Ancient prophecies accurately foretold that Jesus would be…
BORN IN BETHLEHEM!
The prophet Micah, living 700 years before Jesus, predicted that he would be born there (Micah 5:2). Bethlehem means “House of Bread” — Jesus said that he was the “Bread of Life,” able to fill up those who are spiritually hungry.
BORN OF A VIRGIN!
The prophet Isaiah, also living about 700 years before Jesus, announced — “Behold, a virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and she will call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Immanuel is Hebrew for “God with us.”
Jesus is the only person who ever chose to be born! Jesus is “God with us,” the eternal, divine Son of God who consciously chose to become a helpless infant wrapped in rags among. barnyard animals. That’s love!
BORN TO DIE!
Why did God come into the world? For the world’s greatest rescue mission! We all know that we have done wrong, and we will someday stand before God to anser for our unloving selfish deeds. Jesus came to stand before God in our place, a substitute dying for our penalty on the cross. This is the only real way to be free of guilt forever.
BORN FOR US!
The God who came into the world for us now invites us to himself — “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He grants forgiveness, peace, and hope to those who trust in him — “Whoever believes has eternal life” (John 6:47). Do you?