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GOD

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came into being through Him,
and apart from Him nothing came into being
that has come into being.

LIFE

In Him was life,
and the life was the Light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was the true Light
which, coming into the world,
enlightens every man.

UNKNOWN

He was in the world,
and the world was made through Him,
and the world did not know Him.
He came to His own,
and those who were His own
did not receive Him.

BORN OF GOD

But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right
to become children of God,
even to those who believe in His name,
who were born,
not of blood
nor of the will of the flesh
nor of the will of man,
but of God.

GLORY, GRACE, AND TRUTH

And the Word became flesh,
and dwelt among us,
and we saw His glory,
glory as of the only begotten from the Father,
full of

grace 

and

truth.

For of His fullness we have all received,
and grace upon grace.

For the Law was given through Moses;
grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

GOD REVEALED

No one has seen God at any time;
the only begotten God
who is in the bosom of the Father,
He has explained Him.

John 1:1-5, 9-14, 16-18 NASB


Happy Incarnation Day and Merry Christmas!

See you again soon

Ben

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Joseph, I need to talk to you.

[Joseph is working at a lathe]

Yes, dear one?

I really need your full attention. This is important, and it’s not easy for me to say.

I’m sorry—just let me finish this last turn.

There, this chair leg is done. I’m listening. What’s going on?

Can we go somewhere and sit down? It would be better if we were sitting.

Sure, love. What is it? You’re making me nervous.

[they sit]

I’m not sure how to tell you this. I’ve been fretting about it for days. I don’t know how to explain what has happened.

What has happened, what do you mean, what has happened?

What has happened?

Well, do you remember about a week ago, when you came to Abba’s house for dinner and I was very quiet? You kept asking me if something was wrong, and I really never answered you. I think you may have gone home in a bit of a huff, feeling ignored.

Yes, I remember. Your whole appearance was a bit—I don’t know—different that day. Really, it has been ever since. You’ve been very quiet. Is everything alright?

Have you ever had an experience with God, you know, like in the scriptures, visitations, angels, anything like that?

No, not really, though there have been times, during my meditations, that I’ve felt the presence of something, God’s Spirit, I suppose you would say. But, I’ve never seen anything, if that’s what you mean.

Yes, that’s what I mean. Well, I saw something the other night.

Really? What was it? Tell me about it.

It was just after my evening prayers about a week ago. I rose to turn down the lamp, when, without warning, what looked like a man appeared in my chamber. He stood, blocking the door, so I backed up as best I could and put my chair between us.

Who was this man? Who would dare enter your chamber?

Wait Joseph, let me finish.

I knew he couldn’t be a man because he—how can I describe him—he was radiant. He could see that his appearance frightened me so he took a step back and then he began to speak.

"Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."

This began to draw me away from fear and toward confusion. What did mean by “The Lord is with you?” Why would anyone call me “favored?” It was an odd greeting.

“Do not be afraid, Mary;” he continued, “for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

Conceive? Bear a son?

Hear me out, Joseph. This visitor continued,

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”

Wait—what are you saying?

Joseph, let me finish. I didn’t understand either. I asked him “How can this be since I am a virgin?” Then the angel said,

"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.”

[standingDid this man touch you—violate you?

It wasn’t a man Joseph, it was an angel. Please sit down, Joseph. The same angel that appeared to my uncle Zachariah before Elizabeth conceived.

[still standingDid this angel violate you?

No, but it did happen just as he said it would. I am with child, Joseph. Somehow God Himself has given me this child?

That’s not how it works, Mary. If you are with child, you know how it happened.
Was it the man who came into your chamber?
Did you know him?
Do I know him?
I could have you stoned! You know that, right?
How could you do this to me—to us?
Why would you throw away our future like this?

Joseph, stop it. [beginning to cry] It’s not like that. I have never known a man in that way. How could you think such a thing?

But, you are with child—pregnant. That’s what you’re telling me? And you’re saying that God made you pregnant without the aid of a man. This is too much to take in.

I love you, Mary, and I will not make a public spectacle of you. But you have disgraced yourself. You have disgraced me—my family—your own family. What am I to do?

Oh Joseph, please believe me.

I cannot believe this. It’s too much, Mary. I’m not sure I could believe it, even if God Himself told me. These things just don’t happen. Not here. Not now.

I won’t shame you. I’ll just get the lawyers to draw up papers of divorce and we’ll be done.

Joseph, no, please.

No Mary, it’s too much.

[Joseph storms out, Mary is left crying, alone.]


To read the original story, see Luke 1:26-55

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As a followup to the story of David I posted yesterday, 'Small Beginnings,' I thought I would re-post some comments from last Christmas. We look at Joseph, Mary's husband, and his relationship to David.

Here's the post from last year:

Have you ever wondered why Joseph lineage traced back to David? I mean, after all, he had no “blood in the game” so to speak. Jesus was "seed of the woman." Joseph was Jesus’ step-father.

I’ve heard it taught that Joseph’s lineage was what give Jesus right to the throne, but wouldn’t there have to be blood for that to be true?

His kingly blood came from momma Mary.

Joseph’s part was not one of blood.

Joseph had one very important part of the puzzle. His lineage took them back to that little town of Bethlehem.

Micah foretold an eternal ruler’s beginning.

"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,Too little to be among the clans of Judah,From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.His goings forth are from long ago,From the days of eternity." - Micah 5:2 NASB

The census decreed by Caesar in the fullness of Mary’s pregnancy required them to go to her husband’s ancestral home town for the counting.

It amazes me. Decade upon decade I’ve read these accounts of our Lord’s birth, and yet every reading exposes another layer. How complex and complete is our Lord’s mastery of time and events! I do so love You Lord.

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Merry Christmas.

Ben

Psalm 100

[A Psalm of praise.]

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.

For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:1-5 KJV

Psalm 100:1-5 KJV

I stuck with the good old KJV on this one because the words are so familiar and ignite in me worship from a deep place.

Take a minute to notice the active verbs in this psalm.

Make
Serve
Come
Know
Enter

Let's make our Thanksgiving an active and intentional demonstration of worship today and every day.

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Ben

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Jesus does not save us from God!

Have you ever heard the “God of the Old Testament” pitted against the Jesus of the gospels?

It’s as if the God we learn of in the OT books is a cantankerous old man who destroys all things pleasant or happy.

It’s as if God wanted nothing more than to crush anyone who did not walk in every single statute perfectly.

It’s as if Jesus came to save us from God!

Or perhaps you think Jesus came to save us from hell. (That’s pretty much the same thing, in my book, since it’s not the devil’s hell, but God’s.)

But here is the gospel, the good news:

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21

Let’s be clear—Jesus is the God of the Old Testament. As it says in Hebrews opening gambit:

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, - Hebrews 1:3

The Bible never tells us that God changed. In fact, it tells us that God is unchangeable. (1 Samuel 15:29)

It doesn’t tell us that God used to hate us, but now that Jesus came, He is OK with the human race. Nope—He’s the same today as He was yesterday and in the beginning.

What’s really awesome about this bit, is that when you look at Jesus and see the way He walked in life, you're seeing God’s heart in the flesh. There is nothing in Jesus’ ministry that is not in God the Father. And there is nothing in God the Father that Jesus didn’t carry.

When John tells us God is Love, (1 John 4:8) He’s not telling us God became love, but that the essence of God is, was and always will be love.

I know - this is all such basic stuff, but I want you to let it sink in a bit.

God the Father is a lover, who loves you with an unchanging, enduring love.

But Sin

On the other hand, sin is your enemy.

It’s sin that Jesus came to save us from.

It’s sin that breaks God the Father’s heart because it tears the object of His love away from Him.

It is sin that separates us from the one who made us and then gave His life to buy us back.

It’s sin that required a veil in the temple.

In the Garden of Eden, there was no veil. In the garden man and God walked together with no filter.

Then

Temptation entered the scene.

Sin entered.

Separation entered.

Death entered.

God the Father still wanted to walk with man, but there needed to be a veil—a barrier between us.

The bible calls Jesus that veil. The one mediator between God and man. (Hebrews 10:201 Timothy 2:5)

He came to break down that wall of separation—to save us from our sin.

Hallelujah

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Walk in the light and keep shining.

Ben

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. - 1 Samuel 16:13 ESV

Aside from a couple mentions in the book of Ruth, this is the first time we meet David in God’s Word. As I read the account in the ESV, the sentence in the middle of the verse really struck me.

“And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward.”

It got me wondering about the Hebrew word translated “rushed upon” and how it was used elsewhere.

First I looked at other translations of this same verse and found:

and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward- KJV

and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward - AMP

From that day on, the Spirit of Adonai would fall upon David with power - CJV

the Spirit of the Lord took control of David and stayed with him from then on - CEV

From that day on, the Lord’s Spirit entered David with power. - ICB

and the Spirit of the LORD prospered David from that day forward. - JUB

and the Spirit of Jehovah came upon him and gave him great power from that day onward. - TLB

The Spirit of God entered David like a rush of wind, God vitally empowering him for the rest of his life. MSG

and the Spirit of the Lord was directed into David from that day forth - WYC

and prosper over David doth the Spirit of Jehovah from that day and onwards - YLT

Next, I found that this word - tsalach  - is most often translated as “prospered” or “prosperous.” Often it’s translated “success” or some derivative thereof.

While we see times in the life of David when the Spirit comes upon him, like when he is playing the harp for the foul spirited King Saul, by and large, David’s life is marked by a general prosperity.

Don’t get me wrong—time and time again, he finds himself up against a wall (literally) or trapped in a cave, or besieged in his own palace. But as he sets his eyes to seeking the face of the Lord, the Lord brings success.

Sometimes, as with the lion and the bear and the giant, it does seem like mighty power. But there are times when it looks more like wisdom beyond his years, like when he spares his adversary’s life. Other times it looks like just plain courage.

Did you know that the anointing that was on David, King of Israel, is available to you? Do you realize that God wants to anoint you in such a way that the Spirit of the Lord will “rush on” you “from this day forward” too?

It may not mean that all your days will be peachy—far from it. But the Lord has promised that through all your circumstances He will take all the ugly and all the good and create your ultimate prosperity of body, soul, and spirit.

WOW - that’s good news.

If God is for us—who can be against us?

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by.

I hope this little word study blesses your day.

See you again soon,

Ben

Thanks to BibleGateway.com for the translations. You can see more and figure out what each translation is here.

And thanks to http://blb.sc/005F2OBlueLetterBible.org for the definitions and word count info.

Yesterday, we looked at the fact that Jesus is the express image of God and to see God we should look at Jesus. But as I promised, I want to see where Jesus took this truth next as He answered Philip’s request:

Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." - John 14:8

Here is the passage again, with my highlighting:

Again, it would be awesome if you would read this aloud:

Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. "In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him. ~ John 14:9-21

Jesus, the way to know God

So along with telling the boys how they could see God, how they could get to know God’s character and nature, He was going to take this conversation to another destination.

The first paragraph of His answer basically goes like this. You have seen God because He lives in Me, and you have seen Me, the things I do and the words I say, show you exactly who God is.

And as we saw yesterday in Hebrews 1, He is not just the “good parts version” of the immutable (unchangeable) God, He is the “exact representation of His nature” (from Hebrews 1:3.)

The Other Shoe

After making it clear to the disciples that He was how they were to see God, He explains that in the very same way, they were, and we are, a way for people to see and know God.

Each reason Jesus gives Philip for seeing the Father through Himself, He turns around and explains how they will have the same ability to present or should I say re-present the Father to those they touch.

The same Spirit that was in Christ, “will be in you.” The same works that Christ used to demonstrate the character and nature of the Father, “he will do also; and greater works than these he will do.”

Just as Jesus spoke only what He heard the Father say, His promise to the boys comes down like this:

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. - John 14:26

Honestly, this revelation is a bit of a world rocker to me. I can be such a screw up at times. I hurt the people I love on a regular basis because my head is stuck where the sun does not shine, and I am thinking about my agenda, my needs, my…self, and that is NOTHING LIKE GOD.

But THIS is His plan. The master plan, set in place before the foundations, before time, before sin, before life as we know it.

If you are in a covenant relationship with Jesus Christ, His idea is that when people see you, they would be looking at the Father. [Boy, that feels downright blasphemous, doesn’t it?] [Click here to tweet it anyway]

OK – let’s not get all arrogant-n-stuff, because we fall, we fail, and that’s on a good day. But the fact is, when men and women look at YOU and ME, because of the new creation, the new heart, the new covenant, God, using His infinite power, gives your circle of influence a glimpse of the Almighty.

When they look at you, they see God, and when they see you fall, and God lift you up, they see their own need for God, their own need for “my Glory and the Lifter of my head.”

I know, crazy, right?

Lord, today, this day, shine through my successes and my failures, so those around me can see You, and are drawn to the Lover of their souls.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by.

See you again soon. In the mean time…

Shine where you're screwed in.

Ben

Hi all,

Today and tomorrow I'm going to re-air 2 posts from three years ago about the nature of Jesus. I think these two posts will bless you and I pray we would together turn our eyes toward Jesus. Here we go.

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Let's dig into Jesus’ answer to Philip’s request:

Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." - John 14:8

Have you been pondering this passage?

Here is what jumps out at me – Now normally I would put all these words in red, this being Another Red Letter Day, but today I am going to paint a just a few words in blue so they stand out.

It would be awesome if you read this out loud (or out quiet) but I want it to be oral. The more faculties you involve the more tuned in you are, so let’s have a faculty party today.

Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. "After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. "In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." ~ John 14:9-21

I know, that is kind of a big chunk of scripture for a blog post, but as you can see from what is highlighted, there are some pretty strong ties from top to bottom.

Here is what I saw as I pondered this passage.

There are two (or maybe three) aspects Jesus emphasizes, that He says will enable us to see the Father.

Indwelling, or cohabitation

The first is the fact that, as He says, “I am in the Father.” This He says three times, and two of these are followed with “and the Father is in Me.” He tells Philip and the rest of the disciples that they can know God. They can “see the Father” right before their eyes because Jesus is indwelt by the Father.

The best way for them to see God was to look at Jesus.

Words and Works

The second way they could see God was to look at the things Jesus was saying and doing, His words and works. He actually tells them that if they were not sure what to believe about Jesus’ relationship with God, this indwelling thing, they should believe just because of the works He was doing. He was… – well as Luke tells us:

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. - Acts 10:38

Jesus, because God was with Him, the Spirit of God dwelling on the inside, did works that demonstrated God, His character, and nature.

We read again in my favorite of all scriptures (I am pretty sure this is the top of my top ten list:)

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, - Hebrews 1:1-3

We see here that Jesus is not "like" God, fuzzy around the edges, like what the prophets taught, according to verse 1. Instead, Jesus is the “exact representation of His nature.” He is not a partial image, where He is only depicting "the good parts" of who God is, but Jesus is a complete revelation of God. If you don’t find it in Jesus, it is not in God. Jesus is the complete study guide to God the Father. Jesus is perfect theology. [Tweet This] There is nothing in Jesus that is not in God, and there is nothing in God that is not in Jesus. And God has seen to it that what is recorded in the Word about Jesus is enough of a revelation for us to know the Father.

So my first takeaway is pretty simple. The best way to know God, and what God is like is to look at Jesus, His words and His works. He, Jesus, tells us this repeatedly and these other passages reinforce this idea, that He only ever did what God was doing, or would do, and His words were coming straight from the throne of God.

But Jesus does not stop here. He does not simply say, you want to see God look at Me! He takes it to a place that changes everything.

Come back tomorrow, and we will see as the other shoe drops.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by.

See you again soon. In the mean time…

Shine where you are screwed in.

Ben

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I heard a great phrase last week from one of the speakers at a conference I attended. Mark Chironna said we need to slow down to the speed of revelation.

The simple point was that we get fixated on reading through the scriptures. Maybe we have a goal of reading in large chunks every day. I actually saw a website that suggested that if you weren’t reading six chapters of the Bible every day you should not call yourself a Christian. (Legalist much?)

Mark Chironna’s point was that God wants to speak to us through His Word, and if we are just powering through, we’ll miss it. Sometimes we need to slow down and listen.

We need to slow down. Let God speak.

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” - Matthew 4:4 ESV

It’s important to understand that this verse does not say every word God wrote in His book, but every word that comes out of His mouth. God speaks today. Much of what He wants you to hear is in His word the Bible, and much of it comes through revelation as we meditate on His written word. Still more comes through our conversations with Him. It must all be poured through His written word, and it must all be measured against our plumb line—Jesus—the Word of God in flesh and bone.

Once more, when we read His Word, we need to slow down. Let Him speak directly to your soul as you mull it over, chew it, swallow it. Drink deeply of the living water. Let His word permeate you. Let it fill you. Let is satisfy you.

Mark shared that the ancients would sometimes sit with one verse for weeks and let it speak.

I remember a couple years back doing that with John 14. I spent almost a year just going back to it over and over again. And today, when I go back there, what I learned in that year is still there, but there is always fresh bread on the table as God continues to feed me from these everlasting words.

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Slow down to the speed of Revelation with me,

Ben

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Proclamation Ornaments
Proclamation Ornaments

A few years back my dear one, Corinne, was listening to a radio preacher – Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding Ministries. (http://www.lwf.org/)

At that time they were selling what they called “Proclamation Ornaments.” It is a set of tree ornaments with an Old Testament Prophecy and on the back of the ornament was the New Testament fulfillment. They were intended to be an advent devotion tool, one ornament for each day of December leading up to Christmas day.

By the time we got them our kids were in High School and College so it was not practical for us to have daily family time with everyone present.

So the first year we got them, we bought a little tree which we set up in the room with our main tree, and as we opened presents that year, you would open a present, and then you would take an ornament and look up the Old Testament and New Testament passage.

I will not say it was easy to stay on track all day, but it really added to our Christmas. We don’t do it every year, but we have done it a number of times, and by the time you are done you have such a wonderful sense of assurance in your redeemer.

BenDirector3CroppedI thought I would lay them out for you here. They do go right through Christ life so it would work well for Easter as well.

Merry Christmas

Ben

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Day one - Son of God
Day one - Son of God
Day 1 Son of God
Prophecy Psalm 2:7
Fulfillment John 3:16
Day One Fulfillment
Day One Fulfillment
Day 2 Seed of a Woman
Prophecy Genesis 3:15
Fulfillment Galations 4:4
Day 3 Savior
Prophecy Isaiah 42:5-7
Fulfillment Matthew 1:21
Day 4 Born of a virgin
Prophecy Isaiah 7:14
Fulfillment Matthew 1:18-25
Day 5 Born in Bethlehem
Prophecy Micah 5:2
Fulfillment Luke 2:4-7
Day 6 The Way Prepared
Prophecy Isaiah 40:3-5
Fulfillment Matthew 3:1-3
Day 7 Teacher
Prophecy Psalm 78:3-4
Fulfillment Matthew 13:34-35
Day 8 Deliverer and Healer
Prophecy Isaiah 61:1-3
Fulfillment Luke 4:16-21
Day 9 Rejected by Men
Prophecy Isaiah 53:3
Fulfillment John 1:11
Day 10 Triumphal Entry
Prophecy Zechariah 9:9
Fulfillment Matthew 21:1-11
Day 11 Betrayed
Prophecy Zechariah 11:12-13
Fulfillment Matthew 26:14-16 & 27:3-10
Day 12 The Disciples Scattered
Prophecy Zechariah 13:7
Fulfillment Matthew 26:31,55-56
Day 13 Accused by False Witnesses
Prophecy Psalm 35:11
Fulfillment Mark 14:57-58
Day 14 The Silent Lamb
Prophecy Isaiah 53:7
Fulfillment Matthew 27:12-14
Day 15 Reviled and Mocked
Prophecy Psalm 22:6-7
Fulfillment Matthew 27:39-44
Day 16 Lots Cast for His Garments
Prophecy Psalm 22:18
Fulfillment John 19:23-24
Day 17 Not a Bone Broken
Prophecy Psalm 34:20
Fulfillment John 19:31-37
Day 18 Pierced for our Transgressions
Prophecy Isaiah 53:5
Fulfillment Luke 23:33 & John 19:34
Day 19 Buried with the Rich
Prophecy Isaiah 53:9
Fulfillment Matthew 27:57-60
Day 20 He Arose
Prophecy Psalm 16:9-10
Fulfillment Matthew 28:2-7
Day 21 The Righteous One
Prophecy Jeremiah 23:5-6
Fulfillment 2 Corinthians 5:21
Day 22 He Ascended!
Prophecy Psalm 68:18
Fulfillment Mark 16:19
Day 23 The Cornerstone
Prophecy Psalm 118:21-23
Fulfillment Acts 4:11-12
Day 24 He is Coming Again
Prophecy Isaiah 9:7
Fulfillment Revelation 19:11-16
The Ultimate Promise!
The Ultimate Promise!
Day 25 Jesus
Fulfillment Luke 1:26-35 & Luke 2:1-20 & Matthew 2:1-12
The Ultimate Fulfillment
The Ultimate Fulfillment