Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin

Friday, June 27, 2014

1. The first prophecy, GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
2. The betrayal of Jesus by Judas was foretold by David. Prophesied: PSA 41:9 Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me. Fulfilled: MAR 14:10-11.
3. Jesus Christ would be forsaken by His disciples, as prophesied by Zechariah 13:7. Fulfilled: MAR 14:50 And they all left Him and fled.
4. The price of His betrayal was also foretold by Zechariah.   Prophesied: ZEC 11:12. Fulfilled in total accuracy: MAT 26:15.
5. Zechariah also foretold what would be done with the betrayal money. Prophesied: ZEC 11:13. Fulfilled: MAT 27:3-7.
6. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus Christ would be sacrificed as the Passover Lamb of God.   Prophesied: “He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.” (ISA 53:7).
Fulfilled: 1CO 5:7, “For Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us;”
7. Isaiah also prophesied the scourging and mocking that He would suffer. Prophesied: ISA 50:6 I gave My back to those who strike {Me,} And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting. Fulfilled: MAT 27:26-30.
8. David would also prophesy His physical abuse, PSA 22:17 I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; Fulfilled: MAT 27:26 Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified.
9. David prophesied the shame and dishonor that Jesus would suffer, being condemned as a criminal. Prophesied: PSA 69:9; Fulfilled: MAT 26:55-66.
10. There would also be cruel and lying witnesses against Him. Prophesied: PSA 35:11 “Cruel witnesses rose up; they asked me of things that I knew nothing about.” Fulfilled: MAR 14:55-57.
11. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would not make an effort to defend Himself at His trial. Prophesied: ISA 53:7 “He was oppressed, and He was afflicted; yet He opened not His mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.”
Fulfilled: MAT 27:13-ff.
12. Isaiah also foretold Jesus Christ’s crucifixion as the sin offering for the world. Prophesied: ISA 53. Fulfilled: (John 19:16-19).
13. Isaiah also had prophesied that He was numbered among the transgressors or lawbreakers: Prophesied: ISA 53:12  “He was counted among the transgressors.” Fulfilled: LUK 23:32ff   And two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.
14. David prophesied that His hands and His feet would be pierced. Prophesied: PSA 22:16 “Dogs have surrounded Me; a band of evildoers have encircled me; they have pierced My hands and My feet.” Fulfilled: MAR 15:25; JOH 20:25-27.
15. The parting of His garments was also prophesied by David.    Prophesied: PSA 22:18  “They divide My garments among them and cast lots upon My vesture.”
Fulfilled: JOH 19:24  They said therefore to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, {to decide} whose it shall be”; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “They divided My outer garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
16. David prophesied that they would give Him vinegar to drink.   Prophesied: PSA 69:21 “They also gave Me gall for My food; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.”
Fulfilled: MAT 27:34 “They gave Him vinegar mingled with gall to drink; but after tasting it, He would not drink.”
17. David also prophesied that many would be watching Jesus during the crucifixion. Prophesied: PSA 22:17, “The majority look and gloat over Me.”
Fulfilled: MAT 27:36  and sitting down, they {began} to keep watch over Him there.
LUK 23:48  And all the multitudes who came together for this spectacle, when they observed what had happened, {began} to return, beating their breasts.
18. The Bible says that among those watching would be our Lord’s family and friends, who would stand at a distance.
Prophesied: PSA 38:11  My loved ones and my friends stand distant from my plague; And my family members stand afar off.
Fulfilled: LUK 23:49 And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee, were standing at a distance, seeing these things.
19. Some of His observers would shake their heads at Him.   Prophesied: PSA 109:25 “And I also became a reproach to them when they looked upon me; they shook their heads.”
Fulfilled: MAT 27:39  And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads,
MAT 27:40  and saying, “You who {are going to} destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
20. Even the words of His reproacher’s were prophesied by David.  PSA 22:8  “He trusted on the LORD; let Him deliver Him; let Him rescue Him, since He delights in Him!” Fulfilled: MAT 27:43-44.
21. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would make intercession for sinners. ISA 53:12 “He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for transgressors.”
Fulfilled: LUK 23:34 “Then Jesus said, `Father, forgive them, for they do not understand what they are doing.’ And they divided His garments, and cast lots.”
22. David prophesied the thoughts of Jesus at the height of His suffering. PSA 22:1  “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me, and why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?” Fulfilled: MAT 27:46).
23. Zechariah taught that His body would be pierced with a spear. ZEC 12:10   “And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first‑born.
Fulfilled: JOH 19:34-37.
25. David also prophesied our Lord’s last words on the cross.    PSA 22:31  They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed {it.} The Hebrew literally reads, “For it is finished.”
Fulfilled: JOH 19:30 “Therefore, when Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, `It is finished.’ And after bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.”
We can even assume that the last word spoken by our Lord was doctrine according to PSA 31:5 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast ransomed me, O Lord, God of doctrine.
26.  As no bone of the Passover lamb was to be broken (EXO 12:46), not a bone of His would be broken.
Prophesied: PSA 34:20  “He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.”
Fulfilled: JOH 19:32-36; The soldiers therefore came, and broke the legs of the first man, and of the other man who was crucified with Him;
Jacob’s prophecy that Judah would be the forefather of the Messiah (GEN 49:10) would have a probability of one out of twelve, since there were twelve tribes from which Messiah might have come.
Micah’s predication that Christ would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) would have a probability of one out of a hundred, on the assumption that there were about a hundred towns and villages in Judah where He might have been born.
This type of calculation can be extended indefinitely, multiplying individual probabilities together to get the combined probability of all the prophecies being fulfilled by chance in the same individual.
If twenty of the prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ were fulfilled by our Lord when He came to earth, the  combined probability is one chance in 10 one-seventy-fifths. That number could be written as “1” followed by 175 zeros.
In other words, it would be 1 in 10,000,000,000,000, 000,000, 000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000, 000,000,000, 000,000, 000, 000, 000, 000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000, 000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000, 000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
The problem is that “the God of this world [that is, the devil] has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. (2CO 4:4).
So, with the phrase (It is finished), our Lord uttered the truth of the gospel of our redemption, and that all that was needed for man’s salvation had been accomplished on the cross.
The mind that was in Him must be in us (PHI 2:5) — it must be our spiritual meat, or our spiritual food and the strength of our life.
And here is the main point – TO DO THE WILL OF GOD IN ALL THINGS, AND TO FINISH HIS WORK is the key statement behind this phrase.
His finished work secured the victory over every enemy.
By means of faith, (2CO 5:7), we may apply these dying words of Christ on the cross, and find the power for daily living and dying (1CO 15:31) in the fellowship of the crucified Christ (GAL 2:20).
1CO 15:31, we read “I die daily.”
GAL 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.
Faith in what Christ accomplished on the cross will enable us to manifest in our daily life the spirit of the cross. (The Secret of the Cross).
Truth is that which God desires to be in our lives.
PSA 51:6  Behold you desire Truth in the inward parts and in the hidden parts you shall make me to know wisdom.”
Truth will be our judge.
ISA 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
Truth is what will judge the unbeliever at the Great White throne Judgment.
God desires truth to be within us, 2CO 11:10, “the truth of Christ is in me.”
Without Truth it is impossible to worship God properly, John 4:23-24.
2TI 2:15  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.
Truth is that which the Lord brought with Him when He came down from heaven. JOH 1:17 “For the law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”
John 18:37 “He came to bear witness to the Truth”   The whole purpose of the Gospel and the object of salvation is to bring us to the Truth about God.
JOH 18:38  Pilate asked, what is Truth?
1. In the O.T. the basic Hebrew word for Truth is emeth = Emeth means stability, certainty and trustworthiness. It means that which produces faithfulness, stability and security.
Truth will cause you to be stable, certain and sure. Gesinius says that emeth means firmness, security and integrity of mind.
The most popular Greek word for Truth is aletheia = integrity of character.
2. Truth is said to have a price upon it.
3. The Lord is called a God of Truth in DEU 32:4, “He is the rock, His work is perfect for all His ways are just, a God of Truth and without iniquity, just and righteous is He.”
4. All motivation in the Christian life must come from Truth, not from guilt, condemnation or manipulation, but from Truth.
5. Truth is something we must be taught! It doesn’t come naturally. PSA 25:5 “Lead me in Thy Truth and teach me: for You are the God of my deliverance.”
This is why fathers are told in ISA 38:19 to make Truth known to their children.
In MAT 22:16 our Lord taught the way of God in Truth.
6. Truth is what protects the believer from deception.
shield – tsinnah = a large shield to guard against thorns or things which would pierce and wound us. Like the little foxes that spoil the wine.
7. Truth is always accompanied by God’s grace and mercy. PSA 85:10-11, God’s righteousness loves to see His Truth in action.
1) The world (cosmic system) 2) Satan, the ruler of this world, and 3) Ourselves…i.e., the “flesh” the OSN which dwells within us.

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