The Testimony of Jesus Is The Spirit Of Prophecy
"For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10 The Bible is full of prophecy, from Genesis to The Book Of Revelation. Let's take a look at some of those prophecies. “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1 This Psalm was written more than a thousand years before Jesus cried those words from the Cross. One can go back and forth from this Psalm to the New Testament passage of the Crucifixion and it’s very obvious how the details in the Psalm were so demonstrably fulfilled at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Look at some of those details in Psalm 22: vs 7-8: “All those who see me ridicule me, they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, ‘he trusted in the Lord, let him rescue him, let him deliver him, since he delights in him!’” Fulfilled in the New Testament: “He trusted in God, let him deliver him now IF he will have him;” Matthew 27:43 Some prophecies contain very specific details: “They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” Psalm 22:18 Fulfilled in the New Testament: “Then they crucified him, and divided his garments, casting lots…” Matthew 27:35 Consider the fact that King David, the author of the Psalm, lived more than a thousand years before Christ was on the earth! How did he know the details that Christ would fulfill a thousand years later? Some argue that Jesus knew the prophecies and deliberately fulfilled them. Well ...how did he deliberately fulfill the prophecy that he would be born in Bethlehem, especially since Mary and Joseph were from Nazareth? All the prophets prophesied concerning Christ as well. For example: "...then they will look on me whom they pierced." Zechariah 12:10 In the New Testament: "But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out." John 19:34 The birth and death of Jesus Christ were the most important events in all of history, and Satan does all he can to minimize them, or to corrupt them. Satan becomes very obvious when you examine what his focus is. His focus always is to corrupt what the Bible says about Jesus. The one thing that makes the Bible different from every other “holy” book, is prophecy. “For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times things that are not yet done…” Isaiah 46:9-10 No other religious book can include prophecy except in a very general way, because God alone knows the future. Satan knows the Bible thoroughly, and based on what has been revealed he can predict some things, especially things that he is able to cause to come about. But he cannot be accurate because except for what God has revealed, Satan does not know the future. The Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, is filled with prophecy, many in great detail. Imagine knowing a thousand years before the crucifixion that those at the crucifixion would take the garments Jesus wore and cast lots to divide them among themselves? Only God, only God alone could put such specific details of prophecy together so long before Jesus was even on the earth. “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10 If you have a heart to search for truth, do not search among the many “religious” books outside of the Word of God. They are limited to only what has already been revealed, and most of them contain blatant falsehoods; in details they will show themselves liars unable to deliver. No, search the Word of God. Ask the Spirit of God to show you the truthfulness of the Scriptures in the prophecies contained therein. There you will find truth beyond all question. More: Who Is Jesus Christ?