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CLARITY – 5-2-19 Same Old, Same Old

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events -5-2-19

Same Old, Same Old

What’s Happening: “Things have gone from bad to worse in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela…where before inflation rates were ridiculous (hundreds of %), today it is unthinkable (a Million %!)….where mass exodus was once alarming, it is now making ghost towns of once bustling barrios…where intimidation squads were prevalent, now death squads are common…no one argues that the end is in sight…but that is a discussion that was held more than a decade ago (https://www.yahoo.com/news/maduros-death-squads-add-terrifying-181444096.html). In an exchange by journalist Hannah Strange and her friend after returning to Venezuela recently,  (Hannah is the author of the above link in The Telegraph), ‘You realise we were having this conversation a decade ago,’ my friend commented. ‘Yes, I remembered.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “This is unprecedented!”

Biblical Response:  “Alas, it is not. Revolutions are almost always accompanied by riots and protesters….or are you not a student of history? From Iran’s (remember the hostage crisis when Shah Pahlavi left – 1979 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi  – ?); or ours (remember the Boston Tea Party – 1773 https://www.britannica.com/event/Boston-Tea-Party  -?); I cannot think of an exception. Except when God steps in (Acts 9:2-16) as He did with Saul/Paul. Why is that? It might have something to do with Man’s fallen nature (read Gen. 3). Unless God steps in again, there is much more bloodshed ahead. The outcome? Venezuela is not specifically spoken of in scripture (of course, neither is America).”

“Christians? We need to be more concerned with the revolution He needs to bring about in our hearts. That is not to say revolutions elsewhere are not sometimes necessary and important, just that they need to be put in context.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember to pray for our brethren amidst their persecutions, and our leaders amidst their deliberations; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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1 thought on “CLARITY – 5-2-19 Same Old, Same Old

  1. Excellent word, Alan. Thank you.

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