62. Ask God about the future

God is love and God is good and everything He tells us to do or not to do is for our own good. We can trust Him to know what is best for us! And as I read through the laws given to Moses I noticed one interesting one that affects us today as well:

'Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.' Leviticus 19:26

'If any among the people are unfaithful by consulting and following mediums or psychics, I will turn against them and cut them off from the community. So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I, the Lord, am your God.' Leviticus 20:6, 7

God was very strict concerning this. Why? Well first of all because He expected His people to turn to Him if they needed advice and certainly not to witches, mediums or psychics! Only He knows what the future holds and it is an abomination to Him if you think someone else can rather be trusted to know the future.

Second of all, these people are either fakes trying to predict something to happen or even worse, they are under the influence of demonic activity, and that can be very dangerous.

Only God knows the future and the overall turn of worldly events are written down in detail for us all to see in the Bible. There are really no surprises about what lies ahead, only the actual date when all this would start to happen remains a mystery.

Now today we are just as guilty as the Israelites of old. People love to know the future; they love to know what will happen to them. And therefore most secular magazines/newspapers have horoscopes in with the stars predicting how their week/month or year is going to be like. They follow doom prophets, like the people believing in the Mayan calendar and that the world were supposed to end on 21/12/2012. They jump on the band wagon when some astrologer sees some stars aligning and this predicts a new season for new beginnings. They go and see fortune tellers, or even modern day prophets, hoping that they can glean something about their future and hoping that they can change whatever is predicted and so I can go on.

Now some people claim that everything did turn out as predicted to them. Now it could be by chance or remember that the devil has a network of demons all over the world which sees and hears everything and can therefore tell you information concerning a situation that no one else knew. For example they can 'call up' dead people, but in fact it is only a demon impersonating someone who has died. That demon can talk and act like that person and can reveal facts that that person did in private, because they were there and saw him do it. Or for example the demons could have overheard that someone is planning to assassinate John F Kennedy, now they predict through a medium that it is going to happen and when it does, people praise the medium and exalt him/her above God. That is the plan of the devil, to get more praise than God does.

And we cannot allow that to happen in our lives as Christians. God should be number one in our lives and we should run to Him if we need to know something/or need advice about something in the future. I have done it many times and sometimes He clearly shows me and other times He doesn't, as it might be better for me not to know. But the point is that He is the one who truly cares about me and will lead me to where I need to be. If you have read horoscopes or gone to the psychics of our day, ask God's forgiveness and move on with Him. Ask Him in future and trust His judgment over areas in your life.

Father please forgive us if we believe news from others above news from You. Only You know best, no one else. Thank you that we can come to You at any time and that You are there whenever we need advice! We love You so much! Amen

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