Sack Cloth and Ashes

The HolySpirit not only is the advocate for the believer, but also the guarantor of her/his salvation.

Ephesians 1:12-14
“… In Him you also, when you heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.”

God the Holy Spirit not only empowers us on earth but assures us salvation via union with the Godhead on the other side.

Lord take me when I am used up, but use me until I am taken.

Pray for the victims of the wild fires in California, yet another sign America is under judgement… pray for Revival.

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Sack Cloth and Ashes

Are we indeed suffering under the Hand of God?  Could this be the warning signs all of God’s people historically received before the calamity of Judgement tragically engulfed God’s people?

Let’s look at the year… a tumultuous election brought in a tumultuous leader, as Donald Trump outworked an out fought the establishment in both parties to capture the prize of the presidency.

 

Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea responded with challenges and continued military build ups.

Then we met tragedies named Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  As Harvey brought RECORD floods hit the Houston area… they are still recovering.

Next Irma was an unwelcome tourist as Florida suffered state wide Damage.  She turned much of their paradise into chaos, as the Keys were almost obliterated.  This RECORD storm is still being felt in the recovery.

The islands were next as if these storms were not enough Maria put the period to the end of the travesty.  RECORD Cat 4 & 5 storms devastated Puerto Rico and many of the heretofore Island Paradises… they are still recovering and most areas still without power.

Then a week or so ago a shooter appears on the Vegas strip and uses automatic weapons to kill and wound hundreds.  The motive is still unknown in this RECRD terrorist attack.

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip. Multiple victims were transported to hospitals after a deadly shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Well, I guess that would be enough for most nations to put on sack cloth and ashes, but not America.  As we sublimely push on ignoring the obvious signs from the Lord.

But just in case some of you have not tuned in to the news, Northern California, another paradise… NAPA Valley, is on fire.  As the warm and wild Santa Anna winds whip these wild fires which have killed scores and burned thousands and thousands of homes.  These RECORD fires will leave the multi billion dollars wine industry in shambles.

Firefighters douse flames as a home burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

I predict there is more to come.  As the Western world clenches its fist and waves it at an all powerful God, as the players kneel in defiance where wealth and security are now considered a prerequisite,

He will respond with power and might.  He will use rougue nations to bring down the mighty as He has in the past (Assyria and Babylon … 1st and 2nd Chronicals and 1st and 2nd Kings).

Is it to late?  I don’t know, but as the sands are few in my hour glass I am compelled to warn… it is time, no past time, to repent.  Unless we fall on our knees in prayer of repentance and humble ourselves as a nation, we are in for more of the same, as the cataclysms of barbarians and nature have just begun.

Lord take me when I am used up, but use me until I am taken.

Dr B