A prophecy to Houston

Along with an explanation of Harvey

O Houston O Houston how have I laboured over you, how have I cared for you, how have I wept over you, but you have gone your own way.  In your arrogance you said we will do things our way.  In your haughtiness you turned a deaf ear to me and ceased to listen.  You have not allowed righteousness to spring forth and justice is not carried out in the streets.

Yet I will not abandon you for I still care for you, my back is not turned away from you, for my eyes remain steadfast on you says the Lord.  Look to me for soon you will see my light shinning on you as I begin to blow my winds across your land.  Soon you will see my glory shinning upon you and your face will be radiant.  This will be a time a rejoicing not only for you my city but for all the land, as I begin to light my fires of love and glory across he nation.

There will come a new day in Texas for I have declared this to be says the Lord of Hosts, for the agony and travail will cease and there will be songs of joy across the land.  I am holding you my hand Texas for you shall be my light to the land.

Therefore look to me and hold onto me, says the Lord and pray for the orphans, the widows, the fatherless and the lost.  Pray for righteousness to rain down and justice to cry out in the streets.  For the victory will be ours as the enemy will not have Texas. 

Just to be clear Harvey is not a judgement from God as some sectors of the church will claim.  To portray the God of the Old Testament as a judgemental demigod is not Biblical.  How can we say that God, who is a God of love and long suffering disrupt the lives of millions in Houston to judge the sin of a minority?  Even the "Old Testament God" wouldn't destroy Sodom and Gomorrah "if there were but 10 righteous."

How then to understand such metrological disasters?  I recall the verse from Romans 8:22

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

I believe creation has a voice and is part of Gods end time plan.  This groaning is not a judgement but I prefer to think of such so called ‘natural disasters’ as creations cry for freedom.

Do not forget that the purpose of Christ coming to earth was to bring in the gospel of abundant life, salvation not judgement, life not death.

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