HIStory, Our Future: Pearls for the Bride of Christ

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My intention with this collection of Bible studies I’ve called HIStory, Our Future, is to present a collection of fascinating Bible studies on the sequence of prophetic events from history and also look through to our future. Through it all, the focus is on God’s Word and the focus of God’s Word -- Yeshua. It is a look from the midst of human history at the plan of God for the redemption of mankind through the sacrifice of His Son Yeshua, foretold and foreshadowed through time leading to His return and our eternity with Him.

I believe we are living in the times foretold to lead to the beginning of the Day of the Lord and as a watchman, I would like to share what I’ve learned in my search for Truth, hopefully in a logical manner that will both highlight those things that have already happened to strengthen and build your faith as well as put together a comprehensive model from scripture regarding the structure of events to come.

There is a lot of debate within Christianity on specific beliefs regarding the end times prophecies and I feel that, for some, this has pushed them away from trying to understand what God said about what is going to happen. It is my desire not to assume I’m right in all that is presented, but rather build on what I’ve learned from God’s Word and lay it out as best I can in hopes that it will expand your understanding and hopefully bring a little clarity to some of the confusion.

While the timing of what God has foretold may still only be seen through a glass darkly, we are promised that those watching will not be caught off-guard. I pray these studies as well as the rest of the content of this website lead you to a stronger faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and a closer relationship with Yeshua through the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 46:9-13
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

Isaiah 48:3-7
I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them. Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-28
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

1 Corinthians 14:1-5
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

2 Peter 1:19-21
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Mark 13:22,23
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Bible prophecy is not meant to be used to predict the future, but rather is a proof that God knows and foretells the end from the beginning. Much of prophecy is never fully realized until after the events foretold. However, as we look from the last days throughout known history according to scripture, we have a more clear perspective than anyone previously of the Truth of God’s Word and its application to our lives and our understanding of our future. God has revealed His plans to His servants the prophets, whose words we read in scripture. These are meant to build our faith in God’s Word and therefore our relationship.

God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient and many are blinded by the things of this world while distracted from, or with little faith in, God’s Word. I believe this is part of the prophesied apostasy of the end times. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 They are also blinded by wicked people for whom God’s wrath is coming. This is why I place importance on watching what is going on so that I can alert those with ears to hear what I am seeing. We are not of this world, but we are the salt and light of it through Christ. I believe understanding what is really going on in the world in light of Bible prophecy will be an adrenalin shot to the heart of all who believe the Word of God. May it bring you greater faith and hope and love to share with those around you.

If you believe the Bible is God’s Word, I will show you what I’ve been shown in reading it. Revelation 19:10 tells us that the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy and being the Word made flesh, the whole Bible is written of Him. He is returning and has told His friends what He is doing, revealing it throughout His Word as written by the prophets moved by His Holy Spirit. He has not returned yet and He foretold of His second coming with sudden destruction. Matthew 24:36-39 | Luke 17:24-31 He also warned of deception in the end-times, Matthew 24:23-28, which is why I keep God’s Word as the foundation of my understanding for what is to come.

The Lord always does things in accordance with His Word, which never changes. While not every detail of history is apparent, there is a framework that revolves around God’s chosen people, Israel. So while not every detail is readily apparent we know God’s way from His Word. And so our actions, whether in accordance with His Word or contrary to it, will produce an expected result because God has made known the benefits and consequences of our actions whether aligned with or against His ways respectively.

1 Corinthians 14:29-33
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. <[The Bible interprets itself] For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

John 15:12-20
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Watch!

Matthew 25:1-13
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matthew 7:13-23 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24:36-44, Mark 13:32-37, Luke 12:16-40, Luke 21:34-36, Hebrews 9:28

Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

This collection of studies cover known history and Bible prophecies that are fulfilled from the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon all the way up to the modern era.

Fulfilled prophecy, in my opinion, is one of the best tools to bring the reality and precision of Bible prophecy to life. The Word of God is alive. We are told loud and clear that we should understand God’s plan. He went to the trouble to spell it out for us so it must be important. 80% of the Bible is prophecy and it is all written about Christ. Unbelievers are not going to expect what is coming, but believers are supposed to understand and be in the light about it so that it doesn’t take us like thieves because those who aren’t in darkness shouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens.

This collection of studies is meant to present the information I’ve found in my research from both history and Bible prophecy regarding the center of prophecy, Yeshua (Jesus) the Christ. Revelation 19:10 It is my honor to be sharing my study in hopes of sharing the understanding God has given me from His Word and the simultaneous confidence, faith, and peace in the coming turmoil and feeling closer to understanding God’s plan. I believe in the end the Bible will be revealed to those who love and honor it, taking God at His Word. I hope that this most of all leads to you reading the Word of God personally and taking it for truth, bringing you to a closer relationship with your Creator, Yeshua.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Revelation 1:3-6
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Credits:

  • 70 Weeks of Daniel research - Chuck Missler based on Sir Robert Anderson The Coming Prince
  • 14,000 Days research - Found through Charlie at Wonderful1.com who references John Zachary who came up with this conclusion on 14,000-day periods other than the one in the Holy Bible. He found these two patterns in 1986 while I was still serving our county in Japan and long before I met Christ. His calculation from Jesus until the destruction of Jerusalem aided me significantly. However, he was lacking the connection to the Old Testament. You can read Mr. Zachary’s analysis here.
  • Ezekiel’s 430 Days research - Chuck Missler based on Sir Robert Anderson The Coming Prince
  • 360 Day-Years in Prophecy - Guy Cramer’s collection of studies on cyclical changes in the measurement of time through history and its affect on Bible prophecy.
  • Fulfillment of Jeremiah 30:20 and Zechariah 12:1-3 – Bill Koenig, author of Eye To Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel