Insistent Upon Reaping Disaster

April 20, 2013

Friends,
Once again, israeliteindeed published a post yesterday to which I say, “Amen!”  I’ve pasted below some excerpts which especially impressed me, but the whole article can be read by clicking here:  http://israeliteindeed.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/in-perilous-times-fear-not/

It is so true that people are taking advantage of each other in every way they can, even by peddling fear, and this they do in their attempt to get attention, not for God’s Kingdom, but for their own prestige.

However, for the true servant of the Lord, he cares not about men’s opinions or his own welfare, but only that he is speaking, proclaiming, warning, advancing, acting, living, and thinking all in the exact will of the Lord and through the power, wisdom, and insight of the Holy Spirit.  This servant does not fear men, but does fear God, and has already heard innumerable times God’s plea and warning that men repent, that His church repent, –or else reap devastating judgement.  Sadly though, just as Israel remained “hardened and obstinate” (Ezek. 3:7) and refused to listen to its prophets because they were refusing to listen to the Lord (same verse), so the peoples of the nations refuse now.

Therefore, do we have any reason to be shocked concerning the disasters that just keep coming, the chaos that runs rampant?  Hardly.  For those who have seen God’s hand upraised for several years now, it’s actually amazing to also see how merciful and patient He is as He holds back most of His wrath, waiting, wooing, sending intercessors, and granting sinners time to repent.

God, who is Love, does take it personally when people sin, for by their sin, sinners are violating His holy laws of justice, love, purity, and kindness.  Why then should sinners think that if they remain unrepentant, God will not soon avenge Himself?  For He will.  (Isa. 1:24,25 // Ezek. 5:13)

Thus God says, “I am about to pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.  I will not look on you with pity or spare you; I will repay you in accordance with your conduct and the detestable practices among you.  Then you will know that it is I the LORD who strikes the blow.”  (Ezek. 7:8,9)

But, for those who take refuge in the Lord, doing so through obedience and trust in His powerful Name, there is no need to fear.  For God is our High Tower, our Fortress, our Banner, our Confidence.  He is, because we daily call on Him to help us and protect us, and because we remain in His love, shielded from all that is not His perfect will for us.  This is the heritage of those who fear the Lord.  Yes, our heritage even amongst a generation that is insistent upon removing itself out from under God’s loving care.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

In Perilous Times, Fear Not
by israeliteindeed

1.  Undoubtedly, these are dangerous days…   Then you have the “truthers,” who claim to expose all the truth for us. But there is a subtle danger here too.  So often they do not really expose all the truth, but only part of it. They expose only the negative and they fill us with fear. They have proof and they have daily videos and caustic diatribes that get us worked up and agitated.  They make a living peddling fear and leading us to trust in them and their foresight. They exalt in…

2.  And while people expend great efforts to expose “the truth,” the whole truth is that EVERY PERSON AT WAR WITH GOD IS A TERRORIST.

3.  We are not saved to preserve whatever culture we were born in; we are  saved to advance an eternal righteous kingdom that is not of this world. We do not teach the fear of men, but the fear of God who is coming to judge the world!

4.  We do not judge by our feelings or by circumstances and current events. We judge by the mind of Jesus Christ, who has already overcome the world.  We do not turn aside from our great commission to lesser goals.

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