Death entered the garden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis chapter 3) because the wages of sin is death. God covered them in animal skins (Genesis 3:21) resulting in the first animal to be killed.
God foretold he would provide a way for man to be redeemed of his transgression (Genesis 3:15).
Until the Seed appeared people had to make an animal sacrifice to cover their sin with blood. But an animal sacrifice could never wash away the sin, it was only covered for a time (Hebrews 10:4).
God provided His own flesh to be the sacrifice on the altar (Hebrews 10:10).
Here are a few prophecies from the Old Testament about the Messiah and the New Testament fulfillment.
Messiah would be born of a virgin: Prophesied in Isaiah 7:14; Fulfilled Luke 1:26-31
Heir to King David’s throne: Prophesied in Isaiah 9:7;Fulfilled Romans 1:3
Messenger would prepare the way: Prophesied in Isaiah 40:3-5; FulfilledLuke 3:3-6
Be declared the Son of God: Prophesied in Psalm 2:7; Fulfilled Matthew 3:16-17
Hands and feet would be pierced: Prophesied in Psalm 22:16; Fulfilled John 20:25-27
Bones would not be broken: Prophesied in Psalm 34:20; Fulfilled John 19:33-36
Resurrect from the dead: Prophesied in Psalm 16:10; Fulfilled Matthew 28:2-7
Seated at God’s right hand: Prophesied in Psalm 68:18;Fulfilled Mark 16:19
Be a sacrifice for sin: Prophesied in Isaiah 53:5-12;Fulfilled Romans 5:6-8
There are many more scriptures to verify Jesus fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies, but because
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10 NKJV).
Rejoice in Resurrection Day because your sin has been done away with.The payment has been made, but you must accept the gift for the benefit of life to be yours. If you haven’t accepted this payment into your own life, now is the time to make that decision.
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