Prophecies of Jesus Christ

Prophecies About Christ's First Coming

"God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people," Mosiah 15:1. Adam was taught that Jesus Christ would come in the meridian of time, Moses 6:57.

Moses and the prophets foretold the coming of the Christ, John 1:45-46, John 5:45-47 and Acts 3:22-24. The prophet of whom Mose spake was the Christ, 1 Nephi 22:20-21. The law of Moses was a shadow of the coming of Christ, Mosiah 16:14. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness ( Numbers 21:8-9), even so must the Son of man be lifted up," John 3:14-15. Nephi the son of Helaman explains the meaning of the brazen serpent, Helaman 8:13-15. The Lord will raise up a Prophet, Deuteronomy 18:15. I would not have known that this prophet is Christ if weren't told us in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 20:23. This scripture is also quoted in Acts 7:37.

In Psalms there are many prophecies of Christ. However, they are intermixed with other seemingly unrelated passages so it would have been difficult to get the significants before they were fulfilled. The Son is begotten of the Father. This Psalms also includes "beak them with a rod of iron," and "dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel" that Handel used in his Messiah, Psalms 2:7-9. "My God, why hast thou forsaken me?," Psalms 22:1. "They pierced my hands and my feet," "cast lots upon my vesture", Psalms 22:16-18. His bones will not be broken, Psalms 34:19-20. The Lord has led captivity captive, Psalms 68:18. "The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up," Psalms 69:7-9. They gave him gall and vinegar to drink, Psalms 69:20-21. Matthew records the fulfillment of this prophecy, Matthew 27:34 and Matthew 27:48. The stone the builders rejected will become the head of the corner, Psalms 118:22, Matthew 21:42-44, and Jacob 4:15-17. "Make the horn of David to bud," Psalms 132:17-18.

A star will come out of Jacob, Numbers 24:17. The Lord is "a precious corner stone, a sure foundation," Isaiah 28:16-18. In verse 18 it talks about a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. I would think this refers to Christ overcoming death and hell even though the footnote indicates another interpretation.

A righteous Branch shall arise from David and reign as King, Jeremiah 23:5-6 and Jeremiah 33:15. The Lord will "bring forth my servant the BRANCH," Zechariah 3:8 and Zechariah 6:12. "Christ is the stem of Jesse," Isaiah 11:1-5 and 2 Nephi 21:1-5. I would be unsure that this scripture was referring to Christ if it wouldn't have been revealed to Joseph Smith, D&C 132:1-2.

"Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son," Isaiah 7:14 and 2 Nephi 17:14. The book of Matthew refers to this scripture, Matthew 1:20-23. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given," Isaiah 9:2-7 and 2 Nephi 19:2-7. In Isaiah it says "and not increased the joy" where in the Book of Mormon it says "and increased the joy" which makes more sense (verse 3). "Open the blind eyes ... , to bring out the prisoners from the prison," Isaiah 42:7. "I hid not my face from shame and spitting," Isaiah 50:6. "Surely he hath borne our griefs ... ," Isaiah 53:4-6 and Mosiah 14:4-6. This is a prophecy about Jesus Christ even though it starts out talking about "my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah" governor of the palace of Hezekiah, Isaiah 22:20-25. According to the Bible dictionary Eliakim means "God raiseth up."

The full chapters of Isaiah 53 and Mosiah 14 are prophecies of Christ, Isaiah 53 and Mosiah 14. There are a very few differences between these chapters in Isaiah and Mosiah except for the modernization of the language like "has" instead of "hath." However, in verse 9 the bible has "done no violence" and the Book of Mormon has "done no evil." Other places in the bible it talks about not using violence. I guess the old testament times where pretty violent and that is what people thought about in being evil. In the Book of Mormon it broadened it to include more nonviolent evils.

The gospel is preached to the poor and the, Isaiah 61:1-3 When Christ returned to his home in Nazareth he read this passage in Isaiah that foretold of the Messiah then told the people this scripture was fulfilled in him. Luke 4:17-21. This prophesy of Isaiah is also refered to in the Doctrine and Covenants, D&C 138:42.

There are a number of detailed prophesies or signs that help people know that Jesus was the Christ. Zacharias prophecies that his son John will prepare the way for the Lord, Luke 1:76-79 (also see) D&C 84:27-28. Elias must first come, Mark 9:11-13. Christ was to come of the seed of David and be born in Bethlehem, Acts 7:40-42, Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:4-6. The Lord called his Son out of Egypt, Hosea 11:1. Matthew refers to this prophecy when he tell about about Joseph taking the young child to Egypt, Matthew 2:14-15. The king shall come riding upon a colt the foal of an ass, Zechariah 9:9-11. A prophet would come before the Messiah to prepare the way, 1 Nephi 10:7-10 and 1 Nephi 11:27. Thirty pieces of silver were given to the potter, Zechariah 11:10-14. Jesus will be lifted up the cross, Moses 7:54-55.

The people in America had more detailed prophecies of Christ's birth and mission than the Jews. The Messiah would come 600 years from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem, 1 Nephi 10:4-6 and 1 Nephi 19:8. The Savior would be born of Mary, 1 Nephi 11:18-21. Christ will be born of Mary and will suffer pain and afflictions so as to better succor his people, Alma 7:9-13. Nephi saw that Christ would heal the sick, 1 Nephi 11:31. Nephi also saw the Twelve Apostles, 1 Nephi 11:28-29. Christ will come among the Jews and be crucify, 2 Nephi 10:3-5. Christ was to be judged of the world and lifted up upon the cross, 1 Nephi 11:32-33. The Messiah will be slain and rise again from the dead, 1 Nephi 10:11. The prophet Zenos testified of the destruction that would come on those who were on the isles of the sea, 1 Nephi 19:11-12.

Christ will overcome death, Hosea 13:14. The Lord will swallow up death in victory, Isaiah 25:7-9. Christ's death was prophesied, Luke 26:24. Jonah being in the whale was symbolic of Christ being in the tomb, Jonah 2:6. "I will open your graves," Ezekiel 37:12. At Christ's death this prophecy was fulfilled, Matthew 27:51-53. The Lords coming fulfilled the prophecies about him, 3 Nephi 9:16. Christ expounded the scriptures about himself to the disciples on the way to Emmaus, Luke 24:25-27. Latter the same day Christ appeared to his apostles and explained more to them how the scriptures had been fulfilled in His death, Luke 24:44-48.

Jesus Christ will come to redeem the world, Helaman 5:9. The Lord will make reconciliation for iniquity, Daniel 9:24. Then shall the "Messiah be cut off, but not for himself," Daniel 9:26. After Christ is crucified he will rise with healing in his wings, 2 Nephi 25:12-14. Christ brought salvation to his people, Habakkuk 3:13. "The Redeemer shall come to Zion," Isaiah 59:20. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

The only true Messiah is He who will be rejected by the Jews, 2 Nephi 25:17-20. Christ was a stumblingstone and rock of offense to the house of Israel, Romans 9:31-33, Isaiah 8:14-15, and 2 Nephi 18:14-15.

After Jesus fed the five thousand the people wanted to make him king, John 6:14-15.

Prophecies About Christ's Second Coming

The Lord will suddenly come to his temple, Malachi 3:1-4, D&C 36:8 and D&C 133:1-3. The Lord appeared in the Kirtland temple to Joseph and Oliver Cowdery, D&C 110:2.

No man knows the hour of His coming, D&C 39:20-24. The coming of the Lord will "overtaketh the world as a thief in the night," D&C 106:4-5. Joseph Smith is given to know that the second coming will not be before he would have been 85 years old, D&C 130:14-17.

The Messiah will come a second time and free his people, 2 Nephi 6:14-17. When the Lord comes he will stand upon Mount Zion and His voice will be heard among all people, D&C 133:17-25. The Lord will appear unto the Jews and they will recognize Him as the Messiah, D&C 45:47-55. "What are these wounds in thine hands?" Zechariah 13:6.

When the Lord appears He will be red in His apparel, D&C 133:44-51. The Lord will come in the clouds of heaven and the righteous will be resurrected at His coming D&C 45:44-46, D&C 133:56, and D&C 45:16-17.

The Lord will come a second time and rein for a thousand years, but before that time there will be great destructions, Moses 7:59-62 and Moses 7:65-66. The wicked will be destroyed at the Lord's coming, D&C 5:19. Great destructions will come at the time of the Lord's second coming, D&C 29:9-21 and D&C 34:6-12. Before the Lord second coming there will be an overflowing scourge and much destruction, D&C 45:30-33, D&C 45:39, and D&C 88:86-91.

The prophecies of Moses about those who hearken not to the voice of the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:15) will be fulfilled at this time, D&C 133:63. Also when Malachi says "the day cometh that shall burn as an oven," Malachi 4:1-3 will also be fulfilled, D&C 64:23-25 and D&C 133:64-66.

Those that will hear the Lord's voice shall abide the day of his coming, D&C 35:21. The righteous will be caught up to meet the Lord, D&C 88:94-96. This is the fulfilment of the parable of the ten virgins. D&C 45:56-57. Have your lamps trimmed and oil with you for the Bridegroom is coming quickly, D&C 33:17-18.

Prophecies That Relate to Both Christ's Comings

In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve are told that the seed of the woman shall bruise Satan's head, Genesis 3:15. The power of God can bruise Satan under our feet, Romans 16:20.

In Christ all mankind will have life, Ether 3:14. "Redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah," 2 Nephi 2:6-9. "Prepare ye the way of Lord," Isaiah 40:3. The mighty God of Jacob is the shepherd and stone of Israel, Genesis 49:24.

From the beginning the prophets have testified of Christ, Helaman 8:16-20, D&C 20:26-28 and Mosiah 13:33-35. The ancient prophets Zenos, Zenock, and Neum prophesied of Christ, 1 Nephi 19:9-10. King Benjamin prophesied of the life and mission of Christ, Mosiah 3:5-11. Nearly all of the Nephite prophets testified of Christ, Helaman 8:22 and 3 Nephi 20:24. Aaron taught the Lamanites about Christ, Alma 21:9. Jacob tells Sherem that he can't believe in the scriptures and no believe in Christ since all of the prophets testify of Christ, Jacob 7:10-11.

This scripture mentions an ass's colt from his first coming and Christ will wash his clothes in the blood of grapes for his second coming, Genesis 49:10.