Countdown 21: A Businessman's Approach to Eternal Profit
See: Prophecies of the past that have been proven.
Watch: Prophecies for the present shape world events.
Learn: What will happen when and where with precise events.
Know: You can be assured of the future. More
No one on earth has ever been able to demonstrate 100 percent predictive accuracy. Yet, God makes completely accurate predictions! This book is about predictive Biblical prophecy, which is far more important than earthly wealth. Remember that Jesus told us to invest in Heavenly promises, not in earthly desires:
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20 NIV)
Although our trust in human experts is rightly limited, we can fully depend on the Word of God to fulfill its promises based on prior accuracy in predicting historical events to date.
The Bible accurately foretells specific events at least many years, and sometimes several centuries, before they occur. This book will follow a path that lays out the absolute accuracy of but a few of the more than 2,500 specific prophecies in the Bible. I have selected 21 prophecies to examine for each time period: past, present, and future. The first 21 prophecies to be considered refer to the period beginning with the first man that lived and sinned: Adam, who was born about 6,000 years ago. That period extends to the crucifixion of the sinless man Jesus Christ - about 4,000 years later. The second group of prophecies to be studied relate to the time period commencing from the crucifixion of Christ to today, a period of about 2,000 years. This leaves for the future phase an additional 21 significant prophecies whose roots are now deep in the ground; one can see them beginning to sprout and grow quickly.
The acid test for identifying a prophet of God is recorded by Moses in Deuteronomy 18:21-22. According to this Bible passage (and others), God's prophets, as distinct from Satan's spokesmen, are 100 percent accurate in their predictions. There is no room for error. Yet, many believers and non-believers continue to disregard or misinterpret Scriptural prophecies. As Jesus pointed out, “In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving” (Matthew 13:14 NIV). The Apostle Peter writes, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20 NIV). God’s revealed truth as found in Scripture resounds in the world around us, yet many people are too busy or too skeptical to read the signs of the times or study the Bible with a discerning heart and mind.
What do the remaining prophecies say? Can you believe them? Will you leverage all you have to gain the maximum benefit? What could the future tell us about our current geo-political undercurrents and the world’s economy? Each chapter offers insight to promises made in the Word of God about past, present, and future events, and what we can do to prepare for those that are about to be fulfilled.
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