Foreknowledge

<<knowing before it happens>>

“Jesus was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge” (Act 2:23). God is the only one who accurately sees into the future, observing things as done before they come into reality. Not only does God know what I am going to say, before I open my mouth, but “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Ps 139:4,16). God always knows beforehand those who will be His children (Rom 8:29; 1 Pet 1:2). Foreknowledge does not determine what individuals will do, it is God simply knowing in advance what their choice will be.

Man, with limited success, can predict or anticipate future events based on past patterns. One meaning of prophecy is God revealing what is yet to happen. If this is genuinely divinely inspired it will transpire as spoken. Since God knows the end from the beginning ask Him to guide you in His ways and pathway for you (Ps 25:4, 39:4).

See also: election, intuition, predestination, prophecy.


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