Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus – Day 19

Prophecy of Messiah:

Numbers 9:12  They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

Good morning, reader! Has this series strengthened your resolve? Has it added to your arsenal of Scriptures which proved Jesus is the Messiah? If it has, I want you to know that you are not alone!😀 It has lit a fire in my heart and excited my spirit! As if we needed any more proof that Jesus is our Saviour, we are taught in God’s Word that it was prophesied thousands of years ago! Please feel free to leave a comment so I can rejoice with you.

We touched upon this slightly in a previous post. However, today we are digging a little more into the actual prophecy being fulfilled by Jesus. As we see in Numbers 9:12, Israel’s sacrificial lamb could not have a single broken bone. After it was roasted, none could be left until morning. Surely something this simple would not have any significance, you may tell yourself. But nothing is trivial with God and when it is combined with the actual fulfillment, it bears noticing!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

John 19:31-36  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  (32)  Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.  (33)  But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:  (34)  But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.  (35)  And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.  (36)  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

As we see above, in order for Jesus to be prepared for burial, it was necessary that He be taken down from the cross before sunset because the Jews were celebrating the Sabbath. Since it was the custom of those days, if one was crucified and was not yet dead, soldiers would break their legs. Why break the legs? When hanging on the cross, the knees were bent so the person could push himself upward to be able to open the airways to breathe. Wit broken legs, they could not push up to breathe so this expedited their death. When they got to Jesus, it did not appear that it was necessary to do so therefore the soldier made sure by piercing His side. This produced a water and blood mixture, which indicated that water had formed around the heart and proved He was already dead.

How could a simple prophecy of no broken bones be even considered as part of Christ’s fulfillment of it? Maybe fulfilling one sole prophecy wouldn’t be enough, but when you take all of the Old Testament prophecies of His first coming and seeing how Jesus fulfilled them all, well then that’s something:

Josh and Sean McDowell quote Stoner in their book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict: “We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000).” Jesus fulfilled MUCH more than 8 (Over 300)! So just think of those odds!

Does this cause you to think, Reader? Are you a born again child of God? If not, doesn’t it make you wonder if there’s a speck of truth in the prophecies of Jesus Christ’s coming and how He fulfilled them all? How can you doubt when there is so much evidence of truth?

Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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