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He was not the kind of man that most people would consider a powerful leader, or conqueror of nations. He worked with His hands and shaped wood from trees into useful objects for life. He used no force to compel anyone, He spoke humbly, and treated the lost, the broken, and the poor, with great compassion and love.

He did not attend a prominent Rabbinical school to learn the ancient scriptures. He was no author or traveling evangelist. There were no accolades or parades when He came into the world, though He created all that exists by the words of His mouth.

He was rejected, despised, ridiculed, scourged and crucified. While bearing unimaginable suffering Himself, the constant desire of His heart was to bring freedom to His tormentors. To the men who tortured Him: “Father, forgiven them.” To the repentant thief on the cross who had mocked Him moments before: “Today you will be with me in paradise.” To the whole world, a promise: “It is finished.” The work of your redemption is complete, eternal life is yours, heaven is your eternal home.

His heart burst from within as the mounting pressure of bearing the sins of the world pushed his body beyond the stress than any man had ever bore. He commanded His spirit to depart His body. He breathed His last, His blood poured out, His work– finished.

For three days, He lay in the borrowed tomb of a friend, his body experiencing no decay. On the first day of the week, a spectacular event–equalled, only by the first moments of the universe; when light exploded into the darkness of this world and He was alive once more.

When we read the New Testament narrative of Jesus, we are struck by the impossibility of this story. There are many aspects of the accounts that the writers are describing that were not expected by Israel, nor the world. The idea that God would visit the earth in the form of human being. The thought that the natural laws of the universe could be suspended by the voice of a man. How could anyone speak to a raging sea and calm it?The possibility that a person could shout at a tomb and the dead would return to life. It’s a good thing that Jesus said the name of Lazarus when He commanded Him to rise; otherwise the dead from the whole world would have risen.

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Follow the beginning of Jesus’ ministry through the prophetic words of Moses, David, and the Prophets. See each part of Jesus’ life as it relates to the entire Bible and the manner in which He determined to fulfill over 400 of the predictions that were made concerning the Messiah.

Understand each of the events that Jesus experienced and controlled with precision, so that He would meet every requirement that was required of the One who would be the Savior of the world.

Experience the six illegal trials of Jesus and learn how every part of this process, violated the existing laws of the Jews. Examine the manner in which Jesus controlled those who sought to control Him.

See the love and compassion of Jesus as He interacted with people; emphasizing His presence on earth for the express purpose of allowing us to see what God is like.

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What if you could open your Bible and find the Hebrew prophecies which describe the Messiah, and the stunning fulfillments of these scriptures, all in one place?

After forty-one years of intense study, research, teaching, and writing, this Messianic Prophecy Bible is now available. With more than 4,400 pages, this new Bible provides the reader with a simple and concise ability to understand how Jesus fulfilled every prophecy that was written for the Messiah.

Beginning with the Old Testament scriptures, the reader can simply read through the text and view the relevant Messianic Prophecies that were written to describe the coming Savior of the World. Each prophecy from the Old Testament, which describes a particular aspect of the Messiah, is indicated by a link or multiple links. When you click on one of these links, you are directed to an extensive commentary that fully defines this prophecy and how a specific event of Jesus’ life and ministry, fulfilled the words of the Hebrew prophet. As an added benefit, the commentary that is written for each of these prophecies; has an important and personal application for your own life.

As you read through the New Testament, each relevant verse of scripture that has an Old Testament prediction, is also indicated by a link. When this link is clicked on, you are directed to the Old Testament Bible where this verse is located. As you read through the context of the verses where this prophecy is located, you will be astounded at how God placed a seemingly unrelated verse of scripture that speaks of the Messiah; in the midst of other scriptures that describe several other subjects.

Many of these Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah have earlier fulfillments that took place during the life of the prophet who wrote his prediction. As these earlier fulfillments took place, the people of that day watched the words of the prophet come to pass, giving them confidence that the later fulfillments of this same prophecy would also be fulfilled many years later.

The commentary for each of these prophecies is extensive and thorough. There are often dozens of links within each of these commentaries that bring you to several other places in the Old and New Testament Bible. This Bible also contains 1,400 citations that support each point that is made throughout the 2,400 pages of in-depth commentary and notes.

For the first time, we have the capacity to read through the Bible and see how many events that took place during Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, were specific fulfillments of an Old Testament prophecy.

I have found that even after four decades of studying, writing and teaching these verses of scripture, my understanding of the Bible has increased dramatically, as a result of studying this Messianic Bible. Understanding these prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, has caused my mind to comprehend the great salvation that He has accomplished for us, in a manner that I never dreamed possible.

It is my hope that you will find a similar result in your own efforts. May the Lord richly bless you as you study His word.



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Jesus InterestingA Unique Life

There is one man who is so distinct amongst all other men who have lived upon the earth, that He is worthy of careful examination. Many people have great difficulty with the Christian church and organized religion–and so they should. The religions of men are frequently a catastrophe of errors and diversely opposite from who Jesus is and what He represents.

Jesus is not a religion, He is not a church. He claimed to be God, living within the flesh of a man, and the only Savior of the world. Either He is a liar, a man delusional, or He was telling the truth. It is our responsibility to examine the evidence for His life and determine if He is who He claimed to be.

Jesus never commanded men to join a particular church or religion, He said “Follow Me.”

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I will come again

Concerning the return of Jesus to the earth, here is what we know for certain: He came before, He promised to come again.

History is replete with many myths. There is no shortage of colorful people who have made grandiose claims over the years of recorded history. There are many critics of the Bible today who claim that Jesus is a fictitious person who never existed. When we examine the actual facts of antiquity, we find that Jesus not only existed and is a genuine person, history has left us a tremendous amount of proof for His existence. The detailed records of the Roman Senate, as well as the Jewish Talmud, both contain specific references to Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate. These records are not complimentary nor sympathetic parties, but adversarial and hostile witnesses who describe Him as a false prophet, disrupter of the peace, and the cause of great uprising in Palestine during that period of history. The Romans and the Jews had no desire to preserve any record of Jesus life or death, yet this is precisely what they accomplished by their antagonistic comments in their preserved documents.

The records of the Romans and the Jews, both reveal that Jesus was in Palestine during the same time period of time that the New Testament narrative also places Him there.

There is no mistake, Jesus is a real person of history and He was in Israel in 32 A.D.

Near the end of His ministry, Jesus promised His followers that He would come again when everything was ready. There were many events of world history that needed to take place first, before He could return. When theses things were completed, He said that He would come again.

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. —John 14:2-3

Part of the problem in our understanding of the correct timing for Jesus return, has to do with our lack of information regarding the specifics of the Rapture. We simply do not know how much time will take place between the promise of Jesus arrival for His church in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, and the fulfillment of that promise. This is a common difficulty in interpreting all of the major prophecies of the Bible. (more…)


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It is really very easy to demonstrate—from the Bible, how God controlled time, changed circumstances, move people and events—to exact a specific outcome, in order to accomplish His will.

There are many instances throughout the Bible where seemingly ordinary circumstances have taken place, that are in fact, orchestrated and controlled by the Lord. (more…)


Whatever we might believe about Jesus, it is clear that He believed Himself to be the fulfillment of the Hebrew scriptures regarding the Messiah. When we examine the New Testament narrative, it is really quite compelling. Either Jesus is a liar, He is deluded, or He really is the Messiah. The evidence for the later is overwhelming. (more…)


The New Book: “The Prophecies of the Messiah,” is a 3,000 page treatise on the 365 Old Testament Prophecies that Jesus fulfilled in the narrative of the New Testament. at Amazon Kindle eBooks.

POM CoverA Personal Application

There are countless books on the subject of Bible Prophecy. Most former publications are centered on the study of prophecies which concern the last days of earth.

This book is about how the Hebrew prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, are personally applied to your life.

Most people do not realize that everything that Jesus fulfilled, also has a wonderful principle behind it. These illustrations are not simply dry prophecies with a scholarly explanation, but real hard facts of life, which enhance and encourage anyone who will read them.

Most of the text of this book is devoted to encouraging the reader in their everyday life. As the Messiah, Jesus displayed such stunning wisdom in all of the circumstances of His life—the wise will study and emulate Him in all He said and did.

Even if you know very little about the Bible and find the entire subject of Christianity a mystery, the Prophecies of the Messiah will bring both into clear view. The practical points of the Messiah’s prophecies, give us wisdom in how to live a life that is full of peace, hope, and contentment. The life that the Messiah has displayed for us during His short time on earth, reveals a manner of living that is in complete opposition to the world in which we live. The Messiah shows us how wrong the world is in the way that it views human beings and how they are treated.

It is the way in which Jesus spoke to people and the manner in which He treated those that He met, that is of greatest interest. In this, we observe how God feels about us and the tender care and compassion that He has for all people.

The Messiah reveals a life that is founded on a new beginning, a life that this world could never impart to us. In the world, once you have failed, you are often set aside and forgotten. The Messiah shows us how failure is not the end of our life, it is an opportunity for a wonderful new beginning. The way that the Messiah has chosen for us—He has also prepared. This is a path that is guided by His wisdom, comforted by His compassion, and directed by His knowledge of all that is ahead. It is in the Prophecies of the Messiah that we find this way into a new life. (more…)


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POM CoverThe principle of Messianic Prophecy is well established in the Bible. From the beginning of the Hebrew prophets, it was understood that a Messiah was promised by God in The First Prophecy of the Bible. This web site contains a detailed list of 365 Messianic Prophecies that fully validate the promises and fulfillments of God’s desire to send the Anointed One to earth.

At the time that Jesus was born, the arrival of the Messiah was considered imminent. Even the ungodly king, Herod, was aware of the Hebrew prophecies which described the arrival of the Messiah. Herod was one of the most paranoid individuals of all time. He was said to be so afraid that someone would conspire to take his throne, that he had his wife and sons murdered. Confirmation of Herod’s vitriol fear of a usurper to his throne, comes from an extra-biblical source by a Roman writer, Macrobius, who described Herod’s paranoia:

“When he [emperor Augustus] heard that among the boys in Syria under two years old whom Herod, king of the Jews, had ordered to kill, his own son was also killed, he said: it is better to be Herod’s pig, than his son.”[1]

This comment by Macrobius also confirms the Gospel account of Matthew 2:16-18, describing the reason for this massacre of innocent children: to kill the infant Jesus. As Herod issues an order to kill all of the baby boys in Bethlehem who were two years old and under, he also orders the execution of his own son.

This gives us an additional secular source for confirmation of Jesus existence as a child in Bethlehem, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Micah 5:2 for the birth of the Messiah, and Jeremiah 31:15 for the unsuccessful attempt on His life. (more…)


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Many of the most significant prophecies which concern the Messiah and the Last Days, have two parts: an earlier fulfillment, as well as a later fulfillment. This is particularly observed in the Prophecies contained within Isaiah chapter 61. Jesus demonstrated how this earlier and later fulfillment of the same prophecy is possible as He opens the scroll of Isaiah in the city of Nazareth.

Isaiah 61:1a “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me.”

There are four prophecies from Isaiah Chapter 61:1-2 that speak in detail of the Messiah’s introduction to the world. They are undoubtably some of the most amazing predictions that are given to us by God, in the Bible.

As Jesus comes into Nazareth, He arrives at the synagogue to serve on a specific Sabbath as the guest speaker. He is handed the scroll from the Prophet Isaiah, which has apparently already been unrolled to the portion of scripture that would be read on that specific day.[1] Amazingly, the verses of scripture which has been chosen for Jesus to read from is Isaiah 61:1-2:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,…” Then He closed the book. —Luke chapter 4

Luke records for us that what happened next, stunned the listeners: (more…)


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The Prophet Isaiah describes the Messiah arriving in Jerusalem on a specific day–to present Himself as the fulfillment of all Hebrew prophecy.

Isaiah 59:20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the LORD.

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy of Messiah by coming into Jerusalem on one specific Day. This was the day that the Lamb was presented to be examined for defects–before he was offered on Passover. This was the precise day that Daniel predicted the Messiah would make Himself known.

Matthew 21:1-11 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!” And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

This prophecy of Isaiah describes the Messiah making His arrival at Jerusalem (Zion).

It is interesting that the disciples, on a few occasions, sought to convince Jesus to go to Jerusalem and declare His identity. It is certain that by this time, the men who were closest to Jesus had already come to understand that He was the Messiah. It it also likely that they understood from certain scriptures, such as this prophecy from Isaiah 59:20, that the Messiah would be revealed at Jerusalem. On all former occasions, Jesus’ response was always the same: My time has not yet come…

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