A lot of Christians seem to have a very clear idea about end time events and prophecy, almost as if its been presented in an easy-to-understand sequence. Christians are rather confident with regard to the sequence of end time events. Their understanding of end time events is derived by putting together various pieces of the scripture from various books, mainly Revelations, Daniel, Ezekiel etc.

However, we see prophets / apostle were sometimes instructed not to write down or “seal up” a revealed vision


And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.
-Revelations 10:4

“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”
-Daniel 8:26

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
-Daniel 12:4

I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
-Daniel 12:8-9

Clearly, the data we have on future events is incomplete.

This has a rather profound impact on as to how we evaluate biblical prophecies. Given how some very important prophetic information was “sealed up” and not written down for us to know, can we honestly say we have a full understanding about prophetic events? And when those events that were not written down takes place, how would we know?

If we suddenly got to know that which was not written down / sealed up, how would it affect our understanding of the end time events? Could it change the way we see and understand biblical eschatology? Possibly. All I can say is our knowledge about future events is incomplete, and there would be plenty of surprises coming our way. It might be something that’s right there in front of our eyes or it could be something new that would change the way we look at the subject… in other words, there would be a “twist” at the ending.

Just something to ponder about.

 

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