I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
To understand the past and the future as God reveals in His Word, it is very important to interpret Biblical prophecy accurately. The fact that about 30% of the entire Bible is devoted to prophecy, shows us why it is so important to diligently and carefully study it. The Bible is the only book in the world that foretells future events with 100% accuracy. By foretelling major events in world history, centuries and even thousands of years before they happen, the God of the Bible proves that He is the only true God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all mankind. He proves by prophecy that He is Lord of world history and that the Bible is His trustworthy Word which He gave to us to explain His purposes and salvation to every person who is willing to listen and believe.
Origen Adamantius, Augustine of Hippo, John Calvin and Martin Luther have greatly impaired a correct understanding of biblical prophecy by allegorizing some of the most important ones. The most dreadful antagonist of biblical prophecy is Replacement Theology that says God has set the nation of Israel permanently aside as his chosen people and instead has chosen the church (the elect). God allegedly transferred all the promises He originally made to Israel to the church, including the one concerning the land of Israel.