Those who read this tab's contents all the way through with purpose and patience, including the two documents it contains, will find Treasure.
The rest will be too anxious to find the Truth.
Bible prophecy is, first and foremost, even more proof of God's all-knowing, all-powerful, all-Loving, all-Truthful, all-seeing, and all-foreseeing Presence.
Yes, the universe and existence of every precious thing God has created to sustain life from the beginning and Eternally should be enough to show His Love for us, but our God is much more generous than that. That He would provide us with His Word, His Spirit, and His Son, even on the Cross for the forgiveness of sins for those who Love Him and keep His Word... the addition of these things should be more than enough, but our God is still more generous than that. Indeed, we have a God who also seeks to help us by revealing to man the secrets He knows ahead of time.
Simply put, God has foreknowledge - of what man will do and what He will do. But let it be known that God's foreknowledge of what man will do is not the same thing as predestination. God can see the end from the beginning, true, but He has never removed free will from His beings, and He never will, for He knows that one's Love can only be True when there is a choice. God is looking for those who choose to Love Him, and choose to keep His Word.
Did God hope mankind would NOT choose sin ? Yes.
Did God have a plan of Salvation ready for the individuals who Love Him, in case mankind did choose sin ? Yes, from the foundation of the world.
Even today, God always hopes we will not sin, and instructs us in the Ways of Righteousness to accept His Plan of Salvation. But God is not fooled or unprepared when people choose against Him. Thus, as mankind chose and persisted in sin, our all-powerful God could foresee where such collective, sin-laced, free-will behavior would lead, and could predict the corresponding collective results of mankind's choosing through time. And from that, God relayed His foresight of future world events through His prophets, including the actions God Himself would need to take to counteract mankind's chosen course of history, all to Save the very few individuals who Love Him.
Can we even dream in our very imagination the fantastic, protective nature of God for those who would be Saved ? First, God provides the Way to Salvation; then He helps safeguard His children's Salvation with prophecy, making them aware of what is happening in the world and why. And not only that, God also gives prophecy in such a way that it seems like foolishness to unbelievers, so that prophecy itself will not alter the free-will behavior of those who do not believe Him. God is wise !
Moreover, when we come to learn just how much prophecy God has revealed to us in the Bible, and that all of it with a completion date earlier than right now has been fulfilled just as written, we need no further proof that the relatively small amount of prophecy yet to be fulfilled will surely come to pass just as God says it will.
This is not to say that the remaining Bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled is of small degree. On the contrary, the very end of this present Earth is revealed !
Below we'll look at two wonderful prophecies in the Word of God - one that has already been fulfilled, and one that is yet to be fulfilled. They are separate but related, as you will see, and were given by God through Angels to His prophet Daniel, whom Jesus even points to during His own revelations of prophecy. Like many prophecies, these two were given hundreds and even thousands of years prior to the events they describe. Such prophecies are often like a puzzle that can only be completed over many years, because one or more world events might need to take place before the next puzzle piece can be seen in the proper light. As the centuries pass, and piece after piece is gathered, the pieces eventually begin to fit together, gradually bringing the entire picture into view. Truly, God gives certain such prophecies in a way that the final picture can only be fully clarified in God's intended timing, but that doesn't preclude early interest from forming before all the pieces are gathered. As long as it's not by pride or self-righteousness, it's okay if God's children sincerely take an interest in a prophecy that still has some hidden clues. Wouldn't God rather see that than disinterest or unbelief ? Of course. After all, it's the vigilant few who are guided by the Holy Spirit and attentive to God's Word whose efforts along the way can help as a basis for further clarity to others in the future. Finally, one day, if all have done their part, and all the pieces needed for clarity have been received, the final picture and its proofs can reach many others as God intends, and in enough time to enable proactive change, including repentance unto Salvation for any who would receive it.
But please, let's keep prophecy in perspective - knowing and doing what Christ teaches is much more critical to Salvation than knowledge of prophecy. (Please see the first tab on this website, "An Open Letter", for more on a relationship with God and Jesus.) That's because if we are not Walking according to Jesus' teachings regarding Faith, repentance, forgiveness, and the keeping of God's Commandments by Love for God and others, it won't matter how much prophecy we know. Yes, a person might first become interested in God and Jesus through Bible prophecy, but there's little point to only knowing prophecy if we won't be going with Jesus when He returns !
But even Christ teaches prophecy, as it is an important element God uses to draw us deeper into His Word, to teach us even more. Why ? Because God and Jesus are very protective of Their own. They know that those who are prepared for what's going to happen on the Earth are less likely to be deceived by anything in the future as things begin to happen, and will be more at Peace in the present in their knowledge of the Truth. In this way, prophecy helps to solidify one's Walk with God; the Parent protects, and the child is less vulnerable and more assured, knowing what to look for.
And as noted above, prophecy is further proof of who God is, as we learn of the things He has declared that have already come to pass, and also of the things He has declared that we can see being fulfilled in the world, right now, in front of our very eyes. In this way, prophecy always helps to energize one's Faith, in amazement of who God actually is and what He is able to do. And sometimes, yes, it is this aspect of prophecy that encourages newcomers to want to learn more of their incredible Creator, thus serving as a door by which former unbelievers enter to come to Christ, leading to repentance and a relationship with God. Surely, by His Love, God is willing in all these ways and more to meet all the needs of those who seek the Truth, each one receiving the perfect answer in His Word, the Bible.
Regarding the discussions of the two Bible prophecies mentioned earlier, their links are below. (They are .pdf documents. If your browser or device does not have a .pdf reader installed, you can also save the files to your device and open them with a free online .pdf reader.)
Please note: it is important to read the first document all the way through before beginning the second.
(1) Prophecy Study of Jesus' First Appearance - a review of Jesus' First Appearance on the Earth, and how it was fulfilled in time to the exact year.
(2) Prophecy Study of Jesus' Return - a review of Jesus' Return to this Earth in the clouds above. It will literally be an Earth-shattering event ! In this review, you will also learn how the prophecy for the timing of Jesus' Return is an exact parallel of the timing of His First Appearance on the Earth. We won't give it all away here, but if you are willing to read, you will find out in step-by-step detail that the End of this world is going to take place in one of three distinct years between the years 2450 AD and 2700 AD. The exact year of the three will only be clarified by comparing Bible prophecy to world events as they progress. But at this time, the three distinct years are known and proven by Bible prophecy and history, as you can find out for yourself.
Once you have read those two, we're at the end, my friend !
Truly, if you made it this far and have read the two documents above all the way through, you are one of the rare few who are willing to persist so diligently for the Truth contained in God's Word. Of course, you might find yourself in a state of shock for a while as the Truth of these prophecies sinks in, but that's okay. Just pray and ask God to confirm it all for you, and the Holy Spirit will point you back to God's Word to help you accept the undeniable evidence over time. From there, be Blessed with your newfound discovery, and don't forget to share the exciting Truth of the Bible with others.
Please know you are Loved and always welcome here.