Prophecy 1-3

When I speak in public about Bible Prophecy, people often scratch their heads. I have even heard people use comebacks liks: “anyone can take anything from the Bible and make it sound like it has happened or is happening”. Well in this Bible Study, we are going to be going over some things that have just happened in the world, that were prophesied over. These ten prophecies have ALL happened within, or began happening in the 1900s. Keep in mind, we have only been out of the 1900s for eleven years now!

1.) Isaiah 41:12-14 You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing. For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Though you are a lowly worm, O Jacob,
don’t be afraid, people of Israel, for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer. I am the Holy One of Israel.’

The prophecy is simple. “Israel will defeat its enemies”. God, through the prophet Isaiah, made this prophecy about 700 years before the birth of Jesus, and it began to be fulfilled in 1948 when Israel was reformed. When Isaiah said this, the Northern Kingdom had already been conquered and the Southern Kingdom was in the process of being conquered as well. The Bible teaches us that this happened because of so many in both kingdoms turning to other religions and gods. Essentially, when Israel turned its back on God, God gave them a taste of their own medicine. Since 1948 however, Israel has been constantly attacked by even bigger and badder enemies and has been protected and not been conquered again. This prophecy is only half complete though, because we know that scripture reads that ALL of Israel’s enemies will be completely wiped out and that will come at the completion of the Tribulation.

2.) Amos 9:11 & 13 (A promise of restoration) “In that day I will restore the fallen kingdom of David. I will repair its damaged walls. From the ruins I will rebuild it and restore its former glory….“The time will come,” says the Lord,    “when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!

Amos made this prophecy 750 years before the birth of Jesus. We know that the Kingdom of David, refers to Israel, which is now reformed. In the last 2,000 years, Israel has been in ruins with little to no productivity overall. However, since its reforming, their population has grown, mostly from Jews moving there from across the world. The key element to this prophecy is about the rebuilding. Today, in Israel many of the ancient cities are being rebuilt and restored. Also, notice that Amos tells about the agriculture of Israel improving, and today, Israel is a major supplier of agriculture to other countries.

3.) Ezekiel 36:11 I will increase not only the people, but also your animals. O mountains of Israel, I will bring people to live on you once again. I will make you even more prosperous than you were before. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

Here, we see Ezekiel, 600 years before the birth of Jesus, predicting modern-day Israel’s prosperity. He is speaking about Israel finally being a productive and prosperous nation again. It took thousands of years, but finally, we see this happening over there. While Israel is not a major supplier of oil, their surrounding countries are. But, the surrounding countries are not a food source, Israel is. Take for instance, that in 1999 Israel had the highest per capita GDP of all the middle east!

Stay Blessed, and stay tuned for the last seven of these.

Chris

 

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