GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 18
PROPHESIES OF JESUS THE MESSIAH FOR DECEMBER 18 ~ ~Number 11~ ~ Betrayed ~ ~ Prophesied in Zechariah 11:12-13 ~ ~ “Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
Fulfilled in Matthew 26:14-16 ~ ~ “ Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.”
Further fulfilled in Matthew 27:3-10 ~ ~ “Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”
And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”
Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”
Number 12 ~ ~The Disciples Scattered ~ ~ Prophesied in Zechariah 13:7 ~ ~ “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion, says the Lord of hosts. Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.”
Fulfilled in Matthew 26:31, 55 &56 ~ ~ “Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.”