Background For Studying Bible Prophecy
Before we look at future events predicted in Scripture, it is important that we understand that predictive prophecy is something that the Bible uniquely claims for itself. As we will see, God has pointed to fulfilled prophecy to demonstrate that He exists, that He knows the future, and that He is in control of the future.
We will cite a number of passages and then make some observations about what is claimed.
The Lord Challenges The Pagan gods (Isaiah 41:21-24)
“Present your argument,” says the Lord. “Produce your evidence,” says Jacobʼs king. “Let them produce evidence! Let them tell us what will happen! Tell us about your earlier predictive oracles, so we may examine them and see how they were fulfilled. Or decree for us some future events! Predict how future events will turn out, so we might know you are gods. Yes, do something good or bad, so we might be frightened and in awe. Look, you are nothing, and your accomplishments are nonexistent; the one who chooses to worship you is disgusting (Isaiah 41:21-24 NET Bible)...
The Prophet Ezekiel And His Book
Ezekiel In Babylon
A Brief Outline Of Ezekiel
Prophecies Of Jerusalem’s Destruction 1-24
Prophecies Against The Nations 25-32
Prophecies Of Israel’s Blessings 33-39 (Restoration And Hope)
The Millennial Temple 40-48
Summary Of Chapters 37 – 39
Main Interpretive Issue:
How To Understand The Invasion Recorded In Ezekiel 38,39