Thursday 23 May 2024

Prophecies | Part Four | Prophecy is God's Prerogative.

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig into verse 14 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”"
The word "afraid" in Deuteronomy 18:22 can also be termed to mean "respect, regard or held in honor." Placed back in the text, we see God telling us not to honor those who deceive us with prophecy, which comes from their minds' vanity. They are simply gambling with possible occurrences. Empty in themselves, they seek notoriety.

Prophecy is God's Prerogative. Not ours.

How simpler can I say this? Prophecy is not our prerogative. It is God's. It is against the divine order to lust after prophecy. All the prophecies we need to live successfully in our today have already been given. They are in the book already. It is our job and task to find it out, seek understanding, and live by them.

Proverbs 25:2 reads, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter." God has concealed the matter in His book. He expects us to search it out, understand it, and walk in the understanding we get. 

That is the reply Abraham gave to the "Rich man," when he felt otherwise. The Rich man thought by sending someone from the dead the message will be weightier. "But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”" (Luke 16:31)

Yet people suppose The Word is inadequate to meet their daily challenges. They suppose themselves wiser than God. They seek to force fit God into their out-of-shape hole. They thus open themselves up to deceptive spirits, which hold them willful captives.

The Word is complete and whole. That is all we need to make it in this life. We can live a whole and fulfilling life with a single prophecy outside of the Word of God. ONLY children and IMMATURE minds lust after prophecies. MATURE CHRISTIAN long daily for God's word, by reading, studying, meditating, and living it.

It is those looking for excuses from obeying and living the Word who lust after prophecies. And we see an example in Saul, [1 Samuel 28:3-25] Jeroboam, [1 Kings 14] and Ahab. [1 Kings 22:1-28; 2 Chronicles 18:1-27]

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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