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Dear Friends & Readers,
Awoke this morning to recall something Jesus said about the weather, and that this scripture is relevant to the global warming issue .
I see, however, that it also applies to this morning’s headlines: World In Crisis: Markets Dive, Mobs burn London (Debka), Rule of the mob – Markets dive as panic spreads (Telegraph, main & business parts). Leaders and populace, believers and non-believers alike are deeply disturbed about these events. Are they conse-quences of taking ourselves from underneath God’s hand of blessing, thereby opening ourselves to all sorts of woes/curses?
Back to the particular scripture. Two secret disciples took Jesus’ tortured frame down from the cross to the tomb in a garden close by Golgotha. As members of the council of Jewish leaders, the Sanhedrin, Joseph and Nicodemus had previously been obliged to be circumspect (John 20:38-42).
We know from John chapter 3 about Jesus’ provocative response to Nicodemus’ recognition that God had sent Him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
Bewildered, the seeker sought explanation, which Jesus gave and He went on to say (verse 8), “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
“How can these thing be?” asked the Pharisee ruler of the Jews.
“Are you not a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?…If I have told you of earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
Oh, the wealth of wisdom in all Jesus taught in chapter 3 of John’s special selection of Gospel accounts. Today, world leaders, ‘experts’ and media are blindly thrashing around simply because they’ve chosen to ignore the One our Almighty Father sent. Pretending to lead nations and opinion, they’ve turned atheistic, humanist ideologies into idolatrous doctrine.
The Living Lord warns in His Word of the divinely declared consequence of cursing the descendants of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, and of dividing the land which He promised them as an everlasting Covenant, as well as of their intention to divide the only city God has chosen as His own, over which all nations will badly injure themselves.
Also, in recent years various watchers and prophetical folk have repeatedly brought His admonition and, for example from Bath, foreseen these destructive riots breaking out in our cities. [In particular, see two words I’ve previously mentioned that were received 2010 & 2011, which are clearly not false prophecies, at http://lancelambert.org/prophetic.php.
Also, I know of three authors who’ve monitored the calamities that happen as a result of meddling with Israel – there’s almost a scientific accuracy in this!]
And we’ve yet to get to September! Plans are afoot for UN General Assembly to declare a state of Palestine with old, original Jerusalam its capital – is the Holy God of Israel going to allow a Meccan moon god to overthrow His Holy Word and usurp the place where He put His Name forever? Get ready to pray and keep looking up to the Lord. How utterly majestic is He.
Let’s pray that all leaders emulate Nicodemus, in not only recognising who Jesus truly is but also by becoming a teachable disciple. On their behalf, Lord, we repent of wrongdoing and ask for Your forgiveness, grace and mercy.