When All Things That are Written Must Be Fulfilled
[Note: This article is for arminians or premillennialists, primarily. Calvinists tend to understand differently how “all things” is used in Scripture: John 19:28.30 “After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. ]
Do you realize Jesus said when all prophecy would be fulfilled? Read Luke 21:22.
Here is the context. Jesus was predicting the fall of Jerusalem, see verses 5-7. In describing that event he said “all things that are written must be fulfilled.” Here are some interesting facts.
The premillennialist says the only part of the Olivet Discourse, [that is Matthew 24 and the parallels, Mark 13, Luke 21], that applies to the destruction of Jerusalem is Luke 21:20-24. They insist the rest speaks of our time, the Great Tribulation, Israel’s restoration, etc. There is a problem here!
When it is admitted that Luke 21:22 speaks of the destruction of Jerusalem and that generation, Luke 21:32, you are thereby admitting there are no further prophecies to be fulfilled! Jesus said in those days of Israel’s fall “ALL THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN MUST BE FULFILLED.” Reader, how many prophecies are left out of that “all?” Did Jesus say all prophecies “except” a few would be fulfilled at that time? Jesus’ words here should make us rethink our concepts of prophecy and the “last things.”
The trouble is we are so used to thinking in literalistic ways when we read about the “end times,” “end of the age,” etc. we fail to discover the true Biblical meaning of these ideas. The “time of the end” for instance is not “the end of time.” [Actually, that term is not in any proper translation of the Bible.] Biblically, “the time of the end” when all prophecy would be fulfilled, was the end of Israel’s Old Age and the full establishment of the New World of Messiah’s Age. This is what Daniel’s 70 weeks is all about for instance and corresponds perfectly with what Jesus said about when all prophecy would be fulfilled. That is the “end of the age” the disciples asked about in Matthew 24:3.
When we mistakenly believe the Bible is concerned about the “end of time” instead of the “time of the end” we cannot allow Jesus’ words in Luke 21:22 to speak for themselves. When we put aside our preconceived ideas, and allow the Bible to tell us WHEN things were to occur we come closer to Truth.
[TD: Not quite – John 19:28.30 “After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.]
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Date: 20 May 2007
The only things not fulfilled in AD70 were all the other things fulfilled at other times, such as the fall of the Old Testament nations, the first destruction of Jerusalem, sacrifice of Christ, etc., etc. Your argument: FAIL
Date: 26 Jun 2010
The Time of The End
In Daniel 12:4, Daniel was told to “seal the book” until the time of the end. No one would be able to understand Daniel until the time of the end.
The Lord Jesus Christ quoted from Daniel in Matthew
24:15, and invited anyone else to read it and understand it.
This is literal proof that Chriat came to earth at the time of the end.