5 They do not know nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
There was a time when I used to read prophecy literally. I still believed it, but it caused problems for me. I could not understand how I could rationalize my faith in Scripture and prophecy with what I know about the universe and how it works. Consequently, I had a difficult time defending God’s Word against the attack of skeptics and scoffers. But that was before I truly surrendered to the Lord and sought His will and His understanding. Since then, I have come to understand that much of prophecy is symbolic. The pictures it paints are meant to convey Spiritual messages. Now, this does not mean there are not manifestations of these prophecies in the material world, because there are. But the true meaning is usually in the symbol or Spiritual picture the prophet was painting rather than the meaning of the literal translations. Sadly, a veil of blindness has fallen over the world. It manifests itself in the form of ‘science,’ or ‘technology,’ but the effect is the same. It has blinded man to the fact that God’s moral laws are as much a part of Natural Law as the laws we accept (i.e. physics). Man has exalted himself to the throne of God, and God is using it to fulfill prophecy before our very eyes. The foundations of the earth are being shaken and we do not see or understand. Continue reading