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Friday, July 29, 2011

PREMONITIONS

There will be wars and rumors of wars...


Matthew 24:36
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
   36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

According to a map I was sent by AM BEST Company in an insurance magazine we received, it documented 19 disasters due to wind, snow, and rain in the year 2010.  Also on the world map are symbols representing high risk areas for insuring that are called natural and man-made hot spots.  These problem areas are risky due to wildfire, piracy, terrorism, political unrest, major earthquakes, volcanic activity, flood-prone zones, drought, probable storm paths, and major fault lines are plotted over the whole Earth.  It is important to the insurance industry to know these things, since they have to accept the risk for policies held by individuals.

I never realized that all these events were followed so closely and documented by this group of people.  When I looked at the areas of piracy it is quite a coincidence to find that they are centered along the same lines of latitude around the world.  Mexico and Central America, on the borders of Columbia and Brazil, the Caribbean, off the coast and all through Central Africa, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Papua New Guinea.

Another stunning fact was that most of the natural disasters were sent to the United States or Europe this past year.  That really makes me think that there is a definite design in those events.  Record breaking cold temperatures and snowfall in Europe that killed so many.  Hardest hit with flooding, tornados, fires, and hail hitting mostly countries that are a democracy or that have freedom of religion.

If my radar is telling me the truth, I would say that we are getting warnings of a magnitude through this onslaught that we should have our spiritual house in order.  We need to be praying for revival of our own hearts, as well as the revival of our country from the grass roots up through the government.  Then pray for the world.  Pray for those missionaries who labor in danger zones that many will receive Jesus as their savior!

We need to be sowing and reaping more now than at any time because we are running out of time.  Even world leaders in Israel, say that it will not be long... not even many years until all out war in the Middle East will break out.  It is a miracle that Israel has stood strong with so much fighting, terrorism, and pressure from all around it since it reclaimed it's statehood!

The signs of the times are upon us.  Do not be idle.  Open your heart up to God to be the funnel from him to all around you through whatever gifts he has given you.  If it is in speaking, then speak; if it is in raising money, then raise money for the kingdom; if it is in writing, then write whatever and where ever God opens your mind to do this.  If you are a psalmist, let the songs flow out to the congregations.

The body of Christ needs to be strengthened by the fresh winds of the Holy One upon us.  We need to walk, breathe, eat, sleep, talk, sing, and move always in this fresh anointing each and every day.  There are lost souls all around.  We have to care about their destiny.  We have to be his hands and feet today.  Today is all we are promised.  Live it like it is your last before we walk out into the rest of eternity.

This is a little heavier than my other blogs, I realize.  I just had such an urgency today to write and this is meant to be encouragement that will motivate us out of our slumber.  I am the first to hear and heed this warning.  I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and on toward the heart of God.  Blessings!

The Message (MSG)


1 Thessalonians 5

 1-3I don't think, friends, that I need to deal with the question of when all this is going to happen. You know as well as I that the day of the Master's coming can't be posted on our calendars. He won't call ahead and make an appointment any more than a burglar would. About the time everybody's walking around complacently, congratulating each other—"We've sure got it made! Now we can take it easy!"—suddenly everything will fall apart. It's going to come as suddenly and inescapably as birth pangs to a pregnant woman.  4-8But friends, you're not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You're sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let's not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let's keep our eyes open and be smart. People sleep at night and get drunk at night. But not us! Since we're creatures of Day, let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation.
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