7 Prophecies

When we look at the first gospel in the Bible, we see that the beginning of the Lord Jesus’s ministry was preceded by the fulfilment of 7 prophecies:

#1  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

#2 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: ‘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

#3  that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.” Matthew 2.15

#4 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:  “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” Matthew 2.17-18

#5 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matthew 2.23

#6 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 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 Lord; make His paths straight.’” Matthew 3.1-3

#7  And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:  “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:  The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” Matthew 4.13-16

After the words of the prophets had been fulfilled, it was time for the Lord Jesus to prophesy as well:

“From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Matthew 4.17

Today the Kingdom of Heaven, in its totality, is available for those who are willing to renounce their own will and take a hold of that which is superior and eternal. The benefit of this prophecy is so vast—it begins in this life and extends for all eternity.

True belief is proven by obedience and complete surrender on the altar. This is the requirement of He who made the biggest of all prophecies. Not only can His prophecy not fail, God cannot fail and will never fail to fulfill His promise.

…in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began… Titus 1.2

 

 

With the help of Pastor Paulo Cezar

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