Bible Prophecy

There can be no doubt that God's word -- the Bible -- is inspired when you examine the extraordinary number of Bible Prophecies that have been foretold and fulfilled.  What other religion's "holy book" has the track record of fulfillment when it comes to Bible prophecy.  As someone once observed:  "Anyone can prophecy; the difficult part is being right."

The Bible is right!  In fact, it has not missed once!  All of its prophecies have come to pass exactly as they were written.  A good example of this, is found when you compare the Old Testament's prophetic statements about Christ, with the New Testament's record of events.  You must keep in mind that these books written hundreds of years apart, by people from all walks of life.   ( Links were added using A Biblical Search Engine.)

This is another one of those Web Pages that I copied and saved "just in case" they disappear from the Web... as is the case of this one. And I want to add my own thoughts. When reading any of these references it is best to read the verses around it also. This will place the thoughts in their proper context. Also, remember that the writers of these scriptures had to use the 'symbols' of the time that they were familiar with. Since a flying machine had not been invented yet, they were described as flying insects. Just something to keep in mind. We want to read the Bible Literally and NOT interpret -but- some things just have to be translated because of the nature of the time periods.

Concerning his birth Prophesied Fulfilled
1. Born of the seed of woman Gen 3:15 Gal 4:4
2. Born of a virgin Isa 7:14 Mt 1:18-25
3. Seed of Abraham Gen 22:18 Mt 1:1
4. Seed of Isaac Gen 21:12 Lk 3:23 + 34
5. Seed of Jacob Num 24:17 Lk 3:34
6. Seed of David Jer 23:5 Lk 3:31
7. Tribe of Judah Gen 49:10 Rev 5:5
8. Family line of Jesse Isa 11:1 Lk 3:32
9. Born in Bethlehem Mic 5:2 Mt 2:1-6
10. Herod kills the children Jer 31:15 Mt 2:16-18
Concerning his nature Prophesied Fulfilled
11. He pre-existed creation Mic 5:2 1 Pet 1:20
12. He shall be called Lord Ps 110:1 Ax 2:36
13. Called Immanuel (God with us) Isa 7:14 Mt 1:22-23
14. Prophet Deut 18:18-19 Ax 3:18-25
15. Priest Ps 110:4 Heb 5:5-6
16. Judge Isa 33:22 Jn 5:22-23
17. King Ps 2:6 Jn 18:33-37
18. Anointed by the Spirit Isa 11:2 Mt 3:16-17
19. His zeal for God Ps 69:9 Jn 2:15-17
Concerning his ministry Prophesied Fulfilled
20. Preceded by a messenger Isa 40:3 Mt 3:1-3
21. To begin in Galilee Isa 9:1-2 Mt 4:12-17
22. Ministry of Miracles Isa 35:5-6 Mt 9:35;11:4
23. Teacher of parables Ps 78:1-4 Mt 13:34-35
24. He was to enter the temple Mal 3:1 Mt 21:10-12
25. Enter Jerusalem on donkey Zech 9:9 Mt 21:1-7
26. Stone of stumbling to Jews Isa 28:16; Ps 118:22 1 Pet 2:6-8
27. Light to Gentiles Isa 49:6 Ax 13:46-48
The day Jesus was crucified Prophesied Fulfilled
28. Betrayed by a friend Ps 41:9 Jn 13:18-27
29. Sold for 30 pieces of silver Zech 11:12 Mt 26:14-15
30. 30 pieces thrown in Temple Zech 11:13 Mt 27:3-5
31. 30 pieces buys potters field Zech 11:13 Mt 27:6-10
32. Forsaken by His disciples Zech 13:7 Mk 14:27+50
33. Accused by false witnesses Ps 35:11+20-21 Mt 26:59-61
34. Silent before accusers Isa 53:7 Mt 27:12-14
35. Wounded and bruised Isa 53:4-6 1 Pet 2:21-25
36. Beaten and spit upon Isa 50:6 Mt 26:67-68
37. Mocked Ps 22:6-8 Mt 27:27-31
38. Fell under the cross Ps 109:24-25 Jn 19:17; Lk23:26
39. Hands and feet pierced Ps 22:16 Jn 20:24-28
40. Crucified with thieves Isa 53:12 Mt 27:38
41. Prayed for enemies Isa 53:12 Lk 23:34
42. Rejected by His own people Isa 53:3 Jn 19:14-15
43. Hated without cause Ps 69:4 Jn 15:25
44. Friends stood aloof Ps 38:11 Lk22:54;23:49
45. People wag their heads Ps 22:7;109:25 Mt 27:39
46. People stared at Him Ps 22:17 Lk 23:35
47. Cloths divided and gambled for Ps 22:18 Jn 19:23-24
48. Became very thirsty Ps 22:15 Jn 19:28
49. Gall and vinegar offered Him Ps 69:21 Mt 27:34
50. His forsaken cry Ps 22:1 Mt 27:46
51. Committed Himself to God Ps 31:5 Lk 23:46
52. Bones not broken Ps 34:20 Jn 19:32-36
53. Heart broken Ps 69:20;22:14 Jn 19:34
54. His side pierced Zech 12:10 Jn 19:34+37
55. Darkness over the land Amos 8:9 Lk 23:44-45
56. Buried in rich man's tomb Isa 53:9 Mt 27:57-60
His Resurrection & Ascension Prophesied Fulfilled
57. Raised from the dead Ps 16:8-11 Ax 2:24-31
58. Begotten as Son of God Ps 2:7 Ax 13:32-35
59. Ascended to God Ps 68:18 Eph 2:8-10
60. Seated beside God Ps 110:1 Heb 1:3+13

It has been often said that the Old Testament is the shadow, and the New Testament is the substance.  The reason for this, is that the Old Testament's prophetic statements and typology reflects the coming of Christ.  The New Testament, on the other hand, records the actual events.  Therefore, we can look at the Old Testament as a mirror, or reflection of the One to come.  The New Testament is the record of that One.  Of course, the One we speak of here is Jesus Christ.

There are more scriptures that contain prophecies that we are seeing fulfilled right before our very eyes, today.  We will examine these in the future.

In the meantime, the evidence presented here cannot be ignored.  We present it as proof of the inspiration and continuity of the Bible.

Jewish Historian Josephus on Jesus.

The following Reference appears to be no longer valid. The name associated with this originally was Darren Weeks. Thanks to him for the initial efforts. All I did was put in the links to the Bible references.
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