God does send calamity!

Why do bad things happen???

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45;7 (for more on God creating Evil – remember it is said that “you get the government you deserve!”)

Their foot shall slide in due time. Deuteronomy 32:35

Psalm 73:18,19. “Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction: How are they brought into desolation as in a moment!”

Carla has written a really thought provoking post on the current disasters in California called ‘When things Burn‘.

Well now, what do you expect when the governor bans “mom” and “dad”, and signs your children over to be taught that homosexuality is normal? What do you expect, Hollywood, when you keep pumping out garbage that is offensive to a Holy God? What do you expect, America, when your leaders try to help divide up Israel, the only real estate on earth that God says is His? Or when your president says that all gods are the same, and even honors a Buddhist monk with a medal and calls him a great spiritual leader.

All in the same week…

Lest I sound judgemental from up here in the Great White North, watching things burn way down there, the even more amazing thing about this is that God, in His grace and mercy and forbearance, is allowing any of us to live under his protection. We are only safe under the shadow of His wings.

God’s judgement really doesn’t sit well for those who only understand that God is a God of Love and gives no further thought to the anger that He feels against sin in His Holy Righteousness – a Holy God could feel no other thing.

The church may be Luke warm, but God certainly isn’t!

Calamities are God’s previews of what sin deserves and will one day receive in judgement a thousand times worse. They are warnings. And that is true even when they sweep away Christ-followers and Christ-rejecters. John Piper

There is hope though…

My prayer is that some wake up from their decadent slumber and know that God is a God of action and does not allow sin to go unpunished. He has given us way out from our much deserved eternal punishment, and that is through His Son who Atones for our sin. I hope some question what this is all about and that they for the first time meet the forgiveness of God through Jesus His Son. I pray that there are those people who are ready with the gospel for a people who are in dire need of it.

Go to the link at the end of this post to read the most powerful sermon every spoken.

It speaks of the reasons why we actually deserve to be swept away and it is only by God’s providence that we are not. It was noted that this sermon had grown men crying out loud for Mercy while holding onto their seats for fear of Hell itself opening up its hungry mouth to devour them without a second notice. This was the start of ‘The Great Awakening‘.

I have read it, and my ears pricked and I was certainly stirred and my spirit did awake and I truly became aware of a Holy Righteous God. This certainly is a call to awake from our decadent lazy slumber!

2 thoughts on “God does send calamity!

  1. God is holy! He doesn’t take pleasure in wickedness.

    When things happen in another state or city, I like to think of what Jesus said when they were telling him about the calamity that had befallen certain people.

    May we never think we are exempt from calamity!

    There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:1-5

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  2. May we never think we are exempt from calamity!

    Exactly, I thank God everyday for His Mercy and His forgiveness. I repent everyday as I do know that I am a sinner and not worthy and that I am dependent on Him and what He accomplished on the cross as the one thing that Christ did once and for all for our enternal redemption.

    Heb 9:12 nor through the blood of goats and of calves, but through His own blood, He entered once for all into the Holy of Holies, having procured everlasting redemption.

    The work of the cross was accomplished and never to be repeated by any other form of sacrifice that man could conjure up.

    The sermon by Jonathan Edwards really addresses this.

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