Those who do not understand the symbolism of the prophets always tend toward superstition. Any earthquake, droughts, eclipse, comet, or meteor shower is sighted as proof of the “End Times”. Such preachers are an embarrassment as they use the Bible the same way some spiritualists uses Tarot cards. This is a clear demonstration that the way the prophets use these terms are understood by few or at least few in the pulpits.
Every bad thing is attributed to the devil, demons, or fallen angels. Nothing is said of the stupidity of living in a flood plain, or earthquake zone. How many time have we heard some ignorant so called Christian use a superstitious incantation such as “in Jesus name”.
But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I’m aquatinted with; but who are you?” Acts 19:15
We cannot forget those of the Roman and Orthodox faith that hold to magic effects of idols and icons, relics, apparitions and holy water, etc. These are the witches we are not supposed to permit to live, not fantasy books like The Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter. At least we shouldn’t be listen to these spiritualists.
The Bible is not a Tarot card it cannot be used to prognosticate. It is a love letter to you from God. It takes careful study and examination to even begin to understand its subtle whispers of that love.
The Bible is its Own Best Commentary.
To understand what a word of phrase means in prophecy all one needs to do is look at fulfilled prophecy that use the same words or phrases.
See Also: Symbols in the Bible