In this post, we will be sharing with you some powerful Bible prophecies fulfilled in the Bible. The Bible is full of prophecies that have been fulfilled in the past and that still come true today.
The Old Testament contains many prophecies about the coming of the Lord. These prophecies were written hundreds of years before Jesus was born. The New Testament contains prophecies about the second coming of Jesus Christ and the end times.
Some of these Bible prophecies have been fulfilled in our lifetime, while others are still waiting to be fulfilled. Either way, it is amazing to see how everything that was foretold in the Bible comes true.
Bible Prophecies Fulfilled In The Bible
1) Failed siege of Jerusalem
“Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria: ‘He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with a shield or build a siege ramp against it. By the way that he came he will return; he will not enter this city,’ declares the Lord.” – 2 Kings 19:32-33
This prophecy was fulfilled when an angel of the Lord killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night (2 Kings 19:35).
2) The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
“And the Lord said, ‘Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.'” – Genesis 18:20-21
This prophecy was fulfilled when the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone (Genesis 19:24-25).
3) The birth of Isaac
“Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.[a] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.'” – Genesis 17:19
This prophecy was fulfilled when Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 21:1-2).
4) The Exodus from Egypt
“Then Moses said to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son, and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.'” – Exodus 4:22-23
This prophecy was fulfilled when the Lord killed the firstborn sons of the Egyptians, but spared the Israelites (Exodus 12:12-13).
5) The destruction of Jericho
“Now the city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.” – Joshua 6:17
This prophecy was fulfilled when the walls of Jericho fell and the Israelites conquered the city (Joshua 6:20-21).
6) Israel inherit the land of Canaan
“And the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.” – Genesis 12:7
This was fulfilled when Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land after their exodus from Egypt (Joshua 1-12).
7) Rachel weeping for her children
“A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15
This was fulfilled when king Herod ordered the massacre of all the male children in Bethlehem who were two years old and younger (Matthew 2:13-18).
8) Israel Seventy Years in Captivity
“This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.” – Jeremiah 25:11
This was fulfilled when the nation of Israel was indeed conquered by Babylon and taken into captivity for seventy years (2 Chronicles 36:1-21, Daniel 9:1-19).
9) Restoration of Israel
“For I will take you back to the land I gave your ancestors, and you will possess it again. I will be kind to you, and I will make you a great nation.” – Jeremiah 30:3
This was fulfilled when the nation of Israel was restored after the seventy years of captivity (Ezra 1:1-11).
10) The Birth of Samson
“And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.” – Judges 13:2-5 KJV
This was fulfilled when Samson was born and began to deliver Israel from the Philistines (Judges 13:24-25).
Prophecies About Jesus In Old Testament
1) The Messiah would be born of a virgin
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14
This prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-25).
2) The Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac
“But I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,” – Genesis 21:12
This was fulfilled when Jesus Christ, who was a descendant of Isaac, died on the cross and rose again, thus becoming a Savior for all who believe in Him (Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38).
3) The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem
“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” – Micah 5:2
This was fulfilled when Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-12).
4) The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger
“A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.'” – Isaiah 40:3-5
This was fulfilled when John the Baptist came and prepared the way for Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-8, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:1-34).
5) The Messiah would be rejected by His own people
“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” – Isaiah 53:3
This was fulfilled when the people of Israel rejected Jesus as their Messiah (Matthew 27:1-66, John 1:11).
“Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.” – Psalm 41:9
This was fulfilled when Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16, 47-56, Luke 22:1-6, 46-53, John 13:1-30, 18:1-11).
7) The Messiah would be silent before His accusers
“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.” – Isaiah 53:7
This was fulfilled when Jesus was silent before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who sentenced Him to death (Matthew 27:11-14, Mark 15:2-5, Luke 23:1-7, John 18:28-38).
8) The Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed
“I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.” – Isaiah 50:6
This was fulfilled when Jesus was mocked and ridiculed by the soldiers during His crucifixion (Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20, Luke 23:11).
9) The Messiah would be pierced
“But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
This was fulfilled when Jesus was crucified and His side was pierced with a spear (Matthew 27:32-50, John 19:1-37).
10) The Messiah would be buried in a rich man’s tomb
“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.” – Isaiah 53:9
This was fulfilled when Jesus was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy man (Matthew 27:57-60, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56).
11) The Messiah would rise from the dead
“For he has surely served our notice that he was raised from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures.” – 1 Corinthians 15:4
This was fulfilled when Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, as He had predicted (Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-53, John 20:1-31).
12) Jesus ascends into Heaven
“When you ascended on high, you led a host of captives in your train; you received gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God might dwell there.” – Psalm 68:18
This was fulfilled when Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after His resurrection (Acts 1:1-11).
The Old Testament prophesies about Jesus Christ are remarkable in their detail and their accuracy. They show that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. These prophecies give us confidence that we can trust in Jesus and have hope for eternal life.
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