September 2, read through the Bible in a year. Today’s reading: Isaiah 53.

Because of the uniqueness of Isaiah 53 (click on the chapter to begin reading) we read only this chapter of Isaiah today. No other chapter in the Bible has so many prophesies fulfilled in the New Testament. Because of this it had been proven that it must have been written and added to the book of Isaiah around 400 A.D. As proof for this was cited that the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused “arguments and great confusion” the rabbis of the 17th century  decided that the simplest thing would be to just take that prophecy out of the Haftarah readings in synagogues. That’s why today when they read Isaiah 52, they stop in the middle of the chapter and the week after jump straight to Isaiah 54. See! That is proof enough that it is a later addition to fit with Christian tradition! Then around 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by some Arab Bedouins and in them was a complete scroll of Isaiah and chapter 53 was in it, word for word identical with the Masoretic text! The find was announced in April 1948, right before the formation of the State of Israel. This had many years later a profound impact on me, and after having swallowed bible critical “truth” for many years, I came to realize that if all the book of Isaiah had been written centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ and has well over 50 fulfilled prophecies, both the book of Isaiah is true, and Jesus Christ, his death, burial and resurrection is true, and that changes things. Read it, think about it, and let it sink in!

 

Daniel 11, the great prophesy.

 

Yes, there were five kings in 303 B.C., Antigonus amassed a large army and fleet, but the other kings attacked, defeated and killed Antigonus in 301 B.C., his kingdom divided, and then there were four.

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. It is now 2250+ years later, and it seems the rest of the prophecy is to be fulfilled.

Let us take a pause and see what is happening.

Let us take a look at the people of the world, starting from Genesis.

 

Looking at the map of the Middle East today, these are the people mentioned and their original settlements.

This is where Ishmael spent his life. He helped bury Abraham. His descendants branched out  from there, mostly in the Levant.

 

Who is this King?

The one desired by women is a reference to the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

The desire of all nations is the Messiah, Jesus Christ

This king is most likely the Mahdi, yet to be revealed.

He will be joined by the forces of communism, socialism and humanism.

The prophetic clock started again with the

All this is yet to happen.