The Significance of Prophecy. What does “prophet” mean in the Word of God? What is the extent of prophecy in the Old and New Testaments? Major Themes of Prophecy. There are approximately 14 major areas upon which the light of the prophetic word falls. Hebraic Prophecy. Those predictions beginning in Genesis through to the New Testament concerning the history and ultimate destiny of the Hebrew People are called Hebraic prophecies. Messianic Prophecy. The prophecies about the coming of the Lord Jesus are by far the most important in all literature. Prophecies in Daniel. The book of Daniel is the only panoramic survey of the great empires of the world down to the end of the age. It has chronological prophecy indicating the coming of the Lord. Prophecies of Christ. Jesus talked prophetically concerning himself, the church, the Jews and the fall of Jerusalem, the course of the age, the end of the age, and of judgment to come. The Olivet Discourse. On the Mount of Olives during Holy Week Jesus delivered His last pronouncement to the public. It is recorded in Matthew 24‑25, Mark 13 and Luke 21. In this last discourse Jesus prophesies on the time before, during and after the Tribulation. The Resurrection Chapter. I Corinthians 15 talks about the Resurrection. Is there certainty in the resurrection of Jesus? What is its importance? The Anti‑Christ. Who is this Anti-Christ, the supreme enemy of God? What will be his work? What are his characteristics? Who are the two beasts that come against God? The Book of Revelation. We need this final book of triumph and victory. It is a book of conflict, of light over darkness, between the powers of evil, Satan, and Hell against the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wilbur M. Smith, D.D.
Dr. Smith served on the faculties Of Moody Bible Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary and Trinity Divinity School. He was a member of the American Society of Church History, The Chicago Society of Biblical Research, The National Association of Biblical Instructors, The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, The Victorian Institute of Great Britain, and the American School of Oriental Research. He is recognized worldwide as an authority on Biblical Literature. He accumulated a personal library of 25,000 Volumes on Bible related Subjects that is considered the most valuable collection ever assembled on biblical Subjects by an individual. For 25 years he was editor of Peloubets' Notes on the International Sunday School Lesson, and authored several books including: The Supernaturalness of Christ, Therefore Stand, Voice of God, Profitable Bible Study, and Egypt in Biblical Prophecy.