Bible prophecy has always fascinated people. The idea that someone could know the future is both unnerving and comforting. Actually seeing a prophecy come true can be thrilling. There are hundreds of prophecies in the Bible that have already come true. There are dozens more that have yet to happen. However, with the perfect track record of fulfilled prophecies, there is no reason to doubt that the rest of them will unfold, just as predicted.

4 Amazing Biblical Prophecies that Have Been Fulfilled

Here are some of the most well-known prophecies of the Bible:

1. The Old Testament Prophecy of the Death of Jesus of Nazareth

One of the most famous, beloved and sorrowful prophecies of the Bible concerns the death of Jesus; this would occur around the year 33 AD. Written about 700 years before Jesus was born, his death – and the purpose for his death – are described in great detail:

“he was brought as a lamb to slaughter {v.53:7}… he hath poured out his soul unto death {v. 53:12, KJV}.”

We are told why he had to die in this way:

“my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities {v. 53:11, KJV}.”

2. The Bible Prophecy that the Jews Will Inhabit the Land of Israel Forever

In the Book of Genesis, we read about the time when God gave Abraham (then called Abram) the land we now call Israel in the Middle East. God told Abram that the land would belong to him and his descendants forever. “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” {Gen. 13:15, KJV}

Later in history, the Jews were captured by Nebuchadnezzar and taken as slaves to Babylon, located in Iraq. Both the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah predicted that the Jews would someday be freed and return to the land that God promised would always be theirs.

The days are coming, declares the Lord:

‘When I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the Lord.” {Jer. 30:3, NIV}

Ezekiel’s prophecy is often attributed to both the exile in Babylon and the modern era:

“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” {Eze 36:24. KJV}

Since the 1960’s, there has been a great movement of Jews returning to Israel. In spite of the dangers around them, they are reestablishing their nation. This is a great example of Bible prophecy and current events.

3. Both Daniel and Jesus Foretold that the Temple in Jerusalem Would be Destroyed

Painting of the Temple at Jerusalem

About 530 BC, Daniel the Prophet prophesied that the Temple, which was built by King Solomon, would be destroyed.

In this passage, Daniel predicts that there will come a time when the Messiah will be cut off from humanity for the sake of others and after that Jerusalem and the Temple would be destroyed. This Bible prophecy came true in 70 AD, about 50 years after Jesus was crucified:

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary” {Dan. 9:26, KJV}

Jesus himself prophesied the same thing to his disciples:

“And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” {Mat. 24:2, KJV}

4. Isaiah Prophesied that the Good News of Salvations Would be Spread Around the World

Early in history, God established a covenant with the Jewish people. He gave them the Commandments, placed them in the Land of Israel and promised them a Messiah who will die for all their sins. {Isa 53} During the time when Jesus the Messiah was born, there was an understanding among the Jewish people that this promise was for them.

However, Isaiah had prophesied that the day would come when the promises of the God of Israel would be for non-Jews (the gentiles) as well:

“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” {Isa. 49:6}

After Jesus’ death, the apostles told people the good news of the hope of Heaven because of what Jesus did for them on the cross. Although there was the former Bible prophecy by Isaiah concerning the gentiles, they wondered whether the gentiles would also be saved. That question was answered when the apostles heard that the gentiles were demonstrating that God had blessed them with the gifts of the Holy Spirit:

“When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.” {Acts 11:18, KJV}

This is one of the many Bible prophecies that have come true.

Final Thoughts

The Bible is not only a history book. It is also a way that God has chosen to communicate his messages to the world. A central theme of this amazing book concerns the separation that exists between God and humankind. In order to bridge that gap, Jesus, who lived a sinless life, died to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could live forever with him in Heaven after we die. Much of Bible prophecy deals with this all-important issue.

Other prophecies revolve around the Jewish people and the promises that God has made to them. It is exciting to watch Bible prophecies fulfilled.

There are many Bible prophecies which are not yet fulfilled. Some predictions are currently unfolding. The rebirth of the Nation of Israel is an example of Bible prophecy coming true. Lovers of this wonderful book are always on the lookout for new predictions to be revealed in the news. The most important Bible prophecy to watch for is the second coming of Jesus. All faithful Bible believers look forward to the Bible prophecy about the day when he will return. {Mat 24: 43-44}