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Not many, just a few. But the most important of these is that relating to THE RETURN OF JESUS. If there were 1000 predictions and some 999 came to pass, even to the most minute of details, what would be the chances of the 1000th coming to pass? It would be a certainty. A CERTAINTY Well, the return of Jesus is a certainty. When? No one knows the date or the exact time, but we do know the period when it could take place and that period is ANYTIME NOW!! It could happen even as I write. Let us commence from the last days of Jesus on earth.
The fig tree is used to represent Israel. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is here. " Jesus is speaking of the signs of His return. He is indicating the period. When Israel blossoms forth the time is here. In 1948 the State of Israel was inaugurated and Israel was once again re-occupied by her peoples. " The term generation connotes a period of 40 years and Jesus was saying that the generation in terms of 1948 will be there to see His return. We know not the time but it should be within 1948 + 40 = 1988, that is by 1988.
Jacob's name was changed by God to Israel and the Israelites were led to the promised Land. But twice they failed to honour their promises to God and worshipped and served idols. On the first occasion they were conquered and taken to Babylon, then as was accurately foretold 150 years before Cyrus was born, it was foretold that King Cyrus would take the Israelites (Jews) back to their land, back to Jerusalem, after they were scattered for their sins. This took place. Prophecy was fulfilled. Once again the Jews were unfaithful to their promises and as was foretold in prophecies, once more they were driven out of Jerusalem.