Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Signs and a Sovereign God I

Another beautiful day out today, this evening rather.  This happens to be my favorite part of the day because the sun is still shining and about an hour to an hour and a half from going down and the coolness of the coming night feels like a salve for my bones.
It has been a blessed day and much time was spent in prayer with the Most High.
Truthfully, it almost seems like the perfect day. Maybe it is a sign?  We'll get to that later. 

Work was a breeze with six people and the bulk of our job was s truck that we got done before noon.  That left four hours to just take extra time to do things we normally do not have a lot of time to do.  Yes, it could be considered a very good day.

Right now as I look at the cars snake their way around town, the drivers seem to be in a jovial mood.  Why?  Could it be the weather?  Yep, 1/3 of the problem solved.  Could it be that the work day is over?  Ditto that, add another 1/3.  Let us try this one.  Could it be that almost everyone is oblivious to what is really going on in the world today?  You have my vote and that is the final 1/3 part to make it a whole.

While mulling this over, a verse of scripture came to mind from Ezekiel 38 verse 11.  This verse applies to the nation of Israel and its last days prophecies but it fits in here.  "And thou shalt say, I will go up to a land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates."  (There are no villages, gates or bars around my town.)

What will happen to this town and these people when the world is turned upside down?  9/11 was a small representation of the things to come.  Untold numbers of people flocked to/back to churches in the aftermath of that terrible day.  Yet, how many decisions were lasting?   We can only guess at a number.  Fear of death drove those decisions and once it subsided they went back to their old ways.  Is this the very same thing that happened in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina?  Undeniable. 
That great and terrible day is fast approaching, when God's judgement, eventually falls on the countries of this world.  Despite all of these things hope does abound.  What is the source of this HOPE?  Jesus the Christ.  My hope is in Jesus and it is my hope that others find Him also.  Until that day comes (salvation for all) I will continue to pray and share the gospel message of repentance, forgiveness, salvation and eternal life.