Precise Predictions for 2020

Making predictions for the up coming year is serious business for some. They believe they can give people insight into the future year However, only God can know the future. Consider the fact that God alone knows when the world will end and Jesus will return (Matt. 24:36). Man cannot know five minutes into the future, because in five second the Lord could return.  This does not stop some from making some rather wild and sometimes even humorous claims of what will take place by the end of 2020.

  • The human foot will become one big toe. If you suffered from gout, look out.
  • We will have apes as chauffeurs. Finally some better drivers on the road.
  • We will live in flying houses. That is sure to put a lot of plumbers out or work and increase the sales of umbrellas.
  • C,X, & Q will not be part of the alphabet. I wonder if they are going have to use smaller cans for alphabet soup.
  • We will have both teleportation (to get to each others flying houses easier) and will have ……telepathy.
  • Nobody will work and everybody will be rich. Sounds like some believe Bernie Sanders will win the presidential election.
  • Eating will no longer be necessary. I am not worried, because I might make it eight months on what I have stored up.
  • Vacuums will be nuclear powered. Finally, one powerful enough to get the dog and cat hair off of the furniture.
  • “Frogmen” will live in underseas bunkers and tend to kelp farms. Related to this prediction is that over 75% of the human population will develop severe allergic reactions to kelp. That is they will start to gag when trying to eat it.
  • We will be able to feel and smell whatever’s on our television sets, Which reminds me I need dust the TV and get that half eaten turkey leg off the top of it. It has been there since Thanksgiving.
  • Spouses will be able to secretly control one another’s moods with “grumpy pills.” We all have those days. Why even I have been known to wake up grumpy, but most days I just let her sleep in.”

In addition to predictions, many make resolutions. However, these will often overlook the Will of God. Making plans for the year may seem wise but while man makes plans God determines the future. “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that’”  (James 4:13-15).

If I might be so bold as to make three predictions which are guaranteed to come true for all men and women during 2020.

1) You Will SIN

All men have sinned. This is why God sent His Son to be our Savior. However, even Christians will sin this year and will need forgiveness. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us” (1 John 1:8).

2) You Will Face TROUBLES

Job said that ”man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7) and that, ”man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). No matter how much money you have, how wise you plan or how hard you work, you will have trials, tribulations, temptations and troubles.

3) You Will Be LOVED

Even though you will sin and you will suffer troubles, God still loves you. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:37-39).

God loves us enough that even though we sinned and messed up 2019, He has blessed us with another year to use. He knows we will commit sin and have trouble. Yet we have a clean new year. Consider a poem by my favorite author: Ann Onymous.

A New Leaf

He came to my desk, with a quivering lip
The lesson was done
Have you a new leaf for me, teacher.
I have spoiled this one
I took his leaf, all soiled and blotted
And gave him a new one, all unspotted.
Then into his stirred heart I smiled
“Do better now my child.”
I went to the throne with a trembling heart
The year was done.
Have you a new year for me, Father
I have spoiled this one.
He took my year, all soiled and blotted
And gave me a new one, all unspotted
And into my tired heart He smiled,
“Do better now, my child.”

Although we spoiled and soiled the past year and we will not be perfect this coming year, we can face tomorrow with Paul’s attitude. “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:12-13).

– Daniel R. Vess

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