Why Do We Study Prophecy?

July 12-18, 2020 – Joseph Castillo

In Isaiah 46:9-10 God gives us one of His reasons for prophecy.  In verse 9 He states that He is God “and there is no other”.  I love that statement.  I think about this verse frequently.  It’s almost like He is bragging but it isn’t bragging. He is just stating a fact!  “I am God and there is none like Me” and He uses prophecy to back up His claim.  In verse 10 God “declares the end from the beginning and from ancient times not yet done”…Prophecy. Prophecy is not given so we can predict the future or to set dates but to know that God is God. When we see prophecy fulfilled it should bring us wonder and peace.  In these troubling times with earthquakes, dust storms, fires around the world, and locusts eating up crops in the east, prophecy is being fulfilled around us.  God is making Himself known.  That He is God.  In this time of COVID-19 we have prophecy to remind us that God is still in control.  At the end of verse 10 God tells us that His purpose will be accomplished in this world.  On the personal level that means if we give Him our lives He will take care of us.  He has also declared that He is love.