Only someone with omniscience can predict the future and get it right every time.
Allow me to illustrate. Suppose I predicted 1,000 years in advance the exact city the President of the United States would be born in, his exact birth date, what nationality he would be, what family he would come from, what kind of car he would drive, where he would go to school, what his name would be, what his father and mother’s names would be, how old he would be when he died, when he would die, how he would die, plus dozens of his most significant accomplishments all in specific detail, and I was 100% accurate on every count. Would that be a miracle? That is exactly the kind of thing the Bible did in reference to Jesus and to the nation of Israel!
Israel is God’s prophetic time-clock. Since none of us in the 21st century were there to see Jesus and His miracles, here is something you can see. Again and again the Scriptures tell us that the war to end all wars will be fought over Israel. The Bible calls it, “the war of Armageddon.”
Zechariah 12:1, 14:2, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and many other passages in the Bible spell out what the conditions will be just prior to the return of Christ. Jesus Himself said,
“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near and I am at the very door.”
That is precisely what we see happening right now. The Middle East is the most strategic and volatile region in the world today.
Written thousands of years ago, one recurring theme throughout the Bible is the birth, the death, and the rebirth of the nation of Israel. In Ezekiel 36-39 (written 2500 years ago) God revealed that the Jews would be exiled from Israel (because of their sin), the land would be desolate for a long period of time, and in the latter days He would bring them back as a nation. History proves that is precisely what happened!
In A.D. 70, the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem, and the surviving Jews lived in exile. Miraculously, they remained a distinct race even though they had no homeland for nearly 1900 years! After World War II, they began to trickle back into Israel. Then, in May of 1948 they established a 2nd Jewish state, precisely as the Bible predicted! Never before in the history of mankind has this been done. Since its re-establishment on May 14, 1948, Arab nations have attacked Israel five times, and although vastly outnumbered each time, God gave the victory to Israel! In Zechariah 14:2, the Bible clearly states that the last war of the world will be fought over Jerusalem (more proof that the Bible is true). God says, “These things were written so that the nations may know that I am the LORD.”
According to Ph.D. astrophysicists and other qualified American scientists, the odds of the Bible’s more than 2,500 predictions being fulfilled by chance is one out of a number expressed as 1 with 2,000 zeros after it. Even if they are only 10% correct, that’s still only one chance out of 1 followed by 200 zeros!
According to the mathematical science of probability, if a number has more than 50 zeros after it, the odds of that happening by chance make it virtually impossible. To put this in perspective, the number of atoms in the known universe is believed to be 10 to the 80th power. And one occurrence out of 10 to the 80th power amounts to zero.
Our next blog (God willing), will be about the most famous person who ever lived. The Word of God-Jesus Christ.