God Appears According to Prophecy
It’s common Christian knowledge that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Israel. What many people don’t know is that the birthplace of the Savior was already prophesied in the Old Testament.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.
God’s work of salvation does not happen randomly. God works according to His own plan—the prophecies recorded in the Bible long before they take place. Two thousand years ago, God was born in human form as Jesus in Bethlehem. This was to fulfill the prophecy written in the book of Micah. The Bible also prophesied that Jesus would appear a second time.
[S]o Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people. And he will come a second time, not to offer himself for sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:28 (NCV)
According to Hebrews, we must meet Second Coming Christ to receive His salvation. As God revealed the place of His first coming in the Bible, God also reveals the place of His second coming in the Bible through the work of salvation.