Prophets Describe the Saviorpage 2
Zechariah prophesied, that their King would come to them riding on a donkey.
Zechariah prophesied, “O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold, your King comes to you: He is righteous and has salvation; humble, and riding on the foal of an donkey.”
King David described how the Savior Himself would know in advance that one of His close friends, with whom He ate bread, would betray Him.
And Zechariah even recorded that the price of the betrayal would be thirty pieces of silver.
Jesus was whipped, tortured, and then crucified, for our sins.
Through the prophet Isaiah, God foretold that the coming Savior would be tortured, by whipping, and that His face would be spat upon.
David described the method of execution as “piercing the Savior’s hands and feet, yet not breaking any of His bones.”
That the Savior would say, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?”, and that onlookers would laugh and ridicule the Savior, saying, “He believed that the Lord would deliver him.”
David also wrote that “the Savior’s bones would be out of joint and in His thirst He would be given vinegar to drink,” and that the Savior’s persecutors would “divide His clothes among them, and gamble for His robe.”
Isaiah said that onlookers would be “astonished” when they saw how the Savior’s face was disfigured from the torture.
The prophecies in God’s book even describe how one day, David’s descendants, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, would “look at the Savior whom they had pierced.”
And all this was written in the Scriptures many hundreds of years before the Savior came.
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