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We can sometimes be surprised to see in the Bible how much God has wanted to reveal. In Jude 14, we are shown that even Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, knew that someday Christ would come with many , many saints. Abraham was called a prophet, and we are told in Hebrews that he looked for the New Jerusalem. Moses spoke with God "face to face" (Num. 12:8), and knew that a Deliverer would come "like unto men" (Deut. 18:15).
Prophets are chosen of God. We a told to "covet to prophesy" (I Cor. 14:39). Moses prayed:
"Would God that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them."
It appears that God is trying to answer that prayer. We see how the Holy Spirit is offered to "all flesh." And all who come to the Lord are commanded to "covet to prophesy."
In the Old Testament, the prophets would gather the people together at the new moon (beginning of the month), and on the sabbaths - for the purpose of edification and instruction. These men were primarily preachers of righteousness. Many, if not most of them, were strange in some way. In fact, they were often asked of God to do "strange" things. Ezekiel was told to preach to mountains. Hosea was told to buy back his unfaithful wife at auction. Abraham was told to offer his son in sacrifice. Elijah was told to pour water on the sacrifice. Moses was told to hit a rock to get water. Jeremiah was told to buy an expensive belt, wear it for a time, then go to the river Euphrates and bury it. One thing that stands out about prophets is that they were willing to do anything God asked of them, no matter how stupid it seemed.
It is amazing to see how accurate the prophecy of God has been. All Bible prophecy has either been fulfilled, or soon will be.
"One jot of one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
There were 333 details of the Messiah's first coming predicted in the Old Testament. Jesus fulfilled all 333 prophecies. The chances of that happening by chance are 1 in 840, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000.
There are 1423 prophetic verses in the 7957 verses of the New Testament. Christ is the center of all the prophecy of God.
"To Him give all the prophets witness."
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
All learning moves from the unknown to the known. As children first learn basic addition. Then they are taught subtraction. After those are taught, then multiplication and division are taught. In the same way God has built revelation upon revelation to prepare us for the message that He is now revealing to us. The Messianic prophecy began in seed form with the prophecy to Adam and Eve about the seed of woman that would someday come and bruise the head of the serpent. From that prophecy, God has progressively revealed more and more about the Messiah.
"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they might go."
For anyone to try to prophesy without Bible study to find out the precepts, and lines that God has already revealed is foolish. Now, in these last days, we have a whole stack of lines and precepts given to prophets already. We need to study them, and then let God reveal more revelation to us. The new revelation will not contradict the old revelation, but will rather confirm and enlighten it.
Daniel started in the study of the Word of God. When he was studying the message of Jeremiah (a contemporary), he found a revelation of prophecy. He read in Jeremiah (25:11, 29:1,10) about the 70 years that the people were to suffer the captivity.
"I, Daniel, understand by the books the number of years whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, the prophet, that he would accomplish 70 years in the desolation of Jerusalem."
Then Daniel turned to God to pray about Jeremiah's prophecy. As he prayed and continued to search the Word of God, he came to Leviticus 26:14-39.
"I set my face unto the Lord God... the curse is poured upon us and the oath that is written in the law of Moses."
To Moses had been given the prophecy that when a captivity would come to the people, God would punish them seven times longer if they did not repent during that time of punishment. So Daniel took both prophecies and multiplied 70 times 7, and realized that there would be 490 more years of judgment time for Israel. It was then that God sent to Daniel a revelation to reveal more details of the 490 years that were to be given to Israel.
"I am now come to give thee understanding... 70 weeks (490 years) are determined."
In order for us to understand prophecy, a detailed study of the Word of God and its prophecy should be undertaken. There is prophesied a time in the last days when prophetic knowledge will cover the earth as waters cover the sea.
"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
There is also prophesied that in the last days, a famine for the hearing of the Word of God, despite a hunger and thirst for it, would come. This time of ignorance of the Bible's prophetic message is predicted for the same time as the flooding of the earth with prophetic knowledge. How can this be?
"...last days... famine... of hearing the words of the Lord... they shall wander from sea to sea... run to and fro to seek the word (revelation) from the Lord, and shall not find it... in that day the fair virgins, and the young men shall faint for thirst."
The difference is that the prophetic knowledge is there, it is being given, and has already been given in the Word of God, yet though some will enjoy it, many others will faint from a thirst and hunger for it. It is not because it is not there to be fed upon, it is because they will not hear the truth. The famine is not one of lack of prophecy, it a famine because of lack of "hearing" the Word.
Some say that prophecy is a mystery, and therefore we should not study it. But God wants us to know, and He gave us one third of the Bible as prophecy. Some read I Corinthians 2:9, but fail to read verse 10:
I Corinthians 2:9-10
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love Him... but God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit."
The Bible does speak of mysteries and hidden truths. At some points in God's revelations, men are not to know certain truths. When finally ready, the Spirit does reveal these mysteries. Paul spoke of the mystery of the church. Paul explained what had been kept hidden from the prophets until after the rejection of Jesus by the Jews. For God to have revealed the mystery of the church earlier would have caused some to say that God wanted and caused the Jews to reject Jesus.
Jesus spoke of a judgment on the church to come someday, and said that until that moment, it had been kept a "mystery" (Matthew 13).
In the book of Revelation, Jesus reveals 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 vials of judgment. However, John is not allowed to reveal the 7 thunders of judgment.
The Gentiles were promised blessings since the time of Abraham:
"In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
Rahab, Ruth, and others pre-shadowed this blessing on the Gentiles. To Peter, however, this prophetic mystery was finally revealed in greater measure.
Daniel was a book that was to be sealed from full understanding until the last days. The Jews never understood the prophetic significance of the book of Daniel. Now in these last days we are beginning to fully understand the prophecy of Daniel.
People often rebel against new revelations. The Jews did in Jesus' first coming. The Jews, before the captivity to Babylon, refused to heed the warnings of God's true prophets. And now, many say- "That's not the way I heard it." Yet, a more complete revelation and understanding of the prophecy of the Bible is being poured out on God's prophets in these days. The truth of the Bible is not changing, but more understanding of its prophetic message is being given.
Scientists recently have said that there is evidence that aliens already dwell among is. What is that evidence? I can surmise that it is DNA evidence, Fallen angels cohabited with women as recorded in the Bible, and their planet from which they came was what we call ‘heaven’, so they are aliens to earth. There are more of these fallen angels, for one third of the angels fell with Lucifer, These falln angels can still cohabit with women of Earth, and their children would show DNA evidence.
Does the Bible speak of this?
Hebrews 13:2 (KJV)
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.