English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Matthew 24:40 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
God told Jeremiah to prophesy that He would destroy the people of Judah if they did not repent. Jeremiah delivered the message, but Judah refused to repent. God allowed armies to destroy its civilization and enslave the survivors. End of story, right?
If so, there was no reason for those prophecies to be written down. Nor does it make sense that God canonized them and also preserved them from revision or loss for two millennia. Either this was just a strange and confusing exercise, or these canonized biblical prophecies were left partially or completely unfulfilled during the lifetime of the prophets who wrote them. If you believe in God and the Bible, then you have to admit that these advance reports of world events are relevant long after the prophets delivered them!
In fact, if you read what time frame the prophets specified and you put together the events they said would happen, you realize that the majority of Bible prophecy not only extends beyond biblical times, it dead-centers on our generation!
Here are three proofs why most Bible prophecy is for us today: