Why Do We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God? - The sixth reason
6. The sixth reason why I believe the Bible is exclusively the Word of God is because of the fulfillment of over 380 prophecies concerning Christ. 48 of them were fulfilled in the last week of His ministry.
Jesus addressed the Jews of His day and said unto them “Search the Scriptures,…for they testify of me” (John 5:39). Luke wrote, “To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name…” (Acts 10:43).
Because of the lack of time I am going to give few of the 48 prophecies which were fulfilled the last week of His public ministry (the week of His crucifixion).
The first prophecy is mentioned in Gen 3:15 “I will put enmity….”
His death was foretold (Dan 9:26).
The conspiracy against Him (Ps. 2:1-3).
They substituted His love for hate (Ps. 104:4-5).
They hated Him without a cause (Ps. 35:19).
False witness against Him (Ps.35:11-12).
Sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zach 11:13).
“Then I said unto 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. And the Lord said to me, Cast it unto the potter- a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them in the potters in the house of the Lord” (Zech 11:12-13).
Purchase of the potter’s field with the money (Zech 11:13).
Betrayed by His friend (Ps. 69:20). 30 pieces not 29
The end of the one who betrayed Him (Ps. 69:25). silver not gold
Falsely accused (Is. 53:8). cast them in the house
His disciples forsook Him (Ps. 31:11). of the Lord
He opened not His mouth (Ps. 38:13-14). purchases the
As a lamb led to the slaughter (Is. 53). potter’s field
Gave His back to the smiters (Is. 50:5-6). (Matt 27:3-7)
The Plower plowed upon His back (Ps. 129:3-4).
They pierced His hand and feet (Ps. 22:16).
Casting lot on His garment (Ps. 22:18).
They mocked Him (Ps. 22:7-8).
They gave Him vinegar when He was thirsty (Ps. 69:21).
He was wounded for our transgression (Is. 53:5).
Pierced in His side (Zech 12:10).
His death was made an offering for sin (Is. 53:10).
He was numbered with the transgressors (Is. 53:12).
He bore the sin of many (Is. 53:12).
Darkness at noon (Amos 8:9).
He made intercession for the wicked (Is. 53:12).
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