With Christmas running towards us faster than a child that sees you eating candy, the birth of Jesus is something fresh on a lot of our minds.
If you were to spend even 5 minutes online researching how the birth of Jesus was prophesied from years and years prior, you would immediately learn how jaw-droppingly intricate God works. Better yet though, you can just keep reading, and maybe that’ll suffice your interest! We have collected a lot of research that helps you track all of the prophesies made about Jesus and His coming, well ahead of His birth.
A Few Essential Prophesies
Let me give you a quick rundown on a few prophecies that were told in the Old Testimate that came true and acknowledged in the New Testimate.
- In Zechariah 9:9 it says “…Behold your King is coming to you, righteous and having salvation is he. Humble and mounted on a donkey…”
If we all know a pinnacle story of Jesus in his later years according to Matthew 21 that he rode into the town of Jerusalem as people praised him as the one coming in the name of the Lord.
- Isaiah prophesied in the book of Isaiah 7 verse 14, “…Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call him Immanuel.”
Again the essential story of the birth of Jesus was a virgin birth from Mary was this exact statement.
- Micah 5:2 foretold about the Messiah being born in the town of Bethlehem. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
Which the most exciting thing about that is Mary and Joseph only went to Bethlehem because of the census being taken during that exact time, otherwise they wouldn’t have even been there. On top of that was how the scribes knew Jesus would be there because of that very prophesy! Talk about perfectly timed circumstances!
Those are just 3 examples, and there are plenty more out there worth exploring, but I feel like these would suffice to prove the point of a vital Biblical truth. That truth is that God is in the business of having a purpose.
A God With Purpose
What else could we possibly conclude to other than with this amount of colliding circumstances, that our God says, does, and works with purpose.
Our God is not some chaotic entity that just “works the bad things out for good” and then lifts His hands in the air saying “Well, I did the best I could!” No. That’s not the God that I see in the Bible.
I see a God who not only made known VERY early on that Jesus was coming to be the Savior for the world, but He is the same God that saw us and wove us in our mother’s wombs.
Therefore, if everything I’m saying is true based on the proof given, and we believe in a God that is full of purpose, how much more then does our own lives have just as much purpose! Don’t think for a second that your life is without purpose or plan because there are years of experience to prove that false.
A Life With A Purpose
Christmas isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. I’m very conscious of the fact that this holiday season is sometimes very hard for a large number of people. Family being far, not having family, being in a new city not knowing a lot of people, money being tight, and the list goes on and on.
If you find this being you, or maybe someone you know, remind them or yourself that these circumstances do not dictate what is the truth. Since you serve a God of purpose, your life, especially in the Christmas season, also has way more purpose than what you can see in front of you.
If you’re finding a hard time seeing the purpose, look to the One who has created you and continually has your purpose and life and story in mind.