Reading the Bible: armour vs. rains, floods, winds PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 June 2018 14:43

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The law of the Lord is perfect,  refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple…” (Psalm 19:7, the Holy Bible).

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READING THE BIBLE: ARMOUR VS. RAINS, FLOODS, WINDS: As rains, floods and winds start their annual visit to the Philippines once again, I will want to reiterate the reminder from Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, that he who truly listens to His Word and sincerely obeys His commands will not perish from these rains, floods and winds, no matter how strong or devastating they may turn out to be.

Only those who listen to His Word but do not obey Him—and those who do not listen at all and so are given no opportunity to obey Him in any way—will perish and experience the “great crash and destruction” when the rains, floods and the winds come. These snippets of environmental wisdom are not mine, but could be read from Matthew 7:24-27 of the Holy Bible.

I suppose many of us will want to avoid suffering the “great crash and destruction” which Jesus Himself warned about. We must therefore lose no time at all in reading the above-written part of the Bible, and see for ourselves the truth that the only way to escape the death and destruction coming from natural calamities would be complete submission to what God is saying in the Bible.

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GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTED TO HAPPEN: Unbearably hot and scorching temperatures. Devastating rains. Killer floods.

Destructive and deadly tornadoes and strong winds. Global warming and climate change. They are the realities of the moment everywhere in the world. But they were predicted, with cunning accuracy it would appear now, to come and bring death and destruction.

Here are some of these predictions, all contained in the Bible: in Deuteronomy 28:22-24, it is written: “… The Lord will strike you… with scorching heat and drought… The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed…”

In Matthew 7:26-27, Jesus said: “… But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

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REMEDY VS. DEATH AND DESTRUCTION FROM CLIMATE CHANGE: Why are all these happening? There is only reason, given by Deuteronomy 28:15 and Matthew 7:26-27: death and destruction coming from scorching heat, rains, floods, strong winds, global warming and climate change are happening, as God’s curses, simply because man no longer listens to God (that is, no longer reads the Bible) and no longer obeys Him.

How are we to remedy all of these? There are many ways, but we must also consider that the Bible prescribes as a remedy. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, we are told that God’s curses will be healed in this manner: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and heal their land”.

In Deuteronomy 30:15-16: “See, I set before you today lifeand prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”

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FOR QUESTIONS, REACTIONS: If anyone would like to ask me any question about what the burning issues of the  day mean, or what we have discussed here, or to consult on any problem, whatever it maybe, please call 0917 984 24 68, or email me at batasmauricio@yahoo.com, or post your concerns at www.facebook.com/attybatas.  Promise, I will answer right away. Thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!