3(1) “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: behold, a virginwill be with child and bear a son, and she will call His nameImmanuel” (Isa. 7:14).(2) “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His motherMary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together shewas found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph herhusband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her,planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this,behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He willsave His people from their sins.’ Now all this took place to fulfillwhat was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘BEHOLD, THEVIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON,AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,’ whichtranslated means, ‘GOD WITH US’” (Matt. 1:18-23).(3) Isaiah wrote around 700 BC.(4) This was fulfilled around 3 BC.(c) What He would do:(1) “Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to thosewith anxious heart, ‘Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God willcome
vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but Hewill save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and theears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like adeer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy” (Isa. 35:3-5).(2) “Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ,he sent
by his disciples and said to Him, ‘Are You theExpected One, or shall we look for someone else?’ Jesus answeredand said to them, ‘Go and report to John what you hear and see:
BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and
lepers arecleansed and
dead are raised up, and
POORHAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM’” (Matt. 11:2-5).(3) Again, written about 700 years before the event.(d) How He would die:(1) David writes, “For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoershas encompassed me; they pierced my hands and my feet. I cancount all my bones. They look, they stare at me; they divide mygarments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots” (Ps.22:16-18).(2) And John records, “They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out,bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull,which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, andwith Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. . .