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nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the wave
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Earthquake in "Christchurch" New Zealand
This writer usually does not address topics such as this, however, where the Spirit prompts, I must follow. Notice with me that "Christchurch" was recently literally shaken violently. Those with eyes that see should consider the implications of such an event on the physical and spiritual level.
Earthquakes are one of the signature events of the book of Revelation. The book is full of them. As we move through the beginning of the end of all things as we know them in this world, the church will be judged first:
1 Peter 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?
As it was written here in days past, the church's time of "testing" is right now. Our time of judgement is right now. The world has something else coming to it. The world has something much much worse in store for it. The church is not treated like the world, it never has been and it never will be. There is a time coming when the church will be removed and the Lord's dealing with mankind will be changed. Israel was not treated like the church, the world is not treated like the church. Jesus is the difference. What was done by the Son of God on the cross is awe inspiring for those who understand it.
We would be wise to get our "house" in order today. There are signs in the sun, moon and stars today, just as the Lord said there would be. We were told to "look up" when all these things begin to happen:
The Lord reminded this reader of something very encouraging recently. We have been called to grace (through faith) and peace. We have been called to mercy and forgiveness. What is it about these things that people find so distasteful? We have been called into a simple faith in Jesus Christ. What the world scorns is highly treasured in the Kingdom of Heaven, and what the world treasures is scorned by our Kingdom. Believing like a child is mocked by this world. The worldly think they are sooooo smart these days. Don't you know, they have technology! Yet with all mankinds pomp, they still cannot cure the common cold....
While this world mocks, while hatred of the way of truth advances, while those who call themselves "christians" turn away, every Word written in the Bible is coming true. As more scorn and abuse is heaped upon believers, this writer becomes more firmly entrenched in his belief. The evidence is stacking up that every Word that came from the mouth of God is true. Isn't it ironic that as the evidence mounts for the accuracy of the bible, more turn away? How strange. Events are unfolding precisely as the bible said they would.
Keep the faith. Be sure of what you believe in. Get your revelation of what is happening in the world from God Himself, from Jesus Christ. The words of men cannot feed and satisfy you, only the Word of God can do that. The Holy Spirit always points you toward Jesus Christ. This writer is pointing you towards Jesus Christ. He is the only answer we need. He is all sufficient, more than willing and able to meet every need we have. Be patient. While this world suffers through the beginning of sorrows, we who believe have this treasure in jars of clay, a peace that transcends all understanding. Thanks be to God for all His kindnesses towards us who believe!
Theses are the thoughts this writer believes the Lord has impressed upon him over the past few days. Grace and peace