WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE?From The Heart
Publish date: 12/29/2003
Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 AMP
The NIV says, “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
Can you change the future or is it inevitable? Can you know the future or are you blind to it? Will the Lord speak to you in this hour about things to come?
As you stand at the brink of this New Year, you may be wondering about what your future holds. Will it be a year of blessing or will it be a year of calamity? Can you determine your future and your destiny or are you just a victim of fate? Some people embrace the New Year, seeing it as a time of new beginnings and new opportunities. Some people dread the New Year – perhaps they had a terrible year this year and they just expect that they will see more of the same in the next year.
What does your future hold? Can you know your future? Can you change your future? Everybody wants to know what their future holds. Some people go to the devil – to psychics and mediums - to find out what they can expect. Why on earth would you want the devil to tell you about your life and your future? You know that he is a killer and a thief! The only plans he has for your future are plans for your destruction!
If you want a good future – a future full of blessing - you need to go to God for your insight and for wisdom and guidance. You know that He has good plans for you! The Bible says that the Sovereign Lord never does anything without revealing His secrets – His plans - to His servants, the prophets. If you are washed in the blood of Jesus, you are more than a servant – you are a son! God will show you your future, but you must give your life to Him and you must press into His presence.
Deuteronomy 29:29 AMP says that, “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law.” There are some things that you will never know about God, but He has revealed His will and plan and purpose for His children in His Word and by His Spirit. You can know what your future holds. You can know what God has planned for you. After that, it is up to you to obey Him and to see it fulfilled in your life.
And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do, 18 Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him? 19 For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him. Genesis 18:17-19 AMP
When God made a covenant with Abram, He treated Him like a valued friend. He was about to pour out His judgment on
In John 16:12-15 AMP, Jesus prepares His disciples for the coming Holy Spirit. He tells them, “I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. 14 He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”
The Holy Spirit will show you things to come – the Holy Spirit will show you what lies ahead and He will reveal the future to you. If you are sensitive to Him, then the Holy Spirit will reveal, disclose, unveil, and transmit to you the future. You are a child of God. You are the Body of Christ. He will tell you what is going to happen. Nothing will come on you unawares. Nothing will take you by surprise.
This next year 2004 – what does it hold? The Lord has spoken to me about New Year Ablaze and that He wanted me to speak on this subject: “What About the Future?” What is God about to do? I believe that this week will set the pace for the New Year. Don’t miss one of these exciting services as we share insights into 2004 and what is going to be happening in the New Year.