I am the LORD…Who frustrates the signs of the babblers and drives diviners mad; Who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolishness…
I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand…’ -Isaiah 44:24-25; 46:9-10
Intriguing, the websites and philosophies that sometimes link to my blog. The recent draw—to pre-Easter posts—was evidently the word prophecy.
So I think I ought to address this topic.
I used to get all excited about various predictions about the future, and the doom or destiny of us earthlings, especially as it would affect myself — like the present 2012 stuff. There’s something compelling about the mysterious unknown—and anyone who seems to have a special understanding of it. And I had a basic survival instinct—like most normal people.
The 1984’s and the 1988’s and the 2012’s and all those other predicted world doom dates grab a big audience. So do the Nostradamuses and Sylvia Brownes, and the ancient prophecies of various cultures, living and dead (like the Mayan).
Voila la Difference
However, the difference between all that soothsaying and this blog’s content of the past month is huge—because Bible prophecy is a whole ‘nother realm. Anyone who tuned in here with thoughts of 2012 or Nostradamus or today’s psychics ought to reread the pre-Easter blogging and note some striking facts:
Prophecy Details Fulfilled
-These posts told of ancient Bible prophecy details, fulfilled and verified in just one week of the Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly life!
-A lot more Old Testament foreshadowings found fulfillment in that one week than my time and space limitations allowed me to include.
-The Old Testament contains a great number of other prophetic details that the New Testament, and other recorded history, have verified as fulfilled already.
Forecasting the Future
-Both the Old and New Testaments are loaded with prophecies about the end of the world, the fate of mankind, and other things to come.
-(And here’s the big point.) If you’re into prophecy that comes true, consider Bible prophecy’s astounding record. A modern “seer” who even claims 80-90% accuracy takes people’s breath away. Yet the biblical requirement for a prophet was 100% accuracy! (plus further qualifications —next paragraph). Getting one prediction wrong landed the “seer” an F—for False prophet, who should be ignored completely, and, in the ancient nation of Israel, also dead! (Deut 18:20-22)
-Even 100% accuracy wouldn’t pass the test if the prophet used it to turn his listeners away from the LORD to any false gods (Deut 13:1-3).
Bottom Line Prophecy
So, if you want to see really great prophecy fulfillment, read the Bible. Note all the prophecies fulfilled in Christ and His church. Then read soberly every prophecy yet to reach fulfillment, and how His word says to escape ultimate doom.