Decline of Blessings with Increase of Disasters

posted by Jael Ever @ 13:10 PM
June 14, 2010

Discussion of feral tigers in the last two blogs Biblically centers around the background of St. John’s prophecies in Revelations 6: 8 “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the Beasts of the earth.” There are approximately 8 billion people on earth today.  A fourth part of that number would be two billion, and as four different manners of death––i.e. sword, hunger, death (by pestilence), and beasts––are listed, an even division would mean that up to 500 million people could be killed by beasts.

 The United States has been so blessed and prosperous in the past, that its citizens cannot imagine that many of the protective safeguards keeping it safe may not always be there.   At least three factors influence that decline.   One is the gradual removal of God’s protective blessings; another is economic decline.  And last are irresponsible, and even corrupt, people who deliberately weaken the nation’s safeguards.  All are connected.

 In the 1960s, most churches in the U.S. stopped Wednesday evening prayer services, often substituting Bible study instead.  Individual and group prayer from earnest Christians hold back forces of evil from nations, governments and families.  Most Christians are not aware that some of their countrymen deliberately serve the causes of evil.  Many of those who seek to glorify evil have purposefully imported these dangerous animals, perhaps preparing for the attacking beasts of Armageddon as cited in the passage from Revelation. 

 Experiences in the Old Testament prove that lack of repentant prayer and empowerment of satanic worship can remove God’s blessings from any nation, and economic collapse could soon follow.   As the United States takes multiple hits with drastic oil spills; killer hurricanes, tornadoes and floods; two major wars; domestic terrorism; near economic collapse, etc.––rather than returning to earnest prayer, many solely seek political solutions.  How many see today’s headlines as urgent reasons to cry out to God for His forgiveness, and asking Him for true spiritual revival?

 Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26, and other Scriptures, indicate that God’s judgment comes upon a nation in waves of increasing intensity.  After each set of disasters, God calls upon the nation to change its ways.  If its people refuse to repent,  God allows more severe judgments to fall.  In addition to repentant prayer, and standing against forces of evil in the civic arena, believers may consider other ways of witnessing about these apparent Armageddon times.  Reminding others that it is time to seek God’s forgiveness and blessing is laudable.  Why not consider wholesale Christian gifts in that regard?

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