Friday, March 13 2020
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
"I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure." Klaatu
This is a quote from an alien visitor sent to warn the world of aggression in the 50's movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still!" Klaatu didn't get a very warm welcome because the Army killed him, but in the end his robot bodyguard, Gort restored him to life.
In order to convince the world that the threat was legitimate, Klaatu had all the electricity around the world shut off for thirty minutes and people took notice! In the parting shot Klaatu gave his warning to the scientists of the world, warning them that if they didn't change, the world would be reduced to ashes!
Although I don't think the Corona-virus is an extinction-level event, I do believe its a warning to the earth to repent of their wickedness and turn back to the Most High! Whether we take notice or not, remains to be seen, we have had many other warnings that were ignored, 9/11 for one, but this warning certainly has gotten the attention of almost every country in the world!
"Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house? "Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.' " II Chronicles 7:21,22
PAST EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENTS
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5
God saw man's wickedness in Noah's day just as He sees it today, the world is corrupt from top to bottom and their hearts are in fact on evil continually! Murder, violence, war and destruction dominate the world scene along with perversion of all kinds that poison the very soul of mankind!
I truly believe it was in God's heart to forgive those who would repent and enter the ark, a type and shadow of the Lord Jesus Christ, but they just would not! I'm sure they mocked that crazy old man building a boat in the desert while he preached to them that they should repent! But alas it began to rain and the door was closed! Mankind was wiped off the face of the earth!
Again man corrupted himself before a holy God who despised their perverse behavior and their sins came before the Lord and He sent two angels to investigate the situation. After visiting Abraham they went into Sodom and Gomorrah only to find it totally perverse with homosexuality dominating the city creating a filthy stench that reached the heavens! The men of the city even tried to rape the angels until they struck them with blindness and even that didn't stop them. Seeing that it was hopeless the angels delivered Lot and his family and destroyed the city with fire and brimstone!
Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. Genesis 19:24
THE EARTH IS STANDING STILL
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:10,11
Just as Klaatu shut off the electricity and the earth became still, so it is today with a virus shutting down multitudes of borders, whole towns, even countries, not to mention sports events, concerts, and even Broadway, closed for business!
Never in my lifetime have I ever seen such panic and fear overcome the entire earth and I believe it is a God-ordained event to get the attention of mankind to be still and listen to the mighty voice of the Most High! Just like the days of Noah and of Sodom, man has corrupted himself by turning to other gods and worshiping the works of his own hands. Worldwide, the number of innocent unborn children murdered, dismembered and some even sold for profit is approaching seventy million!
This atrocity alone would justify God's judgment, making it one of the worst transgressions man has ever committed against himself and a holy God who created us in His likeness! The sins of yesteryear pale in comparison to the filthy perversion and unholy behavior that has filled the earth with its vile poison today! If we don't repent and turn back to God in humility of heart and remorseful supplication, I am afraid of the horrible outcome that will plague the earth and destroy millions! "KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!"
"When I shut up Heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13,14
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin