Summary: In an unstablke world we can be assured of a future that is stable
Sermon by Pr. Paddick Van Zyl
4 Feb 2015
Title: Your Future Can Be Secure
In a day and age where there is political and religious upheaval and chaos, where violence and death is common place, you future can be secure and stable if you are in Christ… Many place their security in money, careers, relationships and things that don’t satisfy or that disappoint.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
Plans to give you hope and a future’
We often times forget that we have only but one chance to make a difference and fulfill our destiny.
We often spend so much time and resources on things that are of no real value on this earth and forget to invest in our future in Christ.
Billy Graham said: “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”
Man has always been fascinated about knowing what the future holds. Much time and money has been spent by individuals trying to ascertain what will happen to them, if they will be rich and successful, if their relationships will be blessed etc.
Even King Saul consulted the witch (medium) at Endor 1 Samuel 28:7 to enquire what he should do in battle against the Philistines’ army.
Yet no one knows the future except God who created the future and God by His Spirit reveals to us what we should know and not more than that.
He chose to give us His spirit within our hearts to guide us and lead us into His will and plan for our lives:
John 16:13 KNJV
“However, when He, the spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;
For He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak;
And He will tell you things to come’
Jesus also declared in John 10:27-29 that : “My sheep hear my voice, and know them, and they follow Me” when we are in Christ, when we are born again by the Spirit of God, we hear the voice of the Shepherd and we are in is fold and protection. No one will be able to snatch us away. And it holds that if we hear His voice then He will guide us and lead us into the future that God has Himself prepared for each of us….a future filled with Hope and Peace and eternal life.
The following verses tells us something about our future :
1 ‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us,
That we should be called children of God! Therefor the world does
Not know us, because it did not know Him.
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been
Revealed what we shall be, but we know when he is revealed,
We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3 and everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure’