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Rev. Peter Greiner

Sun 14 Mar

On several occasions Jesus made certain predictions that came true. Jesus predicted His betrayal. Jesus predicted the mocking He would receive. Jesus predicted his death by crucifixion. Jesus predicted He would rise from the dead. 

Jesus predicted all these events would take place at Jerusalem. Jesus predicted these events that would take place on at least three separate occasions during the course of His ministry. And we have not even touched on the many Old Testament prophecies He fulfilled during His time on Earth. 

These events raise a series of questions we need to answer. Why was Jesus betrayed? Why was Jesus mocked and made fun of? Why was Jesus crucified? Why did Jesus rise from the dead? If we want a simple short answer then look at Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

If Jesus so accurately predicted these events, then what ought our response be to these events? We ought to accept what Christ has done for us. Jesus has paid the wages that we should have paid. He took the penalty for our sins. In doing so we receive the gift of eternal life. If Jesus made such accurate predictions, then we ought to take notice of what He has done for us. He was betrayed, mocked, crucified, and rose from the dead for us. Spend time pondering Jesus’ predictions.