All the prophets' predictions about the Messiah pointed to Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for us. Can you find the cross in this painting?
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. — 1 Peter 1:10-11 (NIV)
After the Israelites were settled in the Promised Land, God sent many prophets to tell them He was going to send Someone to bless all the people of the world. The prophets knew all their predictions would come true in one Man, the Messiah, and they searched and prayed all the time for their coming King. Do you think the prophets knew the Messiah would come as a little baby? Did any of them know the Messiah would be Jesus Christ? Today, preachers and teachers are telling us that Christ is coming again, but just like many people in the Old Testament, many today will not believe it. Do you believe Jesus is coming again? Does that make you happy, or scared?