The theme for today’s devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah is ”Prophetic Proof”
Scripture: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.-Isaiah 53:6
Dr. Mitch Glaser wrote, “If you are not yet sure what you think about the Bible, take a look at the evidence anyway. If the prophecy in Isaiah 53—with its specificity and historical accuracy—is indeed fulfilled over 700 years later in Yeshua [Hebrew for Jesus], then that is a pretty good case that both the New Testament and the Hebrew Scriptures are reliable.”1
If you read Isaiah 53 with pen and paper, you can list 48 different predictions about Christ, each of which vividly came true. It’s very hard to explain away the evidence of our Lord’s true identity gained through the reality of fulfilled Messianic prophecy. This is especially true because Isaiah 53 presents Jesus not primarily as a coming King, but as a suffering Servant.
If you ever have doubts about the reality of the Bible, take time to read Isaiah 53 and see how Jesus is the perfect fulfillment of all that was written about Him in the Old Testament.
Every Old Testament prophet reminds us of our need for a prophetic mediator and anticipates God’s provision of Jesus Christ, the Prophet.
Credit: Turning Point Ministries