God definitely places a high importance on our having a knowledge of the future…He talks about it all the time in the Bible. And it’s not simply so that we can know what’s coming…rather its because (1) the future motivates us to act strategically in the present and (2) what we do now, echos in eternity. As believers, our witness determines who will go to heaven and who won’t, our actions are linked to heavenly rewards, our misbehavior leads to God’s discipline on our lives, the church and the country, and one of many motivations that pushes us toward the right behavior in the present is knowing what is to come.

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