Tornado Warning ( From God )

The news is always bustling with something, is it not? There are protests and riots, wars and rumors of war, a lack of peace and an abundance of rest. It sort of reminds me of how the wind might kick up every now and then right before a bad storm. There is a real bad storm coming, and the natural atmosphere of the earth has nothing to do with it.
Tornado Warning ( From God )
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You have seen it before. It gets a little cloudy, then clears a bit, and then gets cloudy again. The wind blusters for a bit, dies down, and picks back up again. But then, a raging storm comes. Those that find themselves in the open begin to seek shelter. Those that find shelter hope it does not collapse.

The same occurs in the spiritual realm, and it is to be remembered that we are fundamentally spiritual beings. Made in the image of God, we are designed to have fellowship with Him. However, sin entered into the world and the image of

God within us was damaged. Instead of tuning into God we carry the tendency through our sin nature to tune into satan {1}. We also tune into the rest of humanity, most of which is unredeemed-- they have no personal experiential knowledge of God through Christ.

Now, I must confess this article was first published in July 2014 by an online publisher that appears to be non-existent at this time. That is fine because though things were stirring up around the world at that time they were stirred up even more when it came to my mind to revamp this article and republish it on Experts Column, a great online publisher.

Things Are Getting Stirred Up

The Lord told me to get this message ready just under a month before I was to deliver it for the first time in July 2014. Here is just some of the things that happened in the world during the weeks before I was to first present this message:

I saw a report that earthquakes have doubled. The article said scientists attributed this to just random chance. But I had to think of the Holy Scriptures.

Trouble brews in the U.S.A. with talk of suing President Barack Obama. Calls for his impeachment and along with that of Attorney General Holder are heard. The governor of Arizona rakes Obama over the coals over border issues. Mr. Obama was the most threatened U.S. president in history.

Trouble in Iraq, and Iran might develop nuclear weapons. Islamists in Iraq have seized nuclear material. Also, there has been at least one report that Mecca might be targeted by radical Sunni Muslims.

Russia still plagued the Ukraine. North Korea fired test missiles. Hamas attacks Israel with missiles and with “on foot” terrorists. Persecution of Christians is on the rise worldwide, including the United States. There has been a sudden reversal of long held moral values throughout much of the world.

A report just came in that the earth’s magnetic field is weakening, mainly over the Western Hemisphere. Perhaps this is in preparation for Revelation 16:8, “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.”

And let us not forget about the four "blood moons" of 2014 and 2015. While lunar eclipses happen quite often, it is rare that four occur in a series that fall on the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. In the midst of those blood moons there was a solar eclipse. History records that each time when such blood moons occur something happens involving the Jews. With that, keep it well in mind that in 2018 Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary of being re-established as a nation.

We now come to the time I am reworking this article. It is November 2016. The U.S. Presidential Election has been held and a most remarkable event has taken place: businessman Donald Trump has been elected as our next President. In my mind, and in the mind of many others, Republican or Democrat, we thought this man would never be elected. However numerous things occurred, many of which were very shocking, that make it very clear that God wanted Mr. Trump to be elected.

Why so? I can think of a number of possibilities but I need to save that for another message and the article that goes with it. God has a very special plan that must come to pass. Now, that might occur centuries from now, but for the sake of society, I hope not! I hope very much that Messiah will return within the next 14 or so years.

There have been a number of riots and protests across the United States since Mr. Trump has been elected. People are angry, but this anger was already brewing from when I first wrote this article. There have been a number of police killings. In other places there have been shootings and bombings. The war against ISIS has continued. Persecution against Christians continues to rise.

I also think there is another sign in the celestial heaven that the time of the end of the Gentile Age has arrived. As I type these words in the next two days we will see a “super moon,” and, according to a report citing NASA, one so big that has not been seen since, yep, 1948-- the year Israel was put back on the map!

I would say “SOMETHING IS BREWING!” Others might not say that after getting accommodated to such things or blindly accepting false science in some cases. However, the Holy Word of God warns that something is brewing. In fact, we can find a tornado warning from God, The Whirlwind Of YHVH in Jeremiah 30:23-24.

“Behold, the whirlwind of YHVH goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. 
The fierce anger of YHVH shall not return, until He has done it, and until he has performed the intents of His heart: 
in the latter days ye shall consider it.”

Using other Holy Scripture and history, let us look at those two verses in the following manner in respect to this whirlwind, spiritual tornado, from YHVH.

I. Its Devastation 23a-c

“Behold, the whirlwind of YHVH goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: . . .”

Just how bad can it be? Consider The Flood as recorded in Genesis 6 and 7. Because people did not repent of their sinful ways, all flesh on earth, both of animal and man {2}, was destroyed except for eight people and the creatures aboard the ark. Consider Sodom And Gomorrah from Genesis 18:16-19:29 in which only three people were spared!

Consider the facts that Christ warned The Temple would be destroyed and the Old Testament prophets declared that the Jews would be scattered for not turning away from a life of sin. Forty years after Jesus the Christ was crucified The Temple was destroyed and the Jews were scattered throughout much of the world. 

So, what is the world to expect from this whirlwind of YHVH? Much! We see just a touch of it in regard to the Jews in Jeremiah 30:6-7, “Ask now, and see whether a man travails with child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”

In regard to the entire world, all can expect the events of judgment recorded in Revelation 6-9, 11, and 13-19 to take place. A "smaller version" of this can be found in what some call "Isaiah's little Apocalypse" of Isaiah 24. And, meditate and prayerfully dwell upon Isaiah 24:17-20, 
“Fear and the pit and the snare 
Are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth. {3}
And it shall be That he who flees from the noise of the fear
Shall fall into the pit,
And he who comes up from the midst of the pit
Shall be caught in the snare;
For the windows from on high are open,
And the foundations of the earth are shaken.
The earth is violently broken,
The earth is split open,
The earth is shaken exceedingly.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
And shall totter like a hut;
Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,
And it will fall, and not rise again.”

And here, along with other Holy Scripture, you have the reason for the tornado of YHVH: People will not turn away from their sinful ways to truly serve the One and only Living God. This is one reason why the world is stirred up. We are spiritual creatures, and the spiritual composition of the unredeemed knows Christ will soon return, and that spiritual composition does not like it at all.

Another reason for the whirlwind is because many of the nations of the world have scattered and mistreated the Jews. There are numerous Holy Scriptures that point to this. God does use people to punish other people at times, but there is no reason to go overboard in these matters.

II. Its Direction 23d

“. . . it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.” 

As already seen, "the time of Jacob's trouble" has been set. Remember the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:15-27 (Douay*):

“When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was 
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that reads let him understand. 16 Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains: 17 And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. 19 And woe to them that are with child and that give suck in those days. 20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter or on the sabbath. 21 For there shall be then great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. 22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo here is Christ, or there: do not believe him. 24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. 25 Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. 26 If therefore they shall say to you, Behold he is in the desert: go not out. Behold he is in the closets: believe it not. 27 For as lightning comes out of the east and appears even into the west: so shall also the


coming of the Son of man be.”

There are many more passages that indicate the wrath of God will come upon the Jews, but the non-Jewish world also faces the wrath of God. We have previously mentioned some Holy Scriptures that show the world will face His wrath. Also consider Jeremiah 25:31 -- "A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for YHVH has a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, says YHVH."
 
The direction of this tornado of YHVH can be summed up in the following statement: It is destined for everyone outside of Christ! Romans 1:18-19 states, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shown it unto them." Romans 3:10 declares, "There is none righteous, no, not one," and 3:23 says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

The only escape from His wrath is to be in Christ and remain in Him. This will not necessarily protect you from the wrath and stupidity of mankind, but one ought to face that rather than the wrath of God.

III. The World’s Destiny 24 a-b

"The fierce anger of YHVH shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart:"

There is much in the Holy Bible about the destiny of the world during this time but let us just mention the following. YHVH states in Jeremiah 30:11 that He will make a full end of the nations where He scattered Israel and in verse 16 He adds, "... all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey." 

Hopefully, soon and very soon Revelation 11:15 will come to pass: "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.'" This truth was revealed millenia ago to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in a dream of an image made of five parts: gold, silver, brass, iron, and iron mixed with clay. By the Holy Spirit, Daniel revealed that these represented Babylon followed by four other kingdoms. In his dream Nebuchadnezzar continued to look until he saw a stone cut without hands from a mountain that struck the statue on its feet causing the whole thing to crumble. The stone then became a mountain that filled the land. That stone, of course, is Christ, and His Kingdom shall fill the earth.

As this article was being written (at first), Israel was under heavy attack from Gaza by Hamas. Israel was defending itself. There is also the threat of Iran creating nuclear weapons. The United Nations continues to become more anti-Israel. Now, consider Zechariah 12:1-3, "The burden of the word of YHVH for Israel, saith YHVH, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."

Armageddon then takes place. But after this, Christ returns, and with His return Israel returns to Him. You can read about this in Zechariah 12:7-14:21. This is one of the main objectives of The Great Tribulation, that the remnant of Israel would dedicate themselves to Jesus Christ. 

Next, according to Revelation 20 Christ will rule on earth for 1,000 years. Those that surrender to Christ now and become His disciple will reign with Him. As it is written in 2 Timothy 2:11, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us."

IV. Your Decision 24c

". . . in the latter days ye shall consider it."

"Oddly enough," as I was first working on this message and article there was a photographer in Saskatchewan taking snapshots of a bride and groom outside. Guess what eventually appeared miles away behind the couple? Yes, a tornado {4}. Later I had to think of this passage (Luke 17:26-29): "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."

Are you going to ignore the warnings from God's Word about the whirlwind of YHVH or will you get serious with God? Though there is a destiny for the world you can choose your own. You can choose to be on God's side, or not to be on His side. But, barring your death, the time draws near to make a decision or face the wrath of God on earth. You face the immediate wrath of God if you die before the Great Tribulation and without surrendering to Christ.

The Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. and the Jews were scattered. However, Isaiah prophesied (Isaiah 66:8), "Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed she brought forth her children." After over 1,800 years Israel was re-established as a nation in May 1948. Just how many countries have been wiped out but have come back? 

Since the re-establishment of Israel in 1948 the general signs of Christ's return have increased in frequency and intensity. The time is at hand. Turn away from sin and turn to Christ. For those that claim Him as their Savior, walk even closer to Him. Make sure you are truly and completely dedicated to Him. Tell others about His great salvation.

By truly surrendering to Christ you will be transferred from the kingdom of darkness and placed into the Kingdom of Christ. You will not face the tornado of God. Continue in Christ, for it is written (Revelation 2:26), "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations," and (Revelation 3:21) "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." Be on the winning side {5}.

Notes:

{1} Not capitalized on purpose. Experts Column gives me the freedom to express myself in that way.

{2} Used in the proper traditional sensible sense, denoting all people, male and female. I could not care less about being politically correct.

{3} Please listen to "The Snare: An Apocalyptic Warning" by selecting its link at http://www.sapphirestreams.com/life/audioM.html#M175 . Keep checking the link for the article too, because one day, God will, it will be republished here at Experts Column.

{4} Look for images of this: https://www.google.com/search?q=saskatchewan+tornado+wedding+photo&client=opera&hs=0O&biw=931&bih=620&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirx9qg77LQAhXMy4MKHZtDDdUQ_AUICSgC

{5} Please read Lose It Or Lose It at http://holybibletreasures.expertscolumn.com/article/lose-it-or-lose-it

For basic insight, please read Futuristic Holy Bible Prophecy At A Glance at http://holybibletreasures.expertscolumn.com/article/futuristic-holy-bible-prophecy-glance .

This article was in the form of a sermon (message) outline with comments. God willing you should be able to hear the actual message (sermon) by selecting a link at http://www.sapphirestreams.com/life/audioM.html#M325 .

Unless otherwise noted all Holy Scripture is from the 1769 Authorized Version with spelling of some words updated for our time in addition to changing LORD to YHVH as it rightly should be when the text so indicates. An * next to the abbreviation for another translation or version indicates the same for the text presented.

Not responsible for any advertisements appearing with this article nor am I necessarily in agreement with any of them. The statements of this paragraph hold true not only for this article, but for everything I have placed on the Internet.



Article Written By BrotherPete

I am a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, having served over forty years as a pastor. I graduated from Northeast Bible College of Green Lane Pennsylvania and have a Bachelors Degree in Bible. I am enthused about the Word of God and how it can make a positive change in the life of anyone once it is teamed up with faith and the Holy Spirit. I am happily married. Visit www.sapphirestreams.com.

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  • nbillett  28-12-2016
    The liberation God will bring about is, at the same time, a liberation from structures of oppression and the awakening of each person regarding his or her own sin.
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