One Year Ago Today.....
May 22nd 2011, I stood outside getting ready to go to My Pastor's House for dinner and said "I better call" the parents and ask if it's ok for the kids to stay at their house "just in case"
My Parents have a storm shelter
The reason was obvious, the sky to the west of us looked VERY OMINOUS. It was 4:30 in the afternoon when I dropped off our three kids and headed to our Pastor's House
We were all eating and talking and I looked at the radar on my phone and my Pastor saw my countenance..."something wrong?" You should see the radar, It looks TERRIBLE to the west (in Joplin) and it's headed right towards our town...the Pastor's Wife went and turned on the Tv in the other room, and all our phones were getting "text's" "The Lowe's in Joplin got hit" "Walmart too" ...it was very sobering and all of our "watching and praying" eye's were lifted up our Pastor prayed and then and and my wife made a mad dash towards my parent's house to be near our kids
In the next few hours after having watched the storm lift and pass over our area.. we would learn that one of the deadliest storms in American History had just taken place and many many lives were lost and countless other's will NEVER be the same
Many stories came out of those who heard the warnings and believed them and ran for shelter ...but at the same time there are those stories of those who turned a deaf ear "heard em all my life just kept grilling burger's" "I heard the sirens, but they go off alot around here this time of year"
and of course we are hearing the devestating stories of those who even heard the warnings but were not in a "safe place" to weather this storm and lost their lives...some even snatched out of "loved one's arms"
it's gut wrenching and devestating and I PRAY a major wake up call to those who have been blinded to something even MORE Ominous
You see, many many people died, but there were some who were Prepared to Die, they had taken shelter from An Eternal Storm by placing their faith in Jesus Christ and even though there outter man/person perished, they did NOT truly die...for in an instant, the moment they're body was struck by that devestating EF-5 Tornado, because of Who's they were the very second there body was destroyed, their soul was transported into the very Presence of Almighty God to an eternal home and destiny of which they would NOW no way would want to come back
On the other hand, there are those who were NOT prepared, neither for that Tornado or more importantly for that which was instantly after. The Bible says it's appointed unto all people to die and then stand before God as Judge
During this horrendous Tornado, a Local Doctor reported hearing people "wail and scream" inside the Twister..and how it haunts him
But what is even MORE haunting is that there are those who are even now wailing and screaming and this storm will never stop because after being propelled through that Tornado, out of a Home Depot or Walmart into an Eternal Courtroom, they stood before a God they had refused to believe in had refused to take shelter in and Now have had heard a terrible terrible decree "Depart from Me I know You Not"
and they have NO HOPE nor Chance to escape an Eternal Storm that has no end
but if You are reading this You still do..Have Hope that is
YET... here's the deal, An Ominous Storm Front is rapidly approaching
and you have to have eye's to see and You have to have ears to hear
The Radar is Screaming for You to take Shelter ..
In God's Word He foretold of a time such as this, and said when You see certain things to "take shelter" ...what are those certain things? Israel being pressured on every side to "divide their land", when Love Waxes Cold, When the Love of Pleasure is Greater than Love For God, When Children are rebellious to Parents, When Global Economies Shake, When Knowledge Increases and People travel rapidly "to and fro" (For thousands of Years, we traveled by horse) but in the last Century we've seen travel go to where you can ship anything world wide in three days (Fed Ex)...You can talk instantaneously to anywhere via text, instant messenger, email ...just as Daniel had forewarned when you see these things, It's Like an Ominous Storm Front Announcing something very terrifying ."The Day of the Lord"
Jeremiah 23:19 Look! The Lord’s anger bursts out like a storm,
a whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked.
20 The anger of the Lord will not diminish
until it has finished all he has planned.
In the days to come
you will understand all this very clearly.
We are approaching a time of God's Undeniable Wrath being poured out upon this place we've called Home and He in Mercy is warning all who will listen
PLEASE TAKE SHELTER!!!
In Alabama and now Joplin, The Warning's went out and many heard and Believed and went and ran and hid in a safe place
and that is what I'm about to ask you to do
You see, You can scoff at what I'm saying and say "I've heard it all my life" as one lady testified in Joplin, "I've heard tornado warning's all my life"
They Mocked Noah...thousands of people mocked Noah to their very end
and You can too!! You can mock the Warnings of this time, You can say "ahh the government will fix it" Or "we've seen this before" ...OR you can take a serious and sober look at all the many things that have taken place in recent days, months and years and say "Maybe I need to wake up" to what is happening and TAKE SHELTER
Did you know what a Tsunami was 7,8 or even ten years ago?? Do you not pay attention to those who are planning YOUR VERY OWN DESTRUCTION, (Jihadist, Muslim Brotherhood) "American's MUST Die" and are even now working round the clock to see that it's accomplished through "Day's of Rage" demanding Sharia Law? Hate has replaced Love, Self has replaced God..."whatever makes you feel good" "Just do it" "run up credit cards" "who care's the debtor is enslaved to the Lender?" Even now Our Nation in America is selling it's individual citizen's into debt slavery by destroying our national sovereignty through spending not billion's but trillions and talk of "the next greatest, great depression" is on the lips of economist
We have a President who has told Israel to give up Land (Professing Himself a Christian) but refusing to Read God's Word that says "DO NOT DIVIDE MY LAND" "I will bless those who bless Israel, but curse those who curse Israel"
The Storm Clouds are Ominous I tell You, are you prepared? Have You Taken Shelter??
What must You do to be safe from The Wrath to Come??? What is the Wrath to come?
when I turn on my tv...and the Storm Warning has been Issued, there will be a scrolling message that tells me what to expect...
Strong Winds in excess of 100mph, golf ball sized hail, dangerous lightning
What can you expect?...what should be scrolling at the bottom of your monitor right now??
100 lb Hailstones Rev 16:16-20
The Great Earthquake leaving NO ISLANDS on earth
also, taking down every mountain on earth. Rev 16:17-21
1/3 of the Earth is burned up, 1/3 of trees, and all the grass Rev.8:7
1/3 of the Sea is turned into Blood Rev 8:8-9
The Abyss (bottomless pit) opens and locust-like scorpion creatures arise Rev 9:2-3
Evil angels released to kill 1/3 of mankind Rev 9:13-15
Painful sores break out on people that have taken the Mark of the Beast Rev16:2
The sun will scorch people with fire Rev 16:8-9
and even worse ...is that which will never end, ...a lake of Fire
Stop and Think PLEASE
Right Now, believe this Storm Warning and then get on your Knees and Confess Your Faith In the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Believe that He is Your Only Hope, That He is Your Lord and Savior and Confess that Publicly and Follow Him ...Trusting that He is Your Storm Shelter, He is Your Refuge
If You will do that, I have great News, You will NOT Die but Have Everlasting Life
Will You Hurry Up and "Take Shelter" .The Siren's Are already going off