Thirst and the Power of Being
While reading a work by John Eurigina Scotus, a 9th century philosopher & theologian, he proposed and presented an argumentative body, accompanied with the support for his hypothesis,
"God does not have foreknowledge"
The ramifications of this:
This issue, which has been a fundamental presumption, notion, and is an assertion of our faith; yet Scotus presents the following, " that to have fore-knowledge, is to say that someone is not there, and the future is yet to be."
Something to Ponder:
At first glance, this, indeed would no doubt preclude God from being everywhere, which in turn would dismiss Him from being omnipotent. Moreover, God would need to "roll out", if you will, time and events much like a carpet.
This, too, would assert that God has not rested from all His works, and would dismiss Pseudo Dionysius's assertions within his treatise, ‘Divine Names', citing that similar to the sun, which he asserts that to be under the scope of the sun, is to be in the light of it. Even if you were to be within a house, the effects of the sun's light and other factors still exist and to some extent permeate the structure you are within. There is no escaping the sun's compete effects. It does not need to be visible for you to experience its effect and observe its affect upon things.
All this, in conjunction with predestination, is to say that if you were within, let's say inside a 200 room hotel, the water is present and readily available at any and all faucets, yet because you may be ignorant of this fact, or aptly put, are unaware of all the locations, does not infer that the hotel is dry, or limits the opportunity for the dispensing thereof. Your being thirsty is your dilemma, and does not, nor should it come against the hotel.
At any time, when ever the need arise to quench your thirst, the water is there at all facets at all times, thus, when you arrive at one, even if you find, say a water fountain around the corner, it was always there, ready to serve. Thus, your ignorance to look, know and be there did not diminish the fact that it was there all the time.
The prediction factor is that all is possible, realistic, locations have been previously considered and the locations were situated (planned) to provide water, by the architect.
In short, your need, being thirsty, (for what ever the need), is not that God has somehow dismissed your request, (your prayers) you simply have not come to the fountain. God has indeed known and has provided the means for reconciliation of what ever the issue. Once again you simply need to receive via being open and ready to receive, walk towards, pass thru and possess with gratitude.
In the event you cannot see, perhaps it is that you are sporting darkened shades, or have your hand over them; and not the rosy colors of hope. If you do not know where to go or look, perhaps it is because you have not stopped to listen. In the event you cannot hear, perhaps it is that you have them tuned to something else.
Finally, the excess of suffering, and the habit of sufferance it engenders, blunts the edge of hope as well as that of desire, while imagination is left to exercise its skill on purely joyless pictures of the future. Anything less, or anything, which dismisses opportunity is because it was never there, or you are not where you need to be, doing what it is that you should be doing so, when it is the correct time.
If my words have come a bit abrupt, I do apologize, yet, when you hit up against something, that is, when you hit against what is not malleable, pain is meant, in nature, to alert you to stop, not to "kick against the goads", or "ouch", it hurts when you hit the ground.
Bro Smith SGS