Mary Adams (4 Mar 2017)
"An east wind...."


 

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An East Wind
What a subject!
I never have done much study regarding this—but recently it is something the Lord has me into it in a big way.  First of all, I was looking to see what the Bible might be saying to us regarding the North Korean missile threats we hear about nearly every day.
 
Of course, througout my lifetime I’ve come to think of those kinds of things such as wars, destructive earthquakes and such. as just things that will happen occasionally over time.  But I discovered that the Bible has quite a lot to say about wind...especially an east wind.
Jesus warned us to be discerning about what different weather signified. when it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red.  And in the morning, it will be foul weather today:for the sky is red and lowering.  O ye hypocrites; ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern signs of the times?”
 
Any of us can do the same study and read of the parting of the Red Sea in Moses’ day, which happened via a strong east wind or about the shipwreck Paul endured because of the same.  Other incidences come to the conclusion that an east wind means destruction or bad times ahead.
 
How shocked to read that China’s missile, the ICBM df41...(‘dungfeng), is said to be the ultimate doomsday weapon.  Translated into English, “dungfeng” means “east wind”! 
 
 But this article is not intended to focus on Korea or China’s missile programs—we know the Bible prophecies concerning the end times.  Instead, there are “east winds” happening constantly, worldwide.  Especially among Christians. The discernment Jesus warned us of is a spiritual wind we must be most aware of, for Satan knows he has but a short time to seek and destroy our faith....worldwide!
 
Incidencies like the recent school shootings leave us wondering what to do.  We become frustrated when people say “where was God?”  Attack after attack over people of faith.
 
Yet the most destructive “east winds” can also be Inside our churches themselves, undiscerned by the Christians themselves.
 
 
A strong east wind comes along, seperating believers from one another with quarrels, misunderstandings and issues that Jesus specifically warned us about.  In Matthew 18:15-17 we see how we are to avoid them.
 
But unfortunately, the east wind can be so fierce, many forget His words and may run south, away from the turmoil and destruction, only to return another day and see how badly the aftermath hurt so many other lives....
 
 
Just wondering; Could this be “The great “falling away” spoken of in the Bible? How else can we explain the prophecy that judgment would begin first at the house of God?
 
 
MARY E ADAMS