God’s Validation part 1

July 22, 2011

This is a 3-part blog. For the next 3 weeks I want to write a study on the Omnipresence, Omniscience and Omnipotence of God. Those of who BELIEVE, know we believe. But sometimes we come across someone who doesn’t believe. I know in the past I’ve struggled at times to ‘validate God’ to them. I know I believe but how do I convey to them, in a concrete manner that what I believe is valid. SO, I studied and here is what I found.

God is Omnipresent

God is omnipresent[1]. He exists outside of time. He is still in the past, here in the now and already ahead in the future. He is not running back and forth throughout time, He exists throughout all time.

 

God in Time

So knowing this, we can also know that He already knew and does know all events throughout all time. He knows what events will take place and why.

He has given man a free will to make our own choices, but He already knows what we will choose, when we will choose it and why.

Having this complete knowledge He has orchestrated key events to unfold at certain times.

Knowing all events, past, present and future, He chose to show the authors of the bible glimpses of many of those happenings precisely as they will happen and many times when. We call this foretelling of events, prophecy.

There have been many throughout history who have claimed a psychic ability to foretell the future, but the only prophecy that has a 100% accuracy rate are the prophecies in the bible.

God uses prophecy to validate His word and forewarn man to coming events. Most of the bible is prophetic.

For instance the prophecy of the coming Messiah, or Jesus, was prophesied about more than 300 times and all of them were fulfilled exactly in the 1st century AD.

To validate with certainty that Jesus was the Messiah lets discuss the probability of if only the 8 simplest prophesies regarding the Messiah.

1 ) Micah 5:2 – the Messiah would be from Bethlehem.

2 ) Zechariah 9:9 – The triumphant entry into Jerusalem prior to crucifixion.

3 ) Zechariah 11:12 – Betrayal for 30 pieces of silver.

4 ) Zechariah 11:13 – The casting away of the 30 pieces of silver.

5 ) Zechariah 13:6 – The wounds of unbelief after resurrection, referring to Thomas.

6 ) Isaiah 53:7 – Not opening his mouth to defend himself.

7 ) Isaiah 53:9 – Died among the wicked, but buried among the rich.

8 ) Psalms 22:16 – Piercing of the hands and feet.

These prophesies were not events that routinely or normally happened. Many were out of the norm for the time period or customs of the day making them stand out even more. How much more unlikely that they would all 8 happen to one man, much less over 300!

The validation of Jesus as the Messiah is certain. These prophesies are exact because God was there already as they were happening and could relay them exactly as they would occur.


[1] 1. always present everywhere: continuously and simultaneously present throughout the whole of creation 2.found everywhere: present or seemingly present all the time or everywhere.

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