Can We Really See the Future?
I have this mysterious question in my mind. I only realized I have proven this ability to foresee things to happen exactly as they are even before year 2004-2005. But it happened so often only lately that I realized what I was foreseeing before has come true. I never had confidence or trust in myself whenever I foresee things that will happen. I would only realize that those thoughts and visions were real after they occurred exactly. One example was 3 years ago every time I pass by a tower I could see myself working there and wishing and praying it will come true and it happened. Another was last week, I heard several compliments of my skin and I foresee I will suffer terrible skin allergies, and after a few days I woke up exactly what I’m seeing has occurred. This afternoon, while I was cooking I said to myself the stove will run out of gas, then after a few minutes I checked the stove and it has no fire anymore. Another was last few weeks ago. I was having thoughts that one of my officemates will be terminated, after one week it happened. These are only some instances among which I have experienced. I would like to know why I am having this. I don’t believe in them at all until they happened. I am not even worthy as like those who have gifts like the prophets. I appreciate that your answer will grant me peace. Thanks and God bless!
Generally and biblically speaking, no human being has the capacity to see what exactly will happen in the nearest future. Of course, the nearest future is tomorrow.
PROVERBS 27:1 (MKJV)
Do not boast yourself of tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
In fact, tomorrow can outlive us.
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
As one saying goes: “There is no rule without an exception.” Prophets and seers in the Bible, through God’s spirit, were able to see dreams and visions foretelling exactly things that will happen in the farthest future. In the Bible, the end of everything was predicted.
1 SAMUEL 9:9
Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Other people claim that they have the power to foresee a forthcoming event because of ‘ESP’ or “extrasensory perception”; but most of the times, things happen because of mere coincidence.
May I ask you something? And I hope you will be honest to yourself in answering my question.
Have all the things which you have foreseen happen exactly without fail? If your answer is yes — and since only God knows the details without amiss of all things that will happen in the future — then, maybe, you are being inspired of God. But if your honest answer is that not all that you predicted happened 100 percent, then, there is no special calling on you. Instead, what is happening is subnormal but not supernatural; and you must not bother yourself thinking about this.
Did you know that sometimes even the predictions of false prophets happen? God allows them to happen to test if we love Him and believe in Him with all our hearts and soul.
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Hence, we can conclude that not because something perceived did happen we will already assume it has any supernatural importance.
The devil’s agenda is always, and will ever be, to mislead people in their belief about the Almighty God. We must be completely aware that satan is the archenemy of God. He is the cause of all confusions in this present world. God is not a god of confusion. So, it is satan that causes them.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
The devil or satan can pollute the minds of people.
2 CORINTHIANS 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Satan also has the power to perceive what might happen in the future. He has long been with mankind, and has mastered the ways of men, and can even mathematically compute what will happen in the near future. satan can be a possible perpetrator in the minds of people to perceive what may happen and then mislead people from their belief and trust in the true, faithful God. Remember, the Bible tells us of the subtlety of satan the serpent.
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
A person’s mind may think of something which is not proper for him to think, thus, the Apostle Paul admonished the Christians and the first century Church to think soberly.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Human mind is far reaching, and may even think of things which is not reachable and achievable by the human body. Perhaps, this is the reason why there are those who call themselves ‘free thinkers’. Maybe, they have an uncontrollable mind so God said that the minds and the thinking of men are vain and nothing.
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
I pray that you may put your trust in the power of God, and ask for His guidance that you may perceive and see the truth.
Bro. Eli Soriano