Coincidence Concerning a Prophecy of John the Baptist and It's Fulfillment

Published Date: 
May 11, 2006

The Book of Isaiah has been called by many "the miniature Bible". It has 66 chapters just as our Bible has 66 books. An odd thing occurs starting at chapter 40 of Isaiah. The content of the book changes so much that some have claimed there were two different authors. Perhaps God was showing us something about this miniature Bible. The separation goes like this, the first 39 chapters go together and the last 27 chapters go together. Our Old testament has 39 books and the New Testament has of course 27 books. What a coincidence huh? That's not all. Isaiah chapter 40 (which would be the equivalent to the Book of Matthew- the 40th book) has a prophecy about John the Baptist. It occurs in verse number 3, here it is "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.". Wouldn't it be interesting if this prophecy from Isaiah 40:3 was associated with John the Baptist in the Book of Matthew (the 40th book being equivalent to the 40th chapter) and chapter number 3? Check out Matthew 3:3, "For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.". Only God could put together a book like that.

Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.