A prognosticator attempts to forecast what will happen in the future based upon present signs and indicators. At the beginning of any election or sports season, these experts flood the airways hoping to accurately predict winners and losers. While some have a better track record than others, before people get carried away its better to let things play out.
For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets, Amos 3:7.
In the game of life, God uses prophets, individuals in tune with the Holy Spirit to shine light on the path which should be taken. Despite the obvious, the Lord does not force people to go along with his plan. Rather, free will is offered as a choice to either accept or reject advice provided. Some need to learn the hard way, like the Israelites who once wandered 40 years in the desert before submitting to the will of God.
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit, 2 Peter 1:21.
While the book of Revelation reveals how life on earth ends, this doesn’t give believers permission to throw their hands up in the air and proclaim, “things are out of my control.” Instead, God wants his children to let it all play out, day after day. Sure, it would be nice to fast forward, skip death and advance to heaven. Yet, the Lord has a plan for you and me to leave a lasting impression of a risen Messiah. Therefore, let tomorrow worry about itself by asking God to guide you daily as a servant of the Lord.
by Jay Mankus