Weather, Part 0 and 11 -- By Elizabeth Price

Part 10: HEARTFELT

What do we see in the world today? Disbelief, disregard for Christ, all the ‘isms’ of distrust and hatred, and we have terrible drought, flood, earthquake, fire and volcano disasters. 

Millions are in desperate need of simple basics; food, water, shelter. 

The requirements for having those things remains, - the blood of the sacrifice and the commandments of God. Those laws will be written again on the heart, ‘After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people,’ Jeremiah 31:33, also Hebrews 8:10 and Romans 2:15. 

The Law of God had been voted in by the people of the Kingdom of God, and the vote was never rescinded. It was, and still is, the basis of law, order and justice. 

It was written on the heart of Adam and Eve and because those laws were broken, our only way back to harmony with God is through the sacrifice of Christ, the second man ‘made in the image of God.’

Christ died because the law was broken in the Garden of Eden. His death was foreshadowed by the Lord’s slaying of a covering for Adam and Eve so it is rightly said he was ‘slain from the foundation of the world,’ (Revelation 13:8). No other law brought the death of the Creator. Christ stood in for us. He died so that we can be restored. 

Nothing ‘voted in’ after Christ’s death on the cross is covered because a will and testament cannot be changed after the death of the testator, Galatians 3:5.

Grace and mercy come through the sacrifice as it did in the Garden of Eden, when God slew a sacrifice to make covering.

‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt 6:33)

Today, the present Kingdom of God, accessed through the blood of the sacrifice, was begun by the Children of Israel who were the disciples of Christ. It is now a kingdom that is world-wide, not bound by nations, tribes, peoples or religions. Listen to its description: ’For as many of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ,’ (Galatians 3:27,28).

We are individually involved because, as Peter declares in his letter to the scattered followers of Christ, ‘ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light,’ (1st Peter 2:9).

It is a ‘holy nation’ of believers, based on the lawful justice of the Kingdom of God and accessed through Christ who is his righteousness.

Conclusion, Part 11: THE ARSENAL

Let us just revisit some of the weather processes found in the Scriptures so that we can have clear guidance about the actual cause of disastrous weather events. It is important because the real cause is so different from what we are being told.

The first global weather change opened up the arsenal of both heaven and earth when the sacrifice to cover sin was compromised, Genesis 6. Noah confirmed belief in the sacrifice and God promised he would never again send a flood over the entire earth.

Fire and brimstone took out Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19, when whole cities spurned the sacred law of marriage, given before sin and reiterated in the Commandment, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ Exodus 20:14.

The second global weather event was a drought recorded when the Children of Israel sold their brother and lied to their father about it, Genesis 41:54-57. Even though they lived exemplary lives afterwards, they could not cover their sin through ‘being good.’ When they confessed and repented, they were spared the devastation of the drought.

An earthquake is recorded when one line of the Children of Israel, the sons of Korah, rejected the requirements of the Kingdom of God. (Numbers 16.)

In Israel, the Kingdom of God, through which the sacrifice of Christ for broken law would be made, there were various weather events. Most memorable was the drought in Elijah’s time brought on by compromising genuine sacrifice for a false cultural belief. It was remarkably similar to Noah’s day, (1st Book of Kings.)

These are a few examples showing clearly though we are shown in the Garden of Eden and again in Israel, that we are to properly manage earth’s resources, and are accountable for good management, being good stewards of the earth alone is not enough to hold good weather patterns.

Jesus said in his great outdoor sermon that the first thought of the world is for food, water and covering, Matthew 6: 30-32 and every weather disaster brings it sharply into focus. ‘But, [said Jesus, verse 33,] seek ye first the kingdom of God [law, justice, order as required by those in the kingdom of God], and his righteousness [Jesus Christ, the righteous, 1st John 2:1,] and all these things shall be added unto you.’

The requirements remain. When the sacrifice of the man ‘made in the image of God’ was rejected by the nation, it was taken up by a few of that nation, i.e., Peter, James, John, etc..

Jesus spoke to his disciples about weather patterns that would follow his rejection.

He said his temple would be utterly destroyed, not one stone left upon another, nations would war against each other and there would be ‘famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes.’ Matthew 24:7. Weather patterns would be wild and unpredictable. Food shortages are inevitable.

The world is worried about what to eat and drink and wear and we hear it often today, but never once did Jesus blame pollution or everyday living as the cause of extreme weather upheavals.

Sadly, when his disciples asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming and of the end of the world, he told them clearly that the world would be as it was in the days of Noah. ‘As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,’ Matthew 24:37. He also said ’For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me,’ (John 5:46).

More than two thousand years ago, Jesus warned his people against compromise and connected it with upheavals of nature.

He warned his people in the Sermon on the Mount, and when they determined to reject him, he warned his disciples that they should expect to see extremes of weather.

The kingdom of God is the followers of Jesus, as Peter said writing to the scattered followers, ‘But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,’ (1st Peter 2:9).

Yes, people are responsible for flood, fire, earthquake, volcano and famine. We cause them through rejection of the law and rejection of the covering provided through the death of our Saviour.

‘Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,’ (Revelation 22:14). ’Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.’ (Ps 89:14)

We receive with deepest reverence that ‘Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other,’ Psalm 85:10.

It is inscribed with nails on the hands of Jesus. Have you looked at his hands?

Elizabeth Price

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