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Prophecy and Fulfillment

by | Dec 20, 2021 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

The prophecies of the Bible are essential to the Christian faith. In the Old Testament, more than 300 prophetic passages point to the promised Messiah. In the verse above, we read just one of those.

Is the Virgin birth important? Absolutely. If Jesus was not born of a virgin, how could there be a claim of divinity? This is why Matthew references this passage in his gospel, to point out that this claim was essential to Jesus’ claim to be Savior of the world.

So if we believe Jesus fulfilled this and many other prophecies, then we can look forward to what is to come as well. Consider the promise below:

And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:9-11

If Jesus came the first time (and He did), we can expect His return and that event may happen at any moment.

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