292: Jeremiah 23:5-6


The Prophecies of the Messiah: Prophecy 292

The Messiah will be both David’s Son and God’s Son, a King and the great Jehovah God who created the universe.

Old Testament Prediction:

Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

New Testament Fulfillment:

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world.”


The uniqueness of Jesus is seen in this 292nd prophecy from the Book of Jeremiah, as the prophet describes the Messiah. First, that Messiah is Jehovah God, the Creator of the universe. Second, that He is David’s son, his descendant, as foretold by the Old Testament. Third, that He is a King, and not just any King but a ruler over all kings.

The “Mystery” that Paul describes in writing to Timothy in chapter 3:16, is understood by his statement that this great God of the universe was willing to become a human being like us. Further, that He would allow evil men to torture and kill Him so that He could die for their sins. Understanding that these things are true, I cannot understand why the whole world does not run to Jesus and fall at His feet in thanksgiving and worship. He is magnificent beyond compare and filled with love and eternal grace towards all people.

There are many who accept that the Messiah will be the “Son of David.” It is an entirely a different matter altogether that He is also the “Son of God.” This would demand that the Messiah is equal to God, being God Himself. When Jesus spoke at the synagogue in Nazareth and proclaimed that He is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy of the Anointed One, those who heard Him could not believe that He was the Messiah because they knew that He was the Son of Joseph and Mary. They had not considered that there were hundreds of prophecies of the Messiah, with many that described Him as God in Human flesh. When we study all 365 of these Old Testament prophecies, we discover that the body of prophetic scriptures describe the Messiah as the son of David, the Son of God, and the Son of man.

The Messiah will be the Son of David.

Prophecy 49
The Messiah will be from the seed of David.

Prophecy 51
The Messiah’s kingdom established under David will continue forever.

Prophecy 55
The Messiah will come from the seed of David.

Prophecy 56
The kingdom of the Messiah will be established under David and will continue forever.

Prophecy 130
The kingdom of the Messiah shall be from David’s line and will last forever.

Prophecy 142
The Messiah will be both David’s son and his Lord.

Prophecy 151
The promise to David that his descendant will be the Messiah and sit upon his throne forever.

Prophecy 152
Jerusalem shall be the dwelling place of the Messiah from where He shall reign upon David’s throne over the whole earth forever.

Prophecy 178
The Messiah will come to earth to establish a kingdom upon the throne of David.

Prophecy 180
The Messiah shall come as a “Branch” out of David’s lineage, the “Netzer,” a Nazarene.

Prophecy 272
The Messiah is given the promise of resurrection by God, called “The sure mercies of David.”

Prophecy 292
The Messiah will be both David’s Son and God’s Son, a King and the great Jehovah God who created the universe.

Prophecy 293
The Messiah shall be born a descendant of David. He will be “raised up” (literally, raised from the dead) and be Israel’s King in the future.

Prophecy 297
The Messiah shall be a “Branch” out of the line of David.

Prophecy 300
The Messiah will fulfill the office of his father David by being a teaching Shepherd over one flock.

Prophecy 334
The Messiah will be proclaimed as “King” and “The Son of David,” at Jerusalem.

The Messiah will be the Son of God.

There are seven Old Testament prophecies that either state or allude to the fact that the Messiah will be the Son of God. The seventh, although not referring directly to the “Son,” is generally understood to be a Messianic prophecy, describing the coming of God’s Son and those who are waiting for Him.

Prophecy 50
2 Samuel 7:14 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son.”

Prophecy 57
1 Chronicles 17:13 “I will be his Father, and he shall be My son…”

Prophecy 63
Psalms 2:7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ ”

Prophecy 128
Psalms 89:26 He shall cry to Me, “You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.”

Prophecy 156
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?

Prophecy 171
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God.

Prophecy 195
Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You.

The Messiah will be the Son of man.

This is the Old Testament designation for the Messiah.

Daniel 7:13 I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.

Jesus constantly referred to Himself as the “Son of Man,” not in the sense that He was born of flesh like all human beings. He was referring to Daniel’s prophetic description of the Messiah who will come with the clouds of heaven.

Mark 14:60,62 … Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62  Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

The Messiah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

The Bible describes Jesus as creating everything that we can see, and even the invisible world of the atom and all the invisible forces that hold the universe together.

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.

Jesus is the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s 292nd prophecy.

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