Bible prophecy is one of the ways in which God reveals his omniscience, as well as gives us evidence for the truth of biblical scriptures.
The prophecies regarding the Messiah Jesus Christ came true despite astronomical mathematical odds – here are three of the most important Bible verses concerning the birth of Jesus Christ.
Keep in mind this is only a small sampling of what is in the Bible.
There are over 300 verses foretelling the birth, life, death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ – written hundreds of years before the events occurred.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah is the first of the latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible. The book of Isaiah was written by Isaiah ben Amoz in the 8th eighth century BCE, thus between 700 and 800 years before the birth of Christ occurred.
“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”
This prophecy accurately predicts that Christ will be born in Bethlehem.
Mary lived in Nazareth, but traveled with her husband Joseph to Bethlehem to take part in a census.
Christ was born while they were there. The book of the prophet Micah was written during the last half of the 8th century BCE.
“Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.”
Daniel accurately predicted the exact time “an anointed one shall be cut off” – referring to the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Further, he predicted that the Messiah would come and die prior to the year 70 CE, exactly when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.
The book of the prophet Daniel was written in the 2nd century BC. Daniel was an incredibly accurate prophet who not only prophesied about Jesus, but about the rise of the Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman empires, all during a time when the Babylonian Empire was at its height, even though it preceded them all.
With stunning accuracy, Daniel predicted major events of the two kingdoms of Syria and Egypt, as well as the fracturing of the Greek Empire and the conquest by Rome.
Daniel also prophesied the role of the Maccabees during this period.