Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways.
2 Peter 1:21
because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
just as He spoke by the mouth
of His holy prophets in ancient times;
Heaven must welcome Him until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning.
The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, disaster, and plague against many lands and great kingdoms.
All the nations are gathered together,
and the peoples are assembled.
Who among them can declare this,
and tell us the former things?
Let them present their witnesses
to vindicate themselves,
so that people may hear and say, “It is true.”
I declared the past events long ago;
they came out of My mouth; I proclaimed them.
Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.
For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.
“You have heard that it was said to our ancestors,Do not murder,and whoever murders will be subject to judgment.
“Again, you have heard that it was said to our ancestors,You must not break your oath, but you must keep your oaths to the Lord.
Lord, I remember Your judgments from long ago
and find comfort.
in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
Speak up and present your case—
yes, let them take counsel together.
Who predicted this long ago?
Who announced it from ancient times?
Was it not I, Yahweh?
There is no other God but Me,
a righteous God and Savior;
there is no one except Me.
therefore I declared to you long ago.
I announced it to you before it occurred,
so you could not claim, ‘My idol caused them;
my carved image and cast idol control them.’
?AyinThe Lord has done what He planned;
He has accomplished His decree,
which He ordained in days of old.
He has demolished without compassion,
letting the enemy gloat over you
and exalting the horn of your adversaries.
This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:
You will show loyalty to Jacob
and faithful love to Abraham,
as You swore to our fathers
from days long ago.