42: Deuteronomy 18:18


365 Prophecies: Prophecy 42

The Prophet who will be the Messiah, will speak the literal Words of God, as they are dictated to Him by God.

Old Testament Prediction:

Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.

New Testament Fulfillment:

John 8:28-29 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”

John 10:37-38 “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.


Clearly, Jesus believed Himself to be the promised Prophet whom Moses spoke of. In doing so, He identified Himself as being the promised Messiah of the Old Testament.

Jesus claimed to speak the literal words of God as they were given to Him directly from the Father.

“…I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things…”[1]

If Jesus were not the Messiah and yet He made the claim that when He spoke He was actually speaking the literal words of God, He would be the worst kind of devil. But if Jesus is in fact the promised Messiah, then it would be natural that He would speak all that God wanted to say to us.

John 14:8-9 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father…

In examination of all 365 Old Testament Prophecies and the precision in which Jesus perfectly fulfilled each one, it is clear that He is the Messiah. Not only are Jesus’ words those of the Father, His actions and works clearly identify Himself as having the power of God Himself. There is no other person in the history of the world who has fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies about the coming Messiah, except Jesus.

We can have great confidence that when we pray and speak to Jesus that He hears every word we utter from our lips. In fact, there is an indication in the Old Testament that God is able to understand our thoughts before we even know ourselves what we are going to say.

Psalms 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.

In the literal Hebrew language, David is stating that even before his thoughts form, when they are still a synapse firing in his brain, God knows what David is going to think. How intimately and perfectly the Lord knows us. Despite the fact that He knows us so well and how often we make mistakes in our life, He still loves us.

Whatever your need, whatever your heart’s desire, if you will only speak to Jesus and tell Him all that is on your heart, He will hear you. Jesus came to speak to us the very words of the Living God. He is called by John, in the first chapter of his gospel, the Word or the Logos, as it is spoken in the original Greek language, the eternal word of God.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The Logos is the very essence of who God is—the total accumulation of His unlimited knowledge and power, manifested by the words that He speaks. God declares that His word is magnified even above His name.

Psalms 138:2 “…For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”

To consider that the Living and Eternal God would reveal Himself to us through a human being who is Himself God, is the single greatest revelation of all mankind. In spite of the fact that God has revealed Himself to us, the majority of people on the earth do not give much thought to Jesus. In fact, many are offended by Him, for He reminds them that they are sinners in need of salvation. For the few who have a heart after God, their souls make no pretense of self-righteousness. These humble and often broken beings are well aware of their frailties, and they long only for the day when they will be in the presence of the Living Word of God, where they can worship at His feet forever.

[1] John 8:28-29

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