Jeremiah, God’s Holy Prophet began his prophetic ministry in 626 B.C. In other words 626 years prior to the fulfillment of the prophecy, the birth of Jesus Christ.
God tells us, promises us, through an epiphany to his prophet Jeremiah about a time when God will bring about, cause to be fulfilled one of God’s promises, and Jeremiah relates this to mankind as one of Jeremiah’s prophecies.
JEREMIAH: 33: 14-15; “Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgement and righteousness in the land.”
God tells us, that He is a God who keeps his promises and that in the future there is to be a person of righteousness born through the lineage of, the Branch of David and when he grows up he will execute judgement and righteousness to all peoples throughout all the lands.
Jeremiah in verses 16 to 18; we are told by God, as I paraphrase: Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. God goes on to give us the name by which this person from the lineage of David shall be known, “The Lord of Righteousness” which would later be translated into the “Messiah”.
We are also told that The Lord of Righteousness will become the substitute, the replacement for all mans’ sins replacing burnt offerings or meat offerings for sin.
In other words Jesus Christ, the Lord of Righteousness, the Messiah would become mans’ one time sacrifice to God for all of man’s sins.
As we continue through the period of Advent, we can now look back, back into this epiphany and prophecy of Jeremiah, back into the time period of the birth and life of Jesus, and we can see through our faith, that God’s promise, God’s prophecy has been fulfilled completely.