brief Biblical prophetic overview
- Creation - 6 literal days - take note of Genesis 1:5 - evening and morning, one day - Genesis 1, 2 - it was good (no rain Gen 2:6) 4111BC
- Sin - Eve was deceived, Adam failed to lead - curses... and a PROMISE of the SEED - the expectation of Women! Gen 3:14,15
- Enoch - walked with God - righteousness was possible... (Enoch didn't die, Hebrews 9:27) Gen 5:22 3200 BC
- Flood - Judgement - mankind destroyed in Flood because of sin: Noah spared Gen 6-10 - 2450BC - Rainbow - promise of the Noahic covenant
- Shem - the SON - chosen of Noah's sons - Genesis 9:15-29 Shem, Ham and Japeth - "May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem;"
it should be noted that the sin of Ham that cursed his son Canaan was a sexual sin against his father, which makes the sign of the rainbow an interesting and evil connection...
- Abraham- the NATION - Genesis 12:2,3 - I will make you a great nation... I will bless those who bless you, ... all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - 1921 BC
- Isaac, Jacob (Israel) - not Ishmael, not Esau... God chose the 2nd born... 12 tribes of Israel 1616 BC
- Judah - Shiloh from Judah - Genesis 49:10 - 1664 BC
- Moses - Levite leader, Exodus from Egypt, the Passover... the Torah. important: appointed times: Leviticus 23:3 - Leviticus 25:3-5 SABBATH OF THE LAND
- David - Promise of the King - II Samuel 7:16 Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever. I Kings 8:56 1056BC
- House of Nathan - Mary, House of Solomon - Joseph. - the Seed of David - details of the promise, fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Zechariah 12:5-12
- EXILE - Jeremiah 29:20 - 70 years in Babylon, failed to observe the LAND SABBATH - Leviticus 25:3-5 585BC
- Daniel - Daniel 9:24-27 - prophecy of the 70 weeks - 69 fulfilled on Palm Sunday, 10 Nisan 32AD, to the day - 1 week of 7 years remains
- Jacob's Trouble - Daniel 12 - great trouble in end times for Israel, Daniel 9:26,27 - prophecy sealed until the end times,Dan 12:4 when people shall run to and fro and knowledge increased
- decree to rebuild - around 445BC - this is a metric for Daniel's prophecy and related to Leviticus 26's 7x7x7x7 punishment
- 69 weeks from 445 BC to Palm Sunday 10 Nisan 32AD was 69 weeks of years, (69*7*360)/365 = 476 years - 444 years = 32 AD - Christ entered Jerusalem on the day foretold. Daniel 9:24-27
- Olivet Discourse Jesus warns the Jews - Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13 that trouble would come as foretold by Daniel (12). Jesus let them know of the "time of the Gentiles"
- Passover Lamb - Jesus was the Passover Lamb - chosen on Palm Sunday 10 Nisan - Exodus 12:3 - Chosen by the high priest - John 11:49-53; 18:13-14
- 3 days, 3 nights - Jesus foretold His resurrection in Matthew 12:40 - note 3 days, 3 nights. See Genesis 1:5. Jesus in grave by sundown on Thursday 14 Nisan, out of grave by sunrise 17 Nisan.
the accuracy of these details are important, as prophecy hinges on an understanding of the appointed times: http://johnmeister.com/bible/Crucifixion/THURSDAY-Crucifixion-3days-3nights.jpg
- Jesus is the Bible - Luke 24:44-47 - all things written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
- the time of the Gentiles - Jerusalem was destroyed by Titus in 70 AD and the Jews dispersed because they had failed to obey God's Law.
- 7x7x7x7 - Leviticus 26 cites that IF the first Exile did not get Israel's attention, they would suffer 7x7x7x7 for their failure: Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28 (2,401 years...) (2368 years)
- May 1948 - Israel returns to their land - Ezekiel 36:8-12
- this generation... - Jesus said in the Olivet Discourse that this generation shall not pass away... a Biblical generation is 70 to 80 years, but some live into their 90's... 70 years+1948=2018 - 90 years=2038
- Jerusalem trampled by Gentiles - Israel regains Jerusalem in 1967 - but still controlled by Muslims
- Muslim uprisings, ISIS - Arab "Spring" and the fall of many dictatorships in the Middle East has seen a dramatic rise of Islam and open hostility towards Israel
- restrainer removed - at some time before Jacob's trouble of Daniel 12 begins, the Holy Spirit will be removed, and all Hell will break loose. I Thessalonians 4:13-17
- rapture or martyrdom or irrelevance - the church will likely be raptured, removed with the Holy Spirit Ephesians 1:13;4:13 - and we're not subject to God's Wrath - but the church is NOT part of the tribulation
- MUSLIMS invade Israel - Isaiah 17 is likely the first event, possibly involving Iran, the destruction of Damascus causes collateral damage to Jordan and Israel - Jacob becomes "lean" - TROUBLES...
- attack from the north - Ezekiel 38 begins... and ends... Muslims end up killing Muslims... Israel likely will use tactical nukes - 7 month clean up - burn weapons for 7 years
- peace treaty - the 7 years of Ezekiel 38 and the prophecies in Revelation about the Antichrist, and Daniel 9:24-27 suggest that a treaty is made after Ezekiel 38 and the antichrist is revealed
- abomination of desolation - 3.5 years, 1,260 days, into the tribulation, the antichrist declares himself to be God, the Jews realize they've been had... head for the hills.
- 144,000 - male Jewish witnesses, 12,000 from each tribe of Israel begin their ministry. The two prophets, are killed by the antichrist - Enoch and Elijiah? and rise again...
- WRATH - the wrath of God is poured out on the world - the world continues in rebellion with the antichrist, an attack is planned against Israel
- Armageddon - Jesus returns and slaughters the armies of the world coming to attack Israel, He touches down on the Mount of Olives, earthquake, East Gate opens and He walks into Jerusalem to establish His Kingdom
- 1,000 years - Jesus rules on earth righteously for 1,000 years - at the end Satan is released briefly, brief conflict
- final judgement - the great white throne judgement - death and hades cast into the lake of fire with satan and his demonds, and those who are not found in the book of life.
- New Heaven, New Earth - New Jerusalem descends it's 1,500 miles by 1,500 miles... Revelation 21:16
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The laws of language are used to interpret what is written.
The basic analysis tools are used to determine the writer's intent.
WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW are questions that will be asked and attempt to be answered.
The Bible is it's own best commentary. To understand the Bible one must read it. If there are things not
found but essential to understanding the passage then we will look at history, archeology, language
and determine the context and culture of the author and their intended audience. We need to understand
the literary genre used.
The plain and simple interpretation of a passage is usually what the author intended.
One must not approach a passage with a preconceived idea of what it says. Read it fresh, read it and
ask questions. Do not seek the mind of other men until you have sought the Word of God. Avoid the
traditions of men. Don't read about the Bible as reported by others, but read it yourself.
If a passage doesn't make sense, read the verses or chapters before, and after, understand the nature
of the book; why was it written and to whom?
Remember that as believers we have the helper, the Holy Spirit, to help us in understanding the things written.
The Old Testament was not written to or about the New Testament Church. One must not try to make the church fit
the Old Testament. The church is not Israel. America is not Israel. Israel is Israel. The blessings of Israel
are provided to the church through Jesus Christ. God says in Romans 11 that He is not finished with Israel.
In Ezekiel 35 to 40 we see Israel returning to their land in the last days.
The goal is understanding the Bible, not proving or disproving any of the works of man or doctrinal statements or
confessions of faith. It's all about the Bible. And the Bible is all about Jesus Christ.
This site will not follow the traditions of men (Colossians 2:8-10).
There is only one correct interpretation, with the possibility of many applications.
What did the writer intend?
Who were they writing to?
When did they write it?
Why did they write it?
How did they write it?
What were the issues, the problems, the event?
We have to understand the passage in the context it was written in a point of space and time.
We must also understand that the writer would know of God's nature, the Law, and other accepted ideas of the Jews when
writing. Most of the writers of the Bible were Jews, they would have understood the Old Testament with all its history
and prophecies and feasts. Because the Bible is often terse the writers rarely provide details about events, but will
mention it in ways that most of us in the West will not understand or take as significant. A careful study of the Word
will keep you alert to these subtle keys and match them up to other passages in Scripture. In the study of the
crucifixion works such as "preparation day", Sabbath according to the commandment, a High Sabbath, and other details
pointed to various Old Testmanent details. Details...
If one is in a leadership position at a local church they must take care to avoid refering to writers to make a point,
There is a risk that your flock will read that author instead of the Bible... is that what you want them to do?
This is suggested not because there is not wisdom available through other sources than the Bible, it is that
these writings are not inspired and almost always include errors. It is far better to encourage the flock to
study the Bible. Helping others learn more about the Bible is what we should be doing, not promoting man.