When the frustrations of being in the world but not of the world start to build up for believers, we need to remember God’s sure Word. Revelation 19:10 declares that the “testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This sure word of prophecy is confirmed in 2 Peter 1:19.
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The day that dawns is the Day of the Lord. The morning star is Jesus Christ. The light that shines in a dark place? Well, that is us.
Notice that a specific trait of this light is that we recognize no prophecy in Scripture can be interpreted based on our own ideas or views. It must be interpreted based on what God has already recorded in His Word. That is, the Bible interpreting the Bible and the biblical truths or doctrines being established by two or more passages.
A key Scripture for Levelers is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. Take a moment now to read this pivotal passage. We’ll consult it often in our explorations. It just so happens to have the same “color” as the passage above—both picture the Day of the Lord and both highlight the Light of the World.