“2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty.
His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” Nahum 1:2-3 (ESV)
Yesterday we looked soberly at God’s judgment against other countries’ sins and what Assyria’s amazing capital has become: just a mound for many sheep.
What will the capital of the US become? We too have been warned. And yet, God’s judgment has not come fully against our own society, at this time. Why not? Because from verse 3, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power”. If as a society we try God’s patience, we do so at our own peril.
Yes, specific events will come to mind about how badly our own country has fallen. The points here are what can you & I do about it:
We have a very smart and experienced adversary, who makes it easy to get sidetracked. I need to consider how I am spending the time and resources that God has given each of us every day.
It is easy to fall into the trap of allowing myself to be measured by what other people do or think. First, I need to know God’s truth & His measures, by daily putting on the Belt of truth. Then my response to others can be “I refuse to let your convictions make me feel guilty or maneuver me”.
Am I spending ALL my time prepping for a coming Armageddon? I still need to be building relationships with those around me. There is no point in being anxious as I can’t know stuff God hasn’t told me. No matter what happens in the future I need to trust the Lord, focus on what He has called me to be, and from that relationship do what I am to do.
Is there ever a good time to not be led by the Holy Spirit? No, there is never a reason for me to give up on God.
Early in my Chrstian walk I was asked questions like am I pre-trib or post-trib, etc. My best answer became: If the Lord wanted me to know He would have made it clear. My focus is therefore on what He has already made clear, such as Husbands love your wives; love your neighbor as yourself. Those are the things I have chosen to focus on.
Daily Battle Order:
Each of us needs to be about our Father’s business. Ask the Lord what is within your ability to control. Then write those down to help focus on what you ARE called to do.
Would you like to learn more about calling and fruitfulness? Come to the Battlefield with TJC this October.