With this umbilical post, I have successfully been birthed from the ‘blog canal’ to quickly introduce myself to the cruel and unusual world of blogging. My goal with this blog is not to become another ‘b-log’ on the confusing fire of Biblical Prophecy and Scripture but to create a forum for constructive inspiration and discernment to not only educate but also become more educated in Spiritual mysteries at the heart of God through the process of purposeful digital discord. Having spent many years in quiet but keen observance of many other similar blogs, posts, articles, classes, and books on Biblical Hermeneutics, Eschatology, and Apologetics, I feel incredibly humbled and yet drawn to begin my chronicle of thought to the subject. The blog posts to come are intended not to draw lines in the sand about faith or beliefs, as many try to frame their arguments to be satisfied with their incomplete thoughts. Instead, my blog is intended not to build a stronger faith or belief in Jesus Christ, built around a close, personal relationship with Him. To foster that relationship, we must challenge ourselves to explore God’s Word through whatever lens fits how God created us. Now, my primary lens is Biblical Prophecy which I have spent many years studying, praying, and researching to understand God even better and feel closer. The lens we use to study the Bible should always include Biblical, cultural, scientific, and historical context as God created it all to tell His story, His Blog, to us.
I have been told many times, “…what does this have to do with getting to Heaven?” and my response was, “…by itself, not much.” but if the usefulness of prophecy was only to foretell future events yet to come, what difference does it make when 99.9999% of the world civilization that has been born since the beginning of time until the end of time are not even alive on Earth to see when any one of them is fulfilled and to say, “I told you so…”? There must be a present purpose for including prophecy in the Scriptures for those of us not in the 0.0001%, right? John 20:29 says, “Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” While there are many great stories in the Bible that bring great inspiration to many believers, particularly new believers, prophecy is a story type that draws us to look forward for God instead of only backward in time for Him. To me, prophecy isn’t only about the destination but, more presently, the purpose we find and play in the journey ahead from wherever we stand in history to collectively get to that final outcome.