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OVER 1,000 BIBLE PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED BY CHRIST

BY GRAHAM MOORHOUSE

POSTED BY: WEB TEAM    |    08.11.2016       

A study of Bible verses (some written 600 years before His birth) reveal over 1000 forecasts,

visions, revelations and prophecies that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ and His Church.

Some of these visions, revelations and prophecies forecast Jesus Christ’s life, passion and death in astonishing detail and accuracy.

 

 

Christ Himself said “…all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” – Luke 24:44.

A French mathematician, George Heron, calculated that the odds of one man fulfilling only 40 of those prophecies are 1 followed by 157 zeros. Your chances of winning the lottery are 14 followed by a mere 6 zeros.

Most of these prophecies took place between 500 and 1000 years before the birth of Christ. They foretell of Christ’s life in great detail, even down to the village in which He would be born and the details of His execution. No such claims can be made for Mohammed or for any other religious leader.  The following are just a tiny selection from these hundreds of predictions.

It was forecast:

  1. That Christ would be born in Bethlehem: The prophet Micheas prophesied: “And thou, Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel…” – Micheas 5:2. St Luke records: “And 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 family of David, to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered.” – Luke 2:4–6.

     

  2. That Christ’s coming would be heralded by another: Isaias wrote, “The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.” – Isaias 40:3. St Matthew writes, “And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea. And saying: do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 31–2.

     

  3. That Jesus would perform miracles: Isaias foretold, “Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free:….” – Isaias 35:5–6. St Matthew records: “And Jesus went about all the cities, and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.” – Matthew 9:35.

     

  4. That Christ will be the heir to the throne of King David: Isaias prophesied that “…he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever…” – Isaias 9:7. The New Testament records that Christ was a descendant of King David, both on His mother’s side and on His foster-father’s side.

     

  5. That a slaughter of innocent children would occur at the birth of Christ: The prophet Jeremias lamented, “Thus saith the Lord: A voice was heard on high of lamentation, of mourning, and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted for them, because they are not.” – Jer. 31:15. St Matthew records: “Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under…” –Matthew 2:16

     

  6. That Christ, as a child, would be called out of Egypt: The prophet Osee wrote, “As the morning passeth, so hath the king of Israel passed away. Because Israel was a child and I loved him: and I called my son out of Egypt.” – Osee.11:1. The New Testament records that Joseph and Mary took the Christ child and fled into Egypt to avoid the massacre of the innocents and that they remained there until the death of Herod.

     

  7. That Christ would be called a Nazarene: The Old Testament foretells that “…he shall be a Nazarite…” – Judges 13:5. St Matthew records: “And coming he dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said by prophets: That he shall be called a Nazarene.” – Matthew 2:23.

     

  8. That Christ would make a triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey: The prophet Zecharias wrote: “…Behold thy King will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass…” Zecharias 9:9. St Mark records, “And they brought the colt to Jesus; and they lay their garments on him, and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And they that went before and they that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” – Mark 11:7–9.

     

  9. That Christ would enter Jerusalem through the Golden Gate and then it would be shut for ever: the prophet Ezechiel foretold: “And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut. And the Lord said to me: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall pass through it: because the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it…” –Ezechiel 44:1–2. Today in Jerusalem the Golden Gate is not only sealed with masonry and cement, but a Muslim cemetery has been positioned in front of it.

     

  10. That Christ would be betrayed by a friend: The Old Testament: “For even the man of peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, hath greatly supplanted me.” – Psalm 40:10. St Mark records: “And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.” – Mark 14:10.

     

  11. That Christ would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver: The Old Testament: “…And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and I cast them into the house of the Lord” – Zecharias 11:13. St Matthew records that Judas said to the high priest: “What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:15.

     

  12. That the thirty pieces of silver returned by Judas would be used to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners: The prophet Zecharias wrote, “And the Lord said to me: Cast it to the statuary, a handsome price that I was prized at by them.  And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and I cast them into the house of the Lord to the statuary” – Zecharias 11:13. The Hebrew word for “statuary” is also translated “potter”.  It was called “the potter’s field” because the land was unfit to grow crops, and therefore only used by potters to dig clay.  St Matthew records: “But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying place for strangers.” – Matthew 27:6–7. The “corbona” was a place in the Temple where the people placed their gifts or offerings.

     

  13. That at the crucifixion the solders would divide out Christ’s clothing and cast lots for his cloak: The Old Testament records that “They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they cast lots” – Psalm 21:19. St John, the only Apostle who remained at the foot of the cross, records: “The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified him, took his garments, (and they made four parts, to every soldier a part) and also his coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said then one to another: Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots for it…” – John 19:23–24.

     

  14. That Christ will be condemned by false witnesses at His trial: The Jewish scriptures foretell: “…for unjust witnesses have risen up against me…” – Psalms 26:12. St Mark, the scribe of St Peter, records: “And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.” – Mark 14:57.

     

  15. That Christ would rise from the dead: This was foretold by the prophet Osee: “He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” – Osee 6:3. St Luke records that when the holy women came to the empty tomb, the angel said to them: “He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he was in Galilee, saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” – Luke 24:6–7.

     

  16. That none of Christ’s bones would be broken: People executed by crucifixion died of asphyxiation. When they became too weak to raise themselves up by their legs and take their weight off their arms, they could no longer breathe. The Romans broke the legs of victims to hasten asphyxiation. However, it was predicted that none of Christ’s bones would be broken: “The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken.” – Psalms 34:20. St John records: “The soldiers therefore came; and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.” – John 19:32–33.

     

  17. That Christ’s side would be pierced: “…and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced…” – Zecharias 12:10. St John again recounts: “…one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water.” – John 19:34.

     

  18. That Christ would remain silent before His accusers: The Prophet Isaias writes: “…he shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth.” – Isaias 53:7. St Matthew writes of Christ’s trial: “And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee? And he answered him to never a word…” – Matthew 27:12–14.

     

  19. That Christ would be spat upon and struck at His trial: Isaias wrote: “I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me and spit upon me.” – Isaias 50:6. In  the New Testament, St Mark records: “And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him: Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.” – Mark 14:65.

     

  20. That Christ would be deserted by His followers: The Prophet Zecharias wrote: “…strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered…” All Christ’s Apostles deserted Him at His trial. Peter, the first Pope, even betrayed Him. Only John stood at the foot of the Cross. Jesus Himself said, “…strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.” – Mark 14:27.

     

  21. That Christ would be hated without reason: The Psalmist wrote: “They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause…” – Psalm 68:5. St John records Christ saying, “…but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause.” –John 15:23–25.

     

  22. That Christ at His death would agonize with thirst: The Psalmist foretells: “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.” – Psalms 22:16. The New Testament records: “Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst.” – John 19:28.

     

  23. That Christ would be fed gall and vinegar at His death: The Psalmist wrote: “And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” – Psalm 68:22. St John records, “Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar and hyssop, put it to his mouth.” – John 19:29–30. St Matthew records: “And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.” – Matthew 27:34.

Jesus never wrote a book, He owned no property, won no medals, never held any

political or religious office, commanded no army, yet no other individual in history

has had such a profound influence upon the human race and history.​