Bible prophecy is completely accurate. It doesn’t start in Revelation. It begins with Genesis 15, Abraham asking God what the future of the Jewish people will be. For those who are skeptical…the prophetic facts recorded in Genesis can be verified in any good library.
Here are just a few prophetic facts that were predicted in the Bible:
*Abraham’s descendants, the Jewish people, would become servants in Egypt. (As you know, this happened and they were servants for 400 years.)
*The Egyptians would be judged for their abuse of the Jewish people. (And in fact, Pharaoh and his army drowned in the Red Sea as Moses walked across with the Israelites.)
*It was also prophesied that the Jewish people would come out of Egypt with great wealth. (Can you imagine coming out of slavery with great wealth? But it happened… as the Egyptians, terrified by the death angel, gave the Jewish people ox carts filled with gold, silver and fine fabrics.)
The message rings clear: there is a severe judgment day for any nation that persecutes the Jewish people. It happened just as prophesied!
If it’s recorded in God’s Word, it’s a fact. You can’t believe some of it, and not all of it. The Bible isn’t just a good book, it’s the only book that reads you…you don’t read it. And it’s filled from cover to cover with prophecy that has revolutionized the world from one generation to the next.
Let’s talk about angels in prophecy. Angels are God’s not-so-secret agents who have, throughout the annals of time, been given very important jobs by God himself. For example, it was angels that announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds in the field. “Glory to God in the highest! And on earth, peace, good will toward men!” When we glorify God, there is peace on earth. This is still the Gospel message to the church! Are you searching for peace in your life? Start praising the Lord!
And stop fearing the future. The Bible tells us that the righteous have never been forsaken. Stop looking back at your past failures. Your past has been forgiven. Fear not sickness and disease. Jesus is the Great Physician!
What else did angels do in Bible prophecy? They bore witness to the resurrection! Luke 24:5-6 asks, “…Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” We serve a risen Savior! Because He lives, we shall also live! We will join the resurrected King at the marriage supper of the Lamb. We will join the angels in singing praises to the King of kings and Lord of lords!
Until the day of Christ’s return, we must diligently seek Him. We must win the lost and live each day as unto the Lord. We don’t fear the future because He gives his angels charge over us. He assigns at least two angels to protect and defend each and every one of us! The Bible tells us the He will give his angels charge over us to keep us in all of our ways. Angels. Plural.
We can pray and ask God to send his angels to go before us, and come behind as our rear guard…to protect us in all of our ways. This isn’t something I think is a good idea. It’s fact. It’s in the Word. Jesus himself spent two-thirds of his ministry casting out evil spirits from people who lived in a society infinitely more moral than ours. He did this everywhere He went, not just on special occasions.
Mark 16:17 says, “And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons…” If you believe in God, you can do these very same things in his name. You don’t have to be supernatural. You just have to believe in the power of Jesus Christ and the shed blood that conquers the Prince of Darkness.
Satan’s kingdom is alive and well. He comes to rob, to kill and to destroy. He is very effective at what he does. Don’t give him the smallest opportunity to invade your life or the lives of your loved ones. Open up your Bible and plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your home! Satan isn’t worried about Christians who don’t pray, who only see a church house on Christmas and Easter. He’s not interested in those who don’t hide God’s Word in their hearts or share his love with their neighbors.
Satan wants to invade the lives of those who profess Jesus as their Savior. He wants to stop those that are sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who are winning the lost. He wants to wreak havoc in the lives of those who are making a Kingdom difference. Is that you? Do you have enough of the Lord in you to get the devil’s attention?
If your eyes are focused on Him, you might be in the storm…but the storm will not be in you!