Fulfilled Prophecy

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Isaiah: 7th - 8th century BC
Daniel: 6th century BC (600 - 501 BC) (daniel is under attack)
Zechariah: 520–518 BC
Psalm: 1000 bc - 444 BC
Micah 735 - 700 BC
Prophecies about Jesus!
He was to be born in Bethlehem:
Micah 5:2 NKJV
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
His ministry would start in Galilee, not Jerusalem:
Matthew 4:13–16 NKJV
13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
He was later to enter Jerusalem, riding on a donkey!
This happened in 33 A.D. (passion week)
Commonly believed to be April 10th - April 17th 33AD
Zechariah 9:9 NKJV
9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
Biblical support that Jesus was crucified in AD 33 comes from Luke’s statement that His ministry began “in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea” (Luke 3:1).
He would teach in parables:
Matthew 13:34–35 NKJV
34 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
(Psalm 78:2)
He was to be betrayed by a friend who He ate bread with:
Psalm 41:9 NKJV
9 Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
fulfilled in John 13:18
Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver that were then used to buy the potter’s field!
Zechariah 11:12–13 NKJV
12 Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.
Matthew 27:3–8 NKJV
3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it! 5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” 7 And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
The most SHOCKING prophecy in the Bible!
This is for apologetics AND your own faith!
Why is it important to see Biblical prophecy fulfilled?
Daniel 9:2 NKJV
2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Daniel 9:20–27 NKJV
20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: 24 “Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”
70 weeks to:
finish the transgression
make an end of sins
make reconciliation for iniquity
bring in everlasting righteousness
seal up vision & prophecy
to anoint the Most Holy
From the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the prince -> 69 weeks.
After 69 weeks, the Messiah shall be cut off, not for Himself.
The people of the prince-to-come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary
What is a “week”?
the Hebrew word translated as week ( ועּבְׁ ש (simply refers to a set of seven – the Torah describes weeks of days (cf. Ex. 20:11), weeks of weeks (cf. Lev. 23:16), and weeks of years (cf. Duet. 15:1). OT scholar William Nelson states that these seventy sets of seven are “usually construed by commentators as seventy weeks of years…
When was the current idea of “year” introduced?
However, recognizing these weeks as sets of seven years does not resolve every variable because the modern definition of a year is based on the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced in AD 1582 – nearly two millennia after Daniel lived.
How long is a prophetic year?
There is considerable support that a biblical year is 360 days and consists of 12 months of 30 days each. For example, Genesis states that the water of Noah’s flood began to rise during the seventeenth day of the second month and that the ark finally rested on the seventeenth day of the seventh month (cf. Gen. 7:11, 8:4). Hence, there was exactly five months between the rise of the waters and the resting of the ark. Since these five months are equated to “[one] hundred and fifty days” (Gen. 8:3), Genesis appears to utilize 30-day months.
The 360-day year is especially supported in Revelation when 1,260 days, 42 months, and 3.5 years are all compared to each other (cf. Rev. 11:2-3, 12:6-14). A 360-day year consisting of 12 months of 30 days each enables the mathematics of this comparison to succeed, seeing as 1,260 days divided by 42 months equals 30 days, while 1,260 days divided by 3.5 years equals 360 days per year
Extra-biblical evidence for 360-day year:
Extrabiblical evidence for the ancient use of a 360-day year can be found in Babylonian tablets which predate the seventh century BC. Concerning said tablets, historians Hunger and Steele note that “in the schematic calendar, months are assumed to always contain 30 days, and the year to contain 12 months, making a total of 360 days in a year.” 5
How many days is 69 weeks of years?
Affirming the position that a biblical year is indeed 360 days, Daniel’s 69 weeks of years can be converted into 173,880 days – 69 sets of seven years is equal to 483 total years, while 483 years consisting of 360 days equals 173,880 total days.
When was the command to rebuild Jerusalem?
The command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
This happened in Nisan of 444 BC (the first month of the hebrew calendar)
Nehemiah 2:1–8 NKJV
1 And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, that I took the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad in his presence before. 2 Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” So I became dreadfully afraid, 3 and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?” 4 Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” 6 Then the king said to me (the queen also sitting beside him), “How long will your journey be? And when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. 7 Furthermore I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given to me for the governors of the region beyond the River, that they must permit me to pass through till I come to Judah, 8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he must give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel which pertains to the temple, for the city wall, and for the house that I will occupy.” And the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me.
Calculating the weeks:
To add Daniel’s 69 weeks of years to Nisan of 444 BC, these biblical years must first be converted into Julian years. This can be done by simplifying the 483 biblical years into 173,880 days (483 multiplied by 360) and then converting these days into Julian years, which results in 476 Julian years and 21 days (173,880 divided by 365.25). Because Artaxerxes’ decree was issued in the spring of 444 BC, adding 476 years and 21 days to this event concludes in the year AD 33.
Starting in April of 444 BC, add 173,880 days gives you:
To add further credibility to Daniel’s prophecy, if the exact month of Artaxerxes’ decree is considered then the calculation is accurate with an even further degree of precision. Since Nisan consists of 30 days, Artaxerxes’ decree was issued sometime between approximately March 4 and April 1 of 444 BC. When Daniel’s 69 weeks of years are added to this range of dates, the conclusion is March 23 to April 22 of AD 33, which encompasses the commonly accepted date for Jesus’ Passion Week!
Since the decree was given sometime between March 4th - April 1st of 444 BC, 69 weeks of years brings us to some time between March 23rd - April 22 of 33AD!
What about that 70th week!
The Antichrist is prophesied!
Daniel 9:27 (NKJV)
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”
Consummation: complete destruction
Luke 21:34–36 NKJV
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
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