However he did write the
Gospel of Matthew which is the longest and most detailed
of the four Gospels. More than any other gospel Matthew
proves to his readers that Jesus is the Messiah by
showing how Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament
prophecies about the coming Messiah.
prophesy: ...out of Bethlehem will come a ruler over Israel...
fulfillment ...Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea...
prophesy ...the Lord himself will give you a miraculous sign. The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son and He will be called Immanuel.
fulfillment ...the Lord said through the prophet that the virgin is going to have a baby and she will give birth to a son and his name shall be called Immanuel.
prophesy ...there is the sound of crying and deep sadness; mothers refuse to be comforted because their babies are gone.
fulfillment ...Herod had realized that the wise men had tricked him so he gave orders that all the boys 2 years old and under in Bethlehem should be killed. Matthew 2:17
prophesy ...When Israel was a young nation, I loved them. I chose to bring my son out of Egypt.
fulfillment ...Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt that night and stayed there until King Herod died. Matthew 2:14-15
prophesy ...He must not use a razor on his head; he must not cut his hair. That is because the boy will be a Nazarite. He will be set apart to God from the day he is born.
fulfillment ...there Jesus lived in a town called Nazareth.
The prophets had said, "He will called a Nazarite".
prophesy ...In the days to come God will honor Galilee. The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light.
fulfillment ...Jesus left Nazareth. He went to live in the city of Capernaum which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali.
prophesy ...He suffered the things we should have suffered. We thought God was punishing Him; but He was pierced because we had sinned.
fulfillment ...Jesus drove out the demon spirits with just a word. He healed all who were sick.
prophesy ...City of Zion, be full of joy! People of Jerusalem shout! See, your king comes to you. He has the power to save. He is gentle and riding on a donkey.
fulfillment ...The disciples brought the colt and put their coats on him and Jesus rode on the colt through the streets of Jerusalem as the crowd shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!".