The Glorified Messiah in Prophecies

By Daniel Scot Sept. 2008

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Sura 'Al-Fatihiah' (The Opening) 1:1-7

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment, You (alone) we worship; You (alone) we ask for help. Show us the straight path, The path of those whom You have favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Your anger nor of those who go astray.

Jesus said: "...and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)


Warning—This pamphlet contains words of the Qur'an in Arabic and English. Please use appropriately.

NOTE: Authoritative Islamic texts are the Qur'an and Hadith. The Qur'an is the revealed word of Allah (verse numbers differ slightly in different versions). Sura always stands for a chapter in the Qur'an. Islamic belief is that Muhammad is the perfect example to be followed by all Muslims. Whatever he said, practiced or approved is called Hadith. There are six different sets of authentic ahadith (Hadiths): Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Sunnan Ibn Majah and Sunnan Nasa'i. This pamphlet is intended to show the teachings and examples of Muhammad, and is not intended to be offensive to Muslims; many Muslims may have little real knowledge of what their god, Allah and their prophet has said on this topic.

It is important that we diligently seek after the Truth of His revealed Word and we know that, if we do, God will guide us. The Scriptures, in fact, record many hundreds of prophecies that point to Jesus [Isa]. Since the Qur'an records that Jesus told people to "fear Allah and obey Me" (Sura 43:63), and that in Sura 7:158 Muslims are told to believe in Jesus and His Scriptures [Torah and Gospels], it is important for Muslims to know what the prophets in the Torah say about Jesus.

(However, many believe that the Gospel [Injil] has been corrupted—but to find out how we can know that the Scriptures have not been corrupted, see our tract on the Authenticity of the Bible.)

So, who is the Glorified Jesus?

It was difficult for many Jews to accept Jesus as their Messiah (Greek 'Christ'). Some of them thought that He was a great teacher, a prophet, or miracle worker while others said he was performing miracles with the help of Satan. Still others - such as King Herod - said that Jesus was John the Baptist who had risen from the dead. While some tried to make Him their earthly king, others acknowledged Him for who He really was, the promised Messiah.

Those who were earnestly seeking after God and seriously searching the Old Testament recognized that the Messiah had two major roles. These might at first appear to contradict each other. The first and foremost is that of the 'Suffering Messiah' and the other is of the 'Ruling Kingly Messiah'. Most Jewish teachers of the Law were seeking the Kingly Messiah and so overlooked His role as the suffering servant who would save. The way to the crown is through the cross! Now, the idea of the messiah being the Word of God is of infinite magnitude, but He first had to suffer for our salvation - as predicted by the Prophets over centuries before His birth.

The O.T Prophecies about the Glorified Messiah

The Prophecies fulfilled in New Testament

The Messiah is from eternity; Isaiah 9:6

John 1:1

His glory and incarnation shall be seen; Psalm 102:19, 21;

Isaiah 35:4; 40:5, 9

Matthew 1:21; John 1:1,14

The Prophet Isaiah saw His glory; Isaiah 6:5

John 12:40-41

The Messiah will purify His people; Ezekiel 36:25; Isaiah 52:15

Acts 2:38-39; 22:16; Titus 3:5-6; Heb. 9:13-14

Seed of a woman, and born of a virgin Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14;

Matthew 1:22-23

Descendent of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and David; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 12:3; 17:19; 18:18; 21:12; 26:4; 28:14; 49:8,10; Psalm 132:11

Matthew 1:1-3; Luke 3:23-34; Acts 3:25;

Romans 9:7; Galatians 3:16; 4:4

The desire of all nations shall come to His temple; Haggai 2:7

Luke 2:22

The salvation which the people were waiting for; Genesis 49:10

Luke 2:26,30; I Peter 1:10

A Prophet like unto Moses; His word must be hearkened to;

Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19

John 5:45-47; John 12:48-50

Kings will come and pay Him homage and bring gifts; Psalm 72:10

Matthew 2:10-11

The Anointed One, anointed by the Holy Spirit; Psalm 2:2, 6;

Psalm 45:5; Isaiah 11:2; Isaiah 60:1-2

Matthew 1:21; 2:2; Luke 4:18; Acts 2:36; 4:27;

Hebrews 1:9; Revelation 14:1

Birth of The Messiah in Bethlehem; Micah 5:2

Matthew 2:1-6

Christ will do marvellous work among His people; He will do miracles; Christ stills the storm; Psalm 65:7; 107:24-30; Is. 29:14; 35:5-6

Matthew 8:26; 11:4-6; Mark 4:35-41;

I Corinthians 1:18-25

Christ will purify His people and bring a new covenant;

Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 36:25

Acts 2:38-39; Hebrews 8:6-13

Christ is the salvation which the people were waiting for;

Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 46:12-13

Luke 2:26,30; Romans 10:8; I Peter 1:10

Christ is the redeemer and mighty to save; Psalm 130:7-8

John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7

A priest forever after the order of Melchizedek; Psalm 110:4

Hebrews 6:20

He is the Lord who redeems; Psalm 103:4; Isaiah 25:9; 43:11;

Isaiah 45:21; Hosea 1:7; Hosea 13:4; Zechariah 9:16

Acts 4:12; Rom 11:26; I Peter 1:18-19

Salvation is given by calling on the name of the Lord; Joel 2:32

Acts 2:21

He will justify many and bear their iniquities; sins are forgiven

for His sake; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 53:11

Romans 5:18-19; Acts13:38-41; I Peter 2:24;

I John 2:12

The Redeemer despised; His humiliation and exaltation; Psalm 8:5-6; Isaiah 49:7

John 8:48; Hebrews 2:9

The resurrection of Christ is seen; Psalm 118:15,17; Hosea 13:14

Luke 24:5-7; I Cori 15:54-55; Ephesians 1:7

The Messiah will open eyes of the blind; Isaiah 42:7

Matthew 11:5

The above references are not an exhaustive list.

It is very clear that the Glorified Messiah is the same as the Suffering Messiah who, according to Isaiah 52:12, says: He Himself bore the sin of many (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 9:28), and interceded for the transgressors (Hebrews 7:25; Ephesians 1:7). Hebrews 4:15 adds, "For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin."

The O.T Prophecies about Messiah, the King

The Prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament

Kiss the Son the kiss of acceptance; Psalm 2:12

John 1:12; 3:36; Revelation 6:16-17

Elijah the prophet will be sent before the Lord; Malachi 4:5

Luke 1:17; Matthew 11:14; 17:10-13

The glorified King (the chief shepherd); Psalm 24:7

I Peter 5:4

Christ will sit on the throne of David; Hosea 3:4-5

Romans 11:25-26

The millennium kingdom; Isaiah 11:1-9; Ezekiel 37:24

John 10:16; Matthew 9:36

His Kingdom shall be forever; Psalm 89:3-4,29,37

Luke 1:32-33

Christ the Lawgiver, King and Judge of all the earth;

Genesis 18:25; Isaiah 33:32

John 5:22-23

All those who go down to dust shall bow before Him;

Psalm 22:29

Philippians 2:10

Christ the Son and Lord of David; Psalm 110:1

Matthew 22:21-45; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:34-35

All power is given to Him; the Lord's power; Psalm 2:8;

Psalm 78:65

Matthew 28:18; Mark 4:38-41

Different titles of Christ; The I Am; Isaiah 43:10;

Isaiah 47:4; 48:12

John 6:35; 8:12,28,58; 10:9,12; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1; Colossians 1:14

Christ is the First and the Last; the Intercessor;

Isaiah 44:6; 59:16

Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 1:17

Shall be called the Lord Our Righteousness; Jere. 23:6

I Corinthians 1:30

Christ the Lord of host; the Sun of Righteousness; the Prince of Peace; Isaiah 9:6; Amos 9:6; Malachi 4:2

Matthew 11:29-31; Lk 1:78-79; John 16:33; I Peter 2:6

He is God (Make straight in the desert a highway for our God); Isaiah 40:3

Matthew 3:3; John 20:28

This is great news for those who accept the Messiah as their Lord and Saviour! Furthermore, He has promised to return and receive His followers, but He is also returning as the judge (John 5:22-23). Remember! God has only given one name by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12). Jesus came to save sinners such as you and me. Now you have an opportunity to find out more for yourself.

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