Prophetic Evidence

It’s interesting to see how many prophecies Jesus fulfilled. One scholar has stated that Jesus fulfilled 353 prophecies that are found in the Old Testament. Still others are more general, but they indicate that the number of prophecies fulfilled was clearly over 300.

It’s also interesting to see that some of those prophecies had to do with some pretty unique and unusually detailed things. Obscure things, really.

One of those had to do with the disposal of Jesus’ clothes at his death. Who would anticipate that there would be a prophecy about something like that?

Yet, there was such a prophecy. And Jesus fulfilled it perfectly.

What are the chances? Unless, of course, he is who he says he is. Unless this really was the plan of salvation that God had laid out ever since the time Adam and Eve fell into sin. Unless this is just one more piece of evidence that God gave us to show that Jesus is the true Messiah.

One more piece of evidence among more than 300 pieces of prophetic evidence that Jesus is my Savior and yours! One more piece of evidence that all our sins are really, truly forgiven.

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

“Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”

This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,

“They divided my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.”

So this is what the soldiers did. (John 19:23-24, NIV)

Our Bible reading for Saturday, May 30, is 1 Samuel 26:1 -28:25, John 19:1-27 and Psalm 68:21-27.

Lord, thank you for clearly pointing to your Son, Jesus, through prophecy and assuring me he is the long-promised Messiah. Send me your Spirit so that my faith in Jesus may grow stronger every day.

Header image based on "IT IS FINISHED" by Waiting for the Word, CC By 2.0

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I'm married to my beautiful wife Julie and have five kids whose names all begin with the letter A. I'm a pastor at CrossWalk Church in Phoenix, AZ. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids, and my grandkids. Huge Arizona Cardinals fan! Reading, hiking, camping, travel, and fishing are my top 5 downtime pleasures.

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  1. Our Bible reading for Saturday, May 30, is 1 Samuel 26:1 -28:25, John 19:1-27 and Psalm 68:21-27.

    Heavenly Father, thank you for today and all things you do. Thank you for our Savior Jesus Christ and his love that saved the world from sin. Father as we live our days waiting for you, please show us your grace and peace. We are just men and fail you, but those of us that know you repent with humble hearts. Lord you point out so many truths in the bible that confirms my faith. Lord pass this faith on to others that need you. Pass faith in the spirit of truth to all in our world that don’t understand what they’re waiting for. Eternal life is at stake, Heaven, and being in your presence. A wonderful gift that no man deserves, yet every man needs.

    ~Paul Montenieri

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