“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” Matthew 5:41
The Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament that were literally fulfilled hundreds of years later in the life of Jesus are such phenomenal evidence that it sets the Bible apart from all other books ever printed. Look at just a few of the prophecies of the coming Messiah that were fulfilled in the first advent of Jesus:
The day I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, the church sang “Amazing Grace” as they came by to give me the right hand of fellowship into the church. I had heard that old hymn all my life, but for the first time I really understood it.
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.” God’s grace is truly amazing and I had been under deep conviction by the Holy Spirit and knew what a miserable wretch and sinner I really was. “Twa’s grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieved.” It was grace that caused God to convict me of sin, and it was by grace through faith that I was saved from sin.
Howard Hughes, one of the wealthiest men of his day said, “I am the most miserable man on earth.” Evidently wealth is not a guarantee of happiness. A preacher held for years in a communist prison said the joy of the Lord filled him every afternoon and he danced before the Lord to the amazement of his captors. Happiness cannot be prevented by adverse circumstances.