365 Prophecies: Prophecy 132
The Messiah will be the eternal God, who made all things.
Old Testament Prediction:
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
New Testament Fulfillment:
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Colossians 1:16 For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds…
The great mystery of the universe is that God, who spoke the universe into existence, died on a Roman cross 2,000 years ago for the sins of all people.
1 Timothy 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. (NIV)
Why would the One who made all things, make Himself subject to the creation He made? It is beyond comprehension why the eternal God would be willing to die for sinful man. When the angels disobeyed God, there was no plan of salvation offered them. We are unique amongst all the creation of God. Only the descendants of Adam have been offered the life of the Son of God—in payment for their sins. This is a gift of unparalleled worth that every person on the earth should eagerly seek with all their heart.
This 132nd prophecy from Psalms 90:2, predicts that when the Messiah arrives, He will be the eternal God who “formed the earth and the world.” The term from everlasting to everlasting is a reference to God’s eternality. He has no beginning and He will have no end. No other God created our God, nor did he require a first cause. He is eternal, self-existent, and has no need of anything outside of Himself.
We would not know that Psalm 90:2 was prophetic, except for the words of the New Testament in which Jesus is described as the one through whom the universe was created. Colossians 1:16-17 describes Jesus as the Creator of all things. If Jesus created all things, then He must be before all other things and could not Himself be created.
Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (ESV)
Because Psalms 90:2 describes the one who made all things as God—this paired with Colossians 1:16-17, John 1:1, and Hebrews 1:1-2 (above), describing Jesus as the agent of all creation and revealed to us as the Messiah—we understand that Psalms 90:2 is prophetic. This verse of scripture defines the Messiah who died for us, as the agent of all creation.
How is it that God, who made all things, would be willing to die for the creatures He made? This is the great mystery revealed to us by these many prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures. God’s love is so vividly displayed in the person of Jesus Christ, that we are able to see Him clearly and understand who He is, by the things He has done for us.
We know and understand who God is—by His Son. We live and move and have our being by Him and through Him, and because of Him (Acts 17:28). All that has been, and all that will be, are determined and ordered by our great God and His Messiah, Jesus Christ.