Proclaiming the will of God.
God chose and anointed them to proclaim His will. The prophets declared the future by describing God’s reasons for coming judgements. Apostle John explained the singular reason why a human would be condemned. “…. he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18 NASB) God’s will, for those who believed Him, was proclaimed through promised blessings.
One’s vision of the future is granted by the Spirit who leads us through the Holy Scriptures. From Genesis to Revelation God’s will is declared. Like pieces of a puzzle they eventually come together revealing what is to come. All those born again are able to see the necessary pieces, the shed blood of Jesus, and faith in His name which leads to eternal life. Some are captivated by the story’s majesty and are drawn to read, and understand more of God’s promised will toward humankind.
One rule for knowing the future.
This is my feeble attempt to entice others to start at the beginning. Obviously Genesis, and search for God’s promises. There is only one rule to seeing the future, One must believe that God keeps His promises. No matter how imposable the promise might seem (and there are many that are beyond our comprehension) the promise will be fulfilled. Regardless of time that has passed, or to whom the promise was given, one must believe God’s word is His will. “Thy will be done.” And keep this in mind. If God broke His promise to the house of Israel or to the house of Judah, why would He keep His promise to you?
“Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord,
‘When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch;
And He will reign as king and act wisely
And do justice and righteousness in the land.
“In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell securely;
And this is His name by which He will be called,
‘The Lord our righteousness.'” (Jeremiah 23:5-6 NASB)