More than 25% of the Bible was, is about future prophecy fulfillments?
While Bible prophecy itself is utterly real and many, most things prophesied in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ now have indeed ‘come to pass’
Messianic Bible Prophecies FulfilledThe Old Testament contained dozens of specific prophecies concerning the coming of a great Messiah, the Savior of Israel. Each prophecy, with the exception of those which allude to the Second Coming, were fulfilled by one historical figure, Jesus of Nazareth. The prophecies include such details as the Messiah’s birthplace, his family lineage, and the exact year in which he would arrive at the Temple and “appear to be killed.” The majority of the Old Testament pointed toward the coming of the Messiah, and this site maintains a comprehensive list of prophecies concerning the first coming of a “suffering Messiah”. Each and every one of those prophecies was fulfilled by the life of Jesus.
There were over 300 Old Testament prophecies about Messiah that were fulfilled by the life of Jesus Christ. Josh McDowell separates these into 61 different categories, and, following the argument of Peter Stoner he says that if you just took 8 of these prophecies, the odds of a person coincidentally fulfilling all eight of these would be one in 10 to the 17th power. Since we can’t easily picture what that means, he gave this illustration: Suppose you took the state of Texas and spread silver dollars two feet deep across the whole state, then marked just one of them and buried it somewhere in the state. Then, if you chose one person, blindfolded him, and told him to pick just one silver dollar, his chances of getting the marked one on his first try would be one in 10 to the 17th power! (Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Vol. 1, pp. 144, 167)
More samples of fulfilled Biblical prophecies.
1. EXODUS. The promise of the exodus was obviously fulfilled when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, yet much later, Isaiah gives a divine promise of a new and more glorious exodus in which Israel are able to re-settle their own country after the Babylonian captivity. See Isaiah 43:16-, 48:20-21, and 49:8-13, for instance. But even this is not the final end: there is a third fulfillment when Jesus returns from Egypt. See Matthew 2:15. And some persons do believe that there will yet be a fourth Jewish exodus from Israel today.2. ZION. The prophecies of Zion only receive a partial fulfillment in Zion itself, but achieve marvelous fulfillment in the New Testament Church of God! Yet even that is not the end, Zion prophecies will undoubtedly find their most complete fulfillment on the New Earth of the future.
3. THE DAY OF THE LORD. Another great example of how the promises of God are so very different to specific one-off predictions is in the Bible approach to The Day of the Lord. The prophecy of Amos (Amos 5:18-20), finds many, many fulfillments, all perfectly valid! Firstly, in the 586 BC fall of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 13:5; Lamentations 1:12, 2:1,22), in the ministry of John the Baptist (Mark 1:2; Malachi 3:1-2), in the ministry of Jesus (Luke 4:16-21; Isaiah 61:1-2), in the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:16-21; Joel 2:28-32), in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 (Matthew 24:2-15), and certainly in the second coming of Christ (2 Peter 3:12; Rev 16:14). A few would certainly add to this list; many Jews saw the holocaust of the Second World War as their own ‘Day of the Lord’
4. THE PROMISED LAND. We know that the land of Canaan was repeatedly promised, in various fashions, from Genesis 12 onwards. The promise was fulfilled in the old testament,
Some Prophecies Not Yet Fulfilled
A closer examination of Christ’s words shows that they were not all fulfilled, indeed could not have been fulfilled, at that time. He warned that the time leading up to His return “will be a time of great distress; there has never been such a time from the beginning of the world until now, and will never be again. If that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God’s chosen it will be cut short” (verses 21-22, New English Bible).
Jesus Christ knew His Church next would have much work to do: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (verse 14). The apostles would begin that work. Christ said that, after receiving the Holy Spirit, they would “be witnesses to [Him] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Many more books of the Bible—comprising what we call the New Testament—would be written. Many more people would hear the gospel of the Kingdom of God, which Jesus Christ taught. Many more will yet hear that same message!
Then and only then, when the time is right in God’s great plan, will He send His Son in power and glory to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Hundreds of verses throughout the Bible proclaim that incredible truth.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away,” said Jesus (Matthew 24:35). Every word of Jesus Christ’s prophecy will ultimately be fulfilled.
I too should also point out that not all evangelical Bible scholars themselves agree even still on what one and how any of future prophecy will be fulfilled. Why? there is the human element of personal interpretations or misinterpretations falsely involved still too.
Other supposedly Unfulfilled yet Bible Prophecies according to the Old or New Testament.
I too should also point out that not all Bible scholars themselves agree even still on what one and how any of future prophecy will be fulfilled. Why? there is the human element of personal interpretations or misinterpretations falsely involved still too and even those supposedly about THE TRIBULATION – THE GREAT TRIBULATION – AFTER THE TRIBULATION –
Only those Bible prophecies concerning the end times, the Second Coming, and the subsequent millennial kingdom of Christ have yet to be basically fulfilled. According to some persons , several key events will signal the “end times” or the “last days,” a period of time which immediately precedes the final Second Coming of Christ. Depending as to who you talk too, this list will greatly even differ, for there is no general consensus even to date on all of this too, some of the possible key events to look for at least are:
1) General Signs of the Times.. Positive or negative ones?
2) The War of Gog/Magog involving Russia and China?
3) The Rapture
4) Revival of the Roman Empire supposedly Europe?
5) The Rise of the Global Dictator in the future, A Jewish or non Jewish person?
6) The Revival of Babylon as a Great City. Rome or who knows what?
7) The Appearance of Two Supernatural Godly Witnesses
8) A Great world wide Rebellion Against God led by the devil again.
Most professing Christian people can be easily deceived still cause they still really do not know, read their Bibles firstly, and they do wrongfully listen to the lies of others.
Jesus now also began His explanation of events to come by cautioning, “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matthew 24:4). This first, warning statement did not address the disciples’ question directly. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ ” He continued, “and will deceive many” (verse 5). This would not be an isolated or rare occurrence, He warned. Many would come, using His name and claiming to represent Him, and these false teachers would “deceive many.” Here and later in the prophecy He was warning of the coming of false prophets—false religious teachers. “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (verse 11).
Ironically some of those persons claiming to be the true Bible prophecy experts are now false themselves undeniably such as even the dispensationalists now too
Now many genuine, real , Born again Christians have clearly based on their knowledge of the Bible seen that the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and then of the coming of His Holy Spirit at Pentecost. all have been clearly fulfilled , thus many of them next have paid little attention to any additional prophecies such as those mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation, the Coming of the anti Christ, the Beats, and the false prophet.. and they have mainly done so because they know that second coming of Christ is clearly promised, prophesied, will be fulfilled so many of then thus generally leave it at that. They are rightfully looking for the return of Jesus Christ, and not wrongfully as some persons are looking for the coming of the great tribulations, the coming of the Anti Christ.
While many true, genuine Christians do believe rightfully, understand that the Old Testament, the old covenant was superseded by the New Testament, the new covenant, many persons still are falsely quoting mainly old testament verses even out of context, as supposedly to be next fulfilled in prophecy, even now with no new testament, confirmation, support, substantiations and why do they do wrongfully that? That have their own false agendas!
“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21).
For a real example there is not one New Testament verse substantiating again the return of any of the Jews to their past promised land, not even one.
No direct verse that says that Jewish homeland had to be reestablished in the Middle East.
The firstly do also need to understand that the ‘promises of God’ and their interpretations differ, and they should understand that these biblical promises are quite different from God’s firm predictions.
Bible prophecies are also now better understood as the ‘promises of God’ to be taken in a proper conditional context now as well rather than even as one-off predictions because it is also absolutely plain that certain prophecies have been fulfilled more than once, in the lives of different persons now too.
– but many persons now still are full of misunderstandings when they seek to strike world events off as a ‘checklist’ as they supposedly next become fulfillments of Bible prophecy?
And why do they do that?
So why are they trying Still To Convince Themselves OR OTHERS As TO how real God and the Bible IS? Why DO THEY HAVE THIS NEED? is it Cause in Reality They Do Not Have A Real Or Deep RELATIONSHIP WITH God presently SO THEY HAVE TO TRY TO DO IT by a check list? SURE SEEMS THAT WAY.
Or is this just another one of these false reasons to try to feel superior over the others?
Many of these people are also repeatedly making supposedly Bible predictions and of course repeatedly getting things wrong.
Obviously some persons are try to fulfill the letter of the law over the spirit of the law, cause they are still basically wrongfully still not open to the Holy Sprit.
(Rev 1:10 KJV) I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
(Rev 2:7 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
(Rev 2:11 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
(Rev 2:17 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
(Rev 2:29 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Rev 3:6 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Rev 3:13 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Rev 3:22 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Rev 4:2 KJV) And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
(Rev 11:11 KJV) And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
(Rev 14:13 KJV) And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
(Rev 17:3 KJV) So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
(Rev 18:2 KJV) And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
(Rev 21:10 KJV) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
(Rev 22:17 KJV) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
(Rev 22:11 KJV) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.