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CLARITY – 5-11-19 They Forgot About the Wind

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A Biblical Response to Current Events -5-11-19

They Forgot About the Wind

What’s Happening: “There are mixed messages. While Iran is trying to ignore the landing of B52s in Qatar and the carrier Abraham Lincoln’s passing through the Suez Canal yesterday (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iran-news-donald-trump-b-52-bombers-persian-gulf-revolutionary-guard-us-not-dare-attack/), there is an evangelical movement of the fastest growing church in the world with Muslims converting left and right…despite great persecution, even martyrdom  (https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/worth-a-thousand-years-of-waiting?utm_campaign=Daily%20Email&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72492274&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9U-V9g3wNv8XwB-9lFmmUYYlD5EU9XI58BUtp7gW5ifSc9Yj_01SntTcF07tMLH3cbTcyvVKuuSSOegf1Ir4C8eQoBhA&_hsmi=72492274).  There may have been an Islamic Revolution declared in Iran when pro-western Shah Pahlavi departed in 1979 (Tehran just celebrated its 40th anniversary), but God had another idea.”  

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So these two apparently unrelated events are related how?”

Biblical Response:  “Just that man has an agenda…but so does God. And, as the Scripture says: ‘Man proposes, but God disposes’ (Prov 19:21 LB). I’m not saying we shouldn’t as a country respond militarily to bellicose threats, I’m just saying there may be more afoot here than meets the eye. Besides, it wouldn’t be the first time God used some unsuspecting country to effect His will.”

“Christians? Like my wife likes to quip: ‘You may run from circumstance or try to hide from consequence, but you can never escape prayer.’ The Lord has a way of accomplishing His will. Maybe it’s time to figure out what He’s doing and ask how we can get on board.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help our leaders to act wisely and help our new brothers and sisters to hang tough; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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