Recently, I was teaching a small group of prophecy lovers when I made the statement that our amazing God revealed prophecies 2,000 to 2,700 years ago that we see coming on the scene today. A friend with a wonderful sense of humor was in the group and he replied, “Yes, it’s enough to make you think that God has the gift of foreknowledge.” Right! By fulfilling ancient prophecies recorded in the Bible, God is demonstrating His foreknowledge. He is proving that He truly knows the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10). This ability to reveal what will happen before it happens is incomprehensible to all of us, but it is indisputable proof of His existence; and it is also a statement that He keeps His promises AND He carries out His warnings. Many like to believe His promises, but they prefer to ignore His warnings.
A possible economic collapse is another thing we talked about in the group. God clearly said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3). He is God and He has a right to occupy first place in our lives. But, for far too long, Americans and Globalists have made an idol or a god out of their money. Again and again, the Jews set up worthless idols in Old Testament times and God always destroyed them. Our economic problems are really a reminder that God has not changed. He is still God. He doesn’t like to be ignored, replaced or forgotten. Unless we change quickly, He is going to make our money a worthless idol.
While I am on the subject, I was discussing this with a female friend in the group. She loves Bible prophecy and is a wonderful Sunday school teacher. She reminded me that many worship the god of pleasure and society won’t do anything about it. God may be about to take their money away so they can’t spend it on adultery, pornography, abortions, alcohol, drugs and the like. That is another sign of the end of the age. Paul said, “Men shall be lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (II Tim. 3:4). God is not against pleasure. He even wants us to make Him our greatest pleasure. But He may have to bring humankind to the point of not being able to afford some of these wrongful pleasures. Having to choose between the necessities of life and pleasure will be a reminder to us that He is still God.
While I was writing the above paragraph, it occurred to me that many in the environmental movement worship the god of nature. There is nothing wrong with nature. It was given by God. But nature is not god. And this may be why nature seems to be turning against us. We need to learn that nature can also be an enemy and when we die nature won’t be able to do anything for us. But the Creator of nature can. And He will if we have accepted His Son.
Eh . . . yes, life is interesting and God is doing a lot of things. People need to be paying attention. One way or another, we are going to learn that there is only one God.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck
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