• 365 Prophecies, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 23rd, 2013

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    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Dwelling Place

    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Dwelling Place

    It is well known in the study of antiquity that the Jews kept impeccable records for the genealogies of their citizens. Unless a man could prove by his lineage that he was of pure Jewish descent, he forfeited his right to be called a Jew and a member of God’s chosen people. We see an indication of this importance in the autobiography of Flavius Josephus, the most famous of all Jewish historians. In establishing himself as an authority in the history of the Jews, Josephus first confirms his genealogy.

    “Thus have I set down the genealogy of my family as I have found in the public records.”1

    In matters of the priesthood, before any man could be approved to serve in the Temple, he had to provide proof of his genealogy all the way back to Aaron. If he was married, his wife would also have to prove that she was a Jew by genealogy, back five generations.

    When the Jews were released from Babylon to return to Jerusalem, Ezra records that upon a search of the genealogies of the Jews, there were certain men who were unable to prove their descendancy from Aaron and were therefore, excluded from serving as priests in the Temple

    Ezra 2:1 Now these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city.

  • Prophecy 24: Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken

    Prophecy 24: Not One of His Bones Will Be Broken

    There is a goal in the lives of those who endeavor to be great men of faith to attempt something so impossible, that without God causing it happen, it is certain to fail.

    Imagine a prophecy that has a component which is so impossible to fulfill, that should it actually happen, it would be unmistakable evidence that the one who satisfied the requirements of that prophecy must be the Messiah.

    Despite the normal procedure for a crucifixion in which the legs of a man would be broken to hasten his death, Jesus’ legs are not broken during His crucifixion. How could someone engineer his own death by crucifixion, yet none of his bones would be broken, as was common during crucifixions of that day?

    Of course, it would be impossible to set up in advance the events that would happen during the final hours of a person’s life. No sane person would purposely engineer a grotesque and vicious death by crucifixion for himself. If Jesus wanted to deceive the world into believing that He was the Messiah, would He go so far as to ensure that He was killed by such a horrific event? Under normal circumstances, only a deranged person would do such a thing.

  • 365 Prophecies, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    The Impossible Requirements for the Messiah

    The Impossible Requirements for the Messiah

    According to Hebrew tradition, it is through the father that sin is transmitted to a baby, not through the mother. If God were to implant the Seed of His own Son in the body of a human being, that Seed would be the Son of God. The Messiah would be both God and Man together in a single human body.

    Prophecy 1 in the Bible not only promises a Savior; it predicts that this Savior will be born of a Virgin, a woman who has not conceived by the seed of man but by the Seed of God. This would enable the Savior to bypass the inherited sin nature imparted to all human beings from Adam and be born without sin.

    The eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ birth found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the fact that Mary was a virgin who had known no man. She was found to be pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. The child within her was fully human but was also fully God—the perfect candidate to take man’s place and die for his sin.

    If God did not become a human being like us, He could not die for us. If a candidate for the Messiah had any trace of sin which came from Adam, he could not be the savior of all men. The account of Jesus’ birth and life is that He was perfect and without sin. The testimony of Jesus’ sinless life proves that He met all the qualifications for being the Messiah, the Savior of all men.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    A Name Above All Other Names

    A Name Above All Other Names

    In order for salvation to be possible for all human beings, the infinite counsel of God conceived a plan of redemption before the universe was created. God, who knows all things, was aware of all the events which would transpire on the earth. He knew before the moment of creation that if He made man in His image and woman in the likeness of man, they would use their power of choice with catastrophic consequences.

    The probable outcome of creating man with the ability to determine his own destiny was that he would use this great power incorrectly. Man is made like his Creator with the ability of creation, order, design, beauty and self-determination for his life. The negative results of an incorrect choice by Adam has caused all those who came after him to inherit his moral defect, which the Bible defines as “sin.”

    Imagine a world where every person is continually seeking the welfare of other people. Love is not a slogan; it is a way of life. People really love each other and they demonstrate their sincere love consistently by right behavior towards each other. No one hurts or takes advantage of anyone else. The pursuit of life is not the accumulation of money or possessions. Everyone lives for relationships: first, with God; second, with all other human beings. This was the glorious ideal that God determined for all of us when He fashioned Adam as the first man upon the earth.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 20th, 2013

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    Prophecy of a Sinless Messiah

    Prophecy of a Sinless Messiah

    According to Hebrew tradition, it is through the father that sin is transmitted to a baby, not through the mother. If God were to implant the Seed of His own Son in the body of a human being, that Seed would be the Son of God. The Messiah would be both God and Man together in a single human body.

    Prophecy 1 in the Bible not only promises a Savior; it predicts that this Savior will be born of a Virgin, a woman who has not conceived by the seed of man but by the Seed of God. This would enable the Savior to bypass the inherited sin nature imparted to all human beings from Adam and be born without sin.

    The eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ birth found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the fact that Mary was a virgin who had known no man. She was found to be pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. The child within her was fully human but was also fully God—the perfect candidate to take man’s place and die for his sin.

    If God did not become a human being like us, He could not die for us. If a candidate for the Messiah had any trace of sin which came from Adam, he could not be the savior of all men. The account of Jesus’ birth and life is that He was perfect and without sin. The testimony of Jesus’ sinless life proves that He met all the qualifications for being the Messiah, the Savior of all men.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah’s “Little Flock”

    Prophecy of the Messiah’s “Little Flock”

    Luke 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

    The words of Jesus in describing all of us who are a part of His church as a “little flock,” are intended as a term of endearment. How greatly the Lord loves us all who have placed ourselves under His care. When the Lord describes us as His “little flock,” He uses this term affectionately and with great compassion. Sheep are the most helpless and often the dumbest animals in the world. They will follow each other single file, right off the edge of a cliff, to their death. Sheep must have a shepherd to lead them, otherwise they will not be able to find water or food; and they will die. It is well known among shepherds that if a sheep falls over, it often cannot get back up without help. A term that shepherd’s frequently use to describe a sheep that has fallen over and is unable right itself is downcast. When David wrote in Psalms 42:5, “Why are you downcast O my soul,” he was remembering the many times that he had to help one of the sheep turn itself back onto its feet. In David’s personal hour of discouragement, he was referring to a moment when recovery seemed impossible.

    Psalms 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

    As a shepherd who had spent many days and nights alone with the sheep, David was well acquainted with their frailty. He had see the sheep who had fallen over and felt deep compassion for their vulnerable condition. In observing the sheep, David likely considered his own helplessness when times of discouragement arrived and he felt hopeless. As he prayed, the Lord would turn him right side up and remind him of the Love of God.

    Have you ever fallen in this world and found it hard to get back up again? David was in a place of discouragement and despair when he was asking this question of his soul: Why are you cast down? Get back up and trust in the Lord.

  • Doctrine, Forgiveness, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 18th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will “Swallow Up Death Forever.”

    Prophecy: Messiah Will “Swallow Up Death Forever.”

    In order for our sins to be forgiven by God, they must be atoned for. This is to say, a penalty must be exacted against the sinner. Ezekiel 18:4 describes the method by which sins are atoned for by the death of the offending party. According to the Old Testament law of sacrifice, an innocent animal could be brought to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle or Temple (See Prophecy 332). The sinner would lay his hand upon the head of the animal and figuratively transfer his guilt to the innocent sacrifice.⁠3 In this way, God was illustrating the time when the Messiah would come as the Lamb of God who would offer up His perfect and eternal life, for the sins of all people.

    All of the stories and examples found in the Old Testament are intended as illustrations of spiritual truths that are revealed to us in the New Testament. Jesus came as the Messiah in fulfillment of all these real-life stories from the Hebrew scriptures, in order to give us an understanding of their true purpose.

    Those who brought their animal to the priest for a sacrifice, did so by faith. They believed that if they came with a perfect sacrifice, God would transfer their gilt to the innocent animal as he was put to death and their sins would be covered. These sacrifices were intended as a temporary solution that would last only until the Messiah would arrive and make His life the one perfect sacrifice for all sins, forever.⁠4 Once Jesus died, all sins were fully atoned for and there remained no need for the former sacrifices of the Old Testament to be continued.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Is The Bible the Word of God?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 16th, 2013

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    Prophecy: The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

    Prophecy: The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

    Luke 19:43-44 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

    Matthew 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

    The context of Jesus’ revelation to the disciples, in Luke 19:29-21:24, is directly after Palm Sunday, 32 A.D. Jesus is describing the judgment that will come upon Israel for her rejection of Him as the Messiah. The fulfillment of this prophecy occurred within one 40-year generation, in 70 A.D., as Titus brought his army against Jerusalem, sacked the city, and destroyed the Temple, leaving “not one stone was left upon another,” just as Jesus had predicted.

    Matthew Chapter 24 is essentially the same account that Luke records, as Jesus is seen at the Temple with the disciples. He tells those in attendance that “not one stone shall be left upon another….” This took place exactly as Jesus had predicted.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Everything, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 12th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Humility

    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Humility

    It is a fact that all of the other “so-called” gods are very prideful, arrogant, demanding, and intolerant of human frailties.

    One of the most attractive qualities of Jesus is His humility. Though He is described by the Bible as being the eternal God who fashioned the universe, He came to us under the most humble and destitute of conditions. The deep compassion and care that He exercised in dealing with sinners, the sick, the outcast, the lost, and the broken, speak volumes for who He is.

    I personally find that His gentle and humble character makes Him undeniably identifiable as the most incredible being the world has ever known.

    Jesus voluntarily left His glory, power, and dominion behind, when He submitted His life as a sacrifice for our sins. He took upon Himself the unimaginable horrors of sin and death that should never have been a part of His life as the eternal God.

    He allowed evil men to torture and brutalize Him, and take away even the smallest portion of human dignity that remained. He hung naked before the world as those who sneered and mocked Him, also taunted Him to come down from the cross—knowing not that His suffering was paying for the evil whereby they were assaulting Him.

    He loves us all so much; He could do nothing else.

    Love and humility are the two qualities of Jesus’ character that are perfected in Him. The ability to know in advance that many of the people He was dying to save would never turn and thank Him. He cared not for His own life or reputation. He was concerned only for the glory of the Father and the debt that we owed. He poured out His life unto death and held back nothing from us then, and forever.

  • Prophecy: Messiah Will Make Us As If We Never Sinned

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Make Us As If We Never Sinned

    The process of justification is a singular act of God whereby He removes the sins of a person and causes them to exist as if they had never sinned before. Justification and the resulting effects of this legal procedure declares a person “not guilty.” In the very essence of the word, “Justification” carries the Idea of perfection. If we dismantle the word, we see that it states within itself what it does: “Just-as-if-I-had-never-sinned.” The complete process of Justification transforms a guilty sinner into a morally perfect being, resulting in a standing before God that causes them to exist as if they had never sinned at any time throughout their life.

    Justification is the only means by which a Holy God can accept a sinner and cleanse him of his sin so that he is fit for heaven. When anyone places his complete trust in the finished work that Jesus accomplished on the Cross, God justifies him and makes that person completely and perfectly righteous forever.

    The process of justification does not mean that the sins of a person are swept aside or ignored. In order for justification to occur, a penalty must be executed upon the guilty person who has committed the sins. The penalty for sin is death. Therefore, no sin can be forgiven or removed until the death of the guilty has taken place.

    The process of justification does, however, allow an innocent substitute to assume all of the failures of the guilty person and take the penalty himself. A large part of the plan of God in allowing Jesus to suffer for the sins of all men was that God would have a righteous basis to forgive our sins. The pronouncement of God was that the soul that sins will die.

    Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.”

  • Prophecy: Messiah Will Pray For Those Who Execute Him

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Pray For Those Who Execute Him

    The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, were all in agreement for how, when, and by what method the Messiah would die for the sins of the world. The people who put Jesus to death were not only guilty of a lifetime of personal sins against God; they were now adding the most hideous crime: murdering the Son of God. As Jesus is suffering unimaginable pain, His thoughts run to the men causing His pain. Not of retribution or malice but compassion, love, and concern. These men were exercising their own free will in choosing to kill Jesus. Whether by order of the Roman Government, pressure by the Jewish authorities, or by personal hatred of Jesus’ as he was suffering before them, they heaped their sins high. Even while being tormented by these men, Jesus was not willing that any of those men who punished Him, should perish themselves, eternally.

    Unbelievably, Jesus asks the Father not to hold these sins of murder and torture against those who were killing Him. Jesus was reminding the Father that this death that He was dying, was for the very men who were killing Him. Father, forgive them were the words Jesus spoke. The Lord understood that most of what we do against God is in ignorance. If we truly understood who Jesus is and what He has done for us, many of us would fall before Him in great adoration and honor. It is because we are ignorant of God and His plans and purposes for this world, that we ignore Him, often blaspheme Him, and even worse—reject Him in our life. It is my hope that this book might serve as a help to those who were not aware of who Jesus is, and what He has done.

  • Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    It is clear that after Jesus suffered through the scourging, beating in His face, and crucifixion, His body was torn to shreds. It was well known that 39 lashes from the scourge would leave a man with a body that was a medical catastrophe. As the flesh has been torn from the body, the muscles and ligaments are exposed, often leaving vital internal organs exposed to the outside elements. Many a man died after just 10 or 15 lashes from the scourge. The fact that Jesus survived all 39 lashes is an indication of His strength, but also sure proof that His body was barely recognizable as a human being.⁠1

    We know that after Jesus rose from the dead, He bore the scars from the torture He suffered against His body. When the frightened disciples gathered together after the death of Jesus, suddenly the Lord appeared in the room where they were hiding, in fear of the local authorities. Thomas was apparently not with the other men when Jesus appeared, and so one of the disciples told Thomas later that Jesus had appeared alive before them. Thomas was skeptical that the Lord could be alive after such a horrific death that He had suffered. Later, as Thomas is with the other disciples, Jesus appears again and asks Thomas to touch the scars which are still in His body to confirm that He is in fact Jesus.

  • Prophecy: All History Shall Be Centered on the Messiah

    Prophecy: All History Shall Be Centered on the Messiah

    The king of the entire world was reduced to rubble and driven mad by attempting to withstand the utter grace and power of God. Today, many foolish individuals rashly claim that Jesus did not raise from the dead on the third day, as the scriptures declare (Prophecy 319). They state that Jesus had no effect on humanity whatsoever, and that His presence here on earth is meaningless and insignificant.

    Whenever I hear comments like these, I always laugh to myself. At any given time of the year, such as this moment, when I look at my calendar and see that it is September 25, 2012, I am reminded of the profound impact that Jesus life has had on the entire world. For the past 2,000 years, the dating of our history is marked by the presence of Jesus of Nazareth on the earth. Both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, which mark the passage of time for which all human civilization is ordered, is based on the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Today is, September 25, 2012, which is designated by the inclusion of the initials: A.D., which stands for Anno Domini, Latin for The year of the Lord.⁠3

    Which Lord? Jesus Christ, the Lord of all creation…

  • The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    The Prophecy of Impossible Salvation for the Gentiles

    There are certain occasions in our life when it seems that there is no solution to our problems. We should remember that the Lord always has a plan and a way to solve every difficulty.

    In the minds of the leaders of Israel, salvation through the Messiah was for the Jew, not for the Gentile. In their view, the Gentile nations were far from God and could never be brought near. To consider that the Gentiles would carry the message of the Messiah’s salvation to the entire world was in their minds—an impossibility.

    Very often, what we consider impossible is really very easy for God. Those people whom we might think have no possibility of salvation are the very ones whom God pours out His Spirit upon and saves.

    This should be a great lesson for us. When we think that we have figured out what God is going to do, often the Lord has a way that we would never have considered. He has resources that we have no knowledge of. His ways are not our ways. His power to accomplish all of the promises which He has made are limitless.

    Isaiah 55:8-9“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on August 18th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    The Prophecy of an Acceptable Time for Salvation

    At the death of every human being, the decision or lack of decision that they made for or against Jesus, will be sealed the moment their heart stops beating and the spirit departs their body. If that person has exercised their choice and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, God will grant them eternal life in heaven. If any person should rejected Jesus or make no decision for Him at all either by ignoring or putting off a decision, at death that person will have no second chance, no opportunity to repent and change their mind nor a possibility of reprieve, after death has occurred.

    Hebrews 9:27 …each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment… (NLT)

    Matthew 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.

    The Messiah came for the specific purpose of making salvation available to all people who have ever lived upon the earth. All those who came before Jesus, waiting and believing in a coming Messiah for salvation, will have their sins forgiven and obtain eternal life. Those who come after Jesus’ death and resurrection, who hear what Jesus has done on the cross and how He rose from the dead, at the moment they believe and receive Him, they will also have the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life.

    God has appointed one man, one sacrifice and one method of being saved. There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved other than Jesus Christ. If you don’t like this, then I suppose that you should get over it quickly as God will only offer you salvation through Jesus, in this short lifetime.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 16th, 2013

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    The Messiah Will Define the True Meaning of God’s Law

    The Messiah Will Define the True Meaning of God’s Law

    You have heard that it was said… But I say to You…

    The Pharisees had developed their own interpretation of the law of God, that was described as their traditions. See Prophecy 192.

    Jesus informs the leaders of Israel that their understanding of the law was not correct. In saying this, He was elevating His authority above all other authority. Only God has the right to make law and the ability to correctly interpret those laws. This is a seldom noticed section of scripture which really speaks to the identity of Jesus. By stating, but I say to you, Jesus is claiming that He is God, the architect of all laws.

    Isaiah writes that upon the arrival of the Messiah, He will clearly define and explain what the true meaning of God’s law is. Perhaps none of the elders of Israel who had read this verse of prophecy really understood its correct meaning. It certainly appears that Isaiah was describing the law as being misunderstood until the arrival of the Messiah; He would exalt the law and make it honorable.

    It was not until Jesus arrived as the Messiah, and spoke these words to the Pharisees, that anyone correctly understood their intended meaning. By His authoritative expounding of the scriptures, Jesus identified Himself as the author of these laws.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 15th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Mercy

    The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Mercy

    Whenever the Rabbis were teaching their students and it was apparent that a student was missing the true meaning of a verse, the Rabbi would say: “Go and learn.” What he meant by this was that the student needed further study to gain the true intent of that particular scripture. Jesus may have been a little sarcastic in His remarks to the Pharisees who were often void of all understanding when it came to the word of God and how to rightly apply it to a given situation.

    In the Hebrew language, mercy is hesed, which is “love by covenant.” It is a love which is exercised in the real and practical terms of action towards another person. If someone is hungry, mercy is shown to that person. Unlike the Pharisaical law of the Sabbath, no matter what day it is, a hungry person is given food. A person caught in a terrible abusive marriage does not need the pastor’s recitation of the divorce and adultery clause of the law; that person needs mercy. A woman caught in the act of adultery, with a large group of stone throwing angry men, does not need a lecture on adultery. Someone needs to save her from the horde who is seeking to take her life. After the mob is gone, Jesus tells the woman that she is not to sin in this regard again.

  • The Book of Daniel: Key to the Last Days

    The Book of Daniel: Key to the Last Days

    Daniel Chapter 9, beginning at verse 24, describes the entire prophetic calendar for the last days, and it makes it crystal clear that the purpose of the seven-year Tribulation is for Israel, not the church of Jesus Christ.

    In this prophecy given by the Angel Gabriel, Daniel is told that 70 weeks of years or a period of 490 years (70 X 7 = 490) are determined for the Jews. We understand what the definition of a prophetic week is, from the text in Genesis Chapter 29. Jacob has worked for Laban for seven years in order to pay the dowry required to marry Rachel. At the end of the seven years, Laban tells Jacob to work an additional seven years, to fulfill her week.

    Genesis 29:27 Fulfill her week, and we will give you this one also for the service which you will serve with me still another seven years.

    During these 70 weeks of years (490 years), all Biblical prophecies will be completed.

    To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.

    The Prophecy will be in three parts:

    First, a period of 7 weeks or 49 years.

    Next, a period of 62 weeks or 483 years.

    Finally, a period of 1 week or 7 years.

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