Welcome to The Teaching Lady, where each day (most days), I share a verse of the day. I enjoy sharing God’s Word with you. Over the last several weeks, I have been thinking about another aspect of the Bible. We are going to focus on a new topic – Bible prophecy.
Did you know that at least 27% of the Bible is prophetical in nature? That is almost 1/3 of the whole book, yet it seems to be looked at the least by many.
In this new series, we will look at passages related to prophecy. We will look at some background for Bible prophecy to start and then look at prophecies that have already been fulfilled.
When I scan the landscape of current events, I can’t help but think about prophecy. With so much happening in the world today, to ignore Bible prophecy would be dismissing a big portion of God’s Word. To ignore it would be like putting our heads in the sand.
God gave us valuable insight into future events. Therefore, we are to study his Word and pay close attention to what is happening.
The word prophecy means – inspired foretelling of events.
Prophets – inspired messengers.
You may be surprised to learn the Bible records passages of Scripture on both male and female prophets.
A male messenger – prophet
A female messenger – prophetess
There are true prophets and false prophets in the Bible.
Prophets are in the Old and New Testaments. A majority of the prophets are located in the Old Testament. Seventeen of the Old Testament books are prophetical. They start with the book of Isaiah and end with the book of Malachi. Each prophet has his own book.
We will look at Scripture describing the characteristics of a true prophet as well as false prophets.
Prophets had a job to do – deliver messages from God. Unfortunately, many recipients ignored those messages.
Being a prophet wasn’t an easy job, nor popular, and for many, it was a lonely job. For many, it meant the end of their life. When people didn’t like the message or the messenger, they killed them.
Does that mean their message was erased and God didn’t follow through with the words he spoke through them? No. God still acted on his prophetic words and will in the future.
There are still many prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled. There are future events still to come. Nevertheless, God said it was so, and it will be so.
I hope you will stick around for this new series on Bible prophecy. I pray it will be a blessing to you.