This one comes from Joel Rosenberg and it underscores the vital importance of biblical prophecy, particularly at this moment in history:
Rediscovering The Power And Purpose Of Bible Prophecy
His first reference here, which is found in Luke 12:51-56 is a favorite of mine in the sense of revealing what Jesus thought of people who choose to ignore biblical prophecy during the era of His first coming. It is quite clear that Jesus expects us to know and understanding the prophetic scriptures, especially when it concerns His coming:
Mr. Rosenberg goes on to explain another enigma during this time - the aspect of so many pastors who are not teaching biblical prophecy. Below are just the headlines for his detailed view of this topic:
First, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of belief in the power of God’s Word.Second, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of knowledge of — and sound training in — Bible prophecy.Third, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a fear of being lumped in with “prophecy nuts” and those who peddle sensationalism.Fourth, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of understanding of the times in which we live and the increasingly close return of Christ.
Ignore prophecy at your own peril. To elaborate on the above, if you want to see how Jesus views prophecy and those who ignore prophecy, I suggest a detailed study of the scriptures below:
These passages represent just a few scriptures where Jesus reveals the importance of biblical prophecy. He clearly expects us to have enough interest in His coming to read about and understand the signs of His coming. He also expects us to be watching and waiting.
Perhaps the apostle Paul put it best:
"Now there is in store for me the crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." (2 Timothy 4:6)
Are you longing for His appearing?
Maranatha! He is coming!