“And they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away,
So the presence of the son of man will be.” (Matthew 24:39)
Note to Self… how will i do just so (like Noah)… when people (scoffingly) tell me no?!
Ahhh…Keeping On the watch for Prophetic Patterns…:)
Compared to God, man in powerless to peer into the future. “Do not make your boast about the next day,” wrote wise King Solomon, “for you do not know what a day will give birth to.” (Proverbs 27:1) That observation is still true. No human can foresee even his own future. What makes God different? He completely understands everything he has created, including the nature and inclination of man. When he chooses to do so, God can foresee exactly how individuals and entire nations will act. Further, he has unlimited ability to control the outcome of events. When he foretells through his prophets that something will occur, he becomes “the One making the word of his servant come true, and the One that carries out completely the counsel of his own messengers.” (Isaiah 44:26) Only Jehovah God can truthfully make that statement.
Isaiah lived more than 700 years before Jesus, the Messiah. Yet, Isaiah prophesied about the coming of the Messiah. Particularly from the 18th century on, however, critics of the Bible have attacked the authenticity of the book of Isaiah. They have claimed that Isaiah’s prophecies were not truly predictive but were written after the fact, a later writer merely recording what had already happened. Is that true? In 1947 a copy of the book of Isaiah was discovered, along with other ancient scrolls, in a cave near the Dead Sea. Scholars determined that this copy was made more than a hundred years before the birth of the foretold Messiah, or Christ. Yes, the Bible revealed the future!
Isaiah and other Bible writers could not have foretold future events based solely on their own insight. Rather, they “spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit.” (2 Peter 1:21)
[excertped: Who Can Know the Future? w ’08]
Noting…IF we cannot fully understand/know our past, how can we predict the future??
Man can remember, recall or recant his own past or human’s history in debatable varying degrees of accuracy…however, when it comes to the future…i put trust in God.:)…(“who cannot lie.”)
(Those who have lied about the past…i do NOT trust to tell the truth about the future.)
6/13/18 @ 2:28 p.m.