December 23, 2016
Why the Eagles did NOT win this year’s Super Bowl:
- I don’t know. I’m not saying I KNOW any of this – on my own, that is. I do not claim to be a prophet or to have the gift of prophesy. I am a useful (in the Master’s Hand) as a sign-reader. But I have no control over events – I never claimed to. But I do say – as I have always said – that I know the One who DOES know the future because He controls it.
- Then, was I mis-led? No – I said what I believed I read from the signs. I still go with the signs. Maybe it was to keep me humble (mission accomplished!) so all of this predicting wouldn’t go to my head.
- I missed last year. In 2015, I actually predicted that the PHILLIES would come storming out of last place and win it all, at a time when that was theoretically possible. When they were finally eliminated, I predicted the Cubs would win – in 2015. Yes, I was wrong. The signs were there, but I was a year too soon. The Cubs had to complete their 70th Babylonian Exile Year… and did you notice that the Cubs won for the first time in 108 years THIS YEAR? Yeah – I was right, but a year too soon.
- The Eagles in the 2018 Super Bowl? That may be why I missed – because I read the signs correctly, but I was a year too soon. We’ll have to wait until next year…
- The signs are strong, but not as obvious as the Cubs’ signs: I was so sure the Cubs would win in 2016 that I posted it all over my blog as soon as the Royals were 2015 Champs. I really stepped out on faith when I said “Thus saith the Lord!: the Cubs will win” in June 2016. It was because the main sign was so obvious: the Babe’s Called Shot, which happened exactly 84 years before the Cubs would win. The “Exile” curse from appearing in the World Series for 70 years was for the way the Cubs and their fans disrespected Hank Greenberg in the 1945 World Series. The Eagles signs weren’t nearly so obvious.
- What were the signs? To reiterate: the signs were: a) the team has a core of dedicated believers in Jesus, who lived out their faith publicly; b) the quarterback is an outspoken believer; c) their coach also is an outspoken believer; d) it’s the teams’ 84th season of existence; e) the players wore practice cleats with Romans 5:8 on them; f) they have publicly blessed a Jewish person in their organization (General Manager Howie Roseman); and g) they’re my favorite football team, and since I was blessed with a win by my NCAA Basketball team (Villanova) and since I had been right about the Cubs, why not pick the Eagles?
One thing I’ll say: the Eagles have come very close to winning most of their games they lost – one more play in five or 6 games could have won them – so… things look very good for next season.
The goal of all of this is: I want to give God the glory for doing all this. One last time: HE is in control! And when He reveals His hand in our lives (even on the sports’ arena), I want to let Him be honored by it.
If it’s His will – next year… the Eagles will go all the way!