“I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

Luke 13:3

Disaster after disaster plagues this old Globe and has done so from its earliest formation by our Creator God. We have gained insight into them and even some sense of their occurrences. We feel quite enabled to deal with them when they arrive, and our preparedness far excels days of past. When they happen our Scientists of those immediate happenings remind us: “We have been predicting this for years.” While we give them credit for their accomplishments, there are some things that we might have discovered in the Farmer’s Almanac. “There you go” some will say, “trying to discredit the scientists.” Not at all!

My friends and parishioners or members, take your choice; know that I am not an alarmist trying to find a specific Scripture that fits the moment. However, I can search the Scriptures and find many verses that have found fulfillment as researchers donned their tools and scraped away dust finding confirmation of many locations and events that transpired centuries ago.

Jeremiah, (he has been called the weeping prophet) poured out his heart before the people of Jerusalem, and predicted disaster to come upon the city because of its refusal to listen to his message from God, “Behold, the word of the Lord has become a reproach to them; they have no delight in it…young and old, husband and wife…For I will stretch out My hand against the inhabitants of the land declares the Lord.” He continues: “From the least of them to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and even from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying ‘Peace, peace, but there is no peace. Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not ashamed at all.”

Ere long, the Babylonians, with their battering rams and weapons of war, were destroying Jerusalem, there was no let up. The more you read of the atrocities that were predicted and fulfilled as Jeremiah prophesied, the more you find yourself wondering about our future as a nation.

Our leadership, nationally and state, are floundering. There is little adherence to: What would God have us do? What type of DISASTER may be on the horizon? “Except we repent, we shall, (not probably) perish!” (Luke 13:3, 5)

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