Where are we in the Bible’s prophetic time-line to the End Of Days? And how much longer do we have to go until The Rapture (for born-again Christians) or Armageddon (for everyone else)? In this blog my goal is to answer those questions as accurately as possible and to keep us all up-to-date as the human race careens down the road to self destruction.
Normally, when I try to explain to all and sundry how near we are to The End, it seems that everyone except for my long suffering wife looks at me as if I’m nuts. And they ordinarily might be right, except that all of my projections are fundamentally based on prophetic statements pulled directly from the Bible – which is, up until now, an infallible source. For example, the Bible successfully foretold the following;
- That Yeshua (aka Jesus), the Messiah and Saviour of both the Jews (descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and the Gentiles (everyone else) would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2 – “Bethlehem … out of you shall come forth … the One to be Ruler of Israel,”). Micah made this prophecy from 735 to 710 BC, over 700 years before the birth of Yeshua (Matthew 2:1, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea”).
- That Jerusalem would be attacked and then destroyed by Babylon, an assault that would come from the North (Jeremiah 4:6, “For I will bring disaster from the North, and great destruction”, 6:1, “disaster appears out of the North”, & 6:22, “a people comes from the North country”). Babylon itself is located to the east of Jerusalem, but in fulfillment of this prophecy their attack came from the North, through Lebanon. Jeremiah made this prediction in 601 BC, 15 years before the Jerusalem’s final destruction in 586 BC.
- The exact location and construction sequence of Jerusalem’s 9 suburbs and that the rebuilding would occur in the End Days (Jeremiah 31:38-40 “It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever”). The prophecy was made in c. 600 BC, over 2,600 years ago.
As can be seen from the above 3 examples, Bible prophecies have been and are very specific in their realization. In all, the Bible holds a total of 2,500 prophecies, of which 2,000 have been fulfilled exactly as foretold.
Therefore you won’t be wasting your time merely reading the prognostications of yet another way out and wacky Christian since I’ll be sticking to the hard stuff. In my next post I intend to move onto a few of the incredible current day consummations of those 500 predictions that have remained open until the present time.
Until then, God bless you!