Greetings Brothers and Sisters!
Today our family in Florida braces for Irma. Hunker down if you didn’t leave. Texas is drying out (at least from water) and the Northwest part of the country still continues to burn with massive wildfires.
I’ve seen the verses going around from the Book of Matthew about storms and wars and earthquakes and such.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these thingsmust come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you to panic or anything. Listen, Jesus said it, he meant it. Can we stop these things? No. Should hide from these things? No, God made sure that we became warriors. To be protectors of family and friends and country.
Now as our country is in the middle of a bunch of natural disasters, we watch as the constant division narrative being spouted has been, at least for now, thrown into the flood waters to be washed out.
This ties back in to my sermons on the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.
I leave you with this:
36.But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39. and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.