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In many cultures, people believe certain individuals possess the ability to predict the future. However, God strongly forbids His people from omen interpretation and fortune telling (Leviticus 19:26). For the sake of knowing the future, some folks even consult the dead, which is a practice forbidden in the Old Testament Bible (Deuteronomy 18:10–11). There is a strong reason for God to prohibit people from predicting the future because it belongs to Him. E. M. Bounds, American pastor, says it well: “We must trust God today, and leave the morrow entirely with Him. The present is ours; the future belongs to God.”
As the future belongs to God, it’s futile for us to predict future events. On the other hand, God takes the initiative to reveal the future to us, and He does so for our benefit. In the Bible, God has already revealed future plans and events to us, so that we can make wise choices today. The Book of Revelation speaks of many future events that will definitely happen in the end times. According to the biblical usage of the terminology of “end times”, the first coming of Jesus Christ has inaugurated the last days. However, Revelation vividly discloses the final stage of the end times on an extensive scale.
End Times Alphabet is 26 articles about the Book of Revelation. In alphabetical acrostic format, I would like to share with you my insights that I have gleaned from this marvelous book.