The Bible is full of prophecy—predictions about the future. Many of these predictions have already come true, and others are being fulfilled right now. Bible prophecy is not given to scare us, but to warn us and point us to Jesus Christ as our only hope. As we see current events lining up with Bible prophecy, we can be assured that God is in control and that Jesus is coming back soon.
What is Biblical Prophecy?
Biblical prophecy is a message that God communicates to his people through a chosen human messenger. The message may be about the future, but it always has a purpose for the present.
Prophecy is not just fortune telling. It’s not about predicting the future for curiosity’s sake. Rather, it’s about revealing God’s will and character, and His plans for His people. When we understand what God is saying through prophecy, we can know how to please Him and live in ways that bring His blessing.
There are many examples of prophecy in the Bible. One of the most well-known is the prophet Jonah’s message to the people of Nineveh. Another is Moses’ song in Deuteronomy 32, which foretells Israel’s future disobedience and exile.
In Matthew 24:3-14, Jesus gives his disciples a prophetic warning about the destruction of the Temple and the signs that will precede his return. In Acts 2:17-21, the apostle Peter quotes from Joel 2 to explain the phenomenon of Pentecost.
The New Testament also includes predictions about the future return of Christ (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Revelation 19:11-21). These prophecies give us hope as we wait for Christ’s return and remind us that he is coming again soon!
The Bible and Prophecy
From the very beginning, God has revealed Himself to His people through the prophets. The prophet’s role was to communicate God’s Word to His people, whether it was a message of impending judgment or one of hope and restoration. While we often think of prophecy in terms of predicting the future, the prophet’s primary task was to proclaim God’s truth in the present moment.
Throughout Scripture, we see that God is always faithful to His promises. He is a God who keeps His covenant relationships, even when His people are faithless. Because He is sovereign and in control of history, we can trust that He will fulfill all His predictions concerning the end times. As we see current events unfolding around us, we can have confidence that God is still on His throne and that His Word will come to pass exactly as He has said.
Bible prophecy is God’s supernatural revelation of future events. It is designed to give mankind hope, encouragement and warning. As we look at the many fulfilled prophecies, we can have confidence that God is real and that the Bible is His Word. We can also be assured that the prophecies yet to be fulfilled will come to pass exactly as He has said.
Christ’s birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection were all foretold in detail centuries before He came to earth. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in our day with increasing frequency and intensity. The signs of the times point to Christ’s return as imminent. Are you ready for His return?
There are many prophecies in the Bible that have not yet been fulfilled. Some of these relate to the return of Jesus Christ, while others foretell of events that will happen in the future Tribulation period. Here is a brief overview of some of the most important unfulfilled prophecies.
-The return of Jesus Christ: Jesus promised to return to Earth one day, and his followers believe that he will come again to judge the living and the dead. This event is known as the Second Coming, and it is one of the most important prophecies in Christianity.
-The conversion of Jews: The Bible predicts that, one day, all Jews will convert to Christianity. This has not yet happened, but some Christians believe that it will happen before the Second Coming.
-The creation of a new heaven and new earth: The Bible says that, after Jesus returns, he will create a new heaven and new earth. This event is known as the New Creation, and it will be a time when all sin and suffering will come to an end.
While it is impossible to know the future with complete certainty, the Bible does contain a great deal of information that can help us understand what is likely to happen. By studying biblical prophecy, we can develop a better understanding of current events and how they might fit into the bigger picture.