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LIVING HEAVEN: GOD CAN REVERSE THINGS IN OUR PASTS, EVEN IF IT MEANS CHANGING TIME
Can God change time? What if you could go back and remedy certain things in your past?
Let's take that first question first:
Of course God can go back in time.
In eternity, the past, present, and future are all one in a way we with earthly minds can not understand. But it's true: During near-death episodes, folks often relive their entire lives as if they are right there; they step into their personal histories. It is brought back.
In 2 Kings 20 we see that God can even reverse the movement of shadows.
"Said Hezekiah: 'It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.' Isaiah the prophet cried to the Lord, and He brought the shadow on the stairway back ten steps by which it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz." We heard a preacher preach this recently.
And so going back in time is easy work for God -- and if you pray, He will do so in a way that brings the result you should have caused to start with. He can correct past mistakes for you. He will right the wrongs you have done -- if He sees a devout repentant heart.
What a promise!
Take advantage of it.
This is not to say we actually relive the moment -- not on earth. We don't go through a time warp. There's no flying by the stars (not while we're in the flesh). There's no Rod Serling.
God can reverse harm we have done or shortcomings that have stymied us. He can give us now the opportunities we missed -- perhaps in a different way, but with the same future effect.
He can restore lost opportunities.
He can go back in our lives and rearrange if we are truly repentant, if we have confessed, and especially if we ask in faith. This brings a taste of Heaven to earth.
Are there children you would have liked to have had a closer relationship with? He can now make it so close that it makes up for past distance. Is there a friend you ended up not being friends with? He can rejoin you, spiritually. Is there a task you should have achieved? He can grant you another opportunity that bears identical prospects (in ways you will never anticipate).
In prayer, go back and meditate on the situation and ask God to remedy it. Pray until you feel the flow of grace.
Soothe past feelings. Send love where you had not sent love. Forgive, forgive, and forgive again. In eternity, you will see it the way it should have been and even here will reap the benefits!
Ask God to go back and adjust matters. Ask Him to turn back the clock. Ask God to restore lost moments -- or even lost years.
Spiritual failings? He can greatly increase your development -- in such a way that the failure no longer serves as a negative. A career failure? He can recover whatever you think went down the drain.
When we die, there is a period of self-discovery during which the social masks we wore on earth dissolve away and the true self is revealed. Make your true self heavenly right now. Get a vision of your future and head for that.
If you did things that were unhealthy, ask God to go back and heal your body from the abuse (or neglect). God is eternal. He knows no such bounds. This is power.
All is now. And in that flow is the Power of His Hand in the Name of Jesus!
Promise Him your love, give Him your faith, forgive those who have wronged you -- and He will make up for whatever you need made up. There are no efforts you ever made (except for selfish evil ones) that were wasted.
In Heaven there is forward and backward and in prayer we can do that even now. We do so in forgiveness. In Heaven, it is said, we remember our real identities.
Let there be no self motive. Extinguish all greed. Let selfishness be unknown to you. Act out of pure goodness.
Fight the good fight, do it for Him, and the Lord will reverse the curse and course of the past and you will attract grace like a magnet!
Live solely to serve God and He will especially rectify your history. Actions done solely out of love for Him are spiritual dynamite (whereas vanity is like striving after the wind).
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