Cracking the mysteries of Bible prophecy doesn’t depend on anyone’s meticulous calculations, rigorous examination of the Scriptures, or knowledge of ancient languages. There have been many crackpots over the years, claiming some special insight into the mysteries of the Scriptures. At best they have amounted to nothing, and at worse, they have launched Crusades and Inquisitions. It is not God’s fault. He has placed the key to fulfilling all the prophecies right in plain sight, where anyone can read it.
Yes, there are many exciting prophecies that wait for their fulfillment, including the restoration of the twelve tribes of Israel, the valley of dry bones rising to life, the return of the Messiah, the promise to Abraham that his descendants would dwell in an enemy-free land between the Euphrates and the River of Egypt, to name a few. It could be tempting to believe that it will all happen in a dramatic display of divine intervention in the otherwise bleak landscape of the today’s world.
Yet the fulfillment of all that is in the Law and the Prophets depends on a humble people who have the heart to lay hold of one special treasure and spend it lavishly it in two ways. It requires neither great learning nor wealth nor power — nothing that men call great. Yet no one has laid hold of it for long enough to achieve its full effect — the restoration of all things that have been in our Creator’s heart from the beginning.
Here is the key, the special treasure:
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40)
Yes, the only thing necessary to fulfill all prophecy is love. Not just any love, but love for God and your neighbor expressed with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This truth has been in billions of people’s hands for almost 2,000 years, yet the lack of this love on the earth has kept Yahshua, the Messiah, in heaven — nothing more, nothing less.