A great post by The Orange Mailman.

The Orange Mailman

Matthew 8:14-17  And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in -law lying sick with a fever.  He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him.  That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.  This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:  “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”

I have been working through each instance of fulfilled prophecy in the gospel of Matthew.  I am calling this series A Tax Collector’s Guide to Fulfilled Prophecy.  Matthew the Tax Collector was basically regarded as an unlearned outcast by the religious establishment.  However, his desire to follow Jesus has made him one of the most famous scholars of scripture of all time.  He had not been to religious schools…

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