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An Explanation of Current Natural Disasters
EVEN THE STONES WOULD CRY OUT
Friends and family have been coming to Tammy and I asking our opinions on what is up with all the natural disasters taking place globally. Before I take time to expound on this I will reference you to two passages of Scriptures found in Luke and Romans. I could use more but I feel these two suffice our needs.
Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Romans 8:21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Ok that explains it end of hub. Just learn what these two verses mean and I can save myself writing time and you the reader reading time..... Now did you really think I was going to let you off that easy? Nope not hardly, sit back and hopefully you enjoy or learn something as I have.
In Luke 19 Jesus was entering the city riding in on a donkey colt. The people were crying" Hosanna, hosanna to the King." They were ready for Christ to establish His kingdom on Earth. They were looking for what they selfishly wanted to see Jesus perform. It was in their hope that Jesus was there to destroy Roman rule and be seated as the King of Israel. The Pharisees still saw Jesus as a hoax and yelled out for Him to quiet the people saying they were nuts calling out to Jesus and praising Him as King. The Pharisees did have one thing right though, Jesus was not there to set up His Earthly reign! His time had not yet come. But, He answered the Pharisees with verse 40 of Luke 19 that if He silenced His disciples even the stones would cry out. Wow, how powerful a statement. Then Paul wrote as inspired by the Holy Spirit in Romans 8: 21 & 22 that the whole world groans and labors in birth pangs for the Saviour. What does this mean?
We as Christians have governments around the world decreeing that witnessing of the Lord Jesus Christ is illegal, imprisonment and even death is the penalty for testifying the name of Jesus Christ. Even speaking of God, provided it is not the false little "g" god Allah, may lead to this same action against true God fearing born again Christians. Our silence is causing the Earth to cry out. All the signs of the times are saying the earth even labors with birth pangs like a woman in child labor waiting for the return of the Master of the Seas Jesus Christ.
The wind blows as it wishes like the hurricanes such as Katrina, the tornados that devastate the Southern United States and the Midwest. The volcanos that destroy so much land and cause crops to die. The earthquakes such as in Chili, Haiti and Japan all heed warnings that the Earth is groaning for the King to restore the land. Man's wickedness has torn the Earth, it has polluted the skies and worse it has polluted the human soul and spirit. The tsunamis that have hit around the world is a result of the oceans crying out to only be stilled by the One who speaks the Truth and whispers out,"Peace be still."
My friends we have gone from being in the last days as the Apostles Peter and Paul wrote of, that Jesus in Matthew 24 warned us about to the very last minutes. Time is running out on the world as we type and read this message. Are you prepared? Do your loved ones know Jesus Christ as The Way The Truth and The Life? What will you do to make sure? Will you speak to them Jesus? I love in Acts 27 when Phillip was led to the Eunuch and it says he took the scriptures and preached unto him Jesus. That is our calling, not trying to prove or defend our belief but preaching unto them JESUS.
I have read two incredibly great books lately. They are Foxes Book of Martyrs and Jesus Freaks. If you do not have a copy of them they are a must have for every believer to have and to thoroughly read. They say just what I have humbly tried to explain here, that the voices of us as Christians are being silenced but creation itself will not be quiet and is calling out the name of the Most High Jesus Christ. See just how others have lived and died for the name of Christ, for not recanting their faith. See how in many countries the Gospel is a felony around the world. See how many hide in secret to hear the Gospel preached. Then fall on your face and praise God that has not yet happened here in the United States of America. I do not take political sides BUT I do tell you this, the sitting president of this country is starting a re-election campaign already, if he would miraculously win we WILL see that in the next few years here in America. Our freedom to worship God will greatly be silenced. Maybe not near as bad as some other countries but it will not be good. This is a hub of what the world is going through and not a political rant, but this is what is leading Christians to be quiet, a strong arming of world leaders. And when we are silenced, the Earth will be crying out as it is already.