Updated: Aug 27, 2018
I used to think prophecy was as "clear as mud" as my neighbor so recently expressed herself to me. But about 20 years ago I listened to a speaker who taught me that prophecy can be simply understood from stories or passages in the Bible as they relate to Jesus. After all Revelation 19:10 tells us that "the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-19/
Just after Christ was risen he walked incognito down the road to Emmaus with two of his disciples who were grieving his death and pondering the purpose of His life and questioning the reality of his resurrection. Everything was "clear as mud" to them too. Jesus who wanted them to understand the purpose of His life, clarified their understanding. Luke writes the account this way.
13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Luke-Chapter-24/