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With specific examples, show how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of Isaiah concerning the messiah.

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  • The messiah would be filled with the holy spirit and anointed by God, during his baptism, a voice from heaven acknowledged Jesus as the son of God, the holy spirit descended upon him inform of a dove.
  • He would bring good news to the poor, Jesus said he had come to fulfill Isaiah’s prophecies after he read from the scroll in the synagogue at Nazareth.
  • He would be born of a virgin, Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the messiah/Immanuel.
  • He is a wonderful counsellor, prince of peace and everlasting father, Jesus taught and spoke with authority, he explained parables to his followers, teachings on faith, proper use of wealth, and brought peace by his actions.
  • The messiah would bring joy and gladness to the world, during his ministry he healed many people like the woman with the flow of blood, the blind beggar and raised Jairus daughter and the widow’s son hence brought joy to all.
  • The messiah would establish an everlasting kingdom, he did this through preaching about God’s kingdom, and how one would qualify to be part of the kingdom, he gave his life to redeem many so as to join this everlasting kingdom.
  • The messiah would be despised and rejected, Jesus was despised and rejected in his hometown, he was opposed by the religious leaders who eventually handed him over to be crucified.
  • He bore the sins of human race, man of sorrow and grief, Jesus was arrested, was judged harshly although innocent, underwent painful suffering, was crucified with thieves and died for sake of humankind.
  • The messiah would be buried in a rich man’s tomb, Joseph of Arimathea who was a rich man, buried the body of Jesus.
  • The messiah would be innocent, without sin, during his passion, the crowd opted to release a sinner called Barabbas and he was innocently crucified.
  • The messiah would be exalted and made great, after his ascension, Jesus is exalted and sits on the right hand of God.
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