Prophecy by the Numbers: Signs of His Coming
Matthew 24:3, 8, 33
One afternoon, two thousand years ago Christ's disciples ask Jesus a question that interests all of us, I'm so glad they did. Follow along as they ask in Matthew 24:3, and as Jesus answers them in verse 8 and 33.
Jesus explained to us in Matthew 24, verses 8 and 33-34-that these events would begin at the same time, run concurrently, and crescendo like the pains of a woman giving birth-the closer we get to His Second coming.
Matthew 24:8, 33-34 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
A few months ago I had some unexpected time to think about the future. I sat on an airplane in Albany, NY for over four hours, and then got stranded another 12 hours in Chicago.
I was studying What's Next. I was examining just how much God has left for us to know about the future. Here is what I found summarized by a series of NUMBERS!
I hold in my hand the ONE Book that God wrote-the Bible.
That one book has TWO parts-the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Those two parts are made up of SIXTY-SIX individual books we call the 39 Old Testament books and the 27 New Testament books.
This one book, made up of 66 books has a total of 31,103 verses.
Of all the verses in the Bible 8,352 verse are prophetic or spoke to future events. All Biblical predictions about the future in these thousands verses can be grouped into 737 different predictions .
Of these 8,352 verses, 6,312 (or 522 different predictions) have already happened to the letter, JUST LIKE God's Word said they would.
That leaves just about 2,040 verses with 215 specific predictions from God about the end of the world that are in process of being fulfilled.
So, the Bible contains many specific events that would signal the en ...
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