History is God’s story, so no human, world or cosmic event is a surprise to God. Timing and events are in His hands. Ultimately God will be in full control, but for a short time evil ( the Devil) has a little freedom. Ultimately God will be fully expressed through every human being, some happily in heaven, some in unhappiness in hell.
God is outside of time so He knows the beginning and the end. He is uniquely qualified to write a book like the Bible that predicts the future.
Overview of Bible Prophecy
- prophecy about the Lord’s first coming (happened 2000 years ago)
- prophecy about the Lord’s second coming (future)
- some Bible prophecy is about BOTH (Isaiah 9:6, and Daniel)
- it seems there are more verses in the Bible about His second return, than the first.
- prophecy about Israel
In the Lord’s first coming, He came as a man like us and as a lamb to be crucified on a cross for our sins, then rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
In the Lord’s second coming He will come as a warrior to conquer an evil earth that does not represent God’s character. He will rule the earth from Jerusalem.