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On March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast of Japan. A subsequent tsunami struck the coast, killing thousands of people and causing serious, widespread damage to buildings, roads, and power lines, particularly along the east coast of the Tohoku region. Nuclear power plants damaged by the earthquake and tsunami have emitted radioactive material into the environment.

Can God be responsible for such an act of disaster? If NO, then who can it be? , Question remains to fight for an answer by millions across the globe!

The bible is very clear about these days of darkness in our time. This was spoken ahead of time for our hope.

1.Can God allow such thing as this? and why?

The bible says in Luke 21.25 “”There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”

Jesus has spoken about these end times well in advance. Now read the verse clearly, these are just the “signs” in the heaven the verse says.  Now what does the sign board do? Its an indication to place you want to go or get information about, eg; Danger zone, drive slow -bump ahead etc.

God is showing these disasters as a some form of signs to the mankind. What it could be?  Read..

The bible shows us that sin always attracted the judgement or the wrath of God , in another words it is it’s prime consequence. Our generation is in a greater place of judgment today not because we know what sin can do but loosing the very consciousness of it . Time and again, judgments of God send an awakening or wake up call to an unrepentant sinner that there is greater judgement coming of losing eternity if he does not turn back to God wholeheartedly.

Am i saying Japanese are worst sinners comparing to places where tsunami has never been? NO!  It’s a SIGN for us as well. Did Japan had the sign? Yes i believe it did.

There are three things I want to highlight as to why mankind reaps these Judgments.

1. Self righteouness  2. No fear of God  3. Rejecting the Grace of God.

Before I head to explain these three things, I want to first clear your thoughts about God imputing his wrath on people.

The bible says God has already judged his own son in place of us. God satisfied his wrath over his creation on His son Jesus making him an atonement for our sins on the cross ,so he can impute His righteousness to us.( 2 corith 5.21).  Hence, it was the graceful act of God to live in peace with the mankind forever. He never came to shame sinners but SAVE sinners. He is no more judgmental about you. He loves you like He loved His son Jesus.

Now the blood of Jesus offers us protection from all judgement. No curse in hell can touch anyone who is under the blood of Jesus. The protection is provided. Grace and mercy longs to meet us. But It is we who resist his grace to come us and save us from sin and consequences of it. You can be in a flood drowning and crying for help and when you see a man with a boat trying to rescue you, you can simply say NO and drown or humbly receive his help. Grace comes to us in the time of our need- Heb4.16

God never imputes judgement on anyone. It’s the consequence of sin and rebellion, it’s never God. Same way eternity is our choice to accept his gift or reject it.

1.Self righteousness:

what is being self righteousness?

Self righteousness is “the” form of pride. Considering morally superior than others. Biblically ” being Independent of God”

Here are the verse highlights its sting of rejecting God’s righteousness.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Few more verses,

Proverbs 20:6

 

 

 

“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?”

 

 

 

Proverbs 30:12

 

 

 

“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness’

 

 

 

Hateful to God :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anything you love or worship equal to or above God is an idol likewise anything you TRUST equal to or above God is Self righteousness.

You don’t really have to conscious about its sting, but it is right there. Trusting over strength, money, technology etc above God attracts judgment like the one we read in the book of Job , his life story. Spiritually it can also do with the self cleansing of guilt and shame of sin. Judas was an example of that. He wanted to justify his case by punishing himself and the result was suicide even after knowing Christ came to save and not condemn. When we act upon our self righteousness , the results are disastrous.
Therefore, Self righteousness is being independent of God. No prayer life, No respect for the word of God, infact God is the second option. Wake up! This cannot save you in time of your need.
2.Fear of God:
Its an indeed foundation of our  journey to meet Jesus. It’s an ABC of all spiritual wisdom we can acquire. Fear of God is to honour God before everything, to make sure He is kept first in our mind and actions before we launch to do anything. Our worship is only pure when we truly possess the fear of God. When man begins to loose it, an idol is given birth in his heart. You can’t worship God unless you love, revere or fear Him first. Fear of God in our hearts positions God as an almighty in our lives and there’s no other.
Judgment that fell on Ananias and Sapphira.
Acts 5:3-4
In this scripture, the apostle Peter stated, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own power? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied unto men, but unto God.”
Now,is Giving a “good” thing? –Yes but a “Lie”- No. Continue to read… verse 5
“….When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened
You may posses great qualities of character but if you do not have the “Fear of God”( Life right with God) you will be judged. Wake up before it’s too late. Set your life right with God. Practice the fear of God every day! When God sends judgments like this , it produces fear for His name.
3. Grace of God:
Heb4.16: ” Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

God wants to establish an intimate relationship with you. Not to visit him but to inhabit his very heart. Secondly with confidence and total assurance that he will no away judge you but show you the love without measure. Notice the verse says, you will find GRACE in time of need. Your time of need(present or future) can be any, can be your sickness, financial crisis , loss of something or even forgiveness. You will be strengthened when you find Grace. But the condition is that you come to him, you draw closer to him only then he assures you to give such grace over your failures! Depending on His grace  makes us draw more closer to him.
I love the verse.. “let us then approach”. It’s about drawing ourself closer and closer and when the day of need ( calamity or famine)arrives your father will not be silent, he will back you up, he will cover you from all evil force cause you have invested your heart in His presence.
Amos 4.8 “People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the LORD

Hosea 7:10 “The pride of Israel testifies to his face; yet they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him, for all this.

Isaiah 9. 13 “But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the LORD Almighty”

The issue was that they never came to him for help, they never came seeking His heart and the destruction followed them sooner the later.
Dear precious one’s, our prayers & thoughts are with the people of Japan and the rest of the world, more importantly is to come to God is our ultimate source of hope and healing. Yes! He will restore back everything that has been lost.
God is never the author of destruction , he has plans to prosper us and not to destroy us. Let us return back with repentance, fear of the lord and come closer to him so we may find grace. If you are someone who have not accepted Jesus as your personal saviour, accept him into you life and you too will experience the same grace from now to the eternity.
My heart shall only seek what God is joyful about. Then His joy becomes my solid and never fading strength.

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Blessings,
Danston John




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