Being Sure of the Future

‘They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him.“We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles,who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”’ ‘ [Mark 10:32-34 NIV]

Two thousand odd years after the fact, we can look back and see all the prophecies in Scripture that were fulfilled in Jesus. But it occurred to me when I read this passage, that Jesus predicted His own death, the treatment he would receive and His resurrection. Yes, He would have read all of those Old Testament prophecies too, but that means that He knew beyond a shadow of doubt, that He was the promised Messiah. Unwavering in His confidence, He declared how and when He would die and how and when He would rise.

Now, the Bible is full of promises that God has made over us. If we believed and had confidence in those promises to the same extent that Jesus did, we should have a fair idea of what is in store for us. Can we, based on the promises of God, make declarations about our own lives? For example, ‘I am healed,’ ‘I will prosper,’ ‘I am chosen for a purpose.’

You may even have received some personal promises from the Lord. Why not speak them over your life as though you expect them to happen any day? God’s word is sure. Jesus trusted in it enough to speak it out, why can’t we?


Published in: on 5th November, 2012 at 10:27 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. I have had such amazing blessings from the Lord – not healing, not prosperity in the monetary sense, but peace and joy, God’s strength and courage to deal with difficulties in my life, and other blessings too numerous to mention in this email. Praise be to God! And I loved today’s message in ‘Romancing the Rock’. It spoke to my heart! Thank you God, and thank you, Amanda, for listening to Him. Madeleine

    • You’re very welcome Madeleine. I love hearing from Him and then being able to share with others. 🙂

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