Christ will be the incarnate God –
Prophecy: Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. (NIV)
Fulfillment: Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”– which means, “God with us.” (NIV)
Christ will be a descendant of Abraham –
Prophecy – Genesis 12:3; Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18 Genesis 18:18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. (NIV) Genesis 22:18″. . . and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” (NIV)
Fulfillment – Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:8, 16 Galatians 3:16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. (NIV)
A Prayer: Father, as I work through some of the prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth, I am amazed at the specifics which You gave…and fulfilled. You planned all of it in such a precise manner and fulfilled it to the letter. You are faithful to Your Word. Nothing changes Your plans. When You speak, nothing changes what You say…and therefore, I can rest assured that what You say will happen in my life, will occur. . . Your promises are sure!