852. The prophecy included the day of vengeance / healing the blind. [H, 150]

ISA 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
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LUK 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

 

853. God will / did not destroy Babylon.

JER 51:24 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. 25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. 26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD. ... 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever. ... 64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
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1PET 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

 

 

854. God will / did not destroy Tyre.

EZE 26:4, And they shall break down the walls of Tyre, and destroy the towers thereof: and I will scrape her dust from her, and make her like a smooth rock. ... 14 And I will make thee like a naked rock, then shalt be a drying place for nets, neither shalt thou be built any more: for I have spoken it, saith. the Lord God. ... 21 I will bring thee to nothing, and thou shalt not be, and if thou be sought for, thou shalt not be found any more for ever, saith the Lord God.
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MAR 3:8, And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan. And they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing the things which he did, came to him.

ACT 21:3, And when we had discovered Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed into Syria, and came to Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. 4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

 

 

855. God will / did not overthrow Nineveh.

JON 3:4, And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
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JON 3:10, And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

 

 

856. The Lord will make Babylon wet / dry.

ISA 14:22-23, For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
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JER 51:35-36, The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.

 

 

857. Evil doers / The Messiah will be cut off. [H, 205]

PSA 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: ... 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
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DAN 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself....

 

 

858. The virgin's son will be called Jesus / Emmanuel.

LUK 1:30-31, And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
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MAT 1:23, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

 

859. Jesus will baptize with the Holy Ghost only / and fire.

MAR 1:8, I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
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MAT 3:11, I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

LUK 3:16, John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

 

 

860. Jesus was / was not the prophet Moses had predicted.

LUK 24:44, And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

JOH 5:46, For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 1:45, ACT 3:22, ACT 26:22]

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LUK 21:32, Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

 

 

861. Jesus should not / will inherit David's throne.*

1CHR 3:15 And the sons of [King] Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,

JER 36:30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David... 31 And I will punish him and his seed ....

EST 2:6 Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.

JER 22:28 Is this man [Je]Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? ...30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

MAT 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, ... 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 12 ... Jechonias begat Salathiel ... 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
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LUK 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

* The explanation is as follows.

 

 

862. The wicked will be / Jesus was a ransom for the righteous.

PRO 21:18, The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
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MAR 10:45, The Son of Man came...to give his life as a ransom for many.

1TIM 2:5-6, ... Christ Jesus who gave himself a ransom for all ....

 

 

863. God will / will not protect believers from being led astray.

JOH 10:27-29, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
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1TIM 4:1, Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

 

 

864. Lazarus is not to / did die. [H, 184]

JOH 11:3-4, Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
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JOH 11:14-15, Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

 

 

865. Jesus would rise after 3 days & 3 nights / on the 3rd day / after 3 days. [H, 413]

MAT 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
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MAT 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
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MAT 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

 

 

866. Jesus would ascend that day / ascended after three days.

LUK 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
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LUK 24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. ... 51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

 

 

867. Jesus shall be 3 days & 3 nights / was 2 days & 2 nights in the grave. [B, 86]

MAT 12:38-40, Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
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MAT 27:1 When the morning was come [Friday], all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor ... 35 And they crucified him, [Friday] ... 57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: ... 62 Now the next day [Saturday], that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, ... 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day ...

MAT 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week [Sunday],came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. ... 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. [2 days & 2 nights]

[SEE ALSO: MAR 15:42-43, 27:1; LUK 23:46, 24:1; JOH 19:30, 20:1]

 

 

868. Christ's Kingdom will / will not end. [H, 137]

1COR 15:24, Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. ... 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
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DAN 7:14, And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

LUK 1:33, And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

HEB 1:8, But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

 

 

869. The Father / Jesus will send the Holy Spirit.

JOH 14:26, But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
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JOH 15:26, But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 

 

870. Jesus will / will not always be with the disciples.

MAT 28:20, Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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MAT 26:11, For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

 

 

871. The coming upheaval will / will not cause some disciples to die.

LUK 21:16, And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. / 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

 

 

872. None / Some of Jesus' followers will die before he returns.

MAR 13:26, And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. ... 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
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1THE 4:16, For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

 

 

873. Keepers of Jesus' words will / will not die.

MAT 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
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JOH 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

 

 

874. Christians will not / may be destroyed. [H, 172]

JOH 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish.... (KJV)
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ROM 14:15 If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died. (NAB)

1COR 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? (KJV)

 

 

875. The meek will / will not possess the earth. [H, 177]

MAT 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

(If that's all right with you.)

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1CHR 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. 15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

HEB 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

 

 

876. The earth will / will not last forever. [B, 123; H, 215]

PSA 78:69, And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth who he hath established for ever.

PSA 104:5, Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

ECC 1:4, One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
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MAT 24:35; MAR 13:31; LUK 21:33, Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

HEB 1:10-11, And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

2PET 3:10, But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

1JOH 2:17, And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 

 

877. This generation will see the end of the world / should build for the future.

MAR 13:24, But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. 28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
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MAT 16:18, And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

 

 

878. The world will end before Israel / after all nations hear God's word. [H, 135]

MAT 10:23, But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
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MAT 24:14, And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

MAR 13:10, And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

 

 

879. All grass is / is not to be burned up at the end of the world.

REV 8:7, The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
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REV 9:3-4, And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

 

 

880. The kingdom of God will / will not come with heavenly signs. [H, 135]

MAT 24:27, For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ... 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven....

ACT 2:17, And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God ... 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
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MAT 12:39, But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

 

 

881. The day of the Lord will be dark / light / neither dark nor light.

ISA 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

JOE 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

AMO 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
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ISA 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
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ZEC 14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

 

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