One of the greatest things that has ever been done for all people happened in Jerusalem and it is the work Jesus did for you on the cross 2000 years ago!
The Son of God came down to pay the price of our sin and His forgiveness is available for everybody who believes.
This is what the Bible is promising;
As we read in Romans 8;1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Jesus said;”I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned , but he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5;24 The work Jesus did for you is the salvation work that gives you access to God and eternal life!
You can learn in this study that all the prophecy about the first coming of Christ has already been fulfilled with every detail.
Prophecy about Jesus’ birth;
“ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Matthew 1 starts with words; ” The book of genealogy of Jesus Christ , the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.”
The promise that was made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, founders of the Jewish family, a promise later renewed to Kind David, that one of their descendants would reign over the nations forever ( see Gen 28;14, 2 Sam7;16) Yeshua fit the prophet’s description in every detail and was hailed by thousands of Jews a Messiah. ( John 19;38-39, Acts 6;7)
In Matthew 1;20-23 we read what an angel said Mary ” that she will bring forth a Son and that His name will be Jesus and that He will save His people from sins” v.22 ” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet , saying; ” Behold the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated ‘God with us”. Prophecy already fulfilled from Isaiah7;14
Jesus knew that he would be killed in Jerusalem and that he would rise again on the third day;
Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “ We are going up to Jerusalem and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles . They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On he third day he will rise again.”
Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem ( Matthew 21;5 John 12;15 )
“The next day the great crowd that had come for the feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel! Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written in Zechariah 9;9;
“ Rejoice greatly, o Daughter of Zion, Shout Daughter of Jerusalem!
See your king comes to you righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey,
On a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The Old and the New Testament tells us about why Jesus came to die;
Isaiah 53 ;5
“He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wound we are healed.”
See; Hebrew 10; 14 “(…) by one sacrifice he has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy.”
Hebrew 9;26 “(… he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
Psalm 22; 7 tells us details about what Jesus was facing on the cross and all these things happened exactly how they were described in the Old Testament;
“All who see me mock me, they hurl insults, shaking their heads. He trusts in the Lord let the Lord rescue him, let him deliver him since he delights in him.”
( fulfilled in the New Testament in Mathew 27;39, Mark 15; 29 Luke 23;35)
Psalm 22; 16-18
“(..) they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones. People stare and gloat over me.
They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”
( fulfilled in the New Testament in Matthew 27; 35 Mark 15; 24 Luke 23;34 John 19; 24 )
“ They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.”
( fulfilled in the New testament in Matthew 27;48 Mark 15; 36 John 19;28-29)
Psalm 34;20, Numbers 9;12 , Exodus 12;46,
“ He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
(Fulfilled in John 19; 33-36 )” But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his leg”
Zechariah 11; 12-13 tells us about Jesus that would be betrayed for 30 silver coins
“ If you think it best, give me my pay, but if not keep it. So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me ; throw it to the potter – the handsome price at which they priced me.”
( fulfilled in Matthew 27; 3-9) ” When Judas , who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.”
v.6 ” The chief priests picked up the coins and said; ” it is against the law to put this into the treasury , since it is bloody money.”
v.9 ” Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled; They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel.”
About Jesus conquering death;
Matthew 28;6 The angel said ” I know that you are looking for Jesus , who was crucified . He is not here , he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay”
We learn that God gives us salvation while we believe in Jesus;
Romans 10;9 “If you confess with your mouth ” Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Galatians 3; 11 ” Clearly no-one is justified before God by the law, because ;” The righteous will live by faith.”
Hebrew 2;14 If you know Jesus there is no fear of death for you;
” Since the children have flash and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death- that is , the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”