The Prophecies of the Messiah: Prophecy 311
The Messiah will not be put to death for His own sins but for the sins of the whole world.
Old Testament Prediction:
Daniel 9:26b And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself…
New Testament Fulfillment:
John 8:46 (Jesus Speaking) “Which of you convicts Me of sin?”
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
1 Peter 2:21-24 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree…
1 John 2:2 And Jesus Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
I hope that you have considered a few very important questions as you have gone through these hundreds of prophecies so far.
Why would God allow His Son to die for me? Why would the Son of God be willing to suffer for what I have done? How could the death of the Messiah fully pay for the sins of the whole world?
Perhaps you could add your own question to this short list. All of our questions find their answers in the deep love of God that He has for human beings. It is incalculable—the “whys,” for which God does the things that He does. We can only guess the true reasons for the Lord allowing His Son to die for us. These answers will only be fully known to us once we arrive in heaven and can see our life in the perspective of God’s amazing glory and dominion over the universe.
Daniel wrote the most important and amazing prophecies of the Bible. He spoke of the coming of One who would fully take all of our sins away and make us perfect in the sight of God. Daniel described the precise time that the Messiah would arrive on earth the first, as well as, the second time. He described the Messiah’s future reign and His ultimate victory over satan and all the evil of men who hurt and kill others on the earth.
Daniel also told us that when the Messiah dies, He will not be dying for any wrong that He has done. The Bible describes the Messiah as perfect and without sin—throughout the entirety of the scriptures. When He dies, He is dying for you and I and the whole world. The sacrifice Jesus made on the cross was not limited only to those who would accept His sacrifice as their own. Jesus died for the sins of every person. In this, God was showing the world that He loves all people exactly the same: Love, enough to allow His only Son to be tortured for us so that we could have the opportunity to live forever with Him.
The following prophecies from this book answer the three questions that I asked at the beginning of this chapter, as well as many others that you might have conceived of yourself.
1. Why would God allow His Son to die for me?
2. Why would the Son of God be willing to suffer for what I have done?
3. How could the death of the Messiah fully pay for the sins of the whole world?
The Messiah will be the Passover Lamb of the Old Testament. He will be “without spot or blemish.”
Those who see the Messiah suffering will think that His punishment is for His own sins.
The Lord laid on the Messiah the debt of all the world’s sins.
The Messiah will be oppressed and afflicted because of our sins.
Though the Messiah will be falsely accused, He will remain silent and not seek to defend Himself.
The Messiah will be the Lamb who takes away the sins of the whole world.
The Messiah to be “cut off” (killed) at the hands of evil men.
The ultimate purpose in the death of the Messiah is to remove the transgressions of all people.
Although the Messiah will be condemned to die, He will be innocent.
It pleased the Lord to punish the Messiah for the sins of the world.
The Messiah shall be “the servant of God” as He submits Himself to God for man’s salvation.
The Messiah’s sacrifice shall justify all those who put their trust in Him.
The Messiah shall become the bearer of all sins for all people, for all time.
Because the Messiah will make His life a sacrifice for the sins of the world, upon His resurrection, His name will be exalted above all other names.
The Messiah will “pour out His soul unto death.” He will give all that He has for those He is redeeming.
The Messiah will be numbered with others also called “criminals,” at His death.
The purpose of the Messiah is to “bear the sins of many.”
The Messiah will offer salvation to everyone without cost.
The Lord sees that there is no “intercessor” for man, so He sends His Messiah.
The Messiah was afflicted with all the suffering of those He died to save. His continuing presence is with all those who are afflicted, and He never leaves them.
The purpose of the Messiah is to offer Salvation to the whole world.