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  Bible Question: Do premonitions come from God? Can we get God to change His mind by praying that the premonition doesn't come true? I have had premonitions that have come true before. I know He has a plan for us, but will He consider our requests?
Bible Answer: Premonitions are common among humans. Most of us have done something, seen something, gone some place, for example, that seemed familiar. Some of us have sensed something would happen and then seen it actually occur. This has happened to Christians and non-Christians.
     God's Will. We cannot change God's mind about His will for us. God has definite plans for our life. I would encourage you to read a study on the will of God. But God has not planned every detail of our life. I do not believe that God cares what precise foods you eat tomorrow. Scripture never indicates that God cares how many minutes you take to comb your hair, wash your hands, or brush your teeth. I believe that God's will is like a road and He has given you freedom to drive a little slower, faster, closer to the right of the road, or more to the left. It is your choice as long as you stay on the road.
     Omens. There is a demonic premonition called an omen. This type of premonition is a sign of things to come. We are forbidden to seek it - even to know its Interpretation. Christians are to stay as far away as possible.

  There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, (NASB) Deuteronomy 18:10

     Considering Our Requests. Scripture tells us that God listens to our prayers if we are not in sin.

  So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you, Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil. (NASB) Isaiah 1:15-16

God will pay attention to our prayers when we are confessing our sins; that is, when are admitting to Him that we are sinners and seeking to turn away from our sin.
     1 Samuel 8:6-7 gives us a special look at how God deals with our prayers. The people were asking for a king instead of a spiritual prophet. Listen to God's Words.

  But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them. (NASB) 1 Samuel 8:6-7
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