Bible Prophecy Fulfilled in Modern Times
Various prophecies lead us to modern Israel’s establishment as a nation in May 1948. Jeremiah 25:11, Isaiah 44:26–45, Leviticus 26:27–28 and other prophecies lead us to calculate that after 2520 biblical/prophetic years of 360 days after the destruction of the temple by the Babylonians – we could expect the “multiplied” punishment that started with 70 years of Babylonian captivity for Israel to end. And it did, within days of when I calculate it should have ended – in May 1948.
Jerusalem was reunited under full Israeli control for the first time in 2300 years, just as the prophet Daniel had described in Daniel 8:14 “For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored.” Adam Clarke wrote in his Bible commentaries back in 1825 that this should happen in 1966 – he was off by a year because he mistakenly counted the non-existent year zero. Alexander the Great took Jerusalem without a fight after the battle of Issus, (the High Priest Jaddua showed Alexander the prophecies in the Book of Daniel and how he fit the description of a king of the Greeks that would defeat the king of the Persians) and after 2300 Passovers (an evening and morning holiday) had elapsed, Israeli control was restored in 1967.
In one of my blog posts last year I noted: “If we take the Bible seriously, we must acknowledge that about one third of it is prophecy. There were prophecies about Israel being re-created as a nation – an event that took place on schedule in May 1948. As explained here: The Fig Tree Generation: – The generation that will not pass
“Israel is God’s time piece and in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus used Israel to tell us of a generation that will see all things prophesied be fulfilled.” The “fig tree generation” alive in 1948 when Israel became a nation again. As Luke 21:32 says: “This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.” Jesus confirmed this words when He said, ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away’ (Luke 21:33). I.e. this generation that sees the fig tree shoot forth will not pass till all these things be fulfilled….
The 1948 generation is the generation that will not pass till all things prophesied by Jesus in Mathew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 be fulfilled.
How many years did the Bible suggest there are in a generation?
Psalms 90:10: The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
The verse above not only suggests that 70 years is a normal generation, but that if one approaches the maximum of 80 years – it will be a time of sorrow, during which we “fly away” – a clear hint to tribulation and rapture and end times events between the 70th and 80th years of this crucial generation.
“A person born in 1950 is not of the 1948 generation. Neither is a person born in 1960, 2000 or any other year. It is only those born in the year 1948 that are of the generation that saw the fig tree shoot forth.” 70 years later is 2018, and the crucial window in time for the final generation is upon us.”
(I elaborate on these, and many other end times Bible prophecies, in End Times and 2019.)
Others have suggested that we should focus on the details of Daniel 8:22 as a starting point for the 2300 years.
“The broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.”
Alexander died in 323 B.C. His kingdom, his Empire, was eventually divided by the families of his top four generals. The Seleucids ruled the largest portion in Asia… But before they did, Alexander’s General Ptolemy, whose dynasty would eventually rule Egypt from Greek times into Roman times – he tried to hold Alexander’s empire together in one piece. Wikipedia states that after Alexander’s death “a series of civil wars tore his empire apart, resulting in the establishment of several states ruled by the Diadochi, Alexander’s surviving generals and heirs.” There was a “forty year war” after which Ptolemy I handed power to his son in 284 B.C. before dying in 282 B.C.
In the video below, the narrator argues that 282 B.C. is the year that Daniel 8:22 describes, when four kingdoms arose out of Alexander’s kingdom. -282 plus 2300 = 2018, before we add a year for the non-existent year zero and reach 2019. (There WAS an excellent video titled: Daniel’s 2300 Year Prophecy – 2019 – but it has been removed.)
None of these are from Revelation, but these prophecies have been fulfilled somewhat recently, and I do not believe any from Revelation have been yet – though I believe many are soon to be fulfilled in the form of a judgment day pole shift. Consider:
Isaiah 13:13 “I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place.”
Isaiah 24:1 “Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.”
Job 9:5-6 “It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble.”
Psalms 46:2 “though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.”
Haggai 2:6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.”
Revelation 6:14 “The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.“
Revelation 21:1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away…”
These topics and more are covered in detail in my book on POLE SHIFTS