Scripture as Guideline
There are several books of the Bible which are focused on future events: in the Old Testament, they are Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Daniel; in the New Testament, Revelation. Together they tell a story about what will happen to the State of Israel when the future unfolds. By the same token, the world will find out its fate at the same time.
Last September there was a prophecy doing the rounds on social media which predicted that Planet X would happen shortly. The basis of that prediction was Revelation (see above). When it didn’t happen, the prediction was postponed twice, and it still didn’t happen. Now, the same prediction is coming around again for the end of this month. What makes it interesting is that a rather large asteroid passed ‘close’ to Earth last weekend, without crashing into us.
Prophecy is such a nebulous business. Timing is everything, and human error makes it seem improbable to the greater public.
When I was a young child, I cried a lot. If I wasn’t being bullied, I was afraid of the dark. If I wasn’t letting myself down somehow, I was scared of disappointing my parents. In others words, I had a ‘normal’ upbringing.
At age 9, I heard this quotation for the first time. My heart soared. I then knew that no matter how hard life could be, in the end everything would be alright.
It has been my promise from God. It will last forever.