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Don’t be Blinded by False Prophets

Don't let your eyes fool you. Ignore the sages of this world and cling to the truth of God's word.


Our verse for today comes from Mark 16:7, ” But go, tell His disciples – and Peter – that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you. “


Michel de Nostredame was the reputed visionary that we know of today as Nostradamus. In France in the 16th century, he got his start as an apothecary. Living during the time of the plague, Nostradamus traveled the land for several years studying herbal remedies after the university he was attending closed its doors in the face of an outbreak of the plague. After many years of treating and healing the sick, Nostradamus began to move away from his work in medicine and focus primarily on prophecy. He began by publishing a series of almanacs and eventually wrote his most extensive work called The Prophecies , which ultimately contained in its final edition over 900 predictions. Experts differ as to how many, if any, of these have actually come true. What experts do not differ on, however, is a condition called amaurosis fugax. This ailment is commonly called temporary blindness, and can happen suddenly and without warning. Its cause is usually impeded blood flow to the eye as a result of plaque in the blood vessels. Now, these two matters have nothing to do with one another, except as I consider the women at the tomb. There they encounter these two unrelated worlds, that of a bold prophecy and an inability to see. But their inability to see is not a medical condition, or even spiritually a lack of faith. They cannot see Jesus because His prediction has come true. He has risen and will meet them on the roads of Galilee.


Everything that Jesus said was true, and everything He foretold is a certainty. And because of that, we can walk by faith and not sight. Because our eyes work and because He alone is the Prophet nonpareil, we can trust all that He spoke. So when your eyes deceive you, and the predictions of others are ringing in your ears, resist those futile trappings that would cause you to stumble. Follow the simple yet powerful truths of Jesus, and experience the power and peace of a perfect, all-seeing Savior.


As we seek Him today, don’t let your eyes fool you. Ignore the sages of this world and cling to the truth of God’s word.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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