The Messiah is anticipated by the Jewish people as the Prophet of God. Jesus is that Prophet. Jesus the Messiah was acclaimed as a prophet by those who witnessed his miracles and heard his teaching. They recognized him as a bearer of the word of God, who spoke with authority concerning the nature and purposes of God.
A function of some of the prophets was healing and miracles. Moses performed many miracles, including parting the Red Sea. Elijah performed a miracle when he called fire down from heaven to burn up a sacrifice. Elisha performed a miracle when he made the ax head float in the water.
All four Gospel accounts record Jesus performing many miracles and healings (e.g., Matthew 8:14–15; Mark 1:40–45; Luke 8:42–48; and John 6:16–21).
In Deuteronomy 18 we read this important word: “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.”
- John 6:14 — 14 Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
- John 1:21 — 21 They asked John, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
- John 7:40 — 40 Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.”
- John 7:52 — 52 They answered him, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”