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    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    It's like saying that if someone is on a railroad track on a corner and doesn't see a train coming, and the Lord sends a warning to the person, some of the logic in this thread would basically say that God would never warn someone that a train is coming. This is just bizarre. I don't even know what to say to such silliness. But whatever.
    A prophecy with the effect that someone will be able to avoid an oncoming train would be an edifying prophecy. If the prophecy is nothing more than "you will be hit by a train some time in the future whatever you do" then that is what I was talking about earlier.

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    Here's an example of an edifying prophecy/revelation about the future.

    In 2010 I was driving my old car on a winter day and the road was covered by a thin layer of snow. In places it was very slippery and although I was driving slowly at 25-30 mph or so I managed to get into a swerve, meaning the car went into a wild turn from left to right to left to right and so forth. There was oncoming traffic somewhere ahead and some snow against the right railing and my immediate reaction was to crash the car into the snow and the railing to the right so I would avoid a head-on 60 mph collision with oncoming traffic that was bound to be coming my way any moment. While I was in that wild turn the Holy Spirit told me that I would break my legs if I did that so I decided to just let the car go through its motions. After several seconds and still no oncoming traffic, it went into an 180 degree turn or slide and crashed into the snowless railing to the left at a very slow speed, now facing the other way. The bumper and the right headlight got smashed somewhat but I wasn't hurt at all. Then the oncoming traffic started passing me in the lane I was now in. The car was still driveable so I headed home then I decided to scrap the car and get a newer one with some newer technology.

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    You should go to Texas and rebuke all the illegal Mexicans and send them back to Mexico
    Somebody certainly needs to... this nation is broke and cannot even take care of it's own citizens.

    What I wanna know is, why can't the Mexican government take care of their own citizens???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Truck View Post
    Somebody certainly needs to... this nation is broke and cannot even take care of it's own citizens.

    What I wanna know is, why can't the Mexican government take care of their own citizens???
    The nation is broke, IMHO BECAUSE it's trying to 'take care of' everyone...

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    All true prophesy is edifying if followed by obedience...I would think that it's always going to be a double edged sword..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    All true prophesy is edifying if followed by obedience...I would think that it's always going to be a double edged sword..
    This is not a criticism of anyone in particular but it may not actually be God's will for his servants to know too much about the future. A lot of the time, obeying God's instructions - who does know the future exhaustively - without knowing or understanding everything, is more than enough. Leaving the details to him can bring peace rather than a feeling of having to handle everything oneself. We are not supposed to function as some sort of all knowing "gods", just as we are not supposed to function as some sort of all powerful "gods". The knowledge and power is with God and he distributes it as he sees fit.

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