Bonnie Gay Patterson
Compiler, Author, Illustrator
On the road to Emmaus, shortly after his resurrection, Jesus joined two disciples deep in conversation as they reasoned about the events of the previous week. The whole historical account is in Luke 24 verses 13-32 , we shall focus on verses 25-27: “Then He said to them, 'O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?' And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” I would have loved to have been there to hear all the Messianic prophesies expounded by Jesus Himself, but alas I was not. The early apostles and disciples took this understanding of the suffering of the Christ and “turned the world upside down” within 30 years of Jesus' death and resurrection “saying there is another king, Jesus.” Acts 17:1-7
From the book of Genesis through Malachi prophesies of the coming Messiah proclaimed his uniqueness. The Old Testament pointed forward to the One that would bring salvation and release from sin and death. The New Testament pointed to Jesus as the One that the prophets, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, had described. This book is dedicated to clearly putting together the prophecy and the fulfillment in a easy to understand format for adults and children.
The format of THE KING IS COMING follows the life of Jesus chronologically from birth to his death, resurrection and ascension. At the top of the page is the prophesy, with the approximate date it was foretold, and at the bottom is the fulfillment; the picture relates to the fulfillment. While Jesus walked this earth he fulfilled 333 prophesies, I have included about 100. I also included some of the 270 prophesies of his second coming to raise the readers hope in the future Kingdom of God.
It is my hope that THE KING IS COMING will help to bring back the original gospel evangelizing that lite the fire of faith in the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ, and will help you, the reader, to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you”(1Peter 3:15).
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This Version: 5th June 2014