If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what your future life would be like in ten years, heck, even next month, what would you do differently? If you knew when you were going to die, how would you choose to live until then?
This week we are somberly remembering the week before Easter, then celebrating Easter Sunday. Jesus’ last supper and night with his disciples, his betrayal and arrest, his mock trials and scourging, his being nailed to a cross and hanging for hours, then his final breath, all leading up to his resurrection, are the things that we as believers talk about, cry about, and sing about.
But you do realize that Jesus knew about ALL of this before it happened? He knew of his pending crucifixion and death. He even prayed about in the Garden the night of his arrest, that if at all possible – if there was any other way – that God the Father go a different route to save Man. Yet, Jesus accepted his purpose, his fate, the Father’s plan for all of humanity by his going through with this next and final chapter in this life. In spite of knowing the agony and extreme torture, he continued to serve and teach his disciples, accept and love all who He encountered, including those that: betrayed him (not just Judas, but the crowds too), hit him, mocked him and nailed him to that cross.
Jesus said to God while he hung dying on the cross, “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Can you imagine saying that?? He said that while they were spitting on him and laughing at him, mocking his kingship!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Today, we so desperately want to know our future, but I believe it is a gift that we do not. To know our future would mean we wouldn’t need to rely on God and our faith would not be necessary. This way, we depend on the One and only God that can, will and will continue to provide and care for us. This is a training ground for us, and I for one want to do and be my best for God’s Kingdom here and in the air!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Life is an adventure – go live it day by day to your fullest! Give all of yourself to each day, to those around you, because you never know when your time to leave this world may come…
Food for thought: Do Not consult or pay a medium for words about your future, a revelation, advice, etc.
This is very dangerous territory.
Rather, consult the Lord, the Holy Spirit, the Father!
God alone knows the future.
Just because a spirit can tell the truth, doesn’t mean it is a good spirit.
“Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 19:31
God tells us,
“And when they say to you, ‘Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek their God?”
The admonition from Heaven is clear: when in need of counsel, we are to seek God. He assures us,
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”
2 Chronicles 7:14.
In seeking God, His Word, the Holy Bible, is to be our guiding light.
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105.
Fun facts: There is a rapper from Atlanta named “Future”. If you knew him, then you could say “I know the future!”
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