TWENTY-TWO PROOFS JESUS WAS ALWAYS THE KING
I take exception with those who say Jesus was a homeless person. No! He always comported Himself as a King, from his birth to His death.
In coming episodes, I’ll furnish incontrovertible, scriptural proof that He was always the King and lived as such. I will examine each of these assertations in detail, one at a time.
Proof Number One — It Was Prophesied He Was the King
Mat 2:3 When Herod the King had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel [See Micah 5:2].
After the wise men asked Herod where the King of the Jews was, Herod called all the chief priests and scribes and asked them where the King of the Jews would be born. They all said, in Bethlehem, and they quoted the prophecy of Micah as proof.
Zech 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. [See Mat 5:21]
When Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, riding upon the foal of an ass, He fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah.
Mat 21:7-9 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.9 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.
Jesus fulfilled 456 messianic prophecies. This is mind-blowing, irrefutable proof that He was the promised King. In fact, the fulfillment of only 48 messianic prophecies certified, without a doubt, that He was, indeed, the King. The odds of one person fulfilling 48 prophesies are 1 in 10X157 (This is an immense number: 1 followed by 157 zeros).
Here’s an illustration that shows how statistically improbable it would be for one person to fulfill 48 prophecies: Picture Texas, my home state. It takes 14 hours to drive across it. It’s bigger than Spain. Now get 10157 silver dollars and cover every square inch of Texas’ 357,022 square miles with them. They would stack up two feet high! Put a mark on one of the silver dollars and toss it anywhere in Texas. Then shuffle all the coins. Now, we blindfold someone, spin them around and around, and drop them into a random place in Texas, and we tell them their life depends on them picking up the marked coin on their first try.
In other words, it’s statistically impossible for Jesus not to be the promised King. However, the certainty that Jesus, and only Jesus, was the King is proven by the fact that he fulfilled not just 48 prophecies but 456 prophecies – an incredible number beyond our human ability to comprehend. In other words, prophecy proves, statistically, that Jesus was the one-and-only King of Israel. With odds that large, it becomes a scientific fact.
Only the deceived, the willingly ignorant, and the spiritually blind refuse to acknowledge that Jesus was the prophesied King of Israel and had the corresponding lifestyle of a king.
But I have twenty-one more proofs that He was always King.
Here’s a question for you: Do you think you can flip a coin and have it come up heads 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times? (There isn’t enough paper in the world to write the odds of fulfilling 456 prophecies)
Eye-opening Pastor Larry! Truly we serve an Awesome King Jesus!