Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”
Genesis 3:15 is significant for three reasons: First, it is the first mention of the Gospel; secondly, it contains the first promise and thirdly, it is an example of the first Bible prophecy. On that last point I want to focus our attention today as we consider what I believe to be the top twelve verses, sections of scriptures or even Bible Books for studying Bible prophecy. I recognize that my listing here is more my own list, and should not be taken to be "The Official Top Twelve". Second, I recognize that more able Bible Students and Scholars than I may have a different list of candidates in their own "Top Twelve". Frankly, I welcome the interraction and always desire to learn and know how to communicate God's Word better. Then finally, with there being over 800 Bible prophecies in God's Word, there is no shortage of material when it comes to what God has to say about End Time events.
With that said, I will for sake of space simply list the top 12 passages with some minimal commentary. May this list enable the student of scripture to start their study in Bible prophecy. For convenience's sake I will list the passages in their order of appearance in the Bible (i.e their canonical order).
10. 1 Thessalonians 4-5. It is in these two chapters we come to understand the doctrines of Christ's catching away his church - or what is better known as the rapture of the church. Christ's second coming is spoken of extensively in these two chapters. Another chapter that can be read in concert with these two chapters is 2 Thessalonians 2.
12. The Book of Revelation. I put the whole book, since it is God's final word on prophetic themes. No study of Bible Prophecy is complete without seriously considering the interpretation and message of this Book.