Have you noticed everywhere we go, someone is talking about ‘the end times’? The pastors are giving sermons on it, TV is advertising movies about it, conversations seem to be saturated with prophecy and people are telling you what they think it all means. But you know what? No one really knows, so why worry about it? Even if some of us do understand it through God’s Holy Spirit in us, we wouldn’t be able to impart that wisdom to others, because only God can teach us those deep things inside our hearts. Some people are blind and deaf to God’s Word and wisdom through their own choice, and others God has blinded so they can’t understand due to sin in their lives. People are ‘gonna believe what they want to, and what can anyone do to change prophesy? Not a thing. Because we can’t change what’s been prophesied, and God is going to fulfill all prophecy, and if we think anyone could change circumstances so as to NOT fulfill what God has spoken, then we should think again, because Jesus would not even change it; so we can’t either. In fact, the first words He spoke in red letters in Matthew 3:15 say “15 But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires.” So John agreed to baptize him.” Matthew 3:15 New Living Translation (NLT) John the Baptist didn’t want to baptize Jesus because he felt unworthy, but Jesus said it must be done.
Do you remember how God changed Pharaoh’s heart (about 10 times) back in Exodus, when the Pharaoh wouldn’t let the Hebrew children leave Egypt? If God can change a man’s heart, don’t you know what God has prophesied will indeed happen, even if some people don’t want it to? God will cause a man’s heart to change and bend it like a bow, in order to fulfill prophesy because He is God, and He is all powerful, all mighty, all knowing, and has created everything, and can do all things! Below is one excerpt from Exodus where God told Moses He would harden Pharaoh’s heart.
And the Lord told Moses, “When you arrive back in Egypt, go to Pharaoh and perform all the miracles I have empowered you to do. But I will harden his heart so he will refuse to let the people go.”
I think it’s a distraction by the enemy to get our minds off of how we’re supposed to be living and what we’re supposed to be doing (showing love to others and focusing on Jesus Christ, and His way of living). You know, we have more problems when we focus on the problems, because it gets our mind off of God and what He can and does do for us, if we’re really leaning on Him.
What wouldn’t God do for us, if we truly love Him? And He knows who does. Jesus said “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
If we love God, as He commanded us, He knows who are His. He knows who is longing for Him, singing to Him, reading His Word, and asking for help to react properly to circumstances around us. He hears us when we speak to Him in our hearts, because His Holy Spirit resides in our hearts. We should not worry whether or not we understand His prophecy, because He said if we seek Him first, and love Him the most, with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, He will take care of us.
John said “All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.” 1 John 3:24
Didn’t Jesus say His eyes are on the sparrow, so you know He watches us? How many examples did Jesus use to illustrate how much God loves us? What about the unjust judge? If our hearts are right, the Lord will be right here with us, and we’ll be right there with Him. He will save us, and I believe He will keep us safe from harm, because He has a plan for us, a plan to prosper us!
John said “And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.” 1 John 5:14
King David told his son, Solomon “9And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.” 1 Chronicles 28:9 Good advice for us, too!