Hebrews 1:1 AMP “IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth]
and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets.”
Isaiah 28:10-13 AMP “For it is [His prophets repeating over and over]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little. (11) but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. (12) To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing--yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. (13) Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them [merely monotonous repeatings of]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little--that they may go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.”
2Peter 1:19-21 AMP “And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. (20) [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). (21) For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so--it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled)* by the Holy Spirit.”
[*Impelled – to drive; constrain to action; propel, cause to move forward]
In this teaching, Dr. Don G. Pickney takes us on a journey into biblical interpretation, with a basic definition of how to understand “prophetic context.” This is a vital tool when exploring biblical prophecy.
Pastor Don takes us to Isaiah’s prophecy of the birth of Jesus, as an example to show how that, in the middle of a local prophecy concerning King Ahaz and what was to occur in his kingdom, there is a sudden departure from the context. In a place where it obviously didn’t fit the setting of Isaiah’s Chapters 7 through 9 message, we suddenly find these three verses hidden within Isaiah’s message concerning King Ahaz:
Isaiah 7:14 KJV “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:2 AMP “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined. [Isa. 42:6; Matt. 4:15, 16.]”
Isaiah 9:6-7 AMP “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa. 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt. 28:18; Luke 2:11.] (7) Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. [Dan. 2:44; I Cor. 15:25-28; Heb. 1:8.]”
He shows how these three scripture references were “prophetically inserted” into Isaiah’s message. He explains, “Old Testament prophecies concerning things to be fulfilled during the ‘Church age,’ were woven by the Prophets into their writings using the principle of our lead opening scripture text:
Hebrews 1:1 AMP “IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets.”
While these scriptures are out of context of their immediate setting, placed together, they complete a puzzle of information, and using the power of words, they create the future plans and purposes of God as demonstrated in Isaiah’s scriptures concerning the coming Messiah.”
Using this same technique, this teaching takes us into the current assignment of piecing together the Old Testament prophecies to arrive at a full picture of the manifestation of the Day of Jehovah Tsaba (Lord of hosts) during which God’s prophetic plan and purpose is to take the wealth of the world and bring it to the body of Christ. He will use the abundance of the world’s glory, in the hands of the righteous, to provide for a great world-wide revival of the gospel to every village and hamlet, to every nation and city throughout the earth.
Get ready to receive revelation and greater understanding of this vital subject in the video and audio links below.