Saturday, February 27, 2010

Recent Earthquakes

Last night a "great" 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile, not 24 hours earlier a 7+ on the richter scale hit off the coast of Japan, and we all know the cleanup of Haiti after its large earthquake is still ongoing.

This world would tell us all the quakes are part of "global warming" or any number of other excuses/explanations. The one single reason they will NEVER tell us for the quakes is.....our Lord. Consider the word of God:

1 Corinthians 10:26 "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." ... ...

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live
in it; ...

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy ... ... "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; upon them he has set the world. ...

Matt 24:4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,a’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

The Lord warned us about these things a long time ago. As it was written here yesterday, the Lord has spoken clearly about what was written in Matt 25. We are to be ready, and watching (wise virgins) and we are to be doing something....ANYTHING with the "talents" he has given us so we have something to show when he comes back.

This world and sadly many who call themselves christians are watching for everything BUT Jesus to show up. People are looking for the anti-christ, the tribulation, economic collapse, global warming and everything else BUT Jesus. What a huge mistake. When Jesus tells us to WATCH, he is clearly telling us to watch FOR HIM....The "wise virgins" went out to meet who? The BRIDEGROOM, and who is the bridegroom? It's Jesus.

We are to be watching for our Lord to come back for us at all times. All the world events around us should be seen in the context of the word of God and the soon return of our Lord Jesus. Earthquakes are birthpains. Earthquakes stacked right on top of one another could be signaling BIRTH. We may have a long time to wait for our Lord to come back for us, or he could show up tonight. Either way, lets have our jars of oil lined up and our LIGHTs burning in this world until the moment we are taken out of it.

Matt 5:13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

These are the things I hear the Lord speaking today. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Grace and peace.