History repeats itself, true or false?  Truth is truth; absolute, without error.  Our source of truth is the Word of God.  So, if this statement is true then we will find it in the Word.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done saying My counsel will stand and I will do my pleasure. 

Look up to verse 9: The Word admonishes;

Remember the former things of old for I am God and there is none else.  I am God and there is none like me.

Therefore according to the Word History respeats itself.  In fact we are told to look back, remember the former, the ancient things of old in order to know what will happen in these latter days.

Let’s look at the verse again in Isaiah 46:10.

Declaring- to bring forward, reveal something by revelation, bring to light.

End- latter days

Beginning- initiation of a series of historical events.

God is going to bring forward and reveal the latter days from the beginning.  God’s ways are not our ways indeed for we look forward to the future and make plans, and God is saying to us look back and learn.

Do you get the picture?  Ever heard the phrase “we are all in the same boat?”  Well, I’m not sure that phrase is entirely true.  Today we want the easy way out.  So, we have put motors on all our boats in order to propel our lives against a tide of trouble rather than taking up the ancient oar of truth. 

God’s way is to back into your future.  You face your past and trust the oar in your hand to guide you into the harbor.  Many want to see where they are going but few are willing to to deal with where they have been.  Our past seems to be clouded by our mistakes and who today really wants to revisit the fall?

Yet God is calling us to Remember!  The root of the word remember is “mem” meaning to recall from the Latin word “memor” meaning “mindful”.  The prefix is “re”, meaning “back or again” The suffix is “er” meaning a person or thing that does something. With this simple vocabulary lesson we can see that God is saying to us “think again” “get back to being mindful of who you are!”  Renew your mind! 1 Corinthians 2:16

God remembers His covenant-Gen. 9:15, yet we continually forget and in His mercy He Reminds.  Why do you think He continually throughout scripture inspired men to write, Remember Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, Remember the Sabbath Day, Remember how you provoked Me when I brought you out of Egypt….God remembers every thing except our sins.  He extends His Right Hand all day long calling us to remember and we seem to not want to listen or look because a trip to the past for us is a vision of sin……for God it is a path of Victory.  Our failures point to God’s love and infinite mercy.  We complain, God feeds us, we moan God comforts, we forsake God never leaves us, we sin…………God takes the sin upon himself…He loved me in the beginning, before He formed me in the womb He knew me…..Before the foundation of this world was laid the Lamb was slain…the price was paid before the debt was incurred.  What marvelous grace to Remember…….

Faith comes by hearing……The Savior is calling…….Do this in Remembrance of Me!  Take Eat this is my body….the Bread which came down from heaven….broken for you.  Eat the Word….broken into the Old and the New…..

Now the Word states that not a bone was broken; Psalms 34:20, John 19:36.  What was broken?  His flesh!  To follow Christ the flesh must be broken

Interesting facts about “not a bone will be broken” comparing Deut. 28:13.  How to become the head and not the tail.  Stay with me……..May God give you wisdom and understanding….

1Co 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
1Co 2:5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1Co 2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught:
1Co 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1Co 2:8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1Co 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1Co 2:10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1Co 2:12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Co 2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

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