Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

Earthquake Pearl Harbor Payback?

Luke 13:1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5. No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. (Acts 16:26)

Notice in this great earthquake that the prison doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed? God did this. God wants people free not locked in prisons. God wants people free not enslaved in any way.

Some of the Muslim world was celebrating when 9/11 happened seeing it as judgment from Allah on the great Satan..  But Jesus doesn’t see it that way. All the evil that takes place in America daily is proof that something is seriously wrong here in America . Disaster can come to anyone at anytime no person or nation is exempt from suffering and pain.

I’m sure  many have seen how some  tweeters and others online have said the earthquake in Japan is payback for Pearl Harbor.

As if the millions of lives lost and damaged with the horror of what was done to Hiroshima and Nagasaki is nothing to God. That all those souls he died  for was a mistake on God’s part. Seeing God as a fool who delights in causing pain and suffering.  But the truth of the matter is it is man  who does all this evil not God.

I wonder how these people who are mocking Japan’s pain and suffering account for Katrina.  The Gulf Oil Spill? Mine disasters? Who was God avenging then?  9/11?  Tornadoes? Floods?  Hurricanes? Wars and those MIA for years? Was this God’s karma on all those people, many of them Christians.

Disasters regularly hit America and the world square in the face.

Remember the 7.9 earthquake that hit the Bay area on October 17, 1989? A blessing on America? AIDS? God smiled his biggest smile when he sent AIDS to bless us?

Do they think God sent cancer as a blessing to America?  Death and destruction in many forms that suddenly appear out of nowhere to kill and destroy life and property in America. How do these mockers account for them? The fact is it is the result of sin in the universe.

A blessing from God on America? Or is God doing it to avenge someone he likes better?

How about serial killers that have been born, raised, and do all their killing here in America? There are so many one have to google it to find the number and that is just the ones caught.

All the abducted people reported as missing? Blessings or judgments or it just happened? Did God forget these children?

What about those evil people who abduct and rape and murder their victims right here in America? Sent from God to bless America?

According to them all the evil in America is a blessing from God. A big pat on America’s back from God for America being so holy. Disasters are in no way blessings.

Do they think 9/11 was a big surprise blessing from God to put happy faces on all the people who lost loved ones when the planes hit? And a “Don’t worry Be Happy t-shirt on all the dead  of 9/11.

Or what about America being number one in obesity and heart attacks? God is smiling at us?

Maybe  our national debt is what convinces them that America is special and exempt from the judgments of God.  How much America is loved throughout the world? Is this a blessing? Maybe it is our failing economy, unemployment, divorce rate,  poverty, children left behind, our war dead, diabetes, brain tumors, diabetes, leukemia, aneurysms,  anorexia, car wrecks that take thousand of lives yearly, teenage suicide,  alcoholism, divorces, jails, prisons, insane asylums, and cancer being misinterpreted as  bad things when in reality it is all a sign of God’s approval on America.

Big blessings sent by God to put big happy faces on the victims.

Should these folks who mock Japan’s pain and suffering from this earthquake see the drug problems, diseases, obesity, and the wild beasts (are now colonizing our nation)  as blessings from God?

I could go on and on listing the many evils that is destroying this nation but these few are enough to show that God is against SIN not people!

God said in his WORD:

The person who sins will die. A son will not be punished for his father’s sins, and a father will not be punished for his son’s sins. The righteousness of the righteous person will be his own, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be his own. (Ezekiel 18:20)

God only sends judgment on nations who neglect the poor and who mistreat the aliens, and neglect the widows and orphans. Those who reject his Son are the ones who will suffer his judgment.

Earthquakes and wars and famines and disease are here because of sin in the universe from the first time sin was committed.

Sin is a personal thing not a national one unless you happen to be ISRAEL.

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When Are The Last Days?

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And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (Acts 2:17)

If anyone knew when the last days are it is the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. The men whose letters make up the New Testament. Also the Hebrew prophets knew it was days that were coming and they prophesied of them.

In the passage above Peter is preaching, quoting the Hebrew prophet Joel, the first sermon after the resurrection and ascension into heaven of Jesus. He is the apostle with the keys to the kingdom. Jesus gave them to him when he confessed that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God.

He knew and so did the others with him that the last days began then. So the last days have been going on for about 2000 years. And personally I believe not only are we living in the last days we are living in the eleventh hour and midnight is almost upon us when the Bridegroom comes.

So we know from this that the last days began from the first century AD  and continue to now. When Jesus was here on earth began the last days.

I have heard many skeptics say that nothing is new that all these things Jesus predicted have been happening right along. Yes all along the last two thousand years.

America is not even 300 years old? Yet in its short existence America has managed to so rebel against the laws of God that it is now home to hundreds of thousands of pythons?

God didn’t do this but people who do not think of consequences.

Earthquakes happening in frequency as never before which is another sign of the last days. Go check out the frequency of earthquakes now compared to a hundred years ago. No contest.

Jesus said that Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:26)

Fear is nothing but anxiety and stress. And anxiety and stress are the cause of heart attacks as well as obesity and hating others.

The world has never been more dangerous. This cannot be refuted.

We are living in the last days when the four horses of the Revelation of Jesus Christ  have been sent into the earth.

They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (Luke 17:27)

I have heard people say that this what Jesus said has ben happening all along. It is nothing new.

Exactly! And Jesus knew that a thousand or two thousand years later they would still be doing what they have been doing since the dawn of creation; partying!

Are you getting ready for that day? That last day? And even if the Lord delays his coming for the next 75 years are you ready to die and meet God in peace with Christ within to stand for you before God?

It is something to consider. Make plans for your eternal future because you do have one.