The hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel. Colossians 1:5
A man once said to his pastor, “I don’t mind when you occasionally preach on the signs of the times, but I’m not very interested in biblical prophecy.” His pastor replied, “Oh dear, then you must not like the books of Daniel, Zechariah, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Revelation, and large portions of Matthew, Isaiah, Second Peter, and many other books. That’s quite a bit of the Bible to be missing!”
There’s a reason the Bible is packed with prophecy. It’s the basis for the believer’s optimism. Jesus died and rose again to give us a glorious future, and the unfolding coming events should excite our minds, comfort our hearts, and inflame our ministries.
If you’re indifferent or confused about biblical prophecy, pray, “Lord, give me a fresh glimpse of what You’ve planned for me and a new understanding of how it will come to be. I’m eager to know!”
Today always goes better in the light of God’s tomorrow.
Bible prophecy helps us to better understand the future and realize the urgent need to spread the gospel. It motivates us to personal purity and gives us hope in a hopeless age. Tim LaHaye
Colossians 1 – Pastor Chuck Smith