Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Is Anyone Calling Out to God?

Serve tornadoes outbreaks across the country including, F5 tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, Flood waters rising along the Mississippi, massive wildfires in Texas and drought conditions in other parts of the country is anyone crying out to God? The question needs to be asked. If we were in biblical times we would already be in sackcloth and ashes crying out to God for forgiveness and mercy.
  There are a few voices that are crying out to God and calling the nation to repentance. Those voices are put down and ridiculed in our press, by our government, and by the intellectuals of our day. There are those who say,"these are just natural events." There are those who say,"It is the judgement of God" and there are those who say, "We are under God's grace and a loving God does not do these things today."I disagree with these positions.
  First of all, I agree these are natural events, but they are all happening in our country and all at the same time. I don't believe these are part of God's judgement that is to come, these are  warnings of the judgement to come. It is God's grace that warns us of what coming if we don't change our ways (repent). Throughout the Bible, God gave people opportunities to repent, from Noah who preached warnings of God's coming judgement while building the ark to Jesus Christ called people to repent of their sins and follow God's way. God always gives us a choice to choose life (His way) or choose death (keep going the way we are going) and Judgement. God does not want anyone to perish but all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). The choice is ours to make.
  We as God's people need to cry out  in repentance for our personal and national sins then God will forgive and heal our land according to 2 Chronicles Chapter 6. We must cry out to God. We must call out to God. I hope you will join me as I cry to God.