PEACEFUL DAY at Mokoli’i or Chinaman’s Hat on O’ahu, Hawaii.
A SHAKING took place yesterday afternoon before 2 p.m. At least a thousand or more people reported that they felt the 5.2 earthquake from the Big Island of Hawaii. My eldest daughter and I were startled with the shaking as many in the major Hawaiian chain who had experienced the earthquake, too. Earthquakes are plentiful here every day, but usually very minor.
It made me think about the SHAKING that is going on in these last days and the scripture verses from Hebrews 12:25-29.
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.
For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Whose voice then SHOOK the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I SHAKE not the earth only but also heaven.
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are SHAKEN, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be SHAKEN may remain.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
For our God is a consuming fire.
It is also a sobering fact that each of us must examine our hearts and relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our lives could be snuffed out in a moment like in the collapse of the condo in Florida. How many of those folks are now ‘present with the Lord’? If you are a Christian and trusting Christ alone for your salvation, the Bible says when you leave this life you go to heaven. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2Cor 5:8)
Could you say with me as in the song, ‘On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand’. LET US BE STEADFAST IN OUR FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD! LET NOTHING SHAKE OUR FAITH IN GOD!
God bless you all!
Here are scriptures of comfort and encouragement for those experiencing trials of their faith today. Whether wildfires, floods, extreme heat waves, dust storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, approaching hurricanes, droughts, physical challenges, cold water showers, etc., God is still on His Throne, and is able and is willing to help us!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD. Is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Psalm 121)
Jesus said ‘..in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Blessed be God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. (2 Cor 1:3-4)
It has been 3 days since our condo’s hot water system broke down, so we have had only cold water showers. Last night water was discovered in the elevator pit, and the water was completely turned off, as well as one of the two elevators in order to pump the water out. Water was turned on later and we all saved water for today when plumbers will come to fix the water heaters and look for the broken pipe that is leaking water into the elevator pit. So the water will be turned off again.
Our condo has a mix of young families and elderly with caregivers, mature and immature adults whose initial reactions ranged from annoyance and dismay to ballistic rage and ‘end of the world’/out of control attitudes which they voiced. But now everyone’s calmed down since there’s nothing we can do until help comes. This was a note to some of my neighbors:
Postscript: \o/ Praise the Lord! We’re hooked up again to our water supply with HOT water- less than 2 hours after this post went out! Going to do some laundry and turn on the dishwasher now! GOD IS GOOD!