Friday, January 15, 2016

"great in the sight of the Lord" - God Knows Tomorrow

Tokyo Station

God Knows Tomorrow

There is a story on the Wall Street.

A low-key worker in the Wall Street one day got a newspaper of the next day.  The one-day future newspaper showed what stocks went up the day before, namely the day when he happened to bought the newspaper in the morning.

Accordingly on the day and the next day he could achieve a good record in his business of selling and buying stocks for his clients.  It happened once a week or so.  The low-key worker in the Wall Street drew big attention as time went by, since the stocks he recommended his clients to buy or sell always brought big returns.

But he kept his low-key style of life, because he was afraid that his becoming flashy would make God angry.  The secret that he could buy, once a week or so, a newspaper of the next day at a kiosk of a station where he got on a train to New York every morning, was kept secret for months and years.  And he only used this secret information to his client accounts but not for himself, though his salary went up drastically.

But one day, a newspaper he bought at the kiosk presented an obituary article of him; it was a newspaper one week later.  It meant he would die one week later.  He got shocked and his heart stopped for a minute.  He was carried to a hospital.  However, his life was saved at the time.  But he decided to stay in the hospital for a week, so that he would not die a week later.

However, he died one week later, after confessing his secret to one fund manager who happened to come to visit him in his hospital room.  The low-key worker wanted to quit the company he was working for and become a partner of the fund manager's company.  So, he told the secret, though he could not avoid the ominous prophecy.

To make this story short, it is akin to a story Christ Jesus told.  One night a very rich man amused himself by thinking how rich he was and planning to build another barn to store his wealth.  But God said to him, "How foolish you are!  It was already decided that your life is taken away tonight."

Nobody knows what tomorrow will be.  But God must know it.  Then we have to obey God.

But if you think God does not exit, you should think there is perfectly nobody that knows tomorrow.  Then you may even work in the Wall Street against the teaching of Christ Jesus.

If you believe in God, you should think God knows what will happen tomorrow.  So, God might teach it to some believers.  But if you are shown by God what stocks will rise, you will not buy them today, since it is against the teaching of Christ Jesus: "Hate money but love God."

So, the low-key worker of the Wall Street must have been mistaken for some believer by an angel.  And the mistake must have been corrected eventually.

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Luk 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Luk 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.