Hurricane Harvey dropped 33 trillion gallons of rainfall on the U.S. in what Experts say was floods that are a once-in-a-thousand-years event. Now Hurricane Irma has decimated Florida. Irma was historic, with sustained winds of at least 185 miles-per-hour. Devastation in the Caribbean has been catastrophic.
Meanwhile, Mexico experienced a devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake and incredible monsoon rains are affecting 41 million people in South Asia- primarily Bangladesh, India and Nepal- with over a 1,000 reported deaths. Wow.
God in His word, tells us in Haggai 2:6-7:
“For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. ‘I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
I believe that the LORD is trying to get the world’s attention… He is letting us know that world events are drawing to a close- and Jesus is the wealth of all nations. The Lord isn’t letting America and other nations be shaken because He hates us. He is shaking us precisely because He loves us and wants us to repent and turn to Him and call out to Him, as individuals, as families, as leaders, and as entire nations.
We are told in John 3:3… Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3-7… Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ We must be born again- that’s what the God of Creation wants… for us to be born again. But, how is that possible?
Romans 10:9 states it clearly… that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Time is short dear reader… today is the day of salvation!