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This is the 6th week out of 13 in this Summer Series… 13 Saturdays to a Sharper Focus- Romans 1:20. *Special thanks to my husband, Joel, who helps me with this series!

Move over Sylvia Brown,  John Edwards…Nostradamus, God takes prophecy very seriously. How seriously?

In Deuteronomy chapters 13 and 18, God says two things.  First he says that if a prophet makes a prediction and it comes to pass, but it is against what God says – that False prophet shall be put to death.  Second, he says that if the prediction does not come to pass that that is a sign that the  prophet is a false one.  Put him to death too.

Are you a psychic, fortune teller, tarot card reader, etc? You are not serving the One True God, you are serving the god of this world, Satan. Fortunately, we live in an age of “grace”. Anyone can be saved from their sins by repenting and putting their trust in Christ! But if you lived during the Old Testament time, before Christ…well…you could expect the death sentence.

Christian. You, me…we are to NOT consult such who deal in these satanic practices. Period. The devil is the father of lies. And the best lies are a mix of truth and falsehood. We are to put our faith in God and His Word.

He’s never let me down. You?

So how would Sylvia and Nostradamus fair on the truth & prophecy scale? Read about Sylvia Browne, and you’ll see, that even she herself claims to be only 85% accurate.  And regarding Nostradamus, his are so generic, it is basically up for any interpretation. {uh-oh}.

You know, God even says that His Word is to be trusted over an “audible” voice!  Do you hear voices? Do they tell you things that go against scripture? Its not God.  In II Peter 1: 19 he calls His written Word a “More Sure Word of prophecy“.

Why is this so important?  For hundreds of years  the Jews were waiting for their Messiah and the way they would recognize him would be through the fulfillment of the Word of God  about “his coming”.  If Jesus just missed fulfilling one prophecy  he couldn’t be the Messiah.  Here are a few prophecies Jesus fulfilled in just the way he came to Earth, being born of Mary.

1. He had to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) … he was (Luke 2:1-7)
2. Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14 ) … he was (Matthew 1:18)
3. Entered Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9) … he did (Matthew 21:7)
4. Betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9) … he was (Matthew 26:50)
5. Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12) … he was (Matthew 26:15)
6. Opened not his mouth (Isaiah 53:7) … he didn’t (Mark 15:5)
7. Crucified with thieves (Isaiah 53:12) .. he was (Mark 15:27)
8. His hands and feet were pierced (Psalm 22:16) … they were (John 20:27)
9. People cast lots for his garments (Psalm 22:18) … they did (Luke 23:34)
10.  He would be given vinegar to drink (Psalm 69:21) … he was (Mark 15:36)
11. No bones were to be broken (Psalm 34:20) … they weren’t (John 19:33)
12. He was buried with the rich (Isaiah 53:9) … he was (Matthew 27:60)

A regular man attempting to fulfill these could not have because he would have had to rely on a lot of outside sources.  The only conclusion is that Jesus was/is God, because he ultimately controlled those sources. Another conclusion you can make is that the Bible is from God as well, because it made many predictions and all of them have come true.

What are the chances of biblical prophecy being fulfilled as it has been? See what one writer shares hereIf you want to know more about how you can be sure you are going to heaven when you die, click here.

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