There is only one authority on which Bible prophecy is established and that is the authority of God, “I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
All Bible prophecy comes to us from God the Father, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;” (Hebrews 1:1-2). He is the only authority and source from which prophecy Bible comes.
In Old Testament times all prophecy came to us from the Father via the Word of God who inspired the prophets with the words to utter, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1). It was the Word who gave Isaiah a prophecy to utter about Judah and Jerusalem, “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem…” (Isaiah 2:1). Later the Word became Jesus Christ “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). Since then all prophecy from the Father has come through His Son Jesus Christ. That means that all Bible prophecy from God the Father has come to us through Jesus Christ who was also the Word.
Christ confirmed that he bore testimony of the Father’s words, “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them” (John 17:8). This included the prophecies that Christ revealed to the Apostle John to be recorded, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” (Revelation1:1-2).
And we have been warned not to add to, or take away from Christ’s testimony, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19). Anyone in who adds to, or takes away from, Christ’s testimony is a false prophet.
It is not for us to prophesy - we can only interpret what has already been prophesied through Jesus Christ. There is no private interpretation, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” (II Peter 1:20). If we want to understand prophecy as God intended then we should not rely on any man’s private interpretation.
On this site we have endeavoured to interpret God's prophecies as He intended by using the Bilbe to interprt, not using our own interprtation:
Children of the Promises Did God fulfil His promises to ancient Israel? Where are the tribes of Israel and what is their relevance (if any) to prophecy today? What is the true meaning of the 'Ezekiel warning' and what was 'Jeremiah's commission'? Who, and what, is to be restored? Who are the Children of the Promises? You may be surprised by the answers to these questions! [This study paper is over 70 pages long].
Ezekiel's Message Was Ezekiel's message a warning for the House of Israel in his time, or is it an end-time message for the descendents of ancient Israel? What does your Bible say?
Jeremiah Prophet for Today Over two and a half thousand years ago Jeremiah prophesied that Babylon would fall and it became a deserted wilderness. But the book of Revelation says that Babylon will fall at the end of this age. So who, or what, is this latter day Babylon? And how will its fall affect you?
Laying the Foundation Discover what is revealed in the visions, prophecies and pronouncements of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. What has the laying of the foundation of an ancient building to do with your future? [This study paper is over 45 pages long].
Chief Cornerstone Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem as prophesied to be pronounced king and he brought salvation to the world as promised. He is returning at the end of this age to rule this world and redeem mankind under a new and better covenant. What has become of the old covenant? Who will be his bride?
Building on the Foundation Many believe that the third temple will be built in Jerusalem before the Messiah appears at the end of this age. During his famous 'Sermon on the Mount' Jesus Christ indicated what the new temple will be like. It may not be what many expect. Find out how it will affect you!