There weren’t prophets in the land of Israel for 400 years. It’s everything in God’s time. Everyone in Israel was looking for the messiah. God told them it was time. But only 3 people knew who He was. The next prophet in Israel was John the Baptist, Jesus’s cousin. Then Jesus. The bible says that Israel killed all their prophets. It is because that people don’t want to hear the truth. It hurts to listen and watch your sin be revealed. People will cry out in pain because of their sins. So everyone was listening and wanting for the messiah to appear. Only those who trust God, will follow and believe. God used signs and wonders to reveal Jesus. The shepherds and the wise men saw the truth and believed. So, everyone was looking for a messiah. And God sent His son.