Shortly before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus Christ delivered a major prophecy of end-time events, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. He was asked by His disciples: "When will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Matthew 24:3 Matthew 24:3And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?
American King James Version×).
Jesus responded with a description of conditions and events that would lead up to His second coming. He said that when these signs became evident, His return would occur within one generation (Matthew 24:34 Matthew 24:34Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
American King James Version×). Could this be that generation?
Throughout the nearly 2,000 years since Christ gave His prophecy, many have thought that theirs was the time of His return. They all turned out to be wrong, of course. But interestingly, there are a number of prophecies in the Bible that could not be fulfilled until our modern era, the post-World War II period.
The Bible is filled with prophecies, each of which has come to pass or will come to pass in its appointed time. The purpose of these prophecies is to give Christians hope for the future and lead them to live transformed lives, submitting themselves to God's righteous rule in their lives.
The seven prophecies covered in this guide are prime examples of important past and future events that set the stage for Jesus' second coming. God's sincere desire is that you are filled with hope and a desire to live godly lives transformed by the sure Word of God.