True Prophecy

True Prophecy

Numbers 11:18

And say unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well for us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat. – Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible

When a prophecy definitely predicts an event to happen within 24 hours or less, one does not have to wait long to see if it is genuine. All true prophecies WILL come to pass; but all prophecies that come to pass are not of God for that reason alone. [See notes f-j Dt. 13:1-6; 18:22 Dake’s A.R.B] They have to be judged by the Word of God. In this prophecy there are at least 7 facts that proved it to be divine and true when fulfilled:

1. The definite time of fulfilment is given – tomorrow [v 18]

2. Exactly what was to happen on the morrow is stated – all Israel to eat flesh

3. Just who was to provide the flesh is stated – the Lord will give you flesh

4. The absolute impossibility of such a thing happening in the normal course of events precludes any thought of the prophecy coming from man. To provide enough flesh for so many people would require a supernatural act [v 19-20]

5. The exact length of time the prophecy would continue in fulfilment was not a day, but a whole month

6. The result of such prophecy is stated – you shall have so much flesh and you will be so greedy that you will eat to the point of becoming sick on flesh; and it will come out of your nostrils and become loathsome to you

7. The cause of such prophecy being given is stated – because you have despised the Lord and complained to Him [v 20]

Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible: Page 157 Column 4

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