How well do you know the scriptures? I am including one quote from each prophet, many of them associated with Jesus. Can you identify which quote comes from which prophet? Rather than order them easiest to hardest, I have arranged them in a thematic order. Hint: Process of elimination, if you know that a certain prophecy is by Isaiah, then eliminate him from the list since he won’t appear a second time. Also, expect a couple of curve balls.
1 ~ Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
2 ~ Gather together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in the last days.
3 ~ But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.
4 ~ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
5 ~ Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.
6 ~ Then I said, “I have been cast out of Your sight; yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.”
7 ~ Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.
8 ~ I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?
9 ~ For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
10 ~ Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. For I raise My hand to heaven, and say, “As I live forever, if I whet My glittering sword, and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, and repay those who hate Me.”
11 ~ The Lord has sworn and will not relent, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
12 ~ As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out My sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.
13 ~ And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
14 ~ Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as King and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
15 ~ For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.
16 ~ And I will shake all nations, and the Desire of All Nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.
17 ~ The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
18 ~ The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
19 ~ But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; you shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
20 ~ Also I will set His hand over the sea, And His right hand over the rivers. He shall cry to Me, ‘You are My Father, My God, and the rock of My salvation.’ Also I will make Him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. My mercy I will keep for Him forever, and My covenant shall stand firm with Him. His seed also I will make to endure forever, and His throne as the days of heaven.
21 ~ And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
22 ~ So may all Your enemies perish, O LORD! But Your friends be like the sun as he rises in his might.
And for a bonus:
He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.
Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13
-The Orange Mailman