Sometimes understanding prophecies can be very confusing because the Lord often gives us only part of each event in prophecy, and the prophecies are not always in sequence of how the events eventually occur.
Sometimes prophecies are scattered into fragments in different places throughout the Bible. Sometimes one verse can have two prophecies regarding events that will occur many years apart, like the ‘former’ and ‘latter rains’ (Joel 2:23) that happened 2,000 years apart.
Most prophecies are only understood after the prophesied event has taken place.
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