It is the Christmas season, and I would like to share with you some verses about Jesus’ coming to earth. These verses are special though, because they talked of His coming even before He came. They were prophecies that one day a Savior would come. The first of the prophecies of Jesus’ birth is found in Genesis 3:15, right after the fall of man, when sin entered the world.
Prophecies of Jesus’ Birth
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
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.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
I love all the prophecies of Jesus’ birth, and I love that He fulfilled each of these prophecies exactly as they were written! Probably my favorite of the prophecies is Isaiah 9:6, where it says, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.” Jesus came for us! He came for me, and He came for you!
Do you have a favorite prophecy of Jesus’ birth? Share it with us in the comments! I hope each one of you has a very Merry Christmas celebrating the true Reason for Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.