The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Monday, January 9, 2012

I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet, neither prognosticator, seer, soothsayer nor tea-leaf reader, but a remnant Christian who stands as a watchman on the wall, and what I am sensing gives me pause.

I will share my feelings with you - for your prayerful consideration - perhaps you feel the same, perhaps you think I am over the edge and hanging on by a small twig, but perhaps....

I sat reading news clips:

Earthquake Swarm Continues 

Japan suffered a magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami. The country continues to suffer from the damage almost a year later - with no end in sight as quakes continue.

as I continued reading, I questioned.

- is the earth groaning under the weight of sin? 

"For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now." Romans 8:22

Has our Almighty God finally said enough? Has the weight of sin reached the breaking point?  Has God removed His hand of protection? I wondered.

Jeremiah writes: How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, "He will not see what happens to us... My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the Spring of Living Water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water..."

But, there is more, much more to consider:

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains." Mark 13

Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel to finalize plans for the upcoming drill, expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel.

The armies of Saudi Arabia and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states stood ready Thursday January 5, 2012 for Washington to stand up to Iranian threats and send an aircraft carrier or several warships through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf. Riyadh has been leaning hard on the Obama administration not to let Tehran get away with its warning to react with “full force” if the USS Stennis aircraft carrier tried to reenter the Gulf or Iran’s pretensions to control the traffic transiting the world’s most important oil route.

With the Muslim Brotherhood pulling within reach of an outright majority in Egypt’s new Parliament, the Obama administration has begun to reverse decades of mistrust and hostility as it seeks to forge closer ties with the organization once viewed as irreconcilably opposed to United States interests.

Daily the headlines worsen. The number of abortions in America steadily inches toward 2 million. Gays and lesbians are now accepted in the military, gay marriage is becoming commonplace in mainstream America. African countries are being threated; either legalize homosexuality or be excluded from receiving financial aid, while California public schools are requiring all children to "study the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans” to the “development of California and the United States of America".

Sin moves without restraint,  running rampant throughout our nation and around the world.

Consider these words carefully, examine them against scripture and pray. If you feel my twig  has finally broken - pray for me. But if you see that perhaps... then pray intently for your family and friends who are living apart from the LORD, intensify your prayers for their salvation - daily lifting them to the throne room of God - planting seeds, watering seeds planted by others.

There are souls lost and dying in their sins - the fields are white unto harvest -we must reach as many as we can before the door of the Ark closes, before our liberties are taken from us, before America ceases to be a democracy or before time as we know it is no more -

- we must.

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