Christmas Prophecies


First Promise of Jesus

Genesis 3:15 - “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between

                           your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike

                           his heel.”


Promise of a Prophet

            Deuteronomy 18:18 - “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among

                                                  their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell

                                                  them everything I command him.”


He would be from David’s family

            II Samuel 7:12-16 - “When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I

                                                will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from

                                                your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who

                                                will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of

                                                his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son.

                                                When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with

                                                floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away

                                                from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from

                                                before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever

                                                before me; your throne will be established forever.”


            Psalms 89:3-4 - “You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have

                                        sworn to David my servant, I will establish your line forever and

                                        make your throne firm through all generations.’”


            Isaiah 9:6,7 - “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the

                                    government shall be on his shoulders. And he will be called

                                    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of

                                    Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no

                                    end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom,

                                    establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from

                                    that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”


He would be born of a Virgin

            Isaiah 7:14 - “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”


He would be born in Bethlehem

            Micah 5:2 - “But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the

                                  clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler

                                  over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”


He would travel to Egypt

           Hosea 11:1 - “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.”


He would live in Galilee

           Isaiah 9:1 - “Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in

                                distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of

                                Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan.”


He would live in Nazareth

           Isaiah 11:1 - “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.”


His coming would be announced by an Elijah-like herald

           Isaiah 40:3 - “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.’”


           Malachi 3:1, 4:5 - “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his                                                    temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come, says the Lord Almighty.” “See, I will send you the prophet                                                Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.”


His coming would cause a massacre of Bethlehem’s children

           Jeremiah 31:15 - “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted,                                                             because her children are no more.”


His mission would include Gentiles

           Isaiah 42:1-4 - “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the                                                 nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he                                                will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his                                          law the islands will put their hope.”


His ministry would be one of healing

           Isaiah 53:4 - “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.”



Christmas Fulfillment


      Luke 2:1-20 - “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of  David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”