Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 12, 2014

Imagine predicting political events 150 years in advance and nailing those predictions down to the details!

Could Carl Rove, James Carville or Dick Morris tell you who will be President in 150 years and what his foreign policy will be?!

Modern political pollsters and prognosticators pale in comparison to the great Old Testament prophets like Isaiah and Ezekiel.

Isaiah prophesied that Jerusalem would be surrounded and its people taken into captivity and, to take it up a notch he also predicted that they would return to their homeland under the rule of Persian ruler, Cyrus the Great.

Guess what happened?

History records Isaiah got it right - exactly right!

Ezekiel made a similarly starting prophecy against the mighty and prosperous seaport city of Tyre. He prophesied very specifically these events:
  • Many nations would come against Tyre (Ezek. 26:2)
  • Nebuchadnezzar would destroy the city (Exek. 26:4
  • The city would be scraped bare. (Ezek. 26:4)
  • Fishing nets would be spread over the site. (Ezek. 26:2)
  • The stones of the city would be thrown into the sea. (Ezek. 26:12)
  • The city would never be rebuilt. (Ezek. 26:14
Here's the rest of the story:

Tyre was a city in two parts. Half the city lay on the coast, the other half on an island about 1/2 mile offshore. Respected historian Josephus records that Nebuchadnezzar held siege over the city for 13 years and finally captured the coastal part of Tyre. But most of its inhabitants were able to flee to the island which remained intact.

Some 240 years later, Alexander the Great brought his army to attack the island part of the city. When he couldn't conquer it from the sea he began building a causeway from the mainland out to the island, moving stones from the rubble of the old city to build it. When he ran out of stones, guess what he did? He scraped the dirt bare down to the bare rock in order to finish the land bridge!

His attacking forces from the sea and later from the land included people from previous nations he had defeated! When the island city was defeated and destroyed the city of Tyre was history and never was rebuilt!

Oh, by the way, there is a tiny fishing village on the island and fishermen from that village stretch their nets to dry and cast them from the barren rocks!

There are 1,817 recorded prophecies in the Old and New Testaments. Many of them have been fulfilled as predicted and I like the chances of all the rest coming true as well!

Biblical prophecy has a 100% accuracy rate!

The chances of that happening without Divine involvement are.......well, there is no number to quantify all those zeroes!

Biblical prophecies are but another absolute proof of the truth and reliability of God's Word. And it is undeniable evidence of a Supernatural, All-Knowing, All Powerful, Eternal God!

You can stake your life on God's Word and trust your life with God!

Are you?

Will you?