In these devotions we are asking and answering the question: What’s a Christian to do in these days and times—these last days and perilous times. Having introduced these devotions yesterday, we will address in today’s devotion the importance of understanding prophecy in order for us to know what we ought to do.

At Time For Truth Ministries and New Hope Baptist Church, we emphasize the subject of prophecy in our preaching, teaching and writing. We do so because we feel it is critical to our understanding of the times in which we live, as well as to us knowing exactly what it is that we should be doing. In 1 Chronicles 12:32, we are told about “the children of Issachar” who “were men [who] had understanding of the times” and therefore knew what they “ought to do.” Like the children of Issachar, you and I must understand the times if we are to know what we ought to do.

In an effort to help others understand Bible prophecy, I’ve written a book entitled: The Rubik’s Cube of Bible Prophecy. This book lays a foundation to familiarize the reader with the fundamentals of Bible prophecy. The understanding of these fundamentals are essential to a proper understanding of Bible prophecy itself. The book asks and answers such important questions as:

  1. Why should we study Bible prophecy?
  2. How should we interpret Bible prophecy?
  3. How did we end up with so many convoluted and contradictory schools of thought?
  4. How should we define the prominent terms employed today in the study of this most pertinent topic?

You can purchase a copy of this book from our church office or at our church’s welcome center on Sundays.