Content

Devotionals

About Us

Links

CONTRIBUTORS

For the Kingdom!

Dr. Gordon E. Johnson
Essays on the Cross -English and Spanish

 

Dr. Arnold Cook
"Are you making your MIFG?"

 

Rev. Del McKenzie
Essays on the Spirit-filled life.

 

Dr. Paul King
Editor of Classic-Christianity

 

Rev. Bill McLeod
Judgment - Could it be?

 

Reflections
Views on the News

 

Rev. Arnold Reimer
Crisis and Fulness

Daily Devotional

<Previous Day


by K. Neill Foster

PDA Version here

for November 25, 2017

The Scriptures Are to Be Fulfilled

Text: "These things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled . . ." John 19:36.

One of the constant refrains of the four Gospels is that events took place in the life of Jesus in order for the Scriptures to be fulfilled. In fact, one of the ways in which the messiahship of Jesus Christ is argued is the focus on the fulfillment of Scripture in His life.

Implicit in these ideas is the concept that prophecy is intended to be fulfilled. In the Old Testament, a prophet whose predictions did not come true was in danger of a hail of stones. Even the Old Testament prophet who got it right in his prophesying but carried a cunning heart was not to be trusted (Deuteronomy 13 and 18). The oft-repeated theme of prophetic fulfillment in the life of Christ is therefore of the highest importance.

Among occultists, prophecies that do not come true are of no consequence. It is expected and accepted. Not so in the kingdom of God. It matters tremendously that Jesus was born of a virgin, that He was born in Bethlehem, that His bones were not broken, that His side was pierced.

The list of fulfilled prophecies in the New Testament is both too long and too powerful to be ignored.

-knf