209: Isaiah 43:11
365 Prophecies: Prophecy 209
The Messiah will be the only Savior available to all mankind.
Old Testament Prediction:
Isaiah 43:11 “I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior.”
New Testament Fulfillment:
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Acts 4:10-12 “let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
How can a person know for certain, the correct path to God? There are hundreds of religions, churches, and public speakers who claim to be the only bridge between God and man.
First, we must ask: Are there really many paths to God, or is there a single method by which God requires human beings to travel? When this question is answered by those who are uniformed and have no real knowledge of these matters, almost universally, the answer is: All paths lead to God. When we take the time to study the various religions of the world, we find that there is only one which stands apart from all others as logical, practical, universal, and cosmologically viable. The God of the Hebrews revealed Himself in a way that compels the reasonable person to conclude—He must be the One true God.
Let is imagine for a moment, a God who has existed forever. He has no beginning, nor will He have an end. He is unlimited in all capacities and possesses infinite wisdom and knowledge. His power is without boundaries and there is nothing which is impossible for Him. This is the God which the Bible presents to mankind. Why should we trust the God reveled by the Hebrew scriptures over the many other God’s of history? Simple. Only the God of the Bible has proven His unique qualifications as God, by presenting to us scientific knowledge of the universe during a time when man had no knowledge of these facts. The God of the Bible presents these scientific facts of the universe to us—precisely as they have existed since the beginning of the Cosmos.
1. In the beginning there was nothing, when suddenly, the universe came into existence (Genesis 1:1)
2. Time, Space, and Matter came into existence at the same precise moment (Genesis 1:1)
3. The number of stars in the universe are so great in number, they cannot be counted (Jeremiah 33:22).
4. The Sun follows a circular course through the universe Psalms 19:4-6).
5. The Earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22).
6. The Earth hangs in empty space, suspended by gravity (Job 26:7).
7. All matter in the universe is made up of invisible material, consisting of Atoms (Hebrews 11:3).
8. The invisible physiology and function of the human body (Genesis 17:12).
For detailed information regarding the above principles of the universe, see the chapter: The Universe Exists as Empirical Evidence For God.
No other religion of the world has ever conveyed through the writings of their scriptures, such detailed knowledge of the universe, prior to the scientific discovery of these facts by men—as they were discovered much later. The One True God has presented these facts to us as proof that He is the one we who made the universe and the only one to whom we should trust.
Deuteronomy 4:35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.
The God of the Bible claims that He is the only God and He specifically declares that He knows of no other God’s.
I know of no other God.
Isaiah 44:8 “Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.”
There is no other God besides Me.
Isaiah 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me.”
There is no other Savior, except God.
Isaiah 45:21 Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me.
First, God says that there is no other God whom He knows.
Second, God says that there is no other God besides Him.
Third, God says that He is the only Savior.
Logically, if there is an infinite intelligence with the power to create the universe, then there could be no other being who could claim this distinction. There can only be one perfect and almighty God. All others who claim to be “God” would be counterfeits and liars and would themselves—originated as a creation of the One True God. Lucifer is an example of a created being with immense power who sought the title of God—yet was denied this title and cast out of the presence of the One True God.
Isaiah 14:13 For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
God will not share His Glory with any other created being, nor should any created being seek such glory. This right belongs to God alone.
Isaiah 48:11 …I will not give My glory to another.
The one true God has absolute authority, and He will not share this authority with any other created being. In the case of the God revealed by the Bible, He exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are One God. What makes these three One is their absolute unity of mind, power, and will in all things. God is perfect in every regard. It is impossible that He could sin. If God could sin, if He were imperfect in any regard—He could not be God. There is nothing that He does not know, there is no knowledge that He must acquire. His perfection in all things is the reason that He alone is given the title of God.
For this reason, we must understand that the one true God is always good and magnanimous, who is forever loving, kind and gracious. God could be nothing less, or He would not be God.
If Jesus claimed to be the only Savior of the world, then He must be God, or He is a liar.
Isaiah’s prophecy is that God will send only One Savior, the Messiah. This settles all disputes regarding which way is the right way to heaven. It is clear that the only one qualified to bring us to heaven is the one who can prove that He is the Messiah.
How will He prove that He is the Messiah?
He must fulfill all the Old Testament prophecies which describe the work and ministry of the One true Savior. In this revelation, we realize just how important these 365 prophecies are. Everything else in the Bible, in our Christian life, in this world, and in this universe, are centered around these Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah. If we can demonstrate that any one person in the history of the world has fulfilled all of these prophecies, then this person is the Messiah and the Only Savior of the World.
This book proves that the identity of the Messiah is the man, Jesus of Nazareth.
The only true and living God has made a singular way to heaven that all people might know and understand. It is based on the life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God—who gave Himself for all of us. God identifies and validates this person by the use of prophecy. Hundreds and even thousands of years before events are to take place, God spoke and revealed what the only Savior of the world would be like, where He would be born, what He would say, and what He would do.
Romans 4:17 …God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did…
Joshua 23:14 “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.”
Upon careful comparison of these 365 Old Testament prophecies, written to introduce us to the promised Messiah, we find that Jesus perfectly fulfilled every one with one hundred percent accuracy. There is no doubt that He is the One to whom the Bible is speaking of when it makes predictions about the arrival of the Savior of the world.
Jesus fulfills this 209th Old Testament Prophecy because He is the only One qualified to be the Messiah and the only Savior of the world.
 Why did the Lord instruct Abraham to wait eight days? Babies are born without the ability to coagulate their blood and stop bleeding. This ability comes from the presence of vitamin “K” in the blood stream. It is not until the seventh day that vitamin K is produced in the blood of an infant.1 Should Abraham—tried to circumcise his son too soon, the resulting profuse bleeding could have killed his son.
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