well HOPEFUL you certainly have gone into this in the greatest of detail..praise GOD..i would add my little contribution here..remember God said of the SERPENT..you (the serpent) will bruise his(jesus) heel which the serpent did when they killed jesus..and he(JESUS)..WILL BRUISE YOUR HEAD(THE SERPENT)..which jesus will do when he returns to deal with the sin power..the ruler of the darkness of this world..
First; He would be born in Bethlehem and be descended from the tribe of Judah. Old Testament prediction; Micah 5:2
Now sir, in what way does this refer to Jesus(pbuh)?...
1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, [a] for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod. 2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins [c] are from of old, from ancient times. [d] "
3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of >>his brothers<< return to join the Israelites.
Definition Ephrath or Ephratah = "ash-heap: place of fruitfulness" n pr loc a place near Bethel where Rachel died and was buried another name for Bethlehem n pr f wife of Caleb
He would be buried in a rich man's tomb.
Old Testament prediction; Isaiah 53:9
New Testament fulfillment; Matthew 27:57-60
Probability; 1 in 100
Darkness would cover the earth.
Old Testament prediction; Amos 8:9
New Testament fulfillment; Matthew 27:45
Probability; 1 in 1000
Thallus and Phlegon, two pagan historians lived in the first century and both reported an unusual darkness that blotted out the sun for three hours during the Passover in the year AD 32, the same year as Jesus' crucifixion.
This analysis has shown that seventeen detailed prophecies, which were written more than 400 years before the birth of Jesus, were fulfilled with absolute precision during the life death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The question is this: What are the chances that all 17 of these predictions occurred by chance in the life of a single man rather than by divine plan of God? The combined probability against these 17 predictions occurring is equal to: 1 chance in 480 billion x 1 billion x 1 trillion or, 1 chance in 480,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
Some Bible critics have suggested that Jesus of Nazareth, as a rabbi, naturally knew about these predictions and simply arranged the events of His life to fulfill these specific prophecies. But how would you arrange to be born in Bethlehem? How would you manage to be born into the tribe of Judah? How would you make sure that the price of your betrayal would be precisely thirty pieces of silver? How would you arrange to be crucified with thieves? How would a crucified man arrange to have his enemies gamble for his garments? The truth is that, if you could arrange all these details, you would have to be the Son of God.
Do you believe that ALL prophecy, has been revealed?
Or, more accurately, has been fulfilled?
No sir beanpie, it's very clear that all prophecy has not yet been fulfilled, but the ones predicted by the Old Testament prophets concerning the first appearance of the future Messiah certainly have been fulfilled precisely and in their entirety.
thank you HOPEFUL,for starting this topic off...yes Jesus was the only one who fitted every detail of the old testament prophecies of the MESSIAH..and there are still future prophecies regarding him which are still yet to be fulfilled..as you are aware..as you know HOPEFUL this world on the whole is a spiritually DARK place..but GOD has given us BIBLE PROPHECIES to be a LIGHT in this darkness...so that his people can know where they are in time in relation to GODS time table..and to know exactly the state of the world at the return of JESUS..SO THEY WILL NOT BE TAKEN UNAWARES....MORE LATER..GOD WILLING..