Thursday, March 31, 2011
I looked up some of the 300 prophesies that Jesus fulfilled, which prove He is the Messiah. But all the facts in the world won't cause a person to believe. It might lead you to faith and it might open up your heart to the possibility of faith, but faith is when you trust in Jesus fully and completely even when you don't have all the facts.
To me, examining fulfilled prophecy is similar to the "doubting Disciple" Thomas requested to see the nail-marked hands of Jesus before he would believe. Thomas needed to see for himself, and Jesus provides this opportunity for him in John 20:24-31.
Jesus provides that SAME opportunity for us through studying the Scriptures within the Word of God. I hope and pray that you will at least take a look at some of these verses in the Bible, search for yourself, and decide whether or not Jesus is the Son of the Living God.
I am praying that these fulfilled prophesies will cause you to fully trust in Jesus as the Messiah. May your heart cry out and cause you to say "I believe... I believe."
His pre-existence - Micah 5:2 John 1:1, 14
Born of the seed of a woman - Genesis 3:15 Matthew 1:18
Of the seed of Abraham - Genesis 12:3 Matthew 1:1-16
All nations blessed by Abraham's seed - Genesis 12:3 Matthew 8:5, 10
God would provide Himself a Lamb as an offering - Genesis 22:8 John 1:29
From the tribe of Judah - Genesis 49:10 Matthew 1:1-3
Heir to the throne of David - Isaiah 9:6-7 Matthew 1:1
Called "The mighty God, The everlasting Father" - Isaiah 9:6 Matthew 1:23
Born in Bethlehem - Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1
Born of a virgin - Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18
His name called Immanuel, "God with us" - Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23
Declared to be the Son of God - Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:17
His messenger before Him in spirit of Elijah - Malachi 4:5-6 Luke 1:17
Preceded by a messenger to prepare His way - Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:7-11
Messenger crying "Prepare ye the way of the Lord" - Isaiah 40:3 Matthew 3:3
Would be a Prophet of the children of Israel - Deuteronomy 18:15 Matthew 2:15
Called out of Egypt - Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:15
Slaughter of the children - Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew2:18
Would be a Nazarene - Judges 13:5; Amos 2:11; Lam. 4:7 Matthew 2:23
Brought light to Zabulon & Nephthalm, Galilee of the Gentiles - Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:15
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Today must begin by thanking the ALMIGHTY God for creating each and everyone of us. Before the foundation of the world was made he knew that each of us would be here. God's love in providing salvation through His one and only son leads us to honor him in all that we do.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
In the Bible there is actually a CLOUD far more powerful and awe inspiring than what Hollywood can produce.
Read these verses and take note what you see when the "cloud" of the Bible appears.
I Kings 8:10
To hear a sermon on the "cloud" make sure to visit www.callonjesus.com and listen to this weeks message on Mt.Sinai: Voice of God.
Be blessed and know that God is NOW available, His presence can be in YOU through faith in Jesus Christ.
Friday, March 04, 2011
I don’t understand why every time I wash my car it rains. i.m.z.s.
I don’t understand why the United States of America would rather be dependent upon oil from the Middle East, which is a ticking time bomb, than drill for oil in our own country and have cheaper gas. i.m.z.s..
I don’t understand how we can put a man on the moon yet I can’t seem to find a garage door opener that works. i.m.z.s.
I don’t understand how politicians, on both sides of the aisle, got our nation into 14.5 trillion dollars worth of debt and continue to keep their jobs. i.m.z.s.
I don’t understand how Charlie Sheen has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, in a few days, for being a lunatic and I have 1000 followers after 6 months and have a good head on my shoulders. i.m.z.s.
I can’t understand why every pro-choice person wouldn’t “pay it forward” for their parent’s choice, to NOT terminate your life. It just seems if someone CHOOSE NOT to abort YOU, that after you have enjoyed life, you would want others to have the same right to experience what you have experienced. i.m.z.s.
I can’t figure out how the spotted owl has more protection and more rights than a child within his/her mother’s womb. i.m.z.s.
It doesn’t make any sense to me that artist, writers and musicians wouldn’t want to use their gifts, ever day, to simply bring honor to God by creating music that is “heavenly” and not “worldly” i.m.z.s.
It makes ZERO sense, why any adult, would hurt any child, in any way knowing that Jesus said “It would be better for you to have a millstone tied around your neck and be thrown to the depths of the sea, than for someone to hurt a child.” i.m.z.s.
I don’t understand why going to a football game, which last 3 hours long and cost hundreds of dollars while sitting next to some guys that drink till they’re drunk is not a sacrifice, yet going to church for an hour and bringing an offering to God and sitting next to people of faith, preparing for heaven seems like a most painful experience. i.m.z.s.
It seems a tad bit strange that we would cry over a movie that is all smoke and mirrors (acting and Hollywood) and yet not shed a tear over the millions that are lost and who do NOT know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. i.m.z.s.
I will never understand how God desires to love you and forgive you of all of your sins and take you to eternity to live with him forever, yet most would rather remain locked in their sin and have choosen to reject his love and provision (John 3:16) and spend an eternity is hell. I.M.Z.S.
I can’t figure out why any person, for any reason, would every say no to Jesus. I.M.Z.S.
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