Fulfillment of Bible Prophecies

Today, we continue to look at Bible prophecies and their characteristics to recognize them when reading the Bible. We also want to know what they are to look for their fulfillment in this current era we live in. We were born for such a time as this.

Over the last few days, Israel and Hamas have been at war with each other. Is this a biblical event? Was it prophesied long ago, or is this something that is preparing everyone for what is to come? Many biblical nerdies point to this being something that is definitely paving the way to biblical prophecy. I personally don’t know, but I am watching nonetheless to see where this all goes. You would be wise to do the same.

In the meantime, let’s look at the topic of prophecy fulfillment.

Fulfillment of Bible prophecy can be classified in the following ways:

  • Unconditional
  • Conditional
  • Dated
  • Nonliteral
  • Unrecognized by Jews
  • Interpretation needed
  • Often referred to

Let’s look at Scripture for an example of each category.

Unconditional

Ezekiel 12:28, 28 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: None of my words will be delayed any longer, but the word that I speak will be performed, declares the Lord God.”

Conditional

Jonah 3:10, 10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.”

Dated

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.”

Nonliteral

Matthew 17:10-12,  And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 11 He answered, “Elijah does come, and he will restore all things. 12 But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased.”

Unrecognized by Jews

Acts 13:27-28, For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.”

Interpretation Needed

Luke 24:25-44, “Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

Often referred to

Matthew 1:22-23,All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,     and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).”

Let’s recap.

Fulfillment of Bible prophecy can be:

  • Unconditional
  • Conditional
  • Dated
  • Nonliteral
  • Unrecognized by Jews
  • Requires interpretation
  • Often referred to

Tomorrow, we will look at female prophets, or as we like to call them, prophetess.

I hope to see you tomorrow.

Blessings!

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