Remarkable Stories of Fulfilled Prophecies

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Speaker: 
Andrew Fountain
Date: 
Sun, 2013-12-29

  • 6:20 - Petra
  • 10:53 - Babylon « sermon reference started here
  • 14:02 - Tyre

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0. Intro: Why tell stories?

1. Tyre

  • Location: at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea
    • Some of their wealth and pride is described in Ezekiel 28 v2,4,5
    • But they had become extremely proud, and their trade practices had become corrupt
  • God prophesies that he will destroy this city Ezekiel 26 v3-14
  • Notice the details:
    • A king called Nebuchadnezzar
    • come from Babylon
    • bring siege engines
    • break walls
    • destroy city
    • smash towers
    • throw the rubble into the sea!
    • even the dirt scraped off to leave bare rock
    • a place for the spreading of fishermen’s nets
    • the surrounding cities would be terrified
    • it would never be rebuilt
  • 240 years later...

2. Nineveh

  • Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian Empire
  • Nothing happened for 100 years

3. Babylon

  • Babylon was even stronger than Nineveh
  • Video: Youtube (Moody—the Professor and the Prophets)
    • 6:20 - Petra
    • 10:53 - Babylon « started here
    • 14:02 - Tyre

4. The end of the World

  • 2 Peter 3:1-14
    • Peter says—God has kept his promises in the past, he will in the future
  • Three responses
    1. If you are not a Christian, you need to very concerned about God’s return
    2. If you are a believer, are you ready? Will you be embarrassed
    3. Do you ever say “where is God?” “Why does he not answer my prayers?”
      • This is a great encouragement to us