Who Knows Tomorrow?

Samuel Smith


Who knows tomorrow? This has been a heart-perplexing question of antiquity. Whenever it is asked, it is an inquisition to unravel people's knowledge into the future. But it has been long entrenched that this question has gotten a zero answer.

No matter how knowledgeable, famous, brilliant, visionary or whatever you are, your ability to know and understand rest in the present. All our attempts to understand or speak of the future rest on guesses. This was the same ploy the Chaldeans in the court of Nebuchadnezzar was using to sway the king and the Babylonians. The Bible records in Daniel chapter 2 postulates that, King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which troubled him greatly because he could remember neither the dream nor its interpretation. For years, as people come to tell their dream, the magicians, astrologers, sorcerers and the Chaldeans will concoct a meaning for them. Their fame and high status was from the ignorance of the people and since the people were oblivious to the scheme of these deceivers, they hailed them. This is the same scheme that contemporary magicians, so called prophets, enchanters etc. do to the uninformed masses. We praise them, pay them, hail them, and they gain from us because they tell us our future or prophesy about tomorrow. Are they real?

For God’s own purpose the king forgot the dream this time and this unveiled the weakness and vulnerability of man. The knowledge of the future belongs to the God whose dwelling is not with flesh (Daniel 2:10, 11). He owns tomorrow and controls time, days and seasons. As God was recognized, the destiny of our world was recounted and the future was unfolded. Per the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream which God gave through Daniel, the kingdoms of this world are not perpetual. There was a time for gold (Babylonian kingdom 605-539 BC), silver (Medo-Persian kingdom 539-331 BC), bronze (Grecian kingdom 331-168 BC), iron (Roman Empire 168 BC-457AD) and the feet of iron and clay (the divided kingdoms). The dream was a forecast of the succession of the kingdoms of this world from Nebuchadnezzar’s time to the end of this world (Read Daniel 2:1-49 prayerfully). As prophesized and revealed by God, none of them failed.

"And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever". This final kingdom is the stone kingdom and the only great event in history we are waiting for. Nobody knows when but God. If you will trust Him and depend on Him, you will have no cause to fear for the future. You will be a partaker in this kingdom in waiting and as all the others were fulfilled, with surety, this one cannot fail. Don’t trust or depend on your possessions, status, abilities or any human being. The strength to fulfil your itinerary for tomorrow rest in God. Just say if the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that and with God, all things are possible.

Pr. Nicholas Obeng Agyekum