If I knew with certainty what would happen to you in the next week, then this would put me in a position of great power and authority over your life.
The ability to tell the future is something that many people claim to possess, but clearly are unable to reliably demonstrate.
If they could, then they’d be banned from owning shares, placing bets, or from any other activity that relied on speculation.
And yet, God knows the future, and he is prepared to let us know some details about what will happen.
These words of prophecy can be found in the Bible, and they tell us the promises that God has for his people and for his creation.
He promises that he will be sending Jesus back soon to judge everyone for whether they’ve followed him as their loving ruler or not.
He promises that if we ask for forgiveness and if we trust in God, then because of the death of Jesus, he will not treat us like our sins deserve.
He promises that if we are his friends that this coming day of judgement is not something we should fear.
And he promises that in the meantime, he will continue to hear our every prayer, and to be with us through our times of personal trials and sufferings.
If you rely on Jesus as your loving ruler then you can know that he holds your future safely in his hands.
Which means that no matter what fears you might have for your own life or for the world, you can be sure that he is trustworthy and full of compassion.
And that’s the best fortune telling you’ll ever experience.
This weekend Jodie continues our series on the Old Testament book of Job, with the title, ‘Mythbusting Revelation’ from chapters 32 to 34.
At our 5pm Saturday service we will be meeting one of our church members, and getting to know them a little better.
Our 8am Sunday service will be a Holy Communion First Order AAPB service.
If you’re wanting to check out our church we’d really love you to visit us on Saturday at 5pm for a contemporary service with kids’ program and dinner afterwards, or come along on Sunday at 8am for a Prayer Book service.
During our service, we’ll have our weekly question and answer time, and our Senior Minister Jodie will be answering these questions:
If you can’t make it in person, you’re welcome to jump online to watch the service (with the same sermon and many other items) at www.oakflats.tv.