You are here:Home-Resources-Counsel of Chalcedon Magazine-1993 Issue 4-Postmillennialism: Wishful Thinking or Certain Hope? Part 2

Postmillennialism: Wishful Thinking or Certain Hope? Part 2

Let us turn now to our third foundation stone for the postmillennial hope: Prophecy.

God's prophetic word is power. It is not raw power, however. Neither is it brute force. Rather it is structured, sovereign might. It is guided by divinely ordained creational principle and covenantal promise. It will secure the end toward which it moves: "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" (Isa. 55: ll). Our's is a certain hope, not a mere wishful thought, for God says: "My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please" (Isa. 46:lOb).