Isaiah 7:14, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" ESV
This is the season we celebrate Christmas, God becoming man, the man Jesus. This is how one little girl explained Jesus, "Jesus is God with skin on."
"Some Bible scholars suggest there are more than 300 prophetic Scriptures completed in the life of Jesus. Circumstances such as his birthplace, lineage, and method of execution were beyond his control and could not have been accidentally or deliberately fulfilled.
In the book, "Science Speaks", Peter Stoner and Robert Newman discuss the statistical improbability of one man, whether accidentally or deliberately, fulfilling just eight of the prophecies Jesus fulfilled. The chance of this happening, they say, is 1 in 1017 power. Stoner gives an illustration that helps visualize the magnitude of such odds:
Suppose that we take 1017 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote using their own wisdom.
The mathematical improbability of 300, or 44, or even just eight fulfilled prophesies of Jesus stands as evidence to his messiahship."
Taken from www.learnreligions.com/prophecies-of-jesus
We live in an age many would rather say "Happy Holidays" than Merry Christmas. Many are trying to take Jesus out of Christmas.
Please join me this this season. If someone says "Happy Holidays", respectfully answer no, it's "Merry Christmas".
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Teach me, Jesus, to trust Your faithfulness, to know Your presence, to experience Your peace-to relax.