God, Hope & Helping Others
In Isaiah 46 we are told that God declares the end from the beginning: (Is 46:10) That's very different from "knowing the end from the beginning" . God is actively involved in bringing about a desired end. How does this work? In Romans 8:29-30 we get further insight into it: God designates things: Scripture uses the greek word pro-Orisen which translates literally as ""see-izes" Imagine that! God looks into the future and sees things as He wants them to be and He then creates that reality: He sees how He wants it to turn out and that seeing has creative power to call it into being: He actually creates the thing He sees: Wow! Romans 4:17 states that God "calls things that be not as though they were ..." Remember in Genesis 1 ... "Light BE!" and suddenly light existed. "Lazarus come forth!" and a live Lazarus materialised. And before time or sin existed He has called me and you to the "fullness of the stature of the measure of the Christ" And that too, believe it or not, is settled for ever!
Now even though man is created in God's image he is not at this time qualified to employ any such visual-isation powers as God. Our present position is that of servants coming into a realisation of our destiny and who we really are.. The process involves a coming into a realisation (Epignosis) rather than simply head knowledge. It involves present "humbling ourselves" as slaves or servants before such mighty knowledge and such an awesome God rather than exalting ourselves. It also involves becoming obedient even unto death, ("No longer I who live but Christ who lives in me") . Later God who is the subjector or placer, will place us into our declared and exalted positions. I like that: But even if i don't like it .. that's the way it will be.
Man has not the gifting, in his present state, to declare the end from the beginning: However he tries: He really tries! Today man uses A.I. or artificial intelligence of all sorts to emulate the almighty: The fact is that 93% of all human social behaviour is predictable: The present powers latch onto that and try to be like God. Hence the study of cycles in social patterns, weather prediction, stockmarket and other. The results are interesting but no more than 60% precise.
The Googles and the Facebooks of today take the idea of 93% predictable social behaviour and using the immense powers of mass media they feed, manipulate and manages social activity. e.g Elections, riots,"don't let Mr Jones back", Russia did it etc etc etc
What about the Watchers? What about the other 7%:: They are quite unique in that they are gifted an ability to think outside the box. I presume anyone reading this is in that 7%. I am now speaking to you: You cry aloud in chat rooms, media outlets and specialist websites.Generally your audience is the already converted. You are branded conspiracy theorists or worse and whenever you begin to have an impact on the mindset of the Sheeple you are targeted and silenced one way or another. But let me remind you of the following:
1: What you have is a gift: Not because of your superior intelligence or moral integrity or brilliant IQ. It is a Divine gift: Be careful how you employ it. You are truly "the voice of one crying in the wilderness .." There are many listening from a distance!
2. You are the "salt of the earth" You have a vital function in acting as a preservative in this old world: Your words and actions play an important role in delaying total chaos until God's appointed time: Despite all the opposition you face it will all be worth it in time
3. Be gentle with the ordinary decent simple folk as Jesus was. He knew that every majority is simply following the 1%, and that 1% confuse and intimidate them. As you rightfully "rage against the machine" be it financial, political, spiritual or social .... be sure to vent your anger at the leaders and not the ordinary folk: They still don't know "their left hand from their right" but the leaders are indeed the "whitewashed sepulchres" Jesus had such difficulty with.