It takes faith to see the deeper meaning behind the tragedies that plague us. We often do not know why plagues fall, and life can be confusing without a voice from heaven to reveal the answers or angels from heaven to assist us. This is why I am intrigued by the seven bowl plagues held by the heavenly angels in the final end.
God’s longing desire and goal for human history have been to find a receptive people whose faces are turned towards Him, offering the world a reflection of Jesus.
Why would God so fully detest a form of Christianity that He would call it a whore, a drunk, and a wrathful brawler? Why would God rejoice over its demise?
I recently came across a cartoon that portrays the famed horsemen of Revelation aside a fifth horse and rider named “Misinformation,” which illustrates the pandemic.
God’s character of self-sacrificing love must be clear to both angels and men. Our image of Him matters not only for the future but for today. It affects not only contemporary politics but our views of who God is.
The Bible speaks of a future judgment day for the ages of humanity but some seem to crave retribution like a newborn craves his mother’s milk. How we view God’s coming matters, not only for the future but for today.
Paradoxically, the story of Elijah bringing reformation and revival becomes the narrative about Christianity losing its godliness in the apocalyptic vision.