“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given …and his
name shall be called …The mighty God …The Prince of Peace. Of the
increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne
of David …to establish it with … justice … forever....” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
What you just read
above is entirely supernatural. I’ll explain. These words were
both spoken and penned by the Prophet Isaiah a full 800 years before
they came to pass.
By inspiration of
the Holy Spirit, Isaiah accurately pinpointed the following.
man-child would be born. This child would be God come in the
flesh. There would be no end to His Kingdom. He would be of Jewish descent. He would judge the world
Amazing. Earlier, this same Prophet predicted that this
very same child would be born of a virgin.
This is absolutely
astounding. Every single word spoken by God’s Prophet came to pass
precisely as he said it would – 800 YEARS LATER!
Now get this.
Another Prophet named “Micah” actually pinpointed the very country and
village where the Christ-child would be born.
Let’s read it from Micah, chapter five.
Vs.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
that Israel’s Ruler, the
Christ-child, would be born in Bethlehem, but not just Bethlehem, BETHLEHEM
There were two “Bethlehems” in Israel when Jesus was
born. One was in the North, the other in the Southwest.
accurately predicted that Jesus would be born in the Bethlehem southwest of Jerusalem called “Ephratah” (meaning “Fruitful”).
This is a reference to God’s
existence in Eternity past. What an absolutely amazing
prediction. All proven by Scripture, archaeology and history,
too! Micah’s prediction came 700 YEARS BEFORE Christ’s birth!
supernatural birth occurred exactly as the Prophets said, God’s Angel announced it to shepherds
keeping their flocks that night.
“And there were in
the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them … And
the angel said unto them, Fear not … For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:8-11)
The shepherds made
haste to Bethlehem and sure enough,
it was exactly as the Angel had spoken. Mary and Joseph were huddled
in a stable with the newborn Christ-child.
No doubt, the shepherds
were familiar with both Isaiah and Micah’s prophecies as they stood there
thinking, “It’s true. A man-child born in Bethlehem Ephratah of a virgin girl just as the Prophets
predicted centuries ago!”