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Lesson 196 - THE WORLD OF TOMORROW: TEN PROPHECIES AWAITING FULFILLMENT (PART 1)
Our last four lessons covered 33 prophecies that pointed to Jesus Christ’s first coming. Now let’s see how the earth will be changed when He comes a second time—just as He promised. The following fabulous prophecies await His fulfillment.

 

PART 1

Many people—both Jewish and Gentile—point out the prophecies concerning peace on earth and say that Jesus could not be the Messiah because the world has seen everything but peace. But prophecy, seen from afar, is like twin peaks that look like a single mountain. Viewed up close, the two peaks—with a long valley in between—stand out. So it is in the first coming of the Lord of glory…and His promise to return. Our last four lessons covered 33 prophecies that pointed to Jesus Christ’s first coming. Now let’s see how the earth will be changed when He comes a second time—just as He promised. The following fabulous prophecies await His fulfillment.

1. THE MESSIAH WILL ENTER AS KING THROUGH JERUSALEM'S EASTERN GATE—AND RULE OVER THE EARTH

Zecariah 14:3-4, 9

“Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle... And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.… And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” and His name one.”

 

Ezekiel 44:1-3

“Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut.  And the Lord said to me, this gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. As for the Prince, because He is the Prince, He may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; He shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way.”

 

2. THE MESSIAH WILL BRING IN A REIGN OF EVERLASTING PEACE

Isaiah 9:7

“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice
from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

           

Micah 4:3

“He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”

 

3. OUR TRIUMPHANT KING WILL END ALL WAR, KILLING AND DESTRUCTION

 Isaiah 2:4

“He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”

 

Isaiah 11:9

“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

 

4. HE WILL DESTROY EVIL ON THE EARTH

Isaiah 11:4

“But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.”

 

 

5. THE MESSIAH'S RETURN WILL CHANGE EVEN THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

 Isaiah 11:6-8

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.”

 

TO BE CONTINUED

   

"Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ" (I Corinthians 11:1)
The ST. PAUL SCHOOL, with Frank Eiklor, Eileen Young and Cecilia Contreras

 

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