Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We Have an Anchor Part 2: God and His Promisses

     God has made a lot of promises. Many of those promises we can find in the old testament, as they take the form of prophecies. There are also some prophecies in Revelation, that have either already happened (as we can see as we look back on history) or are going to happen in the future, but they will always come true, no matter what. God is never going to go back on His word, as we see in Hebrews 6:18 which says, "so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,..." So today, I am going to be looking at some of the promises that God has made that have come true, even though I won't quite be able to go through all of them. I won't really be talking about each of them, but I'd just like you to look at this list that came from the book of Matthew alone...

Prophecies                                                               Prophecies fulfilled
                          Jeremiah 31:15                                                         Matthew 2:18      
                          Isaiah 40:3                                                                Matthew 3:3
                          Isaiah 9:1-2                                                               Matthew 4:15-16
                          Isaiah 42:1-3                                                             Matthew 12:18-21
                          Isaiah 6:9-10                                                             Matthew 13:14-15
                          Psalm 78:2                                                                Matthew 13:35
                          Ezekiel 33:31                                                            Matthew 15:8-9
                          Zechariah 9:9                                                            Matthew 21:5
     These are just a few of the many prophecies told in the old testament, and fulfilled in the new. I heard quite a few times that the odds of Jesus somehow fulfilled I think it was 8 of the prophecies would be the equivalent of going to Texas, filling the entire state two feet high with quarters, marking one of those quarters with a black marker, shuffling them, then stick someone in there blindfolded and tell them to find that quarter. There is no doubt that Jesus is the true Son of God, our anchor. I'd like to encourage y'all to not only go through this list of prophecies, but also to read your Bible daily, and find others for yourself. :)