The Plan - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Prophecy Thread of Week 29

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth:
Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.

THE CHURCH TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL TO THE GENTILES

Paul called the born again experience a ‘new creation’ in Christ (2Co 5:17). With this experience comes the mission Jesus commissioned to the Church: to spread the gospel to all the nations. This prophecy was quoted by Paul giving the scriptural witness to the doctrine.

PROMISED

DAVID’S SONG OF PRAISE

1044 BC (U)

2Sa 22:50 Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.

THE GREAT COMMISSION

33 AD, 33 AD (U)

Mat 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Mat 28:20a and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

FULFILLED

THE GOSPEL SPREADS TO GENTILES

41 AD (U)

Act 11:18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

ANTIOCH (SYRIA)

45 AD (U)

Act 14:27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

THE COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM

52 AD (U)

Act 15:3 The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad.

Act 15:7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.

Act 15:8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.

PAUL MINISTERS TO THE GENTILES

60 AD (U)

Rom 15:9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing the praises of your name.”

Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system.
** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.

Excerpts drawn from The Plan: The Chronology of God’s Word from Creation to Completion, published by The Plan Bible™, Inc. Copyright © 2010, 2012.  All rights reserved worldwide. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. WARNING: This book is not transferable. It is for your own personal use. It cannot be sold, shared, or loaned as that is an infringement of the copyright. No portion of this book may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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