Friday, May 20, 2005

Seeing visions more clearly

Jeff McCrory, in his ongoing series on Daniel, gives some concise, practical advice on understanding biblical visions:

There are two rules for reading and interpreting visions:

1. Rule number one is that visions are about now and not later. Visions use the future to impact the present; they are preferred and secured futures that change the way we behave now.

2. Rule number two is that visions are about the reign of God and not about political and personal trivia. Visions aren’t personal Ouija boards or fortune cookies, given to tell us our career path and which person we are going to marry. They tell us how God is to reign openly in the future and does reign in an ambiguous present.

Good stuff.


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