Know the Future – 8th Edition

The 8th edition of Know the Future, timeless information up to date for 2017! This page will tell you what’s new and different than previous versions you may have.

Prior to the 8th printing of Know the Future, I went through the entire book page by page with a critical eye. I wanted to find and rewrite unclear parts, remove unneeded or redundant parts and incorporate new insights acquired since the last printing. Sometimes this meant removing and adding entire chapters. I also wanted to focus on providing more charts to illustrate complex points better. This took me a few months.

When I was done, I asked readers on my forum to read the new draft and give me feedback (just as I had done with the 7th edition). The response was overwhelming. I received so much helpful feedback that I was busy for a few more months fixing typos and implementing the suggestions.

The entire process was long and painstaking to go through, but I'm very glad I took the time because it came out better than I imagined. The 8th edition feels very complete and is easier to understand. I'm very pleased with it and I'm sure readers of past editions will be as well.

In fact, if you have been thinking of rereading Know the Future, there's no better way and time now that the 8th edition is out.

8th Edition Features:

  • Three new chapters (Why Study Prophecy?, Common Concerns, The Two Gog-Magog Wars)
  • New Glossary in the front...for a quick starting concept of the common prophecy terms used throughout the book
  • A dozen new charts to illustrate aspects of the timeline such as the Sabbath years
  • New Revelation Roadmap chart inside the front cover (This one I'm really excited about as it sums up all the major or key events in order with verses and complete with footnotes to tell what page to turn to for more.)
  • ...Plus improvements or rewrites on every page

Example: New Full Page Roadmap Chart

This is the new full page chart found inside the front cover of the book. It depicts the Revelation Roadmap.

Notice that at the bottom of the chart there are footnotes with page numbers for each section of the chart. They allow you to quickly get to the section of the book explaining that part of the chart. (In the ebook version, you can simply click on the page numbers to jump there!)

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P - August 1, 2020

Please pray for me.

    Silke - August 1, 2020

    Dear P,
    Please, let us know how we can pray for you. What exactly do you need? ?

Kim Spicer - July 22, 2018

Hallo Tim,

Although I haven’t been in touch for a long, I do continue to read your very interesting emails. It takes me some time to think through it all and, like a lot of your readers, I’m still muddled about a lot. However, time and the Lord will make all things clear!

Anyway, I (sadly) haven’t read the Breakthrough book (funds, or lack of them), so I’ve read through comments here. From these, I gather that you say the US is Babylon. Many years ago when I was a child I was blessed to be brought up at Guildford Baptist Church, where David Pawson gave very good Bible teaching. I remember then that he said Babylon was a system of government based on capitalism. He referred to Bible verses such as:

The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality (Rev 17:4-5; Rev 18:10-19).

From this it seems very clear that capitalism in terms of greed of wealth ‘and all the vain things that charm (me) most’ is represented by Babylon. And from this it’s certainly possible that the US is the world’s representative of a capitalist society.

Interestingly (although this is a bit of a swerve) in the UK, it’s been the ‘Remoaners’ (for that read those who voted to stay in the EU) who cite as their main, and usually their only, reason for remaining is trade and the dreadful, horrific catastrophe (according the them) that will befall the UK when we do finally leave the EU. Whenever Brexit is discussed, it’s always in terms of economics and trade. This has been very revealing of where many people’s concerns lie – not with sovereignty, but with maximising wealth.

Another comment regarding Babylon being capitalism…just watching a programme about how high end fashion labels such as Burberry are burning excess clothing they have produced rather than sell it at a discount. Trade will maximise it’s profits at any price (!), even it to do that it has to destroy excess stock.

    Tim McHyde - July 24, 2018

    Hi Kim, yes indeed teachers make very persuasive cases for the identity of Babylon the Great like your example of capitalism. They all seem to fit but require you to neglect most of the applicable verses on the subject or allegorize some. Only one answer fits the subject on all 60+ Scriptural points without allegorizing anything. For example, you cannot burn a concept like capitalism with fire nor does it have a deep sea water port or have a mother country, all things America fits.

    Zachary Miller - July 25, 2018

    I think it’s important to note that “capitalism” is merely the VOLUNTARY association between human beings. Under this naturalistic view one is “free” to interact OR not interact with others. Freedom isn’t the problem–it’s selfish/evil choices/behaviors that are. As a comparison “socialism” (and all of its variants of authoritarianism) is INVOLUNTARY in nature and requires “violent force” to persuade humans to comply. The question you need to be asking is “what do you see more in this world”? Hint: it isn’t capitalism.

    I would also argue that “keeping God’s commands” (and the relationship, etc..) is entirely VOLUNTARY as well–just like the original choice in the garden was VOLUNTARY too. So can voluntary interactions be associated with Mystery Babylon? I don’t see how it could even if we ignore the points Tim mentioned.

RC - June 3, 2018

Do you think the antichrist will use the name Jesus when he appears isn’t that why the Romans / Constantine / Greeks Made the name? didn’t the J come in to existence in the 16th century ? What is the real name the only name in which one can be saved. If you know & whats is our Fathers name that they have removed so many times from the Scriptures? Can you tell us Please?

We need to know! Isn’t it? !!! Yahuwah, Yahushua

    Tim McHyde - June 4, 2018

    RC, God’s name according to thousands of manuscripts is Yehovah, not the Hebroid “Yahuwah.” The son’s name according to the manuscripts is beyond any doubt Yeshua, not the Hebroid “Yahushua”

To ny - April 29, 2018

Wow! I just finished taking a deep breadth after reading some of your teachings. This is a very unique calling God’s given you. The thoroughness of the teaching and the application to current affairs is not like anything I’ve seen. May He preserve you. Thank you very much for sacrificing your time and effort. I will buy my copy of the book tomorrow when I return home.

Johnny - April 15, 2017

Let the dead bury the dead,however we see darkness to bring the light and bring eternal life by our faith and our works and our Father in heaven will take car the rest.Lets Bring eternal life in to every situation. Shalom In Jesus Name GOD Bless.

Doug Allitt - February 17, 2017

Hi Tim,

Surely if Israel nuked her neighbours Israel itself would become uninhabitable from the associated fallout? In a nuclear war both sides lose.



    Tim McHyde - February 18, 2017

    Doug, by that logic, Israel never would have developed a nuclear program at all given how her main enemies lay on every border. But in truth it’s not a problem as most of their enemies are not upwind. The westerly winds at Israel’s latitude mean they only have to pay to not nuking due west. This means not nuking the Mediterranean Sea or the Sinai Peninsula which is probably not likely =). Even then, if do air-bursts (detonate high above the target) and limit the fallout greatly. It’s the ground bursts that send so much radioactive debris into the air that there are longer-lasting effects.

      Brian Sutton - May 20, 2017

      We have been told that one third of the Jews in Israel will die in a war, at present that would be nearly 4 million and the rest will flee to the mountains around Israel.
      Also, long time Bible teacher Hilton Sutton ,in his 8 DVDs on The Book of Revelation, says that the anti Christ will only rule a third of the Earths population & only one third will be affected by his rule.
      So I am asking why only one third of the Jews in Israel will die ?

        Tim McHyde - May 20, 2017

        Brian, there is no verse saying 1/3 of Jews will die. Zechariah 13:8 says 2/3 of the whole earth will die in God’s wrath.

        Hilton Sutton’s idea makes no sense in light of so many passages like Rev 13:7-8, 12, 16 saying he causes everyone to take the mark and Rev 9=Joel 2 talking about the locusts going to every nook and cranny on earth to root out every person (so they can be marked). Also God’s wrath in Rev 16 is over the whole earth, not one third.

Francis Connolly - February 11, 2017

I do not know what website means and have been trying to get the 6 books and put 10 a month on my credit card and pay pal has not really responded and acted like I had an account with them and then said nope– not act. with us. I do not have an act. with them but with Visa thru my bank. do you have an answer for how I can do this and by pass Pay pal.

Glen - January 14, 2017

Thank you for your work. I have read commentary that the harlot and daughters in Revelation are the Catholic and Protestant churches that have gotten so far away from the original teachings and practices of the original biblical teachings that they deceive present day believers. Any info sincerely appreciated. -glen

Merle Hester - January 7, 2017

I hate to say this, but the more I read, and seek out the truth, the more confused I become. As I told you before, I am a firm believer that the church will be here during at least the first half of the 7 yr trib. Well as of now there is maybe 3 of my church family that questions if we might have to go through it. The whole church world is planning on Jesus loving us so much we will not have to go through any of it…..I have no doubts…..on that……..One more thing I have read tonight from your writings is America is Mystery Babylon…….or that is what I got from what I was reading…….I do believe we are the babylon the whore and the symbol to prove that is the woman with the bowl in her hand, which is the Statue of Liberty…….I am firm on Damascus being destroyed at the beginning of our troubles.. Also, I have always believed Russia would be the one to attack America and destroy it as Russia is north of Israel and Jeresulem…..Also the church world that I am a member in believes we are all going to a mansion in the heavens to live forever…….Ok from what I get, yes we will escape the end battle with Jesus but I am a believer that we true Christians after all the destruction, etc and Jesus takes over his reign we will have a new heaven and a new earth……My belief is that we will live with Jesus on this new earth….Am I wrong in that…….I have not studied prophecy like you have but I have sought God for wisdom and knowledge. I believe America and Great Britian was the two great lands of milk and honey God promised to Abrahams ancestors and these two was passed down to Josepth two sons, Manessa and Epherium………am I wrong there also……I love receiving all your msg but some of it is so deep I can’t get it when I am going against all my friends believe. Just help me see if I am somewhat right in my heading here……Thank you and God bless you and your wife in helping us that is truly seekiing God for the honest answers . Merle

    Tim McHyde - January 7, 2017


    What you’re reporting is common and I hear it from readers a lot. The more they learn from people like me, the more they find out things they’ve been taught is wrong and also conflicting information. It’s enough to make your head spin if not give up in frustration. I can only tell you if you keep at it it does start to make sense and get easier. I can also share this promise about truth seeking from Jesus:

    Mt 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh. findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

    I can tell you that’s 100% true if you keep going in faith.

    I agree with everything else you said and am impressed at how far you’ve gotten in your truth seeking. Yes even America being Ephraim and the UK being Manasseh, the two who the huge material birthright promise of Joseph went to. God intended this so there would be a force for good in the world to oppose evil for a time and also allow the Bible truth to get out like no other country does in the end time.

    I apologize some of my information is over your head for now, but again, this will change if you keep at it. Don’t hesitate to ask me when things are unclear. I have the time still, although this will change in coming years. Take advantage of me now.


      Anthony Ianosel - February 16, 2019

      Hi Tim,

      I thought to make a suggestion here, namely to encourage your subscribers to get a William Tyndale translation of the New Testament. The reasons are so many, but I will list a few.

      Some decades ago, a 35-40 years old RO. translator who worked hard to translate in RO the New and Old Test., got duped by British Bible Society (BBS) to “turn over” his work to them, and they encouraged him to move to Switzerland–where he died there w/o RO citizenship. The story is ugly and you can read it at wikipedia. The translator’s name is Dumitru Cornilescu:

      After his death, they (BBS) slapped his work with a solid copyright! Incredible travesty! A Christian nation does not have its own translator’s work free of BBS copy right! In studying this legal matter, I further noted with some righteous indignation that in the King James Version (KJV) there are 112 words from the Testus Receptus (Greek New Test) bearing on the word “ekklesia” that were “supplanted” (totally replaced) with another word (“kurion”) which translates “church” in English and “biserica” in its RO equivalent! I counted and studied each of these 112 words, and my indignation grew even more! Why? Because in Matthew 16:18, Jesus’ own words are not represented correctly by the British translators of KJV and neither RO translator!

      Now, I know, why Jesus at His coming is very indignant and the righteous barely could stand before Him (see, Luke 23:30-42); Rev. ^;16); and Rev. Ch. 16. I have no doubt, that Jesus’ coming again is no occasion to “rejoice” for Christians or non-Christians! Yes, He has been demeaned, mocked, taken with derision, mistreated and disrespected for the past 2000 years, and His very Words of Life (John 6:63) trampled by translators and Christian leaders and non Christian leaders! I cannot imagine Jesus to be happy and well pleased with our decadent humanity of our modern era. And, finally, please look up in Matthew 16:18 and Acts 20:28…you’ll note there the Greek words “ekklesia” as well as in other 111 places in Textus Receptus. After that, you look these 112 words in Greek N/T, look them up IF you can find them translated correctly in the KJV (except Tyndale–he translated all of them correctly!)…No wonder Tyndale got the full wrath of King Henry the VIII, executing him and promptly turning him to ashes! So much for the honesty we can apprehend in the KJV translation “organized” and dictated by king James how to translate the Greek word “ekklesia” into English?

      By the way, your organization, Tim, fully qualify as “ekklesia” and complies with Jesus’ intent, namely that Jesus intended no “church” structures but instead men and women to grow to His mind stature…to think more and more like Him and act more and more like Him. Apostle Paul and Luke stated clearly that they had the “mind of Christ” (see, I Cor. 2:16). Your exceptional biblical teaching here qualifies as that of a global “ekklesia” membership–not “church” membership with governments stomping on the rights of people to freely assemble in the air, in public or in building structure without governmental interference and much impediment!

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