Today our message from God is:
WHAT IS YOUR FUTURE?
This is the question of the ages.
Our Scripture reading for today is:
Deuteromony 18:9-14 ,Isaiah 41:21-23,17,18
Future is defined this way = That which is beyond the present.
Many spend millions to find out their future.
Physic hot-lines and fortune tellers are paid thousands upon thousands of dollars each year.
Are you seeking to know your future?
Well, believe me, I know Who holds my future.
If these fortune tellers and these Physics know all the answers, why are they still working the phones, and live in houses of menial costs?
Have you ever asked yourself this question?
One of the most sought-out physics gives their report every year of what is going to happen the next year.
Why do they keep missing it, and people still inquire of them?
A famous President’s wife consulted a physic for her husband while he was still in the White House. It was said, after he was shot, she sought the help of a physic before accepting any outside appearances.
The Scriptures are completely against any use of physic powers.
I talked to a palm reader one day and she was so deceived: she told me her powers came from God, and she wanted to help people.
I was not able to get her to understand, God would never give powers to anyone, that would go against His precious Word.
The Bible calls them Sorcerers which is defined as supposed possessors of supernatural powers.
They used, what the Bible calls, Divination, which is defined as an attempt to foretell the future by occult (or secret) means.
Divination is an abomination (evil practice) to God. Look at Deuteronomy 18:9-14 —-When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of these nations.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination (or fortune telling or channeling [interpretation of omens] , or an observer of times (which includes Horoscopes and also, I believe, Almanacs), or an enchanter (magician, wizard, witch ), or a witch (sorceress or enchantress),
Or a charmer (conjurer or shaman [medicine man, witch doctor]) or a consulter with familiar spirits (these are generational demons, that follow a family from generation to generation, and can give information to the one practicing such powers, so that they can fool the one who is desiring to hear from their dead loved one. They think they are actually speaking to their loved one. To me, this is the sickest of all deceptions of this line, because the people seeking to hear from their loved ones are experiencing grief and loss, and are so venerable to these deceptions.), or a wizard (a seer, diviner, charmer, and the list goes on), or a necromancer (one who inquires of the dead).
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect (entirely obedient, upright, sincere) with the Lord, thy God.
This also includes all secret orders, which are occults. If you don’t believe me look up occult in the dictionary
I want you to know, we can put our future into the hands of our heavenly Father, who knows our past, present and future. He wipes away all our past when we come to Him, and can reveal to us His future plans that always come to pass. Only God knows the future. Listen to this word from the Bible:
Isaiah 41:21-24 —-Produce your cause, saith the Lord; (or Set forth your plans) bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former (or past) things what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end (or the present)of them; or declare us things for to come.
Show us the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
Behold, ye are of nothing (or of no account), and your work of naught (or amounts to nothing): an abomination (detestable) is he that chooseth you.
God is saying, “Let your idols come and show what they can do. Let them try to tell us what occurred in years gone by, or what the future holds. If you are gods, tell what will happen in the days ahead! Or do some mighty miracle that makes us stand amazed.
But no! You are less than nothing, and can do nothing at all. Anyone who chooses you needs to have his head examined!”
God is unhappy to say the least with His people who have gotten off into idolatry. He was mimicking their idol gods to their face.
Many cultures worship and look to for their future to idol gods that cannot speak or hear. It is sad when people, intelligent people, follow after a deaf and dumb idol god, which is a waste of their time.
They should turn to the risen Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, and is God, who came in the flesh and died on Calvary for all sinners, who are into any of these occults and witchcraft, thinking themselves so smart, they loose sight of the truth.
Jesus said in John 14:6 —-…I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father,but by Me.
Jehovah God is the only True and Living God, who knows and reveals the future.
You might ask, “Has God, the True and Living God, ever told you the future?
Well, I’m glad you asked that question. “Yes, more than once”.
I want to share with you one of them:
We go on missions trips twice a year, to different countries. Most of our trips are to the Dominican Republic.
On one of these trips we became burdened about an Orphanage in San Juan de la Maguana. There was no water there but a polluted river a few miles up the road from the orphanage. Most of the time they had to carry containers, on the back of a small truck, to the town of San Juan to get water. By the time they got back, much of the water was spilled because of the bumpy roads and holes in the road. We began to pray for good water for these children. You see, they live in the desert area.
One day, as I was praying with a friend at my home, God gave me a verse of Scripture. I cried as I read it. I knew that I knew it was God speaking to me. The Scripture is also found in Isaiah 41. Read it with me. Verses 17 and 18 —-When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
I shared this with my husband, and he agreed, this was from God.
We knew we had to drill a well for those orphans.
Later, a couple of godly men we know well, said, Roy it’s time we raised money for that well.
We, along with many of our friends raised $10,000.00 and shortly after, made our plane reservations to go. There was one American driller on the Island, who agreed to stop what he was doing in the Capitol and come to San Juan. God is a God of humor, because He sent with the driller a geologist form Purdue University, who was visiting on the Island.
Before we left home, the Lord spoke to my husband and said, “Don’t speak anything negative about that well, speak positive.”
My husband explained this to the whole group that was going, and all agreed.
You should have seen the children, when those big trucks drove up on the grounds. They were so excited, we had to draw an imaginary line for them not to cross for their own safety. You know how children are.
The Geologist told my husband, “You won’ find any water here, the soil is not right”.
Roy told the man to drill anyway, we’ve heard from God, you will find water.
We had hired three men in town who just happened to be walking down the street with picks in their hands. Believe me I have been saved since I was five years old, and I know there are no coincidences in the lives of a Christian, especially those on a mission.
They diggers began to dig a long ditch that would lead from the orphanage to the location where they were drilling.
The well driller told my husband, “You’ll have a nice ditch, but you won’t find any water.”
They drilled 277 feet and the driller told the group to give up. It was costing $25.00 a foot to drill and they had already gone down farther than they should and ran out of drill rod.
My husband knew what God said, so he asked the man if he had anymore drill rod on the island. He said, “In Puerta Plata’.
Roy said, “Go get it.” When they came back with the rod our trip schedule was coming close to the end and we were all keeping our mouths shut to keep from saying any thing negative. My stomach was hurting and I think my husband was close to getting sick. You see, if we didn’t get water, we were going to have to go home and face the people who worked so hard to raise the money, those who gave, and not to mention those, over sixty, little boys.
Before they began to drill again, they said they would have to clean out the hole.
I know nothing about drilling a well, so I asked the driller if the water would spew-up like a fountain, like those oil wells in the movies?
He said, “No. That’s only in the movies”.
I got out of the way, by this time, the children and others, formed a big circle of prayer and asked God to put water in the hole.
Many of the surrounding villagers heard what was going on, and you know how news travels, so they were gathered around to watch.
When they put the thing in with a light on it, they found out the hole had caved-in. They went down to clean it out, and at about 37 feet, the water began to spew-out, Just like the movies.
I was so excited!
Everyone was cheering and praising God.
And the droller and the Geologist, who was examining soil every so many feet and showing us it was impossible for water to there, were so amazed.
One of them, who was a backslider, said he was going back to Church. God made a believer out of them.
The word got around the San Juan area, that a group of crazy evangelicals had found water in the desert.
But we know who holds the future, and we know who holds our hand.
As the old song goes, something like this:
Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand.
I just know who holds the future,
And I know, Who holds my hand.
Tell me, how can a person, who has seen many miracles, ever fall into the trap of the devil, and get involved in things are not even real?
Every other power, but God’s, is false, and will lead you into a place were there is no peace, and nothing but bondage and a future you will wish you never experienced.
Come to Jesus, Repeat this prayer with me. Mean it in your heart:
Jesus, come into my heart, save my soul. I‘m sorry I had it my way. Please forgive me of my sins.
Now, I want it Your way. I believe Jesus is the Son of God. I believe He died for my sins, and rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of God. I accept You, Lord, as my Lord and Savior.
Thank You for saving me.
Now, for those who were involved in demonic practices, repeat this prayer:
Jesus, I denounce all witchcraft in my life. Deliver me from every stronghold. I apply the blood of Jesus over me and my family.
Satan, you have no part of me. I belong to God from this day forth. I speak this with my mouth, and I believe it in my heart.
I love You Jesus.
Now, it is very important for you to get in a Bible believing Church.
Don’t look for a perfect one, you won’t find it.
Read your Bible everyday and make Jesus your best friend.
Talk to God in the name of Jesus.
He will hear You.