This term is used 180 times in the New King James Bible, between Genesis and the book of Acts.
“And it came to pass.”
What came to pass?
Out of the 180 uses, three references relate to things other than time (after a quick look-over so I could be off). The exceptions:
Joshua 21.45 Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
Psalm 105. 19 Until the time that his word came to pass…
Isaiah 48.3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.
Luke 2.1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
It came to pass. The time had come. The Word came just as the prophets of old had spoken.
Not a word failed, it all came to pass.
Not to pass.
He came to live.
He came to die.
He came to resurrect.
He came to set the captive free.
I choose to CELEBRATE!