As a Watchman, I feel compelled to speak, even incompletely, what has been impressed on me today. I don’t have a “thus sayeth the Lord” right now, unless he speaks through the keyboard as I type.
As I was painfully reviewing a personal report from the Colorado fires from Holly Deyo, I was noting the depth of the destruction and pain and carnage, the unpreparedness for the devastation to come. There is no warning, no track, as officials put it, “I have never seen a progressive fire like this and I’ve been doing this a long time.” He indicated that the fire might burn easterly for 3 hours, then for no reason turn northwest, burn for another 4 hours, then turn south and burn for 3 hours. There was no rhyme or reason to this fire.”. Holly related, in regard to trying to help some friends get out of the way, “These friends lived in a modest home, but the amount of stuff to be relocated was staggering: Cadillacs, trucks, cows, paintings, vintage doll collections, pets, clothing, pictures, memories, vitals. We spent the afternoon moving all of the above into the valley.”
I must confess that, though in prayer, I’ve been viewing the Colorado scenario as local (a bit more worried about our local drought to keep up with the news) but on further review I found that 12 states are already engulfed in wildfires, even here in central Wisconsin we are becoming tinder dry. What struck me, was that if 5 more states ignite 1/3 of the US will be in flames. I think of David Wilkerson’s vision of 1000 fires in NY city and spread this across the map. The US is beginning to burn. As I look out into my woods, I claim God’s covering and protection and pray this isn’t the move He has been preparing us for. Now I’m painfully cognizant of Sue’s dream back in May.
As I view all this I’m reminded of Rev 8:6,7 “6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. ”
Is this the trumpet? Or a harbinger? Is God giving us one last chance to see what’s coming? We have a merciful God, a loving God who would have you seek Him and His mercy and glory. If you are in the path of this inferno, get out, don’t worry about your “stuff”, God has promised to watch your back and His provision will far exceed your needs. If you are in a drought area, prepare. Prepare for flight and more so prepare your heart. Even if you aren’t in these areas, if your heart is not right with God, you will burn. Come to the river of Living Water, confess that you are a sinner, give your life to Jesus who will protect you from the ultimate end.