In our study of biblical prophecy, we have seen that Jesus Christ richly fulfilled the words of the Prophets, and in fact the words of the Law and the Writings too! His statement in Luke 24 was true, and one can see that he could easily have spoken for hours about how he fulfilled the O.T. Scriptures. But what are the chances that this remarkable pattern of prediction, foreshadowing, and fulfillment would have taken place?

In probability, you multiply the chances of successive events to determine the overall likelihood of their taking place in combination. For example, the odds of flipping a coin which lands "heads" is 1/2

the odds of two "heads" in a row is 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4. (The odds of a match with two flips is only 1/2 , since the first flip will yield either a head or a tail with probability 1.0, which means total certainty, and 1 x 1/2 = 1/2.)

Let's say that I "prophesy" to you that:
1. Tomorrow you will lose something which belongs to you. Next,
2. Someone will speak to you, initiating the conversation.
3. It will be a man
4. from North Dakota.
5. He will be wearing a dark colored business suit.
6. His mother is from Virginia and
7. Her name is Mary.
8. It is he will tell you how to regain what you lost.
9. After you walk away from this conversation, this man will be killed, yet
10. Three days later his body will mysteriously "disappear" from the morgue.

Notice the clarity and specificity of the "prophecy." Use your imagination to reconstruct the scenario. Allowing generous odds for each event, we might come up with this array of probabilities:
1. Tomorrow you'll lose something