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Why Study Eschatology?

By Elizabeth Prata

1. Why Study Prophecy (the prophetic scriptures)

It's a sanctifying hope. Keeping our eyes on the heavenlies keeps our hope in the future reward alive. Our citizenship isn't here on earth, it's in heaven. Hoping in faith for Jesus to come, each day, ('When you pray, pray...Thy Kingdom Come...' Matthew 6:10) keeps us inside a sanctifying hope. Our eyes lodged firmly on Jesus, we can better resist the flesh, which, in our sanctifying hope, we know will pass away

And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. (1 John 3:3)

2. What does it mean to keep our eyes on our future?

It means we always remember this earth is not our home. Once your mind is awakened to this concept that we are pilgrims, you will see the reference and types throughout scripture from the Old Testament to the New. The Bible alternately uses words like sojourner, exiles, foreigners, aliens, and strangers.

You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the h…

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