If you would, I'd like you to imagine a book titled, “Beyond the Year 2000: And that that book focuses on, "What To Expect in the New Millennium.” Now imagine, being fascinated after reading the predictions that were made a little more than 2 decades ago, about what the future would hold.
Now consider, Beloved, how we are each alive today, and living for The GLORY of GOD, in 2022."
Also imagine that some general observations from the book that was read, "are right on target." But that no one foresaw many of the events and innovations that have radically changed our lives today. And even though some, might think that to be a loud statement. 🤔 The statement that speaks loudest to me is, “The first rule of forecasting should be that the "unforeseen" makes the future simply that, "unforeseeable.” And because it is, our wisest move to make, is to Trust, in The WORD of The LIVING GOD," to guide us in The WAY." For anyone's choice, not to do so," Is simply, foolishness!" Thus, The apostle James reminds us, that any view of the future that "omits GOD" is foolish and proud. Consider how James 4:13-15 admonishes everyone, who doesn't consult with GOD, nor acknowledge HIM, speaking directly to them, by saying:
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your LIFE? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Instead you ought to say, ‘If The LORD wills, we shall live and do this or that.’”
[Isn't that right, Beloved?" Shouldn't we first, consult with GOD, and seek HIS will?" Many people used to begin their statement of plans with, “LORD willing.” Yet, today the phrase has become obsolete, but the acknowledgment of GOD’S "overruling HAND," ✋️to the Believing portion of humanity, has not!"
And so, Beloved, as we look ahead with The WORD of The LIVING GOD, firmly in view. "We will face the future with confidence in The TRUTH of GOD, being our guide unto Everlasting LIFE."
For HE has promised us, in John 15:13-17 , saying: Greater LOVE has no one than this, than to lay down one's LIFE for HIS friends. You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you.
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his MASTER is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from MY FATHER
I have made known to you. You did not choose ME, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask The FATHER in MY NAME
HE may give you.
These things I command you, that you LOVE one another.
["LOVE one another?"] But why, LOVE one another?" Why? Well, because GOD would have our LIVES amount to something!" And if we won't LOVE one another; 1st Corrinthians 13:1-2 reveals, what one without LOVE, would amount to." Consider how it reads": Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all FAITH, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing.
[With that, said, Beloved," "What are we, without LOVE?"
Anything?" No! Nothing!" And because that is, so." We would each do well, to be wise, and serve GOD," preaching The GOSPEL of HIS Son; knowing that HE will make HIS servants, "us", HIS jewels.
Consider how Malachi 3:17-18 reveals it explicitly, by saying: "They shall be MINE," says The LORD of hosts, On the Day that I make them MY jewels.
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him." Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves GOD
And between one who does not serve HIM.
I think I'll go preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST."