May 10, 2008

The world Is On The Brink--Again

What in the world is going on? I have written this same basic commentary before and that in itself is instructive. Since Jesus rose from the dead and returned to heaven, Christians throughout history have believed that they would see the return of the Lord in their lifetime. Just remember that as you continue to read.

Japan was rocked with a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week and that was following the cyclone with an expected death toll of 100,000 amidst 1 million people are left homeless and fist fights are breaking out over supplies of food etc.

There have been 23 earthquakes around the world of greater than 5 magnitude and that has been only in the last 162 hours.

Last week in Chile, a long dormant volcano erupted causing the evacuation of thousands of people.

Israel announced that Iran will probably have nuclear capabilities by the end of this year and Iran has been working on cruise type missiles that can carry nuclear warheads without detection and which are impervious to anti-defense systems. If the significance of this escapes you, remember it is Iran's crazed leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has vowed the annihilation of Israel.

Currently they do not have the ability to do so. That little "problem" will be resolved if they obtain nuclear capabilities. Also be reminded though that Israel has a long standing "first strike" policy when it comes to verifiable threats against their nation. That is not because they are war-mongers but because they are so small that they could not sustain a first strike. They have shown that they mean business where this policy is concerned.

And if you thought the price of gas is obscene, wait until you see what the future holds. Forecasts are for oil to top $200 a barrel within the next two years. Gasoline is one thing; but what you can't heat your home in the dead of Maine Winter, we're talking real trouble.

What are we to say?

"Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalm 31:2-3

He is the Rock that is mightier than I!


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