Following the publication of our vision into 2018, CTNTP have a number of ‘unknowables’ – this is because CTNTP began with a word given with ‘no why’s or whens.’
Although we believe this word is from the Lord (Read about our background – click here), and the Lord knows the ‘why’ and ‘when’, we go forward in faith and obedience, knowing we are in good company when it comes to what happened throughout the scriptures! Along the way, we are discovering signs and clues!
The following illustrations from the Bible may be helpful:
A few of the Don’t Knows in the Bible but which led to Blessing, Provision and Deliverance!
Genesis 15:1-6 Hebrews 11:9-12 Abraham does not know who will inherit everything after his passing as he was childless, but after asking the Lord about this, God gave him a son (Isaac) approximately 15 years later – talk about living by faith!
2 Chronicles 20:1-30 Jehoshaphat didn’t know what to do when the enemies of Israel came against them (vs.12), and called the nation to prayer, it was then the prophet Jahaziel (vs.14) was used by the Lord to give instruction and direction, which led to victory!
John 20:1-20 Mary Magdalene and the disciples did not know that Jesus must rise from the dead until . . !
Acts 12:1-17 Peter is in prison, Peter and the disciples did not know until . . !
Acts 16:6-15 Paul and Silas did not know where to go until . . !
Acts 16:16-40 Paul and Silas are thrown in prison, they did not know what was going to happen until . . !
Acts 20:22-24 Paul shares with the elders of the church in Ephesus that he does not know what is going to happen to him . .
Acts 27:13-44 Paul and those with him in the ship did not know what was going to happen to them until . . !
Sources: Bible Timeline © 2010 by Rich Valkanet, Discovery Bible and Biblos.com. All Dates are Approximate. Timeline based on traditionally accepted timeframes and general consensus of a variety of sources, including Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible, A Survey of Israel’s History (Wood), The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings (Thiele), ESV Study Bible, The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, and Easton’s Bible Dictionary.