Is Jesus the Messiah?Jesus Christ is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament. In fact, "Christ" means "Messiah" or "Anointed One." Any time we refer to Jesus as Jesus Christ, we are proclaiming Him to be the Messiah.
Some people in Jesus' time understood He was the Messiah, even before He sent the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). On the night He was born to Mary, angels announced His arrival as “Savior” to the shepherds (Luke 2:10–11). Later, God revealed the truth about Jesus to Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:34–38). Others confessed their belief about Jesus meeting the requirements spelled out in the Law and from the Prophets (Matthew 5:17; 6:16).
Jesus' arrival on earth matched what was said about Him centuries before, He was a prophet, had priestly duties, was kingly, and more. Spend just fifteen minutes looking at some of the ways Jesus met these requirements. Here are some of the Old Testament prophesies and expectations of the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them.
Another way to check to affirm Jesus as the Messiah is to look at the way God established communication and relationship with His people through a series of feasts and how Jesus fulfilled those feasts. This is no coincidence. Read about the feasts in Leviticus 23.
There is so much more. Hundreds of Old Testament verses point to a Messiah with detail and specificity. Jesus met each one or will meet each one when He returns again as described in the New Testament. Yes, Jesus is the Messiah.
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