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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bible Prophecy

Why do I believe that the Bible is actually THE Word of God, and not just a book written by men?

One very compelling reason: Prophecy

The Bible is full of prophecies that have already been fulfilled, and others that will be fulfilled in time. No prophecy of the Bible has ever been proved wrong.

Here is a very partial list of fulfilled prophecies of the Bible:

Concerning the nation of Israel:
Israel would become a great nation (Gen. 12:1-3)
Israel’s kings would come out of the tribe of Juday (Gen. 49:10)
Israel would spend 400 years in Egypt (Gen. 15:13)
Israel would spend 70 years in Babylon (Jeremiah 25:11, 29:10)
Israel would return to Jerusalem after the 70 years (Daniel 9:1-2)
Israel would be hounded and persecuted (Deuteronomy 28:65-67)
Israel would reject her Messiah (Isaiah 53)
Jerusalem would be destroyed (Luke 19:41-44)
Israel would return to her land in the days prior to the Second Coming of Christ (Deuteronomy 30:3, Ezekiel 36:24, 37:1-14, 38:1 - 39:29)

Concerning Edom:
Edom would be betrayed and destroyed by their allies (Obadiah 1:7)
Edom’s race would become extinct (Obadiah 1:17-18)

Concerning Babylon:
Babylon would fall in one night (Daniel 5, Isaiah 13, Jeremiah 51)
(Happened October 13, 539BC)
Babylon would become a barren desert (Jeremiah 51:43)
Babylon would be covered with sea (Jeremiah 51:42)
Sounds contradictory? Babylon is parched desert part of the year, and is overrun by the Euphrates part of the year.

Concerning Greece:
Greece would be divided into 4 separate kingdoms (Daniel 8)
(Happened when Alexander the Great died and his empire was divided between his 4 generals)

Concerning Jesus:
His rejection by Israel (Isaiah 53:3)
His forerunner, John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3-5, Malachi 3:1)
His city of birth (Micah 5:2-3)
His Childhood in Nazareth (Isaiah 11:1)
His Parables (Isaiah 6:9-10)
His betrayal by a friend for 30 pieces of silver (Psalm 41:9, 55:12-14, Zechariah 11:12-13)
The betrayal money used to purchase a potter’s field (Jeremiah 18:1-4)
His crucifixion between two thieves (Isaiah 53:12)
The piercing of his hands and feet (Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10)
His thirsting on the cross (Psalm 22:15)
His burial in a rich man’s grave (Isaiah 59:9)

The above list is very very partial. The point is, no other world religion can claim predictive prophecy. Does the Quran have fulfilled prophecies? Only one – and it was self fulfilling. Mohammed prophesied that he would return to Mecca and he did.

There have been some “so-called” prophets throughout history that occasionally got one right, but none can claim the accuracy of Scripture. There are over 2000 Old Testament prophecies that have already been fulfilled, and in fact, if these prophecies are broken down into all of their individual elements, there are actually over 10,000 OT prophecies that have been fulfilled.

There is not one prophecy in Scripture that has been proved wrong. Over ½ have already been fulfilled, and the rest will be fulfilled.

Now take a look at some of the prophecies concerning the end times.

It prophesies that there will be a one-world government.
It prophesies that there will be a one-world religion.
It prophesies a Revived Roman Empire (a unified Europe).
It prophesies a persecuted Israel (this was written during the time after Jerusalem had fallen. Israel was “reborn” as a nation in 1948)
It prophesies that Christians will be supernaturally removed from earth.
It prophesies a seven year peace treaty with Israel brought about by the anti-Christ.
It prophesies the mass persecution of Christians, many by beheading.
It prophesies that two men of God will be killed and lie in the street for three days while the “whole world” looks on and celebrates their deaths.
It prophesies a third World War in which Islam will be defeated.
It prophesies history’s worst earthquake and earth’s worst hailstorm.
It prophesies what appears to be a nuclear explosion .

After Christians are removed from earth, God’s wrath will be poured out.

“…the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand it.” Revelation 6:17)

Because the Bible has proven its prophetic ability, I shudder at the end times prophesies, because I know they WILL take place. I’m thankful that as a Christian, I will be spared the seven years of wrath. Will you be spared?

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At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Patricia said...

The Wrath of God IS the Seven Last Plagues -

The entire body of Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, will all be in heaven from the Seventh TRUMPET (1 Thess.4:16-17).

Jesus delivers the church (1 Cor.10:32 – His living body, Col.1:24) from the wrath to come. The church is not appointed to wrath and are saved from wrath through Him (1 Thess.1:10,1 Thess.5:9, Rom.5:9 below).

Directly after the Seventh TRUMPET, the wrath of God will be poured out. Note Revelation 15:2 (below) - We see the very last of the body of Christ, those who gained the victory over the beast . . ., standing on the sea of glass in heaven, just before the Seven Last Plagues are to be poured out upon the earth (Re.15:1, Re.15:6-8, Re.16:1).

The heathen (Gentile – 1 Thess.4:5, Eph.2:12, 1 Cor.10:32) will remain upon the earth after the Seventh TRUMPET to face the wrath of God. The wrath of God abides in those who do not believe on the Son (Jn.3:36 below).

1 Thess.1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thess.5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Rom.5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Re.15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and THEM THAT HAD GOTTEN (past tense) THE VICTORY over the beast (Re.13:1-2), and over his image (Re.13:14), and over his mark (Re.13:16), and over the number of his name (Re.13:17-18), stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Jn.3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.



Pat (ndbpsa ©) Bible Prophecy on the Web

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Pat,

Thanks for stopping by and doing what I did not have time to do, and that is go more in depth into the last days. Great input!

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous HannahJ said...

And archeology is continuing, despite the best efforts of evolutionists and atheists, to confirm ever more of the Bible. Excellent post--welcome to my blogroll.

The Renaissance Biologist

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Thanks for stopping by, HannahJ. And for the words of encouragement.

Your blog title sounds interesting. I hope to stop by and visit soon!

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Neil said...

Thanks, what a great set of data! Prophecy is one area I'd like to study more of.

 

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