Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Go Into The Ark
What will it take for humanity to "wake up" from the perilous direction we are headed? Apparently, a lot more than what we've seen. We have blown our "inheritance"—that is, we have spent our free will on developing a world without God that has led to democracies without justice, economies without balance, entertainment without restraint, and pleasures without moderation. But even as we sit morally bankrupt (and the widespread destruction of marriages and families is evidence of this), it has not been enough to correct the consciences of humanity. No… it appears there must also come a "famine" and then a "great stripping away" and "breaking of pride" that has set itself against God our Father. Not until the nations are up to their knees in the pig slop of self-made destruction, it seems, will they be capable of receiving an Illumination. And hence, the 7 Seals of Revelation must be definitively broken in order that the merciful justice of God—that is, letting us reap what we've sown—bring about an awareness of just how far we have fallen from grace.
And so, the night must fall; the darkness of this new paganism must take its course. And then, only then, it seems, will modern man be capable of distinguishing the "light of the world" from the "prince of darkness."
Ultimately, this is a message of hope: that God will not allow mankind to utterly destroy itself. He is going to intervene in a most sovereign and beautiful way. The coming Illumination, perhaps what is called the "6th Seal of Revelation" is going to be an opportunity for the prodigal sons and daughters to return home. Rather than descending upon the world in wrath, the Father will run to whomever will begin the journey home, and welcome them, no matter how grave or lost a sinner they have been.
While he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:20
What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? Luke 15:4
Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God. Rev 7:3
I know there are many parents whose children have left the Church. They are broken-hearted and afraid that their children will be lost for eternity. This, I'm sure, is the case for many of you who are reading this now. But listen carefully…
When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said: "I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created… I am sorry that I made them." But Noah found favor with the LORD. Gen 6:5-8
Noah was the only righteous soul God could find—but He saved Noah and his family.
Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just. Gen 7:1
So, those of you whose children, siblings, spouses, etc. have fallen away from the faith: be like Noah. You be the righteous one, living in fidelity to God’s Word and interceding and praying on their behalf, and I believe God will grant them the opportunity and the graces to—like the prodigal son—come home, before the last half of this great storm passes over humanity:
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers. Luke 15:18-19
God will grant those who receive His Mercy an Ark of refuge in the times that are coming.