What the bible says about prophecy

Fulfilled Prophecy

Although there are many prophesies in the Bible some have been fulfilled, and some are yet to be fulfilled. There are more than 300 prophesies about Jesus in the Old Testament, and He fulfilled them all. Here are the odds that one person could fulfill certain numbers of prophecies:

8 prophecies = 1x1017 (1 chance in 100,000,000,000,000,000)
16 prophecies = 1x1045
48 prophecies = 1x10157

To put this into perspective, imagine the entire state of Texas covered 2 feet deep in silver dollars, one of which is painted black. You are blindfolded and randomly placed on the ground and told to pick up one of those coins. The odds that you would pick up the one painted black are 1x1017!

Let’s take a look at just eight of the prophesies about Jesus found in the Old Testament and how they were fulfilled.

1. The Messiah Will Be Born In Bethlehem was prophecied in Micah 5:2. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Matthew 2:1-6

2. The Messiah Will Be Born Of A Virgin was prophecied in Isaiah 7:14 & Isaiah 9:6-7. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Matthew 1:20 – 23

3. The Messiah Will Be A Prophet Like Moses was prophecied in Deuteronomy 18:15. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Acts 3:20-23

4. The Messiah Will Enter Jerusalem Triumphantly was prophecied in Zechariah 9:9. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Matthew 21:6-11, Luke 19:35-37 and John 12:12-15

5. The Messiah Will Be Rejected By His Own People was prophecied in Isaiah 53:1 & 3.
The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Matthew 26:3-4, John 1:10-11 and John 12:37-38.

6. The Messiah Will Be Betrayed For 30 Pieces Of Silver was prophecied in Zechariah 11:12-13. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in
Matthew 26:14-16 and Matthew 27:3-4.

7. The Messiah To Die By Crucifixion, With Pierced Hands And Feet was prophecied in
Psalm 22:14-16 and Zechariah 12:10. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in Matthew 27:31, Mark 15:20, John 19:15-16

8. The Messiah Will Die As A Sin Offering was prophecied in
Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 12. The fulfillment of this prophecy is contained in John 1:29, Acts 10:43, Acts 13:38-39, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 2:24 and Revelation 1:5.

Prophecy yet to be Fulfilled

There are several prophecies that are yet to be fulfilled according to the Bible. The first one that I wish to talk about is the rapture of the church. We can read about it in the following verses: 
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 (NLT)
13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves.
17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.
18 So encourage each other with these words. 

Let’s take a look at what these verses tell us.
In verse 13 Paul was writing to the Christians in Thessalonica who had a concern that their loved ones who had died previously would not get to heaven. They were grieving for these people because they did not understand the promise of resurrection for all who believed, that Jesus was their savior, and were without hope and Paul was reassuring them on this point.

In verse 14 explains why the christians have hope. That is because the Bible tells us that all who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior will have everlasting life (John 3:16), but all who do not believe, will not have it (John 3:18).

Verse 15 explains that when the rapture occurs, those who died previously would ascend first and those who are still alive will follow them. (This is referring only to people both living and dead who have accepted Jesus and have been “Born Again” or “Saved”)

Verse 16 explains what will happen when the rapture occurs. Jesus will come down from heaven (not all the way to the earth) there will be a commanding shout from the archangel and the trumpet of God will sound. All the followers of Christ who have died will be raised to meet Jesus.

Verse 17 then says that all “believers” who are still alive will be raised up and they too will meet Jesus in the air, and all will be with Jesus forever.

Verse 18 says that we should be encouraged by these words. If you are not a believer in Jesus, this can not be very encouraging, I am sure. If you would like to be a part of this process and have this hope, go to the “Salvation” page of this site to learn how you can be “Born Again”. If you are unwilling to do so, there are more prophesies that you may wish to avoid. They will be appearing here in the near future. In the meantime, try reading the book of Revelation in the Bible. Chapters 6 thru 20 are your future. Chapter 21 and 22 are about what you will be missing out on, for eternity.

There are more prophecies yet to be fulfilled. I am currently searching these out so that I can accurately describe them, and they will be posted here shortly.