So do not listen to your prophets or to those who claim to predict the future by divination, by dreams, by consulting the dead, or by practicing magic. They keep telling you, ‘You do not need to be subject to the king of Babylon.’ Jeremiah 27:9 NET
The future is a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; a time regarded as still to come, something going or likely to happen or exist in time to come. Our text reveals God’s good plan for your future.
Beloved, the future is the brain behind all human endeavors, but is usually hidden from humanity. However some are so obsessed with knowing what it holds for them, that in this obsession, revealing their lack of trust in the Lord and ignorance, they listen to anyone, — spiritualists, futurologist and fortunetellers through horoscope and others, literally do almost anything, to have access to it and end up being deceived and destroyed. Amazingly, only the One who holds the past, present and future, truly knows the future. Though much of your future is hidden from you, there are certain things about it that God tells you, as a believer. Your future is freedom, therefore choose to run in the path of God’s commands, for He has set your heart free [Psalm 119:32]. It is secure, because Jesus is coming back and this coming is the most important thing to know and believe. It changes everything about how you live your life now, and infuses every moment of the present with hope. God gives you everything you need, and makes you everything you’re to be, but your response to the gospel determines your future [2 Thessalonians 1:2,10]. Your future is hopeful and very good. It doesn’t matter how bleak and hopeless it may seem, therefore you don’t need to consult anyone except the Lord concerning it [Jeremiah 29:11; 27:9].
Grace upon grace!
PRAYER: Loving Father, thank You so much that You’ve great plans for me, and that my long-term future is secure in You. I thank You also that You’ve a path of freedom for me and that, in times of struggle, I can turn to You and be strengthened and saved. I turn to you now and speak honestly with You concerning….. Today and always, as I trust and seek You with all my heart, help me to make the most of my life here – to grow in faith and love, walk in Your paths, fulfil the purpose You have for me and bring honour to Your name, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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