Please take time to consider this information. It might take you closer to Heaven.
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.
Some of the Prophecies made about the coming
Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.
Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1 Luke 2:4-6
Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. A one in twelve chance. Genesis 49:10 Luke 3:33 Hebrews 7:14
Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.
Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
A massacre of children would happen at Messiah's birthplace.
Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18
A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah
Isaiah 40:3-5 Luke 3:3-6
Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Remember, Israel was looking for a King.
Psalm 69:8 Isaiah 53:3 John 1:11 John 7:5
Messiah would be declared the Son of God.
Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:16-17
Messiah would be called a Nazarene.
Isaiah 11:1 Matthew 2:23
Messiah would be praised by little children.
Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:16
Messiah would be betrayed.
Psalm 41:9 Zechariah 11:12-13 Luke 22:47-48 Matthew 26:14-16
Messiah's price money would be used to buy a potter's field.
Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 27:9-10
Messiah would be falsely accused.
Psalm 35:11 Mark 14:57-58
Messiah would be silent before his accusers.
Isaiah 53:7 Mark 15:4-5
Messiah would be spat upon and struck.
Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67
Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19
Psalm 69:4 John 15:24-25
Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Crucifiction was unknown in Isaiah's time.
Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38 Mark 15:27-28
Messiah would be given vinegar to drink.
Psalm 69:21 Matthew 27:34 John 19:28-30
Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced.
Psalm 22:16 Zechariah 12:10 John 20:25-27
Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed.
Psalm 22:7-8 Luke 23:35
Soldiers would gamble for Messiah's garments.
Psalm 22:18 Luke 23:34 Matthew 27:35-36
Messiah's bones would not be broken.
Exodus 12:46 Psalm 34:20 John 19:33-36
Soldiers would pierce Messiah's side.
Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34
Messiah would be buried with the rich.
Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
Messiah would resurrect from the dead.
Psalm 16:10 Psalm 49:15 Matthew 28:2-7 Acts 2:22-32