Text: Luke 2:25-32
Memory verse:
”‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’“
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭33‬:‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

There is an inherent desire in everyone to know something about the future. This desire has led many into occultism and sorcery. It has led some ignorant believers to become indiscriminate about the source of their information, even visiting diviners and spiritist.
One of our limitations as human beings is our inability to see into the future. Despite the latest advances in science and knowledge, no one can perfectly predict tomorrow. Gladly, Jesus teaches us how to delve into the unknown future. The Father has given us the Holy Spirit, and one of His roles is to reveal the future to the believers. “…He will tell you about the future” (John 16:13 NLB). The Holy Spirit doesn’t only reveal lies and the truth, He also reveals the unknown future. He is the Omnipresent Spirit, which means the all-present Spirit of God. The Spirit can’t be caged. “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Psalms 139:7). He is beyond the limits of space and time. Both the past, present, and future co-exist in Him (Rev 1:8).
God likes to share His secrets with His trustworthy friends (Amos 3:7). Two things qualify us as friends of God. Firstly, our salvation through Christ and, secondly, our intimacy with God (John 15:15; Exo 33:11).
God also reveals the future because He wants us to begin to take the step of faith as we plan for that future. As we pray into and intercede for what is yet ahead, we partner with Him to birth our reality, as seen in our text today.
Sometimes, God shares the future to forewarn us of the impending danger and to give assurance of our deliverance when we keep His word. Above all, God uses revelation of the future to build hope and a sense of purpose in us.
Friends, while God delights to reveal the future to His friends, let us not be so obsessed with the desire to see into the future, lest we fall into the snares of the devil. Let us be content with what He chooses to reveal, while we trust Him to take care of the unknown future, for God has called us to live by faith. Hallelujah!

Prayer points
1. Father, please, draw me closer in intimacy with You so as to enjoy friendship with You, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, please, show me great and mighty things that I ought to know, lest I grope in darkness, in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. The Holy Spirit reveals the future to all who have developed their friendship with Him.
2. I trust God for the unknown and the unrevealed future, lest satan take advantage of me.