What are the Odds?

Zechariah 9:9

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It has been said of Jesus that his fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy is beyond odds, beyond chance. A college professor once decided to sit down and figure out what are the odds of someone fulfilling just 8 prophecies in their life. He said that the estimated odds for that were 1 in 10^28. He gave this illustration.

That an example of that would be to imagine to take the entire state of Texas and fill it two feet deep with silver dollars. Take one of those silver dollars and mark a big black X on it and then toss it out into the many miles of coins, blindfold someone and then send them out into all those coins and tell them to pick up the one with the X on the very first try.

That is an illustration of the odds of one person fulfilling just 8 prophecies spoken about them in their lifetime. Jesus fulfilled over three hundred prophecies.

It is beyond chance that Jesus is the Christ the Messiah that the Old Testament scriptures foretold. One of those prophecies is from Zechariah 9:9 that says this:

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9)

We see Jesus fulfill all of this as he rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, on that donkey. As he is greeted by the shouts of the crowd Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We see very clearly that Jesus is the one whom the Lord has sent the very son of David who is foretold our Savior, our Messiah.

Thanks be to God that he has recorded for us all these prophecies that Jesus has fulfilled to assure us that he is our Savior. Amen.