Sunday, February 8, 2009

'Hell's fury unleashed'

"VICTORIA remains under a shroud of smoke and grief today with thousands homeless and at least 84 people dead after the worst bushfires in the nation's history. Entire towns were wiped out in the weekend's fires, which the Prime Minister described as hell's fury unleashed."

As much as it may feel so, the world is not out of control. God is in control. The world IS unraveling, however. The End Times signs in the Bible tell us that there will be natural disasters (among other things) as signs sent by God to get our attention that these are not normal times. The fact that we are increasingly recognizing that they are not normal times is captured in the language of the news reports about them. "Unprecedented," "Historic," "Unparalleled" are words we see in headlines today. In the body of this story about the devastating bushfires in Australia, the author likens the disaster to "hell's fury unleashed."

It must feel that way to them, and I grieve for the deaths and the loss. It is not hell's fury, as much as it seems so. But it is a rehearsal. Hell's fury, when it comes after the rapture and satan is given the world to do his evil with, WILL be hell's fury unleashed. Do you want to face it? You do not have to. Accept that you are a sinner and ask Jesus to forgive your sins. Make Him the Lord and Savior of your life and you shall be saved. In doing this, you are choosing life. Refusal to choose life is a choice for hell's fury unleashed upon you, and that is a very bad thing.

Isaiah 33:14: The sinners in Zion are terrified;
trembling grips the godless:
"Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?
Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"

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