The Prophecies that Jesus Spoke, Fulfilled

May 19, 2015 by

COPYRIGHT WARNING

The predictions that Jesus spoke, as recorded in the New Testament:

If any person speaks a word of prophecy in seeking to predict a future event and that event does not come to pass exactly as it was described, that person is a false prophet. The test of a true prophecy from the one true God is whether all the words come to pass precisely as they were predicted, with one-hundred percent accuracy. Even the smallest failure in any part of any prophetic utterance is an indication that the prophecy is false and that the person speaking the words is a false prophet. The people of God are to not listen to any such words or persons who make these predictions.

Deuteronomy 18:20-22 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. 21. And if you say in your heart, “How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?”—22. when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. –Deuteronomy 18:20-22

Because all of the words that Jesus spoke came to pass precisely as He said they would, He passes the test of a true prophet of God; and His words should be heeded.

The following are the fourteen predictions that Jesus made while He was present on the earth, that have already been fulfilled.

Prediction 1: The words of Jesus would last forever, an attribute that can only be ascribed to God.

Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

For Jesus to utter these words before those who heard Him, it is certain that He wanted His listeners to understand that He was claiming to be the Eternal God. Jesus was not simply saying that the words He was speaking would be talked about forever; He was stating that every word He spoke about future events would come to pass exactly as all of the other prophecies which are spoken in the Old Testament would come to pass. In fulfillment of His prophecies, not a single word that Jesus spoke has failed to be fulfilled exactly as He said.

Prediction 2: Mary of Bethany and her great act of Love

Matthew 26:11-13 “For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.

The event that Jesus is describing was—Mary of Bethany anointing His feet with costly aromatic oil.

Jesus predicted that because of this awesome act of love that Mary bestowed upon Him, wherever the Good News of Jesus Christ is spoken of, people all over the world will hear what Mary has done. The fact that this event has been recorded in the narrative of the New Testament, and you are reading it today, is a testimony to the surety that what Jesus said has been fulfilled.

Prediction 3: Jesus will be betrayed by one of His closest friends.

Matthew 26:21-25 Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?” He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me. The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.

Although Judas was one of Jesus’ closest friends and had an opportunity to know intimately who He is, he chose to betray the Lord. The fact that Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him before it happened, as well as the precise details for how it would take place, is truly amazing. At the last supper, in the upper room where the disciples had gathered to have a night of fellowship with Jesus, the place of honor at Jesus’ right hand was given to Judas. Even at the very end of His ministry, Jesus was reaching out to Judas to love Him and persuade Him by His gentle grace, to not do what was in his heart. Jesus’ efforts to rescue Judas from himself were not successful. Not because the Lord could not save Judas, but because Judas was not willing.

Luke 22:47-48 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?

Prediction 4: On the night that Jesus was arrested, all His disciples will abandon Him.

Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

This prophecy was fulfilled immediately after the Roman soldiers came to arrest Jesus at the garden of Gethsemane on the night before He was crucified. This event so traumatized the disciples, that they scattered and were afraid to even be identified with Jesus.

The incident that Jesus speaks of was fulfilled in Matthew’s Gospel Chapter 26:56.

Matthew 26:56 “But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.

The prophecy that Jesus is quoting from, in the Old Testament, is detailed in Prophecy 358.

Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Prediction 5: Peter will deny three times that he knows Jesus.

Matthew 26:33-34 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.” Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.

Peter sincerely believed that he really loved Jesus with all of his heart. He felt that even under the most difficult of circumstances, he would remain faithful to his Lord. When the moment of testing arrived, Peter failed miserably; and he felt immediately, the sting of personal disappointment that we all feel when we deny the Lord in our life.

Jesus did not inform Peter in advance of his denial to discourage or disparage him. Jesus wanted Peter to understand that what we often confess with our mouths is not always lived out in our lives. Our sincerity is often hindered by our fears, insecurities, and inability to do what we say we are going to do.

When Jesus predicted Peter’s denial, He was putting His reputation as a prophet on public display. If what Jesus predicted did not come to pass, He would be forever labeled as a false prophet (Deuteronomy 18:22), making it impossible that He could be the promised Messiah. The facts are that Jesus knew exactly what He was saying, and the reality of those words rang in Peter’s ears the very moment he realized that he had done precisely what Jesus had predicted.

Matthew 26:69-75 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.” And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.” But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!” And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.” Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.

Luke records the intimate details of that moment, when Peter realized that what Jesus had told him would happen, actually took place. Amazingly, Jesus told Peter that He would deny Him not once, but on three separate occasions.

Luke 22:61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.

Prediction 6: Jesus prophesied that the elders and chief priests would cause Him to suffer many things, be killed, and raised on the third day.

Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem as a tiny baby, He walked the halls of heaven and ruled the universe with absolute power and authority. When He came to earth and began His public ministry at the age of thirty, He was following a carefully scripted plan for His life that was prepared for Him before the foundation of the earth.

The reason that Jesus told His disciples that He would go back to Jerusalem and be arrested, beaten, and crucified was so that after these things happened, they would remember that the Lord had predicted each one. More importantly, these men would record the fulfillment of what Jesus had predicted and tell this story to all of us, as they are written in the record of the New Testament. The fact that Jesus knew what would happen and was able to tell us before the events took place is a confirmation of His claim to be God and that He is the promised Messiah.

Prediction 7: Jesus tells His disciples that He will be killed specifically at Jerusalem.

Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem… and be killed…

Jesus specifically stated that He would be put to death in Jerusalem. Of all the hundreds of cities that could have been chosen, Jesus predicts that He will be put to death in the city of David. This was important, because the Messiah was prophesied to die here, in fulfillment of eleven Old Testament prophecies.

Knowing what He was going to suffer, before the events took place, it is hard to imagine how Jesus was able to allow evil men to torture Him the way that they did. At no time was anyone in control of the events of Jesus’ death other than He. Jesus boldly declared that He had the power to lay His life down, and He had the power to take it back again in Resurrection.

John 10:18 No one takes (MY life) from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.

The Lord intentionally appointed crucifixion as the form of death that the Messiah would die by. It was because of crucifixion’s visual horror, that God chose this method of death as a statement to the world of His hatred of sin. It is apparent that He wanted to display the great wrath that God has for sin, as well as the great cost involved to make eternal life possible. If our sins were of no great consequence, it is for certain that the Father would never have allowed His only Son to die by such graphic and horrific means. Today, when a man is convicted of a capital crime, He may be put to death by lethal injection. The condemned simply falls asleep peacefully and never wakes again. Jesus was dying for the sins of the whole world; therefore, His death had to be by a graphic and vicious presentation—to fully illustrate to us the seriousness of our sin and the great cost that was necessary to make our salvation possible.

Jesus told His disciples that He would go up to Jerusalem, and there—He would “suffer many things and be killed.” Everything that Jesus said came to pass exactly as He predicted.

Luke 23:33 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.

Prediction 8: Jesus predicted that He would die By Crucifixion.

Matthew 26:1-2 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

When God predicts a future event in the Old Testament, He does so with precision and accuracy. In John Chapter 10, Jesus repeatedly states that He is God and the words He speaks are the words of the Living God (John 20:29, 10:30, 33).

It should therefore come as no surprise that when we find Jesus speaking of a future event that describes His own death, we discover that He fulfilled each one of His predictions exactly as He said. Jesus knew that He was going to die by crucifixion, and there are at least three Old Testament prophecies that confirm this.

Prophecy 46, Deuteronomy 21:23
Prophecy 80, Psalm 22:16
Prophecy 354, Zechariah 12:10

Many other Old Testament prophecies speak of the death of the Messiah; and within these descriptions of His death, it can be intimated that the method will be by Crucifixion. See “The Death of the Messiah.”

Mark 15:25-27 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS. With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.

Prediction 9: Jesus said that He would die on Passover.

Matthew 26:2 “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Passover was the first of seven feasts that Israel was to observe. During this feast, the participants remembered the time in their history when God “passed over” their sins because they had placed the blood of a Lamb on the doorposts of their home. Jesus became the Passover Lamb by dying on the day of Passover. His blood, when placed on the door of our heart, causes the judgement of God for our sins to “pass over” us and declare us not guilty.

Jesus died during this feast of Israel, by design. He was fulfilling the type and meaning of this feast that God had established in the Old Testament. He then continued to fulfill the feasts of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost, also on the exact day and in the exact way that they should be fulfilled.

For a complete study on these Seven Feasts, see the chapter “The Seven Feasts of Israel.”

John 19:14-16 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus and led Him away.

Prediction 10: Jesus said that He would be Resurrected three days after His death.

John 2:18-22 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

A fact that is indisputable regarding the life of Jesus Christ is that He rose again, three days after He was crucified.

Everything that Jesus said and did was for the express purpose of fulfilling Old Testament prophecy. When Jesus began His public ministry, He knew that He was going to be crucified for the sins of the world and three days later, He would rise from the dead. Jesus told the Jews that this would happen, so that once He had risen, they would remember that He had predicted His resurrection.

One of the stunning proofs for Jesus identity as the Messiah, is that He is a Prophet like Moses. Jesus has the ability to predict future events. The most important event that He foretold was that He would rise from the dead on the third day, according to the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah.

Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

After Jesus was raised from the dead, those who had heard Him predict His resurrection recalled that He had spoken these words. The four Gospels are the written testimony of the events and the words of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament. The purpose of the Gospels is to put on public display—a record of fulfillment by Jesus, of all 365 of the prophecies described in this book.

Matthew 27:62-63 On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’

True to His word, exactly three days later, Jesus rose on the first day of the week, after the Sabbath.

Matthew 28:1-6 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Prediction 11: The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

John 14:26 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 things that I said to you.

The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity. The Bible teaches that there is One God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The name “Trinity” is a word used to describe the reality of God, as He is described in the New Testament. For a detailed study on the “Trinity,” see the chapter “One God, Three Persons.”

The purpose and objective of the Holy Spirit is to reveal to all human beings—who Jesus is and the purpose of His appearance here on the earth. Once Jesus took the body of a man, He could no longer be present everywhere at the same time while He remained here on earth. It was also the task of the Holy Spirit to continue the work that Jesus had begun, after He returned to Heaven.

Jesus told the disciples to “wait” for this promise, in Jerusalem.

Acts 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

The coming of the Holy Spirit will signal the birth and beginning of Jesus’ church. This event and the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy of the Holy Spirit are recorded for us in the Book of Acts.

Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Prediction 12: Jesus predicts the encirclement of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple. These events would happen within one generation of those who heard this prophecy.

Luke 19:43-44 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

Matthew 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

The context of Jesus’ revelation to the disciples, in Luke 19:29-21:24, is directly after Palm Sunday, 32 A.D. Jesus is describing the judgment that will come upon Israel for her rejection of Him as the Messiah. The fulfillment of this prophecy occurred within one 40-year generation, in 70 A.D., as Titus brought his army against Jerusalem. Titus sacked the city and destroyed the Temple, burning it to the ground. Literally, “not one stone (of the Temple) was left upon another,” just as Jesus had predicted. See Prophecy 309 for complete details.

Matthew Chapter 24 is essentially the same account that Luke records, as Jesus is seen at the Temple with the disciples when He tells them that “not one stone shall be left upon another….”

Matthew 24:1-2 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

For the specific details of how these events transpired, see Prophecy 309.

Prediction 13: During the taking of Jerusalem, the Jews will be scattered over the face of the earth.

Luke 21:24 And they (those in Jerusalem and Judea, vs 20-21) will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Jewish historian, Josephus, describes the destruction of Jerusalem, the murder of 1.1 million Jews, and the 97,000 who who were taken as captives of war. Thousands were sold as slaves, with many more dispersed all over the world. This entire event is recorded by Josephus, in: “The Book of the Wars of the Jews,” Book 5, chapter 22, sections 1-3.[1]

Jesus warned His disciples ahead of time, to flee Jerusalem before the siege began. He told them to watch for this sign:

“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled… There will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:20-24).

How the first siege of Jerusalem began in 66 A.D.

Flavius Josephus writes that the entire problem began at Caesarea in 66 B.C., when local Greek citizens began offering birds as sacrifices in front of a local synagogue.[2] Though the Jewish authorities protested vehemently, the Roman army garrison located nearby did nothing to stop the Greeks. One of the clerks from the Jewish Temple, Eliezar ben Hanania, ordered the cessation of normal prayers and sacrifices that had been conducted for the Roman emperor at the Jewish Temple. In response, the Romans dispatched troops under order from the Roman governor, Gessius Florus—to seize 17 talents of gold from the Temple treasury of the Jews, claiming that the gold was for the Emperor. As the local population of Jews learned of the stolen gold from their beloved Temple treasury—in an effort to ridicule the Roman governor in his alleged poverty, people began to pass around a woven basket to take up a collection for Gessius Florus.[3] This open contempt of his authority caused Florus to dispatch soldiers to Jerusalem on the following day to arrest many of the leaders of the Jews in Jerusalem. Several men were scourged and crucified, according to the accounts written by Josephus. [4]

This atrocity against the Jews resulted in Jewish soldiers from Judea—launching an attack against the Roman Garrison in Jerusalem.

An officer of the Roman army, Cestius Gallus, gathered an assembly of troops from the Syrian legion of 12th Fulminata—for a total of 30,000 soldiers—to suppress the uprising of the Jews. When Gallus reached Cesarea and Jaffa, according to Josephus, he murdered 8,400 Jews.[5]

The conflict between the Jews and the Roman authority continued to escalate until 70 A. D., when the entire city of Jerusalem and the Temple itself were destroyed.

Those who believed Jesus’ Prophecy, escaped.

The Jews who had believed in Jesus as their Messiah evacuated Jerusalem after its first siege in 66 A.D., ahead of the final Roman siege in 70 A.D. As Jesus had predicted, there was a massive slaughter of those who remained in Jerusalem and did not believe the words of His prophecy. [6]

The Roman army general Titus, who later became the Roman Emperor, came with his second in command, Tiberius Julius Alexander. Titus brought his army to the western side of Jerusalem: three legions of soldier from 5th Macedonica, 12th Fulminata, and 15th Apollinaris. On the east side of Jerusalem, Titus brought 10th Fretenis, near the Mount of Olives.[7]

The strategy was simple: cut off the food and water supplies to Jerusalem and starve the people into submission.

Many people died of starvation during this siege of Titus, as the food supplies of the Jews inside the city of Jerusalem were depleted. Some people resorted to eating the flesh of their dead in order to survive. This was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Zechariah 11:9, “Let those that are left eat each other’s flesh.”

During Passover, Titus allowed the pilgrims to enter the city to celebrate Passover, but then refused to allow them to depart. A few attacks by the Jews on the Roman, soldiers killed some of Titus’ men. In an insightful move by Titus, he dispatched his men to bring the Jewish historian “Josephus” to the city—in an attempt to reason with the Jews to surrender peacefully. Instead, the Jews put an arrow into Josephus, viewing him as a traitor for seeking the surrender of Jerusalem to the Romans.[8]

In one of the attacks by the Jews, Titus was nearly killed.

About the middle of May, 70 A.D., Titus ordered the construction of a siege wall around the city of Jerusalem and destroyed the newly built third wall with a battering ram. The Antonia Fortress of Herod was taken just north of the Temple Mount. As fighting ensued inside Jerusalem, the Jews were forced into the Temple, as a second attempt at negotiating a cease fire failed.[9]

It was not the intent of Titus to destroy the Temple. One of the Roman soldiers threw a burning spear into the wall of the Temple, setting it on fire. Without realizing, Titus became an instrument in the hands of Jesus to fulfill this 13th prophecy. Titus had planned to turn the Temple at Jerusalem into a shrine for the Emperor. When the fire spread quickly, the entire structure was soon engulfed in flame, destroying the entire structure.[10]

As the fire accelerated into an intense heat, the Jews who were trapped inside the Holy Place were burned alive. The gold that lined the entire inner structure of the Holy of Holies melted and ran into the cracks of the foundation stones. In their greed, the Roman soldiers—seeing the melted gold, now cooled, and laying between the stones of the temple—pried up one stone after another, until the Temple was obliterated. In this way, the literal words of Jesus that “not one stone shall be left upon another” was fulfilled.

According to 2 Chronicles 3:8, the gold that lined the entire inner structure of the Holy of Holies was about 23 tons. At $1,500.00 per ounce, this would place the value of the gold inside the Holy place at 1 Billion 104 million dollars.[11]

On Tisha B’Av, August 9th of 70 A.D., the Temple was destroyed. By September 7th, 70 A.D., Jerusalem was completely under control of the Romans. A surprising fact of history is that the first temple at Jerusalem was also destroyed by the Babylonians on the same date, August 9th of 586 B.C.[12]

Although this prophecy was fulfilled in 70 A.D. by the Roman siege on Jerusalem and the burning of the temple, there appears to also be a later fulfillment of this same prophecy. During the midway point of the seven-year Tribulation, the antichrist will come against Jerusalem to destroy the Jews; and they will also flee the city for what many believe to be—Petra. See Prophecy 312.

Prediction 14: From the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, the land of Israel will be ruled and overrun by the Gentiles.

“And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).

As Jesus warned the citizens of Israel that their denial of Him as their Messiah would leave their land desolate, Titus’ siege upon Jerusalem did in fact leave the city in ruins; and allowed for the fulfillment of Luke 21:24, “Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” This happened as Jesus said: “Because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Since 70 A.D., Jerusalem has been under Gentile domination for almost 2,000 years. Not until 1967 did the Jews once again regain rulership over Jerusalem. Complete rulership over the entire nation will not happen until the Rapture of the church takes place, introducing the seven-year Tribulation and ending “The times of the Gentiles.” Jesus’ prediction that Jerusalem would be “trampled by the Gentiles” was literally fulfilled, just as He said.

The facts of history do not lie. Every event that Jesus described in detail came to pass exactly as He said they would. These fourteen prophecies and their literal fulfillment leave us with sufficient evidence to conclude that Jesus is “the Prophet” whom Moses spoke of.

Acts 3:22-26 For Moses truly said to the fathers, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.

See the 365 Prophecies that Jesus Fulfilled from the Old Testament, in the New Book: “The Prophecies of the Messiah.”


NOTES:
[1] 1. Flavius Josephus. The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem. Containing The Interval Of About Three Years. From The Taking Of Jerusalem By Titus To The Sedition At Cyrene. Book V Chapter 22, sections 1-3.
2. Flavius Josephus. The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem. BOOK VI. Containing The Interval Of About One Month. From The Great Extremity To Which The Jews Were Reduced To The Taking Of Jerusalem By Titus.. Book VI. Chapter 1.1.
[2] Flavius Josephus, The Wars of the Jews II.14.5
[3] Flavius Josephus, The Wars of the Jews, Book 2, Chapter 14, Section 6.
[4] Flavius Josephus, “The Wars of the Jews”, Book 2, Chapter 14, Section 9.
[5] Ibid.
[6] Levick, Barbara (1999). Vespasian. London: Routledge, pp. 116–119. ISBN 0-415-16618-7
[7] Ibid.
[8] Flavius Josephus. The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem. BOOK VI. Containing The Interval Of About One Month. From The Great Extremity To Which The Jews Were Reduced To The Taking Of Jerusalem By Titus.. Book VI. Chapter 1.1.
[9] Ibid.
[10] Ibid.
[11] According to the New Living Translation by Thomas Nelson, Open Bible Commentary, Page 580.
[12] Ibid.

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