The purpose of the Old Testament is not only to tell the story of the Israelites, what God did for them and how they rebelled. Its true purpose is to predict the coming of the “anointed one” or Messiah, who would bring not just salvation to a broken world, but justice and everlasting peace. Moreover, there are 16 psalms that are considered Messianic Psalms, with all or part of them undoubtedly proclaiming the coming Messiah — Jesus. In the first of a 2-part special Sunday Pslams series, I present the first 8 of them. Let’s dig in…
I’ve done studies on Psalms 1-33. As I do more studies, I will link the rest of them. I’ll be reading from the New Living Translation (NLT). I’m recording the reading of these psalms on Christmas for a reason that I’ll explain at the end.
Only Jesus can be the person who fulfilled all these Psalms
In 1958, renowned mathematics and astronomy professor Peter Stoner studied and calculated the chances of the fulfillment of Messianic prophecies. He concluded that the probability of even 8 of those 108 prophecies coming to pass is, conservatively, one in 100,000,000,000,000,000. That’s one in one hundred quadrillion. Just EIGHT out of 108!
This makes Christmas one of the most significant miracles in history.