Sunday, April 01, 2012

Holy Week in Prophecy

Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
Say to the daughter of Zion, "See, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." (Zech 9:9)

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! (Psalm 118:25-26)

From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise. (Psalm 8:2)

Cleansing the Temple
In that day there shall be no more traders in the house of the LORD of Hosts. (Zech 14:21) (JPS)

Zeal for your house shall consume me. (Psalm 69:9)

My house shall be called a house of prayer. (Isaiah 56:7)

Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of thieves? (Jeremiah 7:11)

Rejection by the Leaders
The stone the builders rejected has become the chief stone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. (Psalm 118:22-23)

Lord, who has believed our message, or to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? (Isaiah 53:1)

Make the heart of this people dull, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn, and be healed. (Isaiah 6:10)

A stone that causes men to stumble, and a rock that makes them fall. (Isaiah 8:14)

They hated me without cause. (Psalm 35:19; Psalm 69:4)

The kings of the earth taken their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. (Psalm 2:1-2)

Betrayal, arrest, and trial
He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me. (Psalm 41:9)

So they weighed out my wages, thirty shekels of silver -- the noble sum that I was worth in their estimation. The LORD said to me, "Deposit it in the treasury." (Zech 11:12-13) (JPS)

I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. (Zech 13:7)

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before the shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)

They divided my garments among themselves and cast lots for my clothing. (Psalm 22:18)

He made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:12)

He was counted with the lawless ones. (Isaiah 53:12)

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. (Psalm 22:16)

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22:1)

They gave me gall for my meat, and vinegar for my drink. (Psalm 69:21)

All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, "He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him." (Psalm 22:7-8)

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:3-6)

Not one of his bones will be broken. (Psalm 34:20)

You shall make his soul an offering for sin. (Isaiah 53:10)

They will look on the one they have pierced, and mourn for him as for an only son. (Zech 12:10)

Death and Burial
He was cut off from the land of the living. (Isaiah 53:8)

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:9)

And he said unto me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
And I answered, O Lord GOD, you know.
Again he said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.' The Lord God says unto these bones; 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.'" (Ezekiel 37:3-5)

My body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your Holy One see decay. (Psalm 16:9-10)

He will destroy death forever. (Isaiah 25:8) (JPS)

After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. (Hoseah 6:2)

He shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the labor of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many. (Isaiah 53:10-11)

Where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting? (Hoseah 13:14)

A helpful reminder on how the ancient Israelites decided if a prophecy was Messianic.


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Very beautiful.

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you. God really had shown the prophets a lot of detail about what was coming. As they said back in the day, "All the prophets prophesied only for the days of the Messiah."

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks! That's a helpful compilation.

Martin LaBar said...

P. S. I put a link to this on my Facebook page.

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you for the encouragement, and for the link.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF