and Tides of Prayers
by Jen Shroder
3/28/05 free to repost
With Monday's 8.7 earthquake, a foretold pattern is emerging.
Remember last Christmas, a swelling of
songs, worship and prayers, a sweet incense unto God, when the whole
earth was enveloped in the love and focus of Christ.
Monday morning, the day after Christmas, the world was back in
business. The spiritual lift that had been growing for weeks was
suddenly over. The huge symphony of the prayers of the saints ceases,
returning to the small but steady stream of prayers continually
flowing. The light of the world’s response to God dims, and the anger
of the prince of this world waxed.
Abortion, pornography, the ACLU, People for the American Way,
federal courts ruling
children should bow down and pray to Allah
or cast spells as witches
in public school because "their minds are still free" (so are the
minds of slaves). Gays and lesbians paid to induce our
children in public school, the darkness comes back with a vengeance. The
with revulsion at the churning of it all.
Easter. Another call to saints and the faithful to gather together
and pray, the sweet incense is felt all over the world, spreading a
warmth, a glow, a song and praise to God. Alter calls, salvation, the
strength and the power of God pours out in response to the gathering
of saints and a peace is felt throughout the world.
Monday morning, the wave of darkness comes crashing back as the
prayers of the saints diminishes and Hollywood begins churning out
films of gyrating idols once again. The baby butchery mill grinds back into
action…how many babies have been shredded apart since 9:00 EST?
Meanwhile, Terri Schiavo is slowly starving to death as the courts
have begun their slaughter of the disabled, the weak, and the
Tsunami? Not this time, though reports of devastation are still
coming in from the 8.7 quake. Again, the day after
Should we stop praying? Hardly. With our sincere prayer and
worship, God has granted us time from what is coming.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will
I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their
He warned us but most of us won't listen.
But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments,
which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have
given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will
I cast out of my sight, and will make it [to be] a proverb and a
byword among all nations. (2 Ch 7)
In Revelation, God said there would be dark things coming out of
the sea. Everyone believes that to mean rising out of the multitudes,
from a sea of people if you will. Was that all God meant?
Strange things have been happening with the sea as principalities
swirl beneath it. No one has ever
offered a definitive answer to the black water mystery off the coast
of Florida in 2002, though many scientists were brought in to examine
Howie Grimm, 42, a fisherman since he was 15, insisted the black
water isn’t red tide.
"It's something totally different from anything I've seen," Grimm
said. "We have to figure out what it is. There's no fish in it. It's
like dead water."
Today scientists are baffled as to why there is not a tsunami.
Reports are coming in that there was a separation under the sea. But
we now have huge earthquakes the day after Christmas and Easter. For
all of Christian arguments about these two holidays, one thing is
clear, there are a lot of prayers offered up during those days,
prayer, songs and worship to God. The intervention of the saints is
answered by God, but Christ warned us these things must come to pass
and to be ready:
"And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you be
not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is
not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places. And these are the beginning of
sorrows." (Matthew 24:6-8)
These sorrows will be felt all over the world. America will not be
spared. If you don’t know your Savior, you might want to look Him up.
He has such a passion for you, but if you reject Him... well...
As Christ wept for the Pharisees who rejected Him, He asked,
"How will you escape the fires of hell?"
God's passion for you, it's all about you!