Daily Devotions

When Prophecy Disappoints

A big name ministry guy with a very large following on social media made a video sometime back after a couple of prophecies “didn’t come to pass” (at least in the manner and timing he thought they should have). He was making a very upset face and speaking to everyone like they were errant children while letting Christians know how embarrassed he was at the behavior of those still declaring the verity of said prophecies. He said that everyone should “just get over it and face the fact” that those prophecies weren’t true and those things weren’t going to happen.”  That gentleman might should just go ahead and follow his philosophical train of thought and apply it to Abraham and Sarah. He might want to use his present agitated rule of thumb and tell them that they just need to suck it up and admit that they are barren and just get on with life and have some more Ishmaels that will complicate matters for the world and complicate nationhood for Israel even more completely. Then that videoing gentleman could march right over into the New Testament and tell Mary and Martha to just admit that Lazarus is dead, dead, dead and they just need to get on with their life because if Jesus was going to resurrect him, it would have already been done by now and certainly not on the fourth day when he is stinking. Then his point of view/opinion would most certainly instruct them to stop embarrassing the local rabbis and synagogues and just go ahead and seal up the smelly tomb so it doesn’t offend the community. In Jn.11:37 the people there were trying to tell Mary and Martha that if Jesus didn’t act within a timeframe and a manner which met their local approval that Jesus was false. However, if God doesn’t show Himself to be One who speaks and acts beyond our capacities to understand Him and all aspects of all circumstances, then He is too small and too weak to deliver His people. If every mouthy religious pundit and every verbose political pundit that comes along can know all the plans and timing of Almighty God and demand that He stick unwaveringly to them, then we will be of all people most miserable. 2Pe.3:8-9,Amp—“Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.  9  The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”

2 responses

  1. Becky

    OH WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!
    You know Marty, I was born again at Tomball Cowboy Church and I remember how fascinated I was by what I was discovering about God Almighty! I read and read and read the Old Testament because I was all about learning “where 𝘐 came from,” and what was cemented in my heart and spirit were the feats of this God of Israel! I feel the first thing that the Lord gave me was faith to believe all I was seeing and hearing in the Spirit and claiming the Heavenly Father as my my Father! There is so much that has been lost and forgotten by this generation of Christians ( I speak of the timeframe in which I was born again). Remember the Brownsville Awakening. I was there. Pastor Shaun paid for me to go and this is the example of what I’m talking about! The spirit of revival! The unapologetic faith to believe in miracles even if they don’t happen in our human timeframe! THAT IS THE GOD WE SERVE! How I long for the days!!! You and Terry were my very first experience with the prophetic and I have been blessed with your disciplining and training and the unapologetic faith in which you guys embodied. I went to the Biblical Theology Classes at Grace in Willis. And I want people to know that God is working His miracles even when no body is watching even when we are bored to tears and think there is nothing new to learn HE IS WORKING!
    This one writing you put out today should get people so stirred up and hungry for the revival fire to fall again!!!! I hope people are watching for in the time people are not expecting it, THAT is when it shall fall!
    Thank you Marty, Kathy and Melissa!

    January 26, 2022 at 10:24 am

    • Hi Becky, Thank you so much for the encouragement about this morning’s post. So glad to hear of what the Lord has been doing in you over the years. Blessings!

      January 26, 2022 at 6:44 pm

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