According to Scripture, the time span between a word given in prophecy and the fulfillment of a prophetic word can span from minutes, hours, days, months to hundreds or thousands of years.

  1. Minutes to Hours: (Acts 5:1-1) Peter's prophecy of the death of Ananias and Sapphira.
  2. Same Day: (Luke 23:39-43) Jesus' prophecy concerning the thief on the cross being with Him in paradise.
  3. This Night: (Matthew 26:30-35) Jesus' prophecy concerning Peter's denial.
  4. Several Days: (Acts 27:21-25) Paul's prophecy concerning the shipwreck.
  5. Months: (Acts 21:10-14) Agabus' prophecy concerning Paul being bound in Jerusalem.
  6. 37 Years: (Matthew 24:1-2) Jesus' prophecy concerning the destruction of  Jerusalem and the Temple.
  7. A Few Years to Several Thousand Years: Old Testament prophecies concerning God's judgment upon Israel and Judah and the First and Second Coming of Jesus.

Major and Minor Prophets Listed:

    1. Isaiah Isaiah 1:1; Book written about 725 BC; Prophet to Judah
    2. Jeremiah Jeremiah 1:11; Book written about 586 BC; Prophet of Captivity
    3. Ezekiel Ezekiel 1:3; Book written about 592 BC; Prophet of Captivity
    4. Daniel Matthew 24:15; Book written between 605 -536 BC Prophet of Captivity
    5. Hosea Hosea 1:1; Book written about 725 BC; Prophet to Israel
    6. Joel Joel 1:1; Book written about 820 BC; Prophet to Judah
    7. Amos Amos 7:8; Book written about 760 BC; Prophet to Israel
    8. Obadiah Obediah 1:1; Book written about 825 BC; Prophet to Judah
    9. Jonah Jonah 1:1; Book written about 770 BC; Prophet to Israel
    10. Micah Micah 1:1; Book written between 734722 BC; Prophet to Judah
    11. Nahum Nahum 1:1; Book written between 663 612 BC; Prophet to Judah
    12. Habakkuk Habakkuk 1:1; Book written about 612 605 BC; Prophet to Judah
    13. Zephaniah Zephaniah 1:1; Book written about 627 BC ;Prophet to Judah
    14. Haggai Haggai 1:1; Book written about 520 BC; Prophet of the Return
    15. Zechariah Zechariah 1:1; Book written between 520 516 BC, Prophet of the Return
    16. Malachi Malachi 1:1; Book written about 433 BC; Prophet of the Return

Other Prophets/Prophetesses Listed:

a. Aaron (Exodus 7:1)

b. Abel (Luke 11:50-51)

c. Abraham (Genesis 20:7)

c. Agabus (Acts 21:10)

d. Anna (Luke 2:36)

e. Barnabas (Acts 13:31)

f. David (Hebrews 11:32)

g. Deborah (Judges 4:4)

h. Enoch (Jude 1:14)

i. Gideon (Hebrews 11:32)

j. Huldah (II Kings 22:14)

k. Jacob (Genesis 28:11-16)

l. John the Baptist (Revelation 1:1)

m. Judas Barsabbas (Acts 15:32)

n. Lucius of Cyrene (Acts 13:1)

o. Manahen (Acts 13:1)

p. Miriam (Exodus 15:20)

q. Moses (Deuteronomy 34:10)

r. Noah (Genesis 7:1)

s. Paul of Tarsus (Acts 16:9)

t. Philip the Evangelist (Acts 8:26)

u. Philip's four daughters (Acts 21:8-9)

v. Samuel (I Samuel 3:20)

w. Silas (Acts 15:32)

x. Simeon Niger (Acts 13:1)

y. Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:3)

z. Zechariah son of Jehoiada (Luke 11:50-51)

400 to 3,000 Years: Prophecies concerning Jesus' First Coming.

3,000 to 5,000+ Years: Prophecies concerning Jesus' Second Coming.