The Storms of Life :: By Jim Towers

As we all know. hurricanes have been with us since the beginning of time. But it seems that today they are more plentiful and more powerful than ever before—especially our so-called Christian nation.

The hurricanes that devastated Houston and S.W. Florida could be the storms spoken of by the Old Testament prophets. The Scriptures say that this will be so at the end of the age. Could it be that we are approaching that time? The Bible indicates that this may be the case.

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars and on the earth, distress of nations in perplexity the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them with fear, and for looking after those things that happening on the earth: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” (Luke 21:24)

Hurricane Maria has slammed into the Island of Puerto Rico, ravaging it once again in less than ten days after Irma skirted it—bringing heavy rain. They have no electricity on the entire island and  are in a world of trouble. If that doesn’t get a person to think about the things of God, I don’t know what will.

In spite of all the havoc, many people are reluctant to repent or even acknowledge that God could be having a hand in this devastation; that is—they say “If there truly is a God”

This, however, is the first time I can proudly say I am a Christian, what with all the apostasy and pedophilia going on in the church, evangelical Christians are volunteering and helping those in need who were caught in these powerful storms on a grand scale.

Our church, First Baptist Church of Naples, here in Naples Florida has gone out of its way to help those in need. The First Baptist Academy with grades from kindergarten thru high school has come out full force to help in various ways under the direction of Kevin Taylor.

Have you noticed that Muslims, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses aren’t offering help to anyone but their own, and where is the Clinton Foundation and Antifa in all of this? Sometimes I think that people are starting foundations to line their own pockets and that some (Antifa) have nothing better to do with their time than wreak havoc for the sake of notoriety.

Even as I write this article at the public library, a powerful 7.0 earthquake has struck Central Mexico; over two hundred have died and some may yet be buried alive.

 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. Mexican media broadcast images of several collapsed buildings in heavily populated parts of the city.

The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.1 and said it was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.

Puebla Gov. Tony Galil tweeted that there had been damaged buildings in the city of Cholula including collapsed church steeples.

In Mexico City, thousands of people fled office buildings and hugged to calm each other along the central Reforma Avenue as alarms blared, and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument.

In the Roma neighborhood, which was struck hard by the 1985 quake, piles of stucco and brick fallen from building facades littered the streets. At least one large parking structure collapsed. Two men calmed a woman seated on a stool in the street, blood trickling form a small wound on her knee.

At a nearby market, a worker in a hardhat walked around the outside warning people not to smoke as a smell of gas filled the air.

Market stall vendor Edith Lopez, 25, said she was in a taxi a few blocks away when the quake struck. She said she saw glass bursting out of the windows of some buildings. She was anxiously trying to locate her children, whom she had left in the care of her disabled mother.

Pictures fell from office building walls, objects were shaken off of flat surfaces and computer monitors toppled over. Some people dove for cover under desks. Local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city’s normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down.

Earlier in the day workplaces across the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake, a magnitude 8.1 shake, which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City.

Now this is quite a coincidence or is it? It sounds to me like God is trying to tell the people something. Could it be a call to repentance?

“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.”

The storms of life, we all have them, and they will continue to get worse. Will you be able to stand? Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone so make Christ Jesus your foundation Rock today.


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