Christ in the Old Testament
The prophecies regarding Christ in the Old Testament, are confirmed or fulfilled throughout the duration of the New Testament age.
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.
The names or titles given to Christ in the Old Testament are hard to dismiss and the understanding of these names are essential if we are to comprehend the true identity of God.
- The mighty God
- The everlasting Father
- The Prince of Peace
Christ in the Old Testament – Immanuel God with us
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
Immanuel means God with us. And the manifestation of the Messiah in the flesh was necessary, as the salvation of the Saints could not be obtained by any other (Mat 1:21-23, Dan 7:18-24).
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Christ in the Old Testament is called the ancient of days. The fulfillment of Dan 7:22, will transpire at Christ’s second advent (Mat 24:31, 2 Tim 4:1, 8, Rev 11:15).
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour
The Hebrew word transliterated as Yasha (H 3467) has several different meanings including deliver from, save or rescue. It can also refer to the savior of the world.
Zech 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; humble, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass
The words added (in non-italics) to the above verse changes its intended meaning. The king comes (as the ) righteous Savior, is the proper translation. The words, he is just, really only refer to the word just, better translated as righteous or righteousness. Also, the words, and having salvation, only refer to the word salvation, better translated as Savior (See Isa 45:21 for context).
Psa 48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Christ does not sit at the right hand of God. The right hand of God created all things, is an article that will explain this in greater detail just click here.
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
In the verse above the word on, which denotes a fixed position in place or time or state, is actually referring to the word as.
Isaiah 45:21 … and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
There is no other God beside me a righteous God and Savior.
Christ in the Old Testament is the Savior of the world.
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Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord (Yahweh) we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation (Yahshua).
Although the true identity of Christ in the Old Testament is clearly revealed, there has been a concerted effort to mask or hide this through intentional manipulation of the Word of God.
The second part of Isaiah 25:9, reads as follows; this is Yahweh we have waited, and will be glad and rejoice in Yahshua.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved
The true identity of Christ in the Old Testament is obscured by leaving out his name completely (Isaiah25:9, Psalms 20:5, Gen 49:18).
Remember what Christ said during his first advent. I and the Father are one, and if you have seen me you have seen the Father (John 10:30, 14:7-9).
Ob 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.
A Savior (our Yahshua), will come to mount Zion… and the kingdom of Yahweh.
Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity