for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me.”
Here Y'shua, Jesus indicates that the scriptures testify of him. Strong concordance lexicon defines testimony as, “ to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration.”
Anytime the scriptures are mentioned in the B'rit Hadashah, New Testment, it is referencing the Tanakh or Old Testament.
Are there testimonies in the Tanakh, Old Testament that speaks of Y'shua?
For had ye believed Moshe, Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad.
And he shall send Y'shua, Ha Massiach, Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. For Moshe, Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
"God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began”
Could this be what Jude was talking about in which he states that Enoch prophesied about the second coming of Jesus? Jude 1:14-15.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:18-19:
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you,
Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled.”
Jesus is telling us that the Old Testament will be literally fulfilled. However, is there more to the scriptures than meets the eye that will also be fulfilled?
A jot and tittle are the Hebrew equivalent of our dotting an i and the crossing of a t.
The rabbis in Israel have a quaint way of expressing this. They say
“We won't really understand the Scriptures until the Massiach comes. But when He comes, He will not only interpret the passages for us; He will interpret the very words; He will interpret the very letters; He will even interpret the spaces between the letters!”
To fully understand G-ds Word and draw close to G-d, we must dig deep, deeper than most traditions take us into the full counsel of G-d.