That It Might Be Fulfilled

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That It Might Be Fulfilled : 

That It Might Be Fulfilled So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us.“ (Matthew 1:22-23 NKJV)

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Why Study Prophecy? It sets the Bible apart from all other religious books It proves the inspiration of the Bible It demonstrates the thematic unity of the Bible It points toward Jesus as the true Messiah The apostles constantly used prophecy It is the best source for developing faith in others It is one of the best ways to strengthen our own faith

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The Marks of a True Prophet When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:22 NKJV)

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Prophecies About Jesus Over 300 prophecies in the OT alone! George Heron: French Mathematician Calculated that the odds of one man fulfilling only 40 of those prophecies are 1 in 10157. That is a 1 followed by 157 zeros. Compare it to this; your odds on winning the average state lottery are 1 in 35 followed by 5 zeros.

Messiah the Seed of Woman : 

Messiah the Seed of Woman And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel. (Genesis 3:15 NKJV) But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5 NKJV)

Messiah Descendant of Abraham : 

Messiah Descendant of Abraham I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:2-3 NKJV) The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: (Matthew 1:1 NKJV)

Messiah From Tribe of Judah : 

Messiah From Tribe of Judah Judah is a lion's whelp; The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. (Genesis 49:9-10 NKJV) For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah (Hebrews 7:14 NKJV)

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Messiah Born of a Virgin Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 NKJV) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 1:18 NKJV)

Messiah From House of David : 

Messiah From House of David Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. (Jeremiah 23:5 NKJV) Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, (Luke 2:4 NKJV)

Messiah Born in Bethlehem : 

Messiah Born in Bethlehem But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting." (Micah 5:2 NKJV) Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, (Matthew 2:1 NKJV)

Messiah Heir to David’s Throne : 

Messiah Heir to David’s Throne Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. (Isaiah 9:7 NKJV) He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. (Luke 1:32 NKJV)

Messiah Preceded by John : 

Messiah Preceded by John Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:1 NKJV) In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" (Matthew 3:1-2 NKJV)

Messiah Rejected By Jews : 

Messiah Rejected By Jews He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. (Isaiah 53:3 NKJV) This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. (Acts 4:11 NKJV)

Messiah Taught In Parables : 

Messiah Taught In Parables I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. (Psalms 78:2-4 NKJV) All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world." (Matthew 13:34-35 NKJV)

Messiah Perform Miracles : 

Messiah Perform Miracles Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert. (Isaiah 35:5-6 NKJV) Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. (Luke 7:22 NKJV)

Messiah Makes Triumphal Entry : 

Messiah Makes Triumphal Entry "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9 NKJV) "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.'" So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. (Matthew 21:5-8 NKJV)

Betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver : 

Betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver Then I said to them, "If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain." So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12 NKJV) Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:14-15 NKJV)

Messiah Beaten and Abused : 

Messiah Beaten and Abused I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. (Isaiah 50:6 NKJV) Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, (Matthew 26:67 NKJV)

Messiah Crucified : 

Messiah Crucified But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV) Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, (Matthew 26:67 NKJV)

Messiah Resurrected : 

Messiah Resurrected Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (Psalms 16:9-10 NKJV) "Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; "whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, . . . Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (Acts 2:23-27 NKJV)

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Cover Texas totally in 2 feet of silver dollars Mark one quarter and mix it at random Send a blindfolded man out to pick one up The chance of him finding the right quarter in one try is the same as a man fulfilling just 8 prophecies. Jesus Fulfilled Thousands of Prophecies Peter Stoner in Science Speaks (Moody Press, 1963) 8 prophecies = 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000. (10 17) 48 prophecies = 1 in 10157, The estimated number of electrons in the universe is around 1079 Texas 268,500 sq miles

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