Thursday, April 21, 2005

Christ walked through the gates of Jerusalem on the exact day fortold by Daniel

Love of God: "the Book of Daniel (chapter 9, verse 25) foretells the very day Christ would enter Jerusalem before his trial and crucifixion. The prophecy states: 69 weeks of years (69 x 7 = 483 years) would pass from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem, until the coming of the Messiah. (This is according to the Babylonian 360-day calendar, as Daniel was written in Babylon during the Jewish captivity.) Thus, 483 years x 360 days = 173,880 days. According to records found by Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson in the Shushan (Susa) Palace, and confirmed in Nehemiah 2:1, this decree was made on March 14th, 445 BC, by Ataxerxes Longimanus. Exactly 173,880 days later, on April 6th, 32 AD, Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem upon a colt (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9). The world celebrates this day as Palm Sunday. Four days later, Christ was murdered upon the cross, and three days after His death, He rose from the dead. After showing Himself to His disciples, admonishing them to persevere despite persecution from this wicked world, He ascended into Heaven to await the end of this age.
Love of God: His Love Manifested Through His Only Begotten Son
Jesus Christ is the Love of God. 'In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins' (I John 4:9-10). "

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