Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Jesus

Have you heard of a guy named Tovia Singer? He is a Jew that is totally against Jesus. He is well versed in the Bible and says worshiping Jesus is idolatry. He has really made me question Jesus as God's Son and his knowledge of the original Hebrew text and how the so-called prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament are not talking about Jesus at all, like the Isaiah prophecy was talking about Hezekiah. Is Jesus idol worship? Was he made up by the Greeks? This is destroying my Christian faith.

There are many voices out there calling for your attention. I encourage you to listen to the voice of your Good Shepherd (John 10:3, 4, 27). That Shepherd, Jesus Christ, speaks to you through the Bible, which is true in every way (John 17:17).

Scripture tells us to beware of people who deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (1 John 2:22; 4:3; 2 John 7). Anyone who denies the deity of Jesus Christ does not speak the truth.

The Old Testament repeatedly pointed ahead to Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah (John 5:39). Consider the following:

“According to David Jesus is both the Lord God (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:44) and true man (Psalm 8:4-6; Hebrews 2:6-8), yet he was without sin according to Isaiah (53:9; 1 Peter 2:22). The ministry of Jesus would be in Galilee as Isaiah had said (9:1,2; Matthew 4:15-16). Yet the Savior would appear in Jerusalem according to Zechariah (13:7; Matthew 26:31). Jesus came to instruct humanity in the ways of God (Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35), to bear the infirmities and diseases of people (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17), and to heal their wounds as Isaiah predicted (53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). According to Zechariah his disciples would desert him (13:7; Matthew 26:31) and leave him to be pierced by his foes (12:10; John 19:37). He would hang, accursed, on a tree (Deuteronomy 21:23; Galatians 3 13). Even so, no bones of his body would be broken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:36), nor would his body rot in the grave (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:31). Rather he would sit at God’s right hand in glory (Psalm 110:1; Acts 2:34).”

If you would like to read more about Old Testament prophecy and New Testament fulfillment in Jesus Christ, you can read a brief paper from which the paragraph above was taken.

I pray for God’s blessings on your study of his word.