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Calamities and Natural Disasters

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Because of all the disasters recently, are they to be attributed to the judgement of God

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Are All Calamities From God

Calamities.....Sun - eclipse…three major hurricanes......wildfires....earthquakes..
Are we seeing a situation where creation is groaning?
If it is the birth pains Jesus and Paul said we must be prepared and vigilant…We must do our part so that people are prepared unlike the people of the flood....( it is amazing to see what water can do for days imagine the heaven and earth opening up for 40 days to see the power of water and what it can do to create canyons mountains rivers and sediment.)
When this happens people always come out and say it is the judgement of God…Or is it a consequence of a broken world?
I certainly believe the Lord is Lord over all creation and can do with it what he wants and has done so…
Psalm 115:2–3 NKJV
Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
THE CREATOR AND SOVEREIGN.
Romans 8:20–23 NKJV
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
In the beginning he created the heavens and the earth..
He formed creation....
He who created the world is able to control it…sun stand still plagues…wind..
Col says all things were made for and by and all things are held together by Jesus..
but all things that happen should not be directly at the hand of God
Jesus rebuked waves..
He is the God over nature and sometimes influences the weather....
He has used nature for his purposes.....and for judgement against evil....The book of Rev describes several disasters...
But all things that happen should not be directly at the hand of God…Nothing escapes his eye and his knowledge and we do not know all the purposes of God...
The ground is cursed....Gen 3
Romans 8:20–23 NKJV
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
They call them acts of God.......and yet no credit is given to good when good for years even centuries of peaceful weather.....
All these calamaties....cause people to question God’ goodness.....
All these calamities....cause people to question God’ goodness.....and nature
All these calamaties....cause people to question God’ goodness.....
When people think God is absolutely in charge of everything how do we explain suffering...
I CATEGORICALLY STATE IT DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS…HIS WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN HUMAN UNDERSTANDING...
I DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS…HIS WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN HUMAN UNDERSTANDING...
Though it is true that God works in all for His good.....most importantly is to act with compassion and benevolence when people have lost.
When hurting and confused we hold to the fact that He is good...
God set in creation the order of the universe......he created all .....but
because some natural laws of creation and secondary reasons...
disasters are a result of divergent weather patterns colliding....
earthquakes are result of earths faults and plate structure shifting
Tornadoes are caused by unstable atmospheric conditions with warm moist air
tsumami caused by an underwater earthquake
THE QUESTION IS EVERY DISASTER A PUNISHMENT FROM GOD.....
Col. claims Jesus holds all of nature together…He is the God over nature and sometimes influences the weather....
He has used nature for his purposes.....and for judgement against evil....The book of Rev describes several disasters...
THE QUESTION IS EVERY DISASTER A PUNISHMENT FROM GOD.....
(raise your hand if you think yes......no
why does he allow them.....Why did he allow the tsunami in Asia......Why hurricane katrina, irma harvey.....the earthquakes that fell on my friends in Haiti and neighbors in Mexico..
Is it a judgement of God on good loving Christian people.....Or a consequence of a fallen world .....That God allows and even uses and turns the calamity for His purposes..
The same way that God allows evil people to commit evil acts God allows the earth to reflect the consequences of the fall......
The Text......The fall of humanity had effects on everything, that includes the created world....
The fall of humanity had effects on everything, that includes the created world....
If you choose not to obey me I will allow you to choose and that sets hurt in motion
In that fall.....there is decay, disease. etc...
In hope of Total redemption and salvation...
Is it a judgement of God on good loving Christian people.....Or a consequence of a fallen world .....That God allows and even uses and turns the calamity for His purposes..
He may allow but does not will them
Calamaties should rouse us to attention....
Luke 13:1–5 NKJV
There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
Their folklore believed that they were sinners and getting what they deserved.....
Jesus went to the important issue......we should all receive salvation and repent so we can be ready when death comes.......notice he didn’t bite when they said they were being punished or judged....
Events like this should humble us....remind us of our mortality and that we are facing eternity...
Churches are usually filled after disasters as people realize how fragile life is and how it can be taken away in an instant......
It gets people to reassess their priorities…hopefully many are coming to Christ....
It is a good time to check in with friends and loved ones and bring up a conversation....
Like I love all my family so much and want all to be in heaven together.....
IS THE EARTH UP TO SOMETHING?
There are always warning signs.....He informed Abram about the destruction to come..
He made sure Noah was warned....Noah warned..
He warned the israelites of the pestilence....
Jesus said we should read the signs....these disasters are like birth pains...
Paul in 2 Thess 5 The day of the Lord will come would not surprise you.......For God did not appoint us to wrath but to be saved from it Through Jesus…hallelujah..
Paul in 2 Thess 5 The day of the Lord will come would not surprise you.......For God did not appoint us to wrath but to be saved from it Through Jesus…hallelujah..
We should pray for USA To awaken the USA from its moral decay...spiritual descent...degradation of its culture, idolatry and immorality.
To turn from apathy and return to the call of being light to the world..
As in the days of Noah....The earth was corrupt in God’s sight
Jesus…they were living their lives of carnal pleasures.... with not one thought of God or eternity, until the flood came and destroyed them all..
The depravity and ungodly lifestyles of the world so grieved God that he regretted He made man...
To get somewhat of an understanding of what the world was like watch the new shows and hollywood...
Jesus said the the world would be much the same before He returns to set up His earthy kingdom...
He warned to be ready…
People usually always turn to God in a crisis.....
ARISE AND SHOW THE GOODNESS OF GOD..
.The love of people and the mobilization of the church to show compassion and helping hand in our need
Stories and testimonies of spared lives and things happen that things could have been so much worse..
Many oppportunities to shine, counsel minister to and lead to Christ.......God will always bring good out of it....until we are totally redeemed..
S T O P H E R E T O N I G H T!!!
PRAYER TIME...
He made sure Noah was warned....Noah warned..
He warned the israelites of the pestilence....
Jesus said we should read the signs....these disasters are like birth pains...
Are we seeing birth pains...
Paul in 2 Thess 5 The day of the Lord will come would not surprise you.......For God did not appoint us to wrath but to be saved from it Through Jesus…hallelujah..
To awaken the USA from its moral decay...spiritual descent...degradation of its culture, idolatry and immorality.
To turn from apathy and return to the call of being light to the world..
People usually always turn to God in a crisis.....
Matthew 24 NKJV
Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
As in the days of Noah...
As numbers exploded so did evil....
Genesis 6:5 NKJV
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The
Unnatural union.....fallen one…gigantes…giants.. earth born
The earth was corrupt in God’s sight
Jesus…they were living their lives of carnal pleasures.... with not one thought of God or eternity, until the flood came and destroyed them all..
The depravity and ungodly lifestyles of the world so grieved God that he regretted He made man...
The evil of nephtilim union with women .....abhorrent evil overtook the world the most merciful act waw to perform was to start over again...
2 Peter 2:5 NKJV
and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
None of Noah’s Friend’s and one listened to Noah’s warning.... Noah preached repentance
Interesting God waited 100 years to complete the building of the ark.......
Their hearts were hardened and ears were dull.....No one repented no one turned to seek God
Tragically even it still did not take evil out of their hearts the cycle started again
Jesus said the the world would be much the same before He returns to set up His earthy kingdom...
He warned to be ready…
Paul told us what the world would look like
2 Timothy 3:1–4 NKJV
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
To get somewhat of an understanding of what the world was like watch the new shows and hollywood...
When this happens people immediately want to attribute it to judgement
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