Seven Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy
Adapted from – A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
(Reformatted and complete scripture quotes added by myblessedhope.com)
With all the killer storms, earthquakes, wars and disease dominating our news, it’s not surprising that recent studies indicate a ballooning interest in End Times Prophecy. Even non-believers are wondering if the end is near. What is surprising is how little most Christians actually know about prophecy, especially since it comprises about 40% of the Bible’s content, more than any other topic.
With few exceptions seminaries don’t teach it, so preachers don’t preach it. And therefore Christians don’t learn it. In all my years as a denominational Christian, I never once heard a message explaining the importance of prophecy to a believer’s walk with the Lord. And yet the Bible devotes more space to End Times Prophecy than it does to all the teachings of Jesus.
When Christians are asked why they don’t study prophecy more seriously the most common reasons given are 1) because it scares them, and 2) because it confuses them. Both responses are borne out of a lack of understanding. For the believer, prophecy is neither scary nor confusing but the key to understanding God’s plan for man.
The purpose of this book is to provide a solid foundation for further study. When the foundation of a building is stable and solid, the entire building is stronger, able to withstand powerful forces that would otherwise weaken or even topple it. So it is when the foundation of our study is solid. Powerful arguments from scoffers and unbelievers cannot shake us or weaken our faith. Let’s get started.
Seven Things You Have To Know
There are seven pieces of information that are essential to understanding End Times Prophecy. They’re the building blocks for the strong foundation we want. Once you’ve learned them, these seven things will help you avoid the mistakes that have thrown others off the track. Call it perspective or overview or whatever you want, this combination of facts will give you the ability to put all the prophetic verses in the Bible into their proper context.
(Click on the topic title below to open up specific topic. The study works best to work through them in order but I included all of them here for easy review later.)
“But to me the greatest gift that comes from studying prophecy is the strengthening of our faith. Nothing can equal watching the Word of God proceed from abstract to concrete as we see Bible Prophecy fulfilled before our very eyes. If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the Footsteps of the Messiah.” – Jack Kelly
I whole heartily agree! It is my blessed hope! I want everyone to discover salvation in Jesus Christ and stand watch with me until He comes for us. – myblessedhope.com
Click on the article title below for a link to original referenced articles by Jack Kelly.