John 3:16

One cold, dark night, a blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, while other people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn’t trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, “Mister, you wouldn’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley, and it’s awful cold in there at night. It sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.”

The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, “You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they open the door you just say ‘John 3:16’ and they will let you in.”

So the boy walked up the steps to the door, and knocked on the door and a lady answered. The little boy looked up and said, “John 3:16.”

The lady said “Come on in, Son.” She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace and she went off. He sat there for a while, and thought to himself “John 3:16… I don’t understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy feel warm.”

Later she came back and asked him “Are you hungry?”

He said, “Well, just a little. I haven’t eaten in a couple of days and guess I could stand a little bit of food.”

The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn’t eat any more. Then he thought to himself “John 3:16… Boy, I sure I don’t understand it, but it sure makes a hungry boy feel full.”

She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled with warm water and he sat there and soaked for a while. As he soaked, he thought to himself, “John 3:16… I sure don’t understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy feel clean. You know, I’ve not had a bath, a real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out.”

The lady came in and got him, and took him to a room and tucked him into a big old feather bed and pulled the covers up around his neck and kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he laid in the darkness and looked out the window at the snow coming down on that cold night he thought to himself, “John 3:16… I don’t understand it, but it sure makes a tired boy feel rested.”

The next morning she came back up and took him down again to that same big table full of food. After he ate she took him back to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and she got a big old Bible and sat down in front of him and she looked up as she asked, “Do you understand John 3:16?”

He said, “No, Ma’am, I don’t. The first time I ever heard it was last night when the policeman told me to say John 3:16.”

She opened the Bible to John 3:16 , and she began to explain to him about Jesus. Right there in front of that big old fireplace he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He sat there and thought, “John 3:16, I don’t understand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe.”

The lady then said: “You know, I have to confess I don’t I understand it either; how God would be willing to send His own Son to die for you and me, and how Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don’t understand it either, but it sure does make life worth living.”

John 3:16:For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(NIV)

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Why Go to Church?

A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.

“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 Sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.  Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

What does the Bible say about the prosperity gospel?

In the prosperity gospel, also known as the “Word of Faith,” the believer is told to use God, whereas the truth of biblical Christianity is just the opposite—God uses the believer. Word of Faith or prosperity theology sees the Holy Spirit as a power to be put to use for whatever the believer wills. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a Person who enables the believer to do God’s will. The prosperity gospel movement closely resembles some of the destructive greed sects that infiltrated the early church. Paul and the other apostles were not accommodating to or conciliatory with the false teachers who propagated such heresy. They identified them as dangerous false teachers and urged Christians to avoid them.

Paul warned Timothy about such men in 1 Timothy 6:59-11. These men of “corrupt mind” supposed godliness was a means of gain and their desire for riches was a trap that brought them “into ruin and destruction” (v. 9). The pursuit of wealth is a dangerous path for Christians and one which God warns about: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (v. 10). If riches were a reasonable goal for the godly, Jesus would have pursued it. But He did not, preferring instead to have no place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20) and teaching His disciples to do the same. It should also be remembered that the only disciple concerned with wealth was Judas.

Paul said covetousness is idolatry (Ephesians 5:5) and instructed the Ephesians to avoid anyone who brought a message of immorality or covetousness (Ephesians 5:6-7). Prosperity teaching prohibits God from working on His own, meaning that God is not Lord of all because He cannot work until we release Him to do so. Faith, according to the Word of Faith doctrine, is not submissive trust in God; faith is a formula by which we manipulate the spiritual laws that prosperity teachers believe govern the universe. As the name “Word of Faith” implies, this movement teaches that faith is a matter of what we say more than whom we trust or what truths we embrace and affirm in our hearts.

A favorite term in the Word of Faith movement is “positive confession.” This refers to the teaching that words themselves have creative power. What you say, Word of Faith teachers claim, determines everything that happens to you. Your confessions, especially the favors you demand of God, must all be stated positively and without wavering. Then God is required to answer (as though man could require anything of God!). Thus, God’s ability to bless us supposedly hangs on our faith. James 4:13-16 clearly contradicts this teaching: “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Far from speaking things into existence in the future, we do not even know what tomorrow will bring or even whether we will be alive.

Instead of stressing the importance of wealth, the Bible warns against pursuing it. Believers, especially leaders in the church (1 Timothy 3:3), are to be free from the love of money (Hebrews 13:5). The love of money leads to all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Jesus warned, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). In sharp contrast to the Word of Faith emphasis on gaining money and possessions in this life, Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). The irreconcilable contradictions between prosperity teaching and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is best summed up in the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:24, “You cannot serve both God and money.”

Sources :Extracts from gotquestions.org

Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Part III

Another 100 amazing prophecies fulfilled by Jesus

1. Isa. 50:6 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:30 (He was spat upon)
2. Isa. 52:7 Fulfilled in Luke 4:14-15 (To publish good tidings of peace)
3. Isa. 52:13 Fulfilled in Acts 1:8-11Eph. 1:19-22 (The Servant exalted)
4. Isa. 52:13 Fulfilled in Mt. 17:5Phil. 2:5-8 (Behold, My Servant)
5. Isa. 52:14 Fulfilled in Luke 18:31-34Mt. 26:67-68 (The Servant shockingly abused)
6. Isa. 52:15 Fulfilled in Rom. 15:18-21 (Nations startled by message of the Servant)
7. Isa. 52:15 Fulfilled in Rev. 1:5 (The sprinkling and shedding His blood to make intersession for all)
8. Isa. 53:1 Fulfilled in John 12:37-38 (His people would not believe Him)
9. Isa. 53:2 Fulfilled in Luke 2:7 (He would grow up in a poor family)
10. Isa. 53:2 Fulfilled in Phil. 2:7-8 (Appearance of an ordinary man)
11. Isa. 53:3 Fulfilled in Luke 4:28-29 (Despised)
12. Isa. 53:3 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:21-23 (Rejected)
13. Isa. 53:3 Fulfilled in Luke 19:41-42 (Great sorrow and grief)
14. Isa. 53:3 Fulfilled in Mark 14:50-52 (Men hide from being associated with Him)
15. Isa. 53:4 Fulfilled in Luke 6:17-19 (He would have a healing ministry)
16. Isa. 53:4 Fulfilled in 1 Pet. 2:24 (He would bear the sins of the world)
17. Isa. 53:4 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:41-43 (Thought to be cursed by God)
18. Isa. 53:5 Fulfilled in Luke 23:33 (Bears penalty for mankind’s transgressions)
19. Isa. 53:5 Fulfilled in Col. 1:20 (His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God)
20. Isa. 53:5 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:26 (His back would be whipped)
21. Isa. 53:6 Fulfilled in Gal. 1:4 (He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind)
22. Isa. 53:6 Fulfilled in 1 Jn. 4:10 (God’s will that He bear sin for all mankind)
23. Isa. 53:7 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:27-31 (Oppressed and afflicted)
24. Isa. 53:7 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:12-14 (Silent before his accusers)
25. Isa. 53:7 Fulfilled in John 1:29 (Sacrificial lamb)
26. Isa. 53:8 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:47-27:31 (Confined and persecuted)
27. Isa. 53:8 Fulfilled in Jn. 18:13-22 (He would be judged)
28. Isa. 53:8 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:35 (Killed)
29. Isa. 53:8 Fulfilled in 1 John 2:2 (Dies for the sins of the world)
30. Isa. 53:9 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:57 (Buried in a rich man’s grave)
31. Isa. 53:9 Fulfilled in Mk. 15:3 (Innocent and had done no violence)
32. Isa. 53:9 Fulfilled in John 18:38 (No deceit in his mouth)
33. Isa. 53:10 Fulfilled in John 18:11 (God’s will that He die for mankind)
34. Isa. 53:10 Fulfilled in Mt. 20:28 (An offering for sin)
35. Isa. 53:10 Fulfilled in Mk. 16:16 (Resurrected and live forever)
36. Isa. 53:10 Fulfilled in John 17:1-5 (He would prosper)
37. Isa. 53:11 Fulfilled in John 12:27 (God fully satisfied debt of sin with His suffering)
38. Isa. 53:11 Fulfilled in Rom. 5:18-19 (God’s servant)
39. Isa. 53:11 Fulfilled in Rom. 5:8-9 (He would justify man before God)
40. Isa. 53:11 Fulfilled in Heb. 9:28 (The sin-bearer for all mankind)
41. Isa. 53:12 Fulfilled in Mt. 28:18 (Exalted by God because of his sacrifice)
42. Isa. 53:12 Fulfilled in Luke 23:46 (He would give up his life to save mankind)
43. Isa. 53:12 Fulfilled in Luke 23:32 (Grouped with criminals)
44. Isa. 53:12 Fulfilled in 2 Cor. 5:21 (Sin-bearer for all mankind)
45. Isa. 53:12 Fulfilled in Luke 23:34 (Intercede to God in behalf of mankind)
46. Isa. 55:3 Fulfilled in Acts 13:34 (Resurrected by God)
47. Isa. 55:4 Fulfilled in John 18:37 (A witness)
48. Isa. 59:15-16 Fulfilled in John 6:40 (He would come to provide salvation)
49. Isa. 59:15-16 Fulfilled in Mt. 10:32 (Intercessor between man and God)
50. Isa. 59:20 Fulfilled in Luke 2:38 (He would come to Zion as their Redeemer)
51. Isa. 61:1-2 Fulfilled in Mt. 3:16-17 (The Spirit of God upon Him)
52. Isa. 61:1-2 Fulfilled in Luke 4:17-21 (The Messiah would preach the good news)
53. Isa. 61:1-2 Fulfilled in John 8:31-32 (Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death)
54. Isa. 61:1-2 Fulfilled in John 5:24 (Proclaim a period of grace)
55. Jer.23:5-6 Fulfilled in Luke 3:23-31 (Descendant of David)
56. Jer. 23:5-6 Fulfilled in John 13:13 (The Messiah would be God)
57. Jer. 23:5-6 Fulfilled in 1 Tim. 3:16 (The Messiah would be both God and Man)
58. Jer. 31:22 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:18-20 (Born of a virgin)
59. Jer. 31:31 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:28 (The Messiah would be the new covenant)
60. Jer. 33:14-15 Fulfilled in Luke 3:23-31 (Descendant of David)
61. Eze.17:22-24 Fulfilled in Luke 3:23-31 (Descendant of David)
62. Eze.34:23-24 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:1 (Descendant of David)
63. Dan. 7:13-14 Fulfilled in Acts 1:9-11 (He would ascend into heaven)
64. Dan. 7:13-14 Fulfilled in Eph. 1:20-22 (Highly exalted)
65. Dan. 7:13-14 Fulfilled in Luke 1:31-33 (His dominion would be everlasting)
66. Dan. 9:24 Fulfilled in Gal. 1:3-5 (To make an end to sins)
67. Dan. 9:24 Fulfilled in Luke 1:35 (He would be holy)
68. Dan. 9:25 Fulfilled in John 12:12-13 (Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem)
69. Dan. 9:26 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:35 (Killed)
70. Dan. 9:26 Fulfilled in Heb. 2:9 (Die for the sins of the world)
71. Dan. 9:26 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:50-51 (Killed before the destruction of the temple)
72. Dan. 10:5-6 Fulfilled in Rev. 1:13-16 (Messiah in a glorified state)
73. Hos. 13:14 Fulfilled in 1 Cor. 15:55-57 (He would defeat death)
74. Joel 2:32 Fulfilled in Rom. 10:12-13 (Offer salvation to all mankind)
75. Mic. 5:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 2:1-2 (Born in Bethlehem)
76. Mic. 5:2 Fulfilled in John 15:10 (God’s servant)
77. Mic. 5:2 Fulfilled in John 8:58 (From everlasting)
78. Hag. 2:6-9 Fulfilled in Luke 2:27-32 (He would visit the second Temple)
79. Hag. 2:23 Fulfilled in Luke 3:23-27 (Descendant of Zerubbabel)
80. Zech. 3:8 Fulfilled in John 17:4 (God’s servant)
81. Zech. 6:12-13 Fulfilled in Heb. 8:1 (Priest and King)
82. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in Mt. 21:8-10 (Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem)
83. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in John 12:12-13 (Beheld as King)
84. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in John 5:30 (The Messiah would be just)
85. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in Luke 19:10 (The Messiah would bring salvation)
86. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in Mt. 11:29 (The Messiah would be humble)
87. Zech. 9:9 Fulfilled in Mt. 21:6-9 (Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey)
88. Zech. 10:4 Fulfilled in Eph. 2:20 (The cornerstone)
89. Zech. 11:4-6 Fulfilled in Mt. 23:1-4 (At His coming, Israel will have unfit leaders)
90. Zech. 11:4-6 Fulfilled in Luke 19:41-44 (Rejection causes God to remove His protection)
91. Zech. 11:4-6 Fulfilled in John 19:13-15 (Rejected in favor of another king)
92. Zech. 11:7 Fulfilled in Mt. 9:35-36 (Ministry to “poor,” the believing remnant)
93. Zech. 11:8 Fulfilled in Mt. 23:33 (Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them)
94. Zech. 11:8 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:20 (Despised)
95. Zech. 11:9 Fulfilled in Mt. 13:10-11 (Stops ministering to those who rejected Him)
96. Zech. 11:10-11 Fulfilled in Luke 19:41-44 (Rejection causes God to remove protection)
97. Zech. 11:10-11 Fulfilled in John 14:7 (The Messiah would be God)
98. Zech. 11:12-13 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:14-15 (Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver)
99. Zech. 11:12-13 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:14-15 (Rejected)
100. Zech. 11:12-13 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:3-5 (Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord)

Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Part II

Another 100 amazing prophecies fulfilled by Jesus

1. Psa. 68:18 Fulfilled in Eph. 4:7-16 (To give gifts to men)
2. Psa. 68:18 Fulfilled in Luke 24:51 (Ascended into Heaven, see also 2 Kings 2:11)
3. Psa. 69:4 Fulfilled in John 15:25 (Hated without a cause)
4. Psa. 69:8 Fulfilled in Luke 8:20-21 (A stranger to own brethren)
5. Psa. 69:9 Fulfilled in John 2:17 (Zealous for the Lord’s House)
6. Psa. 69:14-20 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:36-45 (Christ’s anguish of soul before the crucifixion)
7. Psa. 69:20 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:38 (“My soul is exceeding sorrowful.”)
8. Psa. 69:21 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:34 (Given vinegar in thirst)
9. Psa. 69:26 Fulfilled in John 17:418:11 (The Savior given and smitten)
10. Psa. 72:10-11 Fulfilled in Mt. 2:1-11 (Great persons were to visit Him)
11. Psa. 72:16 Fulfilled in John 12:24 (The corn of wheat to fall into the ground)
12. Psa. 72:17 Fulfilled in John 1:12-13 (His name will produce offspring, those born of God)
13. Psa. 72:17 Fulfilled in Acts 2:11-1241 (All nations shall be blessed by Him)
14. Psa. 78:1-2 Fulfilled in Mt. 13:34-35 (He would teach in parables)
15. Psa. 78:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 7:29 (To speak the Wisdom of God with authority)
16. Psa. 88:8 Fulfilled in Luke 23:49 (Disciples stood afar off and watched)
17. Psa. 89:27 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32-33 (Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings)
18. Psa. 89:35-37 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32-33 (David’s Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever)
19. Psa. 89:36-37 Fulfilled in Rev. 1:5 (His character is faithfulness manifest)
20. Psa. 90:2 Fulfilled in John 1:1 (He is from everlasting [Micah 5:2])
21. Psa. 91:11-12 Fulfilled in Luke 4:10-11 (Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ)
22. Psa. 97:9 Fulfilled in Acts 1:11Eph. 1:20 (His exaltation predicted)
23. Psa. 100:5 Fulfilled in Mt. 19:16-17 (His character is goodness manifest)
24. Psa. 102:1-11 Fulfilled in John 21:16-30 (The suffering and reproach of Calvary)
25. Psa. 102:25-27 Fulfilled in Heb. 1:10-12 (Messiah is the pre-existent Son)
26. Psa. 109:25 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:39 (Ridiculed)
27. Psa. 110:1 Fulfilled in Mt. 22:43-44 (Son of David)
28. Psa. 110:1 Fulfilled in Mark 16:19 (To ascend to the right-hand of the Father)
29. Psa. 110:1 Fulfilled in Mt. 22:44-45 (David’s son called Lord)
30. Psa. 110:4 Fulfilled in Heb. 6:20 (A priest after Melchizedek’s order)
31. Psa. 112:4 Fulfilled in Mt. 9:36 (His character is compassionate and gracious)
32. Psa. 118:17-18 Fulfilled in Luke 24:5-71 Cor. 15:20 (Messiah’s Resurrection assured)
33. Psa. 118:22-23 Fulfilled in Mt. 21:42-43 (The rejected stone is Head of the corner)
34. Psa. 118:26 Fulfilled in Mt. 21:9 (The Blessed One presented to Israel)
35. Psa. 118:26 Fulfilled in Mt. 21:12-15 (To come a while Temple is standing)
36. Psa. 132:11 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32 (The Seed of David [the fruit of His Body])
37. Psa. 138:1-6 Fulfilled in Mt. 2:2-6 (The supremacy of David’s Seed amazes kings)
38. Psa. 147:3,6 Fulfilled in Luke 4:18 (The earthly ministry of Christ described)
39. Psa. 149:6 Fulfilled in Heb. 4:12 (Word of God sharper than a two edged sword)
40. Song. 5:16 Fulfilled in John 1:17 (The altogether lovely One)
41. Isa. 6:1 Fulfilled in John 12:40-41 (When Isaiah saw His glory)
42. Isa. 6:9-10 Fulfilled in Mt. 13:13-15 (Parables fall on deaf ears)
43. Isa. 6:9-12 Fulfilled in Acts 28:23-29 (Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words)
44. Isa. 7:14 Fulfilled in Luke 1:35 (Christ born of a virgin)
45. Isa. 7:14 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:18-23 (To be Emmanuel-God with us)
46. Isa. 8:8 Fulfilled in Mt. 28:20 (Called Emmanuel)
47. Isa. 8:14 Fulfilled in 1 Pet. 2:8 (A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense)
48. Isa. 9:1-2 Fulfilled in Mt. 4:12-17 (His ministry to begin in Galilee)
49. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Luke 1:31 (A child born-Humanity)
50. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32John 1:141 Tim. 3:16 (A Son given-Deity)
51. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Rom. 1:3-4 (Declared to be the Son of God with power)
52. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Luke 4:22 (The Wonderful One)
53. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Mt. 13:54 (The Counsellor)
54. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in Mt. 11:20 (The Mighty God)
55. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in John 8:58 (The Everlasting Father)
56. Isa. 9:6 Fulfilled in John 16:33 (The Prince of Peace, “Salem”)
57. Isa. 9:7 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32-33 (To establish an everlasting kingdom)
58. Isa. 9:7 Fulfilled in John 5:30 (His character is Justice manifested)
59. Isa. 9:7 Fulfilled in Luke 1:32-33 (No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace)
60. Isa. 11:1 Fulfilled in Mt. 2:23 (Called a Nazarene-the “Branch”)
61. Isa. 11:1 Fulfilled in Luke 3:23,32 (A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse)
62. Isa. 11:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 3:16-17 (The anointed One by the Spirit)
63. Isa. 11:2 Fulfilled in John 4:4-26 (His character is wisdom and understanding manifest)
64. Isa. 11:4 Fulfilled in John 14:6 (His character is Truth manifest)
65. Isa. 11:10 Fulfilled in John 12:18-21 (The Gentiles seek Him)
66. Isa. 12:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:21 (Called Jesus/Yeshua “phonic transference of Jehovah” in Hebrew)
67. Isa. 25:8 Fulfilled in I Cor. 15:54 (The Resurrection predicted)
68. Isa. 26:19 Fulfilled in John 11:43-44 (His power of Resurrection predicted)
69. Isa. 28:16 Fulfilled in Acts 4:11-12 (The Messiah is the precious corner stone)
70. Isa. 29:13 Fulfilled in Mt. 15:7-9 (He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word)
71. Isa. 29:14 Fulfilled in I Cor. 1:18-31 (The wise are confounded by the Word)
72. Isa. 32:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 23:37 (A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place)
73. Isa. 35:4 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:21 (He will come and save you)
74. Isa. 35:5 Fulfilled in Mt. 11:4-6 (To have a ministry of miracles)
75. Isa. 40:3-4 Fulfilled in John 1:23 (Preceded by forerunner)
76. Isa. 40:9 Fulfilled in John 1:3619:14 (“Behold your God.”)
77. Isa. 40:11 Fulfilled in John 10:10-18 (A shepherd-compassionate-life-giver)
78. Isa. 42:1-4 Fulfilled in Mt.12:18-21 (The servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer)
79. Isa. 42:2 Fulfilled in Mt. 11:28-30 (Meek and lowly)
80. Isa. 42:3 Fulfilled in John 4 (He brings hope for the hopeless)
81. Isa. 42:4 Fulfilled in John 12:20-26 (The nations shall wait on His teachings)
82. Isa. 42:6 Fulfilled in Luke 2:32 (The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles)
83. Isa. 42:1,6 Fulfilled in Mt. 28:19,20 (His is a Worldwide compassion)
84. Isa. 42:7 Fulfilled in John 9:25-38 (Blind eyes opened)
85. Isa. 43:11 Fulfilled in Acts. 4:12 (He is the only Savior)
86. Isa. 44:3 Fulfilled in John 16:7,13 (He will send the Spirit of God)
87. Isa. 45:23 Fulfilled in John 5:22Rom. 14:11 (He will be the Judge)
88. Isa. 48:12 Fulfilled in John 1:30Rev. 1:8,17 (The First and the Last)
89. Isa. 48:17 Fulfilled in John 3:2 17 (He came as a Teacher)
90. Isa. 49:1 Fulfilled in Mt. 1:18 (Called from the womb-His humanity)
91. Isa. 49:5 Fulfilled in Luke 1:31Phil. 2:7 (A Servant from the womb)
92. Isa. 49:6 Fulfilled in Luke 2:29-32 (He is Salvation for Israel)
93. Isa. 49:6 Fulfilled in Acts 13:47 (He is the Light of the Gentiles)
94. Isa. 49:6 Fulfilled in Acts 15:7-18 (He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth)
95. Isa. 49:7 Fulfilled in John 8:48-49 (He is despised of the Nation of Israel)
96. Isa. 50:3 Fulfilled in Luke 23:44-45 (Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation)
97. Isa. 50:4 Fulfilled in Mt. 11:28-29 (He is a learned counselor for the weary of heart)
98. Isa. 50:5 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:39 (The Servant bound willingly to obedience)
99. Isa. 50:6 Fulfilled in Mt. 27:26 (“I gave my back to the smiters.”)
100. Isa. 50:6 Fulfilled in Mt. 26:67 (He was smitten on the cheeks)

If Jesus was God, why did He say “No one is good but God alone”?

English: Icon of Jesus Christ

It is often claimed by Muslims and other Skeptics that in Mark 10:17-22 Jesus denies His divinity by rejecting the notion that He is good. It reads as follows:

“As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ ‘Teacher,’ he declared, ‘all these I have kept since I was a boy.’ Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ At this, the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.”

From this passage the idea is sometimes taken that Jesus is denying his own goodness, and therefore, throwing out any chance of being recognized as part of the Godhead.Is Jesus here rebuking the man for calling Him good and thereby denying His deity? No. Rather, He is using a penetrating question to push the man to think through the implications of his own words, to understand the concept of Jesus’ goodness and, most especially, the man’s lack of goodness. The young ruler “went away sad” (Mark 10:22) because he realized that although he had devoted himself to keeping the commandments, he had failed to keep the greatest of the commandments—love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Matthew 22:37-38). The man’s riches were of more worth to him than God, and thus he was not “good” in the eyes of God.

Jesus is essentially saying to the ruler, “Do you know what you are implying? You say I am good; but only God is good; therefore, you realize that you are identifying me with God?” [Brooks, commentary on Mark, 162] In Jewish thought, God was pre-eminently good, so that the ruler was indeed offering Jesus a compliment usually reserved for God. Since it is quite unlikely that the ruler truly believed that Jesus was identifiable as God the Son, this looks more like an effort by Jesus to make the man think about what he is saying before he blurts it out or engages in indiscriminate flattery.

Thus it is appropriate that Jesus parry the compliment in a way that does not specifically deny his membership in the Godhead.In short, there isn’t anything here that has Jesus denying goodness, or membership in the Godhead — just teaching an overenthusiast and/or challenger a lesson. Such an interpretation is substantiated by passages such as John 10:11 wherein Jesus declares Himself to be “the good shepherd.” Similarly in John 8:46, Jesus asks, “Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?” Of course the answer is “no.” Jesus was “without sin” (Hebrews 4:15), holy and undefiled (Hebrews 7:26), the only One who “knew no sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The logic can thus be summarized as follows:

1: Jesus claims only God is good.

2: Jesus claims to be good.

3: Therefore, Jesus claims to be God.

So in conclusion Jesus’ question to the man is not to deny His deity, but rather to draw the man to recognize Christ’s divine identity.

 Sources :Extracts from tektonics.org,gotquestions.org

Let God Do It His Way

Life started out on a canvas,
With Christ making a painting of me;
But I took the paint brush from Jesus,
And painted what I wished to see.

…The colors I painted kept running,
And the objects grew all out of size
Till the mess I made on the canvas
Seemed now so completely unwise.

Then I brought back the canvas to Jesus
With the colors and figures so wrong,
In the market it simply was worthless,
Yet His blood made my painting belong.

He stood there with no condemnation,
Never mentioned the mess I had made;
He just started the painting all over,
For the price had already been paid.

As He dipped His brush in the rainbow,
The colors grew brighter in hue;
And in the Glory of Heaven’s Salvation
Brought the forms in perspective anew.

Since I took the brush back to Jesus,
And let Him do the picture for me;
I’ve found that the painting by Jesus,
Is the one that I first hoped to see.