Welcome to A Journey through the New Testament! In this series, we will systematically journey through every chapter in the New Testament, unveiling the marvelous insights that can be found in the scriptures.
The Word of the Lord is established truth. When God speaks a thing, it doesn't matter whether it has occurred or not; it shall come to pass. Two reasons shed light on this. First, the Word of the Lord possesses creative power, capable of bringing into existence what did not previously exist. Second, God's foresight and foreknowledge grant Him the ability to perceive and experience events before they unfold in the earthly timeline.
This divine ability forms the bedrock of prophecy. Prophecy is a gift that enables individuals to peer into or declare things according to God's foreknowledge. The Lord grants His prophets the capacity to peer into eternity, revealing matters they should not naturally know. These revelations are subsequently proclaimed as prophecy to God's people.
The prophecies of the Old Testament serve as a prime example. These prophets had already encountered Christ (through visions) long before His earthly arrival. Micah, one of these prophets, declared in Micah 5:2:
"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."
The King of kings, Jesus, was indeed born in Bethlehem, just as foretold. As we continue reading, we'll witness how Matthew seamlessly connects the dots between these Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in the life of Christ.
Written by Kareem Flowers, Sunrise with Jesus
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