Prophecies the Ancients Couldn’t Understand
There are numerous prophesies in Revelation that could not happen until this generation. Many of them would have seemed impossible to first century believers. Here are six prophecies that couldn’t be understood until our generation:
These three were covered in my last blog:
1. Army of 200 million soldiers
2. Drying up the Euphrates
3. Global satellite communication
These three are discussed in this blog:
4. Nuclear weapons and WMD’s
5. Israel reborn as a nation
6. Israel’s LGBT lifestyle
Revelation Generation Prophecies
4. Nuclear Weapons and WMD’s
God warns us, no less than four times in scripture, that the coming 7-year Tribulation will be the worst period in earth’s history (Jer. 30:7; Dan. 12:1; Mt. 24:21; Mk. 13:19).
In His discourse about the end times, Jesus said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). “And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved” (Mark 13:20).
There’s no army on earth that can kill earth’s population of eight billion today with conventional weapons in seven years. Earth’s population could only be threatened with the arrival of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
In the Middle East war that’s centered around the Euphrates River (Rev. 9:14), a third of the world’s population will be wiped out according to Revelation 9:15. That means some two to three billion people will be killed in that war alone!
The best description of nuclear war appears in the prophecy of Zechariah where he describes the horrific details during the Battle of Armageddon,
”This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.” (Zechariah 14:12)
Once again, we see the prophecies in Revelation beingfulfilled in our generation.
5. Israel reborn as a nation – 1948
Did you know that the attack waged by the Arab Nations, the next morning after Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948, became the fulfillment of a fascinating prophecy?
There are many prophecies about the re-establishment of Israel in the end times, but one of my favorites is a symbolic prophecy. Isaiah records, “Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.” (Isaiah 66:7-8)
Israel didn’t get a very nice welcome from their Arab neighbors. On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was declared, and on May 15, 1948, the very next morning, five Arab nations attacked Israel. Since then, throughout our generation, the tiny nation has seen constant threats and constant wars for her survival.
6. Israel’s LGBT lifestyle