So as typical or anticipated as this post may be.. I’m GOING THERE. There are a couple ways I wanna go with this, so bare with me if it seems I am all over the place today. The first thing is this:
Name your storm and claim it. On the outside, this storm may seem to be pretty disastrous, terrorizing everything and everyone in its path. So far, Irene has claimed 6 lives, and damaged several communities. This storm is anything BUT peaceful. HOWEVER, the more this storm has moved, and traveled up the coast, the more power it has lost (thanks BL for your meteorologists skills in predicting this). In other words, the more energy it expends trying to run its course, the weaker it becomes. THE ENEMY IS A LIAR. You do realize your storm is losing power the more you hold still. The enemy is using so much energy trying to come up against you, and the longer you can withstand, the weaker he becomes. The enemy must be TIRED of fighting with me…because I am stubborn by nature and REFUSE to give in. The same way you need an emergency kit for Irene, is the same way you need an emergency kit for satan. Board up your houses (guard your hearts (Proverbs 4:23), Keep water close (in the Word water is symbolic of life and cleansing i.e. Jesus), and in some cases BE STILL. What is your storm? Name it, prepare for it, fight through it, and keep it moving.
The other thing I wanna point out is the way we have prepared for this storm. Prepare for Christ like you did for Irene. I went in the grocery store yesterday to get some last minute Irene snacks, and you would have thought the world was gonna end tonight. This made me think about the way people should be preparing for the coming of Christ. If you haven’t noticed, these “natural disasters” are not so random and definitely not just coincidence in the timing. In fact God tells us verbatim in Mark 13:7-9:
“And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.”
He also says in Luke,
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:25-26
“Natural Disasters are getting more frequent and more severe, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt said Tuesday, preaching a gospel of preparation and prevention for Americans.” by Associated Press Writer Randolph E. Schmid on Wednesday May 24-2000. (2)
I really love Peter who says,
3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
2 Peter 3:3-7
Verse 5 in the King James Version says “For this they willingly are ignorant…”
ImJusSayin: Don’t be Willingly Ignorant. Christ is coming whether you believe or not. Get right with God. If you wanna know how, visit this blog:
1. Behind the Name http://www.behindthename.com/name/irene
2. End of the World Prophecy http://www.endoftheworldprophecy.com/