- Hurricane Irma – Florida
- Hurricane Harvey – Houston
- 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake – Mexico
- Wild Fires –California
Why are these things happening?
- Global Warming? God’s Judgement? – No
- Birth Pains – a sign of the closeness of Christ’s return.
- “What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the world?”
- Wars and rumors of wars, nation rise against nation
- “Acts of God” – Unprecedented natural disasters of Biblical proportion.
- This Week: – Feast of Trumpets (Tishrei 1 – 5778) – at return of Christ the trumpet sounds!
What is the Storm good for?
- Gets rid of the dead stuff out of the trees (and out of your Faith)
Hebrews 12:26 “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens (27) The words once more indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain. (28) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, (29) for our God is a consuming fire.”
Mark 4:35-41 – Jesus calms the storm
- Let US go over to the other side – we’re not alone.
- Jesus was sleeping on a cushion – at Peace.
- He rebuked the wind and spoke to the sea – took Authority.
What then shall we say to these things?
- “If God be for us, who can be against us?”
- “Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ?” – No one, nothing!
- “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
- Romans 8:38 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, no life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”