In A.D. 70 when the Roman armies destroyed the ‘holy’ city of Jerusalem Including the magnificent Jewish temple, a wonder of the ancient world, they utterly wiped these from the surface of the land of Israel as Jesus predicted.
That momentous event, which was so devastating to the Jews, must have seemed like the end of the world to them. It was the single most climactic thing to have taken place in that period. Right?
A number of the Jews who witnessed this were followers of Jesus and had escaped out of Jerusalem and Israel when those terrible things took place.
Some of these believers then wrote down the words, actions and sufferings of Jesus in writings which we know and read today as the four gospels. Three of these authors, Matthew, Mark and Luke, recorded the many things Jesus told the disciples would take place and while some of them would be still alive.
And yet why is that event never once mentioned as having happened anywhere in the New Testament? Not even in the book Revelation.
That leads us to believe that these 27 documents were penned before this awesome historical event took place–all penned around 68 AD.
It is also a fact that 40 years previously, Jesus accurately foretold his sufferings and death at the hands of the Roman occupying forces and the collaboration of the Jewish leadership of the day which took place about 30 A D.
Not only did he predict his death and how and where it would take place, but also he would be raised up from the sealed tomb within three days.
These historical events changed everything. The shockwaves are still rebounding right around the world and even more today in 2020 (AD).
How does it affect you?
Isn’t it time you turned back to God, to acknowledge and confess Jesus as Lord?
To dig? To research? To do your own thinking? To cease following the crowd?
Yep! Worth quoting . . .
See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you.”
Amen. Yes indeed!