If you have not watched “Jesus in the Old Testament” in the preceding post, Amir Tsarfati’s personal testimony in the video may persuade you to go back and watch it:
I came to know the Lord without even reading a single verse of the New Testament. I did not have the New Testament. I only had the Old Testament. This is a book that almost every Israeli has in his home.
When people told me about Christ they never shared the New Testament. They shared the Old Testament. Obviously if I would hear the New Testament I would reject it right there–because for us, the Jews, the New Testament was a non-Jewish book written for non-Jews to start a new religion.
So I remember reading the Old Testament and reading all those amazing prophecies, especially in the book of Isaiah. When I stumbled across Isaiah 53 it was too much for me. I had to decide and I decided–and I was kicked out of my house. I had nowhere to go. But it’s because the Old Testament was so real to me that I had to acknowledge Jesus is the Messiah. I can tell you one thing: Jesus is the Messiah and he is all over the Old Testament…
[Christ Himself said to his downcast and unbelieving disciples after his resurrection,] “‘O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and with the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”