Rising Wind

My characters in Fever Season had been able to foresee, for a long time, the menacing clouds of the coming war.  One was instigating war, some were professional soldiers: others volunteered and were wounded or died in a cause they likely knew was hopeless.th63DU2R22

The Tollivers who stayed home did their best to prepare for it’s unavoidable arrival to their front yard.

I have a vivid recollection of the first time I saw a dust storm.  I was a little girl in Dallas standing in the sunshine of my front yard.  To the West, in the distance, I could see an ominous wall of yellowish, moldy, green-black clouds roiling towards me on rising winds.th7ZX37PGD

It was ugly.  It was unstoppable.  It was coming.  This gigantic dust storm would soon cover everything in its wake with blistering grit and permeating filth.   The dust storm made a lasting impression and was hypnotic in it’s darkness.

I don’t think I’m alone when I confess to experiencing that same feeling today.  It isn’t exactly fear; but a strange excitement building.  That thrum of tension in the core as if I had caught a strong whiff of woodsmoke and wondered at it’s source. thMP6WA4F9 Fight or flight hormones begin to kick in while assessing the severity of a possibly dangerous and fluid situation.  I can feel those rising winds.  I can sense the coming  change and now there is a wall of darkness forming on the horizon line.

 

None of us should be able to watch the news anymore without recognition that Biblical Prophecy is lining up and being fulfilled nightly: Blood Moons rising, Middle East chaos, the return of Jews to Israel, unprecedented world-wide drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, famine, huge tornados and weather events. thZ2SKWCRT Wars and rumors of wars as we’ve never seen before and unprecedented evil striking out with growing regularity certainly captures one’s attention regarldess of your particular spiritual antenae.  However, God’s prophecy clock is ticking whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. ( Matt 24:-3 -14,Matt 25:1-13)

As a Believer and a watcher on the proverbial wall, I will caution readers not to react in fear.  It is our faithful response to these coming events that is critical.  Awareness of  all these alarming, signalling events is important, but should in no way be our focus.  Never focus on darkness. ( John 1:4-5)

We are privileged to be chosen as actors on this end-time stage.  We have an important job ahead of us.  We must be sure that there is oil in our lamps against the coming night. thPU49MUGW It is always a good idea to be well -prepared for coming darkness so that we won’t need to be distracted or troubled by it when it arrives.( Ephesians 5:16)

Our challenge, our focus, our goal must be to get the Master’s harvest brought in before the storm hits.( John 4:35) Redeem the time.  We must not yield to the impulse to hunker down in fear, holding on by a  raggedy thread, until Jesus returns for his Bride.

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What do you see from your spot on the wall and what is your reaction to the rising winds?

 

 

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5 Responses to Rising Wind

  1. Don Korb says:

    Very Real happenings that can (ain’t gonna let it) evoke gloom to the anemic in faith. The blog itself possesses power and grows our faith, for the answer to the gloom is the WORD which trumps the “stuff” Jesus spoke of in John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

  2. juliette Balabanian says:

    Well done (again!), Sally. Thank you for including me in your blog. I have been getting depressed from what I see around me and have been separated from reading the truth due to daily demands. Thank you for putting me right again. I will read this posting several more times.

    jz

    ps I appreciate your writing style. You write like few people these days can.

    • misssally65@gmail.com says:

      Bless your heart! I think your comment expresses exactly why Paul tells us in Hebrews 10:25 not to forsake gathering together ….isolation breeds anxiety. We are supposed to be building each other up. Think of this as s a teeny tiny little Bible Study group!

  3. Beth Middleton says:

    “Though I walk in the midst of trouble. You will revive me. Your right hand will save me.” Ps 138:7 “Do Not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine.” Isaiah 43;1 “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1Peter 5:10
    Your blog today reminds me of these verses and encourages me to be different and to stand up for Christ in a lost world.

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