Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, Jesus expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself..... And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things." (Luke 24:25-27; 44-48).
One of the fundamental doctrines of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. In our Scripture above, the resurrected Savior, unknown to His disciples, opened the Scriptures to them, and beginning with Moses and the prophets, expounded to them the Scriptures and all the things therein that must be fulfilled that they may understand. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets," Jesus told His followers, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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." (Matthew 5:17-18).