Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on March 18, 2011 at 12:11 PM|
Today, I got another email saying, "The prophetic significance of Japan's earthquake II—More on the prophetic nature of the Japan earthquake,” tying the whole thing in, at the end of the article, with Zechariah 2:8, which “says of Zion, (misquoting the King James Bible) ‘for he that touches you touches the apple of Lord's eye.’”
As Bible-believing Christians, we need to be accurate concerning Bible PROPHECY. Another brother said, on a different subject, "We should never foolishly close our eyes and ears to a POSSIBLE message from our Lord." Read that last statement, again. A possibility isn't a FACT! Nor, by the way, is it TRUTH. To say that these catastrophic disasters have occurred because of the wrath of God is a mistake, and a bad mistake, at that.
We Bible-BELIEVERS go by BIBLE Prophecy. "...[F]or the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:10) If these prophecies were predicted by the word of God, then there is no question that their fulfillment would be accurate. BUT… "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:22)
Since there are no prophets today (in the biblical sense of the word), anyone attempting to assume that role, should also take heed to God’s warning: “But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)
Though they have certainly caught our attention, especially in this video-crazed generation, unless a prophecy is the TRUE fulfillment of God's intended purpose, these so called “catastrophes of God,” according to the word of God, are just sensational speculations.