Law of Prophetic Perspective

Law of prophetic perspective – viewing events and speaking of them in the same passages without a definite explanation of a distinction between them as to time.

It is like seeing the mountain peaks in one view, without seeing the valleys between them.

For example, Isaiah 61:1-2 pictures the 1st and 2nd Advents of Christ in the same passage with only a comma dividing the statements of one from the other.

From a casual reading it would seem that the recorded happenings would take place, one right after the other; but we know that such is not the case for there have been nearly 2,000 years already between the preaching of the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance.

Turning to Luke 4:18-19, we see that Christ read this passage from Isaiah up to a certain point – including the statement about the acceptable year of the Lord. At that place He declared, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” [Luke 4:21.]

Had He read the next part of the statement – ‘and the day of vengeance of our God’ – He could not have said the passage was fulfilled that day.

This law must be recognized in many prophetic passages, as in Dan. 2:39-45; Dan. 7:3-28; Dan. 8:3-25; Dan. 9:24-27; Dan. 11:2-45; Rev. 1:19; Rev. 4:1, and others.
– Dake A.R.B. : Index page 67: Law.

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