At least a quarter of our Bible consists of prophecy. Some clear prophetic statements, like Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and His riding on a donkey, have been literally fulfilled.
There are a great many other prophesies detailing specific events and outcomes, that cannot be said to have happened in the past.
One definitive future prophecy is in Acts 1:11…This Jesus who has been taken from you up to heaven, will Return again in the same way you have seen Him go. Confirmed by Rev. 19:11 and is one that we all agree will take place literally.
Another definitive future prophecy is Psalms 9:18-20 But the needy will not always be unheeded, nor will the hope of the destitute be always in vain. Arise O Lord, let not man prevail, let the heathen nations be judged in Your sight. Strike them all with fear, Lord and let the godless peoples know they are but mortal.
This is one of the many prophesies that refers to God’s judgement/punishment of the nations, that isn’t the Return or the final judgement of individuals. There are over 100 prophesies about this forthcoming Day of the Lord’s wrath, His terrible Day of vengeance, that cannot be at the Return in glory, as Jesus comes then with ‘His garments splashed in blood’, Rev 19:13, that obviously happens before that; during His wrath against the nations. Isaiah 63:1-6…their blood splashed My garments…..
Isaiah 30:25-33 also prophesies about the Day of the Lord’s wrath. It isn’t hard to see what is allegorical – His arm descending in fierce anger; His lips of wrath; His tongue of fire; but allegories point to the reality and the metaphors of Assyria and Moloch as ‘types’ of ungodly peoples and idols, all easily seen as referring to arrogant peoples and false worship today.
But the clear and undeniable statement of Isaiah 30:26a The moon will shine as bright as the sun and the sun will shine with seven times its normal brightness. [strength], is a factual description of what the Lord will use on His Day of wrath. Confirmed by the more than 70 other prophesies telling of a Day of fiery judgement upon the earth.
We know from solar studies that the sun can suddenly emit large clouds of superheated plasma, that if earth directed, would seriously affect us all. A Coronal Mass Ejection of unprecedented magnitude striking the earth, can and will literally fulfill all the graphically described prophesies about that Day. It will be the Sixth Seal, Psalms 83 event,
2 Peter 3:7 By the Word of God, the present earth is reserved for burning…on the Day of judgement the godless will be destroyed. Deut. 32:34-35, Rev. 6:12-17
Malachi 4:1-3 The Day comes, burning like a furnace, all the arrogant and evildoers will be as stubble, that Day when it comes will set them ablaze, they will be as ashes under your feet. But for all who fear My Name, the glory of righteousness will come and you will be released from bondage. Isaiah 57:15-20, Isaiah 43:5-7
Isaiah 30:26b…on that Day, the Lord will heal His people…. Isaiah 51:11, Hosea 14:4-8
Matthew 3:12….Jesus will cleanse the Holy Land by fire and gather His own….. Ezekiel 34:11-31, Amos 9:13-15 Rev. 7:9-17,
Many prophesies say how the Lord will then gather His righteous people into all of the Holy Land, where they will, at last, be a light to the nations and to prepare for the glorious Return of Jesus for His Millennium reign.