Fullfilled Prophecies of the Bible
The Prophet Daniel wrote about when the Messiah will be come for the first time
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and
the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
The prophet Daniel 9:24-27
Nehemiah got permission to restore Jerusalem of the Persian king Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 2:1-6). That was about 5th march 444 BC. The time until the anointed one (Messiah comes from the Hebrew word Messiah) amounts 7 + 62 = 69 weeks (literally "sevens" or "7 times").
These time of 490 Years is divided into three parts: (a) Seven “Weeks” (49 Years), (b) 62 “Weeks” (434 Years) and (c) one “Week” (7 Years).
|Daniel 9 verses 24 to 26|
|70 prophetic Weeks (1 "Week" = 7 Years) or 490 Years|
|483 years in the jewish and gregorian calendar|
(360 days per Year)
(7 x 7) + 62 x 7) Years = 483 Years
x 360 Days
(365 days per Year)
444 BC to 33 AD = 476 Years (*)
x 365 Days
+ 116 Days in leapyears
+ 24 Days (5th March to 30th March)
|* Between 1 BC and 1 AD is only a one year and we have 476 years and not 477 years.
The only Jew, who can be considered for being the Messiah in that year is Jesus Christ, the descendant of David, the descendant of Abraham (Matthew 1:1).
Note: The title Christ comes from the Greek Christos, which means anointed. The Hebrew word is Messiach.
The Messiah would be killed after the (7 + 62) = 69 weeks (a "week" = 7 x 360 days) since the restore of Jerusalem, but before the new destruction of both Jerusalem and the temple.
Jerusalem and the Jewish temple were destroyed by the Romans in the year 70.
The last week belongs to the Antichrist, who is soon coming.
Cause, all prophecies were fulfilled exactly in this 69 “Weeks” (V. 24 - 26), the prophecy about the last week will be fulfilled as well.
The following probabilities are taken from Peter Stoner’s work in Science Speaks to show that coincidence is ruled out by the science of probability. The analysis is concerned with the following eight prophecies:
- 1. Messiah is to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; fulfilled in Matt. 2:1-7; John 7:42; Luke 2:47).
- 2. Messiah is to be preceded by a Messenger (Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1; fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3; 11:10; John 1:23; Luke 1:17).
- 3. Messiah is to enter Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; fulfilled in Luke 35-37; Matthew 21:6-11).
- 4. Messiah is to be betrayed by a friend (Psalms 41:9; 55:12-14; fulfilled in Matthew 10:4; 26:49-50; John 13:21).
- 5. Messiah is to be sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; fulfilled in Matthew 26:15; 27:3).
- 6. The money for which Messiah is sold is to be thrown “to the potter” in God’s house (Zechariah 11:13; fulfilled in Matthew 27:5-7).
- 7. Messiah is to be silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; fulfilled in Matthew 27:12).
- 8. Messiah is to be executed by crucifixion as a thief (Psalm 22:16; Zechariah 12:10; Isaiah 53:5,12; fulfilled in Luke 23:33; John 20:25; Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27,28).
- Stoner says that by applying the modern science of probability to just these eight prophecies, “… We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 1017.” That would be one in 100,000,000,000,000,000. In order for us to be able to comprehend this staggering probability, Stoner illustrates it by supposing 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, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote in their own wisdom.
“Now these prophecies were either given by inspiration of God or the prophets just wrote them as they thought they should be. In such a case the prophets had just one chance in 1017 of having them come true in any man, but they all came true in Christ [Mashiach].
“This means that the fulfillment of these eight prophecies alone proves that God inspired the writing of those [eight] prophecies to a definiteness which lacks only one chance in 1017 of being absolute.” [Stoner, Peter W. Science Speaks. Chicago: Moody Press, 1963, pp 100-107.]
|Descent and birth|
|Descendant of Jesse.||Isaiah 11:1-5+10;||Luke 3:23-32, Matthew 1:1-2, 5-6, 16|
|Descendant of David.||1 Chronicles 17:11-12; Isaiah 9:7||Luke 3:23-31; Matthew 1:1|
|Born in Bethlehem.||Micah 5:2||Matthew 2:1-2|
|Born of a virgin||Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 31:22||Matthew 1:18-20; Luke 1:34-35|
|Events in his life|
|Shall see a great light||Isaiah 8,23-9,2||Matthew 4, 14-16; Luke 2:28-32|
|John the baptist; Messiah is God||Isaiah 40:3||Matthew 3,1- 3; John 10:30|
|Heal the blind||Isaiah 42:7||Matthew 9:27-30|
|Speak in parables||Psalm 78, 2; Isaiah 6:9-10||Matthew 13, 13-15+35|
|Bring salvation; Meek and lowly in heart; riding upon an ass||Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 62, 11||Matthew 11:29; Matthew 21,5; Luke 19:10, 35-38; John 12, 12-15|
|Resurrected||Psalm 16, 8-10; 89, 29 + 34-36;||Acts 2, 26-28; 13, 34-35; Matthew 28:6|
|The Cornerstone||Psalms 118, 22-23; Isaiah 28:16||Matth. 21, 42; 1 Peter 2:4-6|
|Betrayal and death|
|Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver||Zechariah 11:12-13||Matthew 26:14-15|
|Thirty pieces of silver would be thrown into the house of the Lord||Zechariah 11:12-13||Matthew 27:3-5|
|Messiah's face would be beaten and spit upon||Isaiah 50:6||Matthew 26:67|
|Rejected||Jesaja 53,3||Markus 15,14; John 1:11|
|Messiah's hands and feet would be nailed to the cross||Psalm 22:16||John 19,18.37; Matthew 27:38|
|The soldiers would cast lots for Messiah's clothes||Psalm 22:18||John 19:23-24|
|Give Him gall for my meat and vinegar to drink||Psalm 69:21||Matthew 27:34|
|None of Messiah's bones would be broken||Psalm 34:20||John 19:32-33|
|pierced||Zechariah 12:10||John 19,34|
|Numbered with the transgressors||Isaiah 53:12||Luke 22:37; 23:32; Matthew 27:38|
|Buried in a rich man's grave||Isaiah 53:9||Matthew 27:55-61|
|Messiah betrayed by a friend whom he shared bread with||Psalm 41:9||Mark 14:17-18|
Here we have only 23, but there are many more.
Stoner considers 48 prophecies and says, “… We find the chance that any one man fulfilled all 48 prophecies to be 1 in 10157.
“This is a really large number and it represents an extremely small chance. Let us try to visualize it. The silver dollar, which we have been using, is entirely too large. We must select a smaller object. The electron is about as small an object as we know of. It is so small that it will take 2.5 times 1015 of them laid side by side to make a line, single file, one inch long. If we were going to count the electrons in this line one inch long, and counted 250 each minute, and if we counted day and night, it would take us 19,000,000 years to count just the one-inch line of electrons. If we had a cubic inch of these electrons and we tried to count them it would take us, counting steadily 250 each minute, 19,000,000 times 19,000,000 times 19,000,000 [nineteen million times nineteen million times nineteen million] or 6.9 times 1021 years.
“With that introduction, let us go back to our chance of 1 in 10157. Let us suppose that we are taking this number of electrons, marking one, and thoroughly stirring it into the whole mass, then blindfolding a man and letting him try to find the right one. What chance has he of finding the right one? What kind of a pile will this number of electrons make? They make an inconceivably large volume.” [ibid., pp 109,110]
The chances of finding the correct electron out of the pile of electrons that Stoner uses for this last illustration is something on the order of picking one single correct electron out of all of the electrons in all the known mass of the entire known universe.
Such is the chance of any one man fulfilling any 48 prophecies. Yet Yeshua Ha'Natseret fulfilled not just 48 prophecies, not just 61 prophecies, but more than 324 individual prophecies that the Prophets wrote concerning the Mashiach.
The notation 10157 is the representation of the number 1 followed by 157 zeros, and it looks like this:
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, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000.
This is approximately the total number of electrons in all the mass of the known universe.
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