All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet. – Matthew 1:22
In the opening chapters of the New Testament in the book of Matthew, we read about the lineage and early years in the life of Jesus from his birth in Bethlehem to his exile in Egypt. One of the noteworthy points in the opening chapters is that there are a handful of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled within this short time span.
Many years ago it was calculated as to the probability that one person out of all that have ever lived in the last 2,000 years could fulfill just eight (8) prophecies down to the exact detail. With just eight, the probability for one person doing so is 1×1017. That’s 1 on 100,000,000,000,000,000. (A) The reality of the situation is that there are well over 300 prophecies of Jesus in the Torah, prophets, and the Psalms. To fulfill 48 of these predictions in one person the probability jumps from 100 Quadrillion to 1×10157! A google is 1×10999!! Now try and extrapolate that for 300 prophecies!!! JESUS FULFILLED EVERY PROPHECY EVER WRITTEN ABOUT HIM! Thus, why do so many disbelieve that HE IS (the great I AM) the Creator, Master, Savior, Redeemer, Lord, King, Majesty, Honor, Word, Truth, Love, Way, Light, Grace, Glory, Mercy, Just, Forever GOD???
For a more illustrated explanation of this 1960s event by Peter Stoner in calculating the probability of Jesus fulfilling prophecy…
Father, thank you for baffling my mind with this astronomic figure about your Son and the pivotal role he’s played and now occupies in history! From the first prediction in Eden where he’d crush the serpent’s skull to the last in Malachi of his rising with healing in his wings, JESUS fulfilled them all! He truly is the lamb that was slain before the world was formed! He is! These statistics show me just how incredible the Trinity is. There is no humanly possible way that 40 men over 1,400 years could have knowingly collaborated to concoct, scheme, and organize the Word, Scripture, Prophecies to be carried out in the life and times of Jesus while in human form! The awesomeness of this makes me realize how much I need to remain humble before you and give glory and honor to the only One worthy – JESUS! In Jesus’ name, Amen.