Ps.138:8 “The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”
The next prophecy we would be examining is, the Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isa.61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. 2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” This prophecy is fulfilled in Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” We see a direct fulfillment of this prophecy in the life of Jesus.
The seventeenth prophecy is that the Messiah would be betrayed. The prophecy is in Ps.41:9 “Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.” Zec.11:12 “And I said to them, “If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.” So they counted out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—this magnificent sum at which they valued me! So I took the thirty coins and threw them to the potter in the Temple of the Lord.” The fulfillment is in Luke 22:47 “But even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet him with a kiss. 48 But Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Matt.26:14 “Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests 15 and asked, “How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus.” This is so precise, so accurate, leaving no room for guess work. Zechariah said Jesus would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver. When Judas showed up before the priest, he asked for the exact thirty pieces of silver. How come he did not ask for twenty pieces of silver or fifty pieces of silver? What is the relevance to us? Firstly, you could say that inflation did not affect the value of Jesus. Next is, Jesus says, I chose you twelve and one of you is a devil. Yet we get surprised when we are betrayed because betrayal is never palatable. Like every other prophecy, the relevance of this prophecy is multifaceted. Dig in deeper and trust the Holy Spirit to show you more. There is always more in God.
Prayer: Father, let the days of my life follow the details of Your plan, in Jesus Name. Amen!