Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
This is an example of Matthew making a scripture mean what it never meant which he did often. This is not a prophecy for 700 years into the future about Jesus. It was about not worrying about the Assyrians destroying them as it would be taken care of and that God was with them. Immanuel means "God is with us," which is far different from Matthew's take of "God with us." Jesus was never called Immanuel.
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Damascus is still inhabited today with over a million people, and hardly a ruinous heap.
Isaiah 19:4-5 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts. And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
The river mentioned here is the Nile. The Nile is still one of Egypt's greatest natural resource.
Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
The Canaanite language has never been spoken in Egypt, and is now an extinct.
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
There are uncircumcised people living in Jerusalem even today
Ezekiel 29:10-11 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
Never in its long history has Egypt ever been uninhabited for forty years.Amos 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Many times, Jews have been pulled up out of their land. The ownership of their land is still being fought for.Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
Nineveh was never overthrown. Why? Because God changed his mind in verse 3:10, despite what Malachi 3:6, Numbers 23:19 and Ezekiel 24:14 says about God never changing his mind. You will find in the Bible that when God, "changes his mind," it is always because what was said to be wasn't and we needed an out.
Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Nowhere in the Old Testament is such a prophecy found, so how could such a one be fulfilled?
Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
There is no passage in the Old Testament that can be attributed to what Jesus is saying here.
Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Jesus states that all the signs marking the end of the world in Matthew 24 would be fulfilled before his generation ended. That generation ended 2000 years ago, and the world has not come to an end, neither have all those signs been fulfilled. And "this generation" means THAT generation.
Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Jesus tells the high priest that he would see his second coming. The high priest is long dead, and Jesus hasn't returned yet.
Resist the idea that these are dual. "Ok, they didn't happen yet!" is not the way to go on these scriptures. They are not about the times to come. When Jesus told people they would see the Son of Man or that those who pierced him as in Revelation would see him he meant very soon and NOT after thousands of years when they were resurrected.
Add to this what every Church of God Bible reader should know, that being the FACT that the Apostle Paul really did predict Jesus would come soon and shortly and didn't, which makes him not so good at predictions either.
Paul really did say "WE who are ALIVE and remain,....." Paul really did say "WE shall be changed" and "We shall not all die, but we all shall be changed," Anyone can see the progressive hope turned to disappointment in the early Church who never looked thousands of years into the future for one second. Does Bob Thiel predict thousands of years into the future as if we'd care about such times long after we die? No...of course not. Prophecy is for the times the prophet lives in and to give hope, well founded or not, to those who hear him THEN not now!
Whoever and whenever Revelation was written, it was NOT for the distant future and it is not DUAL. When the author wrote chapter 12: 1-4 about the woman clothed in the sun with the moon under her feet about to give birth and the dragon waiting to devour the child, go run an astronomy program of September 7, 69 AD where the constellation Virgo the Virgin, bathed in the days sunlight, the moon under her feet , legs open towards the horizon with the Serpent of the constellation Ophucus waiting and you'll see how "as above so below" works when prophets look up at the night sky of THEIR times. It's what people do to explain their crazy world in which THEY live, not the one in which we live way in the future.
Reading the Old and New Testaments as one would read a Newspaper is a BIG mistake. The Prophets weren't really writing to us 2700 years ago and the Apostle Paul or John did not mean US. The books weren't written yesterday to be downloaded today. Most if not all these sincere men and women were wrong in what they thought they saw for themselves and had not intention of being dual about it. And please don't think "Well, God didn't tell them it was Dual." I know you will.
Living in the world and on this planet can be both wondrous and very dangerous. It always has been. We all think we would like to know "what's going to happen," both to the world and ourselves mostly. World conditions at anytime in history can be seen as being at an end. When millions and millions died of the Black Plague, would they not see "prophecy coming alive!"? When Rome fell or the Pope showed up, would many not see that as "prophecy coming alive!"? Of course. Every Pope is the last Pope and all deviants from the norm of politics and religion are antichrists.
What does it hurt to filter one's world through "prophecy" right or wrong? It hurts you because it often postpones facing reality. How many in the faith believe that they won't actually die and then have to face the fact that they will die as have all before them? All flesh is grass. No exceptions.
It can make you give resources you don't have to people who don't use them well or make a living off you. It can sucker you in to a career you wish you'd never had. It can blind one to the joy of life or make your kids wish they had other parents. It can suck out your confidence and crush hope because it can take you down the wrong path or put you on the wrong train even if you think it is on the right track.