365 Prophecies: Prophecy 129
The Messiah shall be called “Firstborn” and shall be the King over the whole earth.
Old Testament Prediction:
Psalms 89:27 “Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.”
New Testament Fulfillment:
Luke 1:31-33 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Matthew 26:63-64 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Revelation 19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Many people struggle with the Biblical description of Jesus being called “firstborn.” They claim that this is a scriptural proof that Jesus is described as a created being. Further, those who deny that Jesus is God, state that because He is a created being, the “firstborn” of God—He cannot be God Himself.
In the New Testament, whenever the term firstborn is used, this English translation originated from the Greek word “Prototokos,” which is defined as, “First in importance or priority.” As this Greek term is applied to Jesus, it means that He is the most important—or first in priority, first in order—above all other created things. In speaking of Jesus as the Savior of the world, it is also a reference to His resurrection as the first among all those who will rise from the dead, never to die again.
Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn (Prototokos, most important) among many brethren.
Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn (Prototokos, first in priority) over all creation.
Colossians 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn (Prototokos, first in priority) from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Hebrews 1:6 But when He again brings the firstborn (Prototokos, first in order) into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
Notice in Hebrews 1:6, that God commands all creation to worship Jesus, the Son. Worship is only given to God, not to any angel or created being.
When Psalms 89:27 refers to the Messiah as firstborn, this is a reference to the fact that He will be God Himself, dwelling in the body of a man. The entire volume of scripture found in the Bible declares that Jesus is the eternal God, the Creator of the Universe.
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!”
Colossians 1:16 For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”
The following Old Testament Prophecies described the Messiah as God:
The Messiah will be the Great “I AM” of the Old Testament.
The Messiah will be the eternal one who made all things.
The Messiah existed eternally as God; but from eternity—in His wisdom— decided that He would offer His life for the sins of all men.
The Messiah will come to earth and be called “Mighty God.”
The Messiah will be presented to Israel as “Your God.”
The Messiah shall be referred to as “The first and the last.”
The Messiah shall be a descendant of David, who is called “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
The Messiah will be both David’s Son and God’s Son, a King and the great Jehovah God who created the universe.
The common people knew that the Messiah was the LORD, Jehovah.
The nation of Israel and the Jews will finally “look upon” the crucified One and understand that He is their Messiah—their God.
 Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, the Greek definition for “first born.” 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011