From Genesis, through the 12 minor prophets who close the Old Testament of the Bible,
there were over 300 prophecies made having to do with Christ’s coming. They cover through a virgin birth to the way
Christ died and rose again, and the Promise we have as believers. And the book of Esther, with its giving of gifts, may have
foretold our Christmas. Chosen, not as an exact date, but a time to remember His birth! (Esther 9:19)
My question: If, when Jesus was walking here on earth and the religious leaders wouldn’t accept Him,
what would a person have had to do, for them to be convinced! Were those leaders so jealous of the healings and raising people
from the dead, that they would not believe? What else should He have done.
questioned the fact that their Bible…what we call the Old Testament… where it says he would be born in Bethlehem
(Matthew 2:5), but that it also predicted that "Out of Egypt have I called my son (Matt. 2:15). Then the questioning
that He would be called a Nazarene (Matt. 2:22-23).
They seemed to refuse to
learn that a star had led the Wise Men to Bethlehem, where they worshipped Him and gave Him gifts that represented his birth,
life, and death. And they discounted the fact that he had been taken to Egypt by Joseph and Mary, at the direction of a dream
in which an angel of the Lord told them that King Herod had died, and thus came "out of Egypt," as the prophecy
And that on the way back, they turned aside into the parts of Galilee,
to Nazareth, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, that He shall be called a Nazarene" (Matt.
And of course, Isaiah in the 53rd chapter of his book in the Bible,
forecast his death. All those more than300 prophecies in the Old Testament about Christ’s coming, were fulfilled. What
more could anyone ask. They could see that He was not trying to fool people for power, fame or riches, because He only had
one robe so far as we can learn.
Anyone who doesn’t believe is going to
be horribly disappointed on the Judgment Day.