Thousands of years before the events, we read…
Deuteronomy 28:64 “Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other.”
Isaiah 11:11a “In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time* to bring back the remnant of his people-”
Ezekiel 36:24 “For I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land.”
Isaiah 66:8a “Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day** or a nation be brought forth in a moment?”
Luke 21:24 says that the Jewish people “shall be led away captive into all nations”
*there were 2 dispersions — The first occurred in 605 BC when Judah was conquered and the Jewish survivors were taken captive to Babylon. The second occurred in 70 AD when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem dispersing the Jewish people all over the known world. This may also refer to the 1948 era regathering and a second regathering at the end of the seven year tribulation after a mid-point persecution/scattering of the Jews. They did not have a nation for 1878 years until, miraculously, after WWII, the nation of Israel was re-born “in a day” (literally) on **May 14, 1948. There are also many prophecies in the Bible about Jerusalem being once again in the hands of the Jewish people.
He’s a Renaissance man. The ultimate throwback. He’s a 501(c)(3) that seems to have been born in 501 B.C. He prefers the clothing, speech, food, facial grooming (or lack thereof), and customs of an archetypical Old Testament prophet, living in 21st century America.
His eccentricities do not stop there; however, the Non-Prophet is also chronologically challenged. Oft forgetting what era he lives in, he boldly proclaims wrongly timed Biblical prophecy to anyone he meets. His prophetic insights are ill-timed as he hails from rooftops things that have already occurred. If you encounter him, he may also state a prophecy about your current situation, however his poorly timed words miss the mark and land outside the bounds of any real usefulness.
There is one last thing you must know about the Non-Prophet. He is not wise with his money and doesn’t see that a freelancing Non-Prophet with no business acumen or marketable skills may struggle to make ends meet. He epitomizes the phrase,”a day late and a dollar short.” He’ll boldly proclaim obvious events to you, then ask to borrow five bucks before he moves on to his next non-prophetic assignment.
Keep an eye out for upcoming comic strips featuring “The Non-Prophet”. My prayer is that he will serve as a tool to help people learn about Bible prophecy, apologetics, and theology in a fresh, fun, and relevant way.
— Todd Hampson