Biblical prophecy is a historical and contemporary
vehicle by which God demonstrates His power over the events of human
history. The primary function of predictive prophecy is to show the
sequence of events culminating in the return of Jesus Christ and the
establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. The process by which this
comes about is outlined in many passages of the Old and New Testaments.
Central to the understanding of biblical prophecy is
the recognition that God is Governor and Supreme Ruler, not only of the
nations on earth, but of the times and seasons as well. God portrays
Himself as the real author of human experience, the one who has
formulated a master plan that shall culminate in the establishment of
His government on earth and with the vast majority of mankind qualifying
to participate in it as spirit-born sons of God.
One aspect of prophecy is that it proves God's
existence. No man or other mortal could predict the future and then
bring it to pass (Isaiah 41:22 ff). But one need not wait until the future
to prove God's existence through prophecy. He can look as well to the
many Old Testament prophecies telling of Christ's first
coming-prophecies that have already been completely fulfilled in their
letter and intent. Looking further, the numerous biblical prophecies
pointing toward Jesus Christ's return to earth as King of kings and Lord
of lords are so powerful and so specific that they shall forever
eliminate agnosticism and skepticism, once they have been fulfilled.
Prophecy is history written in advance. It is in
keeping with the principle, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He
revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). Thus
God has not left man totally in the dark about the general course of
future world events.
The term "prophecy" is most often used today to mean
"prediction of the future." The original prophets of ancient Israel had
a role somewhat different from this. They did predict what would happen
in the future, but this was usually in the context of the sins of the
nation and the penalties their country would reap if their people did
not turn from their evil ways. Sometimes fairly specific sequences of
future events were laid down. Normally, however, prophecy was rather
general, outlining where the people had gone wrong and what would happen
if they did not repent. At various times prophecies or oracles were
pronounced against some of Israel's neighbors such as Assyria and
Babylon. Prophecy and its spokesmen (prophets) have played a significant
role from virtually the beginning of man's existence (Luke 1:70; Acts
3:21). This role has not been solely to declare futuristic developments
but to affect the behavior of individuals and nations in respect to
divine laws and God's master plan.
This relationship between prophecy and morality is
clearly and consistently interwoven throughout the old and New
Testaments. As a matter of biblical fact, Jeremiah records this
relationship as affecting the future of every nation on earth (Jeremiah
The vast spectrum of biblical prophecy is varied in
form. Some prophecies were written down as a result of dreams or
visions, others by direct communication with heavenly beings. The
prophetic words are at times clear and to the point; in other instances
the statements are vague and ambiguous.
There are several principles and keys (such as
symbolism and duality) that govern the right understanding of prophecy.
These must be used consistently with the right methods and proper
understanding of the background to arrive at the sought-for answers.
A symbol is something used to represent something
else. An example of symbolism in the Bible is the use of the word
"mountain" to mean large nation (Micah 4:14). The Bible in general
interprets its own symbols-although many times in verses somewhat
removed from the symbolic statement. Duality is the term used
when a prophecy has more than one fulfillment. An example of a dual
prophecy would be Matthew 24:12-20, which describes both the fall of
Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and events to occur just before the return of Jesus
Christ. (The terms "type" and "antitype" can also be used to describe
the original reality and the later understanding of biblical events,
ceremonies, persons, or the like.)
The breadth and scope of prophecy has ranged from
individuals to nations to the entire earth and beyond. In some cases it
is evident that prophecies were announced and fulfilled and no longer
have relevance in our day except as examples and lessons. But most major
prophecies are yet to be fulfilled. And there is no doubt that this
major part is focused on the return of Jesus Christ. It is the one major
thread that binds Old and New Testament prophecy together.
In the same way that the prophetic Kingdom of God is
the focal point of the gospel, so also is Christ Himself the focal point
of all prophecy throughout the Bible in both testaments. The Old
Testament is the story of Christ's genealogy, and the prophecies of His
first and second comings. Indeed the whole thrust of the Old
Testament-including the Levitical sacrificial system which included many
symbolic acts typifying Christ and His sacrifice to pay the penalty for
humanity's sins. The New Testament is the story of His life and
teachings and the detailed prophecies of His coming Kingdom.
No prophecy is an end to itself. Any prophecy only
has lasting importance in the final analysis, because it adds to our
knowledge of Christ, His family, His way of life, His return, His coming
Kingdom, and the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the setting
up of that Kingdom. If one forgets this simple truth, he may find
himself wandering from obscure prophecy to obscure prophecy, restricted
to learning about relatively unimportant technicalities while missing
the overall thrust and importance of the basic prophecies of Christ's
It is paradoxical that often the more uncertain
points of prophecy tend to receive the most attention. It sometimes
seems that these hard-to-decipher prophecies attract interest in direct
proportion to how little about them is overtly stated in the
Bible. There is nothing wrong with the study of obscure
prophecies-indeed, it is quite understandable -so long as the relative
importance of prophecies is kept clear, and the prophecies about Jesus
Christ are kept clearest. God designed the human mind to enjoy the
intellectual "high" which the probing of prophetic secrets affords. "It
is the glory of God to conceal things: but the glory of kings to search
things out" (Proverbs 25:2).
But there is a definite reason why God inspired the
clear and obvious prophecies of the Bible to be clear and obvious. He
wanted no one to miss the primary point of all prophecy: that Jesus
Christ is to return and set up His Kingdom on earth. For one properly to
understand prophecy, he must realize that all future prophecies must
relate to Christ and His Kingdom, and that for any specific prophecy to
be properly understood, it must be seen against the context of Christ's
Most of the prophecies of the Bible focus on the "end
time" (either primarily or dualistically), a time period of colossal,
momentous worldwide problems culminating in total human destruction if
Christ would not intervene to stop it. This present age is the best
candidate for the "time of the end" that history has ever seen. No other
previous time has paralleled the present capacity for man to wipe all
human life from the earth. The multiple possible methods of human
self-annihilation now extant-whether quickly through nuclear, chemical
or biological warfare, or more slowly through famine, pollution or
disease-fit the biblical pattern. Certainly, the key scripture of
Matthew 24:22, "no human being would be saved" (RSV); "not a mortal
could survive" (Berkeley); "not a soul would be saved alive" (Moffatt)
could only be literally possible in the age of thermonuclear overkill
and global megaproblems.
The commission to the Church of God is to preach the
gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all nations (Matthew 24:14). In
addition to the message of Christ's death, forgiveness and salvation,
the message Christ preached is both a warning and a witness-a warning
about mankind's plunge toward annihilation and a witness about
what God will do to stop it. This message is a prophetic announcement
of Christ's second coming and the government He will set up at His
return, and it is indeed the primary reason for the Church's existence
at this time.
As stated, the focal point of all but a few specific
historical prophecies is the "end time," culminating in the return of
Jesus Christ. In a number of instances the end time is specifically tied
into historical prophecies which have already been fulfilled in a
certain degree or type, for example, the long and intricate prophecy of
Daniel 11 and 12 leaves known past history at a certain point and
definitely envisions the resurrection and the establishment of the
Kingdom of God. Similarly, Matthew 24 describes the fall of Jerusalem in
a way which did not differ from its fall in A.D. 70, yet these
scriptures also project forward to the "consummation of the age. "
Thus there is often a duality in prophecy.
Events of past history will be paralleled by events immediately
preceding the time of the end. Yet the general outline of end time
events is repeated from prophecy to prophecy with little deviation in
basic structure. These may be summarized as follows:
Immediately preceding the intervention of Jesus
Christ is a time of unprecedented worldwide trouble. This is expressed
in various ways by language which is both literal and metaphorical.
However, a consistent theme is "a time such as never has been nor ever
shall be," a time when "no flesh shall be saved" from destruction if God
did not put a stop to the calamitous course of human events.
A specific sequence of tumultuous geopolitical
developments shall focus on the Middle East, and Jerusalem shall be the
central spot in and around which these major prophetic events shall take
place. The major and minor prophetic books are replete with descriptions
about, and admonitions to, Jerusalem in the end time. Great
international contention is seen brewing over Jerusalem, which shall
move the city even further onto the center stage, as world events rush
toward their climax. Indeed two of the key signs that Christ gave to His
disciples was that the fulfillment of all biblical prophecy and the
subsequent establishment of the Kingdom of God would be at hand "when
you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies" (Luke 21:20) and when you "shall
see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
stand in the holy place" (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14). Furthermore, the two
witnesses of Revelation 11, who shall preach and prophesy against the
entire earth, shall apparently center their activities near the site of
the temple in Jerusalem.
God said He would make Jerusalem "a burdensome stone
for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in
pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against
it" (Zechariah 12:3). Though treacherous times are yet ahead for Jerusalem
(e.g., Zechariah 14:2), God states that He shall go forth into battle
against, and shall utterly destroy, all those nations that shall have
gathered against Jerusalem (ch. 14:3, 12; 12:9), "and the Lord also
shall save the tents of Judah first" (Zechariah 12:7) when Jesus Christ
returns. In these incredible (and forthcoming) days, God shall greatly
strengthen the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:8); He shall pour out
His spirit of grace and supplication on them (v. 10); He shall change
the geography of the city when Christ's feet shall stand on the Mount of
Olives (Zechariah 14:4), and when living waters shall flow forth from
Jerusalem nourishing the whole earth (Zechariah 14:8). "In those days ten
men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a
Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you"
(Zechariah 8:23). "Strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in
Jerusalem and pray before the Lord" (Zechariah 8:22), "and Jerusalem shall
be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the
holy mountain" (Zechariah 8:3). (Much uncertainly remains, however, even
about that which seems sure, as there is difficulty determining the
precise time frame of many verses. Zephaniah 2:7, for example, has been
applied to both the modern state of Israel in the Middle East and to the
future millennial state: "And the coast shall be for the remnant of the
house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: ... for the Lord their God
shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.")
A pivotal set of verses regarding the crucial
geopolitical sequence of events in the Middle East is Daniel 11:40 ff.
These verses describe a "king of the north" who, in response to being
"pushed at" by the "king of the south" shall come against the king of
the south "like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with
many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow
and pass over." Verse 41 goes on to add that "He [the king of the north]
shall enter also into the glorious land [holy land], and many countries
shall be overthrown." The specific delineation of nations-the Holy Land,
Egypt, Edom, Moab, Ammon, Libya, Ethiopia-leads to fascinating
speculations as one watches the international scene.
Daniel 2, together with Revelation 13 and 17, expands
our understanding of this "king of the north." This kingdom shall be a
composite or union of "ten kings" (states or groups of states), which
shall constitute a resurrection of the Roman Empire in an economic,
political, military and religious confederation that shall figure
prominently in the various end time prophetic geopolitical encounters.
It is clear that the political union of Revelation 13
and 17 is described in terms which people of the first century
Mediterranean world would have recognized. Readers would have seen a
scantily veiled representation of the Roman Empire with its military
might, its political intrigues and its rule over much of the known
world. Indeed, the harlot of chapter 17 is called "the great city which
has dominion over the kings of the earth" (v. 18), a reference which
many would have immediately taken as meaning Rome itself.
This illustrates that prophecy is often given in
symbols which would have been directly meaningful to the time and
situation in which the prophecy was originally given. This makes the
interpretation of prophecy that much more easy and difficult at the same
time. The end time "Babylon" or "Roman Empire" will certainly have
characteristics in common with its ancient counterpart. On the other
hand, it will also have differences which prevent an exact
correspondence with the historical "type" or symbol. Thus, while one may
look at the contemporary scene and make identifications which seem
plausible, there is no guarantee that one's speculations are perfectly
on target. After all, many of the "prophecy charts," time schemes,
reconstructions and the like of the past two millennia have been
internally consistent and externally cogent. There was only one real
flaw: they were wrong. So. the only worthwhile test of any prophetic
presentation is ultimately quite obvious-will it, or will it not,
actually occur in reality?
Whatever the prophetic specifics in fact turn out to
be, the outlines are now surely clear: There shall be swirling currents
of international alliances and confederations vying for world power
through economic, political, military and religious control; and the
focus of their attention shall be the Middle East in general and
Jerusalem in particular.
As the intertwined tangle of world events hurtle
toward their awesome conclusion, a complex series of seals, woes,
trumpet blasts and plagues are unveiled with ever-increasing regularity,
tension and fury. (The book of Revelation describes these futuristic
events in first century language.) At the climax of everything, with
mankind literally on the brink of total self-annihilation, Jesus Christ
shall return to the earth, accompanied by a spectacular series of
heavenly signs (Joel 2:31; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12-17). At His return,
the dead in Christ shall be resurrected, and the elect still living
shall be changed to spirit to rule with Christ.
"For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord,
that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, shall
not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will
descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and
with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise
first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall
always be with the Lord" (I Thessalonians 4:15-17).
This shall be the most majestic moment in universal
history, the focal point of the Bible, the time to which prophecy has
"When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and
the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that
is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy
victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin, and the
power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 15:54-57).
Christ and the saints shall be opposed initially by a
system called "Babylon," and leaders referred to as "the Beast" and the
"antichrist. " These shall all have characteristics of persons and
institutions of past history, even though they shall have a unique
existence at the end time. They shall be destroyed and Satan, who has
incited the rebellion against Christ, shall be cast into a place of
spiritual restraint (Revelation 20:1-3).
Then begins the millennial rule of Christ and the
saints over the earth. After some continuing confrontations and battles
(described in Ezekiel 38 and 39), God's Kingdom shall be set up over all
peoples; and Jesus Christ shall teach them God's laws, the way of
happiness and eventually of eternal salvation. This 1,000-year period
shall be followed by the Great White Throne Judgment and finally the new
heaven and the new earth, both of which are descriptively hazy, as the
Bible does not reveal much information about either.
Whenever God has chosen to intervene in human
history, major current events were always involved: the course of
nations, the role of governments, the fate of kings, and the destinies
of peoples. God's direct interaction with, and control over, the kings
and governments of Babylon and Persia (Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus) are two
prominent Old Testament cases where the nations so involved were the
world rulers at the time. The prophecies against Egypt and Assyria are
two other examples.
We know of at least one biblical prophecy that
"failed" not because God erred, but because the people fully responded
en masse to God's warning and unitedly repented. Jonah was sent
to Nineveh to predict its fall in forty days. This was a prophecy of
God; it did not take place. This example illustrates the fact that much
specific prophecy is contingent upon the actions of the parties
involved (Ezekiel 33:7-16). The implications for today are obvious; the
responsibilities of God's "watchmen" are enormous.
Bible prophecy has a continuing and critical
relevance to the course of modern nations and to the destinies of
contemporary peoples. The identity of certain 21st century nations in
terms of their ancient names is important in the understanding of
current and future events. Some nations such as Egypt retain their exact
original names. Other names, though somewhat changed, are easily
traceable; for example, Judah (or the House of Judah) represents the
Jewish people in the modern state of Israel, and Moab and Ammon would
seem to represent the Arab peoples in the modern area of Jordan.
The modern identification of the "House of Israel" as
the United States and British Commonwealth is an important part of the
Church's prophetic understanding. While the United States is said to be
specifically represented as "Manasseh" and the British Commonwealth as
"Ephraim," the identity of the remainder of the original Israelite
tribes is uncertain (though some evaluations have been made, such as
equating France with Reuben.) The identification of the United States
and British Commonwealth as the House of Israel leads to serious and
momentous prophetic implications for the future. The time of the end is
also called "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7), because the
modern descendants of the House of Israel shall be taken captive by
"strangers" and severely oppressed. It shall take the return of Jesus
Christ to free modern descendants of the patriarch Jacob, from national
humiliation and restore them to the knowledge of God. This event shall
be of such enormous magnitude that Israel's original exodus from Egypt
shall be forgotten by comparison (Jeremiah 23:7-8).
God has given us a general overview of the Church
itself in prophecy, with its main commission being to prepare the way
for Christ's return by preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the
world as a witness (Matthew 24:14). The admonition to the "watchman" of
Ezekiel 33 applies as well:
"...if the watchman sees the sword coming and
does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned,
and the sword comes, and takes any one of them; that man is
taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the
watchman's hand" (Ezekiel 33:6).
Although enormous numbers of incredibly detailed
prophetic schemes have been deduced from the Bible, the success record
of correctly predicting future events and dates has been rather meager.
Hindsight has always been more successful than foresight in determining
the reality of prophecy. Certainly the injunction to "watch at all
times" (Luke 21:36) must be heeded, but the Bible does not give any major
examples of people acquiring specific predictive knowledge of the future
from the written prophecies alone. Yet, as mankind's history approaches
"the time of the end," a generation when "many shall run to and fro, and
knowledge shall be increased," prophecy in general and the book of
Daniel in particular shall become progressively more understandable
Shall there come a time when God will directly
inspire some of His servants to literally prophesy about imminent world
events? Biblical indications and precedents would suggest so. Joel 2:28,
"I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall
see visions"-was applied by Peter on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. But
the context of Joel 2 is clearly just "before the great and terrible day
of the Lord" (v. 30-31), indicating that the primary fulfillment of Joel
2:28 is yet ahead.
What is abundantly clear from the Bible is that the
absolute fact of the return of Jesus Christ to this earth to set up the
world-ruling government of God shall be in a time of great human turmoil
and disaster. Also emphasized in the Bible is the sequence of events
immediately surrounding Christ's return (primarily before, but after as
well), not the long history of centuries between New Testament times and
the end time.
But nowhere does the Bible encourage speculation to
the point of predicting specific dates when a prophecy is to be
fulfilled, and then predicating one's life around what is supposed to
happen on or by such a date. To the contrary, we are told, "But of that
day and hour no one knows" (Matthew 24:36). We are admonished that "the
faithful and wise servant" shall be aggressively and persistently doing
God's work at the return of Christ, and shall not have shrunk back from
life's responsibilities because of his (real or imagined)
interpretations of prophecy (Matthew 24:36 ff).
Though prophecy has always been intriguing and
exciting to human beings who have constantly sought to know the future,
Paul's strong admonition is that "if I have prophetic powers, and
understand all mysteries and all knowledge, but have not love, I
am nothing" (I Corinthians 13:2). Love, then, is the essential characteristic
of the Christian-It is the clearest stamp of God's Spirit in action.
Interestingly enough, Paul continues his contrast of love and prophecy
in this chapter. "Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass
away (fail, KJV) ....For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is
imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away" (I
The study of prophecy can be an interesting and
rewarding experience. It is indeed placed in scripture to be analyzed
and appreciated in a Christian's relationship to God. However, it is yet
unfolding and we must be careful to let events in the real world guide
our understanding of the times and seasons, rather than leaping ahead
with speculations not grounded on events. As we draw nearer to the
climax of mankind's civilization, we will see the convergence of major
prophetic developments. They shall no doubt take sharper focus and point
us more precisely to the surest and most important prophecy of all-the
return of Jesus Christ.
READ THESE SCRIPTURES FROM YOUR OWN BIBLE:
Isaiah 41:22 - No man can predict
the future and then make it come to pass
Amos 3:7 - God reveals what He will
do on earth through His prophets
Luke 1:70; Acts 3:21 - Prophecy
plays a significant role in man's history
Jeremiah 18:7-10 - Relationship
between prophecy and morality regarding all nations on earth
Matthew 24:22 - Prophesy that man
would take us to point of no flesh being left alive
Matthew 24:14 - Gospel will be
preached in all nations
Luke 21:20 - Prophecy about armies
surrounding Jerusalem in the end time
Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14 -
Abomination of Desolation
Daniel 11 - Kings of the North and
Daniel 2; Revelation 13, 17 -
Resurrection of Roman Empire
Joel 2:31; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12-17
- Christ's return with heavenly signs
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 -
Resurrection of the dead at Christ's return
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 - Death to be
swallowed up in victory
Revelation 20:1-3 - Satan put in
place of restraint at return of Christ.
Ezekiel 33:7-16 - Much specific
prophecy is contingent upon the actions of the parties involved
Jeremiah 30:7 - Time of Jacob's
Luke 21:36 - Watch at all times
Daniel 12:4 - Prophecy will be
clearer as it unfolds
Matthew 24:36 - But the day and hour
no one knows, but God, the Father
1 Corinthians 13:2 - Love more
important than knowledge of prophecy
1 Corinthians 13:8-10 - When the
perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away
1] God has no power over
human events. Rather He just watches what unfolds. True or
2] The primary function of predictive prophecy is to show the sequence
of events culminating in the return of Christ and the establishment of
the Kingdom of God on Earth. True or False?
3] God is the Governor over the nations of Earth. True or False?
4] Prophecy proves God's existence. True or False?
5] God has left mankind in the dark regarding what He has planned.
True or False?
6] Jeremiah 18:7-10 shows...
a) the relationship between prophecy and morality
b) that it is God who establishes and builds countries and kingdoms
c) that God can destroy a nation if He so wills
d) that God will repent of the evil He has decreed against a nation if
e) that God can bring evil against a nation He has established
f) that nations can repent of their evil
g) all of the above
7] Regarding prophecies...
a) some are the result of visions or dreams
b) some are result of direct communications with heavenly beings
c) some are clear and to the point
d) some are vague and ambiguous
True or False?
8] Some Bible prophecies have already been fulfilled. True or
9] The focal point of both Old and New Testament prophecies is...
a) God, the Father
b) the nation of Israel
c) Jesus Christ
d) the Kingdom of God
10] For any specific prophecy to be properly understood, it must be seen
against the context of Christ's second coming. True or False?
11] According to Matthew 24:22, in the end time, world conditions will
be such that...
a) many nations will be at war
b) millions will be killed
c) all life will end
d) millions will die of famine and disease
12] As to location, most end time prophecies focus on...
a) the Middle East and Jerusalem
b) the United States
c) China and Japan
13] Daniel 11 speaks to a future event in which the king of the East
will push at the king of the West. True or False?
14] What king will attack into the Middle East and Israel like a
15] Daniel 2 and Revelation 13 and 17 speak to the resurrection of the
Roman Empire. True or False?
16] The only worthwhile test of prophecy is "will it or will it not take
place." True or False?
17] As world events come to an awesome conclusion, a complex series of
seals, woes, trumpet blasts and plagues are unveiled. True or
18] At the climax of all these events [question 17] is the return of
Christ, at which time the dead in Christ will be resurrected and changed
to spirit to rule with Christ. True or False?
19] At the return of Christ, He will be opposed by a system called
"Babylon" and its leaders called "the Beast" and the "antichrist".
True or False?
20] No biblical prophecy has ever failed. True or False?
21] The identity of certain 21st century nations in terms of their
ancient names is important in the understanding of current and future
events. True or False?
22] In prophecy the tribe of Israel, known as Manasseh is today...
a) the British Commonwealth
b) the United States
23] The tribe of Israel, known as Ephraim is...
a) the British Commonwealth
b) the United States
24] According to Jeremiah 30:7, the time of the end is also known as...
"the time of _______ trouble"
25] In the end time trouble, the House of Israel will be attacked and
taken captive. True or False?
26] The success record of correctly predicting future events and dates
is quite good. True or False?
27] According to Luke 21:36 we are to...
"_____ at all times [what?]
28] The design of prophecy is that it be understandable...
a) by reading it in the Word of God
b) by diligent study
c) as it unfolds
29] It is prophesied that some of God's servants will prophesy in the
end time. True or False?
30] The Bible strongly encourages the prediction of dates regarding
prophetic events. True or False?
31] According to 1 Corinthians 13:2, the most important element in the
Salvation Process is...
a) knowledge and understanding of prophecy
b) strong faith
32] Prophecy is placed in scripture to be analyzed and
appreciated in a Christian's relationship to God.
True or False?
33] The best approach in analyzing prophecy is to...
a) let prophecy guide you to understanding of current events
b) let current events guide you to understanding of prophecy
34] The most important prophecy of all is the return of Christ.
True or False?