The Prophets of old foretold a time in their future when the salvation, age of glory, and the New Zion temple would come. Abraham sojourned in the land of promise because he looked for a city in his future, i.e. afar off, whose builder and maker was God. They saw their message being fulfilled in the last days. The Apostles and prophets in the time of Christ in the first century, understood they were the initial recipients of those prophecies. Peter wrote the Prophets wrote, not to themselves but specifically of the generation in which he presently lived. These and more concepts are explained in the lesson.