And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19
Scholars have identified 1,845 biblical references to the Second Coming. And over three hundred of these are found in the New Testament.
It would be futile to argue that prophecy is not a significant part of the Bible. Not to study—learn from, be comforted by—the prophetic Scriptures is to ignore a large part of the Word of God. The apostle Paul taught the Ephesian church “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). Many Jews in Berea studied the Scriptures daily to see if Paul’s words about Jesus the Messiah were true (Acts 17:11). Words of prophecy are given by God to strengthen, encourage, and comfort His people (1 Corinthians 14:3).
When you don’t know what the future holds, remember Who holds the future. God’s fulfilled prophetic Word gives assurance from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future.
An interest in prophecy which is merely speculative and sensational comes perilously close to being sinful. William Graham Scroggie
Is It True? How Can I Know? – 2 Peter 1:16-21 – Skip Heitzig