The Signs of Jesus Return

The purpose of Bible prophecy is so that we might know that the Bible is not just another book penned by men, but a supernatural document with it’s source from outside time and space.

The Bible is unique in that it makes predictions of the future with such detail and precision, that the slightest error would make any one of those prophecies unreliable. In over 2,500 Biblical prophecies, every single minute detail has been completed with precision and accuracy.

The odds of any book being able to predict over 2,5o0 events in advance with 100 percent accuracy, is beyond the possibility of chance. The certainty of the fulfillment of these events already predicted and already fulfilled, gives confidence to the remaining 1,000 prophetic predictions that are yet to be fulfilled.

If the Bible has been perfectly accurate so far, it is certain that the events spoken of describing the last days before Jesus returns, most certainly will also be fulfilled accurately.

The following is a short list of some of those prophetic events already fulfilled, to be fulfilled and in the process of being fulfilled.

The Prophecies of Jesus Return that are Already Fulfilled

1. The prophecy of the nation of Israel to return again be a nation against incredible odds (Ezek. 38:8-18; Jer. 30:1-11). This prophecy was fulfilled on May 15, 1948. Israel became a nation again, after nineteen hundred years being displaced throughout the whole world .

2. The land of Palestine would be divided (partitioned) by all the nations (The United Nations) before Jesus returns (Joel 3:2). This also was fulfilled May 15, 1948, when the United Nations divided Palestine between Jew and Arab.

3. A nation born in a single day, the fulfillment of Isaiah 66:7, 8 - Israel came into existence overnight. This event was to take place after the Man-Child came, but before Israel’s travail or trouble (v. 7; Jer. 30:7).

4. Many nations to come against Israel, which was fulfilled by the Arab people as predicted by (Psalm. 83:1-8). “They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation.” Among those nations mentioned are Edom, Moab, and Ammon (Jordan), the Philistines (Gaza Strip), Tyre (Lebanon), and Ashur (Iraq and Iran). God has not been silent in these wars against his ancient people (v. 1), for Israel, with the help of God, has amazed the world with her swift and decisive victories.

5. A prediction of Israel’s might from Micah 7:16. “The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might.” The whole world was astounded in June, 1967, when Israel defeated the combined Arab armies in just 6 days.

6. The prophecy of the Egyptian treasury being mortgaged to Russia for many years to come. (Dan. 11:43). “He [the king of the north] shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt.” Egypt is in debt to Russia for the armaments of war for use against Israel.

Current Prophecies Being Fulfilled

1. Isaiah 11:15 was partly fulfilled in June, 1967, when Israel flew on the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west (Gaza Strip); and defeated them of the east together, Edom, Moab, and Ammon (Jordan). By a concerted four-way offensive, Israel defeated her enemies. The eastern offensive also took care of the north, while the western offensive also swept to the south. Yet this prophecy is not completely fulfilled, for Jordan does not “obey” Israel yet. Neither has the Nile River been dried up in the seven streams (delta).

2. Iran to become a close friend with Russia (Ezek. 38:5). Iran will be those former Russian nations which will invade Israel in the last days. Those who study Bible prophecy have wondered how this prophecy could be fulfilled but today, seeing the alliance of Iran with Russia, understand that this is one of the most stunning proofs that we are in the last days and that Jesus is about to return.

3. Increased knowledge and the reality of world travel. (Dan. 12:4). “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” The world has learned more concerning medicine, mathematics, space travel, etc., since 1900 than it learned from Adam till 1900 (6,000 years). The increase in technology, for example the new technological wonders coming from Apple with the invention of the iPhone, iPad and Macbook computers have stunned the world. Many are “running to and fro” today. Man has the capacity to fly anywhere in the word in a single day. It will soon be possible to do so in a few hours as man is now advancing toward the speed of some of the asteroids (70,000-mph). Increased speed and knowledge were to come before the great tribulation and the resurrection (vv. 1-3).

4. The ten kings of Daniel 7 are arising on the north shores of the Mediterranean, just as God said they would. Confederacy of nations is now in existence in fulfillment of Daniel chapter 7 and will fight against Jesus when he returns to the earth with His Church at the end of 7 year tribulation (Rev. 17:12-14). We feel the European Economic Community (European Common Market) is the beginning of the ten kings.

Prophecies that are to be fulfilled in the near future:

1. The Jewish temple will be rebuilt, and the sacrifices resumed (Dan. 8; 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Rev. 11:1, 2). Amazingly, through the work of Dr. Asher Kauffman, we know today that the area just north of the current temple mount is the area where the former temples once stood. The third temple of the Book of Revelation can now be built right next to the Dome of the Rock without disturbing it.

2. The temple will be destroyed and the sacrifices stopped, and antichrist will set up there the abomination (perhaps an idol) that will bring about the great desolation (Dan. 8, 9, 11, 12; Matt. 24:15, 21).

3. At that time there will be great tribulation for the last 3 ½ years, such as the world has never seen (Matt. 24:15, 21;Mark 13:14, 19; Dan. 12:1).

4. A great army led by the forces of the antichrist will is invade the “glorious land,” Israel just before the Rapture occurs. (Dan. 11:40-45; Ezek. 38, 39; Joel 2:20).

5. Ethiopia and Libya, as well as Iran, will be on the side of the northern king, an alliance of muslin people from the former Russian Republic. (Dan. 11:43; Ezek. 38:5). Watch Ethiopia and Libya!

6. When the northern king, the antichrist, is ruling from Jerusalem during the 7 year tribulation period, “news out of the east from China and out of the north”, a rebellion from his own armies, shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many” (Dan. 11:45).

7. The kings of the east, China, shall come to Israel (Rev. 16:12-16) and have their part in “the battle of that great day of God Almighty” at Armageddon.

8. An ungodly power (not a nation, but an ungodly influence such as Communism) is to have worldwide power at the end for three and one-half years - “forty and two months” (Rev. 13:1-8). Working with this ungodly force will be the false prophet (Rev. 13:11-18; 19:20), who will deceive many on earth with his mighty miracles. He shall declare that all must receive the mark of the beast. He, also, shall have worldwide power (with a world church?).

9. After the great tribulation, there shall be signs, in the sun, moon, and stars (Matt. 24:29; Rev. 6:12; Joel 2:31; 3:15; Isa. 13:9-13). The sun shall be darkened (by a cloud? Ezek. 32:7,8). God’s wrath for sin is near at this time.

10. Jesus will come in power and glory with all the holy angels and stand on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24:30; Zech. 14:4). The armies of earth shall fight against him (Rev. 19:11-21). Jesus shall be victorious and shall reign over earth a thousand years (Rev. 20; 5:10), after which he is to turn the perfect kingdom over to God, that God may be all in all (1 Cor. 15: 22-28).

This article and the importance of the details of this article, are the reason that I started Bible Prophecy Update. So that you might realize that the Lord of the Universe has a plan that He has been unfolding for thousands of years, and that plan includes His desire to make Himself known to you.

As you read, study and become familiar with the events of Bible prophecy, you will realize that the Lord is who He claims to be. That there is a God who is above all creation and who loves every human being equally and with great fervor.

When we failed to be what He had created us to be and the defect of sin spread to all human kind, He took it upon Himself to become one of us, and give His life in exchange for all of ours. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross 2,000 years ago, paid the price all of us owed for our own individual and collective sins, forever.

If you will place your complete trust in what Jesus has done for you at the Cross, and accept Jesus as your own Savior, you will be cleansed of your total sin and obtain eternal life.

When Jesus returns next, it will not be physically to the earth, but to the atmosphere above earth, from where He will call out of the earth all those who have already come into a personal relationship with Him and have accepted His sacrifice for their sins. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Next will begin the most horrendous, and horrific 7 years the earth has ever know. More than 2/3rd’s of the people of the earth will perish in the last 3 ½ years of the 7 year Tribulation. If a person does accept Jesus Christ as their Savior during that 7 year period, the antichrist will kill them by being beheaded.

If you cannot live for Jesus now before He comes, it is for certain that you will not be able to die for Him when the Tribulation begins. Today is the day of your salvation, now is the time to accept Jesus as your Savior, for the day is already far spent and the evening and time of Jesus appearing is near.

Rob Robinson

Bible Prophecy Update.com

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