LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is… a wise man… The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew… yet it did not fall… But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is… a foolish man… The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:24-27, the Holy Bible).
HURRICANE IRMA PACKS 555 KPH WINDS: Every American in the US mainland is once again shaking in fear on account of Hurricane Irma, a super typhoon which packs winds of up to 185 miles per hour, or 555 kilometers per hour. The whole of the American continent is still reeling from the impact of Hurrricane Harvey which visited with much death and destruction last week, yet another calamity has come.
According to reports, there is now a severe shortage of gasoline and other petroleum products, including basic necessities such as water and food, as Americans are scrambling one over the other to stock up on these items, for their use while Hurricane Irma is roaring through their cities, or even after it blows over. Many are also leaving their houses and evacuating to areas that would not be hit by the Category 5 typhoon.
What is truly sad here, however, is that, there is no news whatsoever about efforts on the part of Americans who are to be directly hit by the storm to ask God for deliverance. Either they have forgotten the power of God to stop typhoons and other natural calamities, or, perhaps, many no longer believe that there is a God who has the power to save them.
STRONGER AND DEADLIER TYPHOONS STILL TO COME: As the examples of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are showing, more very strong typhoons are to come to US and in other parts of the world. These typhoons will pack stronger wind strength, and would therefore cause more destruction and death in their paths.
And if we go by the examples of the typhoons that came in the past, it would not be difficult to see that there is really nothing that man could do to stop these calamities from coming, and there is nothing they could also do to soften the damage and deadly results occasioned by them.
Indeed, there is no human invention yet that could fight off deadly environmental tantrums, and this is true anywhere else in the world. At best, man can only sit silently and idly by, while calamities roar through the earth. Then, too, man can only wait, until the storms calm down once more.
JESUS WARNED OF THE COMING OF RAINS, FLOODS, WINDS: Be that as it may, may I repeat that the arrival of rains, floods, and strong winds have been prophesied by Jesus, our God and Savior, thousands of years ago. Jesus told us that rains, floods, and strong winds will come, and there would only be two kinds of men who will face them—the wise, and the fool. The wise will be spared, while the fool will suffer a great crash.
We ignored these warnings, by saying that Jesus is the loving God, and He would not allow people to die simply because of rains, floods, and strong winds. The only problem with this kind of a perception is that, it forgot that Jesus is not only a loving God. He is also a just God, who will not bend His rules and what He has done.
He mandated the coming of deadly and destructive rains, floods, and strong winds. Because of this, all of these would come to pass, whether we like it or not. If we want to be saved from the wrath from these calamities, we have to become wise persons, according to what Jesus is saying. Unfortunately, many of us are fools, because we refuse to truly believe!
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