The Report

In reporting a news story, the reporter is required to incorporate the factual answers to several questions which give authenticity and relevance to the story.  These questions include the who, what, when, where, how, and why of the news article.  Not only do the Gospels give the answers to these questions concerning the coming of Christ, but the same answers are prophesied many years in advance of the event!  In addition to this phenomenon of reporting, the answers to these questions are many times predicted separately by different individuals in different generations!  What are the odds of all these prophesies converging without exception on one single event in the distant future?  If you say only by the foreknowledge of an omniscient God, who saw fit to reveal it all in the fullness of His timing, you would be right!

           In fact, the scriptures are filled with prophesies concerning Jesus’ birth, life, miracles, death, resurrection, commissioning of His disciples, and the birth of His Church.  The scriptures also record the fulfillment of all these.  It also predicts His second coming, His millennial reign from the throne of David, the final judgments, and the creation of a new Heaven and a new Earth where righteousness rules.  If the astounding prophesies concerning His first coming were literally fulfilled and are now history, why would we question the revelation and literal fulfillment of the prophesies to come?

            Christian, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh – again! 

For further meditation, consider these passages. They will help to anchor your faith.

          “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed; which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  Knowing this first, that no prophesy of Scripture is of any private interpretation; for prophesy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”  I Peter 1:19-21

           “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”   2 Tim. 3:16-17