Global Wake-Up Call
Biblical Sculpture by Sherry Heller
SHARING MY HEART AND PASSION
FOR CREATIVITY, FINE ART AND THE BIBLE
Hello Precious Ones!
It’s a very sobering time in the world, and I pray you are staying well and safe during this horrible pandemic. It is definitely a GLOBAL WAKE-UP CALL. If ever there was a time to humble ourselves and cry out to God for His intervention, it is now. When we realize that we don’t have complete control of our lives, it’s very humbling. When we realize that we are not the captain of our ship, we can feel helpless in the storm-tossed waves of life.
But the good news is that THE ALMIGHTY, EL SHADDAI, the ONE who sits on the throne and rules the universe is in ULTIMATE control. And He has given us His Word to guide us. In His Word, we will find the answers we desperately need.
When we seek God, we can count on Him to speak to us and mostly through the Scriptures. As you read the following Scriptures, take special notice of the part where God is speaking and He says, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people… “
Notice, it’s God that is doing it. Hmm.
The Lord Appears to Solomon
2 Chronicles 7:11–22
“When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, the Lord appeared to him at night and said:
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.
“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to rule over Israel.’
“But if you[ turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’”
You have to admit that as a nation and throughout the world, things are not as God originally intended. Sin is rampant. God is mocked and dishonored. And by LEGAL CHOICE, over 125,000 innocent babies are murdered in the womb DAILY throughout the world. A good and loving God CANNOT ignore such horror. A God of justice HAS to wake us up. Yes, this pandemic is HORRIBLE that thousands are dying daily throughout the world, but it will be MORE HORRIBLE if it DOESN’T wake us up.
2 Chronicles 7:14
“… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Heavenly Father, help us to humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from any ways that are not pleasing to You. Forgive us Lord. Heal us and heal our land. Amen.
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