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The end from the beginning.

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I need scriptural evidence to show why God may reveal how we die or the period and what to do when having such visions?
 
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I need scriptural evidence to show why God may reveal how we die or the period and what to do when having such visions?

God revealed to Hezekiah that he was going to die, but Hezekiah prayed and God gave the man 15 more years:

"In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake." II Kings 20:1-6

The revelation to Hezekiah had a purpose for you and for me. It lets us know that God is in control and that He is paying attention to those who are talking to Him.

Are there other purposes for Hezekiah or for you or for me?

One thing we discover, if we continue reading, is that Hezekiah, one of the better kings, made what was perhaps his worst recorded mistake when he showed everything in his house and in the Lord's house to visitors from Babylon. The Babylonians would later conquer Judah and carry away the treasures of his house and of the Lord's house.

Perhaps it would have been better if Hezekiah had simply left things alone when he was told that he was going to die. Perhaps he should not have prayed for an extension to his natural life.
 
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I have considered that Scripture in my meditations. And I do agree praying for an extension was the wrong call by Hezekiah. Like it or not our time here is short, it's so easy to say Matthew 6:33 and bask in the euphoria of eternal life but when you get to Gethsemane it's not easy to face it and surrender to his will. I imagine what Jesus went through no one could understand.
 
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Perhaps it would have been better if Hezekiah had simply left things alone when he was told that he was going to die. Perhaps he should not have prayed for an extension to his natural life.
agree but as mark says, this is near impossible to do
 
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robaston: agree but as mark says, this is near impossible to do

No it is not easy to face it. As a matter of fact for man it may well be impossible, but...

"...Who then can be saved?

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:26-27

This is why we have to surrender completely to God. If we don't, then to the extent that we have not, we will be trying to the do work ourselves and we cannot.

So then back to Mark's reference:

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt 6:33

We go ahead and do the seeking first and in doing so we also are recognizing that He is adding to us whatever we cannot do that God deems to be necessary.
 
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