I’m convinced that one of the objects Satan targets the most is prophecy. And it sadly seems that the wicked one has been largely successful in destroying the knowledge of Biblical prophecy in our world today. Bible prophecy is such an incredible, irrefutable and almost tangible proof of the existence of God. So of course Satan and his coworkers will attack the phenomenon of Bible prophecy with a vehemence worthy of its importance in the revelation of God and His Will.
The angel told John in Revelation 19:10, “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” After I was changed from a hardened skeptic and atheist to a surprised believer by the miraculous power of God, it was the existence of Bible prophecy that had one of the most shocking affects on me. Why had I never been told about this?
Why was I not told about this in public school or at least in university? But this only underlined the truth that our present world and most of the systems of this world as we know it now are not operating under the power and guidance of the God of Abraham. Rather, they are operating “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2)
You talk about conspiracy theories. Try that one. What if I was to tell you that this world as we know it now is held under the power of a dark, imperial universe of hellish spiritual beings? But that the true heir and rightful Lord is in the process of retaking this very earth with plans to restore it to its original ways that He and His spiritual realm have ordained?
You’d say I’ve been reading too much Harry Potter or watching too much “Lord of the Rings” kinds of fantasies. And yet… and yet this is the picture that the Bible has been telling mankind for hundreds and even thousands of years. And fulfilled Bible prophecy has been one of the most sanguine, verifiable proofs of the validity of this that we can find. So of course “the prince of this world” (John 16:11), Satan will do all in his power to try to negate, pooh-pooh, mock and push aside the evidence of Bible prophecy and how it is the overriding narrative of the past and future state of our species and our very earth.
If any of this holds any interest to you, instead of getting into any specifics of individual Bible prophecies here, I offer you to view one or two of the short, illustrated videos I’ve done on the basics of what can be found in the prophecies of the prophets. Much of my life’s work in the last 10 to 15 years has been based around an effort to put into what hopefully are clear, concise videos the pith and essences of Bible prophecy. My aim has been towards those who are new to the subject.
It seems perhaps the second video I did may have turned out better than the first. It’s the one that presents the prophet Daniel’s strange encounter with the head of the super power of his day, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. And Daniel was perhaps no more than 14 at the time of the event.
But Daniel’s chapter 2 is I believe the simplest entrance point into the world and sphere of prophetic revelation as presented by the God of Abraham. Here’s the link to the Daniel 2 video; I’ve put my heart into trying to make it as intelligible and understandable as possible to those to whom this is all new.
But the first video I did was an attempt to present the phenomenon of Bible prophecy against the backdrop of the history of ancient Israel. I learned a lot in doing this video. And while I believe the content is strong, the narrative is not as compelling as the actual chapters in the Bible that I began to do videos on after this first one. Still, it presents a lot of interesting prophetic Bible verses which have already been fulfilled in history and which might be a surprise to many. Here’s the link to that video.
But, let me tell you, just as sure as darkness fights the light, the powers of unbelief will fight you if you turn your attention towards the prophetic truths of God’s Word. Because those prophetic truths are so strong. They have such an ability to alter your very foundation of the understanding of the world we live in.
If there is a God who has put this whole world into motion and into being, and He has a course along which it is moving, preordained from the beginning by Him, then it so strongly behooves each of us to find out what that overall plan and future is which He has ahead of us all. This is the realm and world of Bible prophecy. Satan hates our having any knowledge of it. I do hope and pray you’ll let God’s Spirit draw you towards His truth which are found in the Words of His prophets. “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established. Believe His prophets, so shall you prosper.” (II Chronicles 20:20)