Jesus in Prophecy, The Messiah’s Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension

Bible Summary. There are many prophecies in the Old Testament that foretell the Messiah’s physical burial, resurrection, and ascension. These prophecies are then fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament. Messianic prophecies concerning Jesus’ burial and resurrection include Jesus being buried with the rich, Jesus being resurrected from the dead, and Jesus ascending to heaven. See below for scriptures concerning Jesus in prophecy in regard to his burial, resurrection, and ascension.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ


The Messiah Will Be Buried With the Rich.

The Prophecy: Isaiah 53:9, ”And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”;

The Prophecy Fulfilled: Matthew 27:57-60, “… a rich man … named Joseph … had taken the body … And laid it in his own new tomb …”.

The Messiah Will Be Raised From the Dead.

The Prophecy: Psalm 16:10-11, ”For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”;

The Prophecy Fulfilled: Acts 2:32, “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.”.

Illustrations on Resurrection:
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The Messiah Will Ascend to Heaven.

The Prophecy: Psalm 68:18, ”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.”;

The Prophecy Fulfilled: Luke 24:51, “And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.”.

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