CHRIST AND LIGHTENING

96e2f6c4f55e967defc71fb5b92e3663c6419b51Christ says he will come as lightening so quick and unexpected in the sky to be seen by all. In Matthew 24:27 Jesus said For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so is the coming of the Son of God. It is applicable to day of judgment, coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in that day, 2 Thessalonians 2:1. In Luke 17:24  this same verse is repeated, For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to other, so is the day Jesus Comes to earth to take Over to Rule Reign. Divine Lightening is seen flashing over statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of the Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 16, 2014.lightphotoarticle-2541024-1AB9AEE900000578-707_964x643GOD often Sends identical events to help prepare people for the real thing. These relevant messages prompting helps to promote the Good News Gospel to those ready for Christ coming. Lightening also causes unexpected mayhem, harvoc, trauma, damaged homes, loss of life, Jesus warns people to get their lives hidden in Christ as the Only Guaranteed Shelter of eternal life. A detailed look at what Jesus Christ describes in End Times, includes many world calamities. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west so is Christ Coming. In the Bible Scriptures, verses illustrate God’s Signature events, addressing people by fire, using brimstone to warn and later judge people after He Speaks to His people giving second chances of so many chances. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and since the bible prophesies future events with hail, brimstone, lightning eart other like monsoons, storms, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes. Biblical basis shows phenomena God uses His Signs warn of impeding danger. ablaz-insert-finalThe word lightning yields 55 results in Bible. God’s Mighty Power Warrior Victorious in Battle in Psalm 18:14. God often shoots His Arrows to Scatter enemies by great bolts of lightning finishing them. In 2 Samuel 22:13, Brightness of God’s Presence bolts of lightning blaze forth. Job 36:32 says God fills His Hands with Lightening and Commands it to strike its mark.In Job 37:3 states God Unleashes Lightening beneath the whole heaven and sends it to ends of the earth. Daniel 10:6 God’s Body Chrysolite His Face like Lightening, His EYES like Flaming Fire torches, His Arms and Legs like gleam of burnished bronze, His Voice S ounds of multitudes. In Matthew 24:27 tells us as Lightening Comes from the east visible in west, so is Coming of Son of Man. Matthew 28:3, Appearance is Lightening, like His Clothes White. Revelation 8:5, says angel took censer, filled it with fire from altar and hurled it on earth; peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Lightening is part of God’s vocabulary. jesus20returns20in20lightning.jpgGod Looks like lightning, and He Causes Lightening, God also Hurls Lightening. He uses it to vanquish enemies, Inspire awe, announce His PRESENCE and Son Jesus Coming unexpectedly just as the Lightening. God Loves Deeply, Intensely but CORRECTS THOSE HE LOVES. This means God is inviting everyone to now reconsider ways before it becomes too late. God Loves all to be saved so warns all to avoid impeding coming of Jesus to earth as Conqueror then later followed by wrath punishment. God Announces Jesus’ Coming Lightening because God Loves Deeply, Intensely warning of His punishment. God is All Loving Father God never wants to send any of His children to hell prepared for the devil and his angels there. Now hell exists to hold all unrepentant unforgiven sinners of all eternity. God Corrects those He Loves by showing uncomfortable facts of His Direct Interventions on earth to save mankind. After God’s Children saved 1/3 of world is destroyed by lightening fire.2-Peter_3-10.jpgWhen anger of the LORD God in Bible was aroused against some people Bible records exactly how they were killed, in 2 Samuel God routed whole armies using thunder, rain and lightning. So clear in God’s Perfection, He sees fit to directly cause the death as punishment caused by Adam and Eve to mankind anytime. It seems harsh but rather speaks of man’s own disobedience and consequence. So, the lesson is the church needs to warn of God’s Wrath seen as doom or gloom. It is urgent to KNOW the mind of God and His Consistency He Tells us beforehand of all His Expectations. His Precepts, Laws, or Commands point to God’s Direct Divine Interventions.God warns at the moment, before it is too late to decide for Jesus. So lack of decision as the end of age draws God uses Clouds in the sky, Lightening thunder, rain, mountains, His creation, to teach lessons on salvation for all to accept Christ Jesus as Saviour? More importantly, each will answer to God do you Jesus as know personal Savíour? In the news Sir John Betjeman, one of the finest remaining churches of its kind and inspired collection poetry lamenting the loss of other such buildings. Now, St George’s Church, Goltho, Lincolnshire, has been razed to the ground, after an apparent act of God. The Tudor church, boasted extremely rare architectural features, destroyed by fire after being hit by lightning storm earlier in that week.golthojpg_2713126cburned_2713122e.jpgOther churches all over the world suffer similar fates. So question is why GOD’S House is not spared despite dedicated and faithful servants loving worshipping God. It can be seen that God’s Ways are not our ways and we cannot always try to explain GOD’S actions. The attitude is if God really CARES why does He not Give Exemption Privilege from SUFFERING?  So many churches also suffered a similar fate all around the world. People assume God’s Sacred Space should withstand the tests of life. Human abilities no matter how sound structures may not stand the storms of life. Churches Conservation Trust, with responsibility for site, says damage too great to restore structure.4951329_GSo why are many churches also suffering similar fate all around the world? People assume God’s Sacred Space withstand all challenges of life. Limited human things have limited strength abilities no matter how sound the structures storms of affect them. Spirtually speaking a sound faith in God still goes through storms of life with God in Christ. So the Churches Conservation Trust, with responsibilty for the site, says damage too great so will not restore structure. Lightning is in the news today in the mid-section of nation. The King of Kings statue located at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The statue 62 feet high, presents Jesus’ torso with arms upraised, causing the aptness of the nickname “Touchdown Jesus” to be all too honest. The statue is in a baptismal pool and at night, lit from underneath multi-colored lights. 75% of those polled said it was bad taste and reflected poorly on the city of Monroe.tumblr_inline_nc9x8nt2DJ1qktv7n-1.jpgJesus statue struck by lightning, burns “Monroe firefighters said the lightning strike set the statue on fire around 11:15 p.m. Monday. Firefighters said at their tallest, the flames reached 100 feet. The sculpture, which was 62 feet tall, showed Jesus from the torso up and nicknamed Touchdown Jesus by some because of the way arms were raised. Church members said the lightning strike and destructive fire stunned them, many thought it was a sign they need to pay attention to God. Kevin Jones said,”I am thinking is Jesus teaching something to all Christians as a whole, if not doing something right? So Morgan said, “It is scary to think of what it symbolizes as sign.” Steeple was not touched so phone tower next door stayed intact. God Knows why it happened.

The statue according to some reminds them of images not intended to be Solid Rock Church. Some may say lightning struck because of Touchdown Jesus idol. A definition of idol is “worship of  cult image, idea, or object, opposed to the worship of One God. It seen by some as images, idea object constituting idolatry, but they serve and worship resurrected Jesus from biblical standpoint. Statue is not considered idol by bible descriptions of and uses of lightning in God’s work. It is part of God’s Vocabulary in individual incidences, at least in the past, of God smiting individuals has occurred in fact. However, we can not sure of particular incidences and should remain cautious in ascribing Divine Hands work for any given circumstance. This is God’s Power manifested by Lightening thunder also in South Africa seen here.105109As a woman in the article at Solid Rock Church wonders if this is sign from God so should church change their ways? By taking stock of own standing with God is for all to do daily as good exercise. Some lightening used for a sign to the people by God. We know in the very near future, Revelation 8:5 says Lighting will occur as a direct order from God: “Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.” And in Revelation 11:19 –  “And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.” Again in Revelation 4:5, The Throne and Worship of the Creator God’s Throne COME S flashes of lightning and sounds peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before Throne as the 7 Spirits of God. Lightning is part of God’s Power Vocabulary Speaking to all throughout the ages in living history. This message is reinforcing alertness to watch out for Christ as quickly as Lightening flashes.

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