By Nathan Jones
What does the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies by Jesus of Nazareth have anything to do with you?
Dr. David Reagan, Dennis Pollock of Spirit of Grace Ministries, and I recently got together on the television show "Christ in Prophecy" (watch it!) to discuss how the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in Jesus of Nazareth has great implications to every person on Earth. To find out what God has promised to those who believe in His Son Jesus — read on!
Dr. Reagan: God's faithfulness in fulfilling in detail each of the Christmas prophecies concerning the birth of the Messiah is incredibly significant because it gives absolute assurance that God will likewise faithfully fulfill all the prophecies He has given to Christians regarding the soon return of Jesus. God has made some great promises to the Church.
Dennis Pollock: He certainly has, Dave, and that's why Paul wrote that, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is yet to be revealed to us."
Dr. Reagan: And likewise, in 1 Corinthians 2:9, Paul wrote, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor has the mind of man even conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
Nathan Jones: One day very soon Jesus is going to appear in the heavens and take the Church — both the living and dead — out of this world. On the way up we are going to receive glorified, immortal bodies that will never age again and never again feel any pain. After the Tribulation, we will return to earth with Jesus to help Him reign over the earth. We will see this world flooded with peace, righteousness, and justice as the waters cover the seas.
Dr. Reagan: And, Nathan, those are only a few of the glorious promises that God has made about the future. We can be assured that God will be just as faithful in fulfilling those as He was in fulfilling all the promises He made about the first coming of the Messiah.