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WELCOME TO THE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY SEMINAR WITH PASTOR ISAAC LEWIN SWOPSS # I
WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? What is the future of this planet? Will this world come to an end? If so, When will this happen? What are the signs of the times? What can we do about them?
WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? Do we need to prepare for the future? If yes, What preparation do we need to make? What accurate, factual and reliable source can we turn to for answers to these urgent and challenging questions?
SALVATION HISTORY FATHER SON HOLY SPIRIT TYPICAL ERA ANTITYPICAL ERA ESCHATOLOGICAL ERA B.C. BEFORE CHRIST AFTER CHRIST A.D. CREATION 2 ND ADVENT REDEMPTION OLD TESTAMENTNEW TESTAMENTEND TIME
WHY THE BIBLE? The Bible Contains: The mind and character of God. The Creation and a comprehensive history of this world. The fall, and destiny of man. Answers to the four greatest philosophical questions: Who am I, where did I come from, what am I doing here, and where am I going?
The Bible Contains A prescription for the remedy of this sinful world. A description of the dramatic way the world will end. No other book can claim such a portfolio.” “No other book can claim such a portfolio.”
WHY THE BIBLE? Its contents are always consistent and relevant. It speaks to every generation; – Past, – Present – Future
Literally In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth Gen.1:1
Symbolically The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, etc… Galatians 5:22.
Proverbially Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise Proverbs 20; 1.
Parabolically He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Luke 18:6.
Metaphorically His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark…yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough. Isaiah 56:10,11.
Similically But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3:8.
Prophetically And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Revelation 13: 11
PROPHECY What is prophecy? How does prophecy relate to history? How does prophecy affect me personally What can we learn from it? Can prophecy be trusted? Who or what is the source of prophecy?
WHAT IS PROPHECY ? The writings, sayings, or predictions of a prophet. Prophecy is history in advance History is prophecy fulfilled
WHAT IS PROPHECY? Prophecy is also God’s special blueprint, used for building up His kingdom; and the faith of His children in His existence, and in the certainty of His promises, here on this earth. Num.14:34; Eze.4:6. Prophecy is divine revelation.
HOW DOES PROPHECY AFFECT YOU OR ME PERSONALLY? At the end of that week the Lord said to me, “Son of man, I have called you to be a watchman for the house of Israel. So listen to what I have to say and then warn the people for me. When I give you a message for a wicked man, such as, “You will surely die unless you change your ways,’ and you don’t warn him and he dies in his sins, I will hold you responsible. (Ezekiel 3:16, 17.)
HOW PROPHECY AFFECTS US But if you warn him and he doesn’t repent of his wickedness and change his ways, but dies in his sins, I will not hold you responsible for what happens to him. (Ezekiel 3:19.)
HOW PROPHECY AFFECTS US Or, if a righteous man turns from doing what is right and does wickedly, and I place an obstacle in his way to help him wake up, and you don’t go and warn him for me and he dies in his sins, I will hold you responsible. All the good thing he has done will not be remembered nor taken into account. (Ezekiel 3:20.)
HOW PROPHECY AFFECTS US But if you go and warn him and he repents and turns from his wicked ways, he will surely live, because he took to heart what I had to say, and there is nothing to hold you responsible for. (Ezekiel 3:21.)
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM PROPHECY? We are all affected by it. Our eternal destiny is determined by our response to God’s Revelation.
CAN WE TRUST PROPHECY SURLEY THE Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secrets to His servants the prophets. Amos3:7. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the daystar arise in your hearts. 2 Peter 1: 19
CAN WE TRUST PROPHECY Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1: 20, 21. cf 2 Sam.23: 2.
CAN WE TRUST PROPHECY? Num.12: 5-8. Deut. 18:15-22.