1 Peter 1:18-20 - Prints Among Men.

1 Peter 1:18-20 (NLT) For you know that God 
paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you 
inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid 
was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the 
precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb 
of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long 
before the world began, but he has now revealed him 
to you in these last days. 


   Nobody else in the world has fingerprints 
like yours. That's a fact that should make you 
feel special and make crime fighters feel 
confident. Since 1910, fingerprint evidence has been 
used to identify and convict criminals. Your 
fingerprints actually start forming six months before 
you're born. Even identical twins have unique 
fingerprints. Take a few minutes to examine your 
fingerprints. All you need is a stamp pad and piece of 
paper. Carefully roll one of your fingertips on the 
inkpad. Then roil that same finger onto the paper. 
You may need to fly it a few times to get a 
clean print. Experts have identified seven common 
patterns of fingerprints - the arch, loop, double 
loop, pocked loop, mixed, tentarch, and whorl. You 
can look up the different patterns on the 
Internet. To an untrained eye, fingerprints can appear 
fairly similar. But once you know what to look for, 
the differences pop off the page. If your family 
is willing, take their fingerprints as well. 
Grab a magnifying glass to examine them more 
closely. Notice how each one is unique. 
   When Jesus came to earth, he left a lot 
of evidence about his true identity. We might 
not have his actual fingerprints, but we have 
plenty of "prophetic fingerprints" to prove Jesus 
was God's promised Messiah. The word Messiah 
means "anointed one." In the Old Testament, God 
promised his people to send a Messiah to deliver them 
from their oppression. Many prophets wrote about 
different characteristics and details that the Messiah 
would possess. In one of the most famous passages 
of Scripture, Isaiah 53, the prophet wrote that 
he would be "rejected by mankind," "[take] up 
our sorrows." be "pierced for our 
transgressions," be "led like a lamb to the slaughter," 
[bear] the sin of many," and "[make] intercession 
for the transgressors." There are many other 
details in that passage, but can you think of anyone 
who fits that description? 
   Early in the book of Acts, Peter said, 
"But the things which God announced beforehand by 
the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ 
would suffer, He has thus fulfilled" (Acts 3:18 
NASB). Jesus fulfilled prophecies written hundreds 
of years before his birth. In fact, Jesus is 
the sole individual in all of history who has 
matched the prophetic fingerprint of God's anointed 
one. [Case For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel] 




If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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