My discovery of the real Jesus afforded me the opportunity to instill new traditions in my life while discarding the bad ones. I have to say though, the biggest discovery outside of knowing the real Jesus of the Bible was learning about Holy Week. Thirty years in Mormonism hadn’t revealed any significant details leading up to Resurrection Day, thus my fascination twenty-two years later. I was saved on Palm Sunday 1993.
Knowing about Holy Week brought yet another discovery! All the prophecies in the Bible about our dear sweet Lord, Christ Jesus. Through this post we’re praying Mormons will learn more about Him and how this one event in history was prophesied about for nearly 1,000 years beforehand.
A few days ago someone commented on the blog that they were surprised to learn Mormons might not even hold church services on Easter Day if their General Conference happens to fall on the same weekend.
Instead of going to church on Easter Sunday, Mormons are directed to either attend conference, watch the event via satellite if available, or stay home to watch it on television. As surprising as that may sound to a non-Mormon, finding out what Good Friday means was equally as surprising for me and many others.
We’ve listed several prophecies from OT times and the NT references showing how each one was fulfilled within the 24 hours before Jesus’ death. There are numerous websites out there with lists of 29-33 prophecies Jesus fulfilled on the cross that all serve to show how He’s the only One that could fulfill the role of Savior. I highly recommend doing a search and sharing the info with your Mormon friends and loved ones which will give them a comprehensive understanding of who He is.
The list I’ve compiled below shows the prophecies He fulfilled, using more than one NT reference. What I’ve discovered is how you could spend countless hours on just this one subject matter alone. He’s an amazing God and our prayer is that Mormons will come to know Him through what He’s revealed to us in His word.
If you’re LDS we want you to know that we pray for you every single day. We don’t publish things on this site to embarrass, bash, or humiliate any Mormon. We post them to educate and inform. Many of us here at the ministry were once Mormons and have walked in the shoes you’re in today.
Our prayer is that you’ll come to a saving knowledge of the Jesus in the Bible and learn about all the incredibly awesome things He’s done and will continue to do for you when you accept Him into your life!
With Love in Christ;
1 Cor. 1:18
|Betrayed by a friend||Psalm 41:9||Matthew 10:4,Mark 14:17:18|
|Sold for 30 pieces of silver||Zechariah 11:12-13a||Matthew 26:14-15|
|Money thrown down in God’s house||Zechariah 11:13c||Matthew 27:3-5a|
|Price given for potter’s field||Zechariah 11:13b||Matthew 27:7|
|Messiah’s betrayer would have a short life and be replaced||Psalm 109:8||Acts 1:16-18, 20-26|
|Forsaken by His disciples||Zechariah 13:7||Mark 14:50|
|Accused by false witnesses||Psalm 35:11||Matthew 26:59-61|
|Mute before accusers||Isaiah 53:7||Matthew 27:12-19|
|Imprisoned and persecuted||Isaiah 53:6||Matthew 26:47-27:31|
|Wounded and bruised||Isaiah 53:5||Matthew 27:26|
|Smitten and spit upon||Isaiah 50:6; Micah 5:1||Matthew 26:67|
|Mocked||Psalm 22:7, 8||Matthew 27:31|
|Fell under the cross||Psalm 109:24||John 19:17; Luke 23:26|
|Hands and feet pierced||Psalm 22:16||Luke 23:33|
|Crucified with thieves||Isaiah 53:12||Matthew 27:38|
|Made intercession for His persecutors||Isaiah 53:12; Psalm 109:4||Luke 23:34|
|Rejected by his own people||Isaiah 53:3||John 7:5,48|
|Thought to be cursed by God||Isaiah 53:4||Matthew 27:41-43|
|Hated without a cause||Psalm 69:4||John 15:25|
|Surrounded by evil spirits||Psalm 22:12-13||Colossians 2:13|
|Friends stood afar off||Psalm 38:11||Luke 23:49|
|People shook their heads||Psalm 22:17, 109:25||Matthew 27:39; Mark 15:29-30|
|Stared upon||Psalm 22:17b||Luke 23:35|
|Surrounded by Gentiles at His crucifixion||Psalm 22:16a||Luke 22:36|
|Surrounded by Jews at His crucifixion||Psalm 22:8, 16b||Matthew 27:41-43|
|Garments parted and lots cast||Psalm 22:18||John 19:23, 24|
|Suffered thirst||Psalm 22:15, 69:21||John 19:28. 30|
|Gall and vinegar offered Him||Psalm 69:21||Matthew 27:34|
|His forsaken cry||Psalm 22:1||Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34|
|Committed Himself to God||Psalm 31:5||Luke 23:46|
|His bones not broken||Psalm 34:20||John 19:33|
|They crucified the Messiah||Psalm 22:14b||Matthew 27:35|
|Sin-bearer for all mankind||Isaiah 53:6, 10||John 18:11, 1 John 4:10|
|Would be killed||Isaiah 53:8c, Daniel 9:26a||Matthew 27:35|
|Would die a violent death||Zechariah 13:7b||Matthew 27:35|
|His heart broken||Psalm 22:14, 69:20a||John 19:34|
|His side pierced||Zechariah 12:10a||John 19:34-37|
|Darkness over the land||Amos 8:9||Matthew 27:45|
|Buried in a rich man’s tomb||Isaiah 53:9||Matthew 27:57-60|
Case for Easter – Lee Strobel
Evidence that Demands a Verdict – Josh McDowell
God’s Infallible Word, Final and Forever – Floyd McElveen