To understand the Bible and Bible prophecy you first need to understand who the Bible is about. And here's a big hint: the who isn't you (or me). We're minor characters in it. The entire Bible was written because sin entered creation. And because sin entered creation, a perfect God had to deal with this aberration one way or another. The way He has chosen to deal with it ends up being a demonstration of the most important attribute of His character: faithful love. Because of sin, all of creation is able to learn the depth of God's love in a way that could otherwise never be known.
The who is the Promised Seed—the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And through faith, everyone is invited to be joined to that Seed. To understand the prophecy of the Seed and who this Seed is, is to understand Bible prophecy and the whole story of the Bible.
And I fell at [the angel's] feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.' - Revelation 19:10
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the One I meant when I said, 'A Man who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me... He must increase, but I must decrease.' " - John 1:29–30; 3:30
Bible prophecy and the Promised Seed are inseparable, which is why we can't teach one without the other. This is also why pastors and Bible teachers who steer clear of prophecy are really steering clear of Jesus Himself.
So, without further ado, here is the Bible in a nutshell...
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"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
bernie: EW, I don't know anything on prophecies from Isaiah 23. I think I recall Bill Salus mentioning Lebanon being part of what he considers a prophetic war out of Psalm 83. Other prophecy teachers don't believe as he does,some saying it already been fulfilled.
Aug 6, 2020 13:21:47 GMT -6
bernie: I believe Amir and possibly others believe Psalm 83 was fulfilled in Israel's war for independence, or in 67/73. I don't have an opinion either way, because I haven't read or studied it.
Aug 6, 2020 13:26:04 GMT -6
bernie: I do think it's possible that if France, the EU, or the UN try to go in and disarm Hezbollah it could start WWIII.
Aug 6, 2020 13:30:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Interesting thoughts, bernie, and thanks for the links above too!
Aug 6, 2020 16:03:29 GMT -6
mike: more than just a shout bernie...mostly to the main page and Garys et al wonderful articles, but we on this end of the discussion must account for what Barry says as people are looking, watching, wondering and need to be shown JESUS!!
Aug 7, 2020 11:52:38 GMT -6