Wonders in the Sky Above and Earth Beneath

"I {God Himself brings these calamities} will show wonders in heven above
and signs in the earth beneath, blood and fire and vapor of smoke {you have
already seen much of this in the hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, and it
will increase in intensity until the end of this old earth as the new earth is
ushered in}, the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD?"  (Acts 2:16-
21 and Joel 2:28-32)

That is the bad news of Acts 2:16-21 and here is the good news!

"And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall
be saved."  (Acts 2:21)

Have you noticed how many more “wonders in the sky above and the earth
beneath” God has shown recently in the US which have destroyed churches? God,
as He Promised long ago in the Old Testament, never does anything big on this
earth without first letting His own people know; and I am sure that since these
churches were established to be local churches of the Lord Jesus Christ, part of the
one assembly of the one church written in heaven, then there must be a remnant of
believers left in those churches; and did you in that surviving remnant get the
message that God is warming up for something big!

Much of the news speaks of a quicker version of “entropy”—law of physics that the
universe is running down—what with the disappearance of billions of bees, so
necessary for the ecology of our earth system, news on global warming, and today
we heard of the possibility that the oceans can not longer take care of the carbon
dioxide. The Bible also speaks of a gradual “shaking” process in the heavens and
the earth that will ultimately build up to the Great and Notable Day of the LORD and
Lord when the heavens and the earth will melt with a fervent heat, One Great Day
in which we also witness the second coming of Christ with the resurrection of the
dead and the lifting up of Christians into the air to ever be with Christ. Paul also
wrote about this as “the whole Creation groaneth until now”, the groaning is a
Biblical word that we might consider as analogous to entropy or shaking of the
whole universe. These storms in the US are minor now, showing with warnings a
grace and mercy of God; but the wonders above and below will only increase until
the final shaking with a great earthquake the likes of which man has never seen, as
unbelievers cry out for the stones of the mountains to fall on them for death. We
know the God of love, how about the God who patiently waits until the final
destruction of this universe, warning each year and in many ways of what is to
come with these milder storms; and then do we also know the God of the
“consuming fire” also taught in Hebrews 12 and the rest of the Bible.

Well look at some of these wonders in the sky and earth right now:  the great flood
of 2011 along the Mississippi River, unparalleled and record making tornadoes in
Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia; and drought and wildfires in Texas and New
Mexico.  Americans can not see God at work in human affairs, because they refuse
to admit that both calamities and blessings come from the One True God of the
Universe.  Also the sin and practice of Idolatry--robbing houses of worship by
personal uses like making money out of evangelism, healing, and Christian books
{there is a difference between working to make a living and working for prosperity}--
keeps Americans from admission of spiritual realities in order that God might get
their attention and redeem their land.

If you desire to learn more, get away from the popular “itching ears” Bible teachings
of the recent eschatological books of fiction based on the fiction of the Scofield
Reference Bible Notes and fundamentalism, read a real conservative approach to
last things which keeps Revelation in the context of the total Bible and recognizes
the sweeps of history.
Go to www.biblecombibleman.com/product_LCCvol2.