Tim Callahan

Defenders of the Faith

Jesus fulfilled more than 300 OT prophesies

September 15, 2012

Tags: 300 reasons to believe

According to Crosswalk.org, more than 300 Messianic prophecies made in the Old Testament were fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection. The chances of one person fulfilling a mere eight of those prophecies are 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000. For one person to fulfill 48 of these prophecies, the number becomes staggering: 1 chance in 10-to-the-157th power. Add to that the other 250 prophecies, and it becomes impossible for any other person except Jesus to ever fit that particular sequence of time and events.
That He lived and died on a tree has even been recorded by Jewish and Greek historians, who were not Christian. According to Jesus.org, many of these prophecies would have been impossible for Jesus to deliberately conspire to fulfill, such as: His descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 12:3, 17:19); His birth in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); His crucifixion with criminals (Isaiah 53:12); the piercing of His hands and feet on the cross (Psalm 22:16); the soldiers gambling for His clothes (Psalm 22:18); the piercing of His side and that His bones were not broken at His death (Zechariah 12:10; Psalm 34:20); and His burial among the rich (Isaiah 53:9). Jesus also predicted His own death and resurrection (John 2:19-22). Allabouttruth.org, lists other OT prophesies that Jesus fulfilled: born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21-23); born of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10; Luke 3:23, 33; Hebrews 7:14); born of the house of David (2 Samuel 7:12-16; Matthew 1:1); taken to Egypt (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:14-15); Herod´s killing of the infants (Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:16-18); anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; Matthew 3:16-17); heralded by a messenger - John the Baptist - (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 3:1-3); would perform miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6; Matthew 9:35); would preach good news (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:14-21); would minister in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:12- 16); would cleanse the Temple (Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12-13); would first present Himself as King 173,880 days from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25; Matthew 21:4-11); would enter Jerusalem as a king on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:4-9); would be rejected by Jews (Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:7); would die a humiliating death (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53); and would rise from the dead (Psalm 17:15, Isaiah 26:19, Daniel 12:2, Psalm 16:10, Job 19:26, Psalm 49: 6-15; John 2:19-26).
We have at least 300 reasons to believe. Check them out on your own. You will be amazed.
Copyright © 2012 by Tim Callahan

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