Friday, November 9, 2012

Predictions and prophecy foretelling

Predictions and foretelling by Old Testament prophets centuries before something comes true has
got to make you think they knew something, or perhaps they we getting 'inside info'. Prophets of the Old Testament has to have their messages and predictions absolutely right-on point or they'd be called a liar and stoned to death or thrown to the lions.   Real prophets heard from God.

God's hand is visible in all creation

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So, when multiple prophets got a word from God and foretold of something and it came to be just as they foretold it would, the odds and probability become mathematically astronomical in light of the number of prophesies made about the coming the Messiah by many of the Old Testament prophets. The prophets were spread out over time, so they could not gather to conspire or fabricate their predictions. And even if they did, there's no way all that was prophesized could humanly happen and come about by one man. But wait! There's something at work here that is far beyond human reasoning.  The prophets each heard from God and recorded their prophesies in the Bible. We can read them and also read the New Testament, written by entirely different men, telling of the life of Jesus, many through eye-witnesses, so it wasn't made up. It's a fact that Jesus lived and a secular historian named Thallus wrote about him.

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The odds and probability a dozen or 40 or a hundred of the prophecies written about Jesus ever happening as told and recorded by different men over centuries is more than astronomical.  There were eye-witnesses to many prophesies. The fact of just a dozen predictions coming true in one man is overwhelming-- Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God are one in the same.  The odds are out of this world, but none-the-less. Jesus fulfilled them.

Visit these sites which go in detail of the probability/odds, and the many prophesies in the Old Testament and in the New Testament where they come true.

improbable odds for man-not for God

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Jesus beat the odds and thereby leaves no question to his position and divinity. He is who he says he is. Period. 

One reason for the Bible being 'penned' by many men is to show us something.
If one man wrote something and it came true, we might think that was just a lucky guess.
But when many men wrote many things centuries in advance, and it comes true, theres' no way these men conspired or spoke to each other or worked out any circumstances to make all their predictions to come to pass. They wrote them down and there was no changing them later. So when all they
wrote was fulfilled, then it had to be a God thing.

Here's a link to different sites all describing the odds of Jesus fulfilling all the prophets foretold of the Messiah, yet to come. They prophesied on his name, how he'd be born, where, and about his
life, how he'd be sold for the number of silver coins, how he'd die, everything long before Jesus was born to Mary. Jesus fulfilled them all, every single prophesy.
The odds are absolutely astronomical, even for a mathematician. This can't be argued, only taken as
only being made possible by God.

the prophets recorded by hand messages they got from God

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The prophets wrote what was told to them by God. And at the right time, God sent His Son.
This is our sign. Jesus is "The One" the world has been waiting for. He was announced in the
Old Testament and because all that was said about him, has been fulfilled, it can be none other than Jesus, the Son of God, who came to free us from our sins. He conquered the enemy,  who is the devil, and has made a way for us to all be free and have life everlasting. He is our Savior, our Lord and
our Messiah. He came to be the sacrificial Lamb for the world and by his blood being sacrificed, all can have their sins forgiven and be redeemed unto God.

The Old Testament tells that their must be a shedding of blood from a blemish less animal to make
restitution for sins. That was done with animal sacrifices until the Messiah. But the people thought their Savior would come to rescue them from bondage from Egypt and the Romans. Jesus came to rescue Man from spiritual death.  On Earth is temporary, The spirit is eternal. When you accept Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you're stepping into the realm of God and acting on faith. God is Spirit. Trusting Him takes an act of faith to believe in something you can't see. But without faith, you can't please God.

The odds tell that it's impossible for a person to come on the scene and be born just as predicted in the place and time just as predicted, to the parents just as predicted, and so on and so on. But that person is no ordinary person. That person walked on Earth as a man in order to fulfill the requirements so our sins could be forgiven. That person died for you. That person is now in heaven until God sends him back for those who've accepted the Truth about the Savior and Messiah.

Jesus is the only one who can keep you our of Hell.  Satan wants you 'in,' but Jesus wants you 'out'.

No matter how unbelievable and not possible the odds are for fulfilling every prophesy made years in advance, even with all the zeroes-----Jesus still beat the astronomical odds and fulfilled every last
dot and crossed every last 't' of what was to be of his coming.

It's a God thang. Only God could pull off something what was foretold a long time ago and make it all come to pass just as it was written. And I thank God that he did.

For Jesus just fulfilling only 8 prophesies, the calculated odds looks like this ----
1: 100,000,000,000,000,000

The probability of one person fulfilling 48 prophesies is 10 to the 157 power. But Jesus fulfilled more than that.


 7 prophecies that must be fulfilled before Jesus returns.

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The odds or probability that one person could fulfill over 350 predictions/prophecies told centuries in advance is astronomical.  But Jesus did! This should shut the mouths and settle any doubt of anyone thinking Jesus is not the Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior of Man. Jesus was sent from heaven to save us from the power which Satan has over us because of sin. Jesus came to die in our place as the satisfactory once-and-for-all sacrifice, settling our sin debt neither of us can pay. Because of Jesus, we can be redeemed and have right standing before God. Jesus came to save that part of which will never die, your spirit. Accepting Jesus into your heart, by faith, is your second birth, making you saved and being adopted into God’s family.

All that was foretold of the Messiah to the prophets was from God. No person could beat these astronomical odds and fulfill them all, except God himself, in fleshly form, in the person of Jesus.
This proves God’s Holy Word, from cover to cover to be true and can be trusted. God is all knowing, His Spirit can inspire men to write that which they knew nothing about, and nothing is out of His reach or control. His Word endures and endures. Awesome!

No man, no other book, no other religion has this kind of proof that can stand up to these odds.

Jesus fulfilling over 350 prophecies-- mathematically, the odds are 1 in 10^157..

this number..(I think I might have left a couple ‘0’s’ off, but you get the point). 157 zeros looks something like this-----

1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,


Until next time, stay strong, confident, faithful and sure-footed on that narrow path.

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