[anzac] DISASTERS and THE "ARK"

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:42:11 +1100
-by David Wilkerson.

John Owen, the great Puritan preacher, spoke the following
message to his congregation on April 9, 1680:

“You know that for many years, without failing, I have been warning
you continually of an approaching calamitous time, and considering
the sins that have been the causes of it…I have told you that
judgment will begin in the house of God; that God seems to have
hardened our hearts from his fear…and that none knows what the
power of his wrath will be. In all these things I have foretold you
of perilous, distressing, calamitous times…These all now lie at
the door, and are entering in upon us.”

God did send his awful judgments on that society. John Owen
lived to weep over a flaming holocaust that engulfed London.

Yet, before he ever saw a single one of these calamities take place,
Owen faithfully cried out from his pulpit, “I am going to show you
how we ought to deport ourselves in and under the distressing
calamities that are coming upon us, and may reach, it may be,
up to the very neck.”

Beloved, we’re living in just such a time as Owen’s. And in times
like these, there is only one response to the coming storm. “The
just shall live by faith!”

Owen admonished his people with tears, “Get you an ark—prepare
an ark for the safety of you and your families.” Then he added, “The
ark is Jesus Christ. There is no other way, no other ark—for Isaiah,
the prophet, said of our Lord, ‘And a man [Christ] shall be as an
hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as rivers
of water in a dry place, as the shadows of a great rock in a weary
land.’ That is our ark! Blessed are they that trust only in him…I
know of no safety, no deliverance, in the trials and afflictions coming
upon the earth, but in believing Christ as our only refuge.”

We may see dangers on all sides, including a devil and his
principalities who want to drown our faith in doubts. But we have a
fiery guard of angels surrounding us and a God who is under oath
to carry us through any disaster we may face.

So let me ask you, do you want to face the coming storm with
quiet confidence and peace of mind? Then die today to all your own
ways and means of saving yourself and commit the keeping of your
life wholly to God’s care. He’s your good, loving Shepherd—and he
is faithful to see you through all!

Fix your eyes on Jesus. He alone is our hope.

SOURCE - http://worldchallenge.org/en/node/12729

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