 Years to Armageddon
Daniel 9:27 And he (the Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant (Abrahamic Covenant) with many for one week (7 years): and in the midst of the week (7 years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Both Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have endorsed a two-state solution.
Netanyahu speaking at the UN on October 1, 2015: “I am prepared to immediately, immediately, resume direct peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority without any preconditions whatsoever…I remain committed to a vision of two states for two peoples, in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state.”
Abbas speaking at the UN on September 30, 2015:
“I am here to say on behalf of the Palestinian people and the Palestine Liberation Organization: We extend our hands to the Israeli government and the Israeli people for peacemaking. I say to them: Let us urgently build together a future for our children where they can enjoy freedom, security and prosperity. Let us build the bridges of dialogue instead of checkpoints and walls of separation, and build cooperative relations based on parity and equity between two neighboring States – Palestine and Israel – instead of policies of occupation, settlement, war and eliminating the other.”
Pressure is increasing on Israel to make a peace agreement on Palestinian terms. The European Union has voted to label all products produced in the West Bank so they can be boycotted. President Obama has pressured Israel to suspend all building in the settlements, including in east Jerusalem.
Abbas has asked the UN Security Council to pass a resolution requiring Israel to withdraw to 1967 borders and to surrender east Jerusalem to serve as a capital for the proposed Palestinian state.
What will Happen?
There is going to be an agreement. It is prophesied in the Bible and the prophecies always come to pass. However, it is going to be an interim agreement. It will establish a Palestinian state in the area of Judea (the West Bank). It will allow Jews living in Judea to move to Israel or remain in their homes living as a Jewish majority under the new Palestinian state. The Temple Mount will be shared so that all may worship there. The Jews will be allowed to build their temple on the Temple Mount without disturbing the Dome of the Rock or the Al Aqsa Mosque. Jerusalem will temporarily remain under Israeli control.
When this agreement is struck, the Final Seven Years to the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus will begin.
How Near are We to the Second Coming of Jesus to Earth?
The prophesied signing of the Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement is a prophecy with a date attached to it. The prophecy is clear. When the agreement is signed, the Final Seven Years to Armageddon and the Second Coming will begin.
We can’t predict with absolute certainty exactly when this agreement will take place. It could happen within the next one to four years. It’s difficult to see how things could continue on much longer than that. However, sometimes God’s time clock speeds up, and sometimes it slows down. Once the prophesied peace agreement is established, the remaining time will be set.
One thing we know for certain—the return of Jesus is very, very near!