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Is the prophecy true? This is the question we must ask ourselves when we hear preaching and teaching. Is the news report true? Is the data of the study coherent? Are there questions which have been missed? How well has the opposing view been considered? In Jeremiah 28:5-9, Jeremiah confronts the false prophet Hananiah, who has been suggesting that Jerusalem will overcome and have peace.
The word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah saying that Jerusalem would fall. Both could not be so. What is the solution? If the prophet’s words happen, the prophet came from God.
Would we like peace and harmony in our world? I certainly hope so. However, that peace and harmony will not be completely certain until the end of time, when God removes sin and evil from the world entirely. It’s important to our sanity that we remember no political or cultural leader is God, come to usher in a millenium of peace and prosperity. Likewise, no political or cultural leader is Satan, come to steal away our very souls. Those leaders are more or less wise, like we are. They are more or less intelligent, like we are. They are more or less corrupt, like we are. They may stumble into right answers. We hope and pray that will be the case. But they may stumble into wrong answers. Therefore we pray for our leaders, that God would bless them with supernatural understanding and wisdom.
May we have an accurate prophecy of peace and harmony in the near future. Come, Lord Jesus.
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