After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own country but will stumble and fall, to be seen no more. Daniel 11:19
Elisha replied, “Listen to this message from the LORD! This is what the LORD says: By this time tomorrow…”
For the Lord has caused…
So it was true… just as the LORD had promised.
So everything happened exactly as the man of God had predicted…
And so it was…2 Kings 7:1, 6,16,17,20
Rulers rise and fall. The Aramean army, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi. Whether to coupe or the ravages of time, God ultimately controls all outcomes. We ordinary Joes and Janes attempt to rule over our own lives as well, but we too will rise and fall according to God’s plans.
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits…1 Timothy 4:1
Not so long ago I became malnourished in the word of God. I started attending a doctrinally unsound church. I abandoned group bible study for a secular study at the local community college. I deceived myself into believing I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I nudged God from the center of my focus. I began to entertain thoughts that stranded me on a precipice of sin. I rationalized that because I was a sinner saved by grace, it was okay to slip occasionally. Thankfully, God pulled me back before I acted out what went on in my head.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21
These verses in Psalms have become my prayer.
Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good.
Do not snatch your word of truth from me, for your regulations are my only hope. Psalm 119:29, 39, 43