Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:18
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you… Because (you) lead my people astray… In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury… Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth’…” (Ezekiel 13:8-13, the Holy Bible).
THE MESSAGE OF YOLANDA, AND OF OTHER TYPHOONS: So, are we shocked with the extent of the death and destruction---and the crazy chaos and massive suffering of our people in Eastern and Central Visayas---which Yolanda brought to us? I hate to say this, but, unless we learn the real message from the rains, floods and strong winds that have been coming to us, there will be more of all these, God forbid!
We have been warned. We have been told, very, very clearly that these deadly and destructive rains, floods, and strong winds will definitely come. We have been warned and told that death and destruction will come. We have been told about what to do to escape the wrath of these calamities.
If we are still suffering and bearing the brunt of these rains, floods, and strong winds despite these very clear warnings, then it is clear likewise that we have not been doing what we should be doing to escape death and destruction. It is clear that we have remained hard-headed, stiff-necked, and black-hearted. Because of our own doing, there will be more death and destruction, no matter what other preparations we pretend to do.
WE WERE WARNED! The message is clear, and it is written. There is no mistaking it. What Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, said are all happening now. Whether we believe in Jesus Christ as God and Savior or not, what is undeniable is that what He said, written in the Bible in Matthew 7:24-27, are now taking place.
The death and destruction He talked about in those Biblical passages are occurring, and they are proof of the truthfulness and accuracy of His pronouncements. These events prove in no uncertain terms, to use this cliché, that the Bible is a truthful and accurate book about things that have been, that are, and will occur in the future yet.
The fact is that, the death and destruction we are witnessing are no longer the run-of-the-mill devastation we saw in the past, when many of us were still young. The death and destruction now are unbelievably and wildly massive and pervasive. And the shocking thing here is that, there is more to come, as we have been repeatedly saying and writing about here in this column, based on the Bible.
HERE’S THE WARNING OF JESUS, FROM THE BIBLE: For those who are interested to know what should be done to avoid the calamitous effects of rains, floods, and strong winds, allow me once more to reproduce here what Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-17:
“… `Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
“ `But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash’…” Avoiding the evils of calamities, therefore, requires us to listen to Jesus (that is, read His Bible), and obey His commands.
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