What are the Odds!
His Pre-existence (Micah 5:2; Colossians; 1:17, John 17:5)
Born of the seed of Woman (Genesis 3:15; Galatians 4:4)
Born of a Virgin (Isaiahn7:14; Matthew 1:21-23)
Son of God (Psalm 2:7; Matthew 3:17)
Presented with gifts (Psalm 72:10; Matthew 2:1, 11)
A descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3, 22:18; Matthew1:1; Galatians 3:16)
Of the tribe of Judah ( Genesis 49:10; Luke 3:23, 33; Hebrews 7:14)
Family Line of Jesse (Isaiah11:1; Luke 3:23,32)
Of the House of David (II Samuel 7:7thew 2:1; Luke 2:4-7)
Taken to Egypt (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:14-15)
Herod's killing of infants, in hopes of cutting off a new king (Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:16-18)
Anointed by the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; Matthew 3:16-17)
Heralded by John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 3:1-3)
Would perform miracles ( Isaiah 35:5-6; Matthew 9:35)
Would preach good news (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:14-21)
Would minister in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:12)
Would cleanse the Temple (Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12)
Kingship proclaimed 173,880 days in advance ( Daniel 9:25; Matthew 21:4-11)
Entered Jerusalem as a King on a donkey ( Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21: 4-9)
Would be rejected by Jews ( Psalms 118:22; I Peter 2:7)
Died a humiliating death (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53)
He was rejected (Isaiah 53:3; John 1:10-11; 7:5,48)
He was betrayed by a friend ( Psalms 41;9; LUKE 22:3-4; JOHN 13;18):12-16; Matthew 1:1)
Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6
He was sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:14-15)
He was silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 27:12-14)
He was mocked (Psalms 22:7-8; Matthew 27:31)
He was beaten ( Isaiah 52:14; Matthew 27:26)
He had His hands and feet pierced (Psalms22: 16; Matthew 27:31)
He was crucified with thieves (Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 27:38)
He prayed for His persecutors (Isaiah 53:12; Luke 23:34)
He had His side pierced ( Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34)
He was given gall and vinegar to drink ( Psalm 69:21; Matthew 27:34 Luke 23:36
He had no bones broken (Psalm 34:20; John 19:31-33)
He was buried in a rich man's tomb ( Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60)
He had lots cast for His garments (Psalm 22:18; John 19:23-24)
He rose from the dead (Psalm 16:10; Mark 16:1, 5-6; Acts 2:22-24)
He ascended into Heaven ( Psalm 68:18; John 20:17)
He sat down at the right hand of God (Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 1:1-3)
There are no odds that are realistically measurable. The Law of probability can illustrate why it is absolutely impossible for anyone to have fulfilled the Messianic prophecies by chance or without Divine intervention. That Divine intervention came 2000 years ago in the form of Jesus, the Christ.
Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He cometh forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose going forth had been from old, from everlasting.”
Colossians 1:17 “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”
John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
Born of the seed of the Woman :
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thy shall bruise His heel.”
Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law...”
Born of a Virgin:
Isaiah 7:14 “Therefor the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bare a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Mathew 1:21-23 “And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a Virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which being interpreted, God with us.”
Son of God:
Psalm 2:7 “I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day has I begotten thee.”
Mathew 3:17 “And lo a voice from the heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I Am well pleased.”
Presented with gifts:
Psalm 72:10 “The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.”
Mathew 2:1,11 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, Behold there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.”
“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshiped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
A descendant of Abraham:
Genesis 12:1-3 “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will show thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessings:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and I will curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 22:18 “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
Mathew 1:1 “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.”
Galatians 3:16 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”
Of the tribe of Judah:
Genesis 49:10 “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.”
Luke 3:23,33 “And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) to Son of Joseph which was the son of Heli.
Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Judah.”
Hebrew 7:14 “For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.”
Family Line of Jesse:
Isaiah 11:1 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall go out of his roots:”
Luke 3:23,32 “And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age,being (as was supposed) to son of Joseph which was the son of Heli.”
“Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Boaz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson.”
Of the house of David:
2 Samuel 7:7 “In all the places where in I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, why build ye not Me a house of cedar?”
Mathew 2:1 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, Behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.”
Luke 2:4-7 “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the City of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house of and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Taken to Egypt:
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.”
Mathew 2:14-15 “When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son.”
Herod's killing of infants, in hopes of cutting off a new King:
Jeremiah 31:15 “Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children for her children they were not.”
Matthew 2:16-18 “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, In Ramah was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”
Anointed by the Holy Spirit:
Isaiah 11;2 “And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of council and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
Matthew 3:16-17 “And Jesus, When He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and, lo, the heavens were opened into Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I Am well pleased.”
Heralded by John the Baptist:
Isaiah 40:3-5 “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and ever mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough place plain:
Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the message of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Matthew 3:1-3 “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is He that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.”
Would preform miracles:
Isaiah 35:5-6 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, Be strong, fear not: and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the wilderness shall break,out and streams in the desert.”
Matthew 9:35 “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
Would preach the good news:
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”
Luke 4:14-21 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had open the book, He found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Would minister in Galilee:
Isaiah 9:1 “Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first He afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did no more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.”
Matthew 4:12 “Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee;”
Would cleanse the Temple:
Malachi 3:1 “Behold I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts,”
Matthew 21:12 “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,”
Kingship proclaimed 173,880 days in advance:
Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”
Mathew 21:4-11 “All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a clot the foal of an ass.
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put them their clothes, and they set Him thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garment in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying who is this?
And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.”
Entered Jerusalem as a King on a donkey:
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Mathew 21:4-9 “All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”
Would be rejected by Jews:
Psalm 118:22 “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
I Peter 2:7 “Unto you which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner.”
Died a humiliating death:
Psalm 22 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
He trusted on the Lord that He would deliver Him: Let Him, seeing He delighted in Him.
But thou are He that took Me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
My strength s dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be thou not far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all ye the seed of Israel.
For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid His face from him; but when He cried unto Him He heard.
My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
The meek shall eat and satisfied: your heart shall live for ever.
All the ends of of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
For the kingdom is the Lord's: and He is the governor among the nations.
All they that be fat upon shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this.”
Isaiah 53 “Who hath believed out report? and to whom is the hand of the Lord revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form not comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid our faces from Him: He was despised and we esteemed Him not.
Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His striped we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days , and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall my righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
He was rejected:
Isaiah 53:3 “He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised , and we esteemed Him not.”
John 1:10-11 “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.”
John 7::5,48 “For neither did His brethren believe in Him'”
John 7: 48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him?”
He was betrayed by a friend:
“Psalm 41:9 “Yea, my old familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Luke 22:3-4 “The entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.”
John 13:18 “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scriptures may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.”
John 12:16 “these things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him.”
Born in Bethlehem:
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 going forth have been from old, from everlasting.
Matthew 2:6 “And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel.”
He was sold for 30 pieces of silver:
Zechariah 11:12 “And I said unto them,if ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forebear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.”
Matthew 26:14-15 “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priest, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.”
He was silent before His accusers:
Isaiah 53:7 “He was oppressed and was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.
Matthew27:12-14 “and when accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. Then said Pilot unto Him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?” And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.”
He was mocked:
Psalm 22:7-8 “And they that see Me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the Lord that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.”
Matthew 27:31 “ And after they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.”
He was beaten:
Isaiah 52:14 “ As many were astonished at thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men:
Matthew 27:26 “Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.”
He had His hands and feet pierced:
Psalm 22:16 “For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced My hands and My feet,”
Matthew 27:31 “And after they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.”
He was crucified with thieves:
Isaiah 53:12 “Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
Matthew 27:38 “Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.”
He prayed for His persecutors:
Isaiah 53:12 “ Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
Luke 23:34 “The said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.”
He had His side pierced:
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of Grace and the Spirit of Supplication: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
John 19:34 “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
He was given gall and vinegar to drink:
Psalm 69:21 “They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Matthew 27:34 “They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.”
Luke 23:36 “And the soldiers also mocked Him, and offering Him vinegar,”
He had no bones broken:
Psalm 34:20 “He keepeth all His bones:
John 19:31-33 “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for the sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs:”
He was buried in a rich man's tomb:
Isaiah 53:9 “And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
Matthew 27:57-60 “When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.”
He had lots cast for His garments:
Psalm 22:18 “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.”
John 19:23-24 “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also His coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.”
He rose from the dead:
Psalm 16:10 “For thou wilt not leave My soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”
Mark 16:1, 5-6 “And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And entering in to the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him.”
Acts 2:22-24 “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.”
He ascended into Heaven:
Psalm 68:18 “ Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.”
John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I Am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.
He sat down at the right hand of God:
Psalm 110:1 “The Lord said unto My Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Hebrews 1:1-3 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”