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When I study the Bible, I continue to see countless of times when events were foretold as we mentioned from a previous day. We come to know that the Bible has the reputation of showing the impeccable track record of showing that every last prediction/prophecy came to past and we have the faith to believe that there are still predictions/prohesies that must come to past.

   Yesterday, we looked at a few. Let's look at just a few more:

God will never forget the children of Israel

Bible prophecy: Isaiah 49:13-17
Prophecy written: Between 701-681 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: Throughout history

 

Babylon would rule Judah for 70 years

Bible prophecy: Jeremiah 25:11-12
Prophecy written: Sometime between 626-586 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: About 609 BC to 539 BC

 

The Jews would survive Babylonian rule and return home

Bible prophecy: Jeremiah 32:36-37
Prophecy written: Sometime between 626-586 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: 536 BC

 

Babylon's kingdom would be overthrown, permanently

Bible prophecy: Isaiah 13:19
Prophecy written: Between 701-681 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: 539 BC

 

 Daniel foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple

Bible prophecy: Daniel 9:24-26
Prophecy written: About 530 BC
Prophecy fulfilled: 70 AD

 

 From the commentary by Chuck Smith, says, " Jesus said, "I've told you these things before they come to pass, so that when they come to pass, you might believe" (John 13:19). And so it's always exciting to live in those periods of history when God starts to put things together and you know, hey, this is the time that the prophets were speaking about. These are the events God said were going to take place. Wow, this is it. Look at that! And you see the whole thing beginning to just coming together and it's just really exciting times."

 

  Let us remember the time when God's people were in bondage. The scriptures tell in advance how long they would be in bondage and exactly when they will be delivered. Joseph told his brothers to bring his father Jacob and the other souls (70 altogether) with him. God told Jacob that His people will suffer bondage while in Egypt, but He will bring them out. It is clear that He did just that by delivering them from Egypt. Exodus 12:40 says that it was 430 years, even the selfsame day. Then the 430 days was mentioned in Galatians 3:17 again. They went into Egypt as a family. They came out  a nation.

  Remember God's promise to Abraham that his seed will more than the stars. When the Israelites left Egypt, there were over 3, 000,000 strong. And that was just a start of this astronomical number.

   The Old Testament is clear on many many prophecies concerning Jesus, the Messiah. We will study those tomorrow.

"Then Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and He said unto them, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify Him and the third day He shall rise again (Mat 20:17-19

 
). (Jesus is predicting what was going to happen to Him; a prediction coming into fruition from the Old Testament that was mentioned hundreds of years earlier)

 

The Old Testament even tells of the exact time that Jesus would appear as the Messiah. It was fulfilled when Jesus made His entry into Jerusalem on a colt. And the colt was also mentioned in prophecy.

Read this commentary by Chuck Smith.

"He's getting that little colt in order that He might fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah. "This is the day that the Lord has made," the day in history when the Messiah would come. It is, to me, very significant that this day took place 173,880 days after the commandment by Artaxerxes in March 14, 445 B.C. to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. Which, according to Daniel the prophet, that from the time the commandment goes forth to restore and rebuild Jerusalem under the coming of the Messiah, the prince will be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens, or 483 years, or 173,880 days in the Babylonian calendar. And exactly to the day, April 6, 32 A.D., "this is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad." But they didn't rejoice. Instead, they rejected Him. And knowing that He was to be despised and rejected, knowing that He was to be crucified, He wept as He looked at the city, because of the blindness and the resulted devastation that would result from the blindness.

 

  Also, read about what Jesus said about Jerusalem. It came to pass. Look at this commentary by Chuck Smith.

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