Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What are the odds?

Did you know over a period of 4,000 years, 300 prophesies were made about the Messiah. And Every-Single-One of them were fulfilled in One Man; Jesus Christ.

What are the odds of all of those predictions coming true in one man? Glad you asked. Somehow someone figured that out and my Pastor shared it with us.

Let’s pretend the entire state of Texas is buried one and a half feet deep in silver dollars, and one of the silver dollars is painted red. Now, you have one chance to reach somewhere into the heart of Texas and pick up that red silver dollar.

The odds that you’ll pick up the red silver dollar are the same odds that every prophecy made about the Messiah would be fulfilled in this One Man Jesus Christ.

You may not believe it but it is factually historically proven to be true. Jesus Christ against all odds fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophets in every situation, without fail.

So, as they say in Texas; If you ask me, them there’s some good odds, I reckon I’ll trust my fate to Jesus.

How ‘bout you?

Look at how manytimes the Christmas story mentions, "that it might be fulfilled that which was spoken by the Lord through the prophets."

"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:21-23

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet…

…he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

…And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matthew 2


Politically correct or not, Jesus Was, Is and always Will be the reason to celebrate every day as Christmas. He’s coming again, soon. Are you ready to meet Him? He’s ready to meet you. He died to do it.

Tomorrows’ post: The First Christmas

Did you know Jesus wasn’t born December 25th? However, an amazing event took place that day. Tomorrow we’ll talk about what happened on the very first Christmas?

Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone.


Feel free to leave a comment, I'm honored when you do. And as I read it's my joy to pray for you. If you have a prayer request feel free to e-mail me direct and I will add you to my prayer list. God answers prayer.
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Merry Christmas,
Doug

2 comments:

A Simple Country Girl said...

Thank you for this. It always amazes how much we have yet to learn. And realize. And fully take into our hearts as He intends.

Blessings.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

I love that the odds are in His favor. I'd cling to Him if they weren't. His life in me is real. I'm more sure He lives in me than I am that you're real, Doug, or that I'm typing these words.

Waiting for tomorrow ...