Summary: Propehcies that regains your trust in the Bible and the future
WE CAN TRUST PROPHECY
confidence in the dependability of prophecy.
2 Peter 1:21 Prophecy is not given as men speak on their own but by God’s Spirit.
Amos 3:7 God reveals His secrets to His servants, the prophets.
Isa. 46:9, 10 Only God can declare the “end from the beginning” and, therefore, accurately
tell the future.
Daniel 2 The rise and fall of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome were all foretold
by the prophet Daniel (compare with Daniel 7 & 8).
Isaiah 45:1 -3 The Bible foretold that Cyrus would be the person who would capture
Babylon over 150 years before he did. It also foretold that Judah would
remain in captivity for seventy years, just as it happened (Jeremiah 29:10-12).
Isaiah 13:19, 20 Isaiah also predicted that after Babylon’s destruction it would never be
inhabited again (see also Jeremiah 51:37)
Ezekiel 26:12 The stones of the city of Tyre would be cast into the sea, a prophecy which
was dramatically fulfilled when Alexander the Great threw the remains of the
city into the sea to build a bridge so he could attack the island of Tyre.
PROPHECIES ABOUT THE MESSIAH
Genesis 3:15 After the Fall, God promised that from the “seed” of Adam and Eve would
come someone who would crush Satan and his agencies.
Deut. 18:15–18 Moses told the Israelite nation that another prophet like him would arise.
Zech. 11:12 Sold for thirty coins of silver (see Matthew 26:14 – 16).
Zech 12:10 Messiah would be pierced and people would mourn (John 19:34).
THE TIME PROPHECY OF THE MESSIAH
Dan. 9:22-24 70 weeks, or 490 years of the 2300 were "determined" (cut off) for the Jews.
Dan. 9:25 This verse gives the beginning date for the prophecy as "when the
commandment to restore and build Jerusalem goes forth."
Ezra 7 & 8 Here the decree by Artaxerxes is recorded. This occurred in 457 BC. So, 70
weeks or 490 years from 457 BC brings us to 34 AD. (remember there is no
“0” year) In 34 AD., Steven, the first Christian martyr was stoned by the
Jews and the disciples turned from them and began to preach to the Gentiles
(see Acts 13:46-50).
Dan. 9:25 It would be 69 weeks or 483 literal years until the Messiah (Jesus) would
come. From our same beginning date, 457 BC, subtract 483 years and that
brings us to 27 AD. This is the exact year Jesus announced Himself as the
Messiah and was baptized, and anointed with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:21,22;
Dan. 9:27 Jesus would confirm the covenant (with the Jews, Gen.17:2) for one week or