Is all Bible prophecy fulfilled?
That’s a little hard for most
believers and unbelievers to
grasp. It’s kind of like Obama’s
Less than two years ago the
question was asked whether an
African American or Black man
could be president of the the
Many have responded both publicly and privately that they never
imagined it would happen in their lifetime.
Yet, after an historical campaign, the winning of the Democratic nomination and yesterday’s inaugural events, skepticism tearfully for some turned to reality.
Why is Barrack Obama president today? It is because he saw himself as president two years ago with the eye of faith. His faith gave him hope and his hope gave way to reality.
But what does this have to do with the question, “Is all Bible Prophecy Fulfilled? No, it’s not that the presidency is the fulfillment of divine prophecy.
Yet, just as Obama saw his presidency as a reality through faith, it requires faith see understand that all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled.
“So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Unfortunately, too many people seek to interpret the fulfillment of Bible prophecy through newscasts, and tabloids.
This results in dismal failure.
Here are two key points which demonstrate that all Bible prophecy is fulfilled. Either you believe them or you don’t. It’s that simple.
- All prophecy was fulfilled in the first century generation
- All prophecy was fulfilled when Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD
Let’s take the first of these statements. In Matthew 24:34, the Lord summed up all the signs he had given in the chapter with these words:
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.” (Matt. 24:34)
These words are so clear that all things would be fulfilled in the first century, that others have sought to redefine the term generation.
It means a contemporary group of people all living at or about the same time. Others redefine it to mean race.
However, as God often anticipates error, we find Jesus having stated the same thoughts earlier in different more precise wording which defined his meaning of generation.
There is no possible way to make “some standing here” i.e. those who were then alive standing in Jesus’ very presence mean race.
Yet, he promised to return in the glory of His Father with his holy angels before some who stood with him died.
Is there anyone from the first century yet alive today? If not then again, we have testimony that the endtime events are fulfilled. Those then living were of that first century generation.
Secondly, the Lord promised that when Rome destroyed Jerusalem, all prophecy would be fulfilled.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near…For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” (Lk. 21;20–22).
History records the Roman desolation of Jerusalem. To this day the temple and ancient city remains a testimony of that destruction.
The Lord says that event marked the end and fulfillment of all Bible prophecy. Some may ask, isn’t there an effort ongoing today to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem? Would not this prove that all prophecy has not been fulfilled?
The answer is no. Here’s why? God promised to destroy all living things in the days of Noah while saving his family in the ark.
If men were to reconstruct an ark, similar to that of Noah, would it mean that God never brought a flood in the days of Noah?
In like manner, building a new temple in Jerusalem today has nothing to do with the prophecy of the first century.
Those who seek to build it as a platform for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy are engaging in a work as futile as rebuilding Noah’s ark to survive the flood that came to pass in Noah’s day!
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