Even as a pastor, I never really felt I understand what no scripture being of private interpretation really meant. I heard it quoted often when individuals were making individual and private or personal interpretations in the day of HWA. I heard Gerald Waterhouse quote it and then proceed to give some of the wildest and most scatter brained private interpretations, all of which went south, in the history of religion.Again, at least realize that II Peter was written by those in the early church, not any Peter, but in his name, who were trying to put a lid on all the private prophetic nonsense of the day. However, ALL interpretation of prophecy is private opinion. Just as all reasoning is human reasoning even if you are told that your ideas are "just human reasoning." Just ask them what kind of reasoning they use and see how quiet it gets.The Apostle Paul had lots of private interpretations of the times in which he thought he and the Church lived. He fills his writings with them. He was proved wrong ultimately and died just like everyone before him. He was not alive and did not remain until the coming of Christ. He was not changed in any special way avoiding death. He was simply wrong about his own times and his role in it. Paul set many up for a fall and disappointment and Dave Pack is also if not careful. I am not seeing any hint of wise counsel being safer in Dave and don't expect to. I know what happens to those who beg to differ with him.The leap from "since prophecy is not of private interpretation to "But God does work through his chosen servants..." is mere apologetic. What he means is "I, however, know the interpretation and it is not private. It is from God." It's going to be up to you to think this is so or not. I think not but you knew that. But now we got that point out of the way and quickly focused on "and guess who that leader is," so we can continue.
We begin with basic instruction in Zechariah 8:9. God tells His people living at the end to “hear” the words of Haggai and Zechariah. Notice: “Thus says the lord of hosts; let your hands be strong, you that hear in these days [our time now] these words by the mouth of the prophets [Haggai and Zechariah], which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.”
"They recorded PROPHECIES—not history—which had no application for the ancient Jews of their time. Haggai speaks of a “remnant” returning to work in a spiritual temple, with Zechariah adding key details. We will see Mr. Armstrong understood this, and that he laid the foundation to understand Haggai’s prophecy today."
"The reader will see that the events described in these books clearly take place at the end of the age. (For instance, Jesus Christ’s Return is plainly described in oft-quoted verses near the end of Zechariah.) "