Prophecy in the Bible isn’t just telling people what’s going to happen in the future; it’s God revealing in His Word, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ and then making it happen.

 

Fulfillment of prophecy is the great apologetic God looks for. His famous challenge to all the world’s gods in Isaiah 41 is simply, “Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
[22] Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
[23] Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.”

 

God confirms through Isaiah in chapter 42, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
[9] Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

 

As Jordan explains, “God says, ‘You got this religion and that religion—the way you do it is let (your gods) tell you what the future’s gonna be and let them bring it to pass.’ ”

 

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The demonstrative proof that the Word of God is God’s word is that it has embedded in it an integrated message system that demonstrates itself to have been supernaturally produced and engineered.

 

“There’s no way God’s word could simply be man’s word,” says Jordan. “It has an integrated message system in it that, when you begin to study it from the beginning all the way to the end, you see this supernatural system of communication.

 

“The person who wrote Genesis knew information that was impossible to know until the Apostle Paul comes on the scene in 35 A.D., and you say, ‘Well, wait a minute, how did this writer back here in Genesis 4,000 years before that know about it and know how to encode it into the text of Genesis so that you couldn’t know it was there until it happened over here?!

 

“And once you see it happen over here, then you can look back and say, ‘Hey, there it is back there!’ What that demonstrates is that whoever wrote the Bible was not bound by time.

 

“Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code was a book about deciphering encrypted codes. If you were looking for the code in the Da Vinci Code to tell you the book is a hoax, it was right there in the name of the biggest liar in the book—the protagonist Sir Lee Teabing.”

 

In a nutshell, Brown used the pseudo-documentary tome Holy Blood, Holy Grail, written by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln, as the basis for his novel and the character name Lee Teabing is a scrambled version of the names of Baigent and Leigh.

 

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Typology is the term generally used for the macrocodes intricately woven throughout Scripture. The Bible contains 66 books written by more than 40 authors over a period of at least 3,000 years and yet it’s like one person wrote all of it.

 

Starting with the earliest accounts in Genesis, Jordan points to some remarkable correlations with the New Testament’s unveiling of Christ as Messiah and Savior. 

 

“Adam was given the original ‘coat of many colors’ because the clothing he had matched the clothing the Lord Jesus Christ wore when He came and walked with Adam in ‘the cool of the day’ every morning,” says Jordan. “So when the angels and creation would look at Adam and look at Christ, they would know they’re clothed the same way. Adam was the image of God. He was God’s representative in the earth. He had a uniform and everybody knew He was God’s man, but when he and Eve sinned, the uniform went away, so He makes His own covering.

 

‘The fig leaves they had for britches (dried up) so God went and got them the skin of an animal. How did He get that? There’s not but one way. He had to shed some innocent blood to take the animal skin and clothe Adam and Eve.

 

“Who would have thunk that’s what it was going to take to have you clothed in the righteousness of God—the shedding of innocent blood?! Nobody! In fact, that’s information you don’t know until thousands of years later after the events in the Garden of Eden and the writing of the Book of Genesis.

 

“How is it that the writer of Genesis and the actor in Genesis knew something—knew to do the narrative in a certain way that would reflect something that couldn’t be known for at least 4,000 years?!

 

“You see the impossibility of that?! Whoever wrote Genesis, and whoever set up the scenario back here of dealing with this, was not somebody who was bound by time. We say they were extraterrestrial, or outside of time. When I say E.T., I’m not talking about the little creature with the funny-looking little finger; I’m talking about the real one!”

 

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From Genesis 7:11, we know that it was “in the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

 

Marking the end of the Flood, Genesis 8:4 reads, “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”

 

Jordan explains, “For five months, the ark (which is a picture of Christ) is bobbing around and it rested on the 17th day of that fifth month. Five in the bible is the number of death, but 17—it’s the 17th day when they begin to emerge from the ark out of death.

 

“We know that the Lord Jesus Christ, when He died on the Cross, He died on the Passover. The 14th day of the month. That evening He’s in the ground. He’s resurrected on the 17th day.

 

‘I read that about Noah’s ark and I think, ‘I wonder if the (writer) realized the date of the resurrection of Christ when he wrote that?’ Well, no (Moses) didn’t, but then yes, (God) did! You see, somebody orchestrated the thing so that the water went down and the ark rested on the dry ground on the 17th day.

 

“It’s just going to happen to be (Bible chronologist James Ussher’s got the Flood dated at 2,350 B.C) that 2,380 years later, Christ is going to come out of the grave on the same day! And you say, ‘That’s a coincidence,’ but the mathematical probability of that happening is beyond calculation.”

 

(Editor’s Note: To be continued . . . )