Prophetic Interpretation Essay

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Prophetic interpretation is based on heaven-sent dreams and visions rather than a “the word of the LORD.” This means that the message is in the imagery portrayed with an angel often telling the prophet what the symbol represents. We are presented with vision, dreams and times that will take place in the end, they will bring a better understanding to hearts of the listeners , this ministry helps us to better understand the prophecies of Jesus just like some of his parables, “they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding, Jesus said.”(Mark 4:12). “In some significant ways, their work is similar to parables, and the same precautions are to be taken in interpreting them.” (White 1957, 714). Apocalyptic is cosmic in scope. It contains contrasts such as heaven and the abyss, Christ and Satan, good and demonic angels, the wicked and righteous viewed corporately. Suffering of the righteous and their judgment and vindication as against the seeming triumph of the wicked before their judgment and destruction. There are four different system of prophetic interpretation these include: preterism, futurism, idealism and historicism;…show more content…
Most if not all futurists see the images of antichrist as the papacy to allude to a future antichrist. “The rise of the futurist system coincided with the Reformation emphasis on historical interpretation of the prophecies. This is the view that most Protestants today embrace including the Seventh-day Adventist church. Francisco Ribera is the main voice behind the futurist view of prophecy.”(Ford 1978, pg. 66). Thus, “Futurism is a Christian eschatological view that interprets portions of the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.”(Hays, Duvall, Pate 2007,

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