The Bible is the only prophetic book of major religions. It is the ONLY book whose specific predictions have come to pass without error. There are approximately 1800 predictions in the Bible and many have already been literally fulfilled and some are being fulfilled in our day.
A. Fulfilled prophecies concerning Israel
One of the most astounding prophecies in scripture is the re-gathering of the Jews to the land called Palestine. God made a promise to the father of the Jews, Abraham, that He would give them the land of Canaan or Palestine as we call it today.They eventually occupied it and their kings ruled from there. However, they rebelled against God and God removed them as punishment for their rebellion.
He then promised to return them:
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
This ancient prophecy was fulfilled when some of you were children and teenagers. This is one of the most remarkable fulfillments of prophecy. After 1900 years of not existing as a nation, Israel was re-gathered into their land and became a nation again on May 14, 1948. Jews continue to pour into Israel every week and it was reported in the Jerusalem Post last week that it is estimated that the population of Jews living in Israel will exceed the population of Jews living outside of Israel some time this year. Considered in the large scheme, that is miraculous!