2 PETER 1:19-21 / BLOG

“Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:19-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When the event of when the voice of God from heaven declared that Jesus is his Son happened it proved the reality of that event confirms the Old Testament prophecies. These prophecies give us encouragement, lead us and educate us, but these lamps will no longer be needed when the day of Jesus’s return. Peter’s ideas of the prophets being moved by the spirit is profound, but to think about it as God’s literal word is incredible. These are God’s thoughts. From Peter he was walking in full confidence in Christ and the prophecies that were to be fulfilled. These prophecies were not insights by the prophets, but they spoke God’s words as they were carried along by the spirit. We must not worry or doubt these prophecies for God always accomplishes what he has set to do. Peter has been speaking of invented myths and stories, saying his claims are neither of these. Peter emphasizes the fact that the power of prophecy does not come from human interpretation of events, but from God as said. These are products of inspiration by God. They were from God’s mind and not mere men and they aren’t meant to deceive us, but to encourage.

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