Benjamin Watson (NFL, NEP) wrote this paragraph:
"As we celebrate the birth of Christ, remember that the cataclysmic and joyous events we celebrate were not coincidental but were foretold hundreds of years in advance. The probability of one person fulfilling a fraction of the over 300 prophecies would be nearly impossible, but to fulfill them ALL proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the newborn babe was indeed God in the flesh.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
The Old Testament prophesized a king would be coming to save the people. It was prophesized 700 years before it happened. Isaiah the prophet wrote about it:
Isaiah 7:14”Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
700 years later the New Testament proclaimed and it happened in Gospels. Matthew is telling about it:
Matthew 1:21-23 “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").
God came to rescue us. He sent a baby who’s name was Jesus. The Messiah, God in human flesh. Jesus was incarnate and grew as a sinless man to later die on the cross for us. Today, is about that gift. If you have not thought much about it or ever accepted the gift of salvation, please consider an unwrapped gift under the tree you have never opened. Jesus loves you so much He died for you. The prophecy tells us consistently there was a man named Jesus and He was a descendent of King David. He died on the Cross for us. Today, we praise Him for all He has done. We celebrate His “birth” story and “birth” day. I celebrate, the token of seeing His love so much that He knew prophesy of His birth was necessary for some to believe. He is so good to us! Immanuel❤️ Merry Christmas!