For further study, see Hank Hanegraaff, “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.First, if the apostle John were indeed writing in AD 95—long after the destruction of the temple— it seems incredible that he would make no mention whatsoever of the most apocalyptic event in Jewish history—the demolition of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple at the hands of Titus.Imagine writing a history of New York today and making no mention of the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center at the hands of terrorists on September 11, 2001.Furthermore, those who hold that the book of Revelation was written long after the destruction of the temple in AD 70 face an even more formidable obstacle!
Would it not be reasonable to suppose that this history was written prior to the outbreak of World War II? Just as it stretches credulity to suggest that a history of the Jews in Germany would be written in the aftermath of World War II and yet make no mention of the Holocaust, so too it is unreasonable to think that Revelation was written twenty-five years after the destruction of Jerusalem and yet makes no mention of the most apocalyptic event in Jewish history.
As the student of Scripture well knows, New Testament writers were quick to highlight fulfilled prophecy.
The phrase “This was to fulfill what was spoken of by the prophet” permeates the pages of Scripture.
This study will examine sign gifts to determine their history, purpose, and what biblical foundation exists for their presence today.
The Beginning of Signs and Miracles The history of signs and miracles began with God’s dealings with the Jews. C., God called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees and promised He would make Abraham a great nation (Genesis 12.1-3).