“For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29: 8-9, 11)
The sources of information seem endless these days. We can always find a qualified or unqualified opinion concerning the prospects for our lives, whether it be our health, our careers, our relationships, or our financial well-being. These modern-day prophets may have more material science on their side than the prophets of old, but they still do not have the voice of absolute Truth.
How often do we hear of a physical prognosis of disease that is treated as a death-sentence, as the last word on the case? The concerns may seem to come from a basis of medical examination or experience and from a basis of legitimate care, but they often lead only to fear and grief, or resignation, surely not God’s thought on our being. The last word on life can only come from Life itself, God. He alone knows what He caused and the nature of His own intention: peace, not evil. We must always plead innocent and let God’s word defend our life, His Life.
Likewise, we should not let our own sleeping or waking dreams dictate terms to us. These are false prophets, parading as truthful sources, as gods that can make or break us. Your night dreams are not prophets of life, nor are the stars or time or heredity. The mortal mind’s fearing concepts will never have the force of God’s word which is infinite, eternal, infallible Truth. Divine Love does not doom His own child to a miserable fate, cause him to give himself over to mere material predictions and interpretations.
Your “expected end” is God’s thought about you and towards you. It is Love’s foresight promising you a future full of hope, satisfaction, peace, and joy.
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