PROPHECY HEADLINES: Russia and Egypt to hold joint military exercises as Moscow aims to regain clout in region | Scientists concerned about unusual earthquakes in remote Alaska region | Iran develops replica of captured U.S. drone; says reverse engineering project is ‘America’s nightmare’ | Florida officials confirm second case of MERS in U.S. | Worrying: Israeli military reports ‘unpreparedness’ as Iran remains defiant
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Why Studying Bible Prophecy is So Important (Part 1)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye
In my opinion, one of the most underappreciated prophecies in the Bible is Isaiah 46:9-10. The ancient Hebrew prophet showed deep concern for Israel’s slide into idolatry in chapters 40-48 of his book. The people were worshipping idols made with their own hands in defiance of the first commandment to not have any other gods before them. The people of Israel, led by their spiritual leaders, were actually consulting man-made idols in attempt to learn about the future rather than consulting God. In turn, God tried to get the attention of the Israelites to recognize that He alone is God — and He used prophecy as the means to validate Himself in the eyes of the Jews.
Isaiah 46:9-10 says, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.”
By speaking these words through His prophet Isaiah, God was confirming His status among the people of Israel by pointing out that He alone knew what the future held. This was a bold and clear command to the children of Israel that He was the true God and worthy of their worship. For only God can predict the future in advance with 100 percent accuracy. And He used the miracle of fulfilled prophecy to prove and credential His existence
OCCUPY TILL I COME: Serving God in the Last Days — 1 Peter 4 (Part 6) from David Guzik’s Commentary on the Bible