The Plan - Saturday, March 1, 2014

Prophecy Thread of Week 43

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth:
Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.

GOD DESIRES OBEDIENCE NOT SACRIFICE

The natural mind does not understand the things of God (Rom 8:6-7). The natural mind believes that something we do will earn our salvation and righteousness with God. However, this prophecy states the true desire of God’s heart is not a work we can perform, but a heart attitude of willingness to obey Him in being merciful with love.

PROMISED

THE LORD’S CASE AGAINST ISRAEL

Mic 6:6 With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

ISRAEL UNREPENTANT

726 BC (U)

Hos 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

FULFILLED

HOSTILITY OF THE PHARISEES GROWS

31 AD (U)

Mat 9:13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

JESUS’ RESPONSE

31 AD, 31 AD (U)

Mat 12:7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.

Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system.
** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.

Excerpts drawn from The Plan: The Chronology of God’s Word from Creation to Completion, published by The Plan Bible™, Inc. Copyright © 2010, 2012.  All rights reserved worldwide. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. WARNING: This book is not transferable. It is for your own personal use. It cannot be sold, shared, or loaned as that is an infringement of the copyright. No portion of this book may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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