I recently went thru a training course with 3 jewish counterparts. they had come to our training facility in Vancouver. I had gotten into a conversation with Shimon about what I was reading which happened to be fulfilledprophecy. We had an earlier conversation centered on Creation Science, so he already knew I was a christian. I showed him the prophecies in Isaiah 53 and asked him if he thought this may have been fulfilled in Jesus. He actually had attended a yeshiva (religious school) for some time when he was younger. He took his time in answering, when he did he said that he could see how I would think so. I now have an ongoing relationship with all 3 by email. Please pray for Tamir Harary, Shimon David, and David Dekel for their salvation and safety and that of their families.
hope this helps,
This is a chart of the messianic prophecies from Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. The promise, prophecy, and fulfillment for each prophecy are shown on this chart.
Isaiah was written 700-750 years prior to the birth of Christ. Psalms was written about 1020 years prior to Jesus' birth. Since Jesus died in A.D. 30 or 33, the prophecies concerning his death were between 800 and 1050 years old when they were fulfilled.
Messianic Prophecies from Isaiah 53
Promise Prophecy Fulfillment
Who has believed our report? Isaiah 53:1 John 12:37-38, Romans 10:16
Despised and rejected Isaiah 53:3 Mark 9:12, Luke 17:25, John 1:10-11, 1 Peter 2:4
He has borne our infirmities Isaiah 53:4 Matthew 8:16-17
Considered smitten by God Isaiah 53:4 Galatians 3:13, Matthew 27:38-44, Luke 23:35
Wounded for our transgressions Isaiah 53:5 Romans 4:25
We are healed by his stripes Isaiah 53:5 1 Peter 2:24
Jesus was flogged Isaiah 53:5 Mark 15:15, Luke 22:63-65, John 19:1
Silent before His accusers Isaiah 53:7 Matthew 26:62-63, 27:12-14, Mark 14:60-61, 15:3-15, John 19:9, Acts 8:32-35
Christ died for our sins Isaiah 53:8 1 Corinthians 15:3
Died with the wicked Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28, Luke 23:32-33
Buried with the rich Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60, Mark 15:43-46, Luke 23:50-53, John 19:38-42
Lived a sinless life Isaiah 53:9 1 Peter 2:22
Jesus was an offering for sin Isaiah 53:10 1 Corinthians 15:3, Hebrews 10:12-14
He would justify many Isaiah 53:11 Acts 13:38-39, Romans 5:17-19
He will be great Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 28:18, Luke 24:27
Numbered with transgressors Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28, Luke 23:32-33
Made intercession for sinners Isaiah 53:12 Luke 23:34, 39-43, Romans 8:34
Messianic Prophecies from Psalm 22
Promise Prophecy Fulfillment
The forsaken Christ Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34
Verbally abused by men Psalm 22:6-7 Matthew 26:67-68, 27:27-31
Trust in God ridiculed Psalm 22:8 Matthew 27:39-44, Mark 15:29-32, Luke 23:35, 39
Surrounded by enemies Psalm 22:12 Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20
Physically weakened Psalm 22:14-15 Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26
Thirsty Psalm 22:15 John 19:28
Surrounded by enemies Psalm 22:16 Matthew 27:39-44
Hands and feet pierced Psalm 22:16 John 20:20, 25
Bones not broken Psalm 22:17 John 19:31-36
Stared at by the people Psalm 22:17 Matthew 27:55-56, Luke 23:35, 48-49, John 19:20
Lots cast for His clothing Psalm 22:18 Matthew 27:35, Mark 15:24, Luke 23:34, John 19:23-24
God heard His prayers Psalm 22:21, 24 Hebrews 5:7-8
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.