Prophecy Thread of Week 27
Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth:Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
MESSIAH WILL BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM
Paul states that the law is what opens our eyes to the consequences of our own sin. After sin what is there but death ()? In addition, what act can a person perform to remove this sin and thus be eligible for communion with a holy God? The answer is none. No work anyone performs will obtain heaven, only faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ (). That is what makes this prophecy thread one of the single most important prophecies to be fulfilled.
A PROMISED RULER FROM BETHLEHEM – BIRTHPLACE OF MESSIAH
VISIT OF THE MAGI
4 BC (U)
Mat 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
Mat 2:6 “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ”
JESUS IS THE CHRIST