Finding Jesus in Old Testament

    Bible Studies section . . .

                f i n d i n g    j e s u s    i n    T h e    O l d    T e s t a m e n t                                 

                                                                                                                                       View page on Original Website

                                       The Cities of Refuge  - -  Joshua 20: 1 - 9                                   
  This is a parallel to the gospel of Christ, Video of Sermon by Pastor Myers explains it  (Link has broken since )


Genesis 3: 15
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.


                                                  Job 33: 23-28  - -  Elihu counsels Job                                              
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter {mediator}, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:  (24)   Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. (25)   His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:  (26)   He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. (27)   He looketh upon men, and [if any] say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not;  (28)   He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
In verse 23 and 24 we find Mediator and ransom. Compare this with I Timothy 2: 5,6 to see that Jesus is our mediator and ransum. Also we see the gospel presented in these verses. Rebirth (v. 25); Repentance (v. 27); Redemption (v. 28); Restoration (v. 26). The 'pit' is spiritual death and separation from God.


                                                           Psalm  2                                                             
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  (2)   The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying], (3)  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (4)  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (5)  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. (6)  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (7)  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (8)  Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. (9)  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (10)  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. (11)  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (12)  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.

Acts 4: 25, 26 quotes Psalm 2: 1,2 showing that Peter and John knew this spoke about Christ 
Hebrews 1: 5  quotes Psalm 2; 7


                                                              Psalm  22                             
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?  (2)  O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. (3)  But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel. (4)  Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. (5)  They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 
(6)  But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. (7)  All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying], (8)  He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. (9)  But thou [art] he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope [when I was] upon my mother's breasts. (10)  I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou [art] my God from my mother's belly. (11)  Be not far from me; for trouble [is] near; for [there is] none to help. (12)  Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.  (13)   They gaped upon me [with] their mouths, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion. (14)  I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
(15)  My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. (16)  For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. (17)  I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. (18)  They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. (19)  But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.  (20)   Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.  (21)  Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. (22)  I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
(23)  Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. (24)   For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. (25)  My praise [shall be] of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. (26)  The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. (27)  All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. (28)  For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations. (29)  All [they that be] fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. (30)   A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. (31)  They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done [this]. 


                                                             Isaiah 53:  1 - 12    ( KJV)                                  
(1)  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 
(2)  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him. 
(3)  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. 
(4)  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 
(5)  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. 
(6)  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
(7)  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 
(8)  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 
(9)   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. 
(10)  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 
(11)   He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 
(12)   Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 


                                  Make a Suggestion                                


Feel free to suggest other Scriptures that reveal Jesus in the Old Testament


                                   Return  to  Bible Studies  page

Related Information

Bible Studies Books of Bible in Chronological order Financial Tips from Solomon Gifts when he accept Jesus Parables of Jesus Pillars of our Faith Scriptures Used-OT Writings of Paul - Hard to Understand Jesus Fulfills OT Prophecies