As an artist one of my favorite expressions of God is an approaching thunderstorm. From those towering clouds is pictured various bolts of lightning and thick sheets of rain. The name I gave to the painting is, “God Is the Storm.” Yes, I understand that God is never described as being a storm, but I am able to see His unleashed judgment upon rebellious people as being a storm of unparalleled power and destruction from which there is no hope of recovery. Is America in the path of His ‘Perfect Storm?’
In Psalm 18 and again in 2 Samuel 22 God inspired David describes God, not being the storm, but he most certainly speaks of what might be called ‘the Perfect Storm.’ As a result David paints the terrible results of God’s Presence, “Then the earth shook and quaked;the foundations of the mountains trembled; they shook because He burned with anger.” Psalm 18:7. Words of human understanding are unable to describe the powerful and towering Presence of the Almighty, but David tells us, “Smoke rose from His nostrils, and consuming fire came from His mouth; coals were set ablaze by it. He parted the heavens and came down, a dark cloud beneath His feet. He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. He made darkness His hiding place, dark storm clouds His canopy around Him. From the radiance of His presence, His clouds swept onward with hail and blazing coals. The Lord thundered from heaven; the Most High projected His voice. He shot His arrows and scattered them; He hurled lightning bolts and routed them. The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.” Psalm 18:8-15. NET2.
For days now I have hoped beyond hope and made statements of the same, “Trump will prevail at the end of the day.” Today, on this 29th day of November, 2020 my confidence in the USA remaining the Nation of law and order is waning. Hope for favorable results at the Supreme Court has dimmed because I really think God’s patience for our Nation has finally run its course. God is angry and the approaching storm is God’s judgment upon the decisions of rebellious people turning away from Him.
“Therefore you shall prophesy against them all these words, and you shall say to them, ‘The Lord will roar from on high and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He will roar mightily against His fold. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. ‘A clamor has come to the end of the earth, because the Lord has a controversy with the nations. He is entering into judgment with all flesh; as for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,’ declares the Lord.” Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, evil is going forth From nation to nation, and a great storm is being stirred up From the remotest parts of the earth. Those slain by the Lord on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground.” Jeremiah 25:30-33.
The evil ones have ensnared local churches to follow their folly with the idea of being ‘tolerable’ for all sorts of deviant behaviors and appearance of sin. There is no longer a sense of absolute truth among many who claim the Name of Jesus Christ. Their claims are hollow in sight of Holy God. Sinfulness is acceptable because empty seats must be occupied even if unrighteousness is in the air. Everyone will receive a reward of some sort ‘because they have participated.’
Is God the coming storm? Yes, I am able to believe and say that He is…the storm being His day of judgment. This will not be the Day of the Lord nor the Day of Judgment as expressed in His Word, but the coming storm is His Presence of wrath. Fire will come forth from His nostrils and fire from His mouth as He pronounces the verdict. God is about to install a new form of government over a land we once knew at the United States of America united by freedom. That freedom will soon be released by Socialism/Marxism ideals described by many as ‘unity.’ There will be none to be found in darkness of evil.
For eternity, Jesus remains Lord.