After a lifetime studying and proclaiming Biblical prophecy it is now apparent that, in this turbulent and unstable world, prophecy is along with the Savior who it points to, the only immovable rock known to man, past, present or future.
One of the keys to understanding prophecy is the knowledge that it is telling the will and counsel of God including past, present and future. The idea that it is a smattering of future projections like Arthur C. Clarke or Aldous Huxley might conger or the rambling of some syndicated astrological columnist and prognosticator is totally erroneous and wholly absurd.
Prophecy is so accurate that even evil men used it to try to fulfill their plan to commit murder. When Herod wanted to know where the Savior was to be born he resorted to those who knew prophecy and when it was determined that he would be born in Bethlehem he did his worst to try to kill the child. (Mt 2: 1f) He didn’t argue with the prophecy, he knew better. It is a lesson the modern world would do well to learn.