A Supernatural Book – John Linton – 9

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gs john linton John Linton (1888 – 1965) John Linton is not normally listed among the elite of the evangelists in this century: Moody, Sunday, Bob Jones, Sr., Appelman, John Rice. But he was not some lesser light—God mightily moved through his ministry. He left a trail of converts to Christ as well as revived, restored, rejoicing churches.

His gospel soundness, his compelling delivery, his Scotch brogue and his devotion to our Lord made him widely acceptable. You cannot hear the inimitable Scotch brogue in his sermon, but you can enjoy its sweet and powerful message.

He died at age 77 in the pulpit while conducting evangelistic services.

The Bible – A Supernatural Book
The Fulfilled Prophecy of The Bible – Part Two

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . – 2 Timothy 3:16.

While speaking at a Bible conference in New York some years ago, Dr. Louis Talbot was told by a returned missionary from Palestine the following story:

A number of American students were riding on a train in Palestine when one of them, looking out of the window at the barren land, said loudly to the others, “Look at this country. This is the land which the Bible says is a land flowing with milk and honey. That shows the Bible is not true. Why, all you can see is brimstone.”

A gentleman, overhearing this remark, came along to where the student was sitting and, holding out before Him a Bible opened at Deuteronomy 29:22-23, asked him to read aloud its words. This is what the young man read:

“And the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the Lord hath laid upon it . . . that the whole land thereof is brimstone.”

The Book of Daniel tells us, among other things, that Christ would come and be killed, and it actually predicts the very year and month when He would die:

“From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks . . . shall Messiah be cut off.” – Daniel 9:25-26.

Here is a clear prediction that in sixty-nine weeks, sixty-nine sevens of years, or 483 years, Christ would be cut off in death.

In Nehemiah 2:1 we are given the date of Artaxerxes’ decree – the twentieth year of his reign. Exactly 483 years from the decree of Artaxerxes brings us to the year of the death of Christ!

How did Daniel know that Christ would be killed—“cut off”? He was inspired by God. How did he know Christ would die 483 years from the king’s decree? He was inspired by God. There is no other answer.

Not only that, but Christ died in the month of April. In Hebrew the name is Nisan. The Bible actually tells us that the month the king made the decree was Nisan: “It [the decree] came to pass in the month Nisan.” – Nehemiah 2:1.

It was the precise and exact fulfillment of Bible prophecies that led Alexander Hislop in The Two Babylons to say:

There is this great difference between the works of men and the works of God, that the same minute investigation which displays the defects of the one, brings out also the beauties of the other.

If the most finely polished needle on which the art of man has been expended be subjected to a microscope, many inequalities, much roughness and clumsiness will be seen. But if the microscope be brought to bear on the flowers of the field, no such result appears. Instead of their beauty diminishing, new beauties and still more delicate that have escaped the naked eye, are forthwith discovered.

The same law also appears in comparing the Word of God and the most finished productions of men. There are spots and blemishes in the most admired productions of human genius. But the more the Scriptures are searched, the more minutely they are studied, the more their perfection appears; new beauties are brought into light every day; and the discoveries of science, the researches of the learned and the labors of infidels – all alike conspire to illustrate the wonderful harmony of all the parts, and the divine beauty that clothes the whole.

And if this be the case with Scripture in general, it is especially the case with prophetic Scripture.

To Be Continued

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Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the Holy Bible: King James Version. In Public Domain.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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