The word “prophecy” conjures up images of charismatic charlatans flanked by naive and unsuspecting followers, with wild predictions of impending doom and exclusive salvation. There are numerous examples of phony prophets over the centuries that have predicted all kinds of things and led their followers to their destruction. However, the existence of a duplicate does not nullify the veracity of the original, just like a truant school teacher does not negate the profession of teaching at schools.
The topic of Biblical prophecy is both intimidating and intriguing as we see the incredible accuracy of past prophecies (and their fulfillment) and the specificity of future events that gives one both hope and trepidation.
I have divided the study of biblical prophecies into the following sections:
A. Introduction – prolegomena, including basic principles of interpreting prophetical scripture.
B. Jesus – prophecies made and incredibly fulfilled by Jesus.
C. Future Prophecies (End-Time)– those that are mentioned in the Bible but are not yet fulfilled. These are prophecies of the end of earthly time.
D. Present Prophecies – those that are currently being fulfilled.
E. Past Prophecies – those that have been fulfilled already
Here is an suggested outline of Biblical Prophecy.
End Time Prophecy
A. The Seal Judgments
B. The Trumpet Judgments
A. The Seven Thunders
B. The Two Witnesses
C. The Woman and the Dragon
D. Satanic Trinity and 666
A. The Bowl Judgments
B. Judgment of Apostate Religion
C. Judgment of Great Babylon
II. The World
2. Edom and its capital city, Petra.
1. Josiah, king of Judah
2. Cyrus, king of Persia
3. Alexander the Great, Greek King
4. John the Baptist, forerunner of Jesus