God’s Odds

IMG_1919.JPGThe Med and the aqueduct ruins in Caesarea 2016

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done(Isaiah 46:10).”

Did you know that you have a better chance to become President than winning the lottery (10 million to one)? It’s true, but what are the odds of predicting the future?

God says He sees the end before the beginning…every time! Let’s look at one of His prophecies from 590 B.C. about the city of Tyre in Ezekiel chapter 26.

“Therefore thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. ‘They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock. ‘She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord God, ‘and she will become spoil for the nations.”

“For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry and a great army.”

“Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.”

“I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the Lord have spoken,” declares the Lord God.”

“Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment and be appalled at you.”

Ezekiel prophesies Tyre’s destruction with these specifics:

  1. Nebuchadnezzar will conquer Tyre.
  2. Other nations will take part in its destruction.
  3. Tyre will be flat like the top of a rock.
  4. Tyre will become a place to spread nets.
  5. Tyre’s stones and timber will be laid in the sea.
  6. Other cities will fear because of Tyre’s destruction.
  7. Tyre won’t be rebuilt.

It all came to pass when Nebuchadnezzar laid siege in 586 B.C., and then Alexander the Great finished it off 241 years later. According to Dr Peter W. Stoner in Science Speaks, “The odds of this happening are 75 million to one.”

My point? Buy a Bible, not a lottery ticket.

 

 

 

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