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Dec 3: Jesus Christ, Prophecies About


Discussion

  • What is the purpose of prophecies?
  • What prophecies should have helped people to recognize Jesus was the promised Savior and Redeemer?
  • What prophecies about His second coming should we be looking for?
  • How are prophecies evidence of God’s love?
  • If you were to prophesy about the future of your family, what would you say?
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    • Scriptures from the Topical Guide

      Gen. 3:15
      15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
      Rom. 16:20
      20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
      Gen. 49:10
      10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
      Gen. 49:24
      24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
      D&C 50:44
      44 Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.
      Num. 24:17
      17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
      Deut. 18:15
      15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
      Acts 7:37
      37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
      3 Ne. 20:23
      23 Behold, I am he of whom Moses spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.
      Ps. 2:7
      7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
      Ps. 2:12
      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.
      Ps. 22:1
      1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
      Ps. 22:16
      16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
      Ps. 24:10
      10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
      Ps. 34:20
      20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
      Ps. 68:18
      18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
      Ps. 69:9
      9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
      Ps. 69:21
      21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
      Matt. 27:34, 48
      34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
      48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
      Ps. 110:4
      4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
      Ps. 118:22
      22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
      Matt. 21:42
      42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
      Jacob 4:15
      15 And now I, Jacob, am led on by the Spirit unto prophesying; for I perceive by the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that by the stumbling of the Jews they will reject the stone upon which they might build and have safe foundation.
      Ps. 132:17
      17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
      Isa. 7:14
      14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
      Matt. 1:23
      23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
      2 Ne. 17:14
      14 Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign—Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
      Isa. 9:6
      6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
      2 Ne. 19:6
      6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
      Isa. 11:1
      1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
      2 Ne. 21:1
      1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
      Isa. 25:9
      9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
      Isa. 28:16
      16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
      Isa. 40:3
      3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
      Isa. 42:7
      7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
      Isa. 50:6
      6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
      Isa. 53:5
      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.
      Mosiah 14:5
      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.
      Isa. 59:20
      20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
      Isa. 61:1
      1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
      Jer. 23:5
      5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
      Jer. 33:15
      15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
      Ezek. 37:12
      12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
      Matt. 27:52
      52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
      Dan. 9:24
      24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
      Dan. 9:26
      26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
      Hosea 11:1
      1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
      Matt. 2:15
      15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
      Hosea 13:14
      14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
      Jonah 2:6
      6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
      Jonah 2:2-9
      2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
      3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
      4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
      5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
      6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
      7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
      8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
      9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
      Micah 5:2
      2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
      Matt. 2:6
      6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
      Hab. 3:13
      13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.
      Zech. 3:8
      8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
      Zech. 6:12
      12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
      Zech. 9:9
      9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
      Zech. 11:13
      13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
      Zech. 13:6
      6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
      Mal. 3:1
      1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
      D&C 36:8
      8 I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God; wherefore, gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my temple. Even so. Amen.
      Matt. 1:21
      21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
      Luke 2:21
      21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
      Matt. 26:24
      24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
      Mark 9:12
      12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
      Luke 1:70
      70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
      Luke 4:21
      21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
      Luke 24:27
      27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
      Luke 24:44
      44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
      John 1:45
      45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
      John 3:14
      14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
      John 5:46
      46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
      John 6:14
      14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
      John 7:42
      42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
      Acts 3:24
      24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
      Rom. 9:33
      33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
      Isa. 8:14
      14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
      2 Ne. 18:14
      14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
      1 Ne. 10:11
      11 And it came to pass after my father had spoken these words he spake unto my brethren concerning the gospel which should be preached among the Jews, and also concerning the dwindling of the Jews in unbelief. And after they had slain the Messiah, who should come, and after he had been slain he should rise from the dead, and should make himself manifest, by the Holy Ghost, unto the Gentiles.
      1 Ne. 11:18
      18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
      1 Ne. 11:33
      33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.
      1 Ne. 19:8
      8 And behold he cometh, according to the words of the angel, in six hundred years from the time my father left Jerusalem.
      1 Ne. 22:12
      12 Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that the Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
      1 Ne. 22:21
      21 And now I, Nephi, declare unto you, that this prophet of whom Moses spake was the Holy One of Israel; wherefore, he shall execute judgment in righteousness.
      2 Ne. 2:8
      8 Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.
      2 Ne. 6:17
      17 But thus saith the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people. For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them that contendeth with thee—
      2 Ne. 10:3
      3 Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews, among those who are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall crucify him—for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other nation on earth that would crucify their God.
      2 Ne. 25:13
      13 Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name.
      2 Ne. 25:19
      19 For according to the words of the prophets, the Messiah cometh in six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem; and according to the words of the prophets, and also the word of the angel of God, his name shall be Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
      Mosiah 3:8
      8 And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.
      Mosiah 13:33
      33 For behold, did not Moses prophesy unto them concerning the coming of the Messiah, and that God should redeem his people? Yea, and even all the prophets who have prophesied ever since the world began—have they not spoken more or less concerning these things?
      Mosiah 15:1
      1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people.
      Mosiah 16:15
      15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father. Amen.
      Alma 7:10
      10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
      Alma 21:9
      9 Now Aaron began to open the scriptures unto them concerning the coming of Christ, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, and that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death and sufferings of Christ, and the atonement of his blood.
      Hel. 5:9
      9 O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world.
      Hel. 8:22
      22 Our father Lehi was driven out of Jerusalem because he testified of these things. Nephi also testified of these things, and also almost all of our fathers, even down to this time; yea, they have testified of the coming of Christ, and have looked forward, and have rejoiced in his day which is to come.
      Hel. 14:2
      2 And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
      3 Ne. 9:16
      16 I came unto my own, and my own received me not. And the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled.
      Ether 3:14
      14 Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have life, and that eternally, even they who shall believe on my name; and they shall become my sons and my daughters.
      D&C 5:19
      19 For a desolating scourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and shall continue to be poured out from time to time, if they repent not, until the earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away and utterly destroyed by the brightness of my coming.
      D&C 20:26
      26 Not only those who believed after he came in the meridian of time, in the flesh, but all those from the beginning, even as many as were before he came, who believed in the words of the holy prophets, who spake as they were inspired by the gift of the Holy Ghost, who truly testified of him in all things, should have eternal life,
      D&C 29:11
      11 For I will reveal myself from heaven with power and great glory, with all the hosts thereof, and dwell in righteousness with men on earth a thousand years, and the wicked shall not stand.
      D&C 33:17
      17 Wherefore, be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom—
      D&C 34:7
      7 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory.
      D&C 35:21
      21 For they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming; for they shall be purified, even as I am pure.
      D&C 39:20
      20 Go forth baptizing with water, preparing the way before my face for the time of my coming;
      D&C 45:16
      16 And I will show it plainly as I showed it unto my disciples as I stood before them in the flesh, and spake unto them, saying: As ye have asked of me concerning the signs of my coming, in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil the promises that I have made unto your fathers,
      D&C 88:96
      96 And the saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened and be caught up to meet him.
      D&C 106:4
      4 And again, verily I say unto you, the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, and it overtaketh the world as a thief in the night—
      D&C 133:17
      17 For behold, the Lord God hath sent forth the angel crying through the midst of heaven, saying: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight, for the hour of his coming is nigh—
      D&C 130:14
      14 I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:
      D&C 138:42
      42 And Isaiah, who declared by prophecy that the Redeemer was anointed to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that were bound, were also there.
      Moses 6:57
      57 Wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God, for no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous Judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.
      Moses 7:55
      55 And the Lord said unto Enoch: Look, and he looked and beheld the Son of Man lifted up on the cross, after the manner of men;
      Isa. 22:23
      23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.
      Isa. 55:4
      44 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
      Luke 1:79
      79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
      Eph. 2:20
      20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
      D&C 64:23
      23 Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming.
      D&C 84:28
      28 For he was baptized while he was yet in his childhood, and was ordained by the angel of God at the time he was eight days old unto this power, to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews, and to make straight the way of the Lord before the face of his people, to prepare them for the coming of the Lord, in whose hand is given all power.
      D&C 90:2
      2 Therefore, thou art blessed from henceforth that bear the keys of the kingdom given unto you; which kingdom is coming forth for the last time.

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