We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:2 Peter 1:19(KJV)
We live in a dark world. Despite the advances that man has made in areas such as medicine and technology, nonetheless the world is a dark place where evil rules. But the Christian is called to live by faith in the Word of God and not by sight. We are to live by faith in His WORD and not because of our feelings, experiences, or emotions that may be induced by the world around us.
The Word of God not only tells us of our salvation by grace through faith in Christ as Saviour, but the Bible tells us the end from the beginning. It tells us that our faith is built on the witness of the apostles and prophets of God. And it tells us that our trust in God is built on a more sure word of prophecy which is recorded in God's holy Word. And we do well to take heed unto the written Word of God, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, for we read: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Peter saw the transfigured Lord on the holy mount with his own two eyes, but we are to live by faith in the Word of God and the more sure word of prophecy that God gave to us through holy men of God. For long ago, God spoke many times and in many ways to us through the apostles and prophets. And we who trust in Christ as Saviour should heed the truth of God's Word in our hearts, by faith with thanksgiving, until the day when Christ returns for us in the clouds, to take us to be with Himself forever.
Let us treasure the Word of God and keep its truth ever before us so that we may recognise the prophetic times in which we live. For we are not children of this dark world but children of the light. We have the prophetic word, written by the apostles and prophets of old confirmed in the written Word of God which we do well to heed in our hearts, knowing that the day of Christ's Second Coming is close, when Christ, the Morning Star, will set up His coming kingdom.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the more sure Word of prophecy. Thank You for telling us what would happen before it happens, so we would believe. Thank You that Your Word is a light to my path, shining light in the dark places of this life. May I stand firm of Your Word of truth until that day dawns when Jesus comes to take us to be with Him forever. In Jesus' name, AMEN.