Prophecy (700-681 B.C.)
But He will save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. Isaiah 35:4b-6 (NASB)
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 (NIV)
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” Matthew 8:16-17 (NIV)
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. “And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” Matthew 11:4-6
Jesus was more than a teacher. He was also a healer that was the message of Isaiah 53:4, and Matthew 8:16-17 records its fulfillment. Ancient historians tell us that a report about Jesus Christ was written by Pontius Pilate and stored in the archives in Rome. The report confirms that Jesus did miracles and died.