Are Disasters God’s Wake-up Call?
5450 miles away to our West is grief stricken Japan, currently dealing with a terrible earthquake, a ravishing tsunami and a nuclear melt down. LINK Many there are cold, homeless and hungry. All are heartbroken. as are we.
Much of the world is currently revolting against their rulers.
Globally, we are on an economic precipice. LINK Many are in despair. For many, these are terrible times.
So, the Rocktagon asks this question: Are disasters God’s wake up call?
Should folks be angry with God? If He is God couldn’t He stop this? Wouldn’t a good God stop this?
Or is God allowing Satan a free hand and the fruits of our sin to take its course. Is He reminding us that we ignore Him at our peril?
Jesus Christ once was asked by His disciples what signs would signify the close of the age. (Matthew 24:3-8) He answered: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains”. He then added that before the end would come the Gospel of God’s Kingdom would be preached in the whole world. (Matthew 24:9-14)
Even if you don’t think so it may not hurt to be more informed and more prepared. Be sure to check out our Sign of the Times news entries for today, 3/17/11. More earthquakes are predicted. ‘Reactor #3’ is filled with plutonium (MOX fuel). It is MUCH worse than uranium!
It quickly becomes obvious that God’s Word says that He is in control. He calls on the entire world to repent. To turn from our wicked ways and seek peace in love and in truth.
Jeremiah 18:6-12 says God brings disaster on nations. But if they turn from their evil God will relent.
I fear for the USA. I pray to God that we can collectively expose evil (Eph. 5:11) and turn toward God.
Though we are all called to do our part, our hope must not be in the response of the rest of mankind. Our hope must be in the One who claimed to have conquered death (Romans 6:7-9) and overcome this world (John 16:33) (1 John 5:1-5); Jesus the Christ, HaMashiach Jeshua (Jesus the Messiah), the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
His Kingdom is coming. It is what He taught us to pray for. Matthew 6:9-10
His new heaven and new earth for His bride will be nice too! Isaiah 65:17-25
Let us do as the Lord taught: love God and love others. This means we are to help our neighbor. Right now, most of us can use a lot of help.
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