IF quotes are from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
THREE PROPHECIES RELATING TO CHRIST'S BIRTH (more next week)
Prophecy: Christ's Virgin Birth - Isaiah 7:14 NKJV – “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Fulfillment: Matthew 1:22,23 NKJV – “So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name, Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.’”
Prophecy: Christ's Humanity and Kingdom - Isaiah 9:6,7 NKJV – “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever…”
Fulfillment: Luke 1:31,32 NKJV – “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His Father David.”
Prophecy: Christ's Place of Birth - Micah 5:2 NKJV - "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting."
Fulfillment: Matthew 2:4-6 NKJV - "...where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, 'In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it was written by the prophets: But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come a Ruler who will shepherd My people Israel.'"