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1 PROPHECY ABOUT CHRIST Prophecy is a proof of inspiration

2 Introduction Matthew often quotes from the OT prophets to show that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy There are many prophecies – some count more than 300. One website lists 150 prophecies and their fulfillment in Christ

3 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ 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 22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "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

4 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ "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 5 So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 6 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.' " Matthew 2:5-6

5 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ "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 L ORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the L ORD ; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

6 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ 1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the L ORD ; Make His paths straight.' "Matthew 3:1-3 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:17

7 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ 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 9:9b 34 And they said, "The Lord has need of him." 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. Luke 19:34-36

8 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me. Psalms 41:9 3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!" 5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. Matthew 27:3-5

9 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ 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 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 26:15

10 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ And the L ORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"- -that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the L ORD for the potter. Zechariah 11:13 6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood." 7 And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Matthew 27:6-7

11 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ And they made His grave with the wicked-- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Isaiah 53:9 And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12b

12 Study 8 Prophecies of Christ Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. Matthew 27:38 Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. Matthew 27:57

13 WHAT ARE THE ODDS? A professor of computer analysis and statistical research looked at the facts. What is the chance of someone fulfilling 8 (of the 150) prophecies about Christ? Computer analysis = 1 in 10 to the 17 th power 1 – followed by 17 zeros 100,000,000,000,000,000 Bigger than my bank account.

14 WHAT ARE THE ODDS? 268,601 square miles in Texas Let’s cover the entire state of Texas in silver dollars Let’s cover the state 2 feet deep in silver dollars

15 WHAT ARE THE ODDS? Somewhere in the state of Texas is ONE (only one) silver dollar with my mark on it Blindfold someone and allow them to walk as far, dig as deep – select 1 silver dollar.

16 WHAT ARE THE ODDS? What are the odds of one man fulfilling 48 of these prophecies? Answer – 1 followed by 157 zeros Count 250 each minute, 24/7 It will take 19 million years to reach this number.

17 PROPHECY PROVES THE CHRIST While some of the prophecies could be arranged or rigged – many could not. Place of birth, price of betrayal, potter’s field, crucified with thieves, buried with rich, virgin birth – and many others – could not be controlled or rigged. All of this shows – JESUS IS THE CHRIST

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