10 Prophecies I Eagerly Wait For

What are your favorite biblical prophecies? Here are 10 passages that I fervently pray are being fulfilled now or will be fulfilled in the near future.

When we think of biblical prophecy, we generally think of bad news: plagues, punishment and plenty of suffering. There’s a purpose for all the bad news, of course. It’s designed to wake us all up and to encourage us to repent and change (see the article “Purpose of Prophecy”).

But it also represents the reality of what will happen leading up to Jesus Christ’s second coming.

But there are many other prophecies that are much easier to look forward to. Here are 10 favorites that we can be praying fervently for, “looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God” (2 Peter 3:12).

10 positive prophecies

1. Malachi 4:6: “And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (Learn more about the end-time Elijah work in our article “Elijah the Prophet.”)

2. Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (See more about the commission Jesus Christ gave the Church in Matthew 28:19-20.)

3. John 13:35: “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (See the article “Christian Fellowship.”)

4. Revelation 19:7-8: “‘Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.’ And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” (Read more about the Church and her preparation to marry Christ in the articles “What Is the Church?” and “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”)

5. 2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (See more about this verse in our blog post “What Is the Meaning of 2 Peter 3:9?” And learn more about God’s patience and plan for all people in our article “Is God Fair?”)

6. Revelation 22:20: “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (See “Second Coming of Christ.”)

7. Acts 3:19-21: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” (See more about this inspiring prophecy in our article “How Will the Times of Refreshing Come?.”)

8. Daniel 2:44: “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.” (See “What Is the Kingdom of God?”)

9. Daniel 12:3: “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” (See “The Gift of Eternal Life.”)

10. Micah 4:3-4: “He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.”

Taken together, these wonderful prophecies paint a picture of God’s loving plan to save this world from destruction and to refresh and restore it. Beyond that, they show God’s plan to give everyone a chance for spiritual salvation and eternal life in the peaceful and productive Kingdom of God.

In the midst of the darkness and evils swirling around us in this world, these prophecies give us hope and encouragement. They can inspire and uplift us. 

With the faithful men and women of old, we can catch the vision of this promised future. Just as they “were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13), we can also seek the wonderful world God has planned. 

What now?

With so many wonderful prophecies to look forward to, what should we do now? Many of these prophecies include a vital role for the elect—the people God calls and is working with during this time.

Read more about how God expects us to respond and to help in hastening these things in the article “Seek First the Kingdom of God.”

Our preparation, our personal example and our support of the preaching of the good news of the Kingdom of God are vitally important. Jesus even said it was for the elect’s sake that the days of tribulation will be shortened and humanity saved (Matthew 24:21-22). 

So we should fervently pray, “Your kingdom come” and, with the apostle John, say, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Matthew 6:10; Revelation 22:20).

Topics Covered: Prophecy, Kingdom of God

About the Author

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett is editorial content manager for the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, in the Dallas, Texas, area. He coordinates the Life, Hope & Truth website, Discern magazine, the Daily Bible Verse Blog and the Life, Hope & Truth Weekly Newsletter (including World Watch Weekly). He is also part of the Personal Correspondence team of ministers who have the privilege of answering questions sent to Life, Hope & Truth.

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