Written by Donald Perkins
This year Evangelist Perkins will be traveling more than ever before to local churches and Bible Prophecy conferences preaching and teaching Bible Prophecy.
However, today there are many churches that never hear the teaching of Bible Prophecy. Because of this tragedy many people in the church are “prophetically illiterate”.
I remember hearing frequently as a child that, “If you study the Book of Revelation, it will run you crazy, or you will lose your mind”. Sadly, this type of thinking is still prevalent today.
There are many Pastors around the country, who do not understand the value of Bible Prophecy. They don’t understand how it will help to strengthen their congregation. I believe that as Pastors allow Bible Prophecy to be taught in their church, they will experience a new stability developing in their flocks. About one third of the Bible is Prophetic in nature, and the Scripture commands us to study all of the Word of God. So if we are commanded to study all the Word of God, we will of an assurance run into Prophetic Scriptures.
( 2 Timothy 2:15) “Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
Each book from Genesis to Revelation is so full of Prophetic teaching that you cannot miss it in the Scriptures. I think many people today have a fear of the unknown, and because of that it fear it keep's them out of the Prophetic Scriptures. Having understanding of the future will give us a more clear picture for the last days and will better prepare us to serve mankind. Today I have a healthy and balance life because I understand what God is doing and going to do in the future, base on the authority of His Word.
I encourage Pastors all over the country to teach Bible Prophecy themselves or to allow Bible Prophecy teachers to bring this rich message to their churches. This will provide a more complete diet of the Word of God for their congregations. The Apostle Paul stated that "...he did not shunned to give all the counsel of God". I believe we do our congregations a disservice by not giving them all of the Word of God.
Acts 20:27, "For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God."
Acts 20:28, "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."
Remember this, God closed His inspired Word to us with a magnificent Prophetic book, “The Book of Revelation”. Since we know God never does anything without a purpose, we must conclude that this book is undeniably important to His global plan.