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MGJC Blog
Saturday, September 3, 2005
Why the Disastrous Storm Come Upon on Us?
Topic: Weather Storm

On the week of August 29, 2005, the category between 3 and 5 Katrina Hurricane hits the most of southern states of United States, such as in New Orleans, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Many millions of people lost their home and their loved ones on that week. About 80 percent of land in New Orleans covered with water as if it happened on the day of Noah (Genesis 6-9). Many people who were in the southern coast are trying to survive with no where else to go and no food to eat.

Now, after this tragedy storm, many governments, churches, construction workers, and others around the United States are trying to help the victims with providing them to travel to shelters in other places, food, drink, medication needs, blankets, beds, money, and etc. Many news reports are gathering in southern states to inform us what's happening in the wealthiest lands.

Have you wondered why this country has many hurricanes during summer and other natural disaster? Have you why God let the people suffer from the natural disaster on innocent people? If we look back to what happened in Washington, DC and Pentagon, on September 11, 2001, many people were hurting, suffering, and worries, because some Islamic leaders were trying to hurt the United States.

Although some of us may understand why God allows this country suffer from many natural storms, earthquakes, and rebellion religious leaders, He does this for good reasons. Some storms may create from Satan and try to destroy us, but God is trying to reach to us to bring us to Him.

Read with me in Matthew 24:7.

Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

In Mathew 24, Jesus told His disciple about what kind of judgment that God will bring on earth on the last day. For us, in this chapter of Matthew, it tells us what happened in past, what's happening now, and what will be happening in near future. Matthew 24 is the miniature book of Revelation.

I understand that many prophecy teachers use Matthew 24 to predict the future events, such as the wrath of God. But I'm not going to talk more on the last day of prophecy; instead I would like discuss what's happening on the world right now and how we can survive from any storms and God's wrath.

A son of Pat Robertson, Gordon (Vice President of CBN) said, "The storm can happen at anywhere in anytime."

We all have to face storms in our lives sometime. Having storms in our lives can teach us life lessons and help us to increase our faiths in Jesus Christ. If you don't like to face the problems, it doesn't matter, because they will come to you. Look what Peter did to increase his faith when he saw Jesus was walking on the water (Matthew 14:22-33). Even though Peter was scared to walk on the water to Jesus, he tried to challenge himself to increase his faith. Unfortunately, he doubted the challenge.

The storm that the southern states had was like what Peter tried to do the challenge. Even though many people dead or survived from the Katrina, God was there in the midst of the storm.

The storm was their wake-up call from God. As the tragedy of 9/11, God was trying to call us to wake up from our dreamlands and it's time to surrender our wills to Him.

Some today's preachers proclaim that God will not judge this wealth and bless country, United States of America. I have a bad news for those who believe this. Although this country was founded by the foundation of God's Word, our country will not escape from God's wrath. If we look back from the history of America earliest time through now, we see many things have changed from the Christian value that our forefathers had. Nowadays, many Christians cannot have freedom to pray and read the Holy Bible at the public community; and the other religious people can free to express their religious values in anywhere. Since we let the other religions have the freedom in this country, our Christian value becomes weaker.

The Bible says that God will begin to judge those who are in His house (I Peter 4:17). He will not judge us according to our works, but He will judge us according to what we have done with the gift of salvation.

Let me ask you this question: What would you do if the hurricane hit your house? Although our country seems to be the most success nation, the storm is still going to hit our land and God will test on us with the storm.

Are you and loved ones ready for the return of Jesus Christ? If you are already have insurance to the eternally, are you ready to meet the people who are victims of Katrina Hurricane and/or who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior and introduce them the Lord Jesus Christ?

Katrina Hurricane 2005 may seem to be end of southern states history, but God is not going to end of people's breathe. This may be the beginning for the people to have a second chance to live their lives for Him. God would like let people to have revival in their lives by turning their hearts to Him.

How's about you? Are you ready to have a revival in your life? We do not have much time to live in this world. God will count down to the final day of our human history; then He will bring the judgment to the earth to wipe out all the evildoers and unrepentant persons before He would take us to the New Earth to live with Him forever.

Are you saved? Are your love ones and friends saved in the grace of God through Jesus Christ? The purpose of this study is to help you to become closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3.)

If you are lukewarm in your relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, please consider asking Him to forgive your sins and invite Him into your life. Paul says, "That if you confess with your mouth, `Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believed and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10.) If you have done in your private room or workplace, then you need to tell to your friends or love ones about what you have done, so they may rejoice with you and want to have that relationship with Christ in their own life. There are many occults in the world, which do not know the love of God and His great plan for those who believe in Him. As it is written in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Are you saved? Are your love ones and friends saved in the grace of God through Jesus Christ? The purpose of this study is to help you to become closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3.)

If you are lukewarm in your relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, please consider asking Him to forgive your sins and invite Him into your life. Paul says, "That if you confess with your mouth, `Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believed and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10.) If you have done in your private room or workplace, then you need to tell to your friends or love ones about what you have done, so they may rejoice with you and want to have that relationship with Christ in their own life. There are many occults in the world, which do not know the love of God and His great plan for those who believe in Him. As it is written in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."


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