I believe in the accuracy of the Bible’s account of Jesus Christ first advent. I build my understanding and interpretation of Biblical predictions of Christ second coming from the first advent narrative. Below I list seven points that can be taken from the story of Christ first advent, which helps us understand end time prophetic texts relating to the second coming (advent).
• The timing of Christ first advent
• His relationship with the religious leaders
• The facts about which political entity was in power at Jesus’s first advent
• Christ was put to death by the state on account of a religious dispute
• High amount of spiritual activities by fallen angels
• High levels of sickness
• Religious leaders love of money
Timing of Christ first advent:
Luke3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reignof Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilatebeing governor of Judaea, and Herodbeing tetrarch of Galilee, and his brotherPhiliptetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysaniasthe tetrarch of Abilene,
3:2 Annasand Caiaphasbeing the high priests, the word of God came unto Johnthe son of Zachariasin the wilderness.
3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was [the son] of Heli,
Mark1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Daniel9:24 Seventy weeksare determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
9:25 Know therefore and understand, [that] 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: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.