“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of they wings will I make my refuge, until these calalmities be overpast.” Psalms 57:1

Some would argue that catastrophes are nothing new, that they have been going on since time began. Precisely. Time was the consequence of sin. The wages of sin is death.  Man’s physical and spiritual sin is bringing more and more death.

“And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of the heart was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5.  The physical wickedness of man is a manifestation of the spiritual evilness in man. What followed was the flood, a story that with slight variations has been passed down in many cultures, making it all the more apparent that it is not about the physical flood, but what the flood symbolizes. The physical flood rising upon the earth symbolizes the spiritual flood of evilness rising upon the heart of mankind. Man’s physical and spiritual wickedness is releasing a negative and destructive energy that is manifesting in the form of bigger and more powerful storms, in more powerful earthquakes, and in other mega catastrophic events; in calamities.  “Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee… ” Jeremiah 2:19.  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  After the waters receded, God made a covenant with Noah, with his seed after him, and with every living creature that was with Noah. This covenant was made with Noah because he was righteous, and it is man’s righteousness that will ensure his protection. God promised that he would not cut off flesh by the waters of a flood again, and that there would not be a flood to destroy the earth. The definition of the word covenant is a binding agreement made by two or more persons. If one party breaks the covenant, the covenant becomes null and void.  Man has broken his covenant with God through unrighteousness.  Noah was saved by the works of building and entering the ark, as mankind, having entered the spiritual “era of Jacob” in the year 2000, will be saved by the spiritual works of building a spiritual ark.  In performing these spiritual works we are able to see our sin, and remove it, transforming the negative and destructive energy of our heart, entering an invisible ark of protection while doing our part to decrease the negative and destructive energy being released in and upon the earth.  If enough of us do this important spiritual work we will begin to see a receding of the waters of this spiritual flood, which will then translate to the physical.  A culminative effort to begin to put our sin in remission will lessen the intensity and frequency of these catastrophic events.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001


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