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.
MESSIAH TO BE OBEDIENT
The Bible says that Christ learned obedience, becoming a servant and obeying even to the point of death on a cross (Php 2:8). It was prophesied that He would not be rebellious; that means He was submitted to God the Father. We too, as we are submitted to God’s will we come to hear His voice as Christ could hear (Isa 50:4, Jhn 10:4).
THE SERVANT’S OBEDIENCE
Isa 50:4 The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
Isa 50:5 The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT
33 AD, 33 AD (U)
Jhn 14:31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave.
CHRIST PRAYS ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
33 AD, 33 AD (U)
Mat 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
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.