Understanding Bible Prophecy Not An Easy Task

Some that write me do not understand the Bible (the whole of it) is a revelation of God and not of anyone man or woman's imagination. The Apostle Peter told us this:

2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV 

20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

The reason I have not posted the next article on Daniel is that in my continuous study of the Scriptures, I have encountered road blocks which over 45 years of reading and studying the Word of God, I have learned that means to restudy and reexamine Sola Scriptura. The same is true when I was about to post articles on Gog and Magog. The Holy Spirit cautioned me to study before I acted. 

I must tell you the Holy Spirit will never treat the Word of God lightly because He is the Spirit of Truth. Jesus said the Word of God is the truth. 

Revelation of the Word of God does not come easily or by mental exercise, but by the working of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual revelation is when the Holy Spirit imparts the understanding of the Word of God to a serious seeking believer in the realm of the reborn spirit of God. As a result, there are few that have a revelation of the Scriptures. It is easy to read the letter of the Word and understand its historical applications, but the spiritual understanding is totally different and opposite.  

The Lord knows how much importance I place on the Word of God and that is why I believe He has given me an understanding that many do not possess. I know it sounds egotistical, but I am not bound by human creed or ecclesiastical position.  I do not care if I am ever known or popular in theological or Church situations. 

I just want to know the meaning of the Word of God particularly as it relates to end-time events and I do not want my reader audience to be deceived by incomplete revelation or no revelation of the material before us.  That is why sometimes I may delay a series of biblical teaching. 

It is often difficult to overcome years of theological programming of a certain belief, which may be popular but totally wrong! That was my situation concerning pretribulationism. From early on in my Christian life the pretrib doctrine was thrust upon me as rightly dividing the Word of Truth when in fact it was a lie. 

Daniel 9 does not support a pretrib rapture, but nullifies it!  It does teach both a fulfillment in the first century AD and a gap of 3 1/2 years to be completed in the last of days.  

I will explain this soon!