God’s Prophecies Are Being Fulfilled

“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.”

Daniel 9:25

Ponder This

I don’t know what this does for you, but when I study this passage, it helps me see every world event through the lens of God’s Word. It encourages me when I see how God so meticulously and wonderfully pinpointed the exact, precise time when Messiah would come. Daniel, so long before Jesus ever came to this Earth, prophesied the crucifixion of Jesus and the destruction of Jerusalem. Isn’t the Bible a wonderful book? It tells me God is in control and gives me hope for the Jewish nation that I love. God has a great and glorious future for His people; He has not forgotten them. Paul, in Romans 11, reminded us: “I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew” (Romans 11:1-2a). Paul went on to promise: “Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:5).

  • Does it encourage you to read God’s prophecies and to see them fulfilled?
  • How should this give us confidence in every promise God has made that has not yet been fulfilled?

Practice This

Is there something particular you are praying about that you know is within God’s will? How do His sure promises speak into your situation?