My humble insights with no pretense to sound doctrine
“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.”
– Isaiah 30:25
As an American of this day, I can’t read this verse without seeing 9-11-2001.
I claim no special revelation, but did notice the promise that these horrors come as a precursor to a time of great spiritual blessing! The streams of water seem to mean the water of life in Revelation and Psalm 46. And this section of Isaiah is speaking of the period of time when the scattered Jews are finally back in their homeland. That time is right now. So it may not be too far fetched to think the verse is actually predicting what happened in NYC in 2001.
Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see.
– Deuteronomy 28:65-67
And this is like an encapsulation of how I personally feel when I keep the news on all day. I am filled with anxiety, searching for and not seeing good news.
It should be noted that this chapter of Deuteronomy describes the curses that will come upon a disobedient nation. Interestingly, if I focus my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, His peace floods me, very much like the waters flowing in the Isaiah verse above.
In these times of cataclysm we need to know Psalm 46,
“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her. She will not fall. He will help her at break of day.”
If you are a follower of Jesus, that verse refers to you. We, the Church, are the city of God. Later in the same psalm (psalm 46), the Lord says,
“Be still, and know the I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
- ISIS can’t block Him.
- Iran can’t block Him.
- Obama can’t block Him.
- The media can’t block Him.
- Hollywood can’t block Him.
- Academia can’t block Him.
- The Supreme Court can’t block Him.
- MK-Ultra can’t block Him.
- The Illuminati can’t block Him.
- The satanists can’t block Him.
- The election results can’t block Him.
- An EMP attack can’t block Him.
- The Mayan Apocalypse can’t block Him.
- The Liberals can’t block Him.
He will deal with this whole mess,
while sustaining His people.
“The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our Fortress.”