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00763 - Understanding Biblical Prophesy

The Old Testament is filled with prophetic messages that point to the events of the New Testament, creating a cohesive narrative that spans the entire Bible. These prophecies often provide deeper insight into God's plan and promise for humanity.

One clear example is Isaiah 7:14, which says, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." This prophecy is fulfilled in the New Testament with the birth of Jesus. Such connections between the Testaments help validate the inspiration of the Scriptures and strengthen our faith.

By studying these prophetic signposts, we gain a greater appreciation for the continuity and depth of God's word. It reveals how meticulously God orchestrated His plan of salvation, ensuring His promises were fulfilled. This understanding enhances our knowledge of the Bible and reinforces our trust in God's unwavering faithfulness.


There are 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament.


Father, help me understand the Old Testament in the context of Jesus. Amen.

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There are 351 prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament; search online for what they are.

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