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Strong Word: My Perspective on Root Cause to the Flooding in Canada

I am Canadian. I love my homeland. It is strong, it is free.

But it is decaying. Little by little, the values on which the nation was built have become passe, and the post-modern definition of freedom has become totally secularised, unChristian, hedonistic. As a result, the physical landscape of the nation that is being distorted marks the moral decay.

The fall-out to recent changes in laws has resulted in flooding of supernatural proportions in Ontario and Quebec, the heartland of the country from which the nation was born (Upper and Lower Canada). I do not, for example, think it coincidence that within weeks of marijuana being legalised the nation has experienced flooding which, as one person suggested to me, is of Biblical proportions.

There will be climactic and weather explanations. But this is my spiritual take: We’ve ushered in the flooding by moving away from Judeo-Christian values. Didn’t God find only Noah was righteous and as a consequence of sin, flooded the earth? No, He will never flood the earth again, but it does not mean He does not allow nature to reveal His displeasure.

To follow Jesus means we value all people, and love every one of our neighbours, regardless of colour, life choices or morality. But we do not love sin, and God clearly demarcates what is sin and what is not. If we love, we do not encourage sin or legalise sin in our nation.

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and so to smoke pot is not treating the body with care and respect. Yes, there are MS patients who benefit from the drug, but this is a relatively small proportion of citizens. The fallout from legalising the drug will be seen over decades to come, but in the immediate, I believe God has responded to the change in law.

Irrespective of our differing political persuasions, we must together pray for our nations, and that the governments that God brings will be godly. Moral decay and the erosion of our Western Society is rampant and chaos is world-wide; be it through natural disaster, terrorism, economic collapse, political protest or war, we are imploding; time is short and one day Jesus will come to divide the nations between sheep and goat. (Matthew 25:31-46)

I desperately want Canada to be a sheep nation. Though I will not be the one to judge, I do see that this once innocent colonial country, built on nobel expectations, has yielded to secularist philosophy and has been been sliding into moral and spiritual decay. It is just one of many nations on the same destructive path, and we as Believers must ask God to rescue our nations from themselves.

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” (1 Timothy 6:9)

In the case of Canada, the heartland of the nation has literally been drowning. How much more needs to occur before people in Canada, and around the world, will wake up to the Father and recognise a Good God is calling us and we need to heed His call.

 

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Preparing the Bride of Jesus Christ Supernatural & Prophetic

Wake up World, it’s flooding!

From the east and west, north and south, the world is flooding.

God flooded the earth after He commanded that Noah build an ark of protection (Genesis 5 – 10) against the rains for the animals and his family. Then God promised He would never again flood the entire earth (Genesis 9:11), and He sent the rainbow as a sign (Genesis 9:13).

So He will not again flood the entire earth. But just as earthquakes have been promised (Matthew 24:7), so are many diseases and famines. Flooding is creating chaos across the globe.

My beautiful homeland of Canada is encountering floods across thousands of miles, and in particular in the heartlands of Ontario and Quebec, where the country was founded. See this image to the right? This beautiful shoreline is 4 feet higher than usual, and those in Ontario who know me will recognise this as such. It was my former home.

And the feature photo above was taken last week in Gatineau, Quebec.

Why is it flooding? Because it’s raining, obviously. But it is beyond what’s natural. Some put it all down to global warming. Across the country and across the world, flooding abounds. But I believe there is supernatural significance. I believe the LORD is cleansing the earth. Joel and Hosea talk about the early and the latter rain (see also James 5:7). There is teaching about the flow of the river of the Holy Spirit, and that it is like the flow of a natural river (study Ezekiel 47); John 7:38). I believe we are in a time of warning and cleansing. The lands need it, and the people across the globe need it.

God is preparing us for Jesus’ return.

Recently I encouraged us to Be Ready. Like the wise virgins (Matthew 25:1) we need to be ready: to encourage one another, to testify of our hope in Jesus Christ, to be with Jesus upon his return.

The world is experiencing God’s cleansing. He is calling us to testify. My country of Canada has passed many laws in recent times that are ungodly, unhealthy, unhelpful to bringing in the lambs of God to Jesus. My thought is of the recent passing of the legalisation of marijuana as a law that opens the gateway for more and more abuse of the human body, intended to be a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Recently, I posted on Linked In and will soon feature in the on-line magazine ASPIRING WOMAN an item encouraging us to Be Ready.

As we look at the signs of our times, it seems the time is growing very short. Jesus will return. Whether it is tomorrow or a thousand tomorrows from now, we need to be ready for him. We are his bride.

As we experience first hand the signs of our times, let us be prepared for his glorious return, in our witness and our walk, so that we might closely resemble him now, and be ready as his bride, when he comes.

“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)