I. PROPHECY ALREADY FULFILLED
It will come about in that day [devastation of Judah], that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns (Isaiah 7:23).
And her [Tyre] gain and her harlot’s wages will be set apart to the Lord; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the Lord (Isaiah 23:18).
His [the Messiah] grave was assigned to be with wicked men, yet He was with a rich man in His death . . . Isaiah 53:9
The word of the Lord came to me [Jeremiah], saying: ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you saying, Buy for yourself my field . . . I bought the field . . . I commanded Baruch in their presence, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Take these deeds, this sealed deed of purchase, and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, that they may last a long time . . . Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land” (Jeremiah 32:6-7, 9, 14-15)
You have said to me [Jeremiah], O Lord God, “Buy for yourself the field with money, and call in witnesses” – although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans (Jeremiah 32:25).
II. PROPHECY NOT YET FULFILLED
A. FROM OLD TESTAMENT
Behold, the Lord [during His judgment] lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface, and scatters its inhabitants. And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor (Isaiah 24:2).
Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them [the wicked] shall remain, none of their multitude, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them. The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller mourn; for wrath is against all their multitude. Indeed, the seller will not regain what he sold as long as they both live; for the vision regarding all their multitude will not be averted, nor will any of them maintain his life by his iniquity . . . They shall fling their silver into the streets, and their gold shall become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They cannot satisfy their appetite, nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling (Ezekiel 7:11-13, 19).
Thus says the Lord God, “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your [Gog] mind, and you will devise an evil plan, and you will say, ‘I will go up against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls, having no bars or gates; to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all its villages, will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’ (Ezekiel 38:10-13).
In a time of tranquility he [king of the North] will enter the richest parts of the realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his ancestors; he will distribute plunder, booty, and possessions among them . . . (Daniel 11:24).
. . . [the evil king] will honor him [a god of fortresses] with gold, silver, costly stones, and treasures (Daniel 11:38).
[the king of the North] will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt . . . (Daniel 11:43).
Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered (Zechariah 14:1-2).
. . . the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance (Zechariah 14:14).
A. FROM NEW TESTAMENT
It [the second coming of Christ] was the same as happened in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building (Luke 17:28).
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be . . . lovers of money . . . (2 Timothy 3:1-2).
I heard as it were a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius . . . (Revelation 6:6).
The kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb . . . (Revelation 6:15-16).
The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts (Revelation 9:20-21).
He [antichrist] causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name (Revelation 13:16-17).
The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations . . . (Revelation 17:4).
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her [Babylon] immorality . . . and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality (Revelation 18:3).
Merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her [Babylon], because no one buys their cargoes any more; cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and humans lives. And the fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them. The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen an purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; for in one hour much great wealth has been laid waste!’ And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What city is like the great city?’ And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’ (Revelation 18:11-19).