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This Week Ahead: A spiritual HABITUDE should be our ATTITUDE - Nature

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When there are hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, thunderstorms, wind, rain, hail, lightning, all of theses can do much damage to land, property and sometimes lives. Lives of the innocent and lives of the not so innocent are impended upon by natural disasters.

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But people tend to say a variety of different things about life when disaster occurs.
Here are just a few of their quotes:

  • “I might as well live like I type - fast and with a lot of mistakes (and they top that comment with this remark – “God knows my heart and He is a forgiving God”
  • “You might as well live, because tomorrow you die”
  • “The gods are angry with us today”
  • “It’s the circle of life”
  • “That’s how the cookie crumbles”
  • “You have to roll with the tide when disaster hits”
  • “Why me, Lord?”
  • “Everything happens for a reason”
  • “Disasters is natures way of cleansing the earth, then starting anew”
  • “The devil is in the details”
  • “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”
  • “That family must have done something really bad for that disaster to happen to them”

But we must never forget that God is still in control whether disaster hits or not.

God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 2:4)
And God already has a divine plan for mankind through His faithful and obedient son Christ Jesus. This son came to this earth and sacrificed His life for mankind. But He is coming again to get His faithful followers. Exactly when Christ is coming, no one knows – except the God the Father. (Matthew 24:36)

Jesus enlightened us about His return at Matthew 24: 3-27. And as you read these scriptures look at some of disasters mentioned and tell me if you can find hope in the mist of it all:

And 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?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be

Matthew 24:6-7 talks about wars and rumors of rising wars and then the various disasters are mentioned.
But it reminds us in verse 8:

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

THEN, there’s that hope at Matthew 24: 13-14:

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

In God’s divine plan to cleanse the earth of all sin and evil once and for all (Genesis 6:7 & 2 Peter 3), this earth as we know it can no longer exist. In Noah’s day God said He would never destroy mankind by flood again

2 Peter 3:7 clearly states:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Matthew 24: 29-42 also explains what’s to become of this earth.

Matthew 24: 35-46 clearly states:
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

So whatever people say to comfort themselves – don’t listen to them – read the bible and see what God has to say about the matter.

Don’t listen to nature stories – Listen to God!

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